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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-16-2014, 05:28 PM
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Posted By cjhammel
I'm not sure what I would do with this but I...

I'm not sure what I would do with this but I would like the opportunity to have to figure that out.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-12-2014, 11:47 PM
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Posted By cjhammel
Sign me up

Sign me up
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By cjhammel
I'm in like Flynn

I'm in like Flynn
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-22-2013, 03:36 PM
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Posted By cjhammel
Can I win this time.

Can I win this time.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-20-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,598
Posted By cjhammel
I got a good deal on some 3 pin lock kegs about...

I got a good deal on some 3 pin lock kegs about 10 years ago ($15 a pop) and had them camped out in my basement for about 7 years before my wife got me a basic kegging setup (CO2 tank,regulator and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-20-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By cjhammel
Enjoy, that is what the set it and forget it...

Enjoy,

that is what the set it and forget it is all about. Once you pick your serving temp and CO2 volumes use the calculator set the regulator wait for it to carb then pour and drink. You...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-13-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By cjhammel
You could try some gelatin if you want to try and...

You could try some gelatin if you want to try and clear your beer.

This works best in the secondary or keg but you can dump it right in the primary, and even better if the beer is very cold. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-13-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By cjhammel
How long did you leave the beer in the fermenter?...

How long did you leave the beer in the fermenter? I have found that leaving my beer in the fermenter for 3-6 weeks help clean up some of these off flavors. The first 3-5 days are the most critical...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-13-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By cjhammel
The most reliable method here is to let the...

The most reliable method here is to let the fermentation finish then add priming sugar to the keg like you would be bottle conditioning. That way you will not over carb the beer. You can use a keg...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-13-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By cjhammel
If you are aging in the keg then you do not need...

If you are aging in the keg then you do not need to refrigerate the keg just keep it in a cool place. Rack the beer into the keg seal and add 30 psi of CO2 release the relief valve do this 3-4...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-27-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By cjhammel
I had did this same problem. What I did is to...

I had did this same problem. What I did is to dissemble the tap clean and cover all the services that make contact with some keg lube. Keep it thin. I also have a squirt bottle of Star-San handy...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-22-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,524
Posted By cjhammel
Store the hops in an air tight container in the...

Store the hops in an air tight container in the freezer. They are fresh for about 6-9 months after that start losing some of their flavor. What I do is every few months I make a kitchen sink brew. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By cjhammel
I also disassemble and clean my faucets between...

I also disassemble and clean my faucets between every keg and sometimes with the same keg if its been awhile since I poured out of that tap.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By cjhammel
I don't think there is a homebrewer around that...

I don't think there is a homebrewer around that hasn't broken at least one hydrometer. I have been paranoid of doing this I fill up a graduated cylinder and measure from there also great for tasting...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By cjhammel
2000W is can be converted to 6824 BTU/h. It...

2000W is can be converted to 6824 BTU/h.
It takes 1,178.6 BTUs to bring 1 gallon of water from 70 to 212 in one hour.
so by dividing 6824/1179 you get 5.8

This means that it will take you 1...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-15-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By cjhammel
This subject perked my interest I had to look it...

This subject perked my interest I had to look it up. I found that red color comes from the Betalain pigment. I found that Betalain is degraded by high heat and time. So it looks like a long boil...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 10-14-2013, 07:32 PM
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Posted By cjhammel
Finished drinking my first keg of this everyone...

Finished drinking my first keg of this everyone who tasted said it was a winner. Will be brewing this one again.

Here is how it turned out for me.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-10-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 69,844
Posted By cjhammel
I want one.

I want one.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-07-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By cjhammel
If you are getting good pours with the picnic tap...

If you are getting good pours with the picnic tap but not with the Perlick I would guess that your beverage line is to short. You do not have enough back pressure to keep the CO2 in suspension. I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-07-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By cjhammel
Yes you can put 3 gallons in a 5 gallon keg. You...

Yes you can put 3 gallons in a 5 gallon keg. You will end up using more CO2 to purge your kegs. What you want to do after you fill the keg is put about 30PSI of CO2 on the keg check for leaks. Turn...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-28-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,732
Posted By cjhammel
Make sure you also support her hobbies. I built...

Make sure you also support her hobbies. I built my wife a craft room and I do not question her spending on her craft hobby. Other than to ask what she is making now.
My wife also sees the big...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By cjhammel
Like most things in homebrewing you need to...

Like most things in homebrewing you need to remember patience. It takes time for CO2 to dissolve in beer. My recommendation would be use the set it and forget it method of carbonation. (There are...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-30-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By cjhammel
To truly measure your efficiency you want to make...

To truly measure your efficiency you want to make sure you also measure your volumes both pre-boil and into the fermenter volumes. I created a dip stick for my kettle so I can watch my boil (I would...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-29-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 61,629
Posted By cjhammel
Ok I'm going to win something now.

Ok I'm going to win something now.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-31-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By cjhammel
What a great helper, brew up some root beer for...

What a great helper, brew up some root beer for her.
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