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by brewmeisterintng
Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: how long would keg be good?
Replies: 4
Views: 15417

Coors Light?

It really isn't that good fresh. The only way to know if it is still palletable is to give it a try. Chances are that it won't taste that great.
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Force Carbonation
Replies: 11
Views: 18222

Blue line

It represents dropping the pressure to 12ish psi's at the proper time as to not overshoot desired CO2 volume. The point that I am reading is regardless the road taken, three weeks on gas to make your beer taste it's best. I am still a "set it and forget it" guy.
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Batch Sparging VS Fly Sparging
Replies: 7
Views: 13591

I do own my own mill and batch sparge with double ss braid in a square cooler. It keeps everything simple. I pull low 80% efficiency every time. If I under guestimate the quantity of water in my second mash... I do sparge to get my pre-boil volume.
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Force Carbonation
Replies: 11
Views: 18222

Bracketing

Back in my military days... that was how we called in fire missions. It is a process of getting in the general area and adding/ subtracting to get rounds on target. That’s what a bunch of brewers do trying to get the "correct" level of CO2. The "easy" method is to set it and forget it. Use a chart ...
by brewmeisterintng
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: 2 Row vs Pils Malt
Replies: 3
Views: 7374

In the Fermentor

I Brewed my pilsner Friday with 8.5lbs of 2 row. We will see how she turns out. The other grains consisted of .5 lbs of Carapils. Hops wa 6oz of Saaz broken out throughout the boil. Used WLP2001 and fermenting at 51 degrees.
by brewmeisterintng
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: 2 Row vs Pils Malt
Replies: 3
Views: 7374

2 Row vs Pils Malt

I want to brew a pilsner and wondered if using 2 row instead of pils malt would make that much of a difference in the final product. I will be using saaz hops and urquell lager yeast.
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: White stuff floating in Secondary
Replies: 3
Views: 6822

Hard to say

but time will tell. You could use a wine thief to sample the beer but it would be hard to note any off flavors in a brown. I take it you will be bottling this? Just watch for rings forming around the neck. I think it will be fine. It may be yeast falling out of suspension. Just my ramblings.
by brewmeisterintng
Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Batch sparge question
Replies: 4
Views: 13465

I Batch Sparge

My first mash is for 1 hour. Vorlauf, drain, refill, stir wait 30 minute and vorlauf/ drain. That's the nuts and bolts of it. There are several good articles on the web on the subject. My efficiency is still in the 80's so I don't see myself ever trying to set up a drip system.
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: honey
Replies: 3
Views: 8001

honey

If you add it to the boil, you will boil away any charistic that the honey would have added. Adding it at flame out will ensure that it is sanitized while keeping the delicate flavors. I don't have the points per pound per gallon that honey will add to the OG but I am sure that someone here has that...
by brewmeisterintng
Thu May 21, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: My first Lager / Primary fermentation question
Replies: 2
Views: 11785

Everything doubles

Twice the yeast and twice the time but oh so worth it.
by brewmeisterintng
Fri May 15, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Stir
Replies: 2
Views: 5174

+1

I personally stopped fruiting beers but if you are going to do it in the secondary, avoid O2. The fuit flavor should leach just fine without stiring.
by brewmeisterintng
Mon May 11, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Wheat Beer
Replies: 9
Views: 15839

Mystery of the Universe

Basic Brewing is doing a big promotional where brewers are making a batch and leaving half on the yeast cake for an additional two weeks to see if there is any "yeast bite" or off flavors. The deadline was May 15 to submit results.I haven't gotten back to the site/ podcast to see if the results are...
by brewmeisterintng
Sat May 02, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Big Brew Day 09!
Replies: 8
Views: 24562

In Celebration

A few of the Clarksville Carboys got together and brewed a total of 15 gallons. It was all pale ale. At 12:00 we tosted with a dry stout that was on tap.
Congrats to all who got to brew today.
by brewmeisterintng
Fri May 01, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: After 5 days frementation seams to have stoped
Replies: 4
Views: 6668

I Remember My First Beer

I bird dogged it to death. Most beers will ferment out in 3-5 days. I let mine set for at least 7 days. I have stopped taking a secondary reading due to laziness but my aces are: I do make a yeast starter so I know that there are plenty of fresh yeast to do the job and I also secondary for two week...
by brewmeisterintng
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: High fermentation temp in the very beginning
Replies: 3
Views: 6001

I guess you missed it

Quote "I just made a batch of Kolsch yesterday".
Expect off flavors. The beer will still be OK but you will have esters.