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The Pub / Re: Worlds Strongest Beer
« on: July 25, 2010, 09:25:04 AM »
I wonder when gimick is not going to be enough to keep them in business.

The Pub / Re: Running out of IP addresses
« on: July 25, 2010, 09:19:00 AM »
Call me old fashioned but I do not believe that my fridge (or any other applience) needs to be connected to the Internet and collect info about my snck eating habits. 

All Grain Brewing / Re: Step Mash Temperature Control
« on: July 24, 2010, 07:29:36 PM »
One word: HERMS

Let's see... a big pile of complicated tubing and pumps or a pan of boiling water??  WWDD???  :)

A friend of mine has one of those convoluted systems (HERMS/RIMS.............? )
He built it and its beautiful.

I am proud to say I have not a freakin clue as to how either one of them work.
N o need to understand how it works.
It just works.  8)

Beer Recipes / Re: Dampfbier
« on: July 24, 2010, 07:05:00 PM »
Not to mistake California Common (Steam beer) for Dampfbier (Steam Beer).
Those are completely different beers.

So on your question if using 2124 would work for your recipe.
You will have nice Marzen/Ortoberfest.

Dampfbier is using Hefe yeast

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer Gun vs. CP Filler
« on: July 24, 2010, 10:11:23 AM »
When filling with Picnic tap your pressure should be below 5 psi otherwise you end up with a lot of foam.
When filling with CPF your pressure should be at least 10 psi otherwise you end up with a lot of foam.
I never used Beer Gun.
It is always beneficial when your bottles are also cold.
This is my experience.

Zymurgy / Re: Aging beer
« on: July 23, 2010, 12:45:47 PM »
I will correct myself.
Every beer that I brew...
You are right about IPA.

I will never ever make any blanket statement again. ;D

Zymurgy / Re: Aging beer
« on: July 23, 2010, 10:45:23 AM »
Fresh beer is usually way, way better than aged beer. That said, there are certainly exceptions.
I come to conclusion that some period of cold conditioning (4+ weeks) is beneficial to every beer.
I still consider 6 week old beer a fresh beer

Equipment and Software / Re: Anybody use steam?
« on: July 21, 2010, 06:13:32 PM »
I have two more questions.
How do you know how much steam to release to raise temp from let say 150 to 170F?
Does the steam manafold have a return and where it goes.

Equipment and Software / Re: Anybody use steam?
« on: July 20, 2010, 08:50:57 PM »
I've built a steam infusion system, but have yet to finish the project to the point of testing it. I'm using a cornie keg with a 5500w element mounted in the bottom to produce the steam. I've removed both keg posts and on one side replaced with threaded fittings going to the steam manifold in the mash tun, and the other side couplings that contain a safety pressure relief valve, a steam siphon and a pressure gauge. I'll try to take a pic and post it so you can see how it's put together.
I would like to see that.

I just brew Czech Dark Beer.
Getting closer :)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: clarifiers for secondary?
« on: July 18, 2010, 02:37:10 PM »
Agree what had been said about gelatine.
For the best results chill your beer down to 34-is.
This will also remove chill haze.

The Pub / But Light anyone?
« on: June 23, 2010, 06:34:50 PM »
You gotta love those Chinese places.

Look for a local brewfest that donates it's proceeds to charity and maybe you could pour your beer there. Maybe a local home brew club already does and join the club.
I think all beer for brew fest has to be purchased at least in our state.
So that would not fly.

I will be brewing Bohemian Pilsner this Sunday.
I am going to try single infusion (with Mash Out) with 6% CaraPils.

The Pub / Re: How Much you Brew vs How Much you Drink.
« on: May 01, 2010, 07:29:10 PM »
Sipping one of Thirsty's maibock as I type. Strong yet very easy on the pallet.  ;)
Glad you like it  ;D

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