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by jayhawk
Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:18 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: single vessel fermentation
Replies: 7
Views: 7184

please elaborate, Push Eject

Just wondering what a "cold break" is, and why do you do this? I am assuming this removes unwanted junk from the wort prior to fermenting, thus giving better flavour. I am trying to eradicate an underlying (barely there) musty type flavour from my brew. Would your technique help? Also, what is your ...
by jayhawk
Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:10 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Beer from Maple Sap
Replies: 8
Views: 17386

want to try, just don't have the sap

I suggested trying to brew maple sap beer to some friends the other day and they thought I was nuts! I knew there were others out there who would give it a try. I was also thinking of birch sap, has anyone tried that before? I live near Vancouver BC so I don't have a good source of tree sap of any s...
by jayhawk
Sat Mar 23, 2002 2:37 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: How to remove original brown bottle labels
Replies: 8
Views: 9430

Elbow grease

Where I come from a little elbow grease goes a long way in gettin' a job done.
by jayhawk
Fri Mar 22, 2002 8:48 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: How to remove original brown bottle labels
Replies: 8
Views: 9430

Removing Labels

I have found the quickest way to remove labels is to submerge and soak in hot water for 1 to 2 hrs and then use a scraper (the straight edge of a butter knife works well) and a small amount of elbow grease. The label and glue come right off. If you have a big sink it would be easy to knock off 48 35...
by jayhawk
Wed Jan 23, 2002 1:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Just Checking
Replies: 24
Views: 31294

a rule of thumb

My rule of thumb is once I can see the beer (ie, little or no foam is present) I transfer to the secondary. Sometimes this takes 2 days, sometimes 3 or 4. Airlock observation is not always reliable because the bucket may have a poor seal. Using time as a guage is unreliable too because it is hard to...
by jayhawk
Sat Jan 12, 2002 8:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Flavor problems
Replies: 14
Views: 26688

Steeping/Rinsing

I use specialty grains this way: heat water to 70-75 Celsius and steep in a bowl for 30-45 mins. During this time my kettle comes to boil. I then strain the "tea" into another bowl, add this liquid to my kettle, and then sparge with another 1 or 2 litres of hot water. Don't strain or sparge directly...
by jayhawk
Mon Dec 24, 2001 7:11 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Bottling Blues...
Replies: 2
Views: 4138

Bottling methods

I am a new homebrewer, but I have never had bottling troubles. What I do is transfer the beer to a sanitized 6 gallon bucket and then start the siphon again to fill bottles. For the siphon I use a racking cane with about 4 feet of food grade plastic tubing with a clamp on the tube that makes it easy...