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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-13-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,821
Posted By Chris_K
For the record, passivation isn't a one-shot...

For the record, passivation isn't a one-shot process. If stainless is left to its own devices in the presence of oxygen, it will passivate on its own.

Here's John Palmer's instructions relating...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-11-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,682
Posted By Chris_K
To convert from partial to full boil, just start...

To convert from partial to full boil, just start out with the full amount of water (i.e. 6 gallons or so). Shouldn't be any change in recipe formulation. You could play around with late extract...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-11-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By Chris_K
no, people use whatever yeast they have around. ...

no, people use whatever yeast they have around. I think next batch I'll use a hefeweizen yeast. Check the huge Apfelwein thread for all the different options.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 09-24-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,533
Posted By Chris_K
I'll second Arbor Brewing company. The Sacred...

I'll second Arbor Brewing company. The Sacred Cow IPA and the Olde #22 Alt are two of my favorites.

I don't care much for Bell's Oberon (it's the college micro of choice) but they make some good...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-22-2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By Chris_K
use this linky...

use this

linky (http://suburb.semo.net/jthornton/Controller.htm)

works great, runs on AA, digital. Cheap ($20)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By Chris_K
Suggest reading (and rereading again at least 2...

Suggest reading (and rereading again at least 2 more times to understand) the Palmer section about water

http://www.howtobrew.com/section3/chapter15.html

Using Palmer's Nomograph I get a...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 08-10-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,448
Posted By Chris_K
Fantastic! The Needle adds the necessary...

Fantastic!

The Needle adds the necessary authenticity.
Forum: General Techniques 08-09-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 215,799
Posted By Chris_K
Here's a dozen of the vials in 16ml for $6 ...

Here's a dozen of the vials in 16ml for $6

Cynmar (http://cynmar.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=11527908)
Forum: General Techniques 08-07-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,860
Posted By Chris_K
Wouldn't you want that beer to be hazy? I...

Wouldn't you want that beer to be hazy?

I just used gelatin for the first time, threw a dissolved packet of Knox into a corny and racked beer on top of it, chilled down. My cream ale came out...
Forum: General Techniques 08-07-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By Chris_K
Doesn't really matter, or rather "It depends" ...

Doesn't really matter, or rather "It depends"

You can try to strain if you'd like, it will likely result in less crud in your fermenter. I don't really worry about it, that stuff will typically...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-07-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By Chris_K
Direct from the EdWort's mouth...

Direct from the EdWort's mouth (http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=14860&highlight=apfelwein)



So no need to rehydrate. It's as easy as he makes it out to be.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By Chris_K
Obligatory comparison of Ventmatics vs Shirrons ...

Obligatory comparison of Ventmatics vs Shirrons

Linkster (http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showtopic=38480&mode=threaded)
Forum: Illinois HomeBrew Forum 08-01-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By Chris_K
Definitely go. Take your beers. Enjoy your...

Definitely go. Take your beers. Enjoy your time.

Very cool group of guys and highly experienced and influential in the beer world. I took my second beer ever to a CBS meeting and had some of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-27-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By Chris_K
I ordered mine on Monday morning, and they showed...

I ordered mine on Monday morning, and they showed up on Wednesday.

Fast shipping, great price, and quick response to questions. Sounds like the perfect type of business to support to me.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By Chris_K
Can he get an Amen?

Can he get an Amen?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-25-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Chris_K
I helped some friends on their first brew, which...

I helped some friends on their first brew, which was a Coopers "Brewmaster" Wheat beer.

I was pleasantly surprised. It's pre-hopped, but you add some DME to it. It was a decent beer, far better...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-25-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,699
Posted By Chris_K
The flask is heavy, and it's full of liquid...

The flask is heavy, and it's full of liquid that's heavy as well. Heavy as compared to the weight of the stir bar that's being moved by the magnet. So gravity is the only attachment mechanism.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-25-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,155
Posted By Chris_K
There's a "fast carb" technique that involves 40...

There's a "fast carb" technique that involves 40 psi and rocking your chilled keg on your knee, but you wouldn't leave it at 40psi for very long. That's more CO2 than what soda has, and there aren't...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By Chris_K
And I was just about to post on here about how I...

And I was just about to post on here about how I finally gave in and bought Ventmatics.

Then I was going to post about the great deal I got on them from a seller on ebay.

Then I got beat to the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-24-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Chris_K
Make sure you get some flaked corn in there...

Make sure you get some flaked corn in there (assuming you're steeping/ mini mash; it needs enzymes to convert)

Chris's Cream Ale (extract)
Selected Style and BJCP Guidelines
6A-Light Hybrid...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Chris_K
I just did almost the exact same beer last night....

I just did almost the exact same beer last night. 6.1lbs DME into 6.5 gallons of water, boil for 60 minutes, yields a little over 5 gallons of wort. My OG was closer to 1.046. There's no way...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-29-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,915
Posted By Chris_K
flare is far and away a better fitting, but it...

flare is far and away a better fitting, but it requires extra pieces (read "more money") than using barbs. Barbs are a real pain when you try to disconnect them, and you always need to disconnect...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-28-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By Chris_K
Word, I figured it was just "older" LME (from...

Word, I figured it was just "older" LME (from midwestsupplies.com, usually fresh ingredients), and that's why I got that color, maybe the maltster is putting something besides basemalt and wheat in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-27-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Chris_K
I went to that website, but don't see any kegs...

I went to that website, but don't see any kegs for sale, do you have a link? That page is rough to navigate.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Chris_K
Having seen this one first hand, I'd have to...

Having seen this one first hand, I'd have to suggest the Brewpastor method of using a freezer for a bar.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showpost.php?p=253384&postcount=10

The other option is to...
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