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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-21-2011, 09:25 PM
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Forum: Extract Brewing 04-05-2007, 03:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 29,971
Posted By ga1ba2
Last two beers were done with late addition of...

Last two beers were done with late addition of LME. Don't know what they taste like yet. I used the same hop schedule indicated in the recipe. Next time should I use less hops? I used 1/3 of the...
Forum: General Techniques 02-18-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By ga1ba2
Yeast Starter

What can be used to hold the yeast starter? Is it really necessary to use a glass container. Why not a two liter soda bottle. I know it is not PET but since the yeast will only be in it for about 2...
Forum: General Techniques 12-01-2006, 04:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,229
Posted By ga1ba2
Broke my first one tonight while bottling my...

Broke my first one tonight while bottling my Cherry Stout. Thanks for jinxing me. :mad: It was in the tube with a sample to test and my elbow knocked it off the table. Worst part is I had not...
Forum: General Techniques 11-18-2006, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By ga1ba2
Pitching temperature

I cool my partial boils to 80 degrees than dump into the primary, when I top up with about 2 more gallons of water the temperature lowers quite a bit more. My question is can I pitch ale yeast, smack...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-18-2006, 02:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,296
Posted By ga1ba2
This kit does use cherry extract added at...

This kit does use cherry extract added at bottling. I hope it will have just a hint of cherry, I am very happy with the unexpected fermentation in the secondary. The beer has a very nice color and...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-14-2006, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,296
Posted By ga1ba2
Cherry Stout

I racked a Midwest Cherry stout into secondary 5 days ago after 12 days in the primary. There was no bubbling in the primary for about 5 days. I was disappointed with the SG. The OG was 1.043 and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-07-2006, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,469
Posted By ga1ba2
Better price fryer

Bass Pro Shops has one for 29.88
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Forum: General Techniques 11-03-2006, 03:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 811
Posted By ga1ba2
Cherry Stout

I have a Cherry Stout in the primary and will transfer it to secondary Sunday. I expect 2 weeks in secondary (1 2 3 method). The instructions say to add the cherry extract at bottling time. My...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-02-2006, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By ga1ba2
SS Brew Pot

There is a good deal on a Stainless Steel 24 Quart Brew Pot at B Js Wholesale club. $39.99 :ban:
Forum: General Techniques 10-06-2006, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By ga1ba2
Jello 2

When you add the Knox gelatin do you hydrate or just sprinkle it on the top. Do you whirl the secondary gently to make sure it mixes with the beer. I assume you do it a day or two before bottling....
Forum: General Techniques 09-27-2006, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By ga1ba2
Wyeast Activator Pack

Help Please:eek: Received my pumpkin ale kit from Midwest today. I activated the yeast this afternoon and thought I would brew tonight. The pack is nicely activated but I can't brew until tomorrow...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-22-2006, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By ga1ba2
Grain Bag

Anything wrong with reusing a grain bag? :confused: Of course I would clean and sanitize it first.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-12-2006, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,896
Posted By ga1ba2
Haven't tried it yet but Midwest has a pumpkin...

Haven't tried it yet but Midwest has a pumpkin extract kit.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/site_search.aspx?SearchStr=pumpkin
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-29-2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By ga1ba2
Thanks, took me a few tries but now I understand ...

Thanks, took me a few tries but now I understand :rockin:
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-29-2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By ga1ba2
How do you estimate FG

I have been brewing from kits with LME and speciality grains. The label on the box indicates OG of the wort and attenuation of the yeast. How do I estimate FG?:confused:
Forum: General Techniques 08-25-2006, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By ga1ba2
European bottles have slightly larger crowns then...

European bottles have slightly larger crowns then American bottles. With my Heinekin bottles I use a 29mm cap available from most LBS or mail order (NB has them) you might also need a 29mm bell to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-22-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By ga1ba2
Still little carbonation

:mug: It has been almost 4 weeks and carbonation is about the same. The beer is very good tasting and clear but no head but it is definitely not flat just can't see any bubbles rising. Just bottled...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-16-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By ga1ba2
Very little carbonation

Been out of the hobby for 15 years. I started up again on July 6th. a NB Irish Red Ale. It has been in the bottles for 20 days. I sampled today, it is very clear and tastes great but not much...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-16-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By ga1ba2
C Brite Sanatizer/Cleanser

I had to go to an out of state home brew store. I have used One Step in the past and wanted to try Star San. They only had C Brite.The owner said that is all he uses. I have heard of B Brite can...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-01-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By ga1ba2
Temperature after bottling

What is a good temperature to condition and carbonate my bottled brew. I bottled a NB Irish Red Ale 5 days ago. There doesn't appear to be any yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottles so I expect...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2006, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By ga1ba2
Too tall racking cane

My racking cane sticks above the top of my carboy about 5 inches. It didn't siphon very well. Should I cut it so the crook of the cane is at the top of the carboy? Will it then work better. Thanks in...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-01-2006, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,947
Posted By ga1ba2
:mug: My name is Gary and this is my first post....

:mug: My name is Gary and this is my first post. I have brewed in the past but havn't in about 12 years. I won't say how old I am but I used to brew with Blue Ribbon Extract and bakers yeast:eek: I...
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