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by Legman
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water questions and suggestions
Replies: 84
Views: 332537

RA by SMR

Hey Slo, thank for the graph! That helps me see that better. :D For individual ions, rules of thumb I use are (from Palmer's "How to Brew"): Cl:SO4 ratio of 0.5 to 1 for bitter beers and 1 to 2 for malty beers. Calcium above 50 ppm, 100 is better. Mg below 30 ppm. SO4 <150 ppm for malty beer >150 pp...
by Legman
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water questions and suggestions
Replies: 84
Views: 332537

5.2 pH stabilizer

I've been using the 5.2 pH stabilizer for a while now and have good results. I'm strictly saying this on the basis of my efficiency which is now up to 84%. The use of my new Barley Crusher also played a big role in this boost in percentage. :mrgreen: I'm still too lazy to check my pH and this is one...
by Legman
Sun May 31, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Rounding out values
Replies: 4
Views: 6474

Look in BTP, under help tab, help topics, building recipes, then Configuring Batch Size.
This explains what you are asking.
by Legman
Sat May 30, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Rounding out values
Replies: 4
Views: 6474

RE: Rounding out values

I find it impractical as well to measure those kind of volumes. So my solution to this is when I set up my mash and sparge volumes, I keep them in increments of .25 gallons (1 quart). The preboil volume never come out an easily measured volume, so I just assume it's what BTP tells me. Then I just ad...
by Legman
Wed May 27, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: BeerGun Listing...EB
Replies: 9
Views: 14144

re:bottle filler and picnic tap

This is what I use when I fill bottles from the keg. Well, actually it's a piece of racking cane and a picnic tap. It does work, but I think it's a pain in the !@# and can be rather messy. I use this method when sending brews to competitions or sharing with friends. Part of the trick to this is to f...
by Legman
Thu May 21, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Frozen Yeast Bank
Replies: 63
Views: 100350

Works every time

So far, the frozen yeast vials work every time! :D The vial that I used this time was one of the very first vials that I had frozen back in December. These particular vials were not the best of samples. I have a habit of being rather impatient and do things without thinking them out thoroughly. This...
by Legman
Wed May 20, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 227858

Last Chance Rhizomes!

If you haven't got what you need by now, or just want more, Freshops.com has still got some rhizomes left. They're about the only ones I've seen with them this late. I just ordered 2 Mt. Hood from them. I had a couple of bad rhizomes that didn't sprout, so I reordered. I wish I would have originally...
by Legman
Mon May 18, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Alt recipes and recipe development
Replies: 8
Views: 33494

Re:Alt recipes

Yeah I was interested in that conversion. I can't say I'm an expert at the Altbier style, nor can I say I've even had many commercial brews of that style. But it did sound interesting to me and I do like making brews I've never had. So I gave it a try. I had to use WLP029 German Ale/Kölsch because I...
by Legman
Tue May 12, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 227858

Pepper spray

Shaggyt, not quite mace. It's a homemade pepper spray. There's many different recipes, just look it up on the net. But basically, its a few hot peppers chopped up and soaked in water with a drop or two of soap. Then put in a spray bottle.

Mace would be kinda funny though :lol:
by Legman
Thu May 07, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 227858

Compost/manure tea

Shaggt, I stumbled across the compost/manure tea you were talking about in a some gardening article I was reading. They said that spraying your plants with this worked as a fertilizer that was absorbed through the leaves of the plant and worked more effectively than putting it at the roots. Dave, fr...
by Legman
Sat May 02, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 227858

Organic pesticide

What kind of pests and disease does it work on?

Mmmmmmm.......the smell of manure in the morning. :wink:
by Legman
Sat May 02, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 227858

re:hop damage

Heck with the .22.....I've got the 12 gauge out!

Yeah I was thinking cut worms when I saw my zucchini plant, but I don't think it's the same thing with the hops.

You think birds would do it? I sat and watched one just raisin' hell on my grape vine for no reason. :?
by Legman
Sat May 02, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Big Brew Day 09!
Replies: 8
Views: 24546

Thanks for the invite, Wottaguy. But that would be one hell of drive from NC!

I just celebrated and made a Cream Ale. The Historic Porter will have to wait till tomorrow.

Happy Brew Day everyone!!!! :mrgreen:
by Legman
Sat May 02, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 227858

Hop damage

Well, another one has been attacked. I'm still not sure what the heck it is, but it's doing the same thing in my veggie garden. I just went out there and saw that one of my zucchini plants that I just put out yesterday has been clipped right in two at the stalk. The leaves are just laying on the gro...
by Legman
Sat May 02, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 227858

Re: Tobacco spray

I have read that it can be pretty toxic, but I'm not so sure about the amount of nicotine in 1-2 butts killing pets. When I was a kid, it was kind of a party trick that when I flicked my butts in the yard, my dog would run over and stomp and roll around on it and then eat it. She did that for many y...