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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-13-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By TheBaconator
Your recipe overall looks fine. You may need a...

Your recipe overall looks fine. You may need a lot more pumpkin. I made a 5 gallon pumpkin saison with 4lbs of pumpkin in the mash and I couldn't taste the pumpkin in the finished product at all. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By TheBaconator
Yup, that's what I use and it works for me. ...

Yup, that's what I use and it works for me.

http://www.amazon.com/Fermometer-Adhesive-Strip-Thermometer/dp/tech-data/B004B4TS1S
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-09-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By TheBaconator
I actually haven't ever brewed with acid malt. ...

I actually haven't ever brewed with acid malt. I've heard from other folks in my homebrew club its not quite the same as actually souring your wort. Not that it's bad necessarily, think hot...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By TheBaconator
Is this how it is suppose to look, and should...

Is this how it is suppose to look, and should have it been more active?
* Looks fine to me. Every fermentation is going to be a bit different. If you're really nervous about it you could take a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By TheBaconator
You bottle when fermentation is complete. The...

You bottle when fermentation is complete. The best way to tell is have two gravity readings with no change(Although i don't think most people do this). Airlock activity isn't really a great way to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By TheBaconator
If you fermented too hot it would probable...

If you fermented too hot it would probable ferment more vigorously. In that case you normally get a lower FG but stronger alcohol flavors. So I don't think that's what happened. Fermenting too...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By TheBaconator
I'd just give it more time. Airlock activity is...

I'd just give it more time. Airlock activity is not a good indicator of fermentation. It is possible that the airlock isn't on all the way or that there isn't a perfect seal on the bucket(if you're...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By TheBaconator
Looks great to me. When in doubt you can always...

Looks great to me. When in doubt you can always run it through again. You can grind it as fine as you want as long as you throw some rice hulls in there.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-09-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By TheBaconator
How much priming sugar did you add/what size...

How much priming sugar did you add/what size batch did you make/how long was your primary?

I may try another beer also. When you're bottling beer quality can really vary from bottle to bottle.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By TheBaconator
If you can avoid moving it that's certainly...

If you can avoid moving it that's certainly better. But there are a few things to watch out for.

- Beer getting light struck(Skunked) - Keep it out of the sun while moving, so keep it under a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-03-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,855
Posted By TheBaconator
It'll probably be fine. Not to say it wouldn't...

It'll probably be fine. Not to say it wouldn't be better if you were able to pick a temp and stick to it. You probably won't notice any off flavors unless you were to do one right side by side and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By TheBaconator
What pressure is the keg set to and how long is...

What pressure is the keg set to and how long is your beer line?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,581
Posted By TheBaconator
I didn't use teflon tape on mine. The only metal...

I didn't use teflon tape on mine. The only metal on metal fittings I have are where the shank meets the faucet and where the co2 tank meets the regulator. Both rely on rubber seals on the inside to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By TheBaconator
+1 on JRems. You could try to take it apart and...

+1 on JRems. You could try to take it apart and see if there are any worn seals in there, but I'd just get a new lid and call it a day. I haven't seen that sort of relief valve either.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-27-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By TheBaconator
That actually looks pretty awesome. Normally I'd...

That actually looks pretty awesome. Normally I'd be worried about the high-alpha hops overwhelming the subtle spiciness that you'll get from Belgian blonde yeasts, but in those amounts it looks like...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-27-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By TheBaconator
Well you could always get flaked maize/corn from...

Well you could always get flaked maize/corn from your lhbs. You can just mash it right away. I've used it up to %20 just to lighten the body of some beers. It's worked well in that context but if...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,417
Posted By TheBaconator
I think the standard design for most...

I think the standard design for most freezers/fridges is for all the lines to be in the back. That being said drilling through the door is always a safe bet.

You could definitely add two single...
Forum: Soda Making 01-27-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By TheBaconator
Whoopsy daisy! Sorry for the confusion, was...

Whoopsy daisy! Sorry for the confusion, was browsing the unanswered threads and didn't realize this question was on the soda making forum. My advice is for beer making. I tried to delete my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-26-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By TheBaconator
As far as your fermentation goes, I'd give it two...

As far as your fermentation goes, I'd give it two weeks in the primary and take a gravity reading. That's the only way to know for sure that your beer is fermenting out the way you want it to.

As...
Forum: Soda Making 01-26-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By TheBaconator
Yeah that's a good idea. I actually bought a...

Yeah that's a good idea. I actually bought a bunch of empty bottles at one point so I just stored them in the boxes they came in during conditioning.

It's also good to make sure primary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-06-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,688
Posted By TheBaconator
I pour it in a plastic bucket, put the lid on and...

I pour it in a plastic bucket, put the lid on and shake it up real good. I always primary in plastic buckets because it's easier to dump your wort in there and they're much easier to clean(no need...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By TheBaconator
Always leave adequate headspace in the fermenter....

Always leave adequate headspace in the fermenter. About 25% is good for most beers but Belgians and wheat beers will need %33 or so. This is going to fix most of your problems here, but a blow off...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By TheBaconator
1. Either is fine. I'd probably let it age in...

1. Either is fine. I'd probably let it age in the bottle, that way after it has sat for a few months you don't have additional steps to go through to have it ready to drink. A beer ageing in a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-09-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By TheBaconator
I would guess that if you did exclusively lemon...

I would guess that if you did exclusively lemon juice it would be exceedingly sour. I think i would make a light wort, or use some light malt extract to have more fermentables and keep the flavor...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By TheBaconator
You should be fine. It sounds like the airlock...

You should be fine. It sounds like the airlock was partially on so it's doing its job. You just want the bottom of the bell shaped piece to be submerged in your sanitizing solution. Even if it...
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