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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-11-2012, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Perkt
I was looking at the camlocks as well, thanks for...

I was looking at the camlocks as well, thanks for the input, sounds like it may actually simplify things.
As for the pump, it's male in and male out (March pump 809), so a female NPT on either side,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-11-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Perkt
New Pump, needing to upgrade tubing/connections

I'm looking for suggestions, tips, or any experience people may have with changing over the tubing on their system. I still haven't purchased a structure, but did pick up a march pump and am looking...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-03-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,999
Posted By Perkt
Wow...now I'm worried as to what I'll have turn...

Wow...now I'm worried as to what I'll have turn out. I used the second recipe that was posted (Willimette and Fuggles), brewed it as a 5gal batch (had beersmith set to extract, so the OG on 11gal...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Perkt
So I'm going half 'n half...bought some Safale 05...

So I'm going half 'n half...bought some Safale 05 and pitched over the top, let mix and what not, transferred 2.5 gallons to another carboy over the top of 2.5 gallons boiled water, left the other...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Perkt
How long is too long? I am planning on grabbing...

How long is too long? I am planning on grabbing a packet of Safale tomorrow, as it seems to handle big beers and not require a ton of prep time.

The starter I made with the WLP001 was simply a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Perkt
On the site White Labs says that WLP001 has a...

On the site White Labs says that WLP001 has a "high alcohol tolerance", which translates to 10-15%....% of what, I'm not sure, the site isn't terribly clear on that, or perhaps I'm just not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Perkt
On the IIPA I used 2 packs of Safale, it really...

On the IIPA I used 2 packs of Safale, it really kicked butt and took that sucker from 1090 to 1011...suppose I could throw some of that in tomorrow, my local brew shop is closed for the day, so it'd...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Perkt
I'm doing starters on all my yeasts, just kind of...

I'm doing starters on all my yeasts, just kind of blown away by how this came out. Suppose I could pick up more 001 tomorrow, do a starter and pitch that by mid-week, split the beer into another...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Perkt
Should have cut the grain bill, now what?

So I was up for trying my hand at an Amber Ale, found a recipe here that I thought looked nice, but was confused as to the batch size (was listed as an 11gal batch). I put it into beersmith and the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-01-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,999
Posted By Perkt
Confused as to your batch size, the recipe says...

Confused as to your batch size, the recipe says it's 11gal, but when I throw that into beersmith the est OG is super low. I did a IIPA with a similar grain bill that had an OG of 10.90, would this...
Forum: India Pale Ale 12-07-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 171,750
Posted By Perkt
Brewed last weekend, except I'm coming up with...

Brewed last weekend, except I'm coming up with the opposite experience of others; My OG is at 1.090. If this ferments out as expected I'm looking at a 10% abv, which is pretty intimidating,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-20-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Perkt
Great great news then. I will keep this one in...

Great great news then. I will keep this one in the bottles for another month or so before chilling, then chill for longer and allow it to settle. I was curious why there was so much CO2 rising out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-20-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Perkt
OG of 1.052, FG of 1.013, recipe was extract,...

OG of 1.052, FG of 1.013, recipe was extract, steeped 1.5lb 2 row, 1lb vienna, .5 crystal 60L 1lb munich and .5 Cara-munich, 2oz of Sterling added throughout the boil, spices at 5min left, bottled...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Perkt
Trying to diagnose the last batch

I made a pumpkin beer 6 weeks back, it fermented for 2 weeks in primary, transferred to secondary for 2 weeks, then another 2 weeks to bottle condition. I popped open a bottle today to see how it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-16-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By Perkt
Thanks for all the responses! My wife seems...

Thanks for all the responses!

My wife seems to think there is some LME hidden in the fridge, so that may fix the problem, but I appreciate all the feed back on alternatives, and especially the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-16-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By Perkt
Starter without extract?

So I'm going to be making a starter tonight that will be pitched on Saturday for my first all-grain stout. Only problem is that I think I'm out of all the extract I had left over from a previous...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Perkt
Possible to modify old kettle into mash tun?

I've been doing specialty grain/extract for a few brews now and have finally ordered a new kettle (32qt) with tap and thermometer, something I can really get a full-batch boil going on in. My old...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-29-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,101
Posted By Perkt
So you mentioned adding yeast to the secondary,...

So you mentioned adding yeast to the secondary, did you use the same 550 that you pitched in the primary? What about making a starter for it?
With the cherries, I've heard of people using cherry...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,101
Posted By Perkt
I'd like to try this one out...wife loves the...

I'd like to try this one out...wife loves the Kasteel Rouge and is currently pregnant, so it'd be easier for her to wait while the beer finishes up.

Does anyone have any other modifications that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Perkt
Hmm..I usually have been doing ales and keeping...

Hmm..I usually have been doing ales and keeping the fermenting temps closer to 65-68, how low are you dropping these? Is this for lagers or all brews? Maybe I need to do a bit more research on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Perkt
I have been a bit concerned about fermenting...

I have been a bit concerned about fermenting temps, though the ambient temp seems to keep it right around 68, which may be on the high side, but I haven't invested in any type of container that can...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Perkt
Might want to look around on Craigslist as well,...

Might want to look around on Craigslist as well, but in that case I'd be looking to specifically buy from another brewer. I'm actually about to put up my kettle and convert a keg for my next/final...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Perkt
Wow... So there were a pair of firsts on...

Wow...

So there were a pair of firsts on this brew when it comes to yeast...

#1: Used a liquid yeast rather than the dry yeast I had been pitching.
#2: Created a starter that worked for 48...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-26-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Perkt
Where I'm reading is in the intermediate brewing...

Where I'm reading is in the intermediate brewing chapter, page 46 in the 3rd edition, second paragraph after "Plus:..."

"From the above ingredients, you will prepare a wort...To make 5 gallons of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-26-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Perkt
Brew day #3

So things started off nice and easy with a kit, I then moved on to a seasonal beer recipe, and am now trying my hand at #3...

I've read through Papazian many times and am coming up with a question...
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