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by Dr Strangebrew
Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Bottling Filtered Brew
Replies: 4
Views: 5641

Testing

Tomorrow I am testing a carbonation method that hopefully will result in beer being carbonated in a few minutes, I will post back.

Cheers,
Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Sun Sep 19, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Fermentation issues
Replies: 4
Views: 8538

Re: Fermentation issues

What kind of yeast did you use? Dry? Liquid? What company? What strain? Do you know if the yeast was alcohol tolerant? Chances are you are okay, but I can write a little more if I have more info. Did you correct your gravity for temperature?

Cheers,
Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Sun Sep 19, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Bottling Filtered Brew
Replies: 4
Views: 5641

Probably...

I would recommend racking the beer into a keg through the filter and force carbonate. The beer must be well carbonated before you use the counter pressure bottle filler to fill bottles. If you are filtering out the yeast then bottling with priming sugar will not produce carbonation in the absence of...
by Dr Strangebrew
Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: how do i prevent sucking sanitizer during cold conditioning?
Replies: 2
Views: 3994

Simple solution

Disconnecting the blowoff tube from the carboy, waiting a couple seconds and then putting it back on should do the trick. Do this every few hours i.e., before you go to work, when you get home, and before you go to bed. This should do the trick. You may not even need to do it that often. Don't worry...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sun Sep 12, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low carbonation
Replies: 3
Views: 5390

In principle...

Just some thoughts: 1) If you had a way to keep the beer at 32 degrees F, or even a little colder for more alcoholic beers, while bottling. The lagers would typically be served at 45 and ales at about 50 or 55. This temperature differential would allow the gas to expand, maybe to the point where it ...
by Dr Strangebrew
Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Quantifying a 'vigorous boil'
Replies: 4
Views: 10014

Evaporation Rate

I have a 15 gallon keg conversion that I use as a boiling kettle. My evaporation rate around 22%. I want to start doing 10 gallon batches, but with my rate that high I don't have the space in the kettle to collect 11.5 gallons that I will need- 10 gallons plus 1.5 gallons deadspace. I have a propane...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Wyeast 2112 California Lager primary
Replies: 9
Views: 24085

That was fast

Thanks for your quick response. I think that I will begin to siphon into a new fermentor.

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Wyeast 2112 California Lager primary
Replies: 9
Views: 24085

Trub Definition

Eric, How do you define trub? Unfortunately I cannot cite my source, but I thought trub consisted of the material from hot and cold breaks and was to be distinguished from yeast settling out of the suspension, which as a whole is referred to as the yeast sediment. My concern is this. I haven't worri...
by Dr Strangebrew
Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Blends
Replies: 9
Views: 23045

I've been doing this for some tme

I have found that unique hop schedules and blends can make some really interesting beer. Playing with hop blends is something I do from time to time. I have American hop blends, German hop vlends, English hop blends. I will soon begin to dabble with mixed country blends, like a Mt hood, Willamette, ...
by Dr Strangebrew
Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:00 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Gueuze/Geuze
Replies: 2
Views: 22783

Gueuze

Eric, thank you for the info. I will post back as this endeavor develops.

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Black O-Ring fell into my wort!
Replies: 4
Views: 8630

Probably okay

I would guess that you have little to worry about. I've dropped the same thing, and worse, into batches that later turned out fine. The foam may be due to a reguvinated fermentation caused by sploshing the beer around during transfer. How long was it it in the primary?

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Quantifying a 'vigorous boil'
Replies: 4
Views: 10014

Quantifying a 'vigorous boil'

How do I know if my boil is vigorous enough?

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Recipe Calculator 3.5
Replies: 5
Views: 20106

I agree

I'm with jayhawk on the grains. cj in j is onto something with the hop additions. I would really, really, really like to see more hop additions available in the calculator. My favorite hop schedule is rather elaborate and the calculator just doesn't have the room that I need. Also, last time I check...
by Dr Strangebrew
Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: specific gravity question
Replies: 7
Views: 13873

Honey is an odd barrel of worms

The sugar content of honey will vary both within the batch of honey and from batch to batch (of honey). Thus, so will the gravity reading of any beer containing honey. It is very hard to predict what gravity contribution honey will give. Don't worry about it. It is true that Papazian lists 1.048-1.0...
by Dr Strangebrew
Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 15 Gallon Beer Kegs
Replies: 4
Views: 6250

How about

I use as a boiling kettle a 15 gal keg that I got from Sabco. I really like it. Their website is www.kegs.com.

Nate