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by jctull
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Giving some new techiniques a whirl.
Replies: 5
Views: 6743

Re: Giving some new techiniques a whirl.

One thing I tried did not go so well however. I tried whirlpooling and siphoning from the brewpot. In the past I always poured through a funnel and strainer. I liked this new way but I did not really notice any benefit to the whirlpooling. I still ended up with signifigant trub. Perhaps I did not d...
by jctull
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Tokyo Realale Festival...
Replies: 4
Views: 15769

That's great to see. I had no idea that CAMRA had made headway in Japan!
by jctull
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggestion -- all new members should be moderated
Replies: 8
Views: 10590

There's a phpBB module called Anti-Spam ACP that is worth a look. I have used that on a forum along with a mod called Anti Bot Question Mod; these cleared my problems. The second one allows you to use custom questions similar to what was suggested above.
by jctull
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Calibrating 'vessels' and 'heat sources'
Replies: 10
Views: 10681

I find these things useful as well. My situation is similar to Jeff's, although I have good tap water these days. But like Jeff, I heat my hot liquor tank and knowing how long I have before I need to have all my grains measured and crushed is quite useful. I'm still waiting for the alarm to tell me ...
by jctull
Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Best/Most Used and Worst/Least Used Tools
Replies: 15
Views: 24729

Oxiclean...

You can get Oxiclean at Costco if you have one nearby and a membership. Not worth getting the membership for only the Oxiclean.

Personally, I prefer BLC that require a less extensive rinse. You can rinse with cold water. My 2
by jctull
Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Sulfur, yeasty taste... Too late?
Replies: 23
Views: 33680

Re: Aeration

I don't know how everyone else is doing it but I craddle my carboy at a 45 degree angle while sitting and shake the crap out of it after I have pitched my yeast starter. I usually get some wort in the airlock which I rinse. I have tried easyeast and was not very pleased with it. I read it was ready...
by jctull
Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Questions on the program
Replies: 7
Views: 6927

The developers are working on an inventory feature. It will allow tracking costs to my knowledge as there are already fields for costs in the ingredients list. (You currently will get a report of cost for your beer if you fill in the cost details for your ingredients.) Not to diss the competition, b...
by jctull
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Bottle Conditioning Lagers
Replies: 2
Views: 4104

Old topic with no reply... Your original issue with overcarbonation of lagers can occur because a great deal of CO2 is kept in solution during ferment due to the low temperature ferment. So carbonating based on traditional suggested amounts of priming agent can produce an overcarbonated finished bee...
by jctull
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Questions on the program
Replies: 7
Views: 6927

I was thinking that you can use the printout list of ingredients as a sort of tick-off list. It should be sufficient. The program does not produce a numbered list of steps for brewing your beer, but I do not know of any that do this.
by jctull
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Bottled water...
Replies: 7
Views: 7224

Re: You can ALREADY use multiple sources of water in BTP

Using the water chemistry table in BTP, you can add and combine as many varieties of water in whatever ratios you want, and BTP will add up the salts for you. The water won't appear on your ingredients list, though, but you could always add the few that you might use to your 'special ingredients' l...
by jctull
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: 324 % Efficiency Question ?
Replies: 8
Views: 9115

If you can replicate the error, you might post it in the bugs thread.
by jctull
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Downloading recipes
Replies: 2
Views: 3519

You cannot download it directly into your program currently. You can download a recipe off of the server and then open it in BTP.
by jctull
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Feature Requests Archive A
Replies: 267
Views: 745974

I have to second (or third as I asked for this in a prior post) the request for an alarm. Yes, I have a clock in my brewery, but why bother with a timer when I have a computer connected to some speakers playing tunes while I brew that also happens to be running BTP? This is about requesting things t...
by jctull
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Bottled water...
Replies: 7
Views: 7224

It is also useful to cut water with a proportion of bottled water. This, of course, would require the possibility to use multiple sources of water, including bottled or distilled water. Sorry to create such hassles, but it is a useful thing to be able to do. When I lived on a well, I used Alhambra D...
by jctull
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: decoction mashing
Replies: 13
Views: 19685

Take the recipe that is attached to the wiki article, and open the schedule. The "1st Decoction" step is going to raise the mash tun to 145 degrees, right? After 15 minutes, note that the "Main Mash 1st Sac Rest" final temperature has dropped to 141.8 degrees. Question: Did BTP calculate that 3.2 d...