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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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I use something like this hooked up to my co2 tank: http://m.grainger.com/mobile/product/LEGACY-Air-Gun-1KUD9
You can use the aforementioned keg charger to purge headspace but it comes out quite fast and those 16 gram cartridges can get expensive. If you tried to purge a bag of hops with it you'd have nothing in the bag but CO2!
Also, if you just pull that trigger when it's not attached to a keg, CO2 comes out so fast it freezes at the nozzle. You'll think the cartridge is empty - until you take it apart. Then the cartridge will rocket across the room as soon as it breaks free. Not that I've experienced this... umm ... a friend told me.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Starter blowoff
« on: November 24, 2013, 01:04:26 PM »
I also would worry that if you're filling the starter container and-or blowing off them you're not getting enough oxygen into the starter to create healthy yeast.



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There are nozzles in the air tools sections at hardware stores. I'm sure they could be hooked up to CO2.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Not enough carbonation
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:19:03 PM »
Some sugars are quite light and fluffy, so 3/4 cup may only be 3oz. Are all bottles in every batch undercarbonated?

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