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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Dennis1979
Whether needed or not I keep the secondary in the...

Whether needed or not I keep the secondary in the swamp cooler with water. I try to keep it at 70 to 75 which may require a frozen bottle or two in the summer but its not a big deal compared to the...
Forum: Introductions 06-13-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,611
Posted By Dennis1979
I just noticed this post but it has been...

I just noticed this post but it has been interesting to read. I too am one of those Americans of Irish decent that cannot wait to "go home". My Dad's family came here a long time ago but was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dennis1979
I started brewing a little less than a year ago...

I started brewing a little less than a year ago and what I have learned is that brewing beer is one of those things that is just a continual learning experience. The things Iím learning at this point...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-20-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By Dennis1979
I agree. The blowoff problem will occur in the...

I agree. The blowoff problem will occur in the first few days so after the activity starts to slow down, put in a regular airlock. If you have gunk in your blow off tube it will be much easier to get...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-20-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,950
Posted By Dennis1979
I agree with not using a lid otherwise you get...

I agree with not using a lid otherwise you get dimethyl sulfide and potentially bad boilovers. Most kitchen stoves don't have the horsepower and BTU's to boil that much volume. Either do a smaller...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-20-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,867
Posted By Dennis1979
On my first couple of brews I was short volume in...

On my first couple of brews I was short volume in the secondary. Afraid of oxidation due to the open space, I added pre-boiled and cooled down water. If you are only talking about a little bit of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-19-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By Dennis1979
I got this idea from someone else on this board. ...

I got this idea from someone else on this board.

You can use one of those 3-piece plastic airlocks to make your blow-off tube. Use only the main body of the airlock. On the bottom of the airlock...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,557
Posted By Dennis1979
I'm one of the ones that did this before and...

I'm one of the ones that did this before and posted a question about it here. I did all the research and as you have figured out already, no mercury no lead. I always strain my wort so no pellets or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-08-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Dennis1979
Most basic starterís kits are good and will give...

Most basic starterís kits are good and will give you exactly what you need. You can easily grow from there should you desire but a person can brew beer great his whole life with beginners equipment....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-08-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,652
Posted By Dennis1979
You know, if you have been married long enough,...

You know, if you have been married long enough, spit or swallow you don't really care as long as your getting action.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-08-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,652
Posted By Dennis1979
I remember that but wouldn't know where to find...

I remember that but wouldn't know where to find that post. After seeing it though, it gave me an idea that has worked well for me. I took a smaller section of hose, about 18" - 24", and attached a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-08-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Dennis1979
I agree. That's how you cool her down. It's...

I agree. That's how you cool her down.

It's generally better to boil more than less and boiling with only 2 gallons seems awful small, but I can't speak to the possiblity that perhaps your recipe...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Dennis1979
Good point. I like Wyeast products and I know...

Good point. I like Wyeast products and I know they have Kolsch yeast. I may give that a try instead. Here is an issue. I made a batch of Kolsch a few months back and it has an extrodinarily high...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Dennis1979
Yes, sorry, 1tsp.

Yes, sorry, 1tsp.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Dennis1979
Yes, I guess I never really paid attention to the...

Yes, I guess I never really paid attention to the terminology. I have always done it this way since first brew. Shown to me by another brewer.

I know what you mean about learning. For me the term...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Dennis1979
I guess it would be called steeping but kind of...

I guess it would be called steeping but kind of like a partial mash.

I've used those grains in the past. I have to keep the temperature constant during the steep. I use iodine to test to see the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Dennis1979
Would You Guys Review My Recipe For Me?

Heretofore I have been using recipes developed by others but on my next brew I am thinking about using a recipe I put together myself. I have no problem using other peopleís recipes, itís just that,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-04-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Dennis1979
I wouldn't use them. Grains don't last but a few...

I wouldn't use them. Grains don't last but a few weeks after grinding so after 8 years I'm sure they have nothing left to offer. Who knows about the sugar but I am sure it could have problems after...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-04-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Dennis1979
I have a couple of thoughts. One is that I must...

I have a couple of thoughts. One is that I must tell you how impressed I am with your problem solving abilities. Anybody who thinks along those lines is my kind of people. Your gonna go far my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,499
Posted By Dennis1979
As everyone said, boil more. That is if you have...

As everyone said, boil more. That is if you have a big enough pot. I don't think you have to get the evap % exact. I would err on the small side. Too much wort would not be desired. Get close and if...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Dennis1979
That's why homebrew is so much better than...

That's why homebrew is so much better than commercial beer. The commercial guys have a much different focus which is to get the materials they buy turned into beer and sold as soon as possible....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Dennis1979
Sounds like something is wrong. No turkey fryin'...

Sounds like something is wrong. No turkey fryin' burner is going to be that weak.

Stupid question but, is the gas bottle full?

Is there perhaps a problem with the gas line or something messing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Dennis1979
I have a burner that was originally part of a...

I have a burner that was originally part of a turkey frying kit. I have no idea how many btu's etc but it flames up like a damn rocket about to take off and brings my 5 gallons to a boil PDQ. When I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Dennis1979
If my wife asked me to build her a brew hut, I...

If my wife asked me to build her a brew hut, I would think I finally died and went to heaven. But reality is, she doesn't even drink beer so I'm pretty much screwed and destined to brew alone for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Dennis1979
You are more likely to get quick fermentation...

You are more likely to get quick fermentation starting at a high temp like that. Your drop in gravity tells you its definitely fermenting. So no it's not dead.

Is it safe? - What I would be more...
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