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Forum: Brew Science 04-21-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,332
Posted By wanabeer
Awesome new forum (at least new to me), great...

Awesome new forum (at least new to me), great idea!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-21-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By wanabeer
I heard from my LHBS that if you drop the keg on...

I heard from my LHBS that if you drop the keg on the floor from about six inches height that the carbonation will come out of suspension quite readily, I haven't tried this yet though.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-16-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By wanabeer
Great question

I have this problem with my bucket in a bucket lauter tun especially with pilsner malt it seems. I have always just used a small strainer and stirred my boil kettle through the strainer with a large...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-15-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,742
Posted By wanabeer
Two different things

Flaked corn is much less processed and is probably 100% corn, unlike (I suspect) corn flakes. I would be afraid of corn flakes gumming up your sparging process. By the way, I have brewed this beer a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,508
Posted By wanabeer
I wouldn't cold crash it.

I think cold crashing is usually used for force carbonation. The most important part in cold crashing is the cold. Preferably, you should slowly reduce the temp down to about 38 degrees. Ideally...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-05-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By wanabeer
If your OG is good then I say go for it. Write...

If your OG is good then I say go for it. Write down what you did just in case you really like the beer when it finishes.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-05-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By wanabeer
Can you check for conversion using the iodine...

Can you check for conversion using the iodine test or hydrometer?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By wanabeer
let it carbonate warm

At refrigerator temp your beer will carbonate extremely slowly if at all (probably not at all). If you used corn sugar to prime your bottles the higher temps will not change the flavor of your beer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-01-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By wanabeer
OK, sounds good to me!

I'll just go for it. Thanks for the quick reply.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-01-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By wanabeer
Do I need to step mash pilsen malt?

I am brewing my first lager today and I am using about 10% pilsen malt along with the other grains like pale malt and flaked maize. Do I need to step mash the pilsen malt? I certainly can if I need...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-04-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,834
Posted By wanabeer
I am currently using this method with good...

I am currently using this method with good results. The idea of batch sparging in a cooler just never appealed to me (it's a perception thing, I'm sure).

Anyway, I was desperate to try my first...
Forum: General Techniques 02-17-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By wanabeer
A HLT made of a 5-gallon bucket

This should get me by for awhile. I have a bucket that I am currently drilling holes in the bottom of, which I will then put into my spigotted ale pail to sparge with. Has anybody tried this? I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-15-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By wanabeer
5 gallon primary for a 5 gallon batch?

I am in the market for a new carboy since I lost one to stupidity (thermal shock). I was wondering what people thought about the method of primary fermentation using a five gallon carboy for a five...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-11-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,131
Posted By wanabeer
I absolutely love IPA's but it took me some time...

I absolutely love IPA's but it took me some time to warm up to them. I don't think anybody likes them at first, considering that we were all brought up on BMC.
I like my IPA to be dry and not too...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-08-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By wanabeer
Disregard this message it is overly complicated!

I would like to attempt an in depth explanation just for anyone who might be interested: In pure distilled water the hydrogen ions [H+] and the hydroxide molecules [HO-] are in complete balance. When...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-06-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,075
Posted By wanabeer
I have noticed recently that I have to give the...

I have noticed recently that I have to give the beer at least two weeks in the primary to avoid low body and not to mention off-flavors.
Forum: General Techniques 02-03-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,474
Posted By wanabeer
Thanks all, since you mentioned it I realized...

Thanks all, since you mentioned it I realized that there has been one variable that I've changed and that is the length of time that the beer has sat in the primary. It seems that before I had this...
Forum: General Techniques 02-02-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,474
Posted By wanabeer
I guess more on the solventy side. I think I'll...

I guess more on the solventy side. I think I'll just clean the heck out of my carboys with bleach and probably replace my bottling bucket to see if that takes care of it.
Forum: General Techniques 02-02-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,474
Posted By wanabeer
Nope more like a rubber stopper type of taste

And the beer seems real low on carbonation too, but it's only bottle conditioned for one week.
Forum: General Techniques 02-02-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,474
Posted By wanabeer
What's with this rubbery taste?!

I've searched this site and some other sites and I haven't been able to get a grasp on it yet. Does anyone know what could cause a strong rubbery taste in my brews. From what I gathered so far it...
Forum: General Techniques 01-08-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,926
Posted By wanabeer
Wow, thanks that is fascinating! Too bad I got...

Wow, thanks that is fascinating! Too bad I got impatient and pitched my yeast in part sugar and LME already, DOH! I should probably consider it lesson learned and get some new yeast then, eh?
Forum: General Techniques 01-07-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,926
Posted By wanabeer
Is corn sugar ok to use for a starter?

I want to brew a 5 gallon, partial mash London Porter tomorrow. And I thought I would try a starter. I have a 35 ml vial of London Ale Yeast.
I was thinking I would use a mason jar and add...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-02-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By wanabeer
Well that went quite badly!

It seemed like such a good idea when I saw it on the endcap at the LHBS. I bought a Fermtech Auto-Siphon for 3/8" regular carboys/pails/jugs, but there was a problem. It neglected to say on the...
Forum: Brewing Software 11-24-2007, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By wanabeer
Thanks, all!

I am so glad I have this forum to draw knowledge from. I'll just be sure to return the favor in the future. I'll go for the Beersmith!
Forum: Brewing Software 11-24-2007, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By wanabeer
I just finished my first partial mash!

Whew! I'm tired, but it was worth it for the satisfaction of learning how to mash my own grain. Of course the true test will come when I taste the finished product. I am completely addicted to...
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