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by Legman
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: CO2 gauge problems...
Replies: 2
Views: 4481

psi conversion

Suthrn, I could be wrong, but I don't think you can convert litre/min. to psi. I think that they are 2 completely different things. If you're insistent on using that gauge, you may just have to start low and work you way up till you get it where you want. If you have over carbonated the beer, just p...
by Legman
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: BeerGun Listing...EB
Replies: 9
Views: 14330

Hey Wottaguy,

Does that thing really work any better than using a picnic tap with a bottling wand? I occasionally fill a few bottles for friends or beer competitions, but it's just such a pain in the !@#.....and messy. :roll:
by Legman
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Frozen Yeast Bank
Replies: 63
Views: 101465

Getting started

Good deal, Bfabre. I think you'll enjoy this once you get it going. Let us know how things go. You'll find that this is a fairly easy process. Not to mention, you'll always have your favorite yeast(s) on hand. :D As far as posting pics, click on the [Img*] tab in the "Post a reply" window. Then inse...
by Legman
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Frozen Yeast Bank
Replies: 63
Views: 101465

Second Vial, Success!!!

Pulled the second vial out of the frozen yeast bank last night to give it a try. I've been waiting to do this to see if it was going to work again. So last night I made a regular 1/2 gallon starter,(I still can't make myself step it up slowly), used a little yeast nutrient, thawed the vial quickly i...
by Legman
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 229836

Hop Rhizomes are here!

Got my first bunch of rhizomes today! I've still got 8 more coming from another source that haven't got here yet. I can't wait to get these going. I hope all goes well. :D I've got to get off my butt and finish my hop garden soon! I'm planting 4-Kent Goldings, 4-Willamette, 2-Tettnanger, and 2-Horiz...
by Legman
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: making sense of it, starting over & Recipe - honey wheat
Replies: 24
Views: 63535

Back to brewing

Hey mule, so how many time did you drop your stir spoon in the floor or fumble around with stuff? :lol: In all seriousness, I hope it all went well! Last weekend when I was brewing, I dropped my digital thermometer all the way into the sanitizer......it's not water proof. I think I drank too many ho...
by Legman
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: making sense of it, starting over & Recipe - honey wheat
Replies: 24
Views: 63535

Don't worry about the wheat malt this time around. In general, though, unconverted starches are not really a good thing for your beer in the long run. As far as the honey goes, I've always just put it at flame out. Can't help ya with the secondary part. But I'd watch how much you're putting in there...
by Legman
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: making sense of it, starting over & Recipe - honey wheat
Replies: 24
Views: 63535

Wheat malt

He probably can't leave the wheat malt out. If it's like my LHBS, it has already been milled together with the other steeping grains. When I first started brewing, my LHBS also included in the their kit recipes, grains(that I later found out) needed to be mashed. I've read other occurrences where th...
by Legman
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: making sense of it, starting over & Recipe - honey wheat
Replies: 24
Views: 63535

Yes, wheat malt does need to be mashed. If you just steep it, I think all you'll do is pull out the starch and it will create haze....which is ok it's a wheat beer anyways. But the starches will not convert to sugar and increase your Original Gravity. Technically I guess you could hold it for about ...
by Legman
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Understanding my Water Analysis
Replies: 44
Views: 73427

Water sources

Yes I realize that the water varies through out the year and that I could never exaclty match a certian water profile. I guess I was just trying to get some guideliness for each style and mineral amounts. Not having the experience of knowing what really these additions do and to what degree, I'm jus...
by Legman
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Understanding my Water Analysis
Replies: 44
Views: 73427

Adjusting Water per Styles

After reading multiple articles, posts & Palmer's write up on water, I'm still confused. I get the concepts of what each thing does, I just don't understand how much of each does what. Seems like there are many different thoughts on where each level needs to be. Even if I'm trying to match, say the ...
by Legman
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: From Website to Program
Replies: 2
Views: 9949

Web to BTP

No, you don't have to type it in manually. First save the recipe by clicking " Add to Favorites/BeerTools Pro" located at the top of every recipe. This saves the recipe under "My BeerTools" tab.

Then, in BTP, under "Online" then "My Recipes". Log in, and download. You get 5 downloads per month.
by Legman
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Water chemistry calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 7684

Re: RE: Water chemistry calculator

Hi Legman! I was just checking that item out, and to me it looks like it is supposed to be the PH of your mash liquor before adding to the tun and adding the grains. Looks like a baseline starting point. That doesn't make any sense. If I only have my water profile in the calculator and nothing else...
by Legman
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Frozen Yeast Bank
Replies: 63
Views: 101465

Re:Easy Freezing

It does take a little bit of time and effort, but it's really not bad at all. And what else are you going to do between brewing days anyways? :D Yeah, I'm not going to harvest from a jar of trub I've had setting around any more. I just did it that one time because I got impatient. The best way is to...
by Legman
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Frozen Yeast Bank
Replies: 63
Views: 101465

Re:1st vial pitched today

Hey congrats, Shaggyt! :D
I'm glad that worked out for you. I'm still reusing yeast from the fermenters and have tried another frozen vial yet. But it won't be long.
It really wasn't that hard after all, was it?