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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-22-2011, 07:29 PM
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Posted By grace1760
Sorry to resurrect an old thread...but I'm...

Sorry to resurrect an old thread...but I'm interested in making one. Do you just get a drilled stopper that fits the inside of the bottling valve? So if the opening on the valve is 3/8", do I just...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-01-2011, 12:50 AM
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Posted By grace1760
+ 5 gal kolsch + 5 gal ESB + 5 gal IPA + 5...

+ 5 gal kolsch
+ 5 gal ESB
+ 5 gal IPA
+ 5 gal Agave Wit = 21300
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-30-2011, 03:51 PM
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Posted By grace1760
I have this beer from AHS in primary as well....

I have this beer from AHS in primary as well. Plan on bottling in 1 week, condition for 3, then have at it. I did all extract, since I've yet to jump into the mini-mashes, but I'm anxious to try it....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-30-2011, 03:45 AM
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Posted By grace1760
In the ancient wisdom of Homer Simpson..."Just...

In the ancient wisdom of Homer Simpson..."Just smash it open!"
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2011, 08:16 PM
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Posted By grace1760
It's telling me to use 8.3 oz of corn sugar for a...

It's telling me to use 8.3 oz of corn sugar for a dunkelweizen (at 3.9 volumes) :confused:

Is that right? Do you need extra strong bottles to carb that much so they don't all explode?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2011, 08:04 PM
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Posted By grace1760
I noticed the AHS partial mash kits only include...

I noticed the AHS partial mash kits only include about 2-3.5 lbs. of grain...maybe I can get away with mashing in the 8 qt. pot after all (3.5 lbs * 1.25 quarts/lb = 1 gallon of water for the mash.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 09:21 PM
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Posted By grace1760
In theory, if the 2-row were included, could you...

In theory, if the 2-row were included, could you get some additional sugars from the specialty grains? But probably negligible?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 09:05 PM
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Posted By grace1760
Yes, that could work. When you do the sparge,...

Yes, that could work. When you do the sparge, will you pour the water over the grains into the 5 gallon pot, and then tea bag in the sparge water/wort?

I'm trying to think through the specific...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By grace1760
I like these ideas. The drilled bucket is so that...

I like these ideas. The drilled bucket is so that you don't have to use a bag? You just open the spigot after the mash is finished and drain into your brew kettle? If I took BryceL's method, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 08:15 PM
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Posted By grace1760
You mean via pre-heated water...like just pour in...

You mean via pre-heated water...like just pour in a few cups of hot (190*)water to raise the temp?



I'm not sure I follow you here. Should I be mashing 5-6 lbs. of grain in more than 2 gallons...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 08:01 PM
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Posted By grace1760
Mini-mash beginner questions

I'm interested in making the switch from all extract to partial mash. I've read Deathbrewer's sticky several times. My questions are:

1) The pic below shows my two brew pots. One is a 40-qt. SS...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By grace1760
Interesting, I didn't know this. This could be...

Interesting, I didn't know this. This could be really helpful for late extract additions. I've been adding half up front, and half with 15 min left, but for a really light beer, I could do 100% at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By grace1760
But you don't want to just boil the hops in...

But you don't want to just boil the hops in water, do you?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,503
Posted By grace1760
Oh, I've heard about this!! My grandad used to...

Oh, I've heard about this!! My grandad used to tell me when I was a kid about the beer fairy. You should expect a couple cases of exquisite, tasty homebrew in 6-8 weeks.
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-28-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,252
Posted By grace1760
They get me with the free shipping at $100 every...

They get me with the free shipping at $100 every time :rolleyes:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By grace1760
You are describing a way to calculate ABV, which...

You are describing a way to calculate ABV, which is determined by relative sugar content.

If your gravity reading (generally taken about 3 weeks from brew date) doesn't change over 2-3 days, then...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,240
Posted By grace1760
I just had an email conversation with AHS last...

I just had an email conversation with AHS last week, since I had the same questions, which I posted here (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f37/how-long-does-lme-last-253639/#post3040481).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,407
Posted By grace1760
Also, there is a forum on HBT dedicated to...

Also, there is a forum on HBT dedicated to labels:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f46/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 956
Posted By grace1760
I was wondering the same thing...looks like...

I was wondering the same thing...looks like yeast-washing to me.
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-27-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,252
Posted By grace1760
Here's what he wrote, very helpful:

Here's what he wrote, very helpful:
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-27-2011, 03:38 PM
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Views: 5,252
Posted By grace1760
I just emailed AHS about this last week, since...

I just emailed AHS about this last week, since their LME containers have a label warning: "Highly perishible, please use promptly". Of course these are bulk LME containers, so they aren't sealed like...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By grace1760
So I just brewed up an ESB extract recipe from...

So I just brewed up an ESB extract recipe from AHS. The "steeping" grains were 1 lb of crystal 60 and 8 oz. of 2-row. So...technically speaking was this a Partial Mash since I assume that when I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By grace1760
Well, you were right. I cracked open my very...

Well, you were right. I cracked open my very first homebrew this evening, after 15 days in the bottle (conditioning at about 63 degrees). I was surprised at how well carbed it was; not much head on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By grace1760
I would leave it be; check hydro in a another...

I would leave it be; check hydro in a another week or so to see where it's at. Assuming accurate pitch rate, viable yeast, and okay fermentation temps, I'm sure it's fine and the yeast is doing it's...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By grace1760
Not to hijack this thing...but I'm interested in...

Not to hijack this thing...but I'm interested in starting mini-mashes. It seems to me a floating thermometer would be the right tool for the job? I just have a regular ol' stick thermometer but have...
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