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by flytact
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Just bought my first beer engine
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Just bought my first beer engine

You may try using a the propane regulator for a gas grill. Supposedly its a demand valve that reduces the pressure of the propane to 1atm. Just like a cask breather! I actually have a cask breather and haven't tried the propane regulator.
Good luck with the engine!
by flytact
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Discuss JBK Prize Winning Recipes
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: Discuss JBK Prize Winning Recipes

A local, but nationally recognized, homebrewer puts on his own contest thumbing his nose at exactly this discussion. His categories are session, hoppy, malty, roasty, etc... Lets judge beer on whether its good or not. Oh, and I won two categories, but haven't posted them because I never bothered to ...
by flytact
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: camden tablets
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: camden tablets

I actually have no idea how the tablets work, but I can taste the effects of when I forget to use them.
by flytact
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Tasting Malt and Hops? Better understanding of each variety
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Tasting Malt and Hops? Better understanding of each vari

Have you got 5 4-litre fermentation vessels? Not yet. The only way would be to buy plastic bottles of juice or "jug" wine. Sorry for the confusion of fermentation. I just assumed things would be "normal" after splitting the batches. phatboytall: If you only have one pan then perhaps a big charge an...
by flytact
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Utilisation
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Hop Utilisation

I should provide further details. The bags I use are paint strainers meant to fit over a 5 gallon bucket, very big. I suspend it over the kettle using a jig I crafted so I can add hops to the bag when necessary. No picture unfortunately.
by flytact
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Tasting Malt and Hops? Better understanding of each variety
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Tasting Malt and Hops? Better understanding of each vari

I've been toying with the idea of making 20L of "something standard" out of the mash tun and boiling it in 4L batches each with a different hop. Quick and easy(?) way of getting a good understanding. Quick 15 minute boils and use the late hop method. I guess you could make a mini-mash and proportion...
by flytact
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Utilisation
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Hop Utilisation

Shouldn't be a problem. I use a fine mesh nylon paint strainer to hold my pellet hops. I give it a swirl every 5-10 minutes and have never seen a lack of bitterness. I do not change the hop amounts to compensate for the bag.
by flytact
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: CAPA centennial and amarillo pale ale
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: CAPA centennial and amarillo pale ale

Mouth is watering.
by flytact
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: ag white shield. og 1060 too high
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: ag white shield. og 1060 too high

You'll need to measure the gravity of the pre-boil wort to get your efficiency. The gravity changes during the sparge depending on when you take a reading. But then again, if you're getting 83% then great!
by flytact
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer engine bubble question
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: Beer engine bubble question

I agree with the above. Pour a beer from a bottle conditioned beer and you"ll get the "bubbling effect". My best case would be gravity dispense, personal preference, in lieu of that I try to get the beer out of my corny keg with as little disturbance as possible.
by flytact
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer engine bubble question
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: Beer engine bubble question

AAHHHH!
Another North/South debate.
I have a regular neck and still get the bubbles rising. I'm to believe that it's just the nature of something carbonated moving through the cylinder and lines.
by flytact
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Ringwood Brewery Yeast - Advice on using
Replies: 31
Views: 2790

Re: Ringwood Brewery Yeast - Advice on using

I should be picking mine up later this week for a weekend brew. Any chance you could post some experiences and pics?
by flytact
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Advice for Beer Taps in my kitchen
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Advice for Beer Taps in my kitchen

I did a small bit of research on this to get the beer out of my chest freezer with all intentions of pumping beer up from the basement to the kitchen counter. It would have been tremendous! Until the wife killed the idea.
Good luck.
by flytact
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Brewday 04/02/11 - pale ale
Replies: 20
Views: 951

Re: Brewday 04/02/11 - pale ale

Thanks. I have heard of CYBI, just couldn't figure out the acronym.
Epic was featured on one of the Brewmasters shows on Discovery Channel in the US. Dogfish did a collaboration brew with them and then went down to NZ. To taste it.