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Forum: General Techniques 01-25-2008, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Drscott266
St. Patty's Day question... Green Dye

nevermind, no longer interested
Forum: Cider Forum 01-23-2008, 02:38 PM
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Views: 2,276
Posted By Drscott266
You guys are a great help. It was an Irish Ale...

You guys are a great help. It was an Irish Ale Yeast that I used, if that matters. But basicically, I will wait how ever many weeks it takes for the cider to clear then test it.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-23-2008, 02:11 PM
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Views: 2,276
Posted By Drscott266
Should i just wait for bubbles to stop or slow,...

Should i just wait for bubbles to stop or slow, and then take readings every few days and wait for a stable one. Also, aging seems to be a consensus on a long time... If I am carbing, how long have...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-23-2008, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Drscott266
Thanks for the help, is there any target F.G. I...

Thanks for the help, is there any target F.G. I should shoot for? I know that is kinda a bonehead question as I didnt take an O.G., but i just didnt know it would matter without a predetermined...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-23-2008, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Drscott266
Help out a first attempt at Cider, couple of easy questions

Guys,


I talked to my local homebrew store to get started, but there are a couple of questions for you with more experience out there to help with. My recipe at for the cider was:

-4...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-10-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Drscott266
Go to the brewery tour at BBC and you'll see...

Go to the brewery tour at BBC and you'll see immediately that these people are seriously knowledgable about beer. That commercial is just to appeal to the general public, we all just happen to know...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By Drscott266
Thanks for all the help guys, I waited another...

Thanks for all the help guys, I waited another week and tasted another bottle and all seems to be improving. I guess this brew just needed more time before it started to come around, but it seems to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-26-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By Drscott266
I used the williamette hops that came with the...

I used the williamette hops that came with the recipe, boiled 2 oz's for the full hour, and then added 2 more oz's at 15 minutes. I am also wondering if my stove can only handle boiling about 2 to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-26-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By Drscott266
That is what I have been reading should have...

That is what I have been reading should have happened, which is why I am so puzzled. It has been in bottle for almost two weeks, and the bottle I tasted was just a feeler bottle to make sure it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-26-2007, 12:39 PM
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Views: 850
Posted By Drscott266
Red Ale is watery please help diagnose

I just tasted my second batch of beer ever, a Brewer's Best Red Ale kit. My first beer was BB Holiday Ale which turned out very well. The problem with the Red Ale is that it has no finish to it at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-12-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Drscott266
I started with a Mr. Beer a long time ago, got it...

I started with a Mr. Beer a long time ago, got it as a gift. It turned out terrible, most likely due to sanitation issues (based on reading this forum). I didnt try again for years, until about a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Drscott266
Is there anything I can do to improve my OG...

Is there anything I can do to improve my OG readings? I take a sample, then drop the the hydrometer in, give it a spin but the foam bubbles around it keep coming back and it regulary rests against...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Drscott266
So its really not a problem if the top off water...

So its really not a problem if the top off water amount is more than the actual wort amount? Just trying to wrap my brain around the whole process...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Drscott266
That makes sense to me, thank you for the help. ...

That makes sense to me, thank you for the help. I am trying to make sure i start brewing with correct habits, so as to continue to get better... not just lucky. So to get this clear, having the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Drscott266
I should test the carboy on my own, but when i...

I should test the carboy on my own, but when i bought it the guy at the store measured and marked it off for me... assuming it was right could be my first problem. in regards to the fill mark...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Drscott266
Help a noob out, couple of questions on primaries and OG

I have my first batch ever bottled, and my second batch has just been put in the fermenter last night, but I have a question regarding what type of primary is best. So far I have been using a 6.5...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Drscott266
thanks so much for the help!

thanks so much for the help!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By Drscott266
What hops to choose, and where to use them?

I have tried to search for an answer, but havent really found one on the forum yet, so here goes...
When looking at hop charts, they list the bittering level of each hop, but my question is how do...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By Drscott266
Cool, thanks for the advice... this forum has...

Cool, thanks for the advice... this forum has really been a great find. I tried a bottle after a week of being bottled last night, and it was definitely not a gusher. I was impressed by how fizzy...
Forum: General Techniques 12-05-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By Drscott266
How long had they been in bottles before they...

How long had they been in bottles before they started to explode if I may ask? I am worried I had an incomplete fermentation, but its my first time so I don't know when to expect them to show signs...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By Drscott266
Thanks for all the help guys, my concern stems...

Thanks for all the help guys, my concern stems from the lack of practice with a hydrometer readings. I checked my FG reading after about a week of fermentation, and it read where it should be. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2007, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By Drscott266
First batch is bottled, how long is the risk period for "grenades"

I just bottled my first batch, a Holiday Ale, about a week ago, and while I know you are supposed to leave it be I tested one bottle. I know I know, I broke the rules but I really wanted to know...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-03-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By Drscott266
LME vs DME... either/or or Both

Just wondering if anyone could shed some light as to why some kits only have dry extract, while others have both dry and liquid? Is there a reason to use one over the other, or is using both the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-02-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Drscott266
Help a newbie out... Can I use a garden hose instead of plastic tube?

This may be a dumb one, but I already did a search for this and didnt find much. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if it was a bad idea to use a cut off garden hose attached to my faucet to...
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