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by Azorean Brewer
Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Searching for brew clubs in the "Upstate" (SC)
Replies: 8
Views: 9588

Searching for brew clubs in the "Upstate" (SC)

Please reply back if anyone has information on brew clubs in the Greenville / Spartanburg area.
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: CO2 in fridge?
Replies: 4
Views: 9491

I had the same problem

In regards to the lower tank pressure. Prior to putting my c02 bottle in the temperature controlled chest freezer I had 1000 PSI on the tank side regulator, once it cooled down to 45F the pressure dropped to 600 PSI in a matter of 24 hours. I took soapy water and checked all of the joints for leaks,...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:59 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First double decoction mash
Replies: 4
Views: 7773

Thanks Ray, live and learn

Ray I appreciate your guideance, I thought that I was doing the right thing. I will wait and see how this turns out. I am sure it will be drinkable, just not the target I was looking for. next time I'll try a single infussion mash at 155F to bring out more malt.

Cheers Mate,

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:57 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Pots?
Replies: 11
Views: 23662

DO NOT use them, they can be harmful.

Aluminum pots cannot handle the corrosive enzymes from the malt, and although controversial and perhaps unproven, they are thought to leach unwanted chemicals into your food/brew. I'll let someone with more scientific explanation jump in here. Go to a kitchen supply store and there you can find some...
by Azorean Brewer
Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First double decoction mash
Replies: 4
Views: 7773

Just took the plunge

Hey Billy, how's it going? Stop with the worthy stuff, I just took the plunge, mostly because I was curious enough to try it, I have been reading all I can about decoction mashing and knew that this was the recipe to try it on. As for the time about 2 hours total mash time. Mostly because this being...
by Azorean Brewer
Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First double decoction mash
Replies: 4
Views: 7773

First double decoction mash

Hey gang, Today I brewed my "Highland Gaelic Ale" Recipe using a double decoction mash schedule. I attained 122F for 30 minutes and pulled the thickest 40% of my grist. Heated it to boil for 15 minutes and added it back into my mash tun (slowly over the course of 15 minutes). I checked the temp and ...
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:07 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: question about star san and PBW
Replies: 4
Views: 10496

Yup you are OK?

Hi Joe, I make between 20-30 gallons of wine per year (around 150 bottles) which lasts me throughout the year. I use Brew King Selection 15 liter kits. I have been doing this for two years now and use PWB for everything (beer and wine) equipment and bottles. Billy was right the Sodium Metabisulfite ...
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:05 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: ok i wanna do an all grain
Replies: 15
Views: 15868

I understood it from the start

Brooklyn, We sometimes refer to eachother as a shortened version of our signon alias, I was using Brook as a shoter version of Brooklynbrew, no gender was being intended, sorry for the confusion OK? Good luck on the move ... Paul, (also known as AZ, Azorean, AZBrewer, AB, Abrewer, Paco, Paul, etc .....
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: ok i wanna do an all grain
Replies: 15
Views: 15868

All grain in a nut shell

Brook, Since you asked about all grain brewing I thought that I would give you the nickel tour of my average day (or day before) to do an all grain batch. Look for my "Highland Gaelic ale recipe" here in the archive, that is what I will be brewing this Saturday. Just search for text containing "High...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: ok i wanna do an all grain
Replies: 15
Views: 15868

Yes you can start now ...

Brook, To enhance the flavor or complexity of your next ale, try 1/2 pound (crushed) of 20 degree Lovibond crystal, just tell your supplier you want 1/2 pound of 20 crystal malt and 1/2 pound of (crushed) Cara-pils. When you get the grains add them both to a "hop" muslin sack and tie the end off. Dr...
by Azorean Brewer
Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Goin' Gold
Replies: 5
Views: 11241

Need more info ... What are you cleaning with ?

JCass ... Are you by any chance cleaning with Bleach, if you are this could lead to left behind cleansers that are undesireable. Before buying an Erlenmeyer flask I made my starters in a "CLEAN" 1.5 liter wine bottle, you can buy single drill bungs that will accept an air lock and make your starter....
by Azorean Brewer
Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:37 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: ok i wanna do an all grain
Replies: 15
Views: 15868

You have to prepare when you go all grain

Brook, I recommend that you read Charlie Papazian's "New Joy of Homebrewing" in the advanced all grain section at least twice over before you go all grain. Things you WILL NEED are a BIG pot (mine is 10 gallon) a counter flow wort chiller, mash tun ( I use a 48 quart Gott cooler). A lauter tun (Char...
by Azorean Brewer
Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Adding a second keg
Replies: 4
Views: 9543

I had the same problem ...

Ken, Santa brought me a really cool gas line splitter 1 out of my C02 and three lines in to my kegs. Cost around $17.00 for line manifold, and $4.89 for each addition gas line ball lock. Go to http:/www.homebrew.com it's Homebrew Adventures in Charlotte NC ... They have good stuff. The Gas line main...
by Azorean Brewer
Sat Jan 17, 2004 6:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's on Tap
Replies: 4
Views: 7140

Steam baby, steam ...

My "Full head of steam" recipe is in da KEG ... and a half of a keg of Oktoberfest ... In the queue is my recipe "Highland Gaelic Ale" and a Yorkshire Pale Ale ...

Hope all of y'all up in the tundra thaw out soon ...

Paul.
by Azorean Brewer
Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: % ABV Question
Replies: 2
Views: 7836

I get 6.133%

No off by much ... My calculation is (omit decimal points)

take OG and subtract SG and divide by 7.5

thus 1066 - 1020 = 46 / 7.5 = 6.133...%

Paul.