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by HomeBrew
Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:27 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Flat Beer
Replies: 8
Views: 7724

Boil-off rates...

I do exactly the same thing, Chris, and I agree with your finding of the percent boil off. There are just too many variables (BTU output, gravity of the wort, even altitude) to correctly assume any boil-off rate not empirically derived, and I have to attend to enough details already... I usually sta...
by HomeBrew
Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:32 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Wheat Beer Woes
Replies: 3
Views: 4363

Agree..

I agree (not that that matters :)) with all your points, Steve -- first thing I thought was miscalibrated hydrometer (or incorrect temperature correction) with regards to the gravity part of the question... The other part -- bubbling every thirty seconds in a secondary after close to two months -- i...
by HomeBrew
Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:08 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Frozen Carboy..Oops!
Replies: 3
Views: 4762

chilly yeast..

The answer is a whole-hearted "it depends". What it depends on mostly (as I'm sure you've guessed) is whether there are sufficient yeast still alive... We routinely freeze bacteria and yeast for long-term storage, but add a cryoprotectant (like 15% glycerol) and flash freeze in a dry-ice/ethanol bat...
by HomeBrew
Sun Jan 12, 2003 2:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: STuck/unstuck/bubling like crazy...
Replies: 8
Views: 8238

final gravity...

No, you'll not see a great change during the secondary fermentation, most of the fermentable sugars are used up by now.

The changes that occur during the secondary are more subtle and involved in flavor -- think of it as a conditioning step.
by HomeBrew
Sun Jan 12, 2003 3:39 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: what is peated malt?
Replies: 4
Views: 5773

Thanks...

Think I'll give them a look -- thanks, Jim.
by HomeBrew
Sat Jan 11, 2003 6:55 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: what is peated malt?
Replies: 4
Views: 5773

bogged down...

This sounds great. If anyone knows of a source for peated malt, please post it...
by HomeBrew
Sat Jan 11, 2003 6:53 pm
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Attn: Beer Tools Staff
Replies: 6
Views: 9551

Re: Details...

I've not yet had this happen to me, and I'm using the same software as BillyBock. This type of problem is unlikely to be client-side, anyhow -- it's probably server-side, but perhaps only happens under rare circumstances. These types of little bugs are very hard to stomp.. What is the base language ...
by HomeBrew
Sat Jan 11, 2003 6:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: STuck/unstuck/bubling like crazy...
Replies: 8
Views: 8238

blow-off tube

Sorry... If you're fermenting in a carboy, you just drill a stopper to accommodate a length of 3/8" or 1" ID vinyl tubing, and submerge the end not in the stopper in a small pail of sanitizing solution. You usually have to weight the end down or use a clip to keep the open end submerged (which is cr...
by HomeBrew
Sat Jan 11, 2003 3:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: looking to go to next level
Replies: 7
Views: 6625

Great!

Always love to hear of someone who wants to step up a level! I agree with all that's been said here so far, especially with the sentiment that you should buy stuff (like a large brew pot) at the size and quality you'll need for the (next) jump to partial- and full-mash techniques. Though millions (b...
by HomeBrew
Sat Jan 11, 2003 2:53 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: STuck/unstuck/bubling like crazy...
Replies: 8
Views: 8238

Yeast in the airlock

The yeast in the airlock probably came from the kraeusen pushing up into the airlock. To avoid this, use a blow-off tube during your primary fermentation, rather than an airlock.

On the other issue, I think Jeff nailed it...
by HomeBrew
Sat Jan 11, 2003 2:32 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: store question
Replies: 9
Views: 9413

Hop storage

I assume you're talking about hop pellets? If so, they are quite stable if stored properly. The grinding of the hop cones ruptures the lupulin glands, exposing the aromatic substances to possible oxidation. However, the surface area of the pellet is much less than that of whole leaf hops, so this is...
by HomeBrew
Tue Jan 07, 2003 2:15 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: I think everything's fine...
Replies: 1
Views: 3166

I think everything's fine...

Bucket fermentations are notorious for leaking; thus the CO2 escapes around the lid, and the airlock shows no activity, but the yeast are having plenty of fun. The description of your yeast floating on top sounds good, and you've certainly dropped the gravity some -- I'd guess you're shooting for so...
by HomeBrew
Sat Jan 04, 2003 4:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pics of My Biergarten
Replies: 5
Views: 5753

Fine job...

Very nice biergarten, l48shark! The vines you'll be covering that latticework with -- Humulus lupulus, no doubt?
by HomeBrew
Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1st time brewing
Replies: 3
Views: 4420

More data -- we can help...

What are you fermenting in (bucket, car boy)? What yeast did you use (dry yeast, liquid yeast, yeast from a starter)? At what temperature did you pitch? What temperature are you fermenting at? What was your original gravity, and what is it now? What recipe did you use? These data might help us more ...
by HomeBrew
Thu Jan 02, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Refrigerator Question
Replies: 8
Views: 8194

Amperage?

If this is a small (dorm-sized) fridge, you'll be okay, but if it's larger, you'll have to see how much amperage it pulls and what else is on the circuit -- you might overload...