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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry Yeast for English Style Barleywine?
« on: December 04, 2013, 09:27:04 AM »
I've used it several times in the low-mid 60's and have been very happy. I also used it last summer with no temperature control and it was a mess. The beer was loaded with ugly bready/buttery flavors. It's one of the only beers I've dumped.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Winter Fermentation Chamber
« on: December 04, 2013, 07:50:20 AM »
I roll my eyes when I hear about people loosing food during a winter storm because they lost power to the refrigerator. It's cold outside and nature is literally throwing ice at you. Put your perishables in the garage! I do it all the time when I make a huge meal like chili. Even if there was room in the fridge (which there probably isn't) I'd just be putting a big hot mass in there and then paying to chill it.

Anyway - son of a fermentation chiller is basically what you're talking about. It uses frozen water bottles but could easily be rigged to use outside air.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Another thread about plastic buckets (sorry)
« on: December 04, 2013, 06:36:54 AM »
You certainly can ferment in three buckets. I think most people just prefer 2 because of space and also we hold on to 5 gallons as some magical number. If you keg, 5 gallons goes into one keg. With three fermenters, 1.5 will go into a keg. But really, if it works for you - why not?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Aging in a keg
« on: December 03, 2013, 08:04:38 AM »
You can certainly age in a keg. It's a nice, fully enclosed, air free container. The beer doesn't care if it's glass or stainless steel.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dishwashing detergent
« on: December 03, 2013, 07:59:31 AM »
I think drying agents are a problem and cascade uses them to keep glasses from spotting. Of course, spots are not good either. Maybe an oxyclean rinse?

Have you tried putting the second pour in a new glass? Just making sure it's the detergent and not beer that's been sitting in the line.

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Other Fermentables / Re: Cider Tapping
« on: December 02, 2013, 02:41:22 PM »
 :)  Sounds great

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Thermometers?
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:56:28 PM »
I like mine - it's quick read, water resistant, and also has an IR temp reader. The IR reader is of minimal use, but it will read wort temperature through a carboy pretty well. The handheld probe (vs a termometer mounted in the tun wall) is good because you can move it around to see if temperatures are even. Remove the IR and it's pretty similar to a thermapen, which is very popular.

Edit: I forgot the link.

http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Professional-9306-Thermocouple-Thermometer/dp/B000XS7WTG/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

And I also use it all the time for cooking.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry Yeast for English Style Barleywine?
« on: December 02, 2013, 12:38:24 PM »
I used 2 packs of S-04 per 5gal in a Russian Imperial Stout and it did very well.

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The Pub / Re: Spirit distillation
« on: December 01, 2013, 08:03:14 PM »
I think owning a small still is fine (like a few gallons) but you can't use it for alcohol.

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Other Fermentables / Re: Can't get cider to sparkle
« on: December 01, 2013, 08:01:49 PM »
"Very hard to dispense" makes me think there is a blockage in the keg/line.

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Beer Travel / Re: New Website to help plan beercentric trips
« on: November 27, 2013, 08:33:31 AM »
Yeah, I reported the errors. They probably filled their database with an internet search.

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Beer Travel / Re: New Website to help plan beercentric trips
« on: November 27, 2013, 06:42:02 AM »
Great idea, but they need some data verification. I found two problems in a few minutes. They listed Iron Hill's corporate office as a location offering tastings (not open to public) and another in Easton, MD that is actually a mid-west brewery that doesn't even distribute to Maryland. Also - it's location is a residential neighborhood.  :(

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The Pub / Re: Doctor Who?
« on: November 25, 2013, 09:51:07 AM »
I've got a few hundred old episodes in my Netflix streaming cue.  Wish I could get the new episodes.
Denny, I've watched all the new episodes on Netflix. Even the between season mini-series ones.

Streaming or on DVD?
Streaming

- Sent by my R2 unit


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Starter blowoff
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:31:41 AM »
3L in a gallon might be enough headspace, just slow down the stir plate. You just need enough motion to create a dimple in the surface. Also, if you're not doing this - cover it with foil instead of an airlock to let oxygen in.

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The Pub / Re: Doctor Who?
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:15:01 AM »
I've got a few hundred old episodes in my Netflix streaming cue.  Wish I could get the new episodes.
Denny, I've watched all the new episodes on Netflix. Even the between season mini-series ones.

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