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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By kidoduck
Search the threads for mini fridge conversions....

Search the threads for mini fridge conversions. There are lots. The model numbers change occasionally, but you might find a used one out there. Some of them, you can(carefully) bend the freezer shelf...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By kidoduck
Got a wine aerator for Christmas and a brew tool idea

Happy new year everybody! I got one of those Brookstone wine aerator tools as a gift and the first time I used it, I got an instant idea for a tool.
If you've never seen one, the wine aerator is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-08-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,400
Posted By kidoduck
I've got a question for anyone willing to weigh...

I've got a question for anyone willing to weigh in - If I follow the instructions in the Bader article, and assuming I drop my I.C. at about 10 minutes to flame-out to sterilize, if I dump 5 pounds...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By kidoduck
Prepping dry yeast for pitching

My last two batches, I boiled 1tsp. DME in say 3/4 cup water, let it cool to ~77F in the freezer, added my dry yeast and set aside for 2-3 hours before pitching time.
First batch fermented okay, but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By kidoduck
I can't see why it would. It is all going to boil...

I can't see why it would. It is all going to boil anyway.
I always put my cans in a wide shallow pan on a second burner for about a half hour before pouring them(about 170 deg, open the lids). It...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,541
Posted By kidoduck
My second batch has some clarity issues, so every...

My second batch has some clarity issues, so every bottle has a little sediment. But about three beers I've pulled from the case have had a little blackish clump in the sediment. One of them fizzed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-07-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,970
Posted By kidoduck
Okay, so if you (ahem) happened to have your brew...

Okay, so if you (ahem) happened to have your brew in a fridge with a digital temp controller on it, and you (ahem) happened to not quite have mastered the settings of said temp controller, and came...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-27-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By kidoduck
Bottling bucket as primary?

Is there any harm in using my bottling bucket as a primary so I can rack to secondary in my carboy?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-25-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By kidoduck
Thanks for the help. Cat22, This stuff I'm...

Thanks for the help.

Cat22, This stuff I'm using is just a dollar store brand of OxyClean - same active ingredient. I think it is good advice to let it soak, which I didn't. I just scrubbed the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-25-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By kidoduck
percarbonate powder not working

Following HBT advice, I bought some sodium percarbonate powder for cleaning my gear. I recently finished my second batch, a very hoppy smelling SNPA clone. After cleaning the carboy several times...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-26-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,055
Posted By kidoduck
There are a few threads on this. I have heard...

There are a few threads on this. I have heard Sanyo 4912 mentioned a lot. I have a Frigidaire 445 that barely holds a 6 gallon carboy. I mentioned this to someone in a post not too long ago, so like...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-26-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 50,392
Posted By kidoduck
Now that this thread has been revived, I've got...

Now that this thread has been revived, I've got to ask: After using this for a while did you find the need to add recirc fans to even the temperatures between upper and lower shelves?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By kidoduck
bottling spicket lubed?

I was just cleaning my new bottling bucket and discovered something really greasy, clear and odorless on the inside of the spicket. It is not washing out easily.
Is this some kind of lube?
I did...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By kidoduck
It is a pilsner, which is why I went with the 58...

It is a pilsner, which is why I went with the 58 ambient, which is keeping my carboy temp at around 64. The temp has been inching down a little the past week, I guess because the fermentation has...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By kidoduck
Another IMBR? thread

Ok,
I've got a prehopped batch(my first) that the instructions said add the extract after the boil. I cheated and let it come back to boil before removing it. I cooled it to 70 deg, pitched the dry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,873
Posted By kidoduck
frc445 minifridge

I bought a Frigidaire FRC445 after measuring the interior and determining that my 6gal carboy would just fit after removing the freezer shelf. This shelf comes out with the removal of one hinge screw...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-18-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By kidoduck
MikeG: "You're next step is the kits where you...

MikeG: "You're next step is the kits where you steep specialty grains, add the hops doing a 1 hr boil with a hop schedule. While it may take longer it's not difficult and the quality of your ale's...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-18-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By kidoduck
Thanks! I have been reading the book on how to do...

Thanks! I have been reading the book on how to do this, but when it occurred to me that what I had was a prehopped kit, I looked back through and found little specific info on them. Then I saw some...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-18-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By kidoduck
prehopped kit, wort chill question and rookie

I got a starter kit that included the ingredients of my first batch(Cooper's 1 can prehopped pilsner, 1 can light malt extract, 3/4 cup corn sugar). The instructions say dissolve the ingredients 2...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-17-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,424
Posted By kidoduck
That is a great design, no doubt. But aren't you...

That is a great design, no doubt. But aren't you worried about sanitation? It seems like the upright support structure has a lot of places for stuff to get trapped.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-15-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,362
Posted By kidoduck
I know this Immersion Cooler info is an old...

I know this Immersion Cooler info is an old thread, but I wonder if you could tell me, Why bother starting with tap water if you have a bucket and submersible pump? Why not just recirculate ice water...
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