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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-07-2008, 01:35 AM
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Posted By levandr
Thanks for the tips. I'll tone down the recipe...

Thanks for the tips. I'll tone down the recipe accordingly.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-05-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By levandr
Porter Recipe...Too hoppy??

I found this recipe, bought the ingredients without thinking and now I am questioning the recipe. This seems like an awful lot of hops.

Sanity check please.

Recipe:
7 lbs amber malt extract...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-17-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By levandr
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-10-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By levandr
My IPA Restarted

I brewed an IPA about 9 days ago. I was going to transfer to the secondary on day 7 when I noticed that fermentation restarted. I am guessing that when the basement cooled a bit, the yeast woke up...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-31-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By levandr
Replaced the poppet with one from another keg. ...

Replaced the poppet with one from another keg. Pressure tested. No leaks. Carbing naturally.

Total time: 1 minute.

Brewed a Porter last night. Changed the poppet while I was waiting for my...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-30-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By levandr
Keg Problem

So I have kegged for the first time. I added 1/3 cup sugar, purged with CO2, and set the keg aside to carb up naturally. This was Friday (27 July).

It seems I've got a problem now. The liquid...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-27-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By levandr
This is one advantage. The guy said it takes as...

This is one advantage. The guy said it takes as long as it takes him to write the reciept. Price seems reasonable at $22

And good point above...no hydrotest.

I think for the convience of it,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-26-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By levandr
Stupid Question...CO2 Tanks

So I am going to keg my batch of APA. It's ready to move from secondary to the keg... I have all the parts and built my kegerator. Now I just need gas.

The local gas supplier says they exchange...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-08-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By levandr
Yep. I actually just bottled this exact brew...

Yep. I actually just bottled this exact brew last night. 1 week in primary, 2 weeks (actually 17 days but who's counting) in secondary, and 3 weeks before I drink.

Not really a huge fan of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-28-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By levandr
Congratulations and welcome. This hobby will...

Congratulations and welcome. This hobby will suck you in.

Before others say it, the general rule is 1-2-3...1 week in primary, 2 in secondary, and 3 in the bottles. Keeping that in mind, the...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 04-26-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,920
Posted By levandr
The 60 minute is great stuff. In fact, while...

The 60 minute is great stuff. In fact, while collecting bottles, I bought 3 cases (not all at the same time) of the 60. And the labels come off pretty easy to boot.

60 is my favorite "pale"...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By levandr
Thanks all for the information/opinions. ...

Thanks all for the information/opinions.

Figured I would get "wait 6 weeks no matter what" responses. First batch was difficult to wait on...this is why I want 3 beers in rotation at some stage....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2007, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By levandr
Aging the Beer

My first batch was (actually still is but only a few left) a German Oktoberfest. Primary straight to the bottle; about a week in primary, 3 weeks in the bottle before I cracked the first one open. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By levandr
I'll look into it. Thanks for the tip.

I'll look into it. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By levandr
Thanks all for the responses. It sounds like the...

Thanks all for the responses. It sounds like the only problem will be lower alcohol content so not realy a bad thing for my first batch.

I did correct for temperture so that's not it.

I did...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2007, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By levandr
First Timer with a Question

So I brewed for the first time today. When it came time to take the initial specific gravity reading, the reading came out off...1.035. The kit calls for 1.052-1.055. It's a German Oktoberfest...
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