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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2013, 07:07 PM
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Posted By dfarm
Well, I've sampled a couple of these so far, and...

Well, I've sampled a couple of these so far, and they are not too bad. The carbonation is a little lighter than I'd have preferred, but its completely drinkable. It did turn out a bit sweet, but its...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2013, 04:20 AM
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Posted By dfarm
Well, its in bottles. Wish me luck! Its going to...

Well, its in bottles. Wish me luck! Its going to be a long 3 weeks! Lol
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2013, 08:05 PM
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Posted By dfarm
So, what should I do at this point? I'm afraid to...

So, what should I do at this point? I'm afraid to bottle because of the high fg, but nothing happened after I swirled it around a bit.

I was hoping to be drinking this stuff last might for new...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2012, 10:57 PM
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Posted By dfarm
That's kind of what I was thinking. Its been a...

That's kind of what I was thinking. Its been a couple of weeks at that sg, so I was thinking that it wasn't going to change much more. But this is my first brew.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2012, 05:47 AM
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Posted By dfarm
I don't recall exactly what my mash temps were,...

I don't recall exactly what my mash temps were, but I remember them being high a few times and having to lower the heat to get them back to where they should have been. The fermenting temp was right...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2012, 02:00 AM
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Posted By dfarm
Ok, so I think I have an issue. My recipe for...

Ok, so I think I have an issue. My recipe for this beer says that my og should have been 1.058(I had 1.051) I put it into the secondary after 14 days. The sg when I racked it was 1.024 when the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 10:09 PM
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Posted By dfarm
I hope it is! My first batch of beer ever is in...

I hope it is! My first batch of beer ever is in my primary now, and it is a one gallon, all grain oatmeal stout kit from ahs. It was done BIAB (im still not clear on the difference between this and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2012, 12:01 AM
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Posted By dfarm
Oh. I gotcha. I was thinking about checking...

Oh. I gotcha.

I was thinking about checking the sg starting Wednesday to rack into a secondary on Sunday, as that would be two weeks in the primary, and there isn't any activity in the airlock...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2012, 12:35 AM
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Posted By dfarm
Lol. That's a great idea! Why is everyone...

Lol. That's a great idea!

Why is everyone saying to be patient with a stout? Is it somehow different than brewing other beers? I'm a real noob when it comes to brewing, so I'm not trying to be a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-27-2012, 04:36 PM
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Posted By dfarm
Thanks guys. There was lots of activity in...

Thanks guys.

There was lots of activity in the airlock after about 4 hours, but its slowed down a considerable amount now. The fermenter has cooled off a bit, going from 70 to about 66 according...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2012, 10:53 PM
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Posted By dfarm
Ok. Time for some numbers. The recipe...

Ok. Time for some numbers.

The recipe calls for the OG to be "approximately 1.058" mine is 1.051. Is this close enough? I'm getting ready to pitch right now.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2012, 09:59 PM
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Posted By dfarm
Can I put the hops in a bag during the boil? It...

Can I put the hops in a bag during the boil? It boiled ip one time and left all of the hops stuck to the sides of the kettle. Lol
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2012, 09:56 PM
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Posted By dfarm
Yep, it was in a bag. I ended up adding...

Yep, it was in a bag.

I ended up adding about a quart of the sparge water to the mash/wart/steep/whatever it's called at that point. I think my pot was a bit too wide, resulting in a very shallow...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2012, 09:11 PM
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Posted By dfarm
It's on the boil now. It smells very good. I'm...

It's on the boil now. It smells very good. I'm almost tempted to try eating the spent grains with a little butter like oatmeal. Lol
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2012, 08:10 PM
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Posted By dfarm
The water level in the kettle looks a bit low...

The water level in the kettle looks a bit low (1.25 its per pound of grain, per instructions ) can I heat some of my sparge water and add it to the strike to get the grains swimming some more, as it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2012, 07:54 PM
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Posted By dfarm
first time brewing! (as I type)

Hi all!

I've got my strike water heating for my first try at this. I'm attempting an all grain stout. (AHS stubby oatmeal stout) I may be in over my head, but everything looks pretty straight...
Forum: Introductions 11-19-2012, 05:35 PM
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Posted By dfarm
noob saying hi

Hey guys and gals, I'm a homebrew noob. I took a leap and ordered two beer recipe kits from ahs, but I'm realizing that I may have jumped farther than I should have. Lol. I ordered a mini kit that's...
Forum: Introductions 11-19-2012, 05:26 PM
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Posted By dfarm
noob saying hi

Hey guys and gals, I'm a homebrew noob. I took a leap and ordered two beer recipe kits from ahs, but I'm realizing that I may have jumped farther than I should have. Lol. I ordered a mini kit that's...
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