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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-14-2012, 02:28 AM
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Since Monday so this was day 4.

Since Monday so this was day 4.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-14-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By benpen
No head

Brewed up my pumpkin ale kit and one week in primary, one week in secondary, then in the keg. I was gonna force @30 psi
Left there for one day then decided I'd knock it down to 12 psi and leave it....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2,455
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Posted By benpen
First brew in months.. Midwest brewers pumpkin...

First brew in months.. Midwest brewers pumpkin kit!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By benpen
Controlling heat

I'm currently using a turkey fryer burner for boiling but looking to go electric or even upgrade my propane cooking method. What is the best way to hit temperatures with propane? I'm having...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-24-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By benpen
Pumpkin ale

I brewed my pumpkin ale yesterday and as I finished up I realized I did not have an airlock. Not sure where I misplaced it but that's not the issue. Instead I pushed a piece of clear tubing through...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By benpen
Corn recipes

I've searched the database and aren't finding many corn recipes. We have a local corn festival and I was wanting to brew some corn beer. Any suggestions?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,854
Posted By benpen
bubbling into airlock

Just made some edworts apfelwein and it started fermenting last nite sometime. Got up this morning and it had bubbled into the airlock. It is still bubbling so should i wait and clean out the airlock...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-20-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,113
Posted By benpen
oak chips!

Hey does anyone know the best place to get some oak chips. I'm planning a red ale and i want to soak some chips in bourbon. Are the oak chips the same chips used for grilling etc. Also when is the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-19-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By benpen
Anyone know any good bourbon ale recipes

So i'm wanting to try some kind of a bourbon ale. I love bourbon and i love beer and i've just recently heard of a bourbon barrell porter. Does anyone have or seen a good recipe for a bourbon ale i...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-18-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By benpen
apfelwein question

I'm wanting to make my first batch of apfelwein and was wondering one question. One ingredient is corn sugar (dextrose sugar) can i get that at walmart or a grocery or will i have to order it from a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-05-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By benpen
storing keg

ok so i'm ready to transfer from primary to keg. its okay if i do this and then set the keg in a refrigerator out of the way not hooked up to co2. i'm guessing its cool but don't want to do anything...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-04-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,772
Posted By benpen
Oh my you are going to have a kick ass time....

Oh my you are going to have a kick ass time. Drink a liter for me:mug: If you think there is going to be rain for a day or two that would be the best time to do brewery tours. Oktoberfest is insane...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,230
Posted By benpen
wheat beer fermentation ?'s

So on saturday i started my 2nd brew kit an american wheat beer and boiled 5 oranges peel zests the last 15 minutes of the boil. It smelled delicious. So my questions for you are about the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-25-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By benpen
fruit adding advice

so i have a american wheat beer kit and have a recipe that adds orange and lemon zest the last 15 minutes of the boil. I'm only wanting to add orange and was also wanting to check on something else....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-25-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By benpen
what parts will i need?

So i went ahead and ordered a cornelius keg. I already have a co2 tank and regulator that is in my current kegerator. I'm wanting to turn a cooler into a kegerator for going to parties and such...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-25-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By benpen
No question but I made beer

Wow so its 3:45 and i just got in from work and popped open a bottle of my first batch of brew. Its been bottled since last Wednesday (week and a day) but to my suprise it actually taste like beer,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-07-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By benpen
how much zest should be added and also how long...

how much zest should be added and also how long before the end of the boil. Also would you pour it into the primary or would you strain it out? Thanks
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-07-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By benpen
fruit in a kit beer

So i ordered a american wheat beer kit and was wondering if anyone has ever added real fruit to a kit. I'm planning on adding oranges into the brew sometime. Should it be during the boil or during...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By benpen
first batch

So i just got done boiling my first batch which was a light ale. So now i'm wondering if i should put my beer in a secondary after it is done in the primary. Instructions say to bottle it after done...
Forum: Introductions 06-27-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By benpen
Indiana

Hey everyone i'm from evansville, in and going to start my new hobby tomorrow. Can't wait to start boiling the brew. I went to Oktoberfest in germany last year and it made me want to start brewing....
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