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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By scratchy1971
why is there still bubbles in my air lock.

The airlock activity your seeing is normal.

A lot of folks may secondary beers 1-2 or
more weeks, particularly dark beers. But if you hit your gravity, tastes good and you need to make room, go...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-15-2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By scratchy1971
Nice, count me in.

Nice, count me in.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-23-2014, 06:36 PM
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Posted By scratchy1971
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-25-2013, 01:28 AM
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Posted By scratchy1971
Me please

Me please
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-30-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By scratchy1971
Thinking the hop spider will provide better...

Thinking the hop spider will provide better utilization than the bags, and still keep the pellet gunk out of the chiller.

http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Hop-Strainer-Kit_p_123.html
Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,106
Posted By scratchy1971
Finally, freezer space for fermentation and hops....

Finally, freezer space for fermentation and hops. 7 lbs. of hops in the freezer is a great feeling.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-28-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By scratchy1971
Nice score man. Looks like the perfect shape and...

Nice score man. Looks like the perfect shape and size for a chamber.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-18-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By scratchy1971
Yeah, I have had the same concerns regarding the...

Yeah, I have had the same concerns regarding the bags and utilization. I have a FB in my boil keggle that works great for screening cones, so I really try to use fresh hops only. Of course, not...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-18-2013, 05:07 PM
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Posted By scratchy1971
I have had my chiller for a year and was having...

I have had my chiller for a year and was having the same issue. It was the pellet hops that would get stuck in there. I strictly use the fine mesh bags for pellets, and no more floaters coming out ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-10-2013, 11:54 PM
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Posted By scratchy1971
Loving Ohio Tap Water Temps

Brewed two batches yesterday. Incoming water was 40 F. Makes for quick work with the plate chiller. Too bad it can't stay this cold year round.
Forum: Oklahoma HomeBrew Forum 03-07-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By scratchy1971
Ok, did a quick search and could not find any...

Ok, did a quick search and could not find any relevant information as to what districts in the city pull from which source. However, looking at the report you pasted, nothing is way off the chart...
Forum: Oklahoma HomeBrew Forum 03-05-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By scratchy1971
If your current water tastes good from the tap,...

If your current water tastes good from the tap, your probably fine just using it after filtering through a carbon block. I started AG by just taking water from my kitchen fridge filter.
Forum: Oklahoma HomeBrew Forum 03-05-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By scratchy1971
Call your water utility and see if they can...

Call your water utility and see if they can provide the information for your location.
If not, the best thing to do is have your water tested, I used Ward Labs, which comes highly recommended on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By scratchy1971
Yea, it is. Tom Petty always pops into my head...

Yea, it is. Tom Petty always pops into my head when brewers say that.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By scratchy1971
I 2nd Dogmatic. Best to wait it out. Just...

I 2nd Dogmatic. Best to wait it out.

Just curious though, is there any activity in the airlock at all?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By scratchy1971
Well, clarify a few things first. Are you seeing...

Well, clarify a few things first. Are you seeing no bubbling in the airlock at all?

1. Are you sure the yeast was viable before pitching it? (made a starter or the smack pack swelled).
2. Was...
Forum: Brew Science 03-05-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By scratchy1971
Thanks again for the great info.

Thanks again for the great info.
Forum: Brew Science 03-05-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By scratchy1971
Water Analysis - Few Questions

Good evening,

Did the Ward test a few months back and here are the results:

Ph 7.7
TDS 173
Sodium 10 ppm
Potassium 4
Calcium 21...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By scratchy1971
Yes, more bittering hops. I brewed a BIPA some...

Yes, more bittering hops. I brewed a BIPA some months back and mashed the Choc. malt for the whole 60min. Big mistake! You could taste the bitter astringency.

Either add it to the top of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By scratchy1971
Did you take any gravity measurements.

Did you take any gravity measurements.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-08-2013, 05:25 PM
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Posted By scratchy1971
me too!

me too!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-06-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By scratchy1971
Food grade 5gal buckets from Lowe's is what I use.

Food grade 5gal buckets from Lowe's is what I use.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2013, 12:23 AM
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Views: 180,408
Posted By scratchy1971
My second batch was a partial boil recipe that...

My second batch was a partial boil recipe that recommended using two frozen milk jugs of water to cool/top off the boil. Just cut the plastic and throw these two hunks of ice in the wort and your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By scratchy1971
Yes, DP! As far as the pump/plate chiller...

Yes, DP!

As far as the pump/plate chiller combo, I disconnect the hose from the kettle and raise everything above the fermenter,and just drain the last of it in.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By scratchy1971
Yes, very nice. Thanks for the great info.

Yes, very nice. Thanks for the great info.
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