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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2010, 12:11 AM
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Views: 896
Posted By Xiren
Bell's Oberon

For all you Bell's Brewery buffs; I bought some Oberon today. It has some sediment on the bottom. Is that supposed to roused into solution or pour the beer out carefully so as not to disturb the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-02-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Xiren
HOLY CRAP! Thank you everyone for responding....

HOLY CRAP!
Thank you everyone for responding. Guess I need to take a trip to the store.

My old pot I would clean it with wash cloth and dish soap, but I started to notice a brown buildup,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-02-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Xiren
What To Clean It With

I used some tax return money and was able to get me a Blichmann pot. Since this was an investment, I want to take care of this pot with kid gloves. What do others use to clean the inside bottom of...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-24-2009, 02:04 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,971
Posted By Xiren
I might have misread an article, but I think an...

I might have misread an article, but I think an agreement, in writing between the two was reached. It sounded like Rock Art will not make energy drinks AND Monster can't make alcoholic drinks. Did I...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-22-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Xiren
Vermont dwellers needed

Hello.
I am looking for someone who lives in the Vermont area that can get me two bottles of The Vermonster. I will also pay for the shipping. Let me know please.
Thank you in advance.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-21-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Xiren
How to figure out...

I was listening to a podcast, where someone was able to use a yardstick and multiply the result by some number to get the gallons of wort in his kettle. Since the kettle dimension are different for...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-20-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,971
Posted By Xiren
If Rock Art Brewery has to change the label name,...

If Rock Art Brewery has to change the label name, I will never drink another Monster or let it enter my house.

I think it is the wound up lawyers that jumped the gun. I sent Emails to both Monster...
Forum: General Techniques 10-12-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Xiren
Well, I do not know EXACTLY how much was left in...

Well, I do not know EXACTLY how much was left in my kettle, but I needed 5.5 gallons in my fermentor and that is what I got.

I checked volume after it was cool, 65*. However, my pre boil volume...
Forum: General Techniques 10-11-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Xiren
weirdboy and Yuri Rage, or anyone else for that...

weirdboy and Yuri Rage, or anyone else for that matter . Let's say you are brewing. It says OG 1.054. Do you hit that DEAD on or are you off a few points? Is 5 points of gravity a BIG thing or what?...
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Xiren
I guess I am missing something. I thought if I...

I guess I am missing something. I thought if I had a higher pre-boil OG wouldn't the end be high too?
Maybe my problem is "I tought"? =)
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Xiren
Yes. I used a refractometer.

Yes. I used a refractometer.
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Xiren
The Numbers Don't Add Up

I made a Holiday Spiced beer today. I should have had a pre-boil size of 7.88 gallons, but only got 7.75. No worries, my pre-boil OG should have been 1.070, but I got 1.075. It was a 90 min boil....
Forum: General Techniques 11-09-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By Xiren
Ok, good to know. I have been doing that anyway....

Ok, good to know. I have been doing that anyway. Thanks!:D
Forum: General Techniques 11-07-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By Xiren
I listened to a Brew Strong with John Palmer and...

I listened to a Brew Strong with John Palmer and Jamil. John said that under laboratory conditions, with the malt being so modified, it could be done in 20 min. BUT those are lab conditions. John...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-07-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,928
Posted By Xiren
While using my immersion chiller, I get the wort...

While using my immersion chiller, I get the wort to under 120*. Then I switch to a bucket that has ice, which I made in a plastic bowl, and water with a pond pump. This will take my wort from 120*...
Forum: General Techniques 11-05-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By Xiren
Brewing Salts

Hello everyone.
I am going to try my hand at RO water and brewing salts. My next brew is calling for 7 gallons of water, 3 for the mash and 4 for sparging. Do I add all the brewing salts, including...
Forum: General Techniques 12-27-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Xiren
It was a recipe from Northern Brewer, here...

It was a recipe from Northern Brewer, here (http://www.northernbrewer.com/docs/kis-html/1143.html)
Forum: General Techniques 12-27-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Xiren
Fermenting Problems

Hello everyone.
I am making a stout. It has been in primary for 9 days. The OG is 1.079 I used the Wyeast 1728 yeast. It has a 69%-75% attenuation and suggested fermentation temp is 55-75*, which I...
Forum: General Techniques 12-07-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Xiren
90 min boil

I have heard of some doing a 90 min boil. Why would someone do a 90 min instead of a 60?
Thanks!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-18-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Xiren
My OG was 1.060 something, it is on my laptop,...

My OG was 1.060 something, it is on my laptop, but my laptop is not near me. I am using ProMash and a refractometer. I calibrated my meter before I used it as well.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-18-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,473
Posted By Xiren
This was my first time using the keg. I will be...

This was my first time using the keg. I will be ready to use it again in 2 weeks. I will let you all know how it goes.

Thank you all for such a fast response. :mug:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-18-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Xiren
It keeps going... and going...

My fermentation that is. I am making a Bell's 2 Heart IPA clone (http://www.brew365.com/beer_two_hearted.php), recipe I found by Googling it. I checked my beer this morning at 4 A.M. and got a 1.012....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-18-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,473
Posted By Xiren
Corny Keg Leak

I wanted to ask how to fix my leak, before I go out and buy parts that I do not need.
My keg ONLY leaks when there is 5 lbs of pressure. It leaks around the main opening. I have it apart now, beer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-13-2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,139
Posted By Xiren
Bell's 2 Hearted

What is the Qts water to lbs of grain ratio for Bell's IPA? I could not seem to find that info. Did I overlook it somewhere?
Thank you in advance.
Forum: General Techniques 10-11-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By Xiren
I was more concerned that I started my yeast...

I was more concerned that I started my yeast starter to soon and that I would over-pitch.
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