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by Azorean Brewer
Tue Jan 15, 2002 3:13 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Time to move on
Replies: 8
Views: 10702

Don't do it ...

Listen to this old cogger, I did the same thing, got p*** off at the "EX" and sold all of my stuff because I thought "hell I'll never brew again", that was 7 years ago and I got back into it, and had to buy everything new all over again. We brew better than we can buy, so keep it, stow it away, pack...
by Azorean Brewer
Tue Jan 15, 2002 2:53 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Yet another beginner question
Replies: 3
Views: 4591

When to rack

Hey Yooper, I have always gone by the phylosophy of 7 days from cooking to racking and another 7 days to bottling. I have never had a problem. There really is nothing scientific about it, but I brew on a Saturday, and visible perking subsides by Thursday, and I rack on the following Saturday, then I...
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Jan 10, 2002 1:37 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Back to flavor problems
Replies: 7
Views: 7669

Try Irish moss

Yooper, when I use flowers or plugs they go into a muslin hop sack one for each application IE: bittering, flavor or aroma. However whenever I use pellets I do not filter them out. I use one teaspoon of Irish moss (Which is some type of sea moss???) but what it does is positively charge the fermenti...
by Azorean Brewer
Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:18 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Correct mash thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 7623

Mash thickness

Read Papazian's joy of homebrewing, every advanced all grain brewer show have this as a bible, it will save you a lot of time "experimenting" and get right to making good all grain beer the first time. I read the complete section three times before I ever cooked any grain. The advanced section tells...
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Jan 03, 2002 4:57 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Flavor problems
Replies: 14
Views: 26757

Steep time

Yooper, The steeping of the grains is completely prior to any boil. With an extract recipe I use one gallon of water for up to 1 1/2 lbs. of specialty grains. I bring the water up to 155F and then add the grains in the musslin sack, monitor the water to make sure it stays at around 155F add a little...
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Jan 03, 2002 12:54 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Help with Yeast nutrients ?
Replies: 3
Views: 5000

Help with Yeast nutrients ?

Happy New years Hop Vine, thanks for all the replies on the dry hops, now for my next dilema. What are yeast nutrients, how do they work and how much should I use? I have found a couple of web sites that sell them but no explaination on how to use them, any clarrification on this topic is greatly ap...
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Jan 03, 2002 12:51 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Flavor problems
Replies: 14
Views: 26757

Flavor Problems

Yooper, I agree with Billy about your flavor problems, try putting your grain in a hop sack (musslin $.35 ea or so tie it tight so they can't escape)and "steep" at no more than 160F 150F-155F is optimum for 30-45 min., remove the sack place it in a clean collander and pour about 1/2 - 1 gallon of ho...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Jan 02, 2002 2:38 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: More yeast questions!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 4469

Holding your breath

Hi Brewdude, I am searching for information on yeast nutrients and how they work, how much to use etc ... when I came aross this old posting you had on yeast culturing, I like what I read, and noticed that you stated that you hold your breath when pouring your yeast cultures into the bottle so that ...
by Azorean Brewer
Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:10 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: "Ole Ballantine clone
Replies: 3
Views: 9583

Ballentine XXX recipe

WOW I thought that I was the only one that really missed that beer, I too am old enough to remember that great beer and wish I had a few cases too ... LOL ... anyway, I found these extract and all grain recipes at http://www.leeners.com this is taken right from that site, if you are not an all grain...
by Azorean Brewer
Sun Dec 30, 2001 6:07 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Dry Hop Help please
Replies: 4
Views: 5108

Dry Hop Help please

I am an experienced brewer going on 5 years now, and I have never dry hopped. I want to try it because there are flvors I am searching for and know that the only way to get it might be dry hopping. The question I have is do I use pellets in the secondary carboy or flowers, if I use flowers how do I ...
by Azorean Brewer
Sun Dec 30, 2001 5:40 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: fermentation
Replies: 6
Views: 7816

Your fermentation problem

Hi, I can relate to your delema it happened to me and I paniced too. Don't worry, and don't panic. Chances are that if you had activity there is still something going on in your fermenter. I suspect that you have a very minor air leak in the cover of your ale pail, the high pressure was enough to pe...