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Forum: General Techniques 03-31-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 185
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Posted By Frank99
Bringing my laptop out to the garage where I brew...

Bringing my laptop out to the garage where I brew so I can watch episodes of the Family Guy while brewing !
Forum: General Techniques 03-13-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,803
Posted By Frank99
Out of site, out of mind. I brew late at night...

Out of site, out of mind.
I brew late at night or early morning in my own sectioned off part of the garage.
I could be cooking crystal meth and she wouldn't know about it...:D
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-02-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Frank99
Also, don't forget about buying hops in bulk....

Also, don't forget about buying hops in bulk. Believe it or not, but you can also make IPAs very cheaply. Keep in contact with your LHBS (get on their email list) as mine always has certain sales...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-02-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By Frank99
I'm not a huge fan of the crystal 120 in an IPA.

I'm not a huge fan of the crystal 120 in an IPA.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-02-2012, 06:13 AM
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Views: 2,847
Posted By Frank99
4 lbs 8.0 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain...

4 lbs 8.0 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 50.00 %
4 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 44.44 %
8.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 5.56 %
14.00 gm Williamette [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-22-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,264
Posted By Frank99
I have mine duct taped to outside of the carboy...

I have mine duct taped to outside of the carboy insulated by a thin layer of packing foam. I set mine +/- 1 degree and it doesn't cycle on or off very often. If you find your cycling often, then it's...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-01-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Frank99
I'd be sure plug in your actual expected...

I'd be sure plug in your actual expected efficiency % if it's not the 70% indicated.
+1 the one packet of dry yeast should be plenty
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-23-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Frank99
How much $$ are we talking about for this guy to...

How much $$ are we talking about for this guy to design a logo ?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-22-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,717
Posted By Frank99
Yeah, the 2 great myths: 1. I'll save a lot of...

Yeah, the 2 great myths:
1. I'll save a lot of money
2. I'll stop drinking commercial beer.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-08-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By Frank99
Get the Irish Red kit from Northern Brewer

Get the Irish Red kit from Northern Brewer
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-27-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,271
Posted By Frank99
HOT water and a sponge. That's all you need. What...

HOT water and a sponge. That's all you need. What you have with a boil over is a melted sugar solution. It's like trying to cleanup dried maple syrup.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-08-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,639
Posted By Frank99
Yes, it will take off all the dried crud with no...

Yes, it will take off all the dried crud with no problem. I use less than their recommended usage rate as I think I experimented with something like 2 tbs/6 gal carboy and it works great. I'd...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-08-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,639
Posted By Frank99
PBW and warm water. Let it sit overnight. Rinse...

PBW and warm water. Let it sit overnight. Rinse and shake. This stuff is great. No scrubbing and no fuss.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Frank99
I'd agree with the American Pale Ale suggestion,...

I'd agree with the American Pale Ale suggestion, since you said you wanted it hoppy. I'd keep the ABV relatively low, around 5% (IMO it will be ready sooner and you'll run into less fermentation...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-07-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,213
Posted By Frank99
Assuming this isn't a joke post, check your...

Assuming this isn't a joke post, check your hydrometer for a crack/leak. This is exactly what happened to me on my first batch. Everything was fine, but the hydro sunk to the bottom of the tube. The...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,762
Posted By Frank99
+ 1 buying in bulk for hops/grains. Also, my LHBS...

+ 1 buying in bulk for hops/grains. Also, my LHBS has an annual sale every September in which I load up.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-04-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By Frank99
Great. If this beer comes out good you'll be on...

Great. If this beer comes out good you'll be on here touting your new "spring water bottle technique!" "Yeah, it helps out fermentation by creating more surface area for the yeast to propogate,...
Forum: Introductions 03-20-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 24
Posted By Frank99
Welcome to the club! You'll quickly find yourself...

Welcome to the club! You'll quickly find yourself from "casual beginner" to "obsessed" soon...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By Frank99
I'm pretty handy, but lazy, so I scored a chest...

I'm pretty handy, but lazy, so I scored a chest freezer of CL and use this with a dual Ranco controller with a William's fermentation heat pad (adheres to the side wall = ZERO space taken up by pad!)...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Frank99
For West Coast IPAs any of the "C" hops are...

For West Coast IPAs any of the "C" hops are great: Cascade, Centennial, Citra, Columbus.
I've been doing 2 oz combo dry hopping with good results (e.g., 1 oz Cascade + 1 oz Columbus). I just got my...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 03-05-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,533
Posted By Frank99
The smoke has a drying effect on the meat, so you...

The smoke has a drying effect on the meat, so you need to be sure to baste it regularly and/or wrap with aluminum foil at some point. Also, contrary to popular misconception, the meat should NOT...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-05-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Frank99
I crank up the pressure to 30psi for 36 hours at...

I crank up the pressure to 30psi for 36 hours at around 35-40 deg. No shaking or anything else. I get perfect carbonation every time.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Frank99
4 weeks in the primary + 3 weeks keg + 1 week...

4 weeks in the primary + 3 weeks keg + 1 week carb = 8 weeks grain to glass.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-04-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,620
Posted By Frank99
Hmmmm...Sounds like me in my early 20's. Sierra...

Hmmmm...Sounds like me in my early 20's. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was my gateway drug. Too bitter and "hoppy" for a few months, then I started craving hops. Pyramid IPA was next. Then the porters and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Frank99
You can take a gravity reading anytime you want...

You can take a gravity reading anytime you want as long as you're careful not to contaminate the batch. I've been leaving my batches in the primary for 4 weeks pretty consistently with very good...
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