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by jayhawk
Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Freezing point
Replies: 13
Views: 26095

I wonder

Yeah fitz, I wonder that to. I think there is a possibility of losing flavour. I imagine the water will freeze some of the compounds that make beer taste so good inside of the big ice block that will form. But, as you mention, this sort of reverse distillation is really what I am interested in. I wa...
by jayhawk
Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: keg to bottle procedures
Replies: 2
Views: 4200

I agree

Yeah, this method works well. The thinner the diameter tubing the better. Smaller diameter means less foam.

Enjoy
by jayhawk
Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First All Grain
Replies: 8
Views: 14869

Flaked barley

I use flaked barley quite often. I'm a big fan. It works great for head retention, and I find it tends to leave less haze the wheat malt, which is also good for head retention. I think dextrine or carapils malt is also good for this purpose, but I prefer the flaked barley. i use about 0.5 pounds per...
by jayhawk
Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Freezing point
Replies: 13
Views: 26095

Freezing point

I want to experiment with concentrating the alcohol in my beer by freezing the water in it, thus leaving behind a higher alcohol brew. Does anyone know of a way to determine what the ideal temp would be to maximize water freezing, but minimize alcohol freezing?

Thanks
by jayhawk
Thu Mar 04, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Priming w/out Corn Sugar
Replies: 4
Views: 5918

Ummm...

You might have problems with molasses. I primed a porter with some and found it to be quite unpleasent. The molasses lingered for over a year. I actually never finished the batch. You could also use corn syrup to prime the beer. Good luck. I hope you don't have the same molasses issue as I had.
by jayhawk
Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Priming w/out Corn Sugar
Replies: 4
Views: 5918

Grocery store

Grocery store, especially one with a bulk food section, should have corn sugar.
by jayhawk
Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprite/7Up keg odor/taste
Replies: 9
Views: 18510

Talked to pepsi

I actually called the local Pepsi bottling plant to ask if they could supply me with some kegs. They told me to talk to a local restaurant and get them to order an extra couple kegs and just pay the restaurant the deposit. Seems like they don't seem to mind. Besides, pepsi and coke market directly t...
by jayhawk
Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprite/7Up keg odor/taste
Replies: 9
Views: 18510

You rock Barleyman

That is one of the best signoffs I seen in a while! Good luck with the kegeration of the kegerator....
by jayhawk
Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprite/7Up keg odor/taste
Replies: 9
Views: 18510

My experience

I have used Sprite/7UP kegs successfully without changing the gaskets. The beer tasted great as usual. 99.99999% of the keg is stainless steel, so the beer is in contact with that almost all the time. The main gasket from the 7UP/Sprite one did have a mild soft drink odour, but the thing never touch...
by jayhawk
Wed Jan 21, 2004 9:01 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Reply for Jayhawk.
Replies: 1
Views: 4964

Thanks for getting back to me

Hey Tom. I have lost a few good posts to the void too - its a real p*ss off. Wow, sounds like your are well on way. I was talking about 6 months ago to a pro craft brewer up here in BC and he said his batches took three weeks round trip. I was amazed because his beer is great, and it takes me close ...
by jayhawk
Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Adding a second keg
Replies: 4
Views: 9017

Minimalist setup

I have a somewhat crude setup in my cellar for my kegs. No fancy kegerator or anything. I have found that the keg doesn't need to be hooked up to the CO2 constantly. So far I have had three different kegs functional at one time, serving three different beers. I just put the pressure on each keg, dri...
by jayhawk
Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:15 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Low Carbonation
Replies: 2
Views: 3368

hmmm....

You pose a very perplexing question, one I have pondered for years. Why? Why? Why? Did you put enough priming sugar in? Are there any yeast in suspension to facilitate carbonation? Have you waited long enough to allow for carbonation? If kegging, do you have CO2 and is your regulator working? You ar...
by jayhawk
Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Hops filtering
Replies: 6
Views: 6553

I use whole hops and a screen

I siphon my wort out of my kettle through a counterflow chiller. I have a steel screen that I use to sheath the copper siphon tube and it keeps the hops out. THis only works with whole hops though. The mess left after using pellets will clog the screen too, so I just don't use pellets. Now that I th...
by jayhawk
Sat Jan 03, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Settling agents
Replies: 1
Views: 4537

Knox works

I have once used a settling agent, and Knox was what I used. It did the job fine. The purpose of the settling agent is to remove suspended yeast and other protein particles (referred to as trub) from the beer. By doing this you end up with a beer that should finish nice and clear like the store boug...
by jayhawk
Sat Jan 03, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Chillers, Immersion vs. Counterflow
Replies: 6
Views: 15051

I like the counterflow

I have been using a counterflow for a while and highly recommend them. I have found they take less water, and they cool the beer down quicker and to a lower temp. Some people complain that they are hard to sanitize, but you just have to run sanitizer through it followed by hot pre-boiled water. You ...