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by flytact
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG #40 - American Ale
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: AG #40 - American Ale

I think you'll get a decent amount of flavor withe your schedule. FWH does a good job of establishing a non-harsh bitterness.
by flytact
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: PBW - dilution rates and longevity?
Replies: 9
Views: 2432

Re: PBW - dilution rates and longevity?

I recently bought a small jar of PBW after buying some particularly cruddy cornies as well as thumbing my nose at commercial cleaners for years.
I absolutely love it!
1oz per gallon seems to due the trick.
by flytact
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Using a dishwasher for bottling!
Replies: 8
Views: 2475

Re: Using a dishwasher for bottling!

You'll never be able to clean a bottle in a dishwasher.
You can sanitize if you have a "heat dry" feature. That will heat the inside of the dishwasher to a temp that will create steam and sanitize.
I use Starsan myself when bottling.
by flytact
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Columbus IPA
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Columbus IPA

I'm finishing up a keg of pale dry hopped with Columbus. Never tried it before and its very interesting. Piney, yet fruity.
by flytact
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Cooking with (or without!) Alcoholic Beverages
Topic: Sous-vide
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

Re: Sous-vide

I use my mash tun to cook steaks if I'm having a get together and can't pinpoint an eating time. Put the vacuum sealed steaks in at "X" temp water to cook them to your desired "doneness". Takes about an hour and the steaks will never cook above your desired temp. Have a raging charcoal fire going, o...
by flytact
Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: late hopping, recipe wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: late hopping, recipe wanted

I believe that you can convert any recipe to a late hopping recipe by simply matching the "regular" IBUs with additions starting at 15min remaining.
Aside from that, I'm tempted by the recipe above...
by flytact
Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Beer Engine

Pretty much the same as hotmog. You'll know/taste when it's time to do more than rinse with water. Then just pull cleaner through and rinse.
by flytact
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer keg
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Beer keg

But if you do keep them...
Turn one into a boiler and the other into a giant corny. You'll need a welder. I've seen pictures online somewhere of a 1/2 barrel fitted with a corny lid.
by flytact
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Beer Engine

i pull water through mine after every use.
by flytact
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Ringwood Brewery Yeast - Advice on using
Replies: 31
Views: 3225

Re: Ringwood Brewery Yeast - Advice on using

Couple comments: Dogfish has their own strain that they use for their standard lineup of beers. The strain is called "Doggie", I just saw this on the Brewmaster show. Surprisingly, when I asked the brewer (local, see above) what yeast to use other than his own, he recommended WLP005 NOT Wyeast 1187 ...
by flytact
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Syphoning worry
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Syphoning worry

Fill the hose with water, put a finger over one end and stick the other end in the beer. Hold the closed end over whatever you're going to siphon into and release. Instant transfer. I usually keep two small glasses nearby, one to catch the water and one for a sample.
by flytact
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: JBK Prize Winning Recipes
Replies: 41
Views: 56374

Re: JBK Prize Winning Recipes

First Place Local contest "Roasty" category. Meaning not "Hoppy" or "Malty" or "Yeasty"..... Export Stout Batch Size: 19.87 L 4.08 kg Pale Malt (2 Row) UK 0.34 kg Black Barley (Stout) (500.0 SRM) 0.27 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L 0.27 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L 0.23 kg Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)...
by flytact
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: JBK Prize Winning Recipes
Replies: 41
Views: 56374

Re: JBK Prize Winning Recipes

First Place Local contest "Session" category. Meaning not "Hoppy" or "Malty" or "Yeasty"..... Best Bitter Batch Size: 39.75 L 7.37 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter 0.20 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 30L 0.20 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L ( 14.17 gm Williamette [4.80 %] (60 min) 28.35 gm Centennial [9.10 %] (60...
by flytact
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Just bought my first beer engine
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Just bought my first beer engine

The breather keeps a blanket of CO2 on top of the beer. The beer engine is pulling the beer out of the corny. No pressure needed on the corny to dispense.
Its all ball bearings and 40w motor oil.
by flytact
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Ringwood Brewery Yeast - Advice on using
Replies: 31
Views: 3225

Re: Ringwood Brewery Yeast - Advice on using

That's great, only don't credit me with the advice. I'm just a middleman.
I've done the same as I suggested on a brown ale and its going nicely.