Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Search Forums > Search Results

Showing results 1 to 25 of 146
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: bbriscoe
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-04-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By bbriscoe
How to clean rubber tubing?

I've never had a problem when washing it right after transfer, but I used my only tube for an airlock and after a few days the crud was hardened on the inside.

Do you just throw away your tubing...
Forum: General Techniques 07-04-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,587
Posted By bbriscoe
That made me laugh - only because my MIL won't...

That made me laugh - only because my MIL won't recycle anything until she has totally washed it with soap and water...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By bbriscoe
I'm not too worried about safety. Its a food...

I'm not too worried about safety. Its a food grade spoon after all, just not heat tolerant. I've probably melted one in my chili before and still eaten it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By bbriscoe
what will plastic do to my beer?

I just melted off a tiny bit of the end of a plastic (fake wooden) spoon in my boil. What will that do to my beer?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-31-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By bbriscoe
I tried growing the hops, but we live in OK, and...

I tried growing the hops, but we live in OK, and after 2 years, they only got to 18 inches high with no flowers. :-(
Forum: DIY Projects 12-31-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,760
Views: 984,447
Posted By bbriscoe
What kind of effeciency are people getting on...

What kind of effeciency are people getting on this setup with high gravity brews? I did a 5 gal batch of Christmas ale:
.5 lb German carafa III
.81 lb Special Roast
.81 Victory
13.33 Brewers...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-31-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By bbriscoe
I had the same problem. I did an all-grain that...

I had the same problem. I did an all-grain that should have been 1.08 OG, and got 1.065 using a rubbermaid mash-tun with braided SS filter.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-31-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By bbriscoe
Cost cutting

What are some ways for the all-grain brewer to cut his costs on each batch? Right now I get everything from the LHBS. Sometimes I use dry yeast instead of activated, but what are some other ideas...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-13-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By bbriscoe
I missed pretty badly on my OG. I was supposed...

I missed pretty badly on my OG. I was supposed to have 15.2 lbs of grains, but when I weighed the sack from my LHBS, it only came to 14.6 lbs. Is that common?

On the water, I used what a volume...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-13-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,760
Views: 984,447
Posted By bbriscoe
Yeah, my problem is that I've always dumped the...

Yeah, my problem is that I've always dumped the grain in first then added water. And yes, I've been there where the mash came in too low and I couldn't raise it so I overshot this time - maybe by...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,409
Posted By bbriscoe
I thought I had this problem just now - my recipe...

I thought I had this problem just now - my recipe said to mash at 150. It seemed pretty close when I mashed in, and I left a candy thermometer in the tun for 90 mins and didn't open it. At the end,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By bbriscoe
Also, I have two thermometers made by CDN, one...

Also, I have two thermometers made by CDN, one digital and one analog. The digital reads about 8 degrees lower than the analog. And ideas?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By bbriscoe
water measurement?

I get my brew water out of the fridge - it has a measurement setting on the door, so I set it for 4 cups (1 qt) and load up my pyrex quart measurement jar, dump it, and repeat.

Only problem is...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-12-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2,760
Views: 984,447
Posted By bbriscoe
It seems that most all grain recipes are written...

It seems that most all grain recipes are written for a 3 stage enclosed tank system with hoses and pumps supplying the water transfer between the tanks. When using this mash tun methods, I seem to...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-05-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2,760
Views: 984,447
Posted By bbriscoe
So I built the mash tun with a 5 gallon cooler a...

So I built the mash tun with a 5 gallon cooler a couple years ago and now I need a bigger one. HD has them for $45. Does anyone have a 10 gal for cheaper?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-11-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 70,665
Posted By bbriscoe
Not an engineer either. I'm a corporate Financial...

Not an engineer either. I'm a corporate Financial Analyst (not an advisor), and I work with lots of engineers.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By bbriscoe
Yeah - it was at target FG when I dry hopped,...

Yeah - it was at target FG when I dry hopped, tasted good tho not hoppy enough yet, and was clear. Question - does adding hops change the gravity?


Also, what happens if you cold crash after...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By bbriscoe
That's bascially what I've done. FG always...

That's bascially what I've done. FG always reaches target quickly for me. Active fermentation lasted about 2 days, I gave it the entire week to settle out, then racked to carboy and dry hopped on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By bbriscoe
Why so long? I have temperature issues so I was...

Why so long? I have temperature issues so I was planning to follow this method:

"If you have trouble controlling your environmental temperature, your best results will come from bottling the beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By bbriscoe
it was done. Target is 1.01. It read 1.011 last...

it was done. Target is 1.01. It read 1.011 last Tuesday - so my next reading will either confirm that it has quit changing, or it will be at or below the target gravity.m Anyway I dry hopped and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-08-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By bbriscoe
Yeah, its a high gravity brew, and of course the...

Yeah, its a high gravity brew, and of course the carboy has that ringed bottom so its just .75 in the ring - still surprised me though. Maybe its the extra hops sediment.

No basement here. And I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-07-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By bbriscoe
Summer brewing/short fermentation

I've read a couple places that its best to limit your time in the fermentor during the summer because of the challenge with keeping it under 75 degrees. 12-14 days was recommended.

I did a double...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,973
Posted By bbriscoe
but filtered water (or chlorinated tap water in...

but filtered water (or chlorinated tap water in this part of the country) is already sanitary, so why boil it?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By bbriscoe
How to dry hop???

I'm making a double IPA that calls for dry hops after 1 week. Its been in the primary a week and I plan to rack to carboy, probably tonight and add the dry hops.

Do I just put them in the hop...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,973
Posted By bbriscoe
Obviously you want a sanitary container, but why...

Obviously you want a sanitary container, but why boil the water, unless you are one to boil your top off water anyway? I just use tap water or filtered water to top off and have never had any...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 146

 
Forum Jump