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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2014, 04:48 AM
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Posted By GASoline71
#13 Sniffing airlocks will make you sterile. ...

#13 Sniffing airlocks will make you sterile. :drunk:

In all seriousness... just leave your fermenting beer alone. Let the yeast do their thing. Leave it be for 14 days. Yes... 14 days! ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By GASoline71
Funny how most "mistakes" in this hobby can...

Funny how most "mistakes" in this hobby can actually turn out great beers. Congrats!

Gary
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By GASoline71
I do the exact same thing. Works just fine...

I do the exact same thing. Works just fine without "shaking" or "rolling" the keg.

One thing about force carbing though... the beer is still not fully conditioned. The beers you drink at 5 days...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By GASoline71
Use a bucket fermenter. It has a handle, a...

Use a bucket fermenter. It has a handle, a secure lid, and a nice flat bottom. Not to mention bucket fermenters are super easy to clean, and they are cheap! No need to "rack" anything. I brew at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By GASoline71
Did you oxygenate the wort? Give the fermenter a...

Did you oxygenate the wort? Give the fermenter a shake?

Gary
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By GASoline71
This ^^^ Then all you have to do is rinse...

This ^^^

Then all you have to do is rinse them out good, and flip them upside down on a rack to dry.

Gary
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By GASoline71
I mix up 5 gallons of distilled water with...

I mix up 5 gallons of distilled water with Star-san in an old fermenter bucket. I just fill my spray bottles from there. I also use it to soak keg lines, taps, auto siphons, air locks, etc.... Just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By GASoline71
Don't "scrub" the bucket. If you scratch the...

Don't "scrub" the bucket. If you scratch the inside of it you might as well use it as a gardening bucket. :drunk:

Just cuz it has a slight odor of "beer" doesn't mean it's not clean. I soak...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By GASoline71
How long was it in the primary? Most wheat beers...

How long was it in the primary? Most wheat beers can be done as early as 10 days without the need of a secondary. But I let mine go 14 days in the primary. The bubbles are nothing to worry about. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By GASoline71
Growing barley is one thing... malting it is...

Growing barley is one thing... malting it is another.

As far as yeasts go... You could always do an open coolship and invite wild yeasts. :)
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By GASoline71
Buckets are cheap... I'd grab another one. :) ...

Buckets are cheap... I'd grab another one. :)

Gary
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By GASoline71
We were all there at one time or another. ...

We were all there at one time or another.

What was being told to me by my LHBS guy, and what I was reading here was 2 completely different animals. So I went with what I learned here... I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By GASoline71
If the recipe you're brewing calls for a dry hop...

If the recipe you're brewing calls for a dry hop in 7 days... by all means huck 'em in there. :) Butr I think it might be a tad early.

But... I'll offer this... you can do it or not... up to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By GASoline71
I just kegged an Amber ale that never had any...

I just kegged an Amber ale that never had any airlock activity... the bucket lid was not on all the way. Brewed up just fine. The pressure all went out of the bucket lid where it didn't seal.. I've...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By GASoline71
I'd wait another 10 to 12 days before I'd check...

I'd wait another 10 to 12 days before I'd check anything. Be patient... the yeasties are working.

Gary
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,518
Posted By GASoline71
Hop residue will come off with a paper towel or...

Hop residue will come off with a paper towel or spoft sponge if you fill the pot with hot water and let it soak for a half an hour. EZPZ... :)

Been brewing with the same aluminum pot for 3.5...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By GASoline71
You'll also need to make a yeast starter... or...

You'll also need to make a yeast starter... or pitch at least 2 packs of yeast.

Gary
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By GASoline71
I always get a funky melon/passionfruit flavor...

I always get a funky melon/passionfruit flavor from Citra. I like it... but think that too much of it would kill your IPA.

Straight from Hopunions website: Strong citrus and tropical tones of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By GASoline71
Sweet! Good luck! :) Gary

Sweet! Good luck! :)

Gary
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By GASoline71
I hope you like melon and gooseberries. :) ...

I hope you like melon and gooseberries. :) That's what you'll get with Citra, and Galaxy...

If you "boost" the alcohol... you might get an unwanted alcohol back flavor. For your first beer......
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By GASoline71
So youre doing BIAB? Or plan on actually mashing...

So youre doing BIAB? Or plan on actually mashing the grains in a vessel like a cooler?

You could ask the LHBS to just tone back the hops in their IPA kits. Most IPA's are just 2-row and a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By GASoline71
It's just the way it is with extracts. Like...

It's just the way it is with extracts. Like mentioned above... try boiling 1/3 of your extract for the full boil, and then adding the last 2/3 extract at either 10 minutes left in the boil, or at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By GASoline71
I use a plain ol' heating pad wrapped with a...

I use a plain ol' heating pad wrapped with a bungee cord on my buckets. Works like a charm. Best used during the cold months though. The pads have 6 heat settings and I can set them to shut off...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-07-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By GASoline71
No need to make it more difficult. You can leave...

No need to make it more difficult. You can leave it in the primary, and then cold crash it for a couple of days to settle out the remaining yeasties and stuff before racking to the keg. Just hold...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-07-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By GASoline71
Do you have all the equipment for all grain? If...

Do you have all the equipment for all grain? If so... do it! :)

The ingredients are about 20 dollars cheaper per batch than extract. That's about all the "savings" you will see.

Gary
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