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Forum: Brew Science 04-26-2013, 08:13 PM
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Posted By nathani
Anaheim Scientific pH Meter (P771)

Just got my new pH meter today. An Anaheim Scientific pH meter (P771). It was kind of a snap decision, but it looks great and came with storage, and calibration buffer solutions. $69 from Digi-Key...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2010, 07:34 PM
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Posted By nathani
Still using a turkey deep fryer burner with a...

Still using a turkey deep fryer burner with a converted keg to do 12 gallon boils. Best 60$ I ever spend. Got me: burner, aluminum pot, thermometer and various other nick nacks.

I hope to get...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2010, 02:17 PM
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Posted By nathani
Definitely wait. If you dump sugar in in...

Definitely wait. If you dump sugar in in secondary, the yeast will just eat it up before you bottle and you'll end up with flat bottles. Transfer to a bottling bucket and add the sugar. Mix it up...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2010, 02:14 PM
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Posted By nathani
Yeah, seriously. Good work man. I was going to...

Yeah, seriously. Good work man. I was going to suggest making a starter to keep the yeast active, but you sounded tired and it usually takes me an hour or more to make a starter. Lets hear it for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2010, 02:09 PM
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Posted By nathani
Haha, ok, that would make sense then.

Haha, ok, that would make sense then.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2010, 06:00 AM
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Posted By nathani
Ditto. Best way to store beer is probably...

Ditto.

Best way to store beer is probably a well sanitized keg at fridge temps. If you're looking to age beer, then I would go with a well sanitized bottle at 55f or so.

When you're...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2010, 05:51 AM
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Posted By nathani
Yikes, that's a problem indeed! If you hadn't...

Yikes, that's a problem indeed! If you hadn't rehydrated the yeast, I would definitely say leave it until morning. Given the choice between letting my wort sit over night and pitching at a high...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By nathani
How many times did you prop up that starter? ...

How many times did you prop up that starter? Making a 1L starter off the dregs of a bottle isn't going to get you a proper pitch rate. You need at least 100ml of yeast slurry to pitch. And if you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2010, 05:32 AM
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Posted By nathani
I believe I addressed the OP's question pretty...

I believe I addressed the OP's question pretty good. If you let a beer fully ferment out and then put it in secondary. I would highly recommend not letting it sit at 80f. In fact I wouldn't even...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2010, 10:04 PM
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Posted By nathani
Staling reactions happen all the time,...

Staling reactions happen all the time, everywhere. After the ferment is done it's a race to keep your beer from going stale. Properly packaged and cooled, your beer can last years with no...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2010, 08:31 PM
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Posted By nathani
If you truly fermented out before you put it in...

If you truly fermented out before you put it in secondary then all that's happening is that your beer is going stale. Charlie Bamforth talks about staling reactions happening much quicker at warmer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2010, 06:09 PM
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Views: 344
Posted By nathani
Good call everyone. I assumed the sugar...

Good call everyone.

I assumed the sugar was successfully take up by the yeast already. But yes, what temp is the beer being conditioned at? As said it should be around 70f. Also you could...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2010, 05:45 PM
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Posted By nathani
Dito, SS is fine (cast iron, not so much). ...

Dito, SS is fine (cast iron, not so much). There's a reason why it's used in cookware. 5 star chefs can't have flavors carry over from dish to dish. Clean well (including valves) and I would be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2010, 05:40 PM
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Posted By nathani
Yup. Just trow in a bit of sugar into each...

Yup. Just trow in a bit of sugar into each bottle and recap. I have no idea how much sugar you want to add (haven't bottle conditioned in a while), but the yeast should be able to eat up the sugar...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2010, 03:59 PM
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Posted By nathani
This is lower than you want for ales. Make sure...

This is lower than you want for ales. Make sure you get the carboys off the cement floor. Wrap them in a blanket or make an insulated box. I would highly recommend buying a temperature controller...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2010, 11:57 PM
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Posted By nathani
Get an airlock and follow the recipe next time. ...

Get an airlock and follow the recipe next time. By adding too much water you made more beer, but you also lowered the alcohol and flavor of the beer.

Congrats on your first brew though! Many...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2010, 11:39 PM
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Posted By nathani
I agree. Next time you're cold crashing, hook up...

I agree. Next time you're cold crashing, hook up 1psi of CO2 to the better bottle (that is if you have multiple regulators). Otherwise there's nothing to do except deal with the air.

As for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By nathani
Hmm, not sure what's going on. If it's not sweet...

Hmm, not sure what's going on. If it's not sweet then there aren't any simple sugars left, so that's good. Still not sure why the FG is so high, but yeah just go with it. See how it turns out. If...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By nathani
Really?!? I was thinking about visiting Florida,...

Really?!? I was thinking about visiting Florida, but maybe I won't now. Place must stink to high heaven.

You know best obviously. Remember to throw some zinc and yeast nutrient in as well,...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-11-2010, 06:46 PM
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Posted By nathani
4 out of 6 ain't bad?

I got 6 different rhizomes and I've planted them. I was a little late getting them in the ground (may 23rd, 2.5 weeks ago). This was probably about 2 weeks late, since I had some communication...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By nathani
oh, that's good. I misread, yeah rinse the...

oh, that's good. I misread, yeah rinse the oxyclean off well. Wouldn't worry about bottle bombs, if your FG is static, you should be fine.

There are a few scenarios that you might end up with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By nathani
Nice work. I think your first batch is going to...

Nice work. I think your first batch is going to be a success. Sounds like you did everything right. Just leave in secondary a few days to clear and one final reading at 1.019 and bottle it!

A...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By nathani
Analysis from the city is free though, and then...

Analysis from the city is free though, and then you do know exactly what's in the water. Dilute 50/50 and now you have half the minerals. And using the spread sheet can get you your dilution amount...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By nathani
Sure I guess. ...

Sure I guess.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/water-analysis-5-2-stabilizer-86530/

This thread says there is no calcium or sulfate in 5.2 buffer, so you still need to make enough salt additions...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By nathani
Wow, straight distilled? Do you have a still or...

Wow, straight distilled? Do you have a still or something? If you have soft water you can just use that as your base and add salts. If you have hard water you should be diluting your water, not...
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