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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-08-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
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I've had the large bubbles occur for me as well...

I've had the large bubbles occur for me as well and while I haven't been able to specifically attribute it to one thing or ther other, I have had a few ideas on what the culprit could be. For...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-08-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By meteorbrews
Agreed, you shouldn't worry, chances are there...

Agreed, you shouldn't worry, chances are there was positive pressure inside the entire time.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-07-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 178,631
Posted By meteorbrews
Very impressive and very cool, awesome brew room!...

Very impressive and very cool, awesome brew room!

Cheers
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By meteorbrews
I agree with the swamp cooler idea. If you check...

I agree with the swamp cooler idea. If you check the water temp often enough, you should be able to easily keep the beer in prime fermentation temps. It's a cheap and effective solution to a very...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-04-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By meteorbrews
Well I went ahead and ordered a bulkhead and 3...

Well I went ahead and ordered a bulkhead and 3 piece 1/2" ball valve from Ontario Beer Kegs, and everything went together very easily. I just kept the gasket that came with the cooler and used that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By meteorbrews
This was my first brew as well. I turned out...

This was my first brew as well. I turned out OK/drinkable despite my several errors, which included pushing the bung into the fermenter and fishing it out with a coat hanger AND a blow out. I aged...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-30-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By meteorbrews
At first I used a tape measure, then I confirmed...

At first I used a tape measure, then I confirmed it by placing a 1" drill bit in the hole.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-30-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By meteorbrews
Mash Tun Cooler Conversion Question

Just picked up a 5G round cooler from home depot to convert to a mash tun. I was just going to pick up a standard conversion kit from bargainfittings, but it mentions that the hole can't be bigger...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-11-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 786,866
Posted By meteorbrews
It is beer porn afterall

It is beer porn afterall
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-10-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By meteorbrews
Heh heh, I know, I know..... green bottles, but I...

Heh heh, I know, I know..... green bottles, but I take precautions, they get fully covered by towels and stored between solid objects on three sides. No light in the beer fridge either, so they...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By meteorbrews
It was a 5g batch, thanks for the reassurance

It was a 5g batch, thanks for the reassurance
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-10-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By meteorbrews
Bottling Set up

After about 25 gallons brewed, I think I finally have a comfortable bottling set up. I have a fairly small kitchen, maybe 7'x15', but the set up works pretty well and very little beer is wasted.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By meteorbrews
Apfelwein

I just bottled a batch of edworts apfelwein that i fermented with champagne yeast. I hit the target SG/FG according to the recipe (1.066/0.998) and bottled into regular beer bottles. I added 3.6 oz...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-09-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 786,866
Posted By meteorbrews
Great story, thread has kept me company on my...

Great story, thread has kept me company on my night shift! Looking forward to all of your updates!

Cheers
Forum: American Ale 11-06-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 167,922
Posted By meteorbrews
Happily drinking my way through the first batch...

Happily drinking my way through the first batch of this. Brewed the extract version and it has turned out great. Been a little of two months since brewing it. Very malty and has a nice sweetness...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,402
Posted By meteorbrews
Fermentation temps are pretty important. I...

Fermentation temps are pretty important. I noticed a large improvement in the taste of my beer once i started controlling the temps.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,283
Posted By meteorbrews
Irish Coffee.... maybe espresso?

Irish Coffee.... maybe espresso?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-23-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,979
Posted By meteorbrews
My first two batches had off flavours, but I...

My first two batches had off flavours, but I drank them anyways because *I* made it. Not sure I would have drank it otherwise. Though my 3 batch tastes good, so maybe it'll be a beer i let others...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-23-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15,036
Views: 507,966
Posted By meteorbrews
Going to make EdWorts Apfelwein on sunday

Going to make EdWorts Apfelwein on sunday
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By meteorbrews
i put some tubing onto the end of a turkey...

i put some tubing onto the end of a turkey baster..... just remember to squeeze the ball BEFORE you put it in the beer.... unlike squeezing it in the beer... like me.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By meteorbrews
You can use DME to prime, but definately don't...

You can use DME to prime, but definately don't use the other half of the DME that is missing out of your recipe. You can use a much smaller quantity, somewhere between 3-5oz. to prime with.

Did...
Forum: American Ale 09-21-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 167,922
Posted By meteorbrews
Just bottled it tonight and the gravity sample i...

Just bottled it tonight and the gravity sample i took was GREAT! hit the FG at 1.018 so everything is on track, can't wait to open one up!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-03-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,845
Posted By meteorbrews
I have two older brothers and we all enjoy good...

I have two older brothers and we all enjoy good beer. I started brewing a few months ago and I am now close to convincing the other two to start. One was already thinking about it when I started,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By meteorbrews
So in extract brewing you will get the same...

So in extract brewing you will get the same utilization from a 60 minute addition whether the boil gravity is 1.035 or 1.065?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By meteorbrews
Was you batch only 2.5g total, or did you top up...

Was you batch only 2.5g total, or did you top up to 5g? If it is a 2.5g batch and you only have 2g in the primary, then you will end up with a higher gravity beer, as well as lower IBU's. If you...
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