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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-19-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By blisterman
Keeping Kegorator Taps clean

Made a Kegorator last summer using one of these taps I got on ebay.
http://www.manitowocbeverage.co.uk/images/uploaded/mbs/uk/products/Stella_A_300.jpg

The end of the tap isn't removable, and the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-13-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By blisterman
Ok left it for over two months, had a sniff. Good...

Ok left it for over two months, had a sniff. Good god, it smelled bad. Really solventy. It was also the consistency of maple syrup. Ended up throwing the whole batch away.

What could be the cause...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,649
Posted By blisterman
Just to add to the confusion. (I'm from Dublin. I...

Just to add to the confusion. (I'm from Dublin. I know my guinness!). There's two types of Foreign Extra Stout.

The original one is actually brewed in the Guinness Factory in Nigeria, and contains...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-30-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By blisterman
Should I pitch more yeast to encourage further...

Should I pitch more yeast to encourage further fermentation and conditioning?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-29-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By blisterman
Green Apple Flavour in Keg

Just racked my beer after four weeks, into a keg, connected it to the gas tank and taps. Stupidly never tasted it after fermentation.
Had a sip of the flat beer from the taps, and there's a very...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-12-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,699
Posted By blisterman
Density of Crushed Malt

Does anyone have an approximate density of crushed malt at a given volume?

I can find whole barley, has a density of 609kg/cubic metre, but I'd imagine crushing it would reduce the volume and make...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By blisterman
Microbrewery Advertising

For a college project, I'm comparing advertising for Micro and Macro breweries, and I need some examples.

It's easy to find Macrobrewery advertising, but Microbrewery is proving more difficult. So...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-23-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By blisterman
New CO2 tank reading nearly empty

Just got a new CO2 Tank. Connected it to my keg, checked for leaks, everything's fine, except the pressure gauge is reading 500psi or just inside the red "Order new gas" zone.

The tank reads...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By blisterman
Well, it's a lager, and still pretty cloudy and...

Well, it's a lager, and still pretty cloudy and yeasty flavoured.
How would I remove the trub, before adding the finings? It's been lagering for a few weeks now. I don't want to disturb the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By blisterman
How long before Force Carbing should I add finings?

I have a beer fermentating in a Corny, and I'm ready to carb and drink it. I have Isinglass finings. When should I add them before force carbing?

Also, Can I still use the yeast cake for...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-20-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By blisterman
No Shutoff Valve on Regulator

Just got a CO2 Regulator, identical to this one, http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=56
but without the shutoff valve.

Is a shutoff valve essential? Can I just turn off the CO2 on the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-18-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By blisterman
I should probably mention that it's the European...

I should probably mention that it's the European Type S Sanky keg. I found a guide to removing the US type, but the european ones have a flat piece instead of the ball.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-18-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By blisterman
Kegging in Commercial Kegs

A friend of mine, who owns a bar has given me some old kegs he had lying about the celler. All 4 different types

A Sankey Keg
A Grundy Keg
A Type Keg
and
U type Keg.

Is it possible to keg...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-17-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By blisterman
Need a Lager Recipe for using up the rest of my ingredients.

Won't be brewing for a while, but I've still got some ingredients left over, which I want to use up.

At the moment, I have a Samuel Adams clone in primary using Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager yeast,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By blisterman
5c/41F at the moment.Hasn't dropped below...

5c/41F at the moment.Hasn't dropped below freezing the last few days.
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 01-14-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 658
Posted By blisterman
Anyone in the UK like to Trade beers?

I've been brewing nearly three years now. Still mostly extract batches. Have American Pale Ales, Lagers and Hefe Weizens. Most have been well recieved by my beer drinking friends.
Was wondering of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By blisterman
Taken abother reading today. Still at 1.026. ...

Taken abother reading today. Still at 1.026.
Seems pretty high

Do you think it's finished fermenting or should I add more yeast?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-12-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,999
Posted By blisterman
Never name my beers. They don't last long enough...

Never name my beers. They don't last long enough to keep coming up with new names.

Just use a numbering system, started at 02. (01 being an extract batch I made a few years previously named 'Bomb...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-12-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By blisterman
Thanks guys. I've just taken a Hydrometer reading...

Thanks guys. I've just taken a Hydrometer reading of about 1.026, so it's definitely fermenting. Had a taste and it's alright can't taste anything wrong there.
The weather forcast is looking better...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-12-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By blisterman
Frozen for 3 weeks

About 3 weeks ago, I brewed a batch of lager with the intention of leaving it outside under shelter while I went home for Christmas.
Where I live, the weather outside rarely ventures below freezing,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-06-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By blisterman
Frozen Lager

I live in the UK, and was going home for Christmas, so decided to take advantage of the cold weather, by brewing my first batch of lager, and leaving it covered in the back yard.

I underestimated...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-06-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By blisterman
Help me create a Rauchbier

I'm a big fan of very smokey Rauchbiers like Aecht Schlenkerla Marzen, and would like to make one similar. Doesn't have to be an exact clone, as long as it tastes good, and has a nice smokey flavour...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-29-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,349
Posted By blisterman
Bacon Salt (http://www.baconsalt.com/) ...

Bacon Salt (http://www.baconsalt.com/)

Tastes like bacon. Not sure how salt would affect the beer. Anyone know?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,932
Posted By blisterman
Patty's Day? WTF? Take it from someone born...

Patty's Day? WTF?

Take it from someone born and bred in Ireland, It's Paddy's Day. I've never heard it called Patty's Day by an Irishman.

Anyway, pedantic rant out of the way, have a good one....
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 02-09-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,544
Posted By blisterman
The best picture, i've ever taken of beer was...

The best picture, i've ever taken of beer was taken after I'd drank about 8 pints of the black stuff, and just randomly shot my camera at my beer. So to answer your question, how do you take a good...
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