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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2011, 04:41 PM
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Posted By oms1981
as long as your vessel is sealed tightly with an...

as long as your vessel is sealed tightly with an airlock there shouldn't be much O2 in there. it should have been displaced by venting gas during fermentation. The last time I made apfelwein i had...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By oms1981
my normal kitchen strainer happens to be one of...

my normal kitchen strainer happens to be one of those screen mesh ones, and the mesh is pretty fine. i run the wort through it as it goes into the fermentor. this gets a lot of the spent hops out....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By oms1981
+1 on this. I do this during the warmer months to...

+1 on this. I do this during the warmer months to keep the fermentation temp down. I don't worry about it too much this time of year cuz its fricken freezing here, but during summer it helps a ton.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By oms1981
yeah i hate brewing on an electric stove. hell, i...

yeah i hate brewing on an electric stove. hell, i hate cooking on an electric stove. the place I lived for the last 6 months had a horrible electric stove. I didn't brew once the entire time.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By oms1981
if they have any gunk dried inside of them, just...

if they have any gunk dried inside of them, just stick them in the bath tub and fill it with hot water and let em sit for awhile. Dirty bottles are no big deal, you just have to work a little harder.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By oms1981
Sounds like it will be fine to me. I very much...

Sounds like it will be fine to me. I very much doubt that it is going to "suck anyways" as you put it. I dropped my hydrometer a few months ago and never got a new one. I really couldn't care less if...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-22-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,580
Posted By oms1981
all i ever do is funnel the cooled wert into my...

all i ever do is funnel the cooled wert into my carboy and then I shake and roll it like crazy for about 15 minutes. and when i say shake i mean hard. i agitate the crap out of it. yes it is tiring....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-16-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By oms1981
just make sure they don't experience any...

just make sure they don't experience any substantial sudden temperature changes or you may get condensation inside the bag which will rain on your parade real quick.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-16-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By oms1981
what type of stout is it? anything fancy about it...

what type of stout is it? anything fancy about it like chocolate or coffee or anything? I have had all sorts of strangle looking stouts, but never a bad one. In fact every stout I have made looked a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By oms1981
yep, ammonia plus bleach = an unhappy ending....

yep, ammonia plus bleach = an unhappy ending. mixing chemicals is always an unsafe practice if you don't know exactly what you are doing. I know this doesn't help you much for this batch, but I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-13-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By oms1981
Last time I made it I let it sit for a few months...

Last time I made it I let it sit for a few months as well. It improves with age in my opinion.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By oms1981
the only time I have ever had inconsistent...

the only time I have ever had inconsistent carbing is when it isn't completely ready yet. If I experience that, I just let it sit awhile longer and it all seems to even out
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By oms1981
if you siphon your beer through some sort of...

if you siphon your beer through some sort of filter prior to bottling, there is a fair chance that you will have bad beer. Oxidation is not your friend
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By oms1981
I have a hefe going in my basement right now and...

I have a hefe going in my basement right now and it's about 58 degrees down there. I know wheat beers tend to be a little... "aggressive" shall we say. But I assumed the cool temperature would keep...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By oms1981
not really related to what you should do with the...

not really related to what you should do with the extra beer, but that is precisely why I started using a 6.5gal for my secondaries. It's worth it to not lose any volume if you are making additions
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By oms1981
you also have to remember that 5 gallons is a lot...

you also have to remember that 5 gallons is a lot more volume of beer than a glass at a bar, and can look deceiving. It will look darker. I thought the same thing about the first wheat beer I made,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By oms1981
mine is very discolored. I still use it as a...

mine is very discolored. I still use it as a blowoff all the time. All the junk that comes out of there has a tendency to stain the vinyl. I just make sure it's clean and sanitized and I don't worry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By oms1981
looks like a pretty decent recipe. If I can get...

looks like a pretty decent recipe. If I can get my other computer up I will post the recipe I used for mine. It turned out amazing. The computer has a bogus power supply so it may take some coaxing...
Forum: General Techniques 02-28-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,686
Posted By oms1981
cold brewed coffee will produce less oil from the...

cold brewed coffee will produce less oil from the beans. if you put the beans straight in, it is likely to decrease your head retention. If you are kegging it shouldn't be a big deal. When I used...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By oms1981
i've always just dumped it into the bottling...

i've always just dumped it into the bottling bucket hot, and racked the beer on top. Never had any trouble with this at all
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By oms1981
Welcome to MR.BEERĀ® - Home...

Welcome to MR.BEERĀ® - Home (http://www.mrbeer.com/)

it's like the simplest level of homebrewing. too simple for many. never had any interest in it personally
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By oms1981
I'm not going to say it's impossible, but I will...

I'm not going to say it's impossible, but I will say that it's nearly impossible that any infectious baddies went up the blowoff hose and into your beer. things that will give you problems need to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By oms1981
the last time I did an irish red it went very...

the last time I did an irish red it went very quick. a bubble every 30 seconds definitely isn't stopped. let it ride.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By oms1981
get it down below 27 degrees. 21 would be great...

get it down below 27 degrees. 21 would be great but anything over 27ish could be bad news.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By oms1981
My LHBS sells only the propagator packs. They do...

My LHBS sells only the propagator packs. They do not carry the activator packs. I have no idea why. It's so annoying. I just order the yeast I need online because I hate messing with those. The last...
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