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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-05-2014, 10:23 PM
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Posted By Mikethepoolguy
I use a 7 gal kettle to heat water only. My boil...

I use a 7 gal kettle to heat water only. My boil kettle is 10.5 gal. I usually do 90 min. boils starting with 8.3 gal.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,928
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
Look for any cracks or holes on the inside of...

Look for any cracks or holes on the inside of your cooler. If there is even a small hole the cooler is shot. Throw it away and get a new one. Cracks on the outside don't matter so much.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-30-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,262
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
Lemon wine. Go to skeeterpee.com

Lemon wine. Go to skeeterpee.com
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-10-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 88,745
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
I just picked up a blue ribbon for my rye saison...

I just picked up a blue ribbon for my rye saison that used this yeast. FG was .998
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-03-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,077
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
If I were you I would: Move the ales upstairs,...

If I were you I would: Move the ales upstairs, ferment lagers downstairs. You may need swamp coolers and some ice, but not much as you are close to the correct temps. Also many ale yeasts will do...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Mikethepoolguy
In reading your posts I don't see anything wrong...

In reading your posts I don't see anything wrong with what you have done so far. You may just end up with a bigger beer than the recipe calls for.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 11-18-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 76,162
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
If you have ever had a stuck mash you will...

If you have ever had a stuck mash you will understand why you should use rice hulls. They are like the seatbelt in your car, you probably won't need it but you don't want to wait until it's too late...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-17-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15,322
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Posted By Mikethepoolguy
Cathedral, that sounds like a typical brew day.

Cathedral, that sounds like a typical brew day.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 11-10-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
I just saw that you are in Charlotte. Are you...

I just saw that you are in Charlotte. Are you a CBM member? There are plenty of members with the skills to solve this problem and wouldn't mind helping, including myself.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
Thats what I would do. Purge the vessel with co2...

Thats what I would do. Purge the vessel with co2 or another inert gas first.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-20-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
The yeast should be fine but those vials trend to...

The yeast should be fine but those vials trend to do that sometimes. Open it slowly next time. Sometimes you have to relieve the pressure a couple of times before opening all the way.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-20-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
A long boil?

A long boil?
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 09-23-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
Test the ohms on your gas valves. If one is...

Test the ohms on your gas valves. If one is really low its shorted and will blow another transformer. Replace the valve in that case, the transformer and add a fuse. If you have any other coils like...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-22-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
Manually and low tech means hands-on with boiling...

Manually and low tech means hands-on with boiling water. If a hose blows you will get badly burned. Think safety first, then do whatever you want.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-19-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
If you want something unusual try Fullsteam in...

If you want something unusual try Fullsteam in Durham. They specialize in using local ingredients to make some very different beers.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-19-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
I can't believe that nobody has mentioned the...

I can't believe that nobody has mentioned the bigger issue of filling a carboy with boiling water. Do not do this! Consider yourself lucky at the loss of an autosiphon and 5 gal of water. You could...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,379
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
I did not have a good experience with my OXO. It...

I did not have a good experience with my OXO. It started giving me crazy readings after a few months . Messed up a couple of batches of beer because of it. I still use the timer on it though. It was...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-30-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
Except for your temps possibly being to high I...

Except for your temps possibly being to high I would say ' put a blowoff on it and rdwhahb'.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-30-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
I don't see why not. I would only use about a...

I don't see why not. I would only use about a teaspoon because: 1. You are not trying to ferment anything but a little but of priming sugar. 2. You don't want a ton of stuff in the bottom of your...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,087
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
My homebrew, no, I drink that at home. Somebody...

My homebrew, no, I drink that at home. Somebody else's homebrew, no, not yet.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15,322
Views: 534,992
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
Belgian blonde is boiling. Does anybody actually...

Belgian blonde is boiling. Does anybody actually read this thread?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
No real problems except for the dangers of moving...

No real problems except for the dangers of moving full glass carboys. That is not recommended over any distance.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 88,745
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
I just moved mine to secondary to floc. SG: .999

I just moved mine to secondary to floc. SG: .999
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-17-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 88,745
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
I dumped a1.063 wort onto a fresh yeast cake 11...

I dumped a1.063 wort onto a fresh yeast cake 11 days ago. I checked it today and it is at 1.000 and tastes great. Cloudy and still bubbling, probably co2. I may secondary to clear. If the cold,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By Mikethepoolguy
Your grain crush may be a problem but I am...

Your grain crush may be a problem but I am confused. You say you used 9 gal of water but boiled 6. That grain should have soaked up a little less than a gallon so where did the rest go?
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