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by brewmeisterintng
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Edge Protection on Sankey Keg
Replies: 2
Views: 9201

Sandpaper

I sanded mine so the edge is rounded.
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Yeast for an Amber Wheat
Replies: 7
Views: 11553

WLP 300

If you want to make it a wonderful yeasty hefe style beer with the banana and clove flavors... that is what I would do... but then... I love a good hefe.
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oaked Stout
Replies: 2
Views: 6148

If I had really read the magazine (BYO Sept 05)

There was an article in the same mag about oaking a beer and it referenced surface area exposed. I did taste it as you recommended and it totally rocked but didn't have the time to bottle it. I hope that it will still be good in a week as I will be sending this off to a competition.
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Watered Down Brew..?
Replies: 4
Views: 10578

+1

Couldn't have said it better slothrob. I know that new brewers tend to get overly excited about what they did or didn't do. It will still be beer... but there is always a lesson learned. :D
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oaked Stout
Replies: 2
Views: 6148

Oaked Stout

So, I have this Dominion Oak Barrel Stout Clone in the secondary (BYO recipe). I have added 2.5oz of medium toasted oak cubes to the secondary with two vanilla beans. How long do I let it sit in the secondary before bottling? I have never played with oak before and was wondering how long to wait.
by brewmeisterintng
Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: aeration
Replies: 4
Views: 13162

Kink the line

I guess I could try it but it was taking along time for the foam to settle. Something to play with. Didn't work on my lager, worked on my chocolate stout... will it work on my amber ale tomorrow. Only time will tell.
by brewmeisterintng
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: aeration
Replies: 4
Views: 13162

Let me answer my own question

The first beer I tried the SS stone on was a lager. Low mash temp... highly fermentable... and cold (50 degrees). All these aided in the foam from heck.
Today I made a double chocolate stout. I ran the stone with a max of 1 inch of foam forming on the top. So there you have it.
by brewmeisterintng
Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: aeration
Replies: 4
Views: 13162

aeration

Until last week I shook my carboy to aerate the wort. I now have a SS air stone and aquarium pump with filter as recommended by JP and JZ. Anyway, they want you to run this for 1/2 hour prior to pitching the yeast. I get 10 minutes and I have foam coming out the carboy neck. What am I doing wrong. ...
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: New (old) refridgerator... Now what?
Replies: 4
Views: 15361

Buy a digital thermometer

One that measures minimum and maximum temperatures. Place the sensor in the frig and see where you stand. I am guessing that you will want to sent the refrigerator on the warm side with the goal for lagers around 48-50 degrees. You might find that the old refrigerator's control unit cannot maintain ...
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Oaking a extract kit? Any thoughts.
Replies: 2
Views: 8946

You don't know until you try

This is a hobby man... some of our ideas work and some not so good. My advice is to make a scaled down version before going for full 5 or 10 gallons. That way you don't have as much invested if it doesn't turn out as desired.
by brewmeisterintng
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Beer Bottle Tap Handle
Replies: 3
Views: 12162

Beer Bottle Tap Handle

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My brother asked if I could make a tap handle in the shape of a beer bottle. Sounded like a challange to me... you be the judge.
by brewmeisterintng
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Batch sparge question
Replies: 4
Views: 12181

Never Tried It

You know when someone tells you to do something and it works... you continue to do it. That's where the additional 30 minutes comes in. I do mill my own grains and most likely have complete conversion after the hour. I should only have to add the second addition of water, stir, allow the grain bed ...
by brewmeisterintng
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: My new kettle
Replies: 3
Views: 12515

Good job

I am really liking my ball valve. Beats the auto-siphon hands down. I mash in a cooler so I don't use a false bottom. Yours looks pretty cool though.
by brewmeisterintng
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First Time Brewer - Help with yeast question
Replies: 3
Views: 7511

Wait for it...

By now you should see something going on. That is one of the reasons I love glass carboys. The show that the yeast provides always fascinates me. I also look for early signs of life. I too am guilty of pitching too warm. I am just impatient.... this is a great hobby and you too will develop your st...
by brewmeisterintng
Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: cold brewing
Replies: 4
Views: 11546

Specialty Grains

I think that the majority of specialty grains don't require conversion. That would require a mini mash. I do agree with bacteria and spoilable.