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by brewmeisterintng
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Wheat Beer
Replies: 9
Views: 15839

Correct

It is also called a blow off tube. It definitely makes a thumping sound while it is in action. Bottom line is there will be more than CO2 escaping from the top of the fermentor. If you rely on simply an air lock, you may be mopping the ceiling. :shock: Usually a Thumper Tube is a large diameter tube...
by brewmeisterintng
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Wheat Beer
Replies: 9
Views: 15839

Two Things

One: No flavor or aroma hops in a Weizen.
Two: Change the yeast to WLP300. You will not have to worry about the yeast settling out. The brew will forever remain cloudy and yeasty... banana and clove to the last drop.

No problem kegging.
Oh, thumper tube will be REQUIRED!!!
by brewmeisterintng
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Use of a Secondary with Weizens
Replies: 4
Views: 13404

I rack

I rack to recover the yeast from the primay. There are folks out there that don't secondary and have good results. Thats with the beer sitting on the yeast for up to a month. I, myself, normally primary for a week and secondary for two before kegging. Why are you not using a weizen yeast? Without it...
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On line hop Ordering
Replies: 7
Views: 9475

Northcountrymalt.com
Bullion Leaf Hops not offered
E.K. Golding Leaf Hops out of Stock

Prices are about four dollars a pound more so its about the same price as I paid.
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On line hop Ordering
Replies: 7
Views: 9475

Just got the invoice

They soaked me for 12 bucks on shipping for two pounds of hops... talk about your handling fees... Oh well, I will re-bag them into one ounce packages and vacuum seal them so they should last me the rest of the year.
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On line hop Ordering
Replies: 7
Views: 9475

Compare Prices

I am paying 20 dollars a pound compared to 32 dollars a pound from Freshops. I have bought from them a long time ago and they are the ones I got my rhizomes from but they too are now pricey.
by brewmeisterintng
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: On line hop Ordering
Replies: 7
Views: 9475

On line hop Ordering

Has anyone ordered from Puterbaugh Farms HOPS-Direct?
The prices seem really good.
by brewmeisterintng
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ale pail fermenting
Replies: 3
Views: 7877

A couple of methods

Apply a heat belt. I have seen them advertised in beer catalogs but don't have any experience with them. Place your Ale Pail in a larger vessel of water that will maintain the temperature longer. You could rig an aquarium heater to it. Insolated box with a small light bulb and maybe a small fan to c...
by brewmeisterintng
Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Hitting Final Gravity
Replies: 7
Views: 17966

Where's the Yeast?

Some yeasts do not take kindly to higher alcohol levels. While others finish higher. Did you pitch enough? That is usually associated with a yeast starter.
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Homebrew Question
Replies: 6
Views: 9437

Secondary Fermentation

As I have said before, I only secondary to reclaim the good yeast before it has sat around too long.
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: no fermentation
Replies: 20
Views: 26959

Rule #1

When using liquid yeast, ALWAYS proof your yeast. There is nothing more discouraging then brewing wonderful wort only to find that the yeast was poor to dead. Making a yeast starter a few days prior will ensure that your yeast is ready for business.
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: What's the deal with whirlpooling?
Replies: 14
Views: 15735

If it works for you

Why change? There are a bunch of folks that just throw their hops into the pot without bags and then there are those who think that trub is bad in the primary. If your method eliminates 90% of the trub why are you concerned? Brewing is just as much an art as science. Don't get overly excited that yo...
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Bierkeller?
Replies: 1
Views: 3939

I haven't heard of that specific LME but feel free to replace it with the LME of your choice. I would conduct a Google search of that LME first to see if there are any specifics I can match with a different brand starting with hopped/ not hopped, dark/ light and anything else I could find. With that...
by brewmeisterintng
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Homebrew Question
Replies: 6
Views: 9437

Trub Worries

I usually don't worry about the trub as I primary for a week and transfer to a secondary leaving the trub behind. One idea that no one has mentioned is to transfer to the primary, wait a few hours for the trub to settle and then transfer the wort off the trub before the yeast is pitched. If you can ...
by brewmeisterintng
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 16811

Did that last year

Welcome aboard. It is alway great to meet new folks on the board. I thought about brewing last weekend then this weekend but the temp isn't being nice. I brewed in the cold and heat here in Tennessee last year and have become a fair weather brewer. I did brew Jan 1 as it was such a nice day.