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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-09-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By vmpolesov
it was extract. my starter was about 1...

it was extract.

my starter was about 1 liter. could have gone bigger I suppose.

it's just part of the learning curve I guess.

scinerd i'll answer your other questions that I remember.
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Forum: Mead Forum 11-09-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,650
Posted By vmpolesov
I bottled this several months ago after it...

I bottled this several months ago after it cleared, put it in the cupboard and basically forgot about it.

I just cracked open a bottle and man it is good stuff! It carbed somewhat in the bottle,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-09-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By vmpolesov
lager attenuation

I have attempted a lager batch using san fran lager yeast, a high-temp and tolerant yeast. I used the wet t-shirt method to keep it cool (55 deg or so) during fermenting, and then put it in a 2ndary...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2008, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By vmpolesov
Actually, the way to make money at this is to set...

Actually, the way to make money at this is to set up a 'brewing school' for burnt-out misguided professionals who dream of having their own business, etc. etc. Separate these suckers from some cash...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2008, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By vmpolesov
Forget it. The market is beyond oversaturated.

Forget it. The market is beyond oversaturated.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-26-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,389
Views: 814,521
Posted By vmpolesov
mustangj looks like your yeast and trub is not...

mustangj looks like your yeast and trub is not separated out.

add some pre-boiled, cooled water. swirl it around and wait. the extra water will help it separate out. it will form three nice...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By vmpolesov
I assume you pour off the starter wort and just...

I assume you pour off the starter wort and just pitch the yeast right?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,762
Posted By vmpolesov
I randomly found this thread searching on google...

I randomly found this thread searching on google for "logistic growth homebrew"

I have just recently started a batch with propagated yeast.

About the only thing I remember from differential...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By vmpolesov
first brew w propagated yeast

I brewed a batch of 'mystery beer' - meaning I used the random hops left over in the freezer from the last several brew sessions. the main ingredients were light liquid and dry malt extract, with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-23-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By vmpolesov
ah, so it is 'missionary of beer brewing' not...

ah, so it is 'missionary of beer brewing' not 'mormon missionary' that they are referring to.

I lived in Utah for a couple years. I assumed SLC plus the word 'missionary' == mormon.

Silly me. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2008, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By vmpolesov
yes it is! :)

yes it is!

:)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By vmpolesov
I have taken a crack at this. Homemade stirplate...

I have taken a crack at this. Homemade stirplate from harddrive magnet and computer fan, etc. Erlenmeyer flask and teflon-coated stirbar.

I washed the yeast from the last batch with cooled,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By vmpolesov
ah, is that the one that goes "why should you...

ah, is that the one that goes "why should you always bring at least two mormons with you?"
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,430
Posted By vmpolesov
I chuck them in the compost bin.

I chuck them in the compost bin.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2008, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By vmpolesov
funny: home brew shop in SLC with 'missionary discount'

Didn't seem like this would belong in the 'chit-chat' forum because it is at least somewhat brewing related.

A home brew shop in salt lake city, Utah, has a discount program for missionaries. In...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-06-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,526
Posted By vmpolesov
I get it. When you have the keg full of cleaner...

I get it. When you have the keg full of cleaner anyhow, then is the time to do the lines?

Is BLC better for lines than PBW? I want to make sure I'm not mixing the wrong chemicals in the wrong...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-06-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,526
Posted By vmpolesov
I have an extra keg that I put star-san in. If...

I have an extra keg that I put star-san in. If I want to clean and then sanitize I guess I'd need two kegs. Believe it or not another korny keg is less than they want for one of those plastic BLC...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-06-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,526
Posted By vmpolesov
Is there a DIY alternative to a tap cleaning pump kit?

I'm looking at this and thinking I could do that myself for less maybe.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/pics/fullsize/faucet-clean.jpg
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-05-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By vmpolesov
keg dregs - drink or dump?

I have almost finished a keg of pale ale which was terrific. I'm probably near the bottom because the keg is very light, and the last pint I just poured has hop particels etc. it in and is much...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-29-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 135,578
Posted By vmpolesov
SCORE! I was scrounging for discrete...

SCORE!

I was scrounging for discrete components at the electronics shop and found a dusty old velleman 317-based variable power supply for $9.95 transformer, power cord, and all. I bought it.
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-29-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By vmpolesov
Okay the elephant in the room here is that this...

Okay the elephant in the room here is that this gesture like most enviro-stuff is just a feel -good gesture. If google were really serious about saving energy they would use more energy efficient...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-29-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By vmpolesov
earth hour?

Will you be observing earth hour from 8-9pm?

I may observe it by dialling down the temperature on my kegerator a couple degrees. I think it would be irresponsible to let idled electrical...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-29-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,579
Posted By vmpolesov
I'd suggest holding off on the running until you...

I'd suggest holding off on the running until you lose some more pounds. go easy on those knees. More elliptical machine or perhaps swimming. Once you get the weight down some more then run as much...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-29-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,579
Posted By vmpolesov
ABSOLUTELY cut that crap out of your diet. It...

ABSOLUTELY cut that crap out of your diet. It WILL make a difference.
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-29-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,579
Posted By vmpolesov
Keep it up! With that routine you're pretty much...

Keep it up! With that routine you're pretty much guaranteed to lose weight.
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