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Forum: Extract Brewing 01-20-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By cwb124
Cooled my wort too much...

A homebrew guy I know says he dumps his wort in a the primary that already ice cubes in it bought from the store. So I dumped 2 8lb bags of ice in the primary and poured my boiling wort over it.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By cwb124
When doing partial boil, does amount matter?

Curious if it matters if doing a partial boil, you boil say 2 gallons or 4 gallsons, will the end result be any different? If so, why? At the end the day, you hope to ferment ~5 gallons, so I don't...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-26-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By cwb124
How long do bottles last?

I snagged a case of Grolsch bottles off Craigslist this weekend and was washing them up to be used...and one had a label on it from a homebrew from 1992, so the bottle is either 15 years old or a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By cwb124
should gravity drop during clearing stage?

I hit my FG of 1.012 - 1.015 in the primary fermenter (1.014), and let it sit in a clearing tank for 16 days and bottled on saturday. My gravity again was exactly 1.014. I would have thought there...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By cwb124
Why are you cracking the beer before putting it...

Why are you cracking the beer before putting it in the fridge? I'm confused.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By cwb124
You know you can just buy those beers cheaper...

You know you can just buy those beers cheaper than you can brew them? Why waste your time and money making the same swill you can buy at every beer store in town?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By cwb124
GREAT NEWS!!! Out of pure curiosity, I cracked...

GREAT NEWS!!! Out of pure curiosity, I cracked another beer from a different six pack to test temperature and see if it was as bad as the first one, and there's CARBONATION AND TASTE!!! It's warm,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By cwb124
Yeah 5oz of priming sugar came with the kit. I'm...

Yeah 5oz of priming sugar came with the kit. I'm a little concerned it wasn't stirred properly. I did the boil, and added it to about a gallon of wort in the bottling bucket, and then continued to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By cwb124
I am down for that. Might as well utilitze my...

I am down for that. Might as well utilitze my skills.

I did think of one thing though, my mother gave me the LD Carlson brewer's kit for Xmas along with the Red Ale kit. Knowing my mother, she...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2007, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By cwb124
Cracked first ever brew tonight.

I opened my first ever brew tonight as I was racking my second batch (Brewer's Best Oktoberfest) to the secondary.

I made the Brewer's Best Red Ale kit.

My steps were primary for one week,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,489
Posted By cwb124
I got a vile of White Labs ale yeast. I read...

I got a vile of White Labs ale yeast. I read their FAQ, and it looks like you only need a starter if the yeast is past it's expiration date, or your SG is over 1.070. Otherwise I think I'm fine...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,489
Posted By cwb124
What the hell is a starter and how do I do it? ...

What the hell is a starter and how do I do it?

(Yes I need to read some books)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,489
Posted By cwb124
Dry yeast vs. liquid yeast

I have brewed two Brewer's best kits so far, none finished yet. They come with a pouch of dry yeast.

Last night I was surfing some homebrew stores looking for some ingredients and decided to grab...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 02-09-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,737
Posted By cwb124
I just bought my first sixer of Rogue beer the...

I just bought my first sixer of Rogue beer the other day. Never heard of them, but my first batch of home brew is a red ale, and I saw the Rogue red ale so I snagged it to see what mine will...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By cwb124
Women and beer are just a complete mystery to me....

Women and beer are just a complete mystery to me. My wife will ONLY drinking rolling rock light, or natural light/ICE. It's horrid. She just plain doesn't like beer and won't drink it unless she's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By cwb124
From your signature: "Primary: Sanitized and...

From your signature:

"Primary: Sanitized and waiting
Secondary: Sanitized and waiting
Bottling: AHS English Ale
Drinking: Store-bought for now. Damnit!@!#

On Deck: AHS Nut Brown Ale...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By cwb124
I just bottled my first batch which was also a...

I just bottled my first batch which was also a Brewer's best Red Ale kit.

One question though, why 3 weeks in the primary? I know the instructions say something like 7-10 days max, just curious...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By cwb124
Trub or no trub

Trying to determine if having trub, or the amount of trub in your primary makes a difference, and if it does, what that difference is.

My first batch was a Red Ale, I poured the entire contents...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By cwb124
First batch bottled!!

My Brewer's best Red Ale kit was just bottled, and I think everything went very well. Smells very much like good beer, so I think I'm in good shape. I racked from secondary to bottling bucket with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By cwb124
Ok well, I had a solution of about 15 gallons of...

Ok well, I had a solution of about 15 gallons of bleach/water that I used last night to soak my bottles, so I dumped around 4.5 gallons into the smelly bucket and will let it sit overnight. It's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By cwb124
Fermenter bucket stinks like last brew

So I am ready to bottle my 1st batch after 7 days in primary and 2 weeks in secondary. I noticed that the primary fermenter bucket still smells very strongly of the last brew.

Will this have any...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By cwb124
It's a safe bet to say that you will lose damn...

It's a safe bet to say that you will lose damn near a gallon of water during a 60 minute boil. So right there you're at 4 gallons. After siphoning at least twice, maybe 3 times to avoid trub, you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By cwb124
I put tin foil over the pot and the lid on top of...

I put tin foil over the pot and the lid on top of the tin foil in the garage so the water is not exposed and is highly unlikely to pick up any type of infection. I do it the night before so it's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By cwb124
After reading this thread, I'm a little concerned...

After reading this thread, I'm a little concerned with my method. The night before, I boiled 2 gallons and let it sit in the garage at near 32 degrees. By morning a tiny film of ice formed so I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By cwb124
Benefits of all-grain vs. extract.

Read about some people who now claim they are all-grain brewers, and am wondering what benefit you get out of that?

Is the beer better? If it is, how so? Also, is it possible to make really good...
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