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Old 01-30-2010, 04:31 PM   #81
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Main thing is you don't want exploding bottles... I would add the priming sugar in cautious amounts into the container I'm racking to, rather than directly into the bottles. That way there is an even solution to each bottle.

I'd also be light on the table sugar cuz I prefer lower carbonation - I'm sure it'll come out ok. I do remember reading about unfermentables but I think that matters more on the mash and extraction part of the process... it makes me wonder though, how the yeast breaks down the regular sugar vs maltose.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:46 PM   #82
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saw this on a local moto board. it's not beer, but it looks interesting

http://www.magicratvideos.com/magicv...shine2010.html
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:21 AM   #83
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i was just going to ask for pictures and you guys provided...nice
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:44 AM   #84
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this is pretty funny and I thought it was appropriate here.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/beer
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:45 AM   #85
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saw this on a local moto board. it's not beer, but it looks interesting

http://www.magicratvideos.com/magicv...shine2010.html
good vid, they left out a few important steps but pretty much covered it!
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:57 AM   #86
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this is pretty funny and I thought it was appropriate here.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/beer
Pretty funny website
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:35 PM   #87
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I have the ingredients for one of my next brews...Pilsener Peruana!
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:03 PM   #88
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Brewing with coca leaves huh? That sounds interesting! Is this a traditional Peruvian beer, and does it retain the effects of the coca leaves?

How do you get coca leaves anyway?
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:11 PM   #89
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No it's not a traditional brew. They just chew it and make tea with it in Peru. I think there's one Coca brew, but it's a small-time modern marketing ploy.

I assume it will retain its effects...the directions to make tea are to boil 2 TBSP in 1L for 5 minutes. When I was in Peru in 2006, I noticed the mate de coca gave me a good pick me up. Also, we chewed the leaves on the Inca trail, which would start to make your mouth numb/tingly after a few minutes.

My wife is Peruvian, and an in-law brought it back for me. You can get them in the US, but they're decocainized.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:50 PM   #90
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I had some copper tubing left over from an HVAC job so I made myself a wort chiller. It looks kinda crude, but I'm a cheap ass and didn't want to spend the $30.00 Home Depot wanted for a tubing bender so I bent it by hand. I was quite pleased with how effective it is.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:56 PM   #91
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Very cool. Nice homemade job...
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:57 PM   #92
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haha thats great. at least it works fine with the kinks...it's not like there much pressure involved so who cares.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:32 PM   #93
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I was a bit concerned at first about the kinks but it doesn't leak and the flow doesn't seem very restricted at all. So,works for me.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:55 PM   #94
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I had some copper tubing left over from an HVAC job so I made myself a wort chiller. It looks kinda crude, but I'm a cheap ass and didn't want to spend the $30.00 Home Depot wanted for a tubing bender so I bent it by hand. I was quite pleased with how effective it is.
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Here is a cheap trick for bending copper tubing or any thin wall pipe without kinking it.

Fill it with sand before you attempt to bend it.

Put some duct tape over one end, stand it up, fill it with clean sand, shake it a bit to ensure it is full, put some duct tape on the other end to seal it up, then bend away without worrying about kinks in the tubing. When done, remove the tape and pour out the sand.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:12 AM   #95
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When I made my first wort chiller, I bent it around a flower pot. A word of advice… my connections were upright, just like yours, only mine were at a level that was submersed in the wort when it was cooling (are yours)? I was trying to maximize cooling area, but it turned out to be a bad idea. Though the connections were leak-tight when tested with cold water, they were apparently leaking a tad when I threw the chiller into the 200F+ wort. Over time, crap must have started growing inside the chiller (because you can never really get it dry), and the slow leak into the chilling wort resulted in 3 infected batches before I was able to figure out the problem. I re-bent the chiller so the connections were hooked down, outside the pot, so if it did leak, the drips would not fall into the wort. No more infected beers.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:01 AM   #96
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Thanks for the heads up. I did intentionaly make it so the connections are above the level of the wort when it's cooling so I can visually inspect for leaks. I'm thinking maybe a good preventative measure would be to flush the inside with sanitizer occasionally.

arkie66 I love the sand idea. I'll have to try that next time.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:23 AM   #97
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How many feet of tubing is that? My first one was 25' of 3/8" tubing, and it had a hard time (~45 minutes) getting 5 gallons of wort to <70F during the summer, even with occasional stirring.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:18 AM   #98
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I'm not sure exactly, but it's somewhere around 15'. I didn't time it the first time, but it seemed to take only about 15 to 20 minutes. I also only have a 5 gallon boil pan so I had to add about 1/2 gallon of cold water to top it off.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:41 AM   #99
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I started a yeast starter on Saturday for my next batch. I'm going to make my first barley wine! With a projected SG of 1.088 ~ 1.09 it should fun.
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How did the barley wine turn out photohawk?

Anybody else brewing up something good lately?

I havent had time to brew lately, so I have bought numerous new belgium folly packs...the Ranger IPA is a hops overload but I have really started to like it.
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