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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2009, 02:08 AM
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Posted By twocylndr
Yea, this time of year is great for cooling...

Yea, this time of year is great for cooling boiled topoff water...I will boil my topoff water the day before brewday; let it chill, covered, outside (enclosed porch). Sometimes it will freeze...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-29-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,538
Posted By twocylndr
Ohhh, nooo. You shouldn't put a lid on it...I...

Ohhh, nooo. You shouldn't put a lid on it...I can't recall what you are supposed to let escape. By covering your brew pot you are trapping the stuff that is supposed to escape...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-29-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By twocylndr
Welcome, converts...you, too, have become hop...

Welcome, converts...you, too, have become hop heads!!!
You've aquired the taste for hops!!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By twocylndr
Plastic buckets over time will allow air to seep...

Plastic buckets over time will allow air to seep in. But over a 2 or 3 week period as a pimary fermentor you are fine. I wouldn't even think of lagering in a plastic bucket.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,854
Posted By twocylndr
I used to bottle directly from the primary...via...

I used to bottle directly from the primary...via a bottling bucket. I now rack into a secondary for at least a week. That way I get the brew off the trub and makes it easier when I rack into the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,526
Posted By twocylndr
Get a stick on thermometer and attach it to the...

Get a stick on thermometer and attach it to the outside of your carboy...they are cheap and rather accurate. Check the temp several times a day...morning and evening then again at bedtime.
Five...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-24-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,643
Posted By twocylndr
I have a under the counter filter system...don't...

I have a under the counter filter system...don't recall the brand.
I boil my topoff water the day before and let it chill over night outsdie...covered. I don't brew in the summer...lack of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-24-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By twocylndr
I always sample the portion I I take my readings...

I always sample the portion I I take my readings on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-24-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By twocylndr
Ditto on don't use distilled water...minerals in...

Ditto on don't use distilled water...minerals in the water make the beer...at least helps...
I boil my topoff water the night before brewday and let it cool over night...outside covered up.
Well...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-14-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,591
Posted By twocylndr
Your advisor must have been drinking moonshine...

Your advisor must have been drinking moonshine distilled in a car radiator...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-14-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By twocylndr
I either wrap the fermentor in a towel or put it...

I either wrap the fermentor in a towel or put it in a dark trash bag...new one of course...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-27-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By twocylndr
Check for loose wires, or something foreign...

Check for loose wires, or something foreign shorting out. Being on it's side something may have been jarred loose.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By twocylndr
A note book. Take notes, plenty of notes. ...

A note book. Take notes, plenty of notes. Dates, times, temperatures, amounts, ingrediants...anything that can be a variable...be totally anal about note taking. With out detailed accounts you may...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By twocylndr
Dave Line's Brewing Beers Like Those You Buy. It...

Dave Line's Brewing Beers Like Those You Buy. It has many recipes, hints and tips.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,099
Posted By twocylndr
Should be fine if the can isn't bulging. make...

Should be fine if the can isn't bulging. make sure it still has a vaccum when you open the the can.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By twocylndr
Congrats on the first brew! I used to employ the...

Congrats on the first brew! I used to employ the wife in the bottling process; now the kids help me...ages 11 and 14.
Make sure you have enough bottles! Although, you can start your next batch...
Forum: General Techniques 10-20-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By twocylndr
I boil my top off water the day before brewday; ...

I boil my top off water the day before brewday; let it sit covered on my unheated enclosed porch over night.

I never worry about the pelletized hops in my primary fermentor. They will settle...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-20-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,941
Posted By twocylndr
I found the stick-on on my fermentor to be quite...

I found the stick-on on my fermentor to be quite accurate within a degree.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,927
Posted By twocylndr
I pre boil 2-3 gallons of water, to sterilize it,...

I pre boil 2-3 gallons of water, to sterilize it, the day before brew day. I set the pot out side covered over night. On brew day, I cool my wort(in brew pot) in the sink to about ~100 with just...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-12-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By twocylndr
The digital read out reacts quicker than the the...

The digital read out reacts quicker than the the analog. I'd bet the analog would move if it was given a chance...but with the swirling mash, it won't have a chance to adjust. The floating analog...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,459
Posted By twocylndr
Gently pour the beer from the bottle into a...

Gently pour the beer from the bottle into a glass...take care not to disturb the sediment. Admire the color and clarity of your brew in the glass. Then rapidly and vigorously swirl the remaining...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By twocylndr
I usually see the "yeast wake up" after...

I usually see the "yeast wake up" after transfering to the secondary; Only seems to last a day or so.

What is the airlock doing? Is it bubbling, too? Id say you should be safe to bottle,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By twocylndr
+1 I still have some of my original equipment...

+1
I still have some of my original equipment from 15 years ago when I started...Alas, I broke my thermometer and hydrometer on my last 2 batches!
I broke my galss carboy years ago...had to finally...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-12-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By twocylndr
Sub for crystal malt

I'm making an IPA. Recipe calls for 1 lb of crystal malt. Don't have any crystal malt. I have Briess Dextrine.
Can I sub the dextrine for crystal? Or should I break down and by some crystal?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-09-2007, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By twocylndr
I used to live in Seymour...got my starter kit...

I used to live in Seymour...got my starter kit from the one in Champaign...I miss that store!
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