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by mrocco
Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: An answer: BeerSmith-like BrewSheet for BTP
Replies: 6
Views: 6457

Brewsheet

I've been unable to get this to work using a PC. BTP only generates one kind of file, right? Whenever I try to get "display.htm" to work I get "Error On Page." Java is enabled. I am using IE 7.0.
by mrocco
Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Method for cleaning inside of kegs
Replies: 23
Views: 39347

Cleaning Kegs

If you do need a brush, a new toilet brush works well. My personal preference is for the kind that's formed in a loop.
by mrocco
Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Wort Cooler Catastrophie
Replies: 10
Views: 17601

That's been one of my biggest fears because I've also had problems with leaky clamps. I've only ever gotten a little spray in there. I'm sorry for your loss.
by mrocco
Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Raw, Bland Hop taste
Replies: 2
Views: 5824

RE: Raw, Bland Hop taste

I've seen that some folks have said they get the "grassy" flavor/aroma when dry-hoping cold. I'm imagining a fresh-cut grassiness. This is more like a wet pile of cut grass. It's not that I think there is anything biologically wrong with the beer, it's just not pleasant. I have filtered, kegged and ...
by mrocco
Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Raw, Bland Hop taste
Replies: 2
Views: 5824

Raw, Bland Hop taste

For the second batch in a row, I dry-hopped in the secondary for 1 week. I tasted this batch (an IPA) at 3 days into the dry-hop as I was about to crash cool it for the remainder of the week. It tasted great! Not a ton of hop aroma, but great taste. 5 days later, the good taste is gone--just a raw, ...
by mrocco
Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: To Squeeze Or Not To Squeeze (Dry-hop bag)
Replies: 3
Views: 5717

The bag is already in there (for 5 days). Thanks for the replies. I think I'll squeeze, if I can inside the carboy.
by mrocco
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: What am i doing wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 11449

The higher the mash temp the less fermentable the wort. At 158, you're mashing at the higher end of the scale which I believe is going to lead to a higher FG, and and a sweeter beer. Even so, 1.020 ro 1.026 seems a little high, even at the high mash temp. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
by mrocco
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: To Squeeze Or Not To Squeeze (Dry-hop bag)
Replies: 3
Views: 5717

To Squeeze Or Not To Squeeze (Dry-hop bag)

Is there any downside to squeezing the bag when dry-hopping. Since the bag gets so large inside the secondary, I would probably need to stick something through the opening and press the bag against the side or something. Just seems like a lot of wasted beer and aroma inside there if I don't.
by mrocco
Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Database for equipment...
Replies: 35
Views: 328544

Rubbermaid 5 gal. Beverage Cooler Mash/Lauter Tun

CALIBRATION MEASURMENTS:

NOTE: This includes my 1/2" copper pipe manifold.

SHAPE: Circular
WIDTH: 10"
LENGTH: 10"
HEIGHT: 15" (estimated with lid on)
DEAD SPACE: 0.25 gal.

ENVIRONMENT: 78 deg. F
INFUSION VOL.: 5 gal.
INFUSION TEMP.: 153 deg. F
TEMP AFT 5: 150 deg. F
TEMP AFT 65: 147 deg. F
by mrocco
Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Printing recipes
Replies: 3
Views: 4756

Try changing print quality to anything above "Fast Normal" (i.e. 600 dpi or better). It worked fro me.
by mrocco
Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Printing recipes
Replies: 3
Views: 4756

Same problem..HP PSC1410.
by mrocco
Sat May 12, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forgot the temperature correction (1st brew)
Replies: 4
Views: 7180

Yeah, I figured out the temperature correction problem too late. Didn't want to add any water after I started the fermentation. Most people don't seem to think that's a good idea.
by mrocco
Sat May 12, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forgot the temperature correction (1st brew)
Replies: 4
Views: 7180

I actually did use the wet t-shirt method of cooling after I noticed that the temp was getting high. As I stated earlier, the fermentation only took 2 days, so there wasn't a lot of reaction time. The temp didn't get that high until day 2. Looking at my basement I realized that, for a few bucks, I c...
by mrocco
Sat May 12, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forgot the temperature correction (1st brew)
Replies: 4
Views: 7180

Forgot the temperature correction (1st brew)

Having a good bit of experience with winemaking, decided to go straight into all-grain (pale ale) with my first brewing attempt. Everything worked out fairly well. However, during sparging, checked the SG several times to see when it got below 1.010. I measured 1.008, so I stopped. Forgetting to cor...