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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 05:18 PM
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Posted By patthebrewer
kegs are always a good investment if for nothing...

kegs are always a good investment if for nothing else, than their versatility. Obviously, for dispensing beer.....but also are great as fementers, brite tanks (with diffusion stone or with out),...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 04:27 PM
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Posted By patthebrewer
I've never had that happen:confused:. Could it be...

I've never had that happen:confused:. Could it be that there is more water in your MT due to a slower flow during recirculation at mash out(possibly a grain buildup in your outflow), and what your...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-14-2014, 10:41 PM
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Posted By patthebrewer
Nope!!! Give it a swing and if it's good...name...

Nope!!! Give it a swing and if it's good...name the new style after yourself, and claim your the first one to brew it.;)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By patthebrewer
Don't sweat it so much....you probably didn't do...

Don't sweat it so much....you probably didn't do much damage.

Been in a few breweries;)...most people would be surprised to know that lots of "oxidation" occurs in commercially produced beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By patthebrewer
Also its a good idea to sanitize your extra water...

Also its a good idea to sanitize your extra water prior to dumping it in the fermenter. Just boil and cool it on the side in another pot.:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By patthebrewer
Personally for that style I would set my kego at...

Personally for that style I would set my kego at 12 psi at 38 degrees.

Also a tip.
The best thing you can do to your kego is check the beer line length. The usual length included is somewhere...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By patthebrewer
Chlorine is an easy fix....1/2 campden tab will...

Chlorine is an easy fix....1/2 campden tab will eliminate the chlorine, and the much harder to get rid of chloramine. Plus it adds some sulfates which can be desirable in some styles. I never brew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By patthebrewer
Yup....Riverhorse glass. I believe they affix...

Yup....Riverhorse glass. I believe they affix their labels with some kind of atomic molecular process. Not even a four day soak in b-brite will get the D*mn things off!!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By patthebrewer
Definitely don't soak the cocoa nibs in...

Definitely don't soak the cocoa nibs in STARSAN:cross:


You can however just toss them in your primary....or as an alt. (if you are kegging) toss them in the keg in a muslin bag.:mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2014, 09:06 PM
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Posted By patthebrewer
Mmmm....Samples:drunk:

Mmmm....Samples:drunk:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2014, 09:05 PM
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Posted By patthebrewer
Totally agree!:D

Totally agree!:D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By patthebrewer
Starsan cleans copper SHINY!!! A quick run with...

Starsan cleans copper SHINY!!! A quick run with star san ought to clean it:)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 116
Posted By patthebrewer
Not terrible difficult I've used this method...

Not terrible difficult I've used this method before for bottles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZustoJ67p2w
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By patthebrewer
No need to transfer to secondary. What ever you...

No need to transfer to secondary. What ever you do definitely harvest from primary. Not sure if you've done it before but it's easy :Dcheck out post #5
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By patthebrewer
+1

+1
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 08:23 PM
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Posted By patthebrewer
Similar concept to a jockey box......it'll work...

Similar concept to a jockey box......it'll work as long as you keep your water real cold (ice water bath), and keep your flow of wort slow.:D

Nice handle BTW ;o)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By patthebrewer
Is it threaded like a mason jar, for a lid....do...

Is it threaded like a mason jar, for a lid....do you have the lid? If so drill a hole in the lid, and add a hose barb for a blow off. You can pick up the fittings pretty cheap at probably any home...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,633
Posted By patthebrewer
How positive are you about your mash temps...i.e....

How positive are you about your mash temps...i.e. how controlled were your temps. Are you sure it wasn't higher than you thought?

As has already been mentioned, 160 is a bit high and will yield...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By patthebrewer
Hey sometimes, mistakes can be really really...

Hey sometimes, mistakes can be really really good!! :mug:

I stumbled on a couple of my best recipes because I couldn't secure the "Right" ingredients......The best thing is you already have low...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-06-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By patthebrewer
Could the "Taste" be a flat beer taste? You said...

Could the "Taste" be a flat beer taste? You said it's only for the first pour, of beer that's been sitting in the lines for a while. Also depending on your psi, 6 ft may be a little short. Causeing...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By patthebrewer
What I said comes from experience drawn changing...

What I said comes from experience drawn changing endless syrup tanks in my high school fast food jobs..........not wiiling to admit what decade that was though;)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-31-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By patthebrewer
Ah yes the age old question....well it's as...

Ah yes the age old question....well it's as simple as do you prefer coke or pepsi :D

Seriously, Pinlocks are shorter and slightly squatter, ball locks are taller and thinner, which will impact how...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-28-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By patthebrewer
who'd you buy it from??

who'd you buy it from??
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-27-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By patthebrewer
+1 I had the same problem until I balanced...

+1

I had the same problem until I balanced my lines, now I start at a min of ten feet.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-27-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By patthebrewer
Switch to perlick 525ss faucets you'll never look...

Switch to perlick 525ss faucets you'll never look back!!

Price is soon forgotten...quality is remembered:)


http://www.amazon.com/Perlick-525SS-Stainless-Steel-Faucet/dp/B0033BTPCM
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