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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-22-2012, 08:44 PM
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Views: 2,091
Posted By bobwantbeer
Thanks everyone. I pitched them so well on the...

Thanks everyone. I pitched them so well on the merits of having a three tap that they agreed to pay for a shiny brand new 3 tap kegerator. It saves us money and boosts morale. Beer thirty just got...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-21-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
Posted By bobwantbeer
3 tap keg conversion kit

Hey ya'll,
I haven't homebrewed in years as my living situation no longer supports the hobby, but I do need some help. We're trying to cut costs at my work by buying a kegerator and getting kegs...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-06-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,622
Posted By bobwantbeer
It has not been. It's had to endure the...

It has not been. It's had to endure the transition from Chicago winter to Chicago summer. While I'm confident it never got too far over 70 degrees in the basement, it has not enjoyed a steady...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-06-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,622
Posted By bobwantbeer
its in the primary,(we stopped doing secondaries...

its in the primary,(we stopped doing secondaries before we stopped brewing)there's vodka in the airlock, and hopefully all is well. We were just concerned that we might have starved the yeast to...
Forum: General Techniques 03-17-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By bobwantbeer
For myself I know that a lot of time little bits...

For myself I know that a lot of time little bits of yeast solidify and float at the top of the fermentor. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't. I don't think it has any ill effects but I'm...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-21-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By bobwantbeer
question...

I'm researching some of these competitions in the mid west and I was wondering why all the competitions require the entries be mailed in advance? It's not a big deal but I'm just curious why they...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-15-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By bobwantbeer
those are all wonderful ideas/insights

and that's why I love this forum. I'm going to google this sam adams contest right now as I have not heard much about it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-14-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By bobwantbeer
Homebrewing Documentary

I'm in the Chicago land area and I'm taking a Documentary production class. The final project in the class is for everyone to make their own short documentary. The two most important things to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-05-2008, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By bobwantbeer
That I am not sure about...

I live in Elmhurst and I have no idea what municipality I'm in. I'm going to have to check into that. I'm also going to have to buy a water filter, because it takes FOREVER to get the amount of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-05-2008, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,863
Posted By bobwantbeer
thanks

I'm probably just being impatient. Appreciate the help.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-04-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By bobwantbeer
Midwest brewers(Chicago specifically)

When I first started brewing I was speaking to an accomplished homebrewer and I asked him if I need to treat my water at all. He told me that in most places I would but in Chicago that water is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-04-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By bobwantbeer
I say drink it

it adds to the flavor
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-04-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,863
Posted By bobwantbeer
low carbonation...

the latest beer is an ESB. I'm very happy with the flavor but the carbonation level seemed very low. It will have been in bottles for 2 weeks on wed. I know I should wait longer before trying one...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-30-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,639
Posted By bobwantbeer
Flaming Skull Wheat Ale

Flaming Skull Wheat Ale
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-16-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 312,846
Posted By bobwantbeer
I had problems with inconsistant boil off rates. ...

I had problems with inconsistant boil off rates. The software tells you how much volume will be lost during the boil at 212 degrees. So I use my thermometer and get my boil to settle at or near 212...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-15-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,534
Posted By bobwantbeer
It's a good way to justify spending money I don't...

It's a good way to justify spending money I don't have and drinking more beer then I ought to. I've got two batches that need to be bottled in 8 days so I've been trying to drink at least 16 pop top...
Forum: General Techniques 01-15-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By bobwantbeer
thanks guys

much appreciated
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-15-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By bobwantbeer
I know

I was just joking
Forum: General Techniques 01-15-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By bobwantbeer
Mash Out

When I first started brewing my reading led me to believe that Mash out's were helpful, but not necessary. So I haven't been doing it for the 8 batches I've done, and I'm not even sure if I need to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-15-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By bobwantbeer
It'll work out

My powers of deduction tell me that you're a Cubs fan living in St. Louis. You need especially high gravity home brew because Cardinals fans are terrible people.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-15-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By bobwantbeer
I'm guessing you've scouted around...

but in my house I've found that depending on different locations I have very extreme temperature variations. In the basement alone I have one closet that is currently at 62 degrees, one at 70...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-14-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,535
Posted By bobwantbeer
[QUOTE=mattm3]Yeah, I was thinking the same...

[QUOTE=mattm3]Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Why not direct fire? It seems to me it would be easier to maintain the temperature. Why do people use coolers instead?

Hey man I'm not made...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-14-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By bobwantbeer
screw false bottoms

I've been using a bucket with a bunch of holes, and a basket made of ten feet of screen I bought for 5 bucks. boil the basket for an hour before the first time you use it. Multiple layers of screen...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-10-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,867
Posted By bobwantbeer
I had a question about this myself

the last two brews called for bitter orange peel. On the back of the package it said to allow it to steep after the boil. I've also brewed recipes that called for a hop addition to steep after the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-24-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,058
Posted By bobwantbeer
and

if you haven't already make an immersion chiller. It's like 25 bucks worth of tubing and clamps and twisty socket medgigers. It isn't especially quick but it should allow you to cool it in under 45...
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