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Forum: General Techniques 03-09-2007, 08:03 PM
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Posted By Some Hasbeen
It was actually in the primary for 17 days (2 1/2...

It was actually in the primary for 17 days (2 1/2 weeks approx). I was thinking about the length in the secondary while at work and wanted to get a quick question out to see what everyone thought. ...
Forum: General Techniques 03-06-2007, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Some Hasbeen
Thanks everyone. A little reassurance goes a...

Thanks everyone. A little reassurance goes a long way.
Forum: General Techniques 03-05-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Some Hasbeen
Lagering Question

How long should I shoot for in lagering my first attempt at a Pilsner? I had it in the primary for approx 10 days at a temp of generally 50 degrees (w/ +/- of 1-5 degrees). I then transferred it to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-29-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 148,208
Posted By Some Hasbeen
I had the joy of experiencing "real ale" in the...

I had the joy of experiencing "real ale" in the UK about 5 years ago and they truly taste amazing. I also think that a force-carbed ale pumped out of my kegerator in my back room also tastes...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-22-2006, 03:54 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 21,441
Posted By Some Hasbeen
Just wanted to chime in on my results. I brewed...

Just wanted to chime in on my results. I brewed mine back in mid-April and transferred it to a corny after letting it sit in the primary and secondary for a total of approx 1 month. The corny sat...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-26-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Some Hasbeen
Well, I went with the 4 lbs of LME and .5 lbs of...

Well, I went with the 4 lbs of LME and .5 lbs of honey and Tett hops and used a Ringwood ale yeast smack pack. I've had in the keg for a little under 2 weeks now and it's exactly what I was wanting....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-26-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,128
Posted By Some Hasbeen
I have a couple questions about the test. 1)...

I have a couple questions about the test.

1) If you use the same sanitizing steps for all of your pertinent brewing items, how easy is it to pinpoint the bottleneck, so to speak, in the system? ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Some Hasbeen
I would guess most beer recipes have been done in...

I would guess most beer recipes have been done in some form or another. They are all just variations off of certain starting blocks. I think Crusty the Clown had it right when he answered the phone...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-02-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By Some Hasbeen
I was going to ask that as well considering...

I was going to ask that as well considering everything I read has the top end of the fermentation temp at 55F or so. But, I know little. Thus my many questions.
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-02-2006, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By Some Hasbeen
Gabe, I actually plan on starting my first...

Gabe,

I actually plan on starting my first lager tonight. My ingredients (after some helpful suggestions from members of this thread) for a honey lager is as follows:

4 lbs LME
.5 lbs Honey
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Some Hasbeen
Thanks for weighing in fellas. I was wondering...

Thanks for weighing in fellas. I was wondering about the honey and hops, obviously. Exactly the advice I was looking for. I plan on purchasing the ingredients on my way home tonight.

HB_99: ...
Forum: General Techniques 05-01-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,342
Posted By Some Hasbeen
It's been over 5 years now, but I have...

It's been over 5 years now, but I have experienced the "real" ales in England and they are definitely "flatter and warmer" than what'd you'd find in the US. I was a little apprehensive at the time. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-01-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By Some Hasbeen
I usually employ the rinse and store method. ...

I usually employ the rinse and store method. Depends if I have any sanitizer mixed after using them whether I will just rinse with water or use the sanitizer. Prior to each use, they're going to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-01-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Some Hasbeen
Thoughts on this Lager Recipe

I'm shooting for a lighter lager for the summer months. I'm using the honey to lighten it up while keeping the AC higher. Let me know your thoughts on anything. Particularly, take a look at the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,296
Posted By Some Hasbeen
Just transferred my Ringwood Ale to the keg and...

Just transferred my Ringwood Ale to the keg and am considering starting a nice Lager to enjoy during the hotter months.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-27-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 21,441
Posted By Some Hasbeen
My first attempt of this beer is currently...

My first attempt of this beer is currently bubbling away in the primary as I type this. Looking ahead to the remaining steps got me thinking. I was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-27-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By Some Hasbeen
How much money have you invested in your...

How much money have you invested in your ingredients so far? The reason I ask is at some point all of your contaminated beers will add up to an amount that would have equaled a pretty simple carboy...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-26-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Some Hasbeen
Having grown up in farm country South Dakota with...

Having grown up in farm country South Dakota with a grandfather owning the local Feed and Seed business, I'd have to say that's a grain storage unit. Unless that particular brewer somehow rigged it...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-26-2006, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,730
Posted By Some Hasbeen
my thoughts exactly

my thoughts exactly
Forum: General Techniques 04-26-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By Some Hasbeen
My daughter used my hydrometer as a drumstick...

My daughter used my hydrometer as a drumstick when I hadn't quite cleaned up after my first brew. I was sure I'd never be able to finish brewing my beer without one. Went to my LHBS to buy a new...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-26-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,826
Posted By Some Hasbeen
When I left my voicemails, I stressed that I live...

When I left my voicemails, I stressed that I live 20 minutes away and would be happy to drive by to pick them up to alleviate any hassle of shipping them. Still, no call. If I'm in that neck of the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-25-2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Some Hasbeen
...but they'd make a horrible keggle.

...but they'd make a horrible keggle.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-25-2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Some Hasbeen
Since you asked, I have 3 used cornys from that...

Since you asked, I have 3 used cornys from that place. All came with new rings, etc. and were in good shape. They required the requisite scrubbing but everything works fine.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-25-2006, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,556
Posted By Some Hasbeen
Thanks for the info, Kevin. I plan on brewing...

Thanks for the info, Kevin. I plan on brewing this in the next couple weeks or so. I looks great.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,937
Posted By Some Hasbeen
I finished our previously empty basement 3 years...

I finished our previously empty basement 3 years ago just prior to the arrival of my first daughter. I had plans and the perfect spot all ready to go for building in a bar in the basement. However,...
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