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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2007, 05:42 PM
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Posted By syankey
Thanks for the Aussie link..that's pretty much...

Thanks for the Aussie link..that's pretty much what I was thinking. I think it's definatly worth a trial. Going camping this weekend, but I'll take full photos and document the process. Will...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By syankey
I've got the cooler already, all I've got to do...

I've got the cooler already, all I've got to do is construct the manifold/false bottom....that's when this idea hit me. Just figured I'd run it past all you guys first. I may still try it just for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By syankey
Please stop me before I do something stupid (First All Grain)

I'm getting ready to do my first all grain batch. I've done quite a bit of reading over the summer and I was planning out what equipment I will need.

I'm going to start out with a simple stout...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-06-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,054
Posted By syankey
As I've begun my AG research I came across this...

As I've begun my AG research I came across this topic of using paint strainers to filter wort. Someone else posted this question a few topics up and it hasn't been answered. Could a paint strainer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-05-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,400
Posted By syankey
I've actually wondered if it's time for me to go...

I've actually wondered if it's time for me to go partial mash also. Now I'm doing full boils with extracts and seeping grains. Will I see a big enough benefit to go partial mash? I'm almost...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-04-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,040
Posted By syankey
I've got 2 Chocolate Stouts in the fridge, 2...

I've got 2 Chocolate Stouts in the fridge, 2 Steam Brews, and 2 Old Peculiar Clones that may not be quite ready. I've noticed I've begun to hord my hombrew like an old miser.

I've got a Bass...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-02-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By syankey
Well two weeks after my original no carbonation...

Well two weeks after my original no carbonation post and cidery taste the beer has carbonated and the cidery taste is gone. I did ready in the back of Palmers book that the cidery taste probably...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-28-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,493
Posted By syankey
At this moment going to a Nitrogen Keg set up...

At this moment going to a Nitrogen Keg set up isn't going to happen. My local hombrew shop has the metal mini kegs with a carbonation setup that uses the small CO2 or N2 cartriges. Althought is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-27-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,493
Posted By syankey
Maltodextrin sounds like a worthy experiment. ...

Maltodextrin sounds like a worthy experiment. Sounds like I could boil and ferment in primary as usual then rack into 2 3 gallon secondarys, use one as the control and the other a Matlodextrin...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-27-2007, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,493
Posted By syankey
How can I get that Nice Creamy Taste

Okay, I'm now on my 8th batch of extract with seeping grains. I want to work out my consistency and get my procedures down before I make the jump to all grain (hopefully this fall/winter). I've...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-15-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By syankey
Sounds like a plan....I'll be sure to post my...

Sounds like a plan....I'll be sure to post my results in another week or so.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-15-2007, 03:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By syankey
Please excuse my non exact terms. I used the...

Please excuse my non exact terms. I used the premeasured priming sugar that came with my kit. I think it's the corn sugar...probably 3/4 cup or so...small baggie. I did bottle almost every last...
Forum: General Techniques 06-15-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,625
Posted By syankey
I'm still pretty new to this thing. Just started...

I'm still pretty new to this thing. Just started checking this board and posting a few days ago. I've only got 2 bottled and drank batches under my belt, and I'm still using extract with specialty...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-14-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By syankey
Thanks to all. I used White Labs WLP001...

Thanks to all. I used White Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast. It's what the guy at my local brewshop recommened. I think I will drop a bit of yeast into the bottles this weeks just as an...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-14-2007, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By syankey
Thanks

Thank you. When I posted this question I was at work and didn't have a whole lot of time to search the board for this topic. My bottles are kept a pretty constant 73 degrees since they are on the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-13-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By syankey
Steam Beer No Carbonation In Bottle 2 Weeks

Still new to breweing. Have successfully brewed and bottle two batchs I have been very happy with. Tried a Steam Beer recently and am getting very little carbonation in bottle. It's been 3 weeks...
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