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Posted in thread: CO2 levels in Capped Beer Gunned Bottles on 11-29-2011 at 05:27 PM
I am going to keg this next batch this weekend, and dial up the psi to about 16psi for the next
week or 2, and then drop it down to about 5 psi to beer gun it in, and see how it turns out. I
think I w...
Posted in thread: CO2 levels in Capped Beer Gunned Bottles on 11-29-2011 at 11:41 AM
I actually bottled at about 10-12psi, I didn't change the pressure, and just left it at serving
pressure. I didn't release the head space or anything like that either. I didn't have any
problems with ...
Posted in thread: CO2 levels in Capped Beer Gunned Bottles on 11-28-2011 at 08:16 PM
I made a Hot Damnfelwein about 2 months ago, and used by Blichmann Beer Gun for the first time
to bottle it from the keg. Initially it was carbed well, but now most of the bottles are almost
flat. I b...
Posted in thread: Bourboned beer question on 12-09-2010 at 07:47 PM
I made an Oak Aged Amaretto/Bourbon Porter recently and it was probably the best beer I have
ever brewed. It has a subtle Bourbon flavor, with a hint of almond, and good vanilla from the
wood. I don't...
Posted in thread: Hitting expected OG with partial boils + top off? on 09-21-2009 at 07:43 PM
I had the opposite problem this weekend. I was brewing the Magic Hat #9 clone, and after I
steeped the grains, I turned the heat up. It set for about 30 minutes but could not reach a
rolling boil, the...
Posted in thread: Specialty grains, steeped in full boil?! on 09-11-2009 at 07:53 PM
I have never had any issues doing exactly what you said you have done. I steep mine in my 6
gallons, as I am raising my water temperature to 160F. I just make sure it takes 30 minutes to
do this. Ever...
Posted in thread: looking for some ideas for my second brew on 07-23-2009 at 06:19 PM
Try the Porter Kit at MoreBeer, or the APA Kit. Both are easy, and produce good beers. The same
can be said for the German Hefe, a crowd pleaser.
Posted in thread: Tried hard to ruin my first brew on 07-23-2009 at 06:18 PM
If you put your time into sanitation, your brew day will be very forgiving. Just imagine how
much better your future beers will be, if you think this one tastes all right. Its all downhill
Posted in thread: Extract and trub. on 07-23-2009 at 06:13 PM
A lot of trub is typical in my experience, mainly in the Primary, but still have a decent
amount in the secondary as well.
Posted in thread: Blow off tube on 07-23-2009 at 06:10 PM
I leave mine on for the entire first week, until the Kraussen falls. Right, wrong, or
indifferent, I always use secondary fermenters, and use a 3 piece air lock on it. It might be
in my head, but I li...