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Messages - Steve in TX

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Ingredients / Re: First Time Hop Grower
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:01:58 AM »

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Equipment and Software / Re: Indestructible hydrometer
« on: April 11, 2014, 08:39:56 AM »
Just ordered a refractometer on Amazon. $25 + $4 same day shipping. $60 at the LHBS.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Weekend Brewing 4/11/14
« on: April 11, 2014, 07:17:12 AM »
Maybe I'll think about brewing a low gravity space beer... How much Tang should I use at flameout? Or should I add to taste in the secondary?

Honestly, a tang flavored berliner sounds good to me.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Weekend Brewing 4/11/14
« on: April 11, 2014, 06:34:16 AM »
Saison... dry zesting with lemons & white pepper

I've been thinking the same thing for one of our wedding beers, but with black pepper. I have some small test batches planned over the next few months. Have you considered meyer lemons?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Weekend Brewing 4/11/14
« on: April 11, 2014, 05:19:32 AM »
I'm thinking a stovetop 12 pack sized batch. Not sure what. Need to procure a 12 quart kettle first.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: National Homebrew Day? legal?
« on: April 10, 2014, 08:19:14 PM »
Native grown? Bit protective of their commodities.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Indestructible hydrometer
« on: April 10, 2014, 05:57:25 PM »
This hydrometer is two weeks old and has been sitting here in this container with my thief and thermometer for 12 days. Might explain why I break them.



At $6 a piece, I'm not all that careful.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Indestructible hydrometer
« on: April 10, 2014, 01:30:51 PM »
I guess I'm wondering how you break them?

Rolling off the table/counter, bumping something in the sink or cleaning bucket, moving large amounts of stuff the "fast way" by carrying way too much in my hands and dropping it, slippery hands. In 8 years I have owned 6 hydrometers. The worst is when I have one that is dead accurate only to be replaced by one a point or two off.

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Ingredients / Re: New White Labs Packaging Announcement
« on: April 10, 2014, 12:27:47 PM »
Neat idea.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP002 first experience
« on: April 10, 2014, 10:48:45 AM »
Yep, the little "jumping" flocs are being lifted by CO2 coming out of solution. Nothing to worry about. 002 is very flocculant, but a great yeast overall.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: When to pull yeast out of a conical
« on: April 10, 2014, 09:07:16 AM »
Quarts and liters are close enough in volume that I treat them the same in my head.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: When to pull yeast out of a conical
« on: April 10, 2014, 08:22:11 AM »
I've seen others that have used a second spigot on the top and hooked the CO2 directly up to that.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Indestructible hydrometer
« on: April 10, 2014, 06:17:33 AM »
Would be nice. I buy one a year.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Recommend a Grain Mill
« on: April 10, 2014, 05:56:15 AM »
Heard back from jack at JSP. Gear drive can be added by the end user, but is only available on the standard adjustable, not the aa model which is adjustable on both ends of the rollers.

Denny, I know you have the model a, and are happy with it. So how does it work, slightly larger gap on one end?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Step up times
« on: April 10, 2014, 04:39:52 AM »
It takes as long as it takes to be done. In my experience, ale yeast starters are done in 24-72 hours.

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