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by joemez
Wed Sep 03, 2003 8:15 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: I've got to get obsessive here
Replies: 31
Views: 43022

it makes sense

it makes sense. my only batch that really came out good was an IPA. possibly from large amounts of hops? I heard that hops can take care of small amounts of bacteria, is this true?
by joemez
Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: I've got to get obsessive here
Replies: 31
Views: 43022

what type

distilled or regular spring water?
by joemez
Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:10 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: I've got to get obsessive here
Replies: 31
Views: 43022

not yet

I havent had a chance to try that one again yet. It was an IPA kit. I have another IPA kit from another Co. that I will try next.
There is a local ice co. that doubles as a brewery. Mabe I will try their water. I heard it is good for brewing, or should I just use some from the store?
by joemez
Wed Sep 03, 2003 2:44 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: I've got to get obsessive here
Replies: 31
Views: 43022

I've got to get obsessive here

my latest batch is infected again. I am hoping my new cleaner and sanitizer will solve this problem, but I want to get some opinions about the way I brew... first, the spoon I use to mix the wort while it is brewing sits on a dish inbetween stirs. should I be rinsing and sanitizing each time. Also t...
by joemez
Sun Aug 31, 2003 7:22 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: question for Billybock about Star San + PBW
Replies: 4
Views: 5454

oh yeah

i feel stupid! I'll weigh it out on a scale, of course. Thanks for the advice. Looks like I got everything I need. Gonna clean and sanitize my keg with it and transfer. Hopefully I was thorou enough with the other stuff I used on the carboys and such. Thanks for all your help. It is greatly apprecia...
by joemez
Sat Aug 30, 2003 12:15 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: question for Billybock about Star San + PBW
Replies: 4
Views: 5454

one more for ya

wow! that has to be the quickest response on record! Thanks
The PBW i got is just a one pound container(not seperated) do you know how many tablespoons of it equals 2 oz? Also, how long do you keep it? Can I store it to use multiple times?
by joemez
Sat Aug 30, 2003 11:31 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: question for Billybock about Star San + PBW
Replies: 4
Views: 5454

question for Billybock about Star San + PBW

The stuff I ordered finally came in. I ordered directly from 5-Star not knowing I could have gotten it quicker from most home brew suppliers (and cheaper too). Oh well... Anyway, I noticed that they offered a kit which had measured amounts of PBW and Star San along with a "quick reference card" and ...
by joemez
Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:32 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Has anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 4768

adapters

If you could find the right fittingd(female pin lock to barb and male ball lock to barb) you could make a couple fittings to adapt by connecting them with a small piece of tubing
by joemez
Sun Aug 24, 2003 4:44 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: question about oxygen
Replies: 17
Views: 16614

no light

that was the first thoughts from other members here a while ago when I had some issues, so I made a fermentation chiller which took care of the light and temp issue. So now pretty much all that is left is my sanitation
by joemez
Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:17 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: question about oxygen
Replies: 17
Views: 16614

no full boil

I usually boil about 2.5 gallons, then put the pot in a sink with ice water around it. It comes down below 100 deg.s in less than a half hour or so. Then I add it to another 2.5 gallons of cold water in my fermentor, which brings it to under 80 or so.
Do you think that is too long to cool?
by joemez
Thu Aug 21, 2003 1:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: question about oxygen
Replies: 17
Views: 16614

I wish I was drinking one of MY home brews

but I will be... eventually.
thanks for the advice
I have tried different hops but if this batch tastes off, I will retry that one that tasted good, again
by joemez
Wed Aug 20, 2003 1:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: question about oxygen
Replies: 17
Views: 16614

i like beer

and all types. There is definitely something wrong with them. I have been doing kits of beer styles I love, so I doubt seriously that they are supposed to taste that way. Ive got an American Amber in the primary in the chiller. I ordered the stuff Bill advised for cleaning and sanitizing so hopefull...
by joemez
Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: question about oxygen
Replies: 17
Views: 16614

I'm on it

I remember you suggesting this stuff a while back, so now I'm gonna try it.
Is it OK to leave it in the keg(stainless) or the glass carboy for a while?
I'm gonna order some so I can use it on my secondary(I have a batch in primary right now)
How does PBW work? should I get some of that too?
by joemez
Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: question about oxygen
Replies: 17
Views: 16614

stainless?

can I use it on stainless, glass and plastic? how do you check the ph?
by joemez
Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:18 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: question about oxygen
Replies: 17
Views: 16614

cleaning

I scrub the inside of it with a large brush and flush it real good. Then I let it sit with either Iodopher or B-brite in it(corked) till I need to use it again. Then I flush it again and use Iodopher, drain and let air dry. The type is a Nut Brown Ale. I dont know how but I think I am not being thou...