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  1. keyman

    Software To Count Votes

    Hi, I was wondering if there was a software program out there that would count and rate beers. I am on a committee that sponsors a brew tasting event each year. We want to be able to enter all the beers entered at our event then have the public rate and vote on that beer in real time via phone...
  2. keyman

    Keg to bottle

    Hey fellow Brewers, I have a half (2) gallons of brew in a keg. I have 9 psi on that keg for about 5 weeks now. I want to bottle the rest. Thoughts here.. Should I shake the keg up and get the yeast mixed then add a 1/2 tsp corn surger per bottle and cap? I just want to make sure I maintain a...
  3. keyman

    Recirculating Mash

    Hi I am about to finish up on my new ten gallon system. I will be doing a recirculating mash with a chugged pump on this system. My question is, what is the best or better way to control the flow 1- by throttling the flow by cutting back on the ball valve or 2- using a rayostate and control...
  4. keyman

    Fractometer vs Glass Hydrometer

    I just bought a new fractometer for around $28. I am to the FG part of my brew and I keep getting a reading around 1.025. thinking I needed more time for fermentation I waited several days and Dah! I decided to check it with my glass Hydrometer. I got 1.010 with booth of my glass meters. This...
  5. keyman

    News To Me

    I was told by several of my friends that when I enter a brew competition that I should never send the beer through regular US Mail cause it was illegal. They said I need to send it by a private shipper like UPS or Fedex. I just sent in some beer to a competition and by my surprise I received a...
  6. keyman

    News To Me

    I was told by several of my friends that when I enter a brew competition that I should never send the beer through regular US Mail cause it was illegal. They said I need to send it by a private shipper like UPS or Fedex. I just sent in some beer to a competition and by my surprise I received a...
  7. keyman

    New System

    Finally got my Sanka Kegs (3) I have several idea on building a new system. I know that stainless is the best but I saw several video's & Pictures of people using brass, copper, & plastic. One I saw was a guy had his whole system plumbed with PVC plastic. Is this something to look at? I need to...
  8. keyman

    4th day and no action

    I think I made a big mistake. I bought a Vienna Lager beer kit in December. Got to brewing it last week and noticed that the Brewferm Lager dry yeast had an expiration date of Jan 14. I brewed up the batch hydrated and pitched in the yeast. It's now going on the 4th day and I have no...
  9. keyman

    Weihenstephaner Original Premium Clone

    I know you probable got 1000 request for this. When I search all I can get is the Weihenstephaner Helles Receipts. I am looking for a couple good clone receipts for the Weihenstephaner Original Premium beer recipe.
  10. keyman

    What's In The Water

    Not sure if this the right forum for this question but here it is. I just moved to a different town and got my brewing all set up. I went to boil about two quarts of water in a pan for ten minutes to sterilize it for adding to a yeast wash. As I was boiling this water it turned a milky white...
  11. keyman

    Came To A Dead Stop

    Need some suggestions or maybe it's a loss. Nine day's ago I transferred a batch of beer to the fermenter for a lager. I put it in my cooler at 53°. The first 2 to 4 days it was working real good. Then my cooler started to freeze up and I had to move the beer down in the basement at 69°. I let...
  12. keyman

    Keg Parts

    Does anyone have the McMaster Carr part number for the dip tube and inlet O'rings?
  13. keyman

    Racking To Kegs After Fermentation

    I have a 10-gallon batch of Oktoberfest at lager temperature of 53°. I will ferment for about 7 to 14 days or until yeast has settled. Then I will raise temperature to around 62° for about 3 days (D-rest). Ok! Here is my question. Can I rack from my fermentation tank into 2 - 5 gallon kegs...
  14. keyman

    Double Batch to One Fermentation Vessel

    I am planning on brewing two 5-gallon batches of the same beer. Can I put both batches into one 15-gallon fermentation vessel? When do I pitch the yeast, on the first run or the second run? Don't have any way to brew a 10 gallon batch.
  15. keyman

    Does Wheat need to be malted?

    I have a chance to buy some red wheat off an organic farmer locally. Was wondering if this wheat needs to be malted. Can I just mill it and mix into my receipts that call for red wheat. Never read up on wheat much.
  16. keyman

    Dry to liquid

    if I use a dry Saison yeast for a batch of beer can I wash that yeast and keep it liquid for the next time?
  17. keyman

    Estimating Yeast Amount

    Can anyone tell me about how many billions of yeast cells I have if I have a 25 mL vial of "Yeast Cake"?
  18. keyman

    Kegging Parts shipping price

    Does anybody know where you can order keg parts and get them shipped the cheapest way? I checked with two of the top HBS and they only ship a certain way. A keg gasket set was going to cost me $7.99 in shipping. More then the gaskets cost. I asked if they can ship it in a bubble wrap envelope...
  19. keyman

    Fermenting A Lager

    I have an extra Firestone Keg. Can I use this keg to finish the lager of one of my beers? Can I remove the gas inlet and attach a blow off hose and let it set in my keezer for the final 3 to 4 weeks? My schedule is ferment at 53 degrees for 7 to 14 days in carboy. Then rack into keg and put in...
  20. keyman

    Getting The Keezer To Work Right

    I am trying to get my new Keezer set up before the weekend. I hope to bottle a batch of Dortmunder Sunday and I need to Lager it. I got a 5.1 Cu Ft freezer and I am using an STC-1000 controller. I am having a hard time in getting the hysteresis feathered out. I have the Controller set for 4.4...
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