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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Just Add Water
« on: February 13, 2014, 04:05:35 PM »
Wow.  And why not?  that is sure going to be bad news for the couple of 'brewing appliances' being developed.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Fermentor/temp control equip
« on: February 13, 2014, 07:48:48 AM »
Yes, those glass front wine coolers are pretty sweet. I took a Better Bottle to Home Depot and tried them out before I bought them.

Ha ha!  I did that with my new conical.  Walked into Sears to test it in the upright freezers.  Yes I got some strange looks.

Those looks made me blush.
Ya but tell them about the looks you got when you brought it into Victoria's Secret.

;-)

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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2014
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:38:47 AM »
The only thing I am sure of is that the Mariners will not be a contender.  Their target seems to be a .499 season.  Deep sigh.

We need new ownership.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Fermentor/temp control equip
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:26:52 AM »
Yes, those glass front wine coolers are pretty sweet. I took a Better Bottle to Home Depot and tried them out before I bought them.

Ha ha!  I did that with my new conical.  Walked into Sears to test it in the upright freezers.  Yes I got some strange looks.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast starter, multiple packs
« on: February 10, 2014, 07:40:17 AM »
Supernatant is a fairly common word in yeast management.

I would really like to job shadow that position for a while!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast starter, multiple packs
« on: February 09, 2014, 04:53:57 PM »
Wow.  Supernatant.  I'm a bit of a word guy, and I haven't heard of that one.  I guess it just goes to show that I'm not a scientist.  It does seem like a good idea but I am running out of time.  I'll get started tonight.  Thanks for the input!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Stainless Steel Hop Flter
« on: February 09, 2014, 07:10:56 AM »
I use mine all the time and love it!  Like you, I use it to filter grain from my mash tun.  No Vorlauf ever.  Just put the hose in the filter and open the valve.  Then when the wort is coming up to boil temp, I just hose it off and drop it in the Boil Kettle for hop/spice additions.

My next purchase is their dry hop canister that will fit in corny kegs.  I figure they will hold ~4 oz. of wet hops.  Yum.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Speidel Fermenter
« on: February 09, 2014, 07:06:26 AM »

If you got a second spigot and put that on top, you could possibly us CO2 to push the beer out into the keg.  I've seen where people have done so and the fermenter had no problem holding 5psi, just haven't tried to do it myself yet.

I'm intrigued about this. Does this mean you can simply screw a second spigot on the top or is there a mod that has to be fabricated?

Sorry for being confusing.  No, I just used the ring section of the spigot.  I use it to hold the stopper in place.  I can post a picture later today if that would help.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Malt head?
« on: February 09, 2014, 06:53:18 AM »
Not me.  I still can't get enough AA and/or wonderful hop oils.  I just had some Lucille by Georgetown - wow good.

I try to always have a big IPA (big hoppy not ABV) on tap and a lighter beer (currently a Scottish 60/).

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Equipment and Software / Re: Speidel Fermenter
« on: February 07, 2014, 09:06:01 AM »
If you got a second spigot and put that on top, you could possibly us CO2 to push the beer out into the keg.  I've seen where people have done so and the fermenter had no problem holding 5psi, just haven't tried to do it myself yet.

I bought a 2nd spigot, and took it apart to use the ring from it on the top.  Then I put a two-hole stopper in the top secured by the ring.  In the two holes in the stopper I put a thermowell and an airlock.  When it comes time to keg I put a valve with two hose barb ends in the hole where the airlock was, and attach co2 to it at 2-3 psi.  Works great!

With respect to sanitation of the spigot, I just spin the valve handle several times while soaking in in Starsan.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast starter, multiple packs
« on: February 06, 2014, 05:31:12 PM »
Thank you!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Yeast starter, multiple packs
« on: February 06, 2014, 04:08:47 PM »
I am going to start a starter for a RIS I'll brew in a week and a half.  The OG is calculated to be 1.099.

BeerSmith's yeast calculator says I'll need 363.3 billion cells.  Out of the 2 LHBS in town one had 3 packs of Denny's Favorite, but they were old (1@ 10/14/13, and 2 @11/13/13).  BS says all I need in addition to the 3 packs is a 1.5  liter starter.

Should I prepare a standard 1.5 liter starter, then dump all 3 packs in my 2 liter flask?  What would you do?

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The Pub / Re: Let the Games Begin!
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:48:18 AM »
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304680904579366712107461956?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304680904579366712107461956.html

"Dmitry Kozak, the deputy prime minister responsible for the Olympic preparations, reflected the view held among many Russian officials that some Western visitors are deliberately trying to sabotage Sochi's big debut out of bias against Russia. "We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day," he said. An aide then pulled a reporter away before Mr. Kozak could be questioned further on surveillance in hotel rooms. "

 ;D

Yike!  Admitting video surveillance in bathrooms... whether it is true or not, that is beyond stupid.

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Beer Travel / Re: Initial thoughts on Munich
« on: February 06, 2014, 07:50:59 AM »
I enjoyed Salzburg far more than Munich.  I could live in Salzburg.  However there are no breweries that I know of there.  The next time I go I think I'm going to take one of those river cruises.  Its not really beer oriented, but that's OK as I am not a major fan of light lagers which is all I came across over there.

In the Hofbrau house I had the option of a light beer, a darker beer or a lemonade beer  :o.  I chose the darker beer and my first reaction was that it was a less-sweet version of root beer.  I still had a hoot, but the beer was a disappointment.  I found no beer I thought was interesting in my travels in Germany, Austria and Hungary.

To be fair that was before I was a homebrewer, and I didn't know that much about beer styles - I just knew what I liked and didn't find any.  So I guess one would have to put more thought and research into finding specific beers/breweries/styles than I did because it didn't happen all by itself - which I honestly expected.

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The Pub / Re: Let the Games Begin!
« on: February 02, 2014, 08:55:53 PM »
Game over.  Season over.  Seahawks!!

In light of the Hispanic influence in the U.S., henceforth the Broncos will be called Brancas 'round here.

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