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Forum: Oregon HomeBrew Forum 12-27-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By KevinW
Welcome JaggedIce! I am right next door in...

Welcome JaggedIce!

I am right next door in Gladstone! I have been away from brewing and this forum for a while but am getting back into it this weekend!

Santa Wife got me a basic kegging setup...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By KevinW
Quick to boil, quick to pitch temp, and a greater...

Quick to boil, quick to pitch temp, and a greater than 60 minute boil are things I have read about to help eliminate chill haze. I have done all three with my all grain batches and it seems to work...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By KevinW
I agree with duboman on this one! Of course...

I agree with duboman on this one!

Of course you could really cut costs by slanting and culturing your own yeasts! With a minimum of expense and a little reading you could cut your yeast costs to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By KevinW
I usually do liquid yeast and starters but when I...

I usually do liquid yeast and starters but when I have used dry I get two packs (it's cheap enough) and just dump in right on top of the chilled wort. Never had issues but it is not a bad thing to...
Forum: Introductions 10-22-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 77
Posted By KevinW
Welcome to the forum (officially)! It...

Welcome to the forum (officially)!

It saddens me that women would feel intimidated or made to feel intimidated. I would have thought that all of us male homebrewers would be able to drop our...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By KevinW
Yeah crystal is pretty much the same as long as...

Yeah crystal is pretty much the same as long as the number is close +/- 5 or so. Yes the British crystal 75 will probably taste a little different then domestic Crystal 70 but then again, each...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By KevinW
I am a big fan of malty beers and with the hop...

I am a big fan of malty beers and with the hop flavor profile I am thinking you are going to have a big hop flavor. I am thinking if you dropped 1 to 1.5 lbs of base malt and added the balance in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-15-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By KevinW
I agree with frazier but I was also thinking of...

I agree with frazier but I was also thinking of mash conversion!

Did you check the mash for conversion?

It is possible you did not get a full conversion from your grains (few drops of wort in a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-15-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By KevinW
Couldn't agree more, along with all the other...

Couldn't agree more, along with all the other great feedback on this posting!

You know dukes if things don't work exactly like they do with your 5 gallon batches the worst thing you will end up...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-14-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By KevinW
Yeah Ninkasi and Deschutes, if I could brew beer...

Yeah Ninkasi and Deschutes, if I could brew beer like theirs I would never have to buy beer again! I am trying though:p
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By KevinW
That's what I do!:mug:

That's what I do!:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By KevinW
If it is just secondary you should be OK. Temp is...

If it is just secondary you should be OK. Temp is really critical during the early phases of fermentation, mostly! Once active fermentation is over the beer will usually reach the ambient temp of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By KevinW
Wheats are pretty easy if like them. A simple...

Wheats are pretty easy if like them. A simple pale or amber is always good to start with.

The main thing is read a little here and of course howtobrew.com is an awesome free source as mentioned...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By KevinW
Add your hops, leave them in the primary for a...

Add your hops, leave them in the primary for a week then bottle/keg. Adding hops using a sanitized mesh bag (sanitized marbles help weigh it down) can make it easy for glass carboys but you may need...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By KevinW
I agree, this is how vulcanized rubber was made...

I agree, this is how vulcanized rubber was made (by accident not by fermenting for 6 weeks) :cross:

It may take a little longer to carb then if you conditioned for 3 weeks but it will carb fine as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By KevinW
looks like about 1.056 for a 5 gallon batch, the...

looks like about 1.056 for a 5 gallon batch, the color is around 9.5 SRM. The crystal 60 seems a bit much for me. For a lighter color pale and more caramel flavor I would go with crystal 30 but that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By KevinW
You should not have to do anything to it to...

You should not have to do anything to it to start.

I have only used a soft 3M style pad to clean my kettle's aluminum and stainless.

Should not really need any sort of chemicals on the kettle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,865
Posted By KevinW
Oxyclean free and some very hot(not boiling)...

Oxyclean free and some very hot(not boiling) water, 3-4 days soak and you should have a bucket as clean as the day it was made!

Buckets are cheap but not as cheap as Oxyclean!

Just my thoughts
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-29-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 45,881
Posted By KevinW
I just looked at the ALCAP website, wow!!! I...

I just looked at the ALCAP website, wow!!!

I feel so bad for all you non-ALCAP types there in Alabama. I am amazed that the type of mis-information and "brainwashing" that ALCAP projects can even...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,593
Posted By KevinW
Does he like the beers he has brewed? If he...

Does he like the beers he has brewed?

If he does then more power to him!

If he does not then maybe he needs to listen more to your wisdom and keep it simple!

As much as I don't like to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,593
Posted By KevinW
I agree with brewser. If you understand what you...

I agree with brewser. If you understand what you are planning to do then it is a lot easier to generate a decent product.

If he wants to add more ABV or "tweak" a recipe what about sitting down...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By KevinW
That may not be a good idea, if you steep too...

That may not be a good idea, if you steep too long you may start extracting tannins out of the grains and that will make for some astringent beer, unless you like that "dry-mouth" feeling:cross:

I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By KevinW
Without knowing what your grain bill was it can...

Without knowing what your grain bill was it can be difficult to tell however it sounds like you could have some alcohol bite, maybe some fusels are in there as well with a
fermentation near the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By KevinW
Using extract you should be fine with RO for the...

Using extract you should be fine with RO for the most part, in fact, with extract you basically only boil the wort to work the hops and to sterilize it. I would certainly recommend using yeast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,470
Posted By KevinW
2 extract batches then all grain. I will...

2 extract batches then all grain.

I will not comment on the validity of extract or all grain brewing however, I can brew a typical 5 gallon batch of beer for about $23.00 (including hops and...
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