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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-02-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By firepunk
I like using steinfillers as my emergency place,...

I like using steinfillers as my emergency place, or for quick little things. Everytime I go in there, the people who run the shop just seem off...

Whenever I need to do a big order, I head out to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-02-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,197
Posted By firepunk
I bottled 3 batches and said to hell with that...

I bottled 3 batches and said to hell with that and bought a keg setup. Now I need to get another keg and I suppose build a new draft tower so I can have 2 taps. Or maybe just buy a picnic faucet. I...
Forum: General Techniques 12-13-2007, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By firepunk
However if blended improperly, the resulting...

However if blended improperly, the resulting mixture could become highly unstable resulting in a explosion of immense magnitude.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-11-2007, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,245
Posted By firepunk
I'm actually trying to figure out the same thing....

I'm actually trying to figure out the same thing. On one hand, kegging makes it so I don't need to bottle. On the other, the only way for me to get cold beer would to be to set up a tub with ice and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-09-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,141
Posted By firepunk
Whats the deal with this yeast anyways. What...

Whats the deal with this yeast anyways. What makes it so spectacular? Or is it just that it is from a well known microbrewery, and people want to use it just for that reason.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By firepunk
I too drop my sanitized hydrometer in the chilled...

I too drop my sanitized hydrometer in the chilled wort before pitching. Then during fermentation I use the spigot on my bucket to collect samples.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By firepunk
It's highly recommended that you make a starter....

It's highly recommended that you make a starter. The viable cell count will be kind of low if you just smack, and pitch when it inflates. I'm sure you will still get a beer if you just smack and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By firepunk
my understanding is that this stuff is best with...

my understanding is that this stuff is best with time. I mean, I am sure it is drinkable at 1 month, but why not let it age a bit? Also, according to the gigantic thread about apfelwein, you can...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By firepunk
I put my batch in a dark corner or the closet. I...

I put my batch in a dark corner or the closet. I plan on forgetting about it until sometime in mid January, maybe even early febuary. Then I'll take a look. Well, I lied, I plan on checking on it, in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2007, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By firepunk
apfelwein; I caught the fever

So anyways, I decided whilst at costco to do some apfelwein. Only instead of 5 gallons I decided to do 4. Also, I don't think I am going to add too much sugar. Maybe 1/2# of regular old table sugar....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-06-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By firepunk
I just finished using my BB for the first time....

I just finished using my BB for the first time. Its a ported one, with the racking doodad and It worked great. A little slow, but otherwise fine. I simply move the end of the racking adapter to just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By firepunk
1) some say you can, some say you can't. If you...

1) some say you can, some say you can't. If you do, most recommend a bench capper to make life easier. If you do use them there is a chance for oxidation and/or no carbonation. As far as the pry offs...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-06-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,963
Posted By firepunk
this is how it has worked for me so far. me:...

this is how it has worked for me so far.

me: Hey babe, uhhh, you know... I would really love to brew a new beer this weekend.

her: How much?

me: like... 30 bucks, 35 max.

her: Okay......
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-06-2007, 04:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,270
Posted By firepunk
I guess its cheaper than buying co2? maybe. At...

I guess its cheaper than buying co2? maybe. At the very least it is a neat little trick.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-06-2007, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By firepunk
just bumping for more opinions. Thinking about...

just bumping for more opinions. Thinking about brewing it in the next two weeks. Also, since I can't get these hops right now through my lhbs any hop replacements anyone would like to add? I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By firepunk
It also depends on what flavors you wish to end...

It also depends on what flavors you wish to end up in the final brew. Some hops are fruity, some are spicy, some have a woody flavors, etc. So that influences which hops you wish to use.
Forum: Texas HomeBrew Forum 12-05-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,204
Posted By firepunk
I'm a fan of the BJ's in brea. I got to talking...

I'm a fan of the BJ's in brea. I got to talking through email with the head brewer, and he told me whenever I want I can come down and get some fresh yeast from them. So that was cool. Also, their...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-05-2007, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By firepunk
Both times i have brewed, before I even brought...

Both times i have brewed, before I even brought out any ingredients/equipment, I completely cleaned the kitchen, dishes, stove, etc. with a bleach based cleaner, and then sprayed all the counter...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2007, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By firepunk
I believe it carbonates even more if you leave...

I believe it carbonates even more if you leave too much room. I don't know the physics involved but perhaps someone with a little more experience could explain.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-05-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By firepunk
I don't use iodophor so I can't comment too much,...

I don't use iodophor so I can't comment too much, but what I do to when I sanitize my stuff is spray the dishwasher quickly with a spray bottle of star san and then when I sanitize everything I put...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-04-2007, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By firepunk
I didn't know that I disliked IPA's till I bought...

I didn't know that I disliked IPA's till I bought one of those pyramid boxes with 4 different kinds of beer. I still have 4 of those awful thunderhead bottles in the fridge. I try to give them out...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-03-2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By firepunk
well actually, I think steinfillers.com has some...

well actually, I think steinfillers.com has some 1 gallon kits. the website sucks though, but as a supply shop they are good, in my experience anyways
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-03-2007, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By firepunk
Fake ass newcastle extract clone - opinons

I'm currently in the planning stages of a newcastle clone and I came up with this in beersmith and was looking for some feedback, opinions, etc.

I modeled it after biermuncher's all grain recipe....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-02-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By firepunk
apfelwein and lager yeast

I dunno if anyone has tried this or if it would even turn out right, but would it be possible to use lager yeast to make apfelwein? The only reason I ask is because I have a gallon of apple juice in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-02-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,316
Posted By firepunk
First off, let me say that I love alton. He is...

First off, let me say that I love alton. He is the reason that I love to cook now. He also resparked my interest in home brewing. i had been wanting to get into it a few years back but just never got...
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