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by jayhawk
Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Fining and filtering Q
Replies: 14
Views: 14419

re: ?Stop jumping over dollars to pick up pennies?:

I am a little confused as to what you are talking about. If you are referring to my jockey box design then please be aware that I am not sourcing my own box materials just for the sake of saving some coin. For me homebrewing is not only about brewing, but also about creating a unique system and comp...
by jayhawk
Wed May 26, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Fining and filtering Q
Replies: 14
Views: 14419

Good points

thanks for the unput fitz. Cheers!
by jayhawk
Tue May 25, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Fining and filtering Q
Replies: 14
Views: 14419

Box idea

My jockey box is still a work in progress, and I have all the pieces but have not got around to putting it together. (Ice bath for the keg is getting me through temporarily). What I have is a styrofoam cooler (cheap, even free if you keep your eyes peeled), some copper pipe (hoping 15' will be enoug...
by jayhawk
Tue May 25, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Fining and filtering Q
Replies: 14
Views: 14419

Thanks

That is a good filtering thread. Thanks for the heads up.

Good brewing
chris
by jayhawk
Tue May 25, 2004 10:00 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Fining and filtering Q
Replies: 14
Views: 14419

Carbonation

I use a carboy for the secondary. I have been able to force carb my beer in my kegs no problem, even with no refrigeration. I want to be able to drop all the yeast out of suspension in the secondary prior to transferring to the keg for carbonation. As it stands now, I end up with a small yeast cake ...
by jayhawk
Mon May 24, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Fining and filtering Q
Replies: 14
Views: 14419

May have found the answer

Did a search on Google and found this: "Agar agar (from seaweed) has stronger setting properties and, unlike gelatine which requires refrigeration to set, it will set at room temperature after about an hour..." "Powdered agar agar can be substituted for the same quantity of powdered gelatine in a re...
by jayhawk
Sun May 23, 2004 8:06 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Fining and filtering Q
Replies: 14
Views: 14419

Fining and filtering Q

I want to get the yeast out of my beer. I have found that transporting my kegs to parties causes the yeast to get stirred up, which affects the flavour a little too much, especially when I am introducing the beer to people unitiated in the ways of homebrew. I have read up a little on fining and I am...
by jayhawk
Tue May 18, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Should I reuse this cake?
Replies: 5
Views: 7263

Yes, I agree...

...that spiced ale would make a mark an pale ales etc. But when we are referring to two "berry" beers, with the berries being somewhat similar in flavour and colour I think that things would be hardly noticeable. Would you have been able to detect the spices from the first batch in another batch of ...
by jayhawk
Thu May 13, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Should I reuse this cake?
Replies: 5
Views: 7263

Depends

If you think having a hint of cherry in the strawberry would bother you then don't reuse. Personally, I would not worry too much because I think it would take a very sophisticated palate to detect a hint of cherry in a strawberry beer.
by jayhawk
Fri May 07, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Malting
Replies: 1
Views: 3132

Malting

Does anyone have any experience malting their own grains. I want to experiment with grains other than barley and wheat, but I am not sure what temp to kiln them at. I would like to try create everything from a pale malt to a dark crystal. Any suggestions or links?

thanks
Chris
by jayhawk
Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: CO2 Hangover/Headache
Replies: 13
Views: 19711

Yuk

Pretty nasty stuff. I have been getting my CO2 from a beverage supply place, and have not been experiencing any problems at all. But I could see how a welding shop would not be as concerned about impurities etc. Good luck.
by jayhawk
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: CO2 Hangover/Headache
Replies: 13
Views: 19711

There was a post...

by Mesa about filtering the gas from the tank as Freon has suggested. Mesa mentioned that it is suprising how much crap actually comes out of some of the tanks. You may want to investigate this.
by jayhawk
Wed Mar 24, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CO2 Hangover/Headache
Replies: 13
Views: 19711

Question

Are you saying that you do not get a headache when you drink naturally carbonated beer? Or perhaps you are not drinking enough water. Dehydration is the most common cause of a "hangover".
by jayhawk
Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Freezing point
Replies: 13
Views: 26092

Makes sense

Good food for thought. This is something I will be chewing on for a while. Unfortunately i won't be able ot brew for a few months. Got to go work in the bush for a while to earn some cash.
by jayhawk
Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Freezing point
Replies: 13
Views: 26092

Agree

Your points are well taken. After my last post I was considering that my beer is generallly 5-6% alc/vol, so yeah, you are right that I would not get much in the way of volume if I removed a good portion of the water. I would think though that removing enough water to get a 15-20% alc/vol would be i...