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by flytact
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Advice for Beer Taps in my kitchen
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Advice for Beer Taps in my kitchen

It's a bit of a read, but should give you all the information you need:
http://www.byo.com/stories/techniques/a ... ed-brewing
by flytact
Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Brewday 04/02/11 - pale ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Re: Brewday 04/02/11 - pale ale

Looks great. What is CYBI?
by flytact
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Ringwood Brewery Yeast - Advice on using
Replies: 31
Views: 3226

Re: Ringwood Brewery Yeast - Advice on using

It's an English style brewery so not much in the APA. They do make a big (6.5%) pale and its not bad.
I'd use it for the Goose Island, when I've made a beer similar to their IPA I used an English style yeast WLP005.

good luck
by flytact
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Ringwood Brewery Yeast - Advice on using
Replies: 31
Views: 3226

Re: Ringwood Brewery Yeast - Advice on using

My local brewpub here in the US (well, not too local) uses Ringwood. I've yet to use it myself, but will be getting some to use within the next week or so. Here is what the brewer told me: Ferment in an open bucket Give the yeast a good bit of oxygen or aeration when you pitch Every day, get in ther...
by flytact
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Batch Sparge Mash Question
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Batch Sparge Mash Question

I concur with the above. I often calculate my 3nd and 3rd additions based on draining the initial mash.
I would recommend a 60 minute mash. I don't think you're getting anything out of that extra 30 min. Sometimes my mash is complete in about 45 min.
by flytact
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: I've gone hop crazy
Replies: 9
Views: 869

I've gone hop crazy

Making a hop purchase for an Imperial Amber (Troegs Nugget Nectar) and replenishing my stocks, I seem to have gotten carried away: 8 oz Nugget 4 oz Palisade 4 oz Simcoe 4 oz Warrior 12 oz Centennial 4 oz Columbus 4 oz Cascade 4 oz Chinook 4 oz Challenger (U.K) 4 oz East Kent Gold (U.K.) 4 oz Willame...
by flytact
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fridge for kegs, just a tad too low (Now sorted!)
Replies: 13
Views: 700

Re: Fridge for kegs, just a tad too low

Is it a chest freezer that you'll be loading from the top? If so, build a collar and drill all your holes through that.
Google up "keezer"
by flytact
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Come on then what Beer themed Xmas Pressies did you get?!
Replies: 29
Views: 1110

Re: Come on then what Beer themed Xmas Pressies did you get?

2 (more) cornies and a refractometer.
by flytact
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Is it possible to make a beer for the 23rd Dec
Replies: 33
Views: 1388

Re: Is it possible to make a beer for the 23rd Dec

You could make a mild. Brew and ferment in >1 week. Bottle/keg for another week.
by flytact
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stripping an Angram
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: Stripping an Angram

Also wanted to mention that a regulator from a gas/propane grill can serve as a cheap cask breather. As it's purpose is to take the propane bottle's output and step it down to 1 psi.
by flytact
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stripping an Angram
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: Stripping an Angram

Good luck with the rebuild. You'll be hard pressed to get any help from Angram themselves,but there are other companies that rebuild which are willing to dispense of their knowledge.
Here's an o-ring thread I had put up earlier:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=29402&hilit=+ring
by flytact
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: What happens when sanstar is too concentrated?
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: What happens when sanstar is too concentrated?

I would say that when using a higher concentrated dose of StarSan you lose the ability to use it wet. Meaning I'd wait for it to completely dry before adding wort to a fermentor, for example.
by flytact
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Infection
Replies: 19
Views: 757

Re: Infection

Ive just finished a rough stretch like yours. I can tell you that I now make sure I clean the boiler valve before each brew, I give the IC a quick clean before putting into the boiler and I've thoroughly bleached everything within 3m of where I do my transfers. I've retired my bucket and only use gl...
by flytact
Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry Hopping Technique
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Dry Hopping Technique

Andy__ wrote: Just having a bit of trouble visualizing that.
Sorry for being vague. When I toss hops directly into the corny I've attached a small (~5cm) piece of stainless braid to the end of the dip tube. Wish I had a picture.
by flytact
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry Hopping Technique
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Dry Hopping Technique

If you're using whole hops then the majority will float at the top. Put a strainer on your racking cane and you should be fine. I've put a strainer on the dip tube of my corny and tossed hops directly into the keg.