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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2010, 08:58 PM
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Posted By St. Jon's Wort
I'm not sure if those will work with the sanke I...

I'm not sure if those will work with the sanke I have. I think I have a European style one.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,670
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Problems Converting a Danby Kegerator for ball lock kegs

I have a Danby Millenium commercial kegerator with a single tap tower that I want to convert to be able to be connected to my ball lock corny kegs. The problem is that I dont want to completely...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
I did something similar with my first all-grain...

I did something similar with my first all-grain batch. I planned on lagering so instead of using a wort chiller and risking wild yeast infection while I got it down to pitching temp for the lager...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2010, 08:22 PM
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Views: 353
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
rubber ring

I did my primary fermentation in a plastic bucket. I racked to secondary today and realized that the bottom half of the rubber o-ring that seals the hole for the airlock had dry rotted and apparently...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-16-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Well, I still had not seen any sign if bubbles in...

Well, I still had not seen any sign if bubbles in the air lock so I popped the bucket lid and checked the wort this afternoon, and low and behold there is a thick layer of kraeusen on the top. So I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-15-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Well, normally I would have made a starter but I...

Well, normally I would have made a starter but I brewed this baby on a whim. I'm going to the LHBS store today anyway and will just go ahead and pick up a safale 05 just in case.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-15-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
WYEAST 1056, how long can it be stored and still be good?

I brewed a pale ale yesterday and pitched a WYEAST 1056 American Ale smack pack that I had sitting in the fridge since last year. I had been brewing lagers almost exclusively but decided to brew me a...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 08-11-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,572
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
I used Adobe photoshop 7.0 to paint the drawing...

I used Adobe photoshop 7.0 to paint the drawing and it doesn't seem to have many text options outside of the beasic stuff. Can you suggest another program that I could use? Would Adobe illustrator be...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 08-11-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,572
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Our new microbrewery logo

We have been working on starting up a microbrewery and I have finally completed our brewery logo:
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,175
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Contract brewing

A few homebrewer friends and myself have been discussing and researching the idea of opening a microbrewery for just about a year now. We have just recently been toying with the idea of possibly...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-23-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,501
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Sorry, but this is way off. Kinda hard to...

Sorry, but this is way off.

Kinda hard to get the kind of capital you need to open a microbrewery without a strong, solid business plan. Unless your planning on hitting up your rich uncle for the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-22-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,501
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Be extremely careful if you are entertaining the...

Be extremely careful if you are entertaining the idea of opening a microbrewery. Although alot of people will discourage the idea by saying most microbreweries/brewpubs fail, in reality, it is like 1...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-20-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Redhook carbonation question

According to the Redhook brewery website, they naturally carbonate their beer by "closing the exhaust vents on their fermenters partway through the fermentation process, pressurizing the fermenter...
Forum: English Pale Ale 08-20-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 77,184
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Can I split the grain and hop bill to do a 5.5...

Can I split the grain and hop bill to do a 5.5 gallon batch? Also, do you recommend a switch out of MO for the PA and 1 lb of biscuit for the toasted malt? The redhook website says that they use a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-20-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,256
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Thanks guys. Stirring makes sense. Regardless of...

Thanks guys. Stirring makes sense. Regardless of my chiller issues, I feel that my first AG went very, very well and I am looking forward to my next brewday.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,256
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Full blast but I did not stir the wort. I checked...

Full blast but I did not stir the wort. I checked the water coming out of my spigot and it was in the 75-78 degree range so that would explain the reason why the wort refused to budge below the 79-78...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,256
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
How long should an immersion chiller take to cool down 5 gallons of wort?

I bought a 25' immersion chiller to use on my first batch of AG. The brewday went perfectly...until it was time to cool the wort down. Even with the immersion wort chiller going full blast, the wort...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-19-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
First AG question

OK, I am planning on brewing a lager for my first all grain. As of right now, I am unsure whether or not I should go for a single infusion or for a step mash. My grain bill is rather simple:

9...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-18-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,353
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Well, I finished it finally. I ran into a few...

Well, I finished it finally. I ran into a few problems (none of them serious) with the main issue being a slow leak behind the flat washer on the outside that is just behind the ball valve. It turns...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-16-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Yeah, I'm lucky that we happen to have a second...

Yeah, I'm lucky that we happen to have a second fridge out in the garage (it came with the house). We only use the freezer portion of it to store meat and extra ice and stuff, so the lower part is my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-16-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Just cracked open a bottle of my first brew in two years...

...last night. I brewed a Brewers Best brand German Oktoberfet (although I substituted the Williamette and Vanguard hops the kit came with with Hallertau and Saaz and used a Wyeast Bavarian Lager...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-15-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,436
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
You sold me. I went out and bought the 25'...

You sold me. I went out and bought the 25' immersion chiller a little bit ago. I spent the extra $34 on an auto-siphon and some other goodies.

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-15-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,436
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Better investment - Immersion chiller or Counterflow?

My LHBS has 25' copper coil immersion chillers for $65 but they have 25' counterflow systems for $99. I know I am going to buy one or the other, I just don't know whether it is worth the extra $34 to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-15-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,284
Posted By St. Jon's Wort
Decoction vs. Step infusion for a Sam Adams clone

I've decided that I am going to attempt a Sam Adams Boston Lager clone (since it is my favorite domestic craftbrew). I have a recipe that I got off of this forum but from what I've read, Sam Adams...
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