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by bredmakr
Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:31 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Yakima-magnum?
Replies: 2
Views: 4422

Yakima-magnum?

anyone used this variety? recommended use? good bad experiences?

Happy Halloween!
by bredmakr
Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:53 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: 'leaf' vs 'flower' whole hops
Replies: 2
Views: 3439

'leaf' vs 'flower' whole hops

I have been shopping around for the best deal on bulk hops and noticed a big difference in 1 lb pricing. The low price item was described as 'leaf' hops and the high price item was described as 'flower' hops. Both were listed under whole hop varieties at the respective distributor. Is there a distin...
by bredmakr
Wed Oct 29, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: carbouy cleaning update and keg conditioning
Replies: 4
Views: 5390

I wont hold you liable..

Thanks,

I'll put it to the test and I wont hold you responsible for any variation in your indicated performance.

Mike
by bredmakr
Tue Oct 28, 2003 5:08 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: carbouy cleaning update and keg conditioning
Replies: 4
Views: 5390

carbouy cleaning update and keg conditioning

A while ago I posted questions about cleaning two nasty carbouys. Here is the status .... After a good wash out with the garden hose to dislodge as many solids as possible I soaked both with PBW cleaner and hot tap water for 24 hours. I then scrubbed with a carbouy brush and drained. Next, I soaked ...
by bredmakr
Thu Oct 16, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Counter pressure bottling systems
Replies: 3
Views: 6113

lots of options

I use a double valve counter pressure bottle filler. It works really well. Especially now that I have finally figured out how to use it. Although I bought mine, this is the type of gizmo that can be built. The idea is pressurize the empty bottle with CO2 by opening the CO2 valve and releasing a shor...
by bredmakr
Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:41 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: I have sinned. Please advise.
Replies: 11
Views: 9827

you got me...

HA! let me qualify....'terrestrial sulfur based life forms'
by bredmakr
Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: I have sinned. Please advise.
Replies: 11
Views: 9827

upon closer inspection...

After the many votes of confidence that in fact the invading bacti could be thwarted from further evil in my brewery I forged ahead. Ahead, past the tricycles and bouncy balls. Ahead, further I went, grass seed to the left, fertilizer to the right. I could see the entire carboy now up close. Yes, de...
by bredmakr
Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:33 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: I have sinned. Please advise.
Replies: 11
Views: 9827

glass

they are 5 gal glass carboys
by bredmakr
Tue Oct 14, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: I have sinned. Please advise.
Replies: 11
Views: 9827

I have sinned. Please advise.

My sins I must confess to this forum for I can no longer hold them to myself for fear of total loss of brewing fever. I have not brewed in more than six months. AAAHHHH! What is worse? I have two secondary fermentors that have been neglected for the better part of this period. When I uncovered the a...
by bredmakr
Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:41 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: when to whirl?
Replies: 2
Views: 3381

when to whirl?

I currently use an emersion chiller. Should the whirlpool take place before, after or during the wort chill process?
by bredmakr
Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:27 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Home made sculpture?
Replies: 7
Views: 7728

loaded question...

I've been using my home built stand for the past year and love it. I developed the design based on the morebeer 10 gallon system and actually pulled it off with significant savings. Couple of things to keep in mind: 1) are you going to use a pump or gravity to move liquids, and 2) do you or a friend...
by bredmakr
Thu Aug 07, 2003 5:22 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Temperature Control
Replies: 3
Views: 4573

I also use a heating element

Rusti, I have used this same method with much success. You can even take it a step further and buy a submersible aquarium heating element (~$20) for even more control in the colder months. I use an old cooler, but anything that will hold the carboy and allow a water level at or above the wort level ...
by bredmakr
Wed Jul 23, 2003 4:40 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: how do YOU make a starter?
Replies: 6
Views: 6119

BRILLIANT!!!

Thanks, That is what i was looking for to ease my journey. Good practical common sense approach. How long of a storage life would you estimate for the canning jars of wort? What about using runnings from the mash tun after I've acheived my boil volume in the kettle. Would this be a viable option for...
by bredmakr
Tue Jul 22, 2003 5:08 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: how do YOU make a starter?
Replies: 6
Views: 6119

how do YOU make a starter?

I have been making starters for over a year and rarely do I follow as strict a regiment as I do when I make the full batch. Shame on me but at least I can admit my faults. In the search for a better way, one that is easy to remember and easily repeatable and scaleable I thought I would pose the ques...
by bredmakr
Wed Jul 16, 2003 7:52 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: I am ready to start kegging and need some help ...
Replies: 5
Views: 6021

maintain pressure

Paul You want to leave the CO2 online. This will allow CO2 to go into solution and additional CO2 to enter the keg. The constant pressure will force CO2 into solution. As for all the shaking and hooplah, all I do is purge the keg of oxygen, fill it with beer, put it under pressure, purge the headspa...