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by bredmakr
Wed Apr 24, 2002 4:29 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: have new beer frige, but what to do...
Replies: 5
Views: 5550

I know I shouldn't ask ... but why not

I'm in South Bend! I have a couple of friends that may be interested in your lwo boys. Are you really giving them away? I'd make the trip down there if you just have them lying around not being used.
by bredmakr
Tue Apr 23, 2002 10:13 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: have new beer frige, but what to do...
Replies: 5
Views: 5550

have new beer frige, but what to do...

Last night my wife and I purchased a new refrigerator to replace our old 14.5 cu ft refrigerator. Movin' on up! This finally means I have a full size (if you can call 14.5 cu ft full size) beer frige. I already have a dorm size frige that I converted into a keg-a-rator so the question is what type o...
by bredmakr
Thu Apr 18, 2002 6:49 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Anyone used ProMash?
Replies: 2
Views: 4287

Anyone used ProMash?

Has anyone used the ProMash program or any other calculators other than those provided on this website? If so, would you recommend them for the homebrewer?
by bredmakr
Mon Apr 01, 2002 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Geographically, What region are you from ?
Replies: 26
Views: 22502

South Bend, IN

Moved here a year and a half ago from Knoxville, TN. Azorean Brewer, are you going to go to the Brew Fest in Knoxville this June? I was there last year and I highly recommend it to anyone that can make the journey.
by bredmakr
Wed Mar 27, 2002 3:08 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Copper in the Brew Pot...
Replies: 5
Views: 8531

many place coppper but not for nutrients...

I do not yet understand the chemistry well enough to answer your question as far as it pertains to providing nutrients to wort that are beneficial to yeast. However, many homebrewers, including myself, do place a wort chiller, which is made from copper tubing, to the wort for the last 15 minutes of ...
by bredmakr
Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:21 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: WLP400 filtration and carbonation ???
Replies: 0
Views: 3275

WLP400 filtration and carbonation ???

Fermentation is almost complete on my Belgian Witbier. Because I bumped it up a few notches it should end up around 7-7.5% abv (1.068 O.G.). I checked out the White Labs specs on the yeast I used (Belgian Wit Ale Yeast - WLP400) and noticed that they recommend the beer be filtered when using this ye...
by bredmakr
Mon Feb 11, 2002 3:51 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: VB recipe?
Replies: 10
Views: 27511

No VB?!...How about a Belgian Wit?

OK, first, thanks for the many congrats. Second, after thinking about it I have to agree that VB must be consumed well chilled otherwise it is crap. If you are ever in Australia still check it out, also the Melbourne Bitter, and if in New Zealand the Kiwi Bitter is pretty good. Some many beers to tr...
by bredmakr
Tue Feb 05, 2002 3:33 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: SBT#3
Replies: 1
Views: 2960

SBT#3

This may not seem like a secret tip but it is a good one. Before you start brewing make a recipe form. At the top of the recipe note the date and those present for the event and a name for your latest brew. Then list all ingredients to be used followed by a step by step bullet list of what you are g...
by bredmakr
Tue Feb 05, 2002 2:10 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: VB recipe?
Replies: 10
Views: 27511

Brewing for summer....

Thanks guys for the info. I'm trying to put together a VB recipe for my wife. We spent a month there walking the earth two years ago and she fell in love with VB. In August she will be giving birth to our second child so I figured I'd make her a special batch to celebrate. Nine months is a long time...
by bredmakr
Mon Feb 04, 2002 2:42 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: VB recipe?
Replies: 10
Views: 27511

VB recipe?

Does anyone have a clone recipe for Victoria Bitter? If not any ideas on where to find a link to Aussie beers?
by bredmakr
Tue Jan 15, 2002 2:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: What should I give as a gift????
Replies: 7
Views: 7322

check these links before you buy...

You have been well guided in the previous posts. I would like to recomend that before you buy check out these websites. www.morebeer.com this site is an excellent reference with many starter kits and shipping is free for orders over $40. www.stpats.com another great and comprehensive provider of hom...
by bredmakr
Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:16 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Aeration & Airpumps
Replies: 1
Views: 3179

yes, no, no...

The purpose of pumping air into the wort is to increase the dissolved oxygen content. This allows for healthier yeast cells to develop and flourish in the wort during fermentation. There are several ways to do this and rather than go through them all I recommend you search through the previous entri...
by bredmakr
Wed Dec 19, 2001 8:45 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Distilled and Reverse Osmosis
Replies: 2
Views: 4008

RO water works for me..

I have been using Reverse Osmosis (RO) processed water for brewing for the last year with no problems. I was forced to go this route because of the chemistry of my tap water. pH and chlorine concentration way too high for brewing. One thing to be aware of is that RO water has been stripped of all th...
by bredmakr
Tue Dec 11, 2001 2:58 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: oops...beer in gas line
Replies: 1
Views: 2925

oops...beer in gas line

I recently noticed that I have traces of beer in my gas line. While it doesn't look like much I have no idea if any beer made its way into my CO2 tank. What do I need to do to address this situation? Do I bleed off the remaining CO2 and clean the tank? Or, is this something that I should have servic...
by bredmakr
Fri Dec 07, 2001 9:20 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How do you harvest yeast
Replies: 2
Views: 3626

check out byo.com

Harvesting yeast from bottles is not a simple task. It is not impossible either. Since I don't have my magazines with me right now I can't be exactly sure but you should check out the August or September issue of Brew Your Own Maganzine on their website(www.byo.com). They have an excellent artlicle ...