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Forum: General Techniques 01-20-2005, 03:52 PM
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Posted By UdderJuice
Hmm interesting, its been cold down here in...

Hmm interesting, its been cold down here in Florida and we've actually had to run the heat but I don't think the air temperature in the house has really changed from what it used to be.

In answer...
Forum: General Techniques 01-20-2005, 01:26 PM
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Posted By UdderJuice
Not sure whats going on, beer very cloudy...

Ok, so I have a 2.5 gal brew kit and have had great success with it.

I had been making brews with malt and dextrose that were coming out about 7% and I wanted to up that a little so I made a few...
Forum: General Techniques 12-09-2004, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By UdderJuice
Well, I don't have the gizmo required to do that....

Well, I don't have the gizmo required to do that. I just sort of tell by looking at the wort.
Forum: General Techniques 12-07-2004, 12:27 PM
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Views: 1,884
Posted By UdderJuice
Woah there your post is a little hard to...

Woah there your post is a little hard to understand but I'll attempt to answer your questions. Your Mr Beer brew is always going to have a little yeasty flavor but if you want to keep it from having...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2004, 03:53 PM
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Posted By UdderJuice
Actually I just found these...

Actually I just found these (http://www.williamsbrewing.com/AB1605000/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Product_ID=484&CATID=6) do you think they would work on standard 12 OZ. bottles?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2004, 03:35 PM
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Posted By UdderJuice
I don't have much experience yet but from what I...

I don't have much experience yet but from what I have read and have tried you can ferment in the same vessle for up to 3 weeks without risking off-flavors.

The more fermentables you have in the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2004, 03:23 PM
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Posted By UdderJuice
Does anybody know where I can get grolsh style caps...

Not bottles but just the cap mechanism by itself. I'm thinking it would be easier and cheaper to just but s couple of 12 packs of beer, drink the beer and covert them myself.
Forum: General Techniques 11-17-2004, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By UdderJuice
I was trying to produce a dark, chocolaty beer...

I was trying to produce a dark, chocolaty beer that still had some amber qualities sort of along the lines of Newcastle, you don't suggest the Creamy Brown malt? What would be a good beer mix to use...
Forum: General Techniques 11-17-2004, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By UdderJuice
Yep, I am a Mr Beer user and so far am pleased...

Yep, I am a Mr Beer user and so far am pleased with the ease and convience of the system and the flexibility to experiment. And yes thats the West Coast Pale Ale mix that came with the kit.

I am...
Forum: General Techniques 11-16-2004, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By UdderJuice
Update on my brews...

Well my batch of Pale Ale came out pretty darn good. It was a little yeasty but I thnk that flavor can be diminshed through aging and even might be desirable in some lagers and souts I plan on...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-05-2004, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By UdderJuice
Thanks for your response, I also found this...

Thanks for your response, I also found this (http://snafu.alfter.us/newsletters/200406/sanitation4.shtml) article that among other things says you can use plain old hydrogen peroxide as a sanitizing...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-04-2004, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By UdderJuice
What about using Hydrogen Peroxide to clean/sanitize...

I only ask because the one-step cleanser Mr Beer sells and which seems to work very well is described as "oxygen entrained within a mineral crystal. When added to water, this crystal dissolves and...
Forum: General Techniques 11-04-2004, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By UdderJuice
As it turns out I bottled tonight. I had pitched...

As it turns out I bottled tonight. I had pitched the wort a week ago last night. It took 2 days to foam up and the foam lasted till Sunday night. Monday there was no foam and a little activity. ...
Forum: General Techniques 11-03-2004, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By UdderJuice
Approaching 7 days of fermentation..a few questions for the vets...

I thought I would update you guys on my Mr Beer bew. As you may remember, after sitting for a few days doing nothing it finally kicked in last Friday. It had a nice foam layer and was very active...
Forum: General Techniques 10-29-2004, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By UdderJuice
Yeah I wanted to get a few batches under my belt...

Yeah I wanted to get a few batches under my belt and then try the X-mas brew to give as gifts but I dont know if I'll have enough time.

Since my brew technically didnt start fermenting till last...
Forum: General Techniques 10-29-2004, 04:36 PM
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Posted By UdderJuice
Yippe!! Success! I just came home for lunch...

Yippe!! Success!

I just came home for lunch and it seems that my angry shaking did the trick. The yeast is now rising off the surface and swirling around in the keg and I have a good 1/4 to 1/2...
Forum: General Techniques 10-29-2004, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By UdderJuice
Here's the latest. I shook the **** out of...

Here's the latest.

I shook the **** out of the keg last night and now there is what looks like a flim of intact yeast floating on the top.
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By UdderJuice
Well I just go home. Im pushing 48 hours and...

Well I just go home. Im pushing 48 hours and theres no change. I took a little sip and I can't say that the flavor reminded me of flat beer. It was more like flat cider. Not "bad" per se but not...
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2004, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By UdderJuice
One other thing I did different from the Mr Beer...

One other thing I did different from the Mr Beer instructions...

I disolved the booster in my pot of water, brought that to a boil, then I added the wort and brought that to a boil becasue I read...
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2004, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By UdderJuice
Thanks for all your tips. One last question then...

Thanks for all your tips. One last question then I really have to get back to work!

When I pitched my yeast I had just stirred the wort and it had lots of bubbles on the surface, so the yeast...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-28-2004, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,152
Posted By UdderJuice
Hey ebacherville, when you brewed the West Coast...

Hey ebacherville, when you brewed the West Coast Pale Ale was there a lot of activity during the fermentation cycle? We both experienced very little bubbling and no foam on the surface of the liquid...
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2004, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By UdderJuice
Yeah my first can of Nut Brown I got with a pack...

Yeah my first can of Nut Brown I got with a pack of booster and then I was going to make a batch with the unhopped malt just to compare.

I guess when I get home tonight I'll take a little sip. It...
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2004, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By UdderJuice
I'm not sure but the room temp in my apt is...

I'm not sure but the room temp in my apt is 74-75.

I'm just trying to figure out if I should waste more time with this batch or not. Its possible that because its a pale ale it doesn't ferment as...
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2004, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By UdderJuice
Ahhh thank goodness there is another Mr Beer user...

Ahhh thank goodness there is another Mr Beer user here.

I'm concerned because I have read a lot about the process and Mr Beer seems to be not following all the things I have read. I pitched my...
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2004, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By UdderJuice
23 hours and nothing has happened...

So TUesday night I made my first batch of beer with the Mr Beer kit. It was 24 hours at 11:00 last night (about 9 hours ago) so a total of 33 hours and when I looked at the fermentation vessle this...
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