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by fitz
Mon Dec 30, 2002 6:11 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Using Rice Hulls
Replies: 2
Views: 3661

Just a strainer

The Rice hulls are only for the straining effexct since the wheat doesn't have enough matter in it to do the job. Doesn't have to be put in for the whole boil! Just enough to "pastuerize and then sparge with it.
by fitz
Mon Dec 30, 2002 3:05 am
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Christmas Loot?
Replies: 13
Views: 18540

Mrs Claus

Congratulations to the new Dads. It the hardest Job you'll ever love. Mrs Claus was good to me too this year. I got a CO2 system for picnic taps (a dispenser that takes 12 gram CO2 cartridges like the air guns use)I also got about 35 lbs of various malt extracts, 18 oz of hop pellets, and a big bag ...
by fitz
Mon Dec 30, 2002 2:51 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Flavour stability
Replies: 5
Views: 9064

Get the oxygen out

If you want to save the flavor of the new beer, they sell oxygen absorbing caps the keep the beer tasting "new" longer. Also, make sure you use a secondary fermenter. The more dead yeasts you get out of the beer, the better it will taste for a longer period. Since you said you were bottle conditioni...
by fitz
Sun Dec 29, 2002 6:38 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: See if you can top this
Replies: 2
Views: 4356

Update

Here is an update on my Hop bag fiasco. I bottled the quuestionable beer the other night. It no longer had any dye color still remaining in the beer. The beer also tasted fine. I have to assume the yeast did their job, and not only fermented the wort, but actually cleaned it as well when it settled ...
by fitz
Sun Dec 29, 2002 6:30 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Extract boiling..or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 11662

Both ways

I have done both types of extract brewing. I have found that if you choose the no boil method, use some amylaze enzyme to help convert the extra protiens to fermentables!
by fitz
Mon Dec 23, 2002 6:29 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: time to clean out the cupboard..
Replies: 4
Views: 5134

careful

Make sure you use at the very least 7 lbs of fermentable malt sugar(7 lbs of extract or 10 lbs of grain) The beer will be too wine like in taste if you don't. I had a problem like that once with corn sugar, and one once with honey. I keep it at least 70% 30% just as a precaution when using any corn ...
by fitz
Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:34 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: See if you can top this
Replies: 2
Views: 4356

See if you can top this

Speaking of stupid brewers tricks. I have a double batch of beer going. I had been so busy working on this addition to my house, that the brewing had taken a backseat. I finally had enough and was detemined to make not one, but two batches. I went to a club I belong to since there is no wife and kid...
by fitz
Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:09 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Stupid Brewer Tricks
Replies: 4
Views: 18532

German Beer

I love German beer. The Moravian Pilsner malt is the Maltiest(If thats a word) light malt you will find. If you want a light beer search this one out. If you like it a little darker go 50/50 with some Munic Malt. You can go upwards from there. I personally like to mix the maltiness of the german mal...
by fitz
Mon Dec 23, 2002 3:27 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Saflager Yeasts
Replies: 5
Views: 6449

Lager yeasts

Saflager s23 yeast is a pretty good one. There is one made in Austrailia named Superior, that I like better. It has a nice clean taste. I even had a mishap once that the furnace vent was left open in the basement and it got too warm for lager yeasts normal brewing temps. The beer (I guess it would b...
by fitz
Mon Dec 23, 2002 3:19 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Kegs
Replies: 6
Views: 6954

Thanks

Thanks for the info. The 3 gal kegs are at a great price. I can get 4 for the same price as one of the 5 gal one elsewhere. Don't know what the shipping will be, but that price can handle a little shipping charges.
by fitz
Fri Dec 20, 2002 10:19 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Kegs
Replies: 6
Views: 6954

Ones I have seen

I hasve seen the Tap a draft system, and the Philtap mini kegs. They are neat options for a picnic. I have everything I need for the cornelious style, and they keep the beer nicer. I say one 3 gal Cornelious on ebay for $37 and rising that was in poor shape at best, and an as is advertisement. You c...
by fitz
Fri Dec 20, 2002 10:07 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: tubing question
Replies: 3
Views: 4517

why not

The way you described it sounds as if it would be a good all around tubing, especially if it is colored dark enough to keep out UV light. The way you descibe it, it sounds like the pex tubing that I just installed into my radiant floor heat. That stuff is potable grade tubing so it would be great fo...
by fitz
Fri Dec 20, 2002 9:09 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: HOPS
Replies: 5
Views: 8288

tried

I've tried some of those combinations and they have tasted fine. The only hop I have tried and not liked was Chinook. Between those hops, and a little too much on the dark malt, made my Irish stout something Arthur Guinness would wince over. Of course I drank it. Somethimes mixed it with a pale ale ...
by fitz
Fri Dec 20, 2002 4:05 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Kegs
Replies: 6
Views: 6954

Kegs

How many out there are kegging their beer. I recently purchased a picnic CO2 injector similar to the Bicycle pumps to use on the road. I have started seeing 2.5 gal and 3 gal kegs advertised, but they are in scarce supply. Does anyone know of a place to get this size at a reasonable price. I can't s...
by fitz
Fri Dec 20, 2002 3:19 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: HOPS
Replies: 5
Views: 8288

HOPS

Alright, I have to ask. What types of Hops do you like to use. It seems to me, that no matter what type of beer that I want to brew(light/dark) I normally go back to the same type of hops every time. I like the mixture of Willamette and Fruggles in many beers, and if I want something different, I us...