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by Legman
Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: East Coast Ale Yeast
Replies: 4
Views: 6892

re:Taste over time

Shaggy, It's been quite awhile since I've used this yeast. I think, if I remember correctly, I may have been tasting this early on and not giving it enough time to age. I want to say the last time I used this yeast, I let it age 2 months before drinking and everything seem alright. I've since then h...
by Legman
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: How to use a conical fermenter?
Replies: 16
Views: 26749

Bill, I knew you weren't doing that and I didn't take it that way at all. I've read all the same type of complaints about conicals. And to tell you the truth, I was contemplating about not doing it, until I found the SS hopper. Then I had to do it. Either way, it should be a fun experiment. I like t...
by Legman
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Priming Sugar staring fermentation again
Replies: 4
Views: 6578

Hmmm, that is strange. I don't ever remember seeing anything like that when I was bottling.

Why did you add the corn sugar directly to the carboy? Was there still yeast and trub sediment in there?
by Legman
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 214806

I don't think I'm going to get anything this year. I had a few Goldings starting to for, but it looks like they've shriveled up. It's been raining almost every day here for the past 2 1/2 weeks and I think I'm starting get some disease. A few of them are starting to look pretty bad. Leaves are turni...
by Legman
Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: How to use a conical fermenter?
Replies: 16
Views: 26749

RE:Conical problems

Bill, I have read things that do state some of what you said. Particularly the part about the trub being stuck and not draining from the dump valve. And yes, it will not be as easy to clean as a carboy or bucket. With all those things said, I'm trying to take that into consideration while I'm buildi...
by Legman
Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: How to use a conical fermenter?
Replies: 16
Views: 26749

Re: racking arm

I think I might consider going with a CPVC elbow, if I wanted to get more beer out. The cone is pretty narrow down there, how much beer do you think you'd lose? I don't really know how much I'd lose. I guess my main problem is that I don't really know how far up the yeast is going to be up the cone...
by Legman
Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Priming Sugar staring fermentation again
Replies: 4
Views: 6578

RE:Priming sugar

Ok, first back up and explain you process up to the point where you added the priming sugar. More info is needed to understand what's going on. I've never seen fermentation start back up as soon as you add priming sugar. If you haven't bottled it now, I'd just wait and start over or you may not get ...
by Legman
Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: How to use a conical fermenter?
Replies: 16
Views: 26749

Racking arm

Hmmm, alright. Maybe I wont need one then. I don't really have an idea where the yeast/clear beer level is going to be at in the conical. It may just take a few batches to see where it ends up. I did see some valves with rotating racking arms that you could purchase, but man they were expensive! One...
by Legman
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: How to use a conical fermenter?
Replies: 16
Views: 26749

Racking arm

Hey Slo, any ideas on how far the inside racking arm on your buddies conical was from the bottom of the cone?
by Legman
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Lots of foam, beer is basically flat
Replies: 6
Views: 10107

Over carbonation

If your beer is over carbonated, you'll have to take it out of the fridge and let it warm up. As it warms up, the CO2 will be release out of the solution, then just let the pressure out of the keg and start over. 30 psi for a week? At what temperature was this at? :shock: If your getting wild, foamy...
by Legman
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Beer Darker than expected
Replies: 1
Views: 3789

More than likely, it was the chocolate malt. Chocolate malt color is about 375L, which gets things dark pretty quickly.

You might want to check your grain data base and make sure the colors of your grains match what you are purchasing. I had to change mine to correct this problem.
by Legman
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Installing a kettle valve
Replies: 4
Views: 9422

re:Weldless Valve

Shaggyt, I'm doing the same thing. I've pieced a valve and a drain tube inside the kettle. I'm using just regular rubber O-rings from my hardware store. The kettle is only going to get to boiling temperature and no higher, 212F depending on where you live. The rubber should hold up to those temperat...
by Legman
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Zinc in the Kettle
Replies: 2
Views: 6478

Galvanized Steel

Shaggyt, I ran into the same problem in finding SS washers locally. I ended up using galvanized in my mash tun.....and my hair hasn't fallen out yet. :mrgreen: Surprisingly, I could not find much information about galvanized metals and food safety. I did see some older non-beer related forums saying...
by Legman
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 214806

Harvest

From what I understand, when they feel papery, then it's time to harvest and dry them. As far as how many times you harvest is up to you. In general, they won't all be ready at the same time, so you could do more than one harvest. In commercial growers, I think they just typically do one harvest, in...
by Legman
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 214806

re:Bines per plant

Yeah, I was kinda thinking 5-6 bines myself. As of right now I only have 1 string per plant and I'm not sure how crowded that will be. I may try it anyway just to see what happens, then change it if I see fit.
Like every thing else, I've seen so many different opinions.

Thanks for your input Bill.