Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - ccfoo242

Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 53
61
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Idea for siphoning to keg?
« on: January 09, 2014, 01:49:29 PM »
I recently started using a pump with a cheap speed controller for a router. Does a great job and I hope to hook up a plate filter in the future. It's overkill but saves me lifting a carboy and hurting my back.


Sent from the future using Tapatalk

62
Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling off a keg
« on: January 09, 2014, 01:43:57 PM »
I pulled the spring tip off my bottler and shove the tube into a picnic tap. All other steps about the same. Sanitize. Chill bottles. 2-3 psi on keg.


Sent from the future using Tapatalk

63
Ingredients / Re: Dry hopping temperature
« on: January 09, 2014, 01:10:43 PM »
Still too many parameters that need to be clarified.

Pellets or whole cone?
How many days of contact?
All varieties of hops? High alpha or low. High cohumulone or low. Etc.


Sent from the future using Tapatalk

64
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lactobacillus and sugar water = gloop?
« on: January 09, 2014, 12:58:58 PM »
Yeah I'll post the tables this weekend.


Sent from the future using Tapatalk

65
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lactobacillus and sugar water = gloop?
« on: January 09, 2014, 10:10:41 AM »
9th grade. He did it on my suggestion. Haven't looked at wild brews book though. I just told him that the typical homebrewer assumes that bacteria will ferment more of the sugars than yeast and the results bear that out.


Sent from the future using Tapatalk

66
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lactobacillus and sugar water = gloop?
« on: January 09, 2014, 09:01:42 AM »
Starting ph was 7.19, ending was 4.07. I thought about the strata thing. Will have to pour it all out to see. We didn't know about the ph tolerance before starting. I've emailed white labs to get their thoughts also.




Sent from the future using Tapatalk

67
Yeast and Fermentation / Lactobacillus and sugar water = gloop?
« on: January 09, 2014, 07:46:44 AM »
My son's biology project was to compare attenuation of brewers yeast and lacto using wort, apple juice, and sugar water. We prepared samples of nearly identical starting gravities if each and fermented in one-gallon growlers. The results were mostly as expected except for the sugar water. We used table sugar and filtered rap water and boiled for 10 minutes just like we did the wort.

But the one fermented with lacto (wlp677) came out with the consistency of hand sanitizer. Like a thin clear jelly. Also it smelled like nail polish remover.

Any ideas why it came out like this?




Sent from the future using Tapatalk

68
The Pub / Re: New Year goals?
« on: December 31, 2013, 09:20:00 PM »
Get 10000 steps a day on my new fitbit.

Anyone else have fitbit?

*sigh* yeah...sitting on my bedside table. Now I feel guilty. I should drink more so I don't care.  :o

Made it!

I'll drink to that!

69
The Pub / Re: New Year goals?
« on: December 31, 2013, 05:37:26 PM »
Get 10000 steps a day on my new fitbit.

Anyone else have fitbit?

*sigh* yeah...sitting on my bedside table. Now I feel guilty. I should drink more so I don't care.  :o

70
The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: December 31, 2013, 05:36:21 PM »
Whiskey = Instant heartburn for me. I wish I could enjoy it, my brother is a huge whiskey fan and would like to join in.

71
The Pub / Re: Starbucks trademark
« on: December 31, 2013, 05:34:36 PM »
I suspect it was done on purpose for the free publicity. It's not the first time we've seen this exact story.


Sent from the future using Tapatalk

For those thinking that it was all done for publicity, you don't know Jeff.

Exit 6 is the brewery right now the street from my mom's house in St. Louis and is the "family watering hole".

The owner, Jeff, is a former homebrew club president who left his post when he opened this place. It is his only source of income and he works 100-120 hours a week. He is brash, cocky and totally enjoyable. Knowing the man, I would expect nothing else from him, and am very happy that the little brewery down the street has gotten some free publicity.

The beer in question is now called "The F Word" and really is quite delicious.

Well, I meant no disrespect to Jeff.  And I would probably try to do the same thing if I had my own business and the opportunity came up.  I just see this exact story every 2 or 3 months and I wonder when it will stop working as a publicity grab. If he didn't want the publicity he would have complied and not published the letter. Again, I'm not trying to imply he did a bad thing, I was just stating my guess as to the motives. (sorry, motive has a negative connotation, as in motive for a crime, I just can't think of a more appropriate word right now)

72
The Pub / Re: Starbucks trademark
« on: December 31, 2013, 04:26:22 PM »
I suspect it was done on purpose for the free publicity. It's not the first time we've seen this exact story.


Sent from the future using Tapatalk

73
Equipment and Software / Re: Organization
« on: December 31, 2013, 08:32:33 AM »



Panoramic shot of the basement. Garage still needs to be worked on desperately.
Wow!



Sent from the future using Tapatalk

74
Equipment and Software / Re: Cloudy StarSan
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:53:25 AM »
Yeah I get this too. When I mix it up for a spray bottle I only use distilled water so I'll know any cloudiness isn't from my hard water.


Sent from the future using Tapatalk

75
Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling question
« on: December 02, 2013, 08:22:23 PM »
Yep. I put starsan in a bowl and put caps in it while bottling.


Sent from the future using Tapatalk

Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 53