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Forum: Extract Brewing 06-12-2007, 03:23 AM
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Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I'm still kinda a noob at brewing but 1.040 is...

I'm still kinda a noob at brewing but 1.040 is kind of a low og for an IPA and 4.1 abv is kinda low also. 1.010 is a good fg but if I had to guess I would say that your OG was much higher and maybe...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-11-2007, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I've seen that when I use safale s-04 yeast. And...

I've seen that when I use safale s-04 yeast. And yeah it's pretty fun to watch it whirling around in there.
Forum: General Techniques 06-08-2007, 04:41 AM
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Posted By rcdirtbuggy
Yeah it works very well, I was surprised how well...

Yeah it works very well, I was surprised how well the beer is carbed. My dispensing length is just about 5 ft.
Forum: General Techniques 06-08-2007, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I know my way of doin it isn't exactly "By the...

I know my way of doin it isn't exactly "By the book" but I have recieved much advice on how to carbonate quickly and it hasn't turned out great. So I did some trial and error and I found that this...
Forum: General Techniques 06-08-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I'm sorry I don't understand what your asking....

I'm sorry I don't understand what your asking. sorry. please elaborate.
Forum: General Techniques 06-08-2007, 02:48 AM
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Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I have 3 gallon kegs and for some reason 30 psi...

I have 3 gallon kegs and for some reason 30 psi then shake never worked for me. what I do is hit it with 30psi shake for 30 seconds, hit it again with 30 psi then shake again for 10 seconds, then hit...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 06-05-2007, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,574
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
It is so true guys, Before I started brewing I...

It is so true guys, Before I started brewing I was perfectly happy just buying the cheapest beer I could find and I actually enjoyed it. But now that I primarily drink homebrew I can hardly even...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-05-2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I recommend that instead of useing honey try...

I recommend that instead of useing honey try useing honey malt. It's carried by most homebrew stores and it doesn't add any extra fermentation time. All you do is steep it just like you would all...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,366
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I very rarely buy commercial brew if I have...

I very rarely buy commercial brew if I have homebrew available because SWMBO won't let me. But if I run out of homebrew between batches I'll go out and buy something thats on sale. Its hard to drink...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-27-2007, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By rcdirtbuggy
another possibility is that some of them were...

another possibility is that some of them were capped wrong and there are slight leak in some of the bottles. But as already stated I think the best bet is that the priming sugar was not fully mixed.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-26-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By rcdirtbuggy
What I do is fill my bottles with sanitizing...

What I do is fill my bottles with sanitizing solution ahead of time and then cap them untill they are needed. This insures that they are sterile and it takes away alot of work come bottling day.
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-26-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I use bottled spring water for my top off and I...

I use bottled spring water for my top off and I also use purified ice to cool my wort. Is adding ice to the wort bad?? I hear people say not to do it for sanitation reasons but i've never had a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-26-2007, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I had a gnat fly into my wort before I covered it...

I had a gnat fly into my wort before I covered it but there would be no way to see it after it flew in but I forged forward and the batch came out great. As long as it comes out good I would'nt be...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-26-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I don't mean to hijack the thread but I was...

I don't mean to hijack the thread but I was wondering when people say a beer is best after such amount of time does that include the time it spent in the fermentor or are they referring to time spent...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-25-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
Fermented beer still lets off a certain amount of...

Fermented beer still lets off a certain amount of co2 even after the fermentation is complete. Just take a gravity reading and if it stays the same for three days straight then the fermentation is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-24-2007, 03:42 AM
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Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I must be really lucky because my wife actually...

I must be really lucky because my wife actually let me put my kegerator in the corner of the living room right next to the couch. How cool is that.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-22-2007, 10:10 PM
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Posted By rcdirtbuggy
No this is actually vintage, the tower, Faucet,...

No this is actually vintage, the tower, Faucet, Railing and well, everything is original. I had to really clean it up and replace the power cords to get it looking nice. It had been sitting in some...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-22-2007, 03:53 AM
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Posted By rcdirtbuggy
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x166/Rcdirtbugg...

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x166/Rcdirtbuggy/kegerator2.jpg

This is a photo of my vintage kegerator.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-22-2007, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I'm not sure if i can help you much but i do know...

I'm not sure if i can help you much but i do know that any time you add different ingrediants or change the recipe in the slightest the flavor can sometimes change. Even fermenting a few degrees...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-22-2007, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
Will this work???

Ok guys, when it comes to force carbing you beer i was wondering if this idea would work. people say to pressurize the keg at 30 psi shake it and let it sit for a few hours, But I was wondering what...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-21-2007, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I really don't think you fermented too hot, I...

I really don't think you fermented too hot, I ferment my hefes at around 72 and they come out great every time. I even pitch my yeast at around 75 and I havn't had any problems with that either.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-20-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
I have a cornie that smelled horrible like 7-up...

I have a cornie that smelled horrible like 7-up when i got it. I used oxy-clean and let it sit for a couple of days and the smell was completly gone. it worked great.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
yeah, i also added it to my hefeweizen brew which...

yeah, i also added it to my hefeweizen brew which i get to try tomorrow. i only added 3/4 of a pound to it and i'm hoping to get a nice subtle flavor from it. but i just wasn't sure how it would...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-20-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
Exactly, I've just never paid too much attention...

Exactly, I've just never paid too much attention to the stuff before cause i always used a plastic bucket and i could'nt see, but now i have a glass carboy and i'm noticing all sorts of interesting...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By rcdirtbuggy
Honey malt question.

I am going to be brewing a light ale today and i wanted to add some honey malt to the recipe, but I'm not sure how much too add. i purchased a 1/2 pound of the stuff and i think it would be ok to use...
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