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Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-21-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,405
Posted By mgable
Has any one tried to keg and force carb any of...

Has any one tried to keg and force carb any of the Island Mist wines ? I have made several of these and all were good, just wondered what they would be like carbinated?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-29-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,295
Posted By mgable
went for the big one!!!

I went for the 26 gallon pot. I hope it isn't too much over kill. Currantly doing 5 gallon batches but want to start doing 10 and was worrying about boil over in a 15 gal. kettle. wouul I still be...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-23-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By mgable
What are you using to calculate your O.G. ? you...

What are you using to calculate your O.G. ? you might want to bump up the efficincy setting to beter hit your expected O.G.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-15-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By mgable
How many kegs of a tank of CO2 Leak?

How many 5 gallon kegs should I get out of a 10 lb tank. I only got 5 kegs and its out. I just turned the pressure way down a few days ago because my kegs were a little over carbed, would the lack of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-04-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By mgable
keg is over carbinated how to fix?

I am new to kegging and I have a beer that tasted really good but then the cabination got to high ( my falt) has a real bite to it now. How do I adjust the carb level? Just let the pressure off for a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-31-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By mgable
I Just took mine apart and the tube does seem too...

I Just took mine apart and the tube does seem too long i had a hard time getting it to go back in as it was hitting the bottom. Hard to see with beer in there. Once I got it in I had a hard time...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-30-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By mgable
after checking again , now I don't get anything...

after checking again , now I don't get anything out even at 35 psi.other than a trickle that stops
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-30-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By mgable
Nothing much coming out of Keg?

I am new to kegging ( only 2 batches so far) I just kegged an American wheat yesterday and left it @ 30 lbs over night. Today I purged tank then raised pressure to 15 lbs just to get a sample and to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-29-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,693
Posted By mgable
I brew 5 1/2 gallon batches so I can fill as full...

I brew 5 1/2 gallon batches so I can fill as full as needed and leave the trub.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-29-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,693
Posted By mgable
how much head space needed for keg?

I am getting ready to keg for the first time and am wondering how full do you fill the kegs? right to the top ar leave some head room?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-08-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By mgable
I do add water that is higher than my mash temp....

I do add water that is higher than my mash temp. I use brewsmith and add the the water acording to the program. It does tell me to preheat the mash tun first.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-08-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By mgable
so far I have been using hot water 190 degrees to...

so far I have been using hot water 190 degrees to preheat my mash tun then I dump this water and either add my grain then water or water then grain. I havent noticed any real differance in my beer so...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-08-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By mgable
Mash in question?

Wich way is better? To add the hot water to the grain or the grain to the hot water and what differance does it make?
Forum: American Ale 05-18-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 692,952
Posted By mgable
has anyone had trouble getting this one tos bottle condition?

I am having trouble getting this beer to carbonate. It was in basement for 4 weeks in bottle at about 64 degrees then moved it upstairs for another 4 weeks at 67 to 68 degrees I've had 2 other beers...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-17-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By mgable
Bad brew day

Well it just happened to me, My worst brew day to date . Was starting to make my oatmeal stout (wich took a bronze medal in a local home brew contest),first time outside.Tweeked my recipie and...
Forum: General Techniques 04-03-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By mgable
Yeast starter question. Won't have time to brew how to keep for another week?

I made a yeast starter this morning before work for a brew I was planning on making this Sunday. Now it looks like my weekend will be too busy.It hasen't kicked off yet was wondering if I should...
Forum: Introductions 03-24-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By mgable
Any west Michigan brewers going to Sicliano's home brew party?

Hi , I am fairly new to home brewing , Started in November 2007. Looking to meet other brewers from the area that might be going to the homebrew party.
Forum: General Techniques 03-02-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,140
Posted By mgable
what I have been doing is as I fill my...

what I have been doing is as I fill my fermentation bucket with my auto syphen I keep filling a gallon water jug 1/3 to 1/2 full and shake it vigoruosly. then add it to the fermentor. seems to be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-17-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,873
Posted By mgable
We had the 2 inch aluminum in the shop also hard...

We had the 2 inch aluminum in the shop also hard annidizing isnt really a coating . It penitrates into the aluminum and make it very abrassion resistant.I will keep an eye on it though for any sighns...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-16-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,873
Posted By mgable
I made the rollers out of 2 inch aluminum then...

I made the rollers out of 2 inch aluminum then they were hard annodized coated.WE had most of the Aluminum in the shop so all I had to buy was the Handle $6 The lexan $34, and the aluminim angle...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-16-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,873
Posted By mgable
The set screws on the rollers are to lock in the...

The set screws on the rollers are to lock in the 1/2 inch pins on each end. I need to hold them secure when I knurled the rollers.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-16-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,873
Posted By mgable
my homemade roller mill

Just Finished making a roller mill. It has 8 inch long rollers that are adjustable from 0.00 to 0.70 inch. It has a lexan hopper that holds 11 lbs. of grain / pictures are in my Gallery Just click on...
Forum: American Ale 02-04-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 692,952
Posted By mgable
Bottled mine Saturday, O.G. was a little high...

Bottled mine Saturday, O.G. was a little high 1.056 and F.G. was 1.010 thats 6% abv I hope there is enough yeast left to carbinate in the bottle as I didn't repitch any more.Been 2weeks primary and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-03-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,474
Posted By mgable
my dunkel weizen is just ready to drink and I...

my dunkel weizen is just ready to drink and I have one 22oz. bottle of my fisrt homebrew that I made in November
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-03-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 28,310
Posted By mgable
building my own crusher

I am in the process of building my own crusher :) . It will have 8 in. long rollers and be fully adjustable from 0.00 to .100 inch I havent decided what to use for a hopper yet I am thinking of using...
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