Last Activity:01-31-2008 2:05 PM
Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation on 01-31-2008 at 09:03 PM
I took another reading, it was rather hard to tell, but somewhere between 1.04 and 1.05, closer
to .05 I think... and a green fungus seems to be growing. I'd say I screwed this one up. Here
is a pictu...
Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation on 01-31-2008 at 08:15 PM
It's plastic... and it's definitely on tight, have checked that probably a dozen times hoping
that was it.
Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation on 01-31-2008 at 05:27 PM
The yeast I used was the Ringwood ale Wyeast #1187. The OG was 1.05 when it asked for 1.061. It
is fermenting at 68.4 degrees. My only question was I did the brewing outside, and it was in
the high 30...
Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation on 01-31-2008 at 02:08 PM
I did my first all grain Sunday night. As of now I still have seen no indications of
fermentation. I was a little off on my temps, but not hugely, and my OG was only .01 off. Is it
too early to worry ...
Posted in thread: Another First AG thread on 01-28-2008 at 04:10 AM
Finally bit the bullet and did my first AG, a clone of Magic Hat's Blind Faith IPA, using the
70QT Coleman Xtreme cooler I converted with a PITA to make copper manifold. It worked pretty
well. I did m...
Posted in thread: Mash Tun & Keggle on 01-16-2008 at 06:26 PM
Thanks, had read that but it seems all the images I have seen on here have all the pipes
drilled or slotted. Is leaving the outer pipes solid still the recommended method or has actual
practice shown ...
Posted in thread: Mash Tun & Keggle on 01-16-2008 at 04:10 AM
I think I have the cooler and keg setup figured out. My last question is about my manifold; I
scrapped the slots and started over with individual 1/16th of an inch holes on the bottom half
of the pipe...
Posted in thread: Mash Tun & Keggle on 01-12-2008 at 03:48 AM
I tightened it pretty tight, but I don't think tight enough to cause the leak. On the cooler
it's because the hole for the drain was slightly damaged and elongated, so I filled it with the
Posted in thread: Mash Tun & Keggle on 01-12-2008 at 03:27 AM
I decided I want to make the jump to all-grain and bought everything I need. I bought a Zydeco
(Sp) kit to convert a keg and a cooler to a keggle and mash tun respectively. Of course, both
leaked. I s...
Posted in thread: Keg and Cooler conversion for first AG on 01-10-2008 at 02:43 AM
I am going to batch sparge the first time, but do want to be able to fly sparge as well. I
actually have the manifold designed, it's the actual valves to both keg and cooler I'm not sure
of. That page...