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  1. kartracer2

    Brewing Newbie

    Welcome to the clan! Glad to hear your first brew was a success, :ban: Here's to many more! :rock: Cheers, :mug: Joel B.
  2. kartracer2

    Secondary Fermentation....How Important is it?

    @Babbotts I used to do the "secondary" ferment long ago. As some may point out there really isn't a second ferment unless you add more fermentabls, aka fruit, honey. etc. after the "primary" fermentation. A lot of the older recipes tell you to transfer to "secondary" after so many days. The...
  3. kartracer2

    Northern Brewer closed?

    This made me LOL!. Some folks might say relax, ya got nothing else to do right? Right. that's why I would like my beer making stuff, I got nothing else to do!! :cask::rock::p:ghostly: Cheers, :mug: Joel B.
  4. kartracer2

    Dumb question of the day

    Hey every body, Did you read the thread title? "Dumb question of the day". It was really more of a joke than any thing. If you watched my brew day (only a couple of hours actually cuz I cheat and brew with extract) and thought I was worrying about the thimble worth of foamy StarSan water...
  5. kartracer2

    Dumb question of the day

    Jeebus, I knew it was a dumb question but... OK, my thinking is> No rinse, don't fear the foam, RIGHT? The foam is water + StarSan, RIGHT? My water has clorine in it, see where I'm going with this? Cheers, Joel B. Thanks @Sammy86 for the link, if I read that right the answer is that it's OK and...
  6. kartracer2

    Dumb question of the day

    I know that. Question is about if you need to dechlorinate the StarStan water. Cheers, :mug: Joel B.
  7. kartracer2

    Dumb question of the day

    Valid question. I don't have have one of those hi-falutin ph testing gizzmos. Cheers, :mug: Joel B.
  8. kartracer2

    Dumb question of the day

    If you use/need campden tabs in your brewing water, do/should you also add it to your StarStan mix? And your reasoning is ... Cheers, :mug: Joel B.
  9. kartracer2

    Northern Brewer closed?

    They probably wouldn't have moved to Mpls. even if they didn't. Yeah this. I'm used to a 3 day order to open the box from NB/MS. After the AIH acquisition things went south. My last order was 10 working days and that was after I made a couple of emails just wondering (and maybe a little...
  10. kartracer2

    Sanitized with clorox bleach but didn’t rinse

    I'd let it go, If it's fermenting it's going to make beer. It's quite possible it could turn out A-OK. In my past life, I used bleach 100% of the time for cleaning and sanitizing, never tossed a batch. I am going to go back to using it again for some things, it's not the devil some make it out...
  11. kartracer2

    Did Northern Brewer Purchase Austin Homebrew AND/OR Adventures in Brewing?

    It really makes no difference who owns NB/MS/AIH/AHS to me. As long as the price and service are acceptable to the buyer (me) that's the deal. I actually emailed "AIH" today and asked what the "order to ship" time was. The answer was 7-10 days. "I" find that unacceptable, not this day and age...
  12. kartracer2

    calibrating anvil scale

    https://www.scalesplus.com/rice-lake-50-lb-cast-iron-weight-astm-class-6/ Prolly cheaper to send it back and eat the shipping unless you also need a door stop around the place. Cheers, :mug: Joel B.
  13. kartracer2

    calibrating anvil scale

    If you are actually re-calibrating, yes you need to add what the unit is expecting, (ie. 50lbs.) If you are just checking it you can use any known weight to to make sure it weight correctly. Most scales are best spanned (calibrated) with 75-100% of scale capacity (there are exceptions) but can...
  14. kartracer2

    Advanced extract brewing

    I have a "I'm just wondering" question. Does color = flavor? By that I mean, if have what I feel is the right color extracted, will the flavor be "as expected" also? Are they one in the same or occurring at different times during the steep? Cheers, :mug: Joel B.
  15. kartracer2

    Lalbrew Kveik Voss dry yeast - starter?

    Sorry but I can't help with that at all. I am not a fan of hoppy beers at all so I don't make them. Hopefully someone with that experience will chime in and offer an opinion. Cheers, :mug: Joel B.
  16. kartracer2

    Lalbrew Kveik Voss dry yeast - starter?

    @Yesfan In my experence Lallermand Dry Voss and Lutra dry are two very different yeasts. I can pitch 5.5g. of Voss in a 90* F, 1.080 SG.wort and in three days it's done. Sprinkled in dry, it starts quick and just goes to work. A couple inches of krausen cap till done. Lutra, I pitch it at the...
  17. kartracer2

    Random Picture Thread

    I had to chuckle a little bit, The amount of pick-up's that actually do pick-up things make me laugh anymore . Seems like if you have a PU you also need a trailer. Heaven forbid you put stuff in the skimpy, high off the ground box of the PU. Yeah, I'm a boomer I guess, and stay off my lawn too...
  18. kartracer2

    Stupid Joke Thread!

    Don't pay them!
  19. kartracer2

    Advanced extract brewing

    Yes, you probably do get better utilization with free,loose hops. I use a bag to keep as much junk out of the fermenter as I can as it all goes in. We all do things a bit different, the key is knowing what works for you and getting consistent results. I know with the numbers that BeerSmith...
  20. kartracer2

    Advanced extract brewing

    So then, how long do the hops need to be exposed to the boil to release those compounds? 1min, 5min, 10min, ? Cheers, :mug: Joel B.
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