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by canman
Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Automated Brewing
Replies: 4
Views: 6844

http://p221.ezboard.com/fbarleysforume. ... =184.topic
there are some great ideas here.
I am semi auto with seperate heat exchanger and auto mash temp
www.bobsbretique.ca
www.texanbrew.com
by canman
Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do I dealcoholize my beer?
Replies: 5
Views: 8238

Boiling

you can remove alcohol by boiling post fermentation. You need to force carb though as there will be no yeast to carbonate with.
I can't tell you how long but I can put you in the right direction..
http://hbd.org/discus/messages/1/27359.html?1103715801
by canman
Tue May 25, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Primary vs. Secondary yeast harvesting
Replies: 7
Views: 11020

ain't no scientist

by no means am I one. I do know what works though and I do feel you can make repeatable beers time after time. I do 2 beers over and over, 1 is a standard ale and the other a wheat using 1056 and 3333 respectively. They are pretty much identicle every time. I repurchase my yeast every 10-12 batches ...
by canman
Tue May 18, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Primary vs. Secondary yeast harvesting
Replies: 7
Views: 11020

all the time

I reuse my yeast all the time. For me it is expensive and I like bang for the buck. I store mine in mason jars under "beer" and have had excellent results even after a couple months. I would however suggest a starter. I also use the yeast from primary quite often with no ill effects
by canman
Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:59 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Filtering Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 4873

past filterer

I used to filter all the time. I gave it up as it really did nothing more than aid clarity. I got over it. I just find the time it takes is not worth the trouble (and expense).
by canman
Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Brewing kettle?
Replies: 5
Views: 11132

you're up

I'm in Greenwood and started my hops last year. The plants grew well but not much crop (1st year) If you want hops rhizomes there is only one place I know of in Canada. Can't get them from the States anymore, noone will ship them across. Send me an email through my site and I'll send you the info. T...
by canman
Sun Mar 14, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: keg to bottle procedures
Replies: 2
Views: 3574

easy

if you don't have a counter pressure bottle filler, just install a length of tubing onto tap, drain all pressure from keg and turn c02 all the way down. Put tubing to bottom of "cold" bottle and slowly increase pressure until beer flows. This will minimise foam as will the cold bottle. It will lose ...
by canman
Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: avoid oxidation?
Replies: 5
Views: 5539

little late

the amount of oxydation caused during and after bottle filling is minimal, I doubt you could tell the difference between one filled normally and one filled with C02. The method of leaving the bottles until some C02 is created by fermenting is...well... you don't want to leave them uncapped that long...
by canman
Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Brewing kettle?
Replies: 5
Views: 11132

where you at Justin??

Hey Justin...I'm in NS as well, down in the Valley. I use aluminum and love it, easy to clean and light....and cheap. I think I'm the only all grainer in the valley.
you can check out my site if you want
www.bellybuster.noadweb.com
by canman
Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Pots?
Replies: 11
Views: 20540

have to say something

the alum. debate has been going on for years. I use 2 60qt alumnum pots and love them. Tough as nails!!! he restaurant business primarily ses aluminum stock pots as a matter of cost efficiency. The summer camp you send your kids to uses aluminum pots. The old tale of aluminum pots and altsheimers is...
by canman
Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Conditioning in a keg?
Replies: 6
Views: 5902

all the time

while I seldom if ever do this it is common practice by others. I can't imagine why though. Use one of the many online carbonation calculators to figure the amount of sugar
by canman
Sun Jan 18, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Siphoning after the boil
Replies: 13
Views: 12472

leave behind????

why leave any of that sweet nectar behind? I'm a die hard, I drain every last bit of wort into my fermenter. Anything in suspension should drop out during primary and the rest during secondary. And Yes, your wort will probably be cloudy going into fermenter. Don't do the paper towel thing again or I...
by canman
Sat Jan 17, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: New to the game
Replies: 6
Views: 5959

read read read

Welcome to the hole in which you shall pour money. Read everything beer related, I second www.howtobrew.com it is excellent. Work on technique first, boil as much of the wort as you can, you can taste the difference. If you have city water but can't afford bottled or filter system, pour water 2 days...
by canman
Sat Jan 10, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: HERMS vs. RIMS
Replies: 2
Views: 7149

heating method

rims systems heat the mash by heating the mash liquor directly, usually by pumping liquor through a chamber with an electric element whereas HERMS recirculates the mash liquor through a heat exchanger in the HLT, a softer gentler heating method.
by canman
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:11 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Chillers, Immersion vs. Counterflow
Replies: 6
Views: 13652

immersion man

I am an immersion man myself. I believe it uses less water as I don't have to clean the inside at all. After use just rinse off and prior to use, toss in boil for last 15 min. I use 10-12 gallons of water to cool 10 gallons of wort to pitch temps. I do however have very cold well water. www.bellybus...