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by Brewer2001
Thu Aug 08, 2002 6:31 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: WYEAST Ringwood Ale yeast??
Replies: 12
Views: 23555

Please send me a copy.

Eric, Having gone through a similar, but abreviated, fault identification training during my studies with the ABG I would like to fine tune my pallet. Your secrets are safe with me. During me internship the information that was presented in our tasting sessions was put to good use. I was having a sa...
by Brewer2001
Mon Aug 05, 2002 3:11 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Dry Hopping
Replies: 3
Views: 4232

"Hop Tea"

It is not exactly 'dry hopping' but works well. Simply steep your finishing hops in a pint of boiled de-clorinated water for 10 to 15 minutes then add to your secondary or bottling bucket. Boil the water then cool it to 150 - 170 degees. This will sterilize the water and help to retain the hop aroma...
by Brewer2001
Thu Aug 01, 2002 2:18 pm
Forum: Online Tools
Topic: What do you want in your brewing software?
Replies: 27
Views: 25999

Andy has hit on a good point!

Jeff, I haven't used your brewing software on this site (I use Pro Mash). I have recipe files, brew session files and I print text and graphs on mash regimen for each brew. This helps me to recreate and adjust the recipe. Most homebrewers probably do not keep notes in an orderly manner. This would h...
by Brewer2001
Sun Jul 28, 2002 12:37 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Starting all grain
Replies: 4
Views: 4851

I don't own a mill but...

Can your supplier mill your grain? If you are new to all grain you probably do not know which you need. If you plan to use a large variety of grains (American 2 row, English 2 row, German, Belgian and specialties) and want a 'tailored' milling for each the adjustable may be worth the money. But for ...
by Brewer2001
Sun Jul 28, 2002 12:13 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Conical Fermenters
Replies: 6
Views: 7160


Liquid, I had a nice response to your post but my modem timed out. Sorry. I will recap, if you are thinking about a tank you will reap the benefit but need $$$ to do it unless you can get on used. The things you need to consider are: Size: 7,12,27 gallons. Material: plastic or stainless (I would not...
by Brewer2001
Mon Jul 22, 2002 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mesa, Market research?
Replies: 1
Views: 2785

Mesa, Market research?

Eric, Are you thinking of a startup? I took the American Brewers Guild training back in 2000 in preperation for a career change. But most of the jobs in my area have dried up....I want to put a couple of years under my belt before I even attempt to write a business plan. I have also been exploring s...
by Brewer2001
Mon Jul 22, 2002 1:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Fermentation stopped after 24 hours??
Replies: 3
Views: 5451

Make a starter batch!

Chris, Yeast pitching seems to be a big issue for home brewers. There have been some recent posts on the subject, go back through the last month or so and read Eric's (Mesa) and mine. The main thing is viability, live yeast cells. Dry packet yeast is 'energized' to start quickly and requires rehydra...
by Brewer2001
Wed Jul 17, 2002 9:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Fermentation question
Replies: 3
Views: 5955


Mike, I had posted a reply to Andy about a month ago reguarding off flavors and underpitching of yeast. As Eric (Mesa) stated recently the amount is not as critical as the viability of the yeast that is pitched. Almost without exception liquid yeast needs to be grown to pitching quantity and viabili...
by Brewer2001
Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:38 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: ice beer...really cold lager?
Replies: 8
Views: 27923

Marketing, but true.

True "ice beer" was a German style (I can't find the spelling of the word) that chilled bock beer down below freezing than removed the ice to obtain a smooth highly alcoholic beer. But it was Bock and not 'light' lager. A process was patented in the US to get the smooth consistancy of the German "Ic...
by Brewer2001
Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:26 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Newbie Question: Can the same setup be used for both wine/be
Replies: 2
Views: 3797

Glass &stainless but not plastic!

Mike, You could use a glass carboy and a stainless fermentor (unitank) for both due to the low absorbtion of these materials. Plastic (food grade) has a nasty habit of retaining oils and flavors of strong substances (malt and hops). I would buy two seperate buckets to use as primaries and use the ca...
by Brewer2001
Sat Jul 06, 2002 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pro brewer or owner? Try to answer these questions.
Replies: 0
Views: 3014

Pro brewer or owner? Try to answer these questions.

Cajun, I was checking my files and found an equipment manufacturer that published a Brewpub Test your Knowledge site at The site is published by Innovative Brewing Technologies in conjunction with Vital Operations Guidelines & Considerations Manual. They ask y...
by Brewer2001
Fri Jul 05, 2002 2:23 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: irish moss
Replies: 1
Views: 2798

Irish moss

The best time to add the Irish moss is 5 to 10 minutes before the end of the boil. I usually add a teaspoon with my last hop addition.

Good brewing,

by Brewer2001
Tue Jul 02, 2002 11:49 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: yeast question - keep harvest?
Replies: 3
Views: 4220

I would keep the yeast.

I have a Wyeast Irish ale 1084 yeast on it's 9th generation and a Wyeast Chico 1056 on it's third generation. Both are getting better and more predictable with each batch. I know that the Irish will have to go soon...good by old friend! I wash my yeast every two or three batches if I detect sulfur. ...
by Brewer2001
Mon Jul 01, 2002 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Starting A Brewery
Replies: 10
Views: 9400

A good educational source.

I am a graduate of the American Brewers Guild of Woodland California. If you don't have any formal training or experience it is a good place to start. They also have an informational short course on opening a brewery. Let me know if you are interested. Email me at

Tom Flanagan
by Brewer2001
Sun Jun 23, 2002 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two times the charm
Replies: 6
Views: 5279

Go to it.

I have a 'flagship' Irish Red that I have been brewing for about three years. It has survived from extract to all grain. (I have some working right now) Big clew - my yeast is on its 9th generation. Also your second big variable is fermentation temperature. Greg Noonan stated it best - 'Brew one sim...