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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-24-2012, 10:54 PM
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Posted By joecav
To the lid of the bucket? How would I do that? I...

To the lid of the bucket? How would I do that? I have a tube that would fit into the airlock hole. I'm worried that would get clogged though. I'd like to hear how you get yours to work.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-24-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By joecav
Just took out the airlock and got a geyser. Is it...

Just took out the airlock and got a geyser. Is it safe to leave the hole open for a while?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-24-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By joecav
Over aggressive fermentation

This is my 3rd all grain batch but have been brewing for 2 years and never encountered this issue. We are fermenting just shy of 6 gallons of sg 1.086 wort with a fresh starter of safale-04. It is...
Forum: General Techniques 12-20-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
Posted By joecav
ok I figured out the problem... my buddy who...

ok I figured out the problem... my buddy who brews with me took some of each batch and brought them home. He mistakenly put them in the fridge when he got home. Those are the bottles we opened....
Forum: General Techniques 12-19-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
Posted By joecav
Yeah I agree that 2 months is a long time but...

Yeah I agree that 2 months is a long time but I've left beer for 6 weeks before and it turned out fine. From reading a lot of posts on HBT I've gathered that 2 months shouldn't be a problem. The...
Forum: General Techniques 12-19-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
Posted By joecav
My beer didn't carbonate...

Back in September I brewed 2 batches of beer at my parents house then left them in primary until Thanksgiving when I bottled them. After 2 weeks I opened 1 bottle from each batch and neither beer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-01-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By joecav
I am looking to buy 1lb bags to cut costs. If I...

I am looking to buy 1lb bags to cut costs. If I don't use them all right away but put the leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer should I be able to get a month or 2?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-01-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By joecav
Hop life

How long will hops stay fresh in my refrigerator?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-01-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By joecav
Great ideas! Thanks. So does it make a difference...

Great ideas! Thanks. So does it make a difference if I use whole hops?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-30-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By joecav
Help with my brew pot

hey all, I just acquired a used keg and I am trying to turn it into a keggle. I have everything planned out except one part. What is the best way to strain the hops out of the finished wort? I have...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-30-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By joecav
I rehydrated the yeast with the tap water then...

I rehydrated the yeast with the tap water then added it to the starter wort.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By joecav
thanks, i figured I shouldnt be worried but...

thanks, i figured I shouldnt be worried but thought i should check with masses before pitching something potentially harmful into my beer
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By joecav
Yeast Starter Question

I made a yeast starter yesterday with Safale S-04 dry yeast. was in a rush and forgot to boil a little water ahead of time to rehydrate the dry yeast. didnt feel like just putting the yeast into the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By joecav
Hey folks thanks for the help. I am going to try...

Hey folks thanks for the help. I am going to try to contact the brewery as well. In the meantime I took a stab in the dark to try to come up with something close. last weekend I brewed an attempt at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By joecav
Did you have any luck in your search for a Pigs...

Did you have any luck in your search for a Pigs Ear Brown Ale recipe? I have been trying but have not found one.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By joecav
Appreciate the advice everyone. It turns out that...

Appreciate the advice everyone. It turns out that Ive outdone myself a little with this recipe. 5lbs American 2 row, 5 lbs light DME and 1/2lb crystal 60*L yielded 70 gravity points. when planning...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-08-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By joecav
First Partial Mash...Need some advice please.

I am planning my first partial mash and until now have done only extract brews. I am going to mash 5 lbs American 2 row and 1/2 lb crystal 60* Lovibond with a nylon grain bag in a 5 gallon pot. My...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By joecav
I work with a guy who has been homebrewing for...

I work with a guy who has been homebrewing for awhile. he told me he only uses the no-rinse cleanser and in 25 batches last year only one got infected. he is very thorough with cleaning immediately...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By joecav
thanks again everyone. your answers are very...

thanks again everyone. your answers are very helpful for myself and clearly many others. Happy brewing!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By joecav
thanks, is there a good way to tell when to dump...

thanks, is there a good way to tell when to dump and make a new starsan mixture?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By joecav
Thanks everyone for the advice. Will I need to...

Thanks everyone for the advice. Will I need to rinse my equipment after using StarSan before it touches the beer?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By joecav
Sanitization

I keep hearing/reading how important sanitization is but I have not seen any list of proper steps to take in sanitizing brew equipment. I just made my first batch and all I used was the LD Carlson No...
Forum: Introductions 01-13-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 16
Posted By joecav
New to brew

Hello, my name is Joe. Just joined the site and have spent the last few hours browsing and I have already learned a lot. I just racked my first batch of beer (american ipa) to the secondary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By joecav
Can I rack to secondary?

Hello this is my first post and I am working on my first batch right now. Its an American IPA from a True Brew kit. Ive had the beer in the primary for 7 days and the airlock stopped bubbling on day...
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