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Equipment and Software / converted keggle voltage question
« on: May 04, 2015, 03:01:28 PM »
i have a converted keggle that i have been using a propane burner on, but due to new equipment and a new brewing garage with size limitations, i want to convert my HLT to electric. i found a few conversion kits online to do just that, but i was wondering if i can use 120 volts or do i need 240 instead for brewing 10 gallon batches?

General Homebrew Discussion / sanitized water
« on: October 31, 2011, 02:55:30 AM »
sorry if this has been brought up, but i couldn't find anything in the search, but when i go to top up my fermenter or whatever i usually top up with pre boiled water which is time consuming and can be somewhat cumbersome when transferring water from the boil kettle to the carboy and takes a lot more water to sanitize all equipment used. anyways my question is would it be more practical to use a uv filter light to sanitize/sterilize the water? it's way faster and easier and just makes more sense from my perspective unless i'm missing something. any opinions other than cost?

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / specialty malts
« on: June 20, 2011, 03:39:04 PM »
I'm going to make my own pale ale recipe and would like some good ideas for specialty malts. i read in a book what they are, but it didn't go in depth as to which to use for what style or why to use them. does it matter? at this point i want to start with something standard and experiment from there, but i would like some sort of building block and any recommendations to go on from that point. i guess i should also point out that i'm a hop head and i will be dry hopping with amarillo... well amarillo hops all around, but i'm looking for a big hop ale more than a malty ale. are specialty grains necessary for a strong hopped beer? if my math is correct it should be about 60 IBU's.

Yeast and Fermentation / not fermenting
« on: March 25, 2011, 02:37:22 PM »
i bought a pale ale kit and got it all brewed and in the fermenter, pitched the yeast according to the package and waited 12 hours. No sign of life and 36 hours later still no sign of life. i am going to buy another batch of yeast, but have i waited too long or would it be okay to re-pitch? like i said there are no bubbles so i can assume there is no infection, but i'm fairly new to this.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Pliny the Younger
« on: February 03, 2011, 09:49:52 PM »
I'm new to the site but what little looking I've done, i've noticed a lot of talk about Pliny from Russian River Brewery. I am a very lucky fellow that lives about 5 minutes from the place, so i go there now and again. anyways once a year in February they make a very small batch of triple IPA called Pliny the Younger. they give it to you in a 10 ounce glass, you can't buy it in a growler and it has such a strong alcohol content that they will only sell you two glasses in one sitting. it is so popular that it lasts about two weeks.
From their site:
11.0%ABV, 1.098 O.G, GOBS of BUs
Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elder's nephew, in the case of this beer, the "Younger" is a triple IPA. Pliny the Younger is hopped three times more than our standard IPA, and is dry hopped four different times.

so for the locals, just a heads up that it will be out on Feb. 4th and for the rest of you, I'll have one for the both of us... or two...

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