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such as "why so pale ale" or, "ol'stiff stout", "rigor mortis porter", "locked in lager"

Kegging and Bottling / Re: silicone hose restriction?
« on: January 25, 2011, 08:39:27 PM »
orifice coefficients are usually a function of shape.  flow rate will be restricted by length and cross section.  (given same hydraulic head) the actual surface resistance of the silicone will be negligible most likely compared to these other factors

All Grain Brewing / Re: Schematic
« on: January 20, 2011, 07:28:57 PM »
i wouldn't worry about the threaded end. you will likely lose this getting the stainless braid off the inner hose anyway.  then just put the stainless braid on to a fitting with a small hose clamp. put this fitting to a rubber hose with another hose clamp then put this hose in a grommet that goes on the cooler where you have taken out the drain valve.

All Things Food / Re: Kitchen Knives
« on: January 07, 2011, 09:51:41 PM »
thought about this thread the other day. our annual visit by kid from solingen germany is coming up near easter.  hoping for another robert herder rostfrei knife.  still my favorite 

i am going to eclipse last year. easy i only brewed a little last year :'(
this weekend hopefully my dopplebock. gotta be ready for easter
in the works is the rhubarb and rye i have been planning. hopefully in fermenter by end of the month.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: priming a keg and pushing with air
« on: January 04, 2011, 10:03:06 PM »
if this is just for the wedding, ie one time, and all the beer is likely to be consumed, sure you could use air. especially if you only do one 5er at a time and not spoil one that doesn't get tapped. however, getting a decent air source i think would be more of a hassle than co2.  i would find a welding or gas supply shop and borrow, rent for the day. you will be much better off, then if one is not consumed bottle the rest and cap right on the foam out of the keg.

The Pub / Re: How low can you go?
« on: January 03, 2011, 01:55:49 AM »
i have said many times.  i still like, yes actually like, budweiser,  :-\, i really don't like guiness. oh, i really struggle when someone offers wine. ugh

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« on: January 01, 2011, 09:11:41 PM »
dopplebock.  needs to be ready for easter.

Equipment and Software / Re: Counter top brewery.
« on: December 31, 2010, 12:48:20 AM »
my guess is that if you assume the same gravity at onset then it would likely depend on starter size.  1 million cells would polish off 1 gallon before it could polish off 5 gallons.  5 million cells would probably get the job done as fast.  roughly, i am sure that you have to take in to account thermal loss changes in the volume to surface area as well as oxygen, nutrients etc. and how these play in to the sugar consumption

The Pub / Re: Another one gone to run in another pasture
« on: December 30, 2010, 10:13:19 PM »
sorry to hear of your loss.  clearly people on this forum feel for you. i have a newly made three legged dog due to bone cancer and am praying there were no mets.  i don't want to feel your grief for a long time.  God bless.

Equipment and Software / Re: Counter top brewery.
« on: December 30, 2010, 08:32:57 PM »
the issue to me isn't the brewing.  it is getting a smaller fermentation chamber, and most importantly kegging.  i have found a 2.5 gallon hdpe carboy that may work, for 12 bucks but also interested in those 6 liter pet bottles from tap a draft. anyone use these

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The AHA and Homebrew Competitions
« on: December 29, 2010, 11:27:48 PM »

something i have been toying with but haven't done which may be useful for small batches is the electric roaster. these are varied in size but i have seen 20+ quarts for 40 bucks. i have thought you could do complete step mashes in the thing with the grain in a bag, similar to boil in a bag.  easy to change and control temperature.  then crank it up for the boil.  I have gas burner stove and is simple enough for small batches but i am intrigued by trying this. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Running out of propane
« on: December 20, 2010, 08:40:10 PM »
i have natural gas from the house to the grill with a connection set up for a natural gas burner (not yet purchased) however for you liquid propane users, i was at the home away from home depot last night and saw that they have 100 pound tanks available.  or you could just get the big ass tank like mom has on the farm..... ;D

All Grain Brewing / Re: Mashing confusion
« on: December 16, 2010, 07:26:59 PM »
i think i will just brew in a bag ;)

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