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by BarleyMan
Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Will my yeast activate
Replies: 2
Views: 4471

will my yeast activate

If there was swelling of the packet, the yeast should be fine. If you have a brew store nearby with the same type of yeast, or a similar type, it won't hurt the beer to add more. Generally speaking, I like to add as much yeast as possible to start the ferment ASAP. Starting with less just means your...
by BarleyMan
Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to brew with...
Replies: 12
Views: 23081

Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to brew with...

Hi gang, It's been a while but I'm back with another ridiculous, er... good question. I live in mid-Missouri where the water is very hard. How hard, we've lived here for a year and we're replacing our coffee machine due to unyielding hard water deps. The other frustration is that my recipes, tried a...
by BarleyMan
Sun Apr 04, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Official Braggin' Rights
Replies: 7
Views: 21044

Way to go BB!

I too have been interested in entering some competition, but don't know much about the process. I don't know of anything within a few hours of here either, and that hampers my entry. As for your placing, I think there's no greater or more pleasing event for a brewer than to have his/her brew appreci...
by BarleyMan
Sun Apr 04, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Starting Up
Replies: 3
Views: 4932

Aluminum info

There was a recent discussion about using aluminum pots on this forum. Try this link http://www.beertools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1230 as well as the link within that discussion to an even earlier discussion.

Good luck and have fun!
by BarleyMan
Sun Mar 28, 2004 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CO2 Hangover/Headache
Replies: 13
Views: 16547

So where would you buy this filter?

I've noticed an occasional headache as well, and get my cylinder from a welding supply place in town. I know that "sometimes" I probably imbibe a little too much alcohol and not enough water, but I do drink a fair amount of water and usually don't get dehydrated.
by BarleyMan
Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: kegs - where do you get em?
Replies: 8
Views: 15460

what state?

What state do you live in? I ask because that'll factor into shipping charges. Thanks
by BarleyMan
Wed Mar 17, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: kegs - where do you get em?
Replies: 8
Views: 15460

5 gallon cornies $9.99

www.betbev.com is selling off their cornies for $9.99 each. The downside is that shipping is about $12.50 per keg, but that still gets you under the $25 you mentioned. I couldn't find anywhere local that had kegs to sell, and this option worked for me. If you have connections in California near the ...
by BarleyMan
Sat Mar 13, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: keg to bottle procedures
Replies: 2
Views: 3574

keg to bottle procedures

Alright keggers, help me out... If you are heading to a gathering and want to carry along some of your favorite brew, do any of you have preferred methods for filling a growler or a couple of bottles without wasting a bunch due to foaming? Thanks in advance.
by BarleyMan
Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:59 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First All Grain
Replies: 8
Views: 13403

No flaked used in this recipe

Sorry... I wasn't clear. I didn't use any flaked, and am wondering if I should add a bit to the recipe. Thanks in advance!
by BarleyMan
Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First All Grain
Replies: 8
Views: 13403

flaked barley

Let us know how that flaked barley works for head retention. I recently brewed a great coffee stout and kegged it. It comes off with a good head, and holds a little, but after a few minutes it's pretty thin. The beer however is just as fine as I had hoped.
by BarleyMan
Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Happy-hoppy Pale Ale recipe question
Replies: 4
Views: 5422

best (or your preferred) way to reduce chill haze?

I'll be kegging the beer. How can I reduce haze most easily?
by BarleyMan
Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Happy-hoppy Pale Ale recipe question
Replies: 4
Views: 5422

Happy-hoppy Pale Ale recipe question

I wanted to try the Happy-hoppy PA mini-mash recipe found on this site, and am hoping (hopping?) that "richanne" who put the recipe up will see this and reply. The recipe calls for three hop additions, the last being 1 oz of Cascade in the last minute of the boil. The directions call for dry hopping...
by BarleyMan
Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Conditioning in a keg?
Replies: 6
Views: 5902

You'll add pressure

You will need to purchase a CO2 tank or one of the CO2 cartridge injectors to keep the pressure up for dispensing. You don't want to use one of the hand pumps as this will introduce anything in the outside air (including oxygen) into the tank, spoiling your beer. As long as it's under CO2 it'll keep...
by BarleyMan
Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Conditioning in a keg?
Replies: 6
Views: 5902

Sampling one now...

I've got a delicious bock that's been in the keg for just over 2 weeks that I primed with sugar. It's very good.

Cheers!
by BarleyMan
Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:46 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: CO2 in fridge?
Replies: 4
Views: 8090

increase pressure?

Should I increase the pressure a bit to compensate for the lowered temp, or not worry about it?

And BB, I owe you for all the help. If you're ever passin' through Missouri, just let me know.