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Forum: DIY Projects 05-27-2013, 03:27 PM
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Posted By thompsng
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: DIY Projects 05-24-2013, 06:30 PM
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Posted By thompsng
Keezer top will no longer sit flush

Hey everyone,

So I built a keezer and I had to move it across a few states the other day. It was in the back of my truck and the top flew open, causing me to drive for a while on the highway with...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-03-2012, 01:24 PM
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Views: 804
Posted By thompsng
I added the spices in the last 5 min of the boil....

I added the spices in the last 5 min of the boil. I think the problem was over carbonation. I am still trying to dial in my force carbonation method and ave been erring on getting it as carbonated...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-01-2012, 07:09 PM
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Posted By thompsng
Kegged Pumpkin Ale Loosing Spice Flavor

Hey everyone,

I just got my keezer up and running and it has been awesome. However, with my latest selection on tap, I noticed some flavor loss. I made this pumpkin ale:
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Forum: Mead Forum 01-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By thompsng
Cool. Well, I smushed them up with a rolling pin...

Cool. Well, I smushed them up with a rolling pin and made a tea with the water before adding the honey. Ill see what it is like after fermentation; maybe ill add more after.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-05-2012, 01:38 AM
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Views: 1,301
Posted By thompsng
Thanks for the input everyone! Here is the...

Thanks for the input everyone!

Here is the recipe that I think we will be going with.

For a one Gallon Batch

2lb. Honey
.1 oz Juniper Berries
1lb Raspberries
Forum: Mead Forum 12-27-2011, 06:02 PM
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Posted By thompsng
Juniper Raspberry Mead?

Would these flavors work together at all?
Forum: Specialty Beer 11-03-2011, 12:48 AM
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Posted By thompsng
Hey, I think that I will brew this up soon. Did...

Hey, I think that I will brew this up soon. Did you really only use 1 single clove?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-18-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By thompsng
So here is the recipe I used. ...

So here is the recipe I used.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f71/ole-zion-church-saison-246288/

I added another half ounce or so after fermentation. I believe saisons are supposed to be clear,...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 10-18-2011, 01:27 PM
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Views: 16,410
Posted By thompsng
Hey! So I brewed this, and it has been in bottles...

Hey! So I brewed this, and it has been in bottles for a little over a month but there is still quite a bit of suspended material. Apparently this is possibly the result of pectin extraction during...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-15-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By thompsng
I sure did boil the orange peel. Pectin eh? ...

I sure did boil the orange peel. Pectin eh? Cool, how might I avoid this problem in the future?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-14-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By thompsng
Whirlfloc Problems?

So, I used whirlfloc for the first time and there is a ton of suspended material that has not sedimented out of in the bottles even after a month. The beer had plenty of other ingredients, orange...
Forum: English Pale Ale 06-29-2011, 03:36 PM
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Posted By thompsng
Hey everyone, Brewed this yesterday. ...

Hey everyone,

Brewed this yesterday. Everything went well except my efficiency was around 60%. I think the ph of my mash water is either high or low and that I am not getting great conversion. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-19-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By thompsng
Great! Thanks for the help! :mug:

Great! Thanks for the help!

:mug:
Forum: DIY Projects 05-19-2011, 03:39 PM
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Posted By thompsng
Sounds good. I think I will go with that for now...

Sounds good. I think I will go with that for now as it will make my manifold build for my MLT a lot easier if I use 5/8 in. tubing. Is it possible to later extend the length of a wort chiller by...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-19-2011, 03:31 PM
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Posted By thompsng
Thanks for the quick reply! Primarily 5...

Thanks for the quick reply!

Primarily 5 gallons until I get a burner and keggle, at which point I will be doing 10 gallon from time to time.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-19-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By thompsng
18' of 5/8 in. Copper Tubing for Wort Chiller

Is 18' of 5/8 in. Copper Tubing too short for an immersion Wort Chiller?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-20-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By thompsng
Alright, so I got around to making another batch...

Alright, so I got around to making another batch of beer and racked my unfinished one ontop of the yeast cake left behind. It has been a week and there has maybe been a change of about .002 if any...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-19-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,930
Posted By thompsng
thank you. i use 4' at 5 psi works good for me....

thank you. i use 4' at 5 psi works good for me. Just hear different things.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-19-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,930
Posted By thompsng
why so long if you only need 4'? using 10' to...

why so long if you only need 4'? using 10' to move beer 4'. just wondering if it would be better?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-19-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,930
Posted By thompsng
why 10' lines? longer the line the better?

why 10' lines? longer the line the better?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-02-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By thompsng
I did not end up brewing yesterday so I think I...

I did not end up brewing yesterday so I think I will take my half pint of starter and try to step it up to a liter. I will certianly be adding yeast nutrient to the liter starter. It will have...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-01-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By thompsng
Thanks terrapinj, that thread has some good info....

Thanks terrapinj, that thread has some good info. As per Palmer's book I boiled 470 milliliters of water for about 10 min and added 1/2 cup of DME. I lost about have the water to evaporation. This...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-01-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By thompsng
Great. Thanks for the info!

Great. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-01-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By thompsng
Yeast Starter Botched?

I made my first yeast starter last night in anticipation of brewing today. I followed the directions in Palmer's book but so far, approx 15 hr in, I have seen no activity at all. The liquid looks...
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