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by Grizz
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Lots of foam, beer is basically flat
Replies: 6
Views: 10323

Suthrncomfrt1884 you are right about the taste changing. If you set you co2 pressure to the lower side of the carbonation range for you beer. Shank the keg for 3 or 4 minutes when yo first hook it up. Then let it sit for a few days. Taste it and check the carbonation.Then then move the pressure up a...
by Grizz
Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stange Floating Stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 6906

Thank you for your input on this. Kinda jumped the gun on this one. First Batch through my new Herms system. Had the pump lose prime while chilling and feared that I had a infection from the repriming process . Never seen krausen that look quite this way. Foam is almost settled down and this strange...
by Grizz
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stange Floating Stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 6906

Ok a little update. Now this morning the air lock has a strong off smell to it not the banana, clovish smell it use to have. question now is should Risk leaving the beer in with this floating stuff or rerack to a clean carboy. Also a side note I am leaving town for 3 day on friday.
by Grizz
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stange Floating Stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 6906

Stange Floating Stuff

I brewed a batch up this weekend, it was a American Wheat. Used a Muttons Dry yeast for this one (I have never used muttons before). Well now after a few days things have settled down. Now I have tan brown clusters of sludge floating on the top. No strange smell coming from air lock. Is this usual w...
by Grizz
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Installing a kettle valve
Replies: 4
Views: 9583

Well there are a few questions. One is the pot going to have a false bottom or a bazooka tube. Two are you using a weld less valve kit or are you having a fitting welded in. The pot will drill like any steel. Drill the hole in steps and take your time. If you have it welded make sure that you have a...
by Grizz
Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Great Deal on Kegs
Replies: 0
Views: 4697

Great Deal on Kegs

CHI Company has a President's Day weekend Sale. They have 4-packs of 5gal Ball Lock kegs for only $75.

Here is the link http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?mai ... 8520306a75

Found this deal and had to pass it on.
by Grizz
Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Root Beer recipe?
Replies: 6
Views: 9504

Well see what happens when you have to wait for people that are no on time. Suthrncomfrt I was waiting for a repair guy this morning and found a site for herds that has every thing you needed for you root beer. check out this link. http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/ Just it search for what you need...
by Grizz
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Root Beer recipe?
Replies: 6
Views: 9504

I was doing some looking into a scratch root beer recipe a while ago and found this one that sounded good. http://www.greydragon.org/library/brewing_root_beer.html and this is an other one one that seems ok. http://forevermore.net/rants/Food-Rants/Root-Beer-Recipe.html I can not say that I have trie...
by Grizz
Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Yeast Harvesting
Replies: 4
Views: 6171

I to have a local micro brewery that will give me most any of the yeast they use. There is one that is proprietary and can not be given away. These proprietary yeast strains are actually created for the brewery and only sold to the brewery that orders then. So this is why I was toying with the harve...
by Grizz
Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Yeast Harvesting
Replies: 4
Views: 6171

I know that most breweries will not share their yeast. Also when they constantly reuse yeast it changes over time and has a distinct flavor profile. I was trying to brew a clone. More of a experimental question than any thing.
by Grizz
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Poppet Valve HELP!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 4484

The last time I removed one I used a small automotive hook (the kind you use to remove o rings with) to work the legs on the bottom side of the poppet free from the bottom of its housing. I hope it helps.
by Grizz
Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Yeast Harvesting
Replies: 4
Views: 6171

Yeast Harvesting

I have a tapped out Keg of Blue Moon in my keggerator right now. I am going to brew a clone batch of blue moon soon. And I do have the tool to remove the stem from the keg safely. So my question is due you think the yeast will still be viable to harvest and culture? The yeast has settled out of the ...
by Grizz
Wed May 07, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: CO2 Tank Question
Replies: 4
Views: 8497

Legman Most co2 tank that are used in exchanges come from closed systems and are filled by very expensive pump equipment so they don't usually get trash in them. Also co2 in the bottle is part gas and part liquid so anything in the bottle will not usually rise when the liquid turns to gas and rises ...
by Grizz
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Slow Yeast and mold growth.
Replies: 2
Views: 5683

Well time will only tell. But the good news is the new yeast is working away. This is the first mold I ever had show up. Still can't figure out how it got in there. Thank slothrod for the input.
by Grizz
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Slow Yeast and mold growth.
Replies: 2
Views: 5683

Slow Yeast and mold growth.

Ok started a German Hefe Sunday. The yeast was a liquid and about 3 to 4 months older than listed to use. The white labs site said yeast is still good for up to a year. Now 2 days at 72 deg no real start. Today I activated a dry yeast to add. I found two small mold starts on the inside of carboy. Bo...