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by Azorean Brewer
Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:05 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: contamination problems
Replies: 3
Views: 8036

I too, feel your pain

Dear Alt Lover, Chris has some great points, we need details. I had the same problems back in 1992-1993, I ended up pouring 4 - 5 gallon batches down the sink from the secondary ... I was ready to give it up. My problem was that I was using cheap / old dry yeast. I asked for help (no forum back then...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: firehouse brewery in ohio
Replies: 2
Views: 4524

Ask them,

Hey NB, If you can find a link to their website, you might want to try and ask them. If that doesn't work you can try "The Replicator" in BYO (brew your own) magazine. People write into the replicator all the time asking for recipes for a particular brew and he will contact the brewer and get Extrac...
by Azorean Brewer
Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yet another newbie with a question or two.
Replies: 6
Views: 9058

And merry Christmas to you too ...

Kine I calculated your O.G. at 87F to be (+.004) or 1.041, at a finish of 1.011 my calculations puts your beer at around 4.1%. As stated, go ahead and secondary for 10-14 days, this will help to minimze sediment in the bottle. I agree, your beer is going to turn out fine ... Did you add any hops ? i...
by Azorean Brewer
Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Equipment for all grain brewing
Replies: 5
Views: 14155

All grain equipment needs are ...

Cyto, Pickup a copy of Charlie Papazian's "New Joy of home brewing", and read it, esspecially the "Advanced all grain section". You will learn a lot, about the techniques, and equipment necessary. I have been doing all grain for three years and still use my "Zapap" lauter tun which is outlined in th...
by Azorean Brewer
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Help With Lager Recipes
Replies: 5
Views: 13708

You can get away with room temp's

Jam, Welcome to the Forum, True lagering requires slow cool - cold temperatures for extended periods of time, Example true Oktoberfest requiers 90 days right at freezing temperatures to be "authentic" but to answer your question, Yes you can get away with fermenting at room temp's, you may not get t...
by Azorean Brewer
Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Newbie Fermentation ?'s
Replies: 6
Views: 11848

My only observation is this

You should NEVER used bleach around active yeast cells, including the air lock. I have read that one drop of bleach is enough to kill the bacertia in 5 gallons of water. I would get in the habit of using cheap vodka in your air lock OK? I'll let others comment on the remainder as I have never experi...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Azorean:Regarding your Octoberfest recipe.
Replies: 5
Views: 8120

Tom, another thought occurred to me ...

Tom, I was wondering by any chance did your air lock go dry ? and what did you have in it. When I am lagering for a long period (or at all for that matter) I use a cheap vodka for solution in the air lock. I once had my air lock evaporate (before I knew to check it regularly) and my batch went bad ....
by Azorean Brewer
Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Azorean:Regarding your Octoberfest recipe.
Replies: 5
Views: 8120

Awe Man I feel bad ...

Tom, How frustrating is that ... I have been enjoying this brew for about three weeks now. I brewed yet another glorious batch and lagered it, then kegged the baby ... and it is as good as I remember. What did you use for yeast ? Did you make a starter? did you use liquid yeats ? I can't imagine how...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: JSP Maltmill - Non adjustable question
Replies: 1
Views: 8646

JSP Maltmill - Non adjustable question

Team, I searched all of the archives for JSP Maltmill and found some good reading. My question is this Is there anyone out there with a non-adjustable Malt mill that is not happy with it. From everything I have read everyone who has a non-adjustable is happy with them. I am looking at shelling out $...
by Azorean Brewer
Sun Oct 17, 2004 8:18 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: New to all grain ??????
Replies: 6
Views: 8035

If you are looking for malry brews

I agree with everything that has been said. I have been making all grain for 3 years and one thing that I have learned is to mash at 154F or higher (up to 158F) if you are looking for malty brews ... Also not wanting to blow my own horn (this recipe can be found in the Dec. 2002 Brew your own), if y...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: PBW Alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 88304

Found TSP/90 and Washing Soda

OK I have found the TSP/90 (Red Devil) at my local ACE Hardware store, and I also found washing soda at my local grocery store, the TSP/90 was $7.59 for 4 lbs. and washing soda was $2.79 for 3 lbs. I understand that it is 2 parts TSP/90 to one part washing soda, but what amount per 5 gallons of wate...
by Azorean Brewer
Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: PBW Alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 88304

TSP/90 and washing soda question ?

What ratio do you use of the TSP/90 and washing soda ? ? ? per gallon of water.

Also What is washing soda ?

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Brewing with Rice question ? ? ?
Replies: 1
Views: 4037

Brewing with Rice question ? ? ?

Hey Team, I just made my "Cream of the Crop" cream ale for the first time, I used 8 lbs. Pale malt 1/2 lb. Cara-Pils 1 1/2 lbs Raw Rice 3/4 oz. Halletaur 60 min. 1/2 oz. Saaz 1 min. I crushed the rice pretty fine, (looked like raw tapioca) cooked it 20-30 minutes and added it to the mash. It tasted ...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Final Gravity to high
Replies: 4
Views: 6810

A few questions

Hi,

Give us some more information OK?

What temp did you ferment at ?

Did you rack to secondary yet?

How much specialty grains did you use ?

Better yet post your entire recipe so we can deduct a reasonable answer OK?

Regards,

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Sep 29, 2004 6:08 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Length of fermentation vs. alcohol content?
Replies: 3
Views: 9140

Many factors to calculating Alcohol

Weiss, I believe that the alcohol content is a variable between the starting gravity and the final gravity, other variables will be ingridients, type of yeast, fermentation temperature, etc ... From my experience it has nothing to do with the fermentation time exactly, providing the beer ferments ou...