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by Brad
Tue Dec 17, 2002 5:07 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Mini Kegs
Replies: 5
Views: 6129

Mini Kegs

I recently purchased some mini kegs and a tapper(I am an apartment dweller at the present, no room for a real keg) and had a few questions. I was wondering what the priming rate was. I bought some relief bungs so over carbonation should not be much of a problem but what if I would also like to bottl...
by Brad
Sun Dec 15, 2002 2:27 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Masing and Boiling
Replies: 5
Views: 5862

Thanks

Thanks for the help but I decided to get up early this morning and brew (mashing as I write yahoo). I may try your all night mash next time I am running low on time though Jim. Thanks B.
by Brad
Sat Dec 14, 2002 5:26 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Masing and Boiling
Replies: 5
Views: 5862

Masing and Boiling

Has anyone ever mashed one day and boiled the next? I planned on brewing this weekend but now I am unsure if I will be able to devote a full day to it (finals this coming week but I need a break!). Any opinions in this matter will be appretiated. Thanks, Brad
by Brad
Tue Nov 26, 2002 5:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Esters
Replies: 1
Views: 4806

Try 2112

I have the same problem with not being able to control the temp. of my fermenter. I have recently started using California Lager Wyeast 2112 and it seems to have helped.Another factor is that it is starting to get cold outside allowing me to either place the fermenter outside ( temp staying between ...
by Brad
Sat Nov 16, 2002 4:47 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: In what category is Boston Ale?
Replies: 16
Views: 58586

An American Pale Ale?

I am not positive, I have not had a Boston ale in some time, but it must be a ple ale of some sort,(I'm thinking American Pale Ale because of the bitterness). The Sam Adams web site calls it a "stock ale" and gives a discreption along with a short ingredient list which could be a great start for you...
by Brad
Sat Nov 16, 2002 4:21 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Chocolate stout chunks
Replies: 15
Views: 51154

Thanks

Thanks for everyones ideas I guess I will have to switch to another type of chocolate and pay closer attention to my transfers. My recipe was a standard stout recipe other than the addition of the chocolate and a pint bottle of bourbon before bottling(Borboun Ball Stout) which also did nothing for t...
by Brad
Wed Nov 13, 2002 3:32 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Chocolate stout chunks
Replies: 15
Views: 51154

Chocolate stout chunks

I recently brewed a stout using a 6oz. bar of bitter sweeet bakers chocolate. While the beer seems to need more body it tastes very good. But there are small white chunks (wax?) floating in the bottle, and a brown residue around the neck of the bottle, both of wich I suspect came frome the chocolate...
by Brad
Wed Nov 13, 2002 3:01 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Topics Wanted.....
Replies: 13
Views: 16737

Growing barley

Brew your own magazine had an article on growing and malting your own barley in its May/June edition that was interesting and insightfull but I am unsure if they posted the article on their web page.
by Brad
Sun Nov 10, 2002 4:19 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Topics Wanted.....
Replies: 13
Views: 16737

Masing techniques

A section on different mashing techniques, (ie. infusion, and decoction), their advantages and disadvantages, how these techniques work scientifically, and the beer these techniques produce would be an interesting topic.
by Brad
Sat Nov 09, 2002 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Partial Mash???
Replies: 3
Views: 5101

Partial Masing is great!

Partial mashing allows you to use base malts, such as Munich and Vienna malt, that are not normally used in the production of extracts, thus producing flavors that you could not get from extract brewing alone. The equipment needed to begin partial mashing is also relativly inexpensive to obtain. The...
by Brad
Sat Nov 09, 2002 11:58 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: DME or sugar?
Replies: 2
Views: 4037

DME or sugar?

I am preparing to bottle a batch of Pale Ale and was wanting some opinions on which is better to prime with, corn sugar or DME. I normaly use corn sugar but I happen to have some DME on hand and planned on using it. Any opinions on this matter would be welcome. Thanks B.
by Brad
Sat Nov 09, 2002 6:58 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: One Step Sanitizer
Replies: 2
Views: 3979

"One Step" And Hydrogen Peroxide

I'm not sure what the chemicals in one step are but I have been using as a sanitizer for years with no problems. I recently recieved this from the Northern Brewer.com Home Brew News mailing "One-step: One-step releases oxygen into solution in a way that forms hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide kil...