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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-26-2014, 12:48 AM
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Posted By nstowe81
Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-25-2014, 09:35 PM
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Posted By nstowe81
You can call me MacGyver

Had no idea. Didn't believe you until I googled it!

http://blog.bleacherreport.com/2012/08/23/for-all-intensive-porpoises-enough-malapropisms-to-circumvent-the-globe/

But I bet you guys have...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2013, 02:00 AM
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Posted By nstowe81
Jaybird… Shopping...

Jaybird… Shopping http://www.norcalbrewingsolutions.com on the second tab as I type. Thanks for the info!

I fund my beer making habit by teaching music lessons in the evenings. Everything is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-08-2013, 06:36 PM
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Posted By nstowe81
Do you have problems with the False Bottom...

Do you have problems with the False Bottom collapsing? I think it might be time to upgrade!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-08-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,796
Posted By nstowe81
You can call me MacGyver

I've been brewing for almost a year now and have been brewing alone from the beginning.

My little sister(25), after drinking many of my beers asked how it was done and if she could come over for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-24-2013, 04:55 PM
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Posted By nstowe81
I guess a double crush policy is in order when...

I guess a double crush policy is in order when purchasing grains.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-24-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By nstowe81
Potential Dumb Grain Question

I've recently stopped buying All-grain kits and started buying grains from the LHBS. First beer was Denny's Rye IPA, hit my numbers everything was fine and dandy. (must have been beginners luck) ...
Forum: General Techniques 08-25-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By nstowe81
Not sure what to think of the Mason Jar Beer. It...

Not sure what to think of the Mason Jar Beer. It smells sweet like cherries and tastes sour like medicine. It's not even comparable to the sample pulled out of the carboy which tastes amazing.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-17-2013, 08:00 PM
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Posted By nstowe81
It's drinkable but very tart. Is this typical?

It's drinkable but very tart. Is this typical?
Forum: General Techniques 08-16-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By nstowe81
I'm excited to see what I get... I hope it's...

I'm excited to see what I get... I hope it's usable.
Forum: General Techniques 08-16-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By nstowe81
Still waiting on the new hydrometer. And I have...

Still waiting on the new hydrometer. And I have encountered a very cool problem. I think the beer sample picked up some wild yeast and has started fermenting.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-14-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By nstowe81
What to do next?

Mid-May I had some ale yeast laying around and decided to go get a gallon of unpasturized cider. I boiled some brown sugar down and combined the cider yeast and sugar. It fermented for about a...
Forum: General Techniques 08-14-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By nstowe81
Broken hydrometer

My hydrometer broke on me ten minutes after mashing in yesterday. It shattered when it slipped out of its container while in my brewing equipment tub. After much debate I decided to proceed and...
Forum: India Pale Ale 08-14-2013, 02:22 AM
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Posted By nstowe81
Brewed this yesterday! Many firsts in this...

Brewed this yesterday! Many firsts in this batch. 1. First recipe from a post. 2. First use of hop bags for all additions. 3. First and last time I will not use a strainer when transferring to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-08-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By nstowe81
I think with the next batch I will run off the...

I think with the next batch I will run off the extra 1.5 gallons then put it on the stove in the kitchen and let it boil. Then no sanitation issues arise. Cool them both down then top off the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-08-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By nstowe81
The yeast is ripping through it as we speak. I...

The yeast is ripping through it as we speak. I purchased a Sierra Nevada clone that had a mash temp of 150. I ended up mashing at 153. I think I'll end up with a sweeter beer than anticipated. I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-06-2013, 06:37 PM
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Views: 748
Posted By nstowe81
Went with the top off method.

Went with the top off method.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-05-2013, 02:07 AM
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Views: 748
Posted By nstowe81
I like your plan too! The risk is high but the...

I like your plan too! The risk is high but the time saving factor makes it worth it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-05-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By nstowe81
Thank you! Kinda figured it would be that...

Thank you! Kinda figured it would be that simple. I just needed to double check my assumptions.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-05-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By nstowe81
First all-grain tomorrow and I already have an issue

My buddy said he had a 6.5 gallon brew kettle I could borrow. Turns out its 5.5 gal... My solution is to split the wort into two 3.125 gal boils resulting in a 5 gal batch. Here are my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-24-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,558
Posted By nstowe81
Thanks for the advice apalke. I was doing some...

Thanks for the advice apalke. I was doing some more research today and found this photo in google images. Is this what you ended up doing?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,558
Posted By nstowe81
I have an old office fridge, same make and model,...

I have an old office fridge, same make and model, here that I'm considering converting. After reading through this thread I'm still having a hard time visualizing your freezer tray conversion. Are...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-21-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By nstowe81
And thanks for the positive feedback.

And thanks for the positive feedback.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-21-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By nstowe81
WL-001. It was my first time not using dry yeast...

WL-001. It was my first time not using dry yeast as well. I made a starter for the ipa I brewed and was amazed at the krausen this yeast produced. I used Chip's how-to from his new Chop&Brew...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-20-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By nstowe81
My First Wash

Roughly 8 hours of settling. Does this look ok?

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