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  1. mbobhat

    Method for maxing out 15g boil keggle

    You can always just boil in two pots, the 2 gallons in a different pot.
  2. mbobhat

    Feedback on the SMASH I would like to try

    I believe it is your 147 value in mg/L which is most likely hardness expressed as carbonate. if you are only doing 4L batch and since this is an experiment either add some known amount of acid, or just use distilled water, which is free of ions. The reason most people add darker roasted...
  3. mbobhat

    Feedback on the SMASH I would like to try

    I think maybe with all Pils you may want to mash on low side, like maybe do a beta rest then bring it up to 150 to finish it off so that it isn't too sweet?
  4. mbobhat

    Killing "birds" off topic, automotive

    If you're so against wearing a seatbelt, I'm surprised you have a modern vehicle. I'm pretty sure the airbags work with the seatbelt, like you can get pretty jacked up if the airbag goes off when you aren't wearing one. But yea those things are annoying. I used to have a dryer that would...
  5. mbobhat

    The "I'm pretending to be a Mechanic" thread?

    Water pump can be not so bad, just find out where it is, if you can see it pretty easily it means not so much stuff to take off. Hell in my old ford truck all I had to do was remove the fan, (which involved getting some special wrenches that didn't fit originally). I actually recently got...
  6. mbobhat

    Water adjustment with salts and Hydrochloric acid

    Just FYI 10% HCL is still pretty hazardous, it is used in US as a toilet bowl cleaner. I would go even lower, your 10% is close to 3.5 M, I would go to maybe 0.5M which would be closer to 2%. That Makes it fairly safe to handle and should be plenty to adjust your ppm alkalinity of your water...
  7. mbobhat

    Magnesium Chloride

    So here is some data on Antimony: http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/chemicals/antimony.pdf Your salts for topical use most likely aren't that much of an issue because skin is an effective barrier. Oral consumption may differ. Not to freak you out or anything. Like said before...
  8. mbobhat

    Voodoo Ranger IPA clone

    Did you give it a try? Looking to do a beer possibly this one.
  9. mbobhat

    Too small of pot?

    Not trying to be a naysayer, but with all that hot scalding water I just find it more safe to use a cooler. Transfer easier and batch sparge. Heavy grain dunking in hot water-just not all that safe IMHO. Brew on!:mug:
  10. mbobhat

    Boiling the mash

    So ok I'll bite, do you know how enzymes work or have at least a little bit of information on that? That is essentially mashing, getting enzymes to convert starches, so if you knew about that then you would understand why boiling ALL of the wort seems ridiculous to everyone here.
  11. mbobhat

    "Base" IPA recipe for your IPAs?

    85% Pale 2-row 10% Vienna or some other character malt like victory, aromatic, etc 5% Crystal whatever shade you want or just carapils
  12. mbobhat

    Russian Imperial Stout (RIS) Dry yeast

    I did a super high gravity one with S04, should've used S05 because it came out too sweet, the high starting gravity needed that extra attenuation to get it to drinkable range. It wasn't bad though! If you are below SG 1.09 or so, you can use S04. S05 is gonna be slightly lower attenuation...
  13. mbobhat

    First Brew Day

    You can use secondary to clear it up for a few days, but that should be at least 3 wks after you have it in primary. If you really want to, after it is completely fermented, rack to secondary, put it in a cooler place for a couple days, then bottle. Just to get rid of some of the hop gunk and...
  14. mbobhat

    Travelling to the US, opinions on best beers to try!

    Those are some really good beer areas! Being from Indiana and now living in Pacific Northwest, and also visited SoCal I would say Ballast Point or Stone in SoCal, there are others as well. For Indiana to Chicago you have Bell's Brewery, try to find Three Floyd's it is in Munster Indiana, near...
  15. mbobhat

    I think less of people supporting causes that affect them

    Ok so is batman selfish because his crimefighting was a result of something that affected him, or is he selfless because he wears a mask a doesn't take credit? To the OPs Christopher Reeve example, he's a public figure so he probably just thought he could get more support using his disability?
  16. mbobhat

    Post Bottling Cleaning

    If you can get to the dried krausen with a carboy brush you may not need any oxyclean. Like said before just start cleaning once you are done, at least get it soaking in some hot soapy water. The tubing I usually rinse immediately afterwards, otherwise you can ruin it really quick if you let...
  17. mbobhat

    How to get rid of acetylhyde?

    How long did it sit in primary? Racking too early can cause this. Also, oxygen introduced can also cause this. If it's oxygen, it can get worse by producing acetic acid if infected. Thus you'll know pretty soon if it's a dumper for sure
  18. mbobhat

    total rookie here - starters in a growler??

    If you pitch a good pack in, 24 hrs later should be like high krausen, really you are exposing it to atmosphere so it doesn't really bubble up, only when you shake it to remove CO2. That is important. So the first night you boil your wort, cool it in some ice, then shake the heck out of it with...
  19. mbobhat

    total rookie here - starters in a growler??

    You will definitely get fizzing up over the top when you go to shake it. I've done it in a growler and usually do 1.5 qt max. I like to let it sit in fridge morning of to settle then pour off some of the liquid, then give a good quick stir/shake and pitch. The longer it sits in the fridge more...
  20. mbobhat

    Brewgr...grrrrrrrrr >:(

    Found an old key from 2013 (apparently they had the debian version then, I just didn't see if or maybe was using another Linux version I can't remember), it worked! Thanks again jimmay!:mug:
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