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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By foyboy
15 gal. is a go!

That little bit of time to make sure you don't boil it over pays off with an extra 5 gallons of beer.!!I just started doing 15 with 20 gal.pot but before last batch I never used Fermcap but I bought...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By foyboy
best tool

No it doesn't work for that kind of stuff ,but you can sit across the kitchen and put the red dot on a 2 L flask and see it get to 211 so you can quick turn it down.Before it boils over.Find drafts...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By foyboy
Best brewing tool....

I bought a cheapy infered thermometer out of a bin at Sears and I have got to tell everyone that it is the most useful thing in "MY" tool box.It seems to work perfect for carboy temps,starter,yeast...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-15-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By foyboy
big lager

No, I do know how to brew a lager but the fact that my stepped up starters with wl833 were not looking healthy that I decided to go to wyeast munich lager .My starters if healthy and by the looks of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By foyboy
Big Lager Woes

Made a 7.5 gal.batch of Celebrator+Dopple ,,Sg of 1.092! Extra 1/2 # maple sugar-1/2# DME -extra # 2 row and a good concoction mash, hit all steps then 156 for an hour. But my WL 833 starters did'nt...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-13-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By foyboy
Overflow!

Had a little problem with overflow racking my 6 week old Gruagach Scottish ale from my 6 gal. carboy in to a corny keg .I purged the keg and started siphoning then I let it overflow and tilted it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-08-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By foyboy
Yeast problem

The problem is after stepping it up I still see no growth.But I have not checked SG as I didnt realize till it was dumped that the layer of yeast was 1/32" <,,,,
less than it was before 24 hours on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-08-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By foyboy
And if they don't?

2 WL833 no Psst at all? Now I am having a problem with starter growth.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-08-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By foyboy
Yeast PSST.

Should all vials open with a PSST? WL833?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-08-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By foyboy
Celebrator

That said should I make one more 2L wort and pour on decanted yeast flask to just sit instead of chilling in fridge , while the other flask is on stirplate?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-08-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By foyboy
I guess I am not CELEBRATORING

I Have been trying to step up 2 vials of WL 833 to do 7.5 gal. Celebrator dopplebock but I am starting to think something is wrong! First off my first
2L didn't have much 1/8" best yeast at the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-08-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By foyboy
833

I have made 3 dopplebocks with it before and it is anything but fast. You should be bringing the temp up a few degrees for a few days about 10degrees for a few days to rest and then let it slowly go...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-06-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By foyboy
dual mash tuns

Why dont you build up another 10 gallon cooler and run 2 mash tuns at the same time . I am also at that same stage but I am not sure what to do about my other cooler that only holds 10 gals. and i...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-25-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By foyboy
Comparing 2 Fermentations

Since I bought a 20 gal. brew pot I have been doing 10+ gallon batches and splitting them in half into 2 6-1/2 gal. carboys.I do a 2000ml starter with O2on a stirplate at least a full day maybe 2...
Forum: For Sale 01-31-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By foyboy
I would think about 30

I would think about 30
Forum: For Sale 01-30-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By foyboy
10 gal.boilermaker

I have a slightly used 10 gal.blichman -thermo-sight glass-3 pcs.valve -lid in SE PA , Looking to buy a 20 gal. so i would like 200 + shipping
Larry
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-27-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By foyboy
Blichmann

My 10 gallon is at the curb! I am going to buy a 20 on Sunday.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-09-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By foyboy
I guess I am just rambling ! I follow what your...

I guess I am just rambling ! I follow what your sayingbut I am just weary of a faster yeast .My brew went perfect ---Alesmith IPA recipe Grains 152@90 min----boil 90 min--------F Flight bittering...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-08-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By foyboy
What I mean is it seems the faster San Diego...

What I mean is it seems the faster San Diego yeast just might make it (too) clean.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By foyboy
AleSmith IPA w/ San Diego yeast

I am trying to push a batch of AleSmith IPA using WL San Diego Super yeast.Was wondering if the fast fermenting WL Super yeast will ferment out so fast that I will miss on all the flavor and be left...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-01-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By foyboy
Brand?

Brand?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-01-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By foyboy
No, I did everything correct, and it still BTFU !...

No, I did everything correct, and it still BTFU ! I could just imagine what could happen with people standing all around the thing and it blowing up .I have a serious welt and two black fingernails ....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-31-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By foyboy
CO2 cartridge mishap

Brand new CO2 cartridge injector BTFU! Still not sure what happened but I have one hellofawelt on my gut and a black fingernail.I do have broken plastic where the brass 1/4" fitting goes in. Anyone...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,140
Posted By foyboy
C.p.a.

I'd brew a CPA and think about how the IRS could say you are spending too much on advertisement (free beer) and meals & entertainment (free beer) but I like it has been said Don't listen to us !!!...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-04-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By foyboy
Osama beer names

Was going to do a batch this weekend and I would like to celebrate UBL death! The new drink Usama (2 shots and a splash) is great but I want 5gallons of beer to remember the occasion by. Ballistic...
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