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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: sanitized water
« on: November 03, 2011, 02:11:24 PM »
I'm guessing your RO/UV treated water is delivered at your sink via a gooseneck spigot.  It will be fine to top up with that water. 

that is correct, thank you.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: sanitized water
« on: November 03, 2011, 09:08:29 AM »
sorry i forgot to mention that i'm not pulling directly from the tap... i know better than that, i just bought an RO system with a UV light attachment and that is where my original question comes into play. is an RO system with an attached UV light sanitary enough for racking and/or bottling?

i didn't consider oxogen in the water though...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: sanitized water
« on: November 01, 2011, 08:04:48 PM »
Don't you need to already have a sanitized funnel and carboy to put the beer into?  As far as the water, back when I made extract beer, I learned to boil the top-up water the night before and allow it to cool on the stove overnight, so I didn't have to wait for it after brewing.  You can even transfer it to the fridge, before you go to bed, using it to help cool the wort the next day.

dont need to sanitize anything if it is coming straight from the tap.

i live in small quarters and having a few gallons in the fridge over night won't work so well, it seems a lot easier to just top off from the tap

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: sanitized water
« on: October 31, 2011, 07:18:29 AM »
thanks for the replies. i usually lose a little water when i rack to the secondary or go to bottle, not much and perhaps i'm being too anal about it. i use distilled water, but i've been saving up for an RO system and i'm considering a UV filter attachment too. it's just a pain in the rear to boil a gallon, wait for it to cool, sanitize a funnel and a carboy and then transfer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / sanitized water
« on: October 30, 2011, 07:55:30 PM »
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?

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The Pub / Re: Happy Columbus Day [b]![/b]
« on: October 10, 2011, 10:04:40 PM »
damn good idea

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i don't mean to hijack, but i wouldn't know how to word the question in the search or in which part of the forum to look. anyways i don't understand the foil, this is the second time i've seen this and i'm curious as to why an airlock isn't being used.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Probably infected
« on: October 10, 2011, 12:27:43 PM »
what is the foil for?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/30 Edition
« on: September 30, 2011, 01:03:37 PM »
a chocolate milk stout

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/23 Edition
« on: September 24, 2011, 09:43:54 AM »
i just made the colonial strong ale from the zymurgy magazine, although i won't be doing any of that "flip" business. i just wanted a strong ale to get me through the cold California winters ;D

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cleaning the fridge out IPA, 5 different hop varieties.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How NOT to Brew Beer
« on: June 23, 2011, 08:06:48 AM »
first pale ale i made, i went to siphon into the secondary via my mouth and a hose, once i got beer running through the hose i ended up sucking in too much and got some in my mouth. well im not one to waste and decided that spitting it back in the secondary seemed like a pretty good idea, well it turned out to be the best pale i've ever made

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: specialty malts
« on: June 21, 2011, 08:06:59 AM »
yes, i use dry extract for base and i'm looking for specialty grains for steeping. i was thinking of using carapils.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / specialty malts
« on: June 20, 2011, 08:39:04 AM »
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.

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Pimp My System / Re: Keezer Say What !!!
« on: March 26, 2011, 08:44:31 AM »
beautiful indeed!
i found two issues though
you have a "light" beer and there is a glass under it...

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