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by Brewer2001
Wed Dec 18, 2002 7:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: I'm Really Stupid!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 16007

Don't worry...just pitch!

Bobby, If any pro brewer claims not 'losing' at least one batch of beer, they are lying! Mistakes are the chances to learn. During my apprenticeship I had two (maybe three) mishaps. I milled in 35 lbs. of extra pale malt and left the lower steam jacket of the kettle on after the boil (15 minutes ext...
by Brewer2001
Sat Dec 14, 2002 7:35 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Anyone Using a Conical Fermenter
Replies: 8
Views: 8661

What I have seen.

Steve, What I proposed is a 'cheap and dirty' method. The real (most efficient) way would be a dimple jacket that would maximize the cooling area across the surface of the tank. This would also create a turbulant flow with in the jacket. The pro Unitanks have 2 or 3 jackets (depending on tank size) ...
by Brewer2001
Sat Dec 14, 2002 1:10 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: starter question
Replies: 5
Views: 4982

Get that conical.

Ed, Here is a prime example of the use of the fermenter that you want. First in answer to your question. Yes add the entire volume, unless you feel that there is a large amount of sediment from any previous pitches (assuming this was collected from a slurry). Adding the a measured volume is the only...
by Brewer2001
Sat Dec 14, 2002 12:54 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Anyone Using a Conical Fermenter
Replies: 8
Views: 8661

I think this could work..

Bugsy, Please send me some info on the V Vessel. Ed, I checked out both sites. It looks as if Zymico is incorporating some pro design features into his stuff. Here is somethings to think about. Having worked with pro grade Unitanks a racking arm is nice but not required. Just use an in-line 'site gl...
by Brewer2001
Sat Dec 14, 2002 11:29 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Masing and Boiling
Replies: 5
Views: 6093

It can be done but....

Brad, This question was asked by one of the guys in my brewing class. The advice was not to do this if you can help it. You may pick up some contamination due to the wort sitting at ambient temperature. You might want to cool it down as low as possable. That being said, I break the cardinal rule at ...
by Brewer2001
Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HEY FREON...
Replies: 10
Views: 8437

What Yuck?

LB, In the absence of a lab and all the test equipment most craft brewers taste their yeast regularly. As well as the wort, green or bright beer and packaged product. Some of the majors and regionals went through a period where no one tasted beer from the production run, it may meet specs but does i...
by Brewer2001
Sat Dec 07, 2002 11:50 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: LB, wasn't S.A. fun!
Replies: 1
Views: 7152

LB, wasn't S.A. fun!

LB, Two quick stories: A night to try and forget in S.A. and an under aged professional brewer/collector. First story: While my step father was employed by an airline (no names please) and stationed in Jedda I went over for "Christmas". I ate more ham than normal, visited with an English woman and h...
by Brewer2001
Sat Dec 07, 2002 11:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Push
Replies: 2
Views: 3794

Push

Ollie, I like your web page. I do have some questions/suggestions about your rig. Do you have a false bottom in your mash tun? You should, for three reasons. It enables you to pre-heet the mash tun and create a "base" for the malt that will help during run off. Secondly it helps the mash in which pr...
by Brewer2001
Thu Dec 05, 2002 8:53 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Beginning All-Grain Q's
Replies: 9
Views: 9076

Jim hit most of the high spots...

LB, DO NOT LET THESE POINTS STOP YOU. I don't think you need to get the frige yet,if you can control the temperature (within reason). I am still working out the temperature issue. I brew in the fall,winter and spring (just like craft brewers did for centuries). That said, you do need to have a good ...
by Brewer2001
Tue Dec 03, 2002 3:00 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: BobbyK...It is mostly the water.
Replies: 0
Views: 2922

BobbyK...It is mostly the water.

Bobby, In my reply to your first question, Rheingold was a good example of this type of beer. It was a lager that was mashed with a large amount of corn in the mash. The 'dryness' and hop accentuation is the result of hard, Sulfate (SO4-) ions. The Rheingold brewery was in the Williamsburg section o...
by Brewer2001
Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:14 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Dry Beer?
Replies: 8
Views: 17263

One word...Rheingold!

Bobby, Rheingold (not sure of spelling) was cotton in a can! It was a light lager that had a large addition of corn added as a adjunct part of the mash. I am not sure of the mash regiment or the type of yeast or hops that were used. It was dust dry and tangy. That would be one to model if you wanted...
by Brewer2001
Sun Nov 24, 2002 8:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: A few newbie questions
Replies: 8
Views: 12306

Hey Jersey...What exit?

I lived in Cliffwood Beach, Aberdeen Township for 7 years. I also worked for Nortel and spent a lot of time in the Richardson/Plano area and worked a project in Austin/San Antonio. Where are you? Why?

Brew well in the flatlands.

Tom F.
by Brewer2001
Sun Nov 24, 2002 8:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: A few newbie questions
Replies: 8
Views: 12306

I agree...

Brian, It is a little early for you to go to all-grain but I think you should go to partial grain. I would not steep the grains, especially crystal and roasted, at anny temperature above 148-152 F. or you may leach out a high amount of tannins. I noticed that you did not list SG readings. You need t...
by Brewer2001
Wed Nov 20, 2002 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Farmer Jim are you out there?
Replies: 1
Views: 2872

Farmer Jim are you out there?

Jim,

I am having a glass of "XXX" that we have been working on. It still needs the 'tang' to be true XXX but it is a real nice ale. It gets closer when it is refrigerated but I like it warmer.

Regards,

Tom
by Brewer2001
Wed Nov 20, 2002 10:19 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Hey Brewer2001
Replies: 2
Views: 4546

Now I may need to change it!

Ed, It is as follows. Irish Red Ale Mild full-bodied Irish Red Ale bittered with East Kent Goldings and Fuggles hops. Brewed to produce a,low alpha, mild flavored ale that is bottle conditioned to produce low carbonation levels. Single infusion mash for 5-gallon yield. Grain bill: 10.00 lbs. 2 Row E...