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Forum: General Techniques 07-30-2006, 06:47 PM
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Posted By leif.
I was able to complete my two chillers, and so...

I was able to complete my two chillers, and so far the one I have used works very well. Without an active fermentation in it I was able to get it down to 44.2 F with a room temperature of 85 F. ...
Forum: General Techniques 07-16-2006, 08:23 AM
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Posted By leif.
In the San Diego area I was able to find the...

In the San Diego area I was able to find the extruded polystrene at Dixieline. It was called foil 2 sides, it has a thin foil like layer on the outside, it has cut and glued fine so far.

I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-15-2006, 08:53 AM
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Posted By leif.
That makes sense. I can get the nec. CO2 parts...

That makes sense. I can get the nec. CO2 parts in the next week or two.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-14-2006, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By leif.
OK, I understand no priming sugar needed with...

OK, I understand no priming sugar needed with CO2, but I have a batch in secondary ready to be kegged. I haven't put together the frdige/CO2 system, so would I be ok priming the batch as usual...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-25-2006, 05:43 AM
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Posted By leif.
I had a similar occurrence with my...

I had a similar occurrence with my oatmeal-imperial just this week. A 1.092 OG (brother wanted it around 10%), the fermentation hit 79 during one of the days.

I got it cooled back down to an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2006, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By leif.
Sounds like the bottling bucket was used as a...

Sounds like the bottling bucket was used as a secondary?

You would need to get the priming agent well distributed, and to do that in the secondary you would need to stir more, maybe getting more...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-09-2006, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By leif.
I'm with Pumbaa. After I get a good boil going I...

I'm with Pumbaa. After I get a good boil going I move the pot off the active burner and add the ME then return it to the heat after its good and dissolved. I'm trying to avoid the direct contact...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2006, 02:53 AM
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Posted By leif.
I would agree with some extra extract, wether dry...

I would agree with some extra extract, wether dry or liquid to bring it up a bit. And sometimes some extra hops, although thats a personal thing. My first was a prehopped IPA kit that I added 3...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2006, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By leif.
I toss them all in and just pour the wort in...

I toss them all in and just pour the wort in carefully to not get much off the bottom. With the primary and secondary I get pretty clear beer in the end.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By leif.
I didnt do a full boil; I boiled about 2.5...

I didnt do a full boil; I boiled about 2.5 gallons of water plus the extracts then topped off the fermenter to the 5 gallon mark. In the next batches should I go a little above the 5 gallon mark to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2006, 07:08 AM
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Posted By leif.
Yeah, I wish I checked the name on the yeast too,...

Yeah, I wish I checked the name on the yeast too, ive been trying to . It seemed viable to me when I hydrated it.

I think it was about 75 when i took the first gravity reading before pitching, so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2006, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By leif.
Timeline.

Hello all, long time reader, first time poster.

I was curious to get some impressions of how batch number one is progressing. Its a Coopers pre-hopped IPA extract (3.75 lbs) with a light DME (3...
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