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Equipment and Software / Re: Easy vorlauf
« on: February 09, 2010, 11:47:32 AM »
Hi, I'm Sean and I don't vorlauf. :-[

I did it the first dozen or so times, then realized the number of grain particles I was actually keeping out of the boil was in the low double digits.

The Pub / Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
« on: February 09, 2010, 11:44:05 AM »
Better pile some snow up above the liquid level there, eh?

For future reference, the full smack pack is about the right amount of yeast for 2 gallons of ale. Sounds like you're doing everything else right though!

The Pub / Re: Yet another "Beer for your Health" article
« on: February 08, 2010, 04:26:03 PM »
Let's all raise a pint to Charlie Bamforth.

The Pub / Re: tipping?
« on: February 08, 2010, 11:25:34 AM »
Nope, we were completely dead. I guess everyone took care of the food for their parties ahead of time. I didn't mind, really - we got 8 inches of snow Friday, so this weekend was crazy. Friday to Sunday I worked 31 hours. :o

I actually managed not to find out about the game until I could get home to watch it. Touch and go there for a while, but I was loving the second half. ;)

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Crazy temp jump in fermentor
« on: February 08, 2010, 11:19:35 AM »
It won't be ruined by any means, but it may have some flavors you don't really want. An extra week or two in the fermenter will help, letting the yeast clean up as many by-products as possible.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation Temp Control
« on: February 07, 2010, 10:40:41 PM »
I kept track of both for several batches and never saw a variation of more than about 1°F.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kosher Hops
« on: February 07, 2010, 10:39:54 PM »

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation Temp Control
« on: February 07, 2010, 02:42:11 PM »
What I lack in, is the ability to accurately tell the temp of the Liquid inside the fermenter...

Best three dollars you can spend, my friend:

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How lolong will harvested yeast keep
« on: February 07, 2010, 02:39:13 PM »
Instead of washing the yeast I just make more in the starter and save the extra in the mason jar.  Works a lot better and less work involved for me.

That's my process too. I don't brew often enough to pitch harvested slurry directly, so my thinking is propagating from the unhopped low-gravity starter will give me the most life out of the yeast.

The Pub / Re: Beer Drinking Music !
« on: February 07, 2010, 11:48:05 AM »

Especially impressive when you consider that everyone involved is probably on acid.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Do I have a kegging issue?
« on: February 07, 2010, 09:56:33 AM »
I Really like the sterile siphon idea. In fact, I used to do the same thing with and orange cap and racking cane. But, now I pretty much ferment in buckets. Any thoughts on a way to start a siphone the same way, but in a bucket?

I do the same thing with an auto siphon. I put a barb and threaded fitting on the end of the siphon tubing, so it just gets attached directly to the liquid post.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: so the debate is
« on: February 07, 2010, 09:42:57 AM »
Just buy a big cooler and use it as a mash tun and a swamp cooler. You can mail me the other $460, if you want... ;)

I'm curious about that stockpot too. That perforated basket just screams "mash tun".

All Things Food / Re: Beer Cheese Soup
« on: February 07, 2010, 12:53:18 AM »
There are soup comps?! How do I become a judge?

The Pub / Re: Super Bowl Sunday
« on: February 06, 2010, 11:19:05 PM »
I heard on NPR tonight that antacid sales the Monday after the Super Bowl increase 20%. After reading this thread, I believe it.

Secretly, I'm just jealous y'all get to watch the game.

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