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Kegging and Bottling / Re: carbonating a keg with priming sugar.
« on: December 24, 2010, 10:53:35 PM »
Sure. You want something around 2.3 volumes? About 4 ounces of table sugar. I'd give it 2+ weeks at around 70F then chill when ready for at least 24 hours. You'll still need something to push the beer out with. This just carbs the beer.

Have fun.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Are 2 yeast strains OK?
« on: December 24, 2010, 08:33:47 PM »
Sounds like you just need to wait to take a gravity reading. RDWHAHB You might be surprised to see that it's done. How much yeast did you pitch?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Are 2 yeast strains OK?
« on: December 24, 2010, 07:29:45 PM »
It's ok to pitch 2+ different strains in the short term. Check your gravity and see if there's any more fermenting to be done. But that being said what are you brewing? Many of my active or attenuative fermentations only take a couple days and you might be jumping the gun if you're trying to rescue a beer.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Does WLP002 develop a large Kraeusen?
« on: December 24, 2010, 07:22:28 PM »
Oh yes! Some yeast can blow the top off the bucket or the lock off the carboy. I just lay the lid on or crack it to vent all that pressure.

And if the pitch is large and healthy, with a nice high SG it can happen too. That's why I like a lot of headspace. Fountaining beer in most circumstances is a bad thing.

Sounds like you have one of those good problems. :)

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The Pub / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 24, 2010, 07:14:55 PM »
Happy Festivus..... kids home, family dinner, a home brew in hand. Life is good. Back to work tomorrow afternoon.... Amsterdam, it could be worse..... ;D

I'll say.  ;D Happy Festivus!

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All Things Food / Re: Tamales
« on: December 24, 2010, 07:03:15 PM »
The dough also expands during cooking so you might get steamed muffin shaped tamales. It might be neat to then crisp them up under the broiler.

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The Pub / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 24, 2010, 03:42:44 PM »
Robert Earl Keene does it right with that song. Ah sweet memories.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Star San
« on: December 24, 2010, 12:19:35 PM »
It'll be fine. There's a saying about Starsan: Don't fear the foam!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Star San
« on: December 24, 2010, 12:16:04 PM »
No rinsing.  ;D

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Does WLP002 develop a large Kraeusen?
« on: December 24, 2010, 12:15:35 PM »
When this yeast finally got going on Wed it developed a large kraeusen and it dropped this morning. I tried to keep it at 70F- reducing ferm temp two degrees- was a little fearful it'd stall the activity but all's good. Just hope it turns out ok.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Shoot first, now asking questions
« on: December 24, 2010, 12:03:18 PM »
You got a very good deal. The co2 tank alone is worth at least $100. You made out like a bandit. Shoot first...

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The Pub / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 24, 2010, 11:59:39 AM »
I'll be brewing- maybe two batches and doing ribs and sausage in the smoker. Praying the phone doesn't ring to call me in to work.

Otherwise have a safe and healthy Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad everyone!


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Equipment and Software / Re: Star San
« on: December 24, 2010, 11:54:08 AM »
Best to use distilled or RO water. It'll keep for months or until it grows cloudy. Reusable as well. Supposed to be a minimum of one minute contact time. I've done less with no problems.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Looking back
« on: December 24, 2010, 11:52:19 AM »
I didn't brew my limit this year.  :( However my New Year resolution is to brew lots of smaller batches.  :)

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