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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By PhiKappaGarage
If its rancid, don't use it. More than just...

If its rancid, don't use it. More than just homebrewing, this is advice for life lol!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,606
Posted By PhiKappaGarage
I've got some in the freezer from 3 months ago...

I've got some in the freezer from 3 months ago that I wouldn't think twice about using, and I plan on it. You can get mold and bugs though so I always make sure to seal it and pop it in the freezer...
Forum: Mead 02-15-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 296
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Posted By PhiKappaGarage
I'm fixing to make a batch of this in the coming...

I'm fixing to make a batch of this in the coming week or two. I need to gather the wine materials as this is my first time outside of beer. Lucky I have an unlimited supply of free wine bottles if it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By PhiKappaGarage
sounds like my first batch a few weeks ago....

sounds like my first batch a few weeks ago. everyone on here and at my lhbs told me to let it go longer than a week, 2-3 if you can wait, mine tuned out great even after all kinds of newbie snafu's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,210
Posted By PhiKappaGarage
Yeah, it does cycle on and off. ive got a gas...

Yeah, it does cycle on and off. ive got a gas burner in the garage, just like the warmth of the inside is all. Im going to give the foil trick a try first though.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,210
Posted By PhiKappaGarage
I had issues getting my BK to boil on my glass...

I had issues getting my BK to boil on my glass stove top, if I read correctly if i give it a good wrap with aluminum foil I can improve the time getting and holding a boil?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By PhiKappaGarage
so, would it be alright in the primary for about...

so, would it be alright in the primary for about a month? the reason I ask is I am brewing it and then im going out of town after the 2nd week, ill be back at the end of the 3rd week and would bottle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By PhiKappaGarage
Praise and a question.

I just bottled my first batch, I took a sample and it tasted great. I wanted to thank everyone one on here for helping me with the questions ive has so far and say that ive got the bug, this is a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By PhiKappaGarage
Thanks for calming my mind everyone, learning as...

Thanks for calming my mind everyone, learning as I go.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By PhiKappaGarage
newb problem, fermentation

ok, so my friend and I stumbled through an extract kit (our first one) on Thursday night. I sanitized the crap out of everything, got the yeast started alright and brewed everything. We pitched the...
Forum: Introductions 11-04-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By PhiKappaGarage
thanks for the information! I live in Lansing...

thanks for the information!
I live in Lansing now and commute up to Mt. pleasant. the only LHBS that I know of is the Red Salamander in Grand Ledge. i will have to find out more info on Cork and Ale...
Forum: Introductions 11-04-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By PhiKappaGarage
New Michigan brewer

Hi everyone.

My name is Bryan and I have been wanting to get into Home Brewing for about 4 years now. My buddies and I decided this is the year. Im still a Student at Central Michigan University...
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