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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-07-2011, 06:52 AM
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Views: 1,394
Posted By CABeerMaker
I agree with CB. Active fermentation is probaly...

I agree with CB. Active fermentation is probaly close to being done so go ahead and switch back to your 3 piece. Also leave it in the bucket of water to help control temp swings. I wouldn't give up...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-20-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By CABeerMaker
The quick and easy answer is Yes. You can boil...

The quick and easy answer is Yes. You can boil with less water and still make beer, you just won't get the same hop utilization that you would've from a full boil. Another option is to only add...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-20-2011, 06:33 AM
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Posted By CABeerMaker
Your gravity is what it is, using extract you...

Your gravity is what it is, using extract you really can't do much to affect your OG. As far as the lower than expected FG, that is not unusual as most of my beers end up with lower than expected...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By CABeerMaker
Really depends on how thick the layer is. A thin...

Really depends on how thick the layer is. A thin little line of yeast at the bottom is normal, however a really thick layer may represent that you are stirring up your cake from the bottom of your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By CABeerMaker
Congrats on your first extract kit. I usually...

Congrats on your first extract kit. I usually dont bother with a secondary and just leaave it in the primary for 3 weeks. Keep going and it will get easier, I have about 40 batches under my belt...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By CABeerMaker
I agree with mrduna the problem could be from...

I agree with mrduna the problem could be from fermenting at too high of a temp. Try getting a hand on your fermenting temps and see if this corrects the problem. Also with extract, if the extract is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By CABeerMaker
I usually keep my smack packs in the fridge and...

I usually keep my smack packs in the fridge and pull them out the night before to warm to room temp. Smack it when I start brewing and it's good to go when I'm ready.

As far as yours is concerned...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,517
Posted By CABeerMaker
If you are going to force carb the beer there is...

If you are going to force carb the beer there is no need to add priming sugar.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-31-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,407
Posted By CABeerMaker
My basic extract IPA recipe is. 8 lbs LME ...

My basic extract IPA recipe is.

8 lbs LME
1 lb Crytsal 40
2 oz Magnum
2 oz Chinook
2 oz Cascade

I steep the crystal at 160 for 30 min
add 1/2 the LME
Forum: DIY Projects 03-28-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,590
Posted By CABeerMaker
Awesome build, and being a Parker employee real...

Awesome build, and being a Parker employee real happy to see the selection of Parker products in this build.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-26-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By CABeerMaker
Another suggestion on the blonde theme... I...

Another suggestion on the blonde theme...
I make a blonde that I add vanilla to the fermenter, 2 beans for 5 gal. It leaves just a hint of vanilla flavor and adds a level of creaminess to the beer....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By CABeerMaker
I agree with Cyanide, wait until Monday and take...

I agree with Cyanide, wait until Monday and take another reading if it is still at 1.022 then it should be finished. I would still give it a few more days to clean itself up before bottling. If you...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-26-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By CABeerMaker
Thanks for the input, nice to know I'm on te...

Thanks for the input, nice to know I'm on te right track.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-25-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By CABeerMaker
Making the plunge!

I've been doing extract for 4 years now and am getting ready to make the plunge to all grain. I am currently building a single tier HERMS stand. I have been doing research and feel that the ability...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-25-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By CABeerMaker
I am currently building a HERMS rig, hope to...

I am currently building a HERMS rig, hope to finish it later this summer as time permits. If you don't/can't go for the expense of pumps then you will need to do a 3 tier system and let gravity more...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By CABeerMaker
What you are tasting is "green" beer. After...

What you are tasting is "green" beer. After three weeks bottle conditionong it should taste fine. Just try to keep the temp around 70F while confitioning. Chill and enjoy after a few days. Good...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,371
Posted By CABeerMaker
Most solders are now Lead free so the lead factor...

Most solders are now Lead free so the lead factor is out. Also solder melts at 469F so it will not melt even in a good rolling boil. As far as crevices go, that can be handled with good cleaning...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By CABeerMaker
Since you couldn't get a good OG reading it is...

Since you couldn't get a good OG reading it is hard to say if you added too much water. However, there are many times that I get lower than expected FG's, I may be wrong but I feel that is just an...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-14-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,130
Posted By CABeerMaker
I know it is a bit pricey but for weather and...

I know it is a bit pricey but for weather and termites redwood is a great option.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By CABeerMaker
I love IIPA's and have made quite a few. I...

I love IIPA's and have made quite a few. I usually shoot for a 1:1 IBU/OG. I would recommend a few more chinook to bring the IBU's up and then definitely dry hop. I usually use cascade as they...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-09-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By CABeerMaker
Sorry for your loss, but on a brighter note, you...

Sorry for your loss, but on a brighter note, you know your next one can only be better!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By CABeerMaker
Welcome! Don't worry too much about wether or...

Welcome! Don't worry too much about wether or not you have a tight seal. Fermentation has been done for centuries in open containers. Sierra Nevada uses open fermentation for most of their beers...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By CABeerMaker
On a side note, to help keep temps up during...

On a side note, to help keep temps up during fermentation in cold rooms you may want to use a bucket with water and add a fish tank heater to help hold your temp. But as the others have already...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-02-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By CABeerMaker
I'm still fairly new to all of this, only have...

I'm still fairly new to all of this, only have about 15 batches under my belt, but it sounds like it would be similar to a steam ale. I'm sure there are others more knowledgable about this, but I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By CABeerMaker
Relax, step away from the edge....things will be...

Relax, step away from the edge....things will be just fine. If you need something to read to kill time while you wait I would suggest....
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