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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By mbeattie
Summertime Beer festival - NJ

SUNDAY, JUNE 25
WATERLOO SUMMER BEER FESTIVAL
Fee: $22.00
Time: 12pm-5pm
Location: Waterloo Village
The Waterloo Summer Beer Festival is a great day of beer tasting, food noshing and music...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-09-2006, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By mbeattie
These are both pepsi, but they are challenger VI...

These are both pepsi, but they are challenger VI kegs instead of cornelius. Maybe that's the difference?

They both seem to work all right, but the posts and poppets are a pain... the dip tubes...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-08-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By mbeattie
blue top corny kegs

I just 2 new kegs today and they have blue tops! not black like usual.

Weird, eh?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-07-2006, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By mbeattie
I have been putting my beer into 5 gal corny kegs...

I have been putting my beer into 5 gal corny kegs and then force carbonating it. After that, I use my beer gun to put some in 2 liter soda bottles with a carbonator cap and use that for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-31-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,822
Posted By mbeattie
I was going to build something like this, but I...

I was going to build something like this, but I couldnt find a good temp sensor.

What I really wanted was a box that could transmit wirelessly (bluetooth or whatever) with like 2 ft of temp a temp...
Forum: General Techniques 05-05-2006, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By mbeattie
I want to join in on the Jersey fun. I am...

I want to join in on the Jersey fun.

I am living in Stanhope now. Right off rt 80, exit 27b
Forum: General Techniques 05-04-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By mbeattie
Or, just dont jam it in so far. I put mine like...

Or, just dont jam it in so far. I put mine like half way in and have never had a problem grabbing he lip and pulling it out.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-02-2006, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By mbeattie
huh? They are in a scrap yard... go get them

huh? They are in a scrap yard... go get them
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-12-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By mbeattie
Warmer? No.... colder is always better

Warmer? No.... colder is always better
Forum: Mead Forum 03-14-2006, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,885
Posted By mbeattie
How does this recipe turn out with different...

How does this recipe turn out with different yeast? Like ale or wine yeast?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-08-2006, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By mbeattie
It's gonna be hard to get it up that high... ...

It's gonna be hard to get it up that high... Even that super high gravity yeast wont really handle it well.

You want to get the OG up to like 1.100 or something like that and add a mix of a few...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-07-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By mbeattie
I dont know. I have had the hardest time with...

I dont know. I have had the hardest time with amstel light bottles. They have the same plastic labels...

I can usually peel off most of the label, but the adhesive is left behind, and as much as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By mbeattie
Nah, it's fine. Just use the sanitizer drain it....

Nah, it's fine. Just use the sanitizer drain it. Should be fine after that.

FWIW, I usually rinse no rise sanitizer anyway and I have never had a problem with infections *knocks on wood*
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,127
Posted By mbeattie
Where exactly can I find the all grain recipe for...

Where exactly can I find the all grain recipe for this?

*edit = Found it.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=5362&page=4
Forum: General Techniques 02-27-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,653
Posted By mbeattie
Could always do what they do to eisbock... chill...

Could always do what they do to eisbock... chill the beer to the point where the water freezes and the alcohol doesnt, and then remove the ice. That concentrates the alcohol.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2006, 02:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,030
Posted By mbeattie
Ball valve

Is there any problem using a ball valve labeled for gas and not water on my mash tun? I could only find valves the right size that were labeled 'gas' and after putting it together it seems to work...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By mbeattie
Is it bad to do a smaller batch in a larger pot? ...

Is it bad to do a smaller batch in a larger pot? Like 5 gallons in a 60 quart pot?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By mbeattie
pot size

I have been using a 20 quart enamel pot. So I have been unable to do a boil of the full volume. I am looking to upgrade to a pot that can do the full volume. Would you recommend going the whole 9...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-25-2006, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By mbeattie
First all grain complete

I did my first all grain today. I ended up doing an oatmeal stout. Did a batch sparge in my 5 gallon igloo max cold mash tun. Got about 68% efficiency... not that bad for my first attempt I guess....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-24-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By mbeattie
http://www.beertown.org/homebrewing/legal.html ...

http://www.beertown.org/homebrewing/legal.html

Look up your state's homebrew laws there.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By mbeattie
in NJ you need to file with the state to get a...

in NJ you need to file with the state to get a permit that costs $20.

http://www.state.nj.us/lps/abc/downloads/hbp.pdf

There might be something like that there also, check your state's websites.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-23-2006, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By mbeattie
Yea, I am going to use White Labs 001 as a yeast....

Yea, I am going to use White Labs 001 as a yeast. Nice and clean.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-23-2006, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By mbeattie
Very pale ale recipe

I am doing my first all grain batch this weekend and wanted to make a very pale ale. I am thinking sort of like a pilsner but an ale. Here's the recipe I was thinking of. Please give me any...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-22-2006, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By mbeattie
Cost of grain

I was wondering what people here generally pay for grain. I have been seeing 50 lb bags of 2 row online for around $50. Today I went to a homebrew store near work and they are selling 50 lb bags...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 574
Posted By mbeattie
Actually I believe 600 is the max lovibond...

Actually I believe 600 is the max lovibond rating, not 100.
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