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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Overchilled wort + Yeast
« on: March 03, 2011, 02:55:15 AM »
Man, I gotta get me one of these Therminators and drill my kettle for a ball valve. 
There are also other brands like Duda Diesel that are just little bit less expensive.

Ingredients / Re: cheap hops at morebeer
« on: March 03, 2011, 02:51:35 AM »
Ahh good old days.
I remember I did pay 5.99 for 1 oz of Halertau.

Ingredients / Re: Gelatin finings
« on: March 03, 2011, 02:46:25 AM »
Never used the stuff. how much and when and how?

Doing a quick search on this forum, I found this quote from bluesman:
Here's my method for 5 gallons of beer.

1. add 1 tsp gelatin to 8oz (cold water)
2. let stand for 30 min.
3. microwave until you see the first bubble (then stop microwave)
4. chill to 40F
5. add to chilled and kegged beer and gently stir.
6. allow 24 hrs to settle
7. force carbonate beer
8. blow out gelatin sediment and serve beer

Step #4 you chill the beer or gelatine?
I put hot gelatine into the cold beer.
Works just fine.

Equipment and Software / Re: Mill motor
« on: March 03, 2011, 02:29:34 AM »
I ordered my parts today.
Thank you hokerer.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: %#*!^ Wyeast 2035
« on: March 02, 2011, 04:55:19 AM »
You probably have some live yeast there.
Just keep it in the flask and at some point you will see activity.
I had a few experiences like yours so I start with smaller starter and step it up if I suspect any problems.


Thanks for the info.  I'll have to consider that.  I've never been sure how the shipping rules and prices work within the EU, and how, with England using different currency, affects that.  I just get worried about shipping because Italy can be a bureaucratic nightmare on things like shipping and customs  >:( (although my bad experience was shipping from the States).

You should be O.K. with shipping in EU.
It would be like shipping from New York to Florida.
If you pay with Credit card (how else) banks are more then happy to convert money in between themselves.

Equipment and Software / Re: SS vs Copper Immersion Chiller
« on: March 02, 2011, 04:36:38 AM »
One more thing.
when you say 1/2" copper it usually means ID.
When you say 1/2 SS it is usually OD.

Equipment and Software / Re: SS vs Copper Immersion Chiller
« on: March 01, 2011, 04:45:43 AM »
Copper has better heat transfer rate and is easier to work with.
I do not have any problem cleaning copper IC.

Ingredients / Re: can I turn crystal 40 into crystal 80?
« on: February 28, 2011, 03:02:56 AM »
Cool info. Thank you

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Another cloudy Star San question.
« on: February 27, 2011, 11:27:54 PM »
Use RO or distilled water when you mix it.

If you have hard water you can use it immediately without problems. Using RO or distilled water you can reuse and store starsan for long period of time.

Ingredients / Re: Sources for Pickling Lime and Magnesium Chloride.
« on: February 27, 2011, 04:19:21 AM »
Next time in the suburbs I might stop at the largest Asian market in the state to look around.  Sure they have some interesting sugars there too.

They have Agar.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Vote For Your AHA Governing Committee
« on: February 26, 2011, 02:32:25 AM »
Good luck to all of the candidates.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Schneider Yeast
« on: February 26, 2011, 02:14:56 AM »
I plan to look harder next time to bring back some yeast and add it to my yeast bank.


This is interesting topic.
By US Customs you can NOT bring any live yeast/bacteria/micro-organisms into the country.
But they do not have a problem when you bring that bottle of beer with live yeast in it.
Just do not try it with cheese or yogurt.

Ingredients / Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« on: February 26, 2011, 01:59:47 AM »
Cool. Let us know.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What tap handle you would pick?
« on: February 25, 2011, 11:51:34 PM »
I appreciate the feedback.
For right now we decided to purchase tap handles.
Not enough time in the day I supposed.
Here are actual pictures of proposed tap handles wit someone else brand of course:

Will it change your mind?

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