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by joemez
Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: question about oxygen
Replies: 17
Views: 16635

definately air

Thanks for responding Bill I am using an auto-siphon and air was being drawn in past the seal on the pump(I tried it in water after). I wish I could describe the taste. the best I could describe would be maybe an soapy taste, or even a bitter or alcohol taste.(sorry I am being so vauge). Would air b...
by joemez
Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:30 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: question about oxygen
Replies: 17
Views: 16635

question about oxygen

during my transfer to secondary on my latest batch, i had a problem with my siphon. It was drawing air for the whole transfer. I tasted it at that point and it was good, now after a week in the secondary it seems to have gotten worse. Maybe after a bit of conditioning it will get better but it seems...
by joemez
Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: auto-siphon
Replies: 0
Views: 3162

auto-siphon

I have been using the auto siphon and love it, except on my latest usage it was pulling air in from around the o-ring at the end of the dip tube. I cleand it really good and it still does it. Is there a lube or something that I should use? Has anyone else ever had this problem? I was using it for my...
by joemez
Thu Aug 07, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Temperature Control
Replies: 3
Views: 5139

fermentation chiller

I recently made a chiller that I found online. Its pretty simple to make, small, light weight and only cost me about $70 total. You just have to replace ice jugs every day or so. I followed the directions exactly and it worked out great.
http://home.elp.rr.com/brewbeer/chiller/chiller.html
by joemez
Mon Aug 04, 2003 4:30 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: iodopher
Replies: 6
Views: 7962

While i'm on the subject...

I have used Iodopher on plastic a few times and it has gotten discolored. Is this merely a cosmetic problem or is it not a good idea to use it on plastic? I would rather just use Iodopher on everything(glass, stainless and plastic) if its not going to cause any other problems besides the discolorati...
by joemez
Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:07 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: iodopher
Replies: 6
Views: 7962

whew!

thanks guys!
by joemez
Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:32 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: iodopher
Replies: 6
Views: 7962

iodopher

I have a question about sanitizing with iodopher. I am not supposed to rise it off, just let it air dry. What if it is not completely dry before i use it? I just started a batch and noticed there was still droplets on the inside of my carboy before I filled it. Please tell me i didnt screw up this b...
by joemez
Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:23 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Listerman
Replies: 12
Views: 10831

thanks

I will try that recipe. but i just got a couple kits in the mail that I'm gonna fire off first.
by joemez
Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Listerman
Replies: 12
Views: 10831

a bit confused

did you mean to use the Marris Otter extract and a pound of light DME instead of all the other ingredients or use all the other ingredients?
sorry if this is a stupid question
also, I have never used a liquid yeast before like wyeast. Does it make a big difference over dried yeast?
by joemez
Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Listerman
Replies: 12
Views: 10831

styles

I am a big fan of hops, so I like IPA's a lot. I also like brown ales and stouts. This time of year a lighter beer is nice. not much into wheats(although Ive never had a wheat homebre)
by joemez
Tue Jul 29, 2003 6:07 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Listerman
Replies: 12
Views: 10831

recipes

I certainly intend to work from a recipe when I get better at this but for now I like just reading directions and having everything all measured out for me. I know... lazy, but it works for now. By the way, the recipes on this site look great. It is incredible that you guys are so willing to share. ...
by joemez
Mon Jul 28, 2003 1:38 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Listerman
Replies: 12
Views: 10831

kits

I kits i've used, I add the hops(pellets usually) and sometimes they have grains. I think I will get more into this as I go but for now doing extract brewing is about all I can handle. I dont have the space for something more involved, and If I mess up the kitchen any worse than I do my wife is gonn...
by joemez
Sun Jul 27, 2003 5:00 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Listerman
Replies: 12
Views: 10831

Listerman

I just found this website http://www.listermann.com
they have extract beer kits (which is what I am doing at this point) most for under $20!
Has anyone ever bought from this site? Was wondering of the quality of the ingredients and if this is the deal it appears
thanks
by joemez
Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:26 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Stubby little beer bottles.
Replies: 3
Views: 5821

a link for ya

did a little searching and couldnt find nutting except there is a dude with a website dedicated to "stubby" bottles. These look like what you are looking for. He might know where you can find em.
http://www.stubby.ca/beer.htm
by joemez
Sun Jul 20, 2003 5:19 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Another Kegging question: Natural or artificial priming ? ?
Replies: 7
Views: 7358

nebee to kegging also

I am new to the kegging thing also but I will tell you what I have found to work well so far. I purge the oxygen then chill the keg for a day or so. bring pressure up to 20# and rock it for 5 or 10 minutes until I hear no flow. It has worked perfect for me so far(only 4 kegs). It simplifies the whol...