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by caosesvida
Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: BeerBot
Topic: BeerBot for OS X is now available.
Replies: 4
Views: 18514

no havn't got it yet
by caosesvida
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: funny (not) taste in beer
Replies: 3
Views: 5639

funny (not) taste in beer

I have been trying to figure this out for a while now and I think that I have a clue. The beer tasted funny right off and then after about a month or two it starts to taste better and by the third month or so it tastes great. The taste is not in the fementers, not the first or the second. Its in the...
by caosesvida
Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: bitter versus temperature of beer
Replies: 2
Views: 13472

thanks .
by caosesvida
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: bitter versus temperature of beer
Replies: 2
Views: 13472

bitter versus temperature of beer

I find that the beer tastes more bitter when the brew is cold, after it sets for a while and warms up that taste seems to mellow out. I find the beer tastes a lot different at different temperatures. Does anyone know the cause of this, besides alzhimers I mean.
by caosesvida
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: yeast, how old is toooo old
Replies: 4
Views: 6984

thats encouraging news, I have a couple of white labs 8 moths old and was wondering if to use them. I did something else stupid , I threw my hops in the freezer and then the next day I was wondering where the heck was my yeast!! yup- I put it in the freezer. well I put it in the fridge, and after it...
by caosesvida
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Bottling from SS tank under pressure?
Replies: 2
Views: 4930

I have had reasonable luck with overcarbonating the beer, then drop the keg pressure very low and slowly add the beer, I keep the keg and bottles at 38 degrees. I don't know if I have let too much oxygen in, using that process but havn]t really seen any problem yet. I would suggest just trying this ...
by caosesvida
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: waiting too long to rack
Replies: 2
Views: 4722

Thanks for responding, I have been away from the computer awhile. I have myself set up to keep about 6 carboys in the secondary stage before kegging. I thought I was getting some bad beer, this happens from time to time. But I found out ( and keep forgetting) that leave it alone for a while and the ...
by caosesvida
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Dry Hopping
Replies: 5
Views: 10358

I have dry hopped for the first time also. PUt pellets into the carboy before putting beer in (secondary) the beer seems very cloudy, but the hops are not floatiing around. I got a lot of bubbling for a few days afterward. What is the gas coming off?? is this more co2 that is ativated by the hops? o...
by caosesvida
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Tube clogged over night
Replies: 2
Views: 6649

I had one that blew the plastic air lock apart ! I went away for a few days and came back to a real mess, but the beer survived. I guess it keeps fermentingand producing gas and now has alcohol in it to help preseve it.
by caosesvida
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Too high to bottle?
Replies: 6
Views: 11240

That title, made me wonder what you were talking about?
by caosesvida
Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: waiting too long to rack
Replies: 2
Views: 4722

waiting too long to rack

Is it a problem to let the primary stand too long, ie over 1 week, and in the secondary more than a month? for ales, and for heavier beers? thanks.
by caosesvida
Sun Oct 17, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: I'm relocating!...
Replies: 4
Views: 17529

I agree I think the homebrewer has a great advantage, with only 5 or ten gallons you can really do things ( experiment) that a big brewer can't. consistancey over batches is not as good maybe, but its the experiments that are the real gems! imho
by caosesvida
Sun Oct 17, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: New to all grain ??????
Replies: 6
Views: 8311

i boost the grain bill up a bit anywhere from 10 pounds to 12 pounda, just add a little more barley till you get the OG you are looking for. I experiment a lot and thats part of what i like about all grain.
by caosesvida
Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: hot break boil over
Replies: 1
Views: 3589

hot break boil over

Has anyone come up with a solution for that? I use a 15 gallon keg, and with the 10 gallon batches, using 11 gallons, if I am not there to turn the heat down it boils over, sometime quite a bit. thanks.
by caosesvida
Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: 10 Gallon batch question
Replies: 3
Views: 5985

When I dump from my keg i put about 1/4 in one and likewise for the other, then repeat, At this point I put in the yeast starter. I figure that this evens out the temperture and other thins. continue till I get about 3/4 in both carboys. Then I put the rest in with a gallon plastic jug that i had th...