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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2014, 10:44 PM
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Posted By Heavywalker
Yep

Yep
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By Heavywalker
There was a guy in my LHBS the other day, he has...

There was a guy in my LHBS the other day, he has been brewing for about 15 years now, he was telling me and the owner how his mound septic drainfield just blew up. He figured it was all the yeast...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By Heavywalker
If I am not drinking craft brew, or home brew, I...

If I am not drinking craft brew, or home brew, I reach for a Rainier.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-13-2014, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Heavywalker
When I bottle off the keg I bleed the gas off...

When I bottle off the keg I bleed the gas off completely then turn it down to 2-3psi. Also keep your growler or bottles cold while filling, I star san mine then put them in the freezer for about 10...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By Heavywalker
How much extract did you add? what was your...

How much extract did you add?

what was your boil volume, and what is your final volume?

What was your method for topping up?

You likely had a hydro sample that was not mixed well resulting...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By Heavywalker
No don't move it, clean and sanitize around the...

No don't move it, clean and sanitize around the airlock hole and hook up a blowoff tube until the fermentation (krausen) subsides, then fit your airlock back in place and wait for the yeast to finish.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,914
Posted By Heavywalker
Anybody can S--t through a screen door, it is not...

Anybody can S--t through a screen door, it is not having anything stick to the wires that is impressive.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,453
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Posted By Heavywalker
If I post twice do I get two entries? ;) ...

If I post twice do I get two entries? ;)

I'm in!
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-03-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Heavywalker
That sounds like an infection of some sort.

That sounds like an infection of some sort.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Heavywalker
Tell your family to drink better beer!

Tell your family to drink better beer!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By Heavywalker
Why, it does nothing but get the yeast back into...

Why, it does nothing but get the yeast back into suspension, and helps the Co2 dissolve into the beer. If beer is taking a long time to carb up, like more than 3-4 weeks, then it is a common practice...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Heavywalker
There is adapters that replace that couple with a...

There is adapters that replace that couple with a hose barb and nut that will screw on to the commercial keg coupler. If this is an edge star kegerator or similar it probably comes with the adapters...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By Heavywalker
What grain did you use for the black malt?

What grain did you use for the black malt?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-01-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Heavywalker
I have had something like that on the side of the...

I have had something like that on the side of the carboy, it looked like yeast that had dropped out and stuck to the sides instead of making it to the bottom. Beer turned out fine.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-30-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By Heavywalker
You are welcome. FWIW I wasn't doubting if...

You are welcome.

FWIW I wasn't doubting if you could read a hydrometer or not, only that sometimes extract is not mixed well and it can give you readings that are not all that accurate. Extract is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-30-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,689
Posted By Heavywalker
This is how I thought everyone harvested yeast,...

This is how I thought everyone harvested yeast, been doing it this way since my first brew.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-29-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Heavywalker
I cannot find the reference to the science behind...

I cannot find the reference to the science behind it but I am fairly certain that a half full bottle will over carb.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-29-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Heavywalker
I am not positive on this but I think it will...

I am not positive on this but I think it will actually overcarb with too much headspace. I will have to do some research on it but it seem like I ran across this before and that was the conclusion.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-29-2014, 12:31 AM
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Views: 515,980
Posted By Heavywalker
I tested this out today and have an issue with...

I tested this out today and have an issue with foaming that I cannot pinpoint. When I am dispensing the beer there is no foam but once I shut off the picnic tap to move to the next bottle the top of...
Forum: American Ale 06-28-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By Heavywalker
Here it is poured 208029 Here it is...

Here it is poured

208029


Here it is drank.

208031
Forum: American Ale 06-27-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By Heavywalker
Freedom APA

I brewed this on memorial day for serving at my 4th of July party, Which led to the name Freedom APA.

3 gallon boil for the 5 gallon batch

Fermentables

6 lb Dry Malt Extract - Extra...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Heavywalker
Use FedEx or UPS and pack your package well, you...

Use FedEx or UPS and pack your package well, you will be fine. Stay away from USPS.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By Heavywalker
What kind of yeast did you use? Attenuation...

What kind of yeast did you use?

Attenuation will affect the FG. For example you have a OG of 1.080 for 80 points of gravity, If you yeast will attenuate at 75% you can expect an FG of 1.020 (80 *...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-26-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Heavywalker
I have never used sinamar, but at $5 a bottle +...

I have never used sinamar, but at $5 a bottle + shipping, it doesn't seem worth it. There are plenty of debittering black malts that can be used for color that add very little flavor. Carafa 3 is a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Heavywalker
No the purpose of a starter is to propagate yeast...

No the purpose of a starter is to propagate yeast and keep them stress free and healthy so that you have the proper amount of HEALTHY yeast to pitch into your wort. A low gravity starter will make...
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