Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Search Forums > Search Results

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: gxm
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-06-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By gxm
I had an issue with using the tube the hydrometer...

I had an issue with using the tube the hydrometer came in. The tube was so narrow that the hydrometer always clung to the side of the tube. Don't think that would have cut the reading in half...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-06-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By gxm
+1 to RDWHAHB Transferring the beer caused...

+1 to RDWHAHB

Transferring the beer caused some CO2 to come out of solution, and a little bit of oxygen for a couple of days isn't a big deal.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-27-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By gxm
I went out in search of a chest freezer this...

I went out in search of a chest freezer this weekend, and the results have led me in a new direction.

My dead freezer has the heat transfer lines on the outside. All the new freezers I looked at...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-21-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By gxm
I may be able to fit a few more inches into the...

I may be able to fit a few more inches into the depth, and height is flexible with the collar.
In the width, I have about 1.5" of play, though this area of the house it out of plumb by about 3/8"...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-19-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By gxm
"A quite simple way that will give accuracy up to...

"A quite simple way that will give accuracy up to 0.1% is to boil off all the alcohol and substitute by water. This means boiling down to less than a third of the original volume in most cases, it's...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-19-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By gxm
Harry Potter Kegerator Advice

After 2+ years of wonderful service, my chest freezer kegerator has stopped getting cold :(
Following internet advice, I tested the resistance on the compressor, and the resistance seemed within the...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-19-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By gxm
Walk In Cooler Questions

Now that we've insulated our house, I'm starting to plan a walk in cooler in the basement for keg storage and lager fermentation, since I can't rely on my cold basement for brewing lagers anymore.
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,199
Posted By gxm
You can do a decoction if you'd like instead of...

You can do a decoction if you'd like instead of the melanoidan. I get very good results with melanoidan in Helles, Pils, Bocks, Dunkels, etc.

Decoctions are enough of a pain for me that I only do...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,199
Posted By gxm
Gotta love taking good notes :) Here is the...

Gotta love taking good notes :)

Here is the recipe I used to make 5.25g, mashing at 152F:

Caramunich 0.82
Lt Chocolate 0.49
Crystal 150 0.16
Germ Lt Munich 9.81
German...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-15-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By gxm
Yep, you've got that right. I ended up with...

Yep, you've got that right. I ended up with 90-95% AA when I'd originally planned on 75-80%. On the bright side, SWMBO can get drunk from these :mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-19-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By gxm
I used to believe the same thing, that mash temp...

I used to believe the same thing, that mash temp typically didn't change fermentability by more than 5-10% between the far ends of the my typical mashing range, 149F-158F.
My issue is that I went...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-16-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By gxm
Sure thing JonK331 ...

Sure thing JonK331
http://www.cdn-timeandtemp.com/consumer/products/proaccurate/
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-15-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By gxm
I've added Termamyl (liquid alpha amylase) to 3...

I've added Termamyl (liquid alpha amylase) to 3 of the beers at 70F, and after a week all 3 have gone from ~40% AA to ~55% AA. So far so good, I'm going to let them sit for awhile longer.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-05-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By gxm
Thanks ODaniel, another great idea. My...

Thanks ODaniel, another great idea.
My understanding was that amalyse works at mash temps. Did you just add it to the beer at fermentation temp?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-05-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By gxm
In actuality, it is accurate to calibrate over a...

In actuality, it is accurate to calibrate over a range wider than the one you expect to use.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-05-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By gxm
Thats a great idea. Hadn't even crossed my mind.

Thats a great idea. Hadn't even crossed my mind.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-05-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By gxm
Help fixing mashes in the 160s

I've brewed my last few batches with a f****d up thermometer (+10F) and as a result, I've been mashing at 162-164F instead of 152-154F.
All the beers have fermented completely to about 40% AA...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-05-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By gxm
I like to do a two point calibration for my mash...

I like to do a two point calibration for my mash thermometer, boiling and ice water, since mash temp is much closer to boiling than ice.
I buy ~15$ thermometers from restaurant supply stores that...
Forum: Brew Science 01-15-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,340
Posted By gxm
I just wanted to say cheers to Nilo :mug: ...

I just wanted to say cheers to Nilo :mug:

I'd been wanting to do these experiments since I started writing my own beer spreadsheet after realizing that the brewing apps didn't handle...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-28-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By gxm
Is it hard to make? Nope Is it exactly the...

Is it hard to make? Nope
Is it exactly the same? Nope
Is it worth $6 to have a consistent product that I don't have to make? Sometimes
Would it be worth $6 if I was only just barely scraping by...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-02-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,304
Posted By gxm
My multipurpose fermentation chamber is our old...

My multipurpose fermentation chamber is our old full-size fridge. I can turn it on to the lowest setting to hit 49F for lagers, I can use a ranco temperature controller to hit other temps. For...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-02-2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By gxm
I'm sorry I can't help you, though I curious why...

I'm sorry I can't help you, though I curious why you want an enclosure. Won't that decrease wireless throughput?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-22-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By gxm
Overall, that looks like a solid, tasty recipe. ...

Overall, that looks like a solid, tasty recipe.
As far as diastatic power goes, speaking from experience, it sucks to not have enough.
If you are certain of the source of your malt, you should be...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-21-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By gxm
Not worrying is always an option :) There...

Not worrying is always an option :)

There are any number of ways to approach this. One would be to decant the starter beer from the starter before pitching. Another would be to make the starter...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-21-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,801
Posted By gxm
That will make a fine beer. It won't have the...

That will make a fine beer. It won't have the same flavor profile as a Kolsch yeast, but it will still be tasty.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump