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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2011, 08:49 AM
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Posted By ILuvIPA
Another possibility: Take a look at your...

Another possibility: Take a look at your bottling bucket spout. I had the same thing after my first 5 or 6 batches & found mold growing inside the spout. Replaced the spout & all plastic tubing. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-08-2011, 12:54 AM
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Posted By ILuvIPA
Just bottled a batch of Tasty Tucker (house IPA.)...

Just bottled a batch of Tasty Tucker (house IPA.) Hops/grain measured out to boil another batch in the am. . .Man, I Luv IPA.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-08-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,165
Posted By ILuvIPA
No one mentioned Morebeer.com - they still have...

No one mentioned Morebeer.com - they still have simcoe pellets. 2 bucks an ounce & qualifies for free ship program (orders over $39 are free ship this month.)

Cheers!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-15-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By ILuvIPA
Uh. . . you might want to get a blow-off tube on...

Uh. . . you might want to get a blow-off tube on there asap and set the whole rig in a big tub. Otherwise you may come home to find the airlock sticking out of the ceiling. ;)

As far as mixing,...
Forum: General Techniques 02-13-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By ILuvIPA
FYI, this was discussed last week in the yeast...

FYI, this was discussed last week in the yeast forum. Someone posted this link discussing why it's a bad idea: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/why-not-pitch-your-yeast-cake-166221/

The jist of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By ILuvIPA
Most common cause is uneven mixing. Even though...

Most common cause is uneven mixing. Even though you "swirl" when racking onto the priming solution it's still a good idea to gently stir with a sanitized spoon. Stir slowly/gently to ensure...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-09-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By ILuvIPA
+1 Mbasile. To that I'd add: Careful with the...

+1 Mbasile. To that I'd add: Careful with the C40. It creeps up quickly in an american IPA. For me the limit is around 5% of the malt bill.

Hops: I started out with hop additions every...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-08-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By ILuvIPA
Come on everybody, lighten up on the new guy! He...

Come on everybody, lighten up on the new guy! He was just revved 'cause he got an ass kickin ferment.

Jake - welcome to the forum. Keep posting and keep experimenting. I hadn't really thought...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By ILuvIPA
Mongrel - that's elegant. Nice! Nick (OP) -...

Mongrel - that's elegant. Nice!

Nick (OP) - Hang in there, the agressive part of the ferment won't last much longer. Damages control until then - just leave the lid loose and set the whole thing...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-08-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By ILuvIPA
Stop by The Brew Hut (15120 E. Hampden Ave) and...

Stop by The Brew Hut (15120 E. Hampden Ave) and ask about the closest brew club. The Brew Hut sponsors a local wine club but I bet they can steer you to the brewers in Aurora as well.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By ILuvIPA
congrats! you're makin beer!

Rigging a blow-off tube would be the first choice. But if you don't have the tubing at least set the fermenter bucket in something to catch the overflow (plastic garden tub, big tupperware, or the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By ILuvIPA
I'm a novice, not a pro. But a couple ideas to...

I'm a novice, not a pro. But a couple ideas to get started:

1) Swing by the library and pick up John Palmers "How To Brew." There is an on-line version (Google it) but the hard copy is much...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-08-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By ILuvIPA
Good thoughts above regarding high level of carb....

Good thoughts above regarding high level of carb. Just another possibility - remember that carbonation is a function of the ratio of priming sugar to the volume of beer. If you used the full amount...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By ILuvIPA
Congrats on your first brew, that's awsome! ...

Congrats on your first brew, that's awsome!

Don't keep drinking that batch though or it will be gone quick. It will continue to evolve over the next few weeks. Maybe buy some sixers of craft...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By ILuvIPA
Nice!

Brew Party at Rivenins this weekend!

(Congrats, that's a great score!)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-04-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,827
Posted By ILuvIPA
Email sent :mug:

Email sent :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,244
Posted By ILuvIPA
Not designed to replace. The bell is swaged on. ...

Not designed to replace. The bell is swaged on. You could grind off the metal (like a rivet head) & remove the bell but you'd need some engineering/machinist skill to attach a new one. That's why...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,244
Posted By ILuvIPA
an afterthought:

Ah, one more thing about the antique bench cappers. Even back in the day there was a discount option (good, better, best.) If you go with an oldie I recommend steer away from the old stamped steel...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,244
Posted By ILuvIPA
Yes!

Hey Rev, some of the modern bench cappers use plastic/nylon drive pieces. The metal pieces on new models are lightweight aluminum/thin tubular steel. The "antiques" are all heavy steel/cast iron. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By ILuvIPA
If you have a tannin issue I wouldn't cut steep...

If you have a tannin issue I wouldn't cut steep time, I'd cut the temp (150-155.) Also, "steep small" (a gallon or less per pound of grain.) Depending on your water, if you steep in your full boil...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,244
Posted By ILuvIPA
Hey Rev2010, I started with the red plastic wing...

Hey Rev2010, I started with the red plastic wing capper. Never broke a bottle but quite a few "slip sideways" if I try to go fast. . .I find that stressful. I looked at all the "new" bench cappers...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,651
Posted By ILuvIPA
For a boil kettle, what MalFet said - 10 gallon. ...

For a boil kettle, what MalFet said - 10 gallon. I wanted 10 but settled for an 8 gallon (killer price - morebeer deal 'o the day.) I can do a 5 gallon batch but it is stressful coming to the boil....
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-25-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By ILuvIPA
Oh man (slaps forhead as the lights go on!) I...

Oh man (slaps forhead as the lights go on!) I love that. I've been "stopping the clock" for my late addition. But I also have been letting the pot sit for 5 minutes before starting the chiller (a ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-25-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By ILuvIPA
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-25-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,836
Posted By ILuvIPA
Amarillo, Cascade, Centenial, Columbus, Fuggle,...

Amarillo, Cascade, Centenial, Columbus, Fuggle, Simcoe, & Tetnang are my bulk stock this year. Others I will order small quantity as needed (Kent Golding, Saaz, . . .)
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