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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-29-2014, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Bobb25
Mold in Fermenter/fridge ?

I have a 7 cu. ft. freezer/fermentation chamber. It is set at 65 degrees with a Double IPA aging in it. The beer is safe with water in the air lock, but I am seeing mold forming in the fridge, and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By Bobb25
I would suggest that you visit the Naples Beach...

I would suggest that you visit the Naples Beach Brewery. I spend the winter in Naples, and the two guys I met at the Brewery there were very friendly. You could get many of your questions...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-26-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Bobb25
No Sediment??

My second home brew batch is a California Common, "Steam" beer. I could not be more happy with it's taste and clarity. I bottled it with the included pouch of sugar, and it has carbonated very...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-25-2014, 02:48 PM
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Views: 13,422
Posted By Bobb25
Rack 'em up fer me. I'm in.

Rack 'em up fer me. I'm in.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-04-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 21,523
Posted By Bobb25
Yup, as an engineer and new brewer ( who is...

Yup, as an engineer and new brewer ( who is drinking a home-brew now ) I am into innovations, and would love a chance to try this product.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Bobb25
in Petaluma, there is Lagunitas.

in Petaluma, there is Lagunitas.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-16-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 828
Posted By Bobb25
No direct experience, yet, ...but just a thought...

No direct experience, yet, ...but just a thought here. Could you have a pinhole leak in one of the lines? ( You said they were fairly long ) Can you pressurize the lines and submerse them in a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-15-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 820
Posted By Bobb25
Well, as a newby ( and an ex-engineer) I have...

Well, as a newby ( and an ex-engineer) I have been carefully following instructions, and Midwest says " following a 7 to 14 day primary fermentation, a 10 week secondary fermentation " is...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-15-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Bobb25
First I would try to protect the...

First I would try to protect the micro-electronics in the STC1000 by not using it until the source of the problem is found. I suspect that there is a problem with the immersion heater. If you have...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 820
Posted By Bobb25
Just to let you guys know, within a couple of...

Just to let you guys know, within a couple of hours of pitching the dry yeast starter, the airlock was bubbling, and this morning it is going crazy. :ban: Of course we won't have a taste for three...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-13-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 820
Posted By Bobb25
Dry yeast in a starter?

I would like to make sure that I am on the right track. I have bought a hop head double IPA extract kit, and it came with Safale dry US-05 yeast. On tuesday I pitched it into a 1 liter starter on...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-05-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Bobb25
Thermostar Digital Controller

I have been itching to pull the trigger on a digital temperature controller for a recently acquired chest freezer. I had about decided on a Johnson Controls digital unit, when I got an email from...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-13-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bobb25
I smoked cigarettes from 1968 ( 21 y.o.) to...

I smoked cigarettes from 1968 ( 21 y.o.) to November 29, 1982 at 11:59 PM. ( 35 y.o. ) . I had tried cutting back, low tar brands, pipes, etc... Finally just decided to quit cold turkey as a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 362
Posted By Bobb25
Most garage door opener motor mechanisms have...

Most garage door opener motor mechanisms have adjustment screws on the drive box. The three that I have had over the years were all slightly different. You might find instructions on-line. I think...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Bobb25
6 gallon secondary fermentor?

I have a 5 gallon batch in the primary. I was hoping to use a 6 gallon Bubbler that I was recently given as a secondary fermentor, but I have a concern. On my initial brew, I used a 5 gallon...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-23-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,480
Posted By Bobb25
I received the home brewing kit for my birthday...

I received the home brewing kit for my birthday #67 from SWMBO, and my second batch is now in the fermentor. I am grateful for the knowledge shared by all of you whipper-snappers.
Bob
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Bobb25
How do I know if my beer got infected?

Yesterday I brewed my second batch, a California Common. I had tried to use a screen in the funnel when siphoning from the brew kettle to the fermentor. Unfortunately there was so much gunk from...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Bobb25
Michael, I am twice your age, with three kids, ...

Michael, I am twice your age, with three kids, and have been married almost 44 years. Held off home brewing until after I retired. I brewed my first batch, an American Wheat LME last November, (...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Bobb25
Michael: I realize that your post is quite old, ...

Michael: I realize that your post is quite old, but a Google search for home brew clubs, Columbus Ohio turned you up. I live in Chillicothe, and have recently started the home brew hobby. Have...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Bobb25
Well I prepared a 1 liter starter with light DME,...

Well I prepared a 1 liter starter with light DME, boiled it for 10 minutes and cooled it. When I cut the Wyeast pack, I was not surprised to find that the nutrient pouch had not been broken. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-14-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Bobb25
Smak pack

So I smacked my first pack this morning.....Wyeast 2112, I could not really feel the internal packet through the thick foil, to be able to be able to move it to a corner and crush the way the pack...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-10-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Bobb25
I am far from expert, however on my first batch,...

I am far from expert, however on my first batch, an american wheat ale, I brought half of the bottles upstairs, in December, and left half in the cellar. The half upstairs conditioned well and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-07-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Bobb25
Smack Pack

New brewer here and for my first batch did an American wheat Ale with dry yeast. It turned out well. I checked the ambient in my beer closet and it is running 56 degrees, and I expect it to slowly...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-09-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Bobb25
Sanitizing flip top bottle caps

I received several cartons of the "Grolsch Style" flip top bottles for a gift. What is necessary to sanitize these caps. After cleaning the bottles, I will be spraying them with Star San. Is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,341
Posted By Bobb25
Several years ago my oldest daughter bought me...

Several years ago my oldest daughter bought me some"Dortmunder Gold" from the Great Lakes Brewery in Cleveland, Ohio. Then we visited the brewery, did the tours, etc.. Year before last SWMBO and I...
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