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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-13-2014, 03:15 AM
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Posted By cyfan964
I don't know how I have missed this thread up...

I don't know how I have missed this thread up until this point. Saw some work being done on the building today as my wife and I walked away from the farmers market. Almost **** a brick when I saw...
Forum: Soda Making 01-25-2013, 01:54 AM
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Has anyone carbed soda just like their beer?

The owner of my local homebrew store recommended to me that I don't change anything with my current set-up while I try to make this:
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-05-2013, 11:51 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
I actually just used an extract kit from northern...

I actually just used an extract kit from northern brewer for that one:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/dead-ringer-ipa-extract-kit.html

They had to change the name due to legal reasons, but...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-05-2013, 11:41 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
Just going to be a 5 gallon keg and probably...

Just going to be a 5 gallon keg and probably won't be around too long knowing my family ;). First crack at soda.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-05-2013, 11:36 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
SaniClean - Will it remove root beer flavors?

My LHBS owner, who has always been quite knowledgeable, told me that he uses SaniClean on his kegs/tap lines after using them for rootbeer and it removes the flavors. I've read multiple places that...
Forum: Cider 01-05-2013, 12:24 AM
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Posted By cyfan964
I have tried a few different kinds of yeast. ...

I have tried a few different kinds of yeast. Nottingham, champagne, and a couple of ales actually.

Everyone agrees that the Lalvin wine yeast is the best tasting. Gives a nice crisp start and a...
Forum: Cider 01-04-2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
Cheap, Fast, and Easy Raspberry Cider

This is an incredibly cheap, fast, and easy cider recipe. I have used it 4-5 times and everyone I know loves it. It's obviously not something you would make as your sole cider, but if you need...
Forum: Soda Making 01-03-2013, 12:27 AM
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Posted By cyfan964
Thanks for the insight everyone!

Thanks for the insight everyone!
Forum: Soda Making 01-02-2013, 01:35 AM
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Posted By cyfan964
Bottling from a keg?

I know it doesn't work well with beer, but is it possible to force carb an extract soda in my kegging equipment and then bottle and cap? Will it hold its carbonation? I'm having an event coming up...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-28-2012, 01:21 AM
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Posted By cyfan964
Wow thanks so much for that!

Wow thanks so much for that!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-27-2012, 07:56 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
What size chest freezer to get? Keezer.

Setting up my first keezer and am struggling to figure out whats the best sized chest freezer to get. I'm probably down to a 5 cu ft and a 7 cu ft.

How much more will I gain.

How much can a 5...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-21-2009, 11:27 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
It tastes great actually. Tested it 3 days in a...

It tastes great actually. Tested it 3 days in a row. Stuck at 1.018 every time. It's actually been fermenting a little high since I was actually going for a little ester action possibly since it's...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-21-2009, 04:59 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
It's just a simple all malt extract kit from True...

It's just a simple all malt extract kit from True Brew. It's made with muntons malt. It fermented heavily for the first two days, but slowed afterwards. It has been in primary for about 10 days...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-21-2009, 04:28 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
Fermentation Stuck

I currently have an amber in primary. It has stalled out at 1.018 with an OG of 1.042. I was shooting for around a 1.012, but it doesn't seem like its going to get there, I tried swirling the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2009, 11:47 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
That I did not know. How much cane sugar should...

That I did not know. How much cane sugar should I use for a 5 gallon batch? And for clarification you are talking about simple white table sugar?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2009, 11:46 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
Thanks for the help! I realize priming sugar is...

Thanks for the help! I realize priming sugar is cheap, but I live nowhere near a HB store and I am out. I figured I could save it since it's just sugar water.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2009, 11:41 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
Saving Priming Sugar?

I, like an incompetent idiot, started my priming sugar before checking my FG. I started my priming sugar in about 1 1/2 of water got it boiled and everything and then checked my FG only to see that...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-16-2009, 03:17 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
Extract kits and priming sugar

Do you always use the full amount of priming sugar given in extract kits or does it depend on the type of beer you are making? It seems like they always come with 5 oz. of "priming sugar". Is this...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-12-2009, 11:19 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
Infection? See pics.

Hard to see past the krausen residue, but it almost looks like someone spit in my carboy. White circular dots on top about the size of a mini-marshmallow only flat. Normal? Wort smells fine.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-09-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By cyfan964
my only concern is it is in secondary and I don't...

my only concern is it is in secondary and I don't want to have to slosh it around getting it to my basement now. I know oxygen in secondary is not a good thing.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-09-2009, 10:34 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
My next question... should I even bother moving...

My next question... should I even bother moving it after it has already been sitting in secondary in that temp for a week? If I drop the temp for the last week is that going to make it worse?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-09-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,296
Posted By cyfan964
The Irish red was a Danstar Nottingham Ale...

The Irish red was a Danstar Nottingham Ale Yeast... I know the optimal range for that is like in the 60's. Hope it doesn't mess up the flavor too much. The Amber was just an extract kit from true...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-09-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By cyfan964
Adding Cinnamon to a Cider

Has anyone ever tried adding cinnamon to a cider to make a sort of "apple pie" liquor taste only in cider form?

Would I boil the apple juice with cinnamon and then chill it before adding yeast......
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-09-2009, 08:21 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
High Fermentation Temps

It's hot in Iowa right now. I like to keep my beer fermenting on the main floor, A: because I can keep looking at it and B: my basement is musty/moldy and I don't like the thought of it being down...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2009, 11:33 PM
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Posted By cyfan964
Perfect! That's exactly what I'm going for. ...

Perfect! That's exactly what I'm going for. Guess I should have read the damn 4 oz. bottle before I bought it.... says right on there 6-7 oz for a 5 gallon batch. Why not just make the bottles 6-7...
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