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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-24-2010, 05:35 AM
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Posted By blue800
How did this come out?

How did this come out?
Forum: Soda Making 02-02-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,473
Posted By blue800
Not only that, the ethanol will grab onto the...

Not only that, the ethanol will grab onto the water. That's why its so hard to get to 100% ethanol (and everclear is around 95%).
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By blue800
you have to carry it across and then ship it on...

you have to carry it across and then ship it on this side since nobody officially allows beer to be shipped otherwise.

Or ship it normally and hope it makes it through.
Forum: Brew Science 01-09-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,347
Posted By blue800
wow...good discussion here. After looking at...

wow...good discussion here.

After looking at that first paper, they show that a portion of each protein (they used generic molecular biology proteins) is lost during foam creation and that in the...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-09-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By blue800
Feedback on adding cocoa to cherry cough syrup (...mead)

So I just transferred a mead that is about 6 months old now. I added a lot of sweet cherries before I realized I should have used sour cherries. So every tasting I've done since then (3) has been...
Forum: Brew Science 01-01-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,347
Posted By blue800
Excellent thread. Thanks for the reference and...

Excellent thread. Thanks for the reference and the experiment.
Forum: Brew Science 01-01-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,347
Posted By blue800
Head Protein life span

I've heard Jamil say from some of the BN podcasts that head forming proteins only form once, then they are destroyed. Does anyone know the science behind this? Basically I'm questioning whether its...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-30-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By blue800
So Ive been looking into water a lot recently,...

So Ive been looking into water a lot recently, and looking at the water report there is virtually nothing in our water...and yes the pH is a bit low (but you know all that). FWIW I briefly asked Dan...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-17-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By blue800
homebrew and customs (Attention canadians)

I remember a bit of discussion about crossing the US/Canadian border with homebrew and not knowing the legality of it. I finally bit the bullet today and sat on hold for 25 minutes with U.S. customs...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-13-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By blue800
There was a BN podcast with these guys recently. ...

There was a BN podcast with these guys recently. Its not actually cedar. Its a mohogany that is called "spanish cedar" from south america.
Forum: Brew Science 11-30-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,105
Posted By blue800
Not to mention the cost of lab equipment vs....

Not to mention the cost of lab equipment vs. homebrew equipment
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-29-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By blue800
Since the porter is only a 2 gallon batch, if I...

Since the porter is only a 2 gallon batch, if I harvest ~2quarts of beer from the APA and drop the yeast out in the fridge in mason jars ....with loose lids and pitch that in to the porter without a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-29-2009, 04:15 AM
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Views: 1,379
Posted By blue800
I was hoping to get to the brewshop and brew this...

I was hoping to get to the brewshop and brew this one today...but I never made it. I think I will go ahead with the 1056...I even have a 6 gallon APA half way through the fermentation with 1056...I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-28-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By blue800
imperial pumpkin porter yeast recommendation

I was pressure cooking some pumpkin a few days ago and had too much water and cooked it a bit long, so I had about a quart of "pumpkin broth" that I didn't want to throw out, so I froze it with the...
Forum: For Sale 10-13-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,609
Posted By blue800
How much for 3 kegs to 98230 with USPS or to...

How much for 3 kegs to 98230 with USPS or to canada v5n4g3 also USPS?
Forum: Mead Forum 10-13-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By blue800
pectin haze and cough syrup in a cherry mead

So I'm about 2 1/2 months in on my first mead which turned out to be a cherry melomel. When it was time to add the fruit, I pitted/stemmed all the cherries and froze them, then added directly to the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-04-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By blue800
Our water is ridiculously soft (few minerals). ...

Our water is ridiculously soft (few minerals). I've been using RO water because I have free access to it. But am planning on brewing tomorrow with tap water left out overnight...because they do use...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By blue800
Upgrading my starter supplies is on the...

Upgrading my starter supplies is on the list...probably just after I get a couple of cornies to go in my new keezer.

Thanks for both your replies.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-14-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By blue800
I'm guessing I screwed up the initial gravity...

I'm guessing I screwed up the initial gravity number...because 10 hours later the lid is bubbled up...so something is in there eating my wort.

I pitched it assuming it was okay...but I have yet to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-14-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By blue800
yeast starter f up

So I started a ~150ml yeast starter last friday from a small canning jar (those half pint ones) of saved german ale yeast from december. I can only get LME from my homebrew shop so I mixed up a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-21-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,650
Posted By blue800
Spruce tips

Anyone with experience know how big the spruce tips should be before you pick them or how to tell if they are too old?

Also, anyone in the pacific northwest know when to expect to pick them? I'm...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-21-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By blue800
I tend to ferment cold as I live in a basement...

I tend to ferment cold as I live in a basement (59-65 degrees) and Ive used the German ale yeast (wyeast 1007) for an alt (my best beer yet by far). And I just tasted a kolsch style with Rye last...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-14-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 751
Posted By blue800
Perle hops and an India Dark Ale

I've been wanting to make a dark IPA for a while now and I have a bunch of hops in my freezer that don't have a destination yet so I figure its good time. I have 1 oz Mt Hood, 1/2 oz hallertau 3 oz...
Forum: Brew Science 03-10-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,134
Posted By blue800
oxygen and bottling

So I was just reading through a couple threads regarding oxygen barrier caps (over in equipment & bottling) and it seemed everyone was concerned about O2 left in the airspace in the bottle. My...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-19-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,037
Posted By blue800
I don't have any insight, but I'm interested in...

I don't have any insight, but I'm interested in how it turns out. Redhook Sun Rye is the first beer SWMBO specifically requested I brew.
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