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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-17-2012, 06:03 AM
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Posted By iv_hokie12
Thank you very much! Are there any disassembly...

Thank you very much! Are there any disassembly guides for those little pieces that you don't think about? I didn't even know that there were o-rings other than the lid o-ring. Also thanks for the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-17-2012, 03:12 AM
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Posted By iv_hokie12
Newb kegging questions

I just picked up a couple of pin lock kegs from a friend that apparently came straight from coke. They still have sprite and coke in them anyway. I'm trying to drain them as quickly as possible...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By iv_hokie12
You really can, but its easier to get it mixed up...

You really can, but its easier to get it mixed up better in a 2nd bucket. You really don't want to stir in the primary and introduce oxygen and kick up extra sediment.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By iv_hokie12
If you have a local homebrew store get a...

If you have a local homebrew store get a beginners equipment kit. It will have everything you need in there except the pot and thermometer. You can easily build your own wort chiller, but there...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2012, 05:07 PM
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Posted By iv_hokie12
Having too much headspace might be an issue.

Having too much headspace might be an issue.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2012, 02:43 PM
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Posted By iv_hokie12
Unless it was a huge IPA it was almost certainly...

Unless it was a huge IPA it was almost certainly done. That said, use a hydrometer in the future.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By iv_hokie12
You really don't need to secondary. You will...

You really don't need to secondary. You will probably get less sediment as it is really hard not to get a lot when racking out of the primary. That is about it though.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By iv_hokie12
[quote=Jbuecker71;3957871] Youre fine. ...

[quote=Jbuecker71;3957871]

Youre fine. Granted something could have gotten in when youre lid blew, but its pretty unlikely. Did the kit come with dry hops? I usually love them in IPAs, but in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-02-2012, 06:20 PM
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Posted By iv_hokie12
Even if it is 11.2, I love buying Guinness just...

Even if it is 11.2, I love buying Guinness just because their bottles look awesome and will look even cooler with my beer in it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-31-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By iv_hokie12
I have a friend who had a raspberry stout and a...

I have a friend who had a raspberry stout and a hefeweisen kegged. I forget what went wrong, but some seal broke and they both ended up in the bottom of his keezer. He got as much as he could back...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-31-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By iv_hokie12
Thanks, and yeah I am force carbing. There were...

Thanks, and yeah I am force carbing. There were a few people hear saying that they hated the taste of sorbates so I was thinking that might be a way around that. Have you noticed a change in flavor.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-31-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By iv_hokie12
New to cider

So I've been reading on here trying to find out more about cider making. There is quite a bit to process, so forgive me if this is a noob question. I was thinking about making a batch that looked...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-30-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,136
Posted By iv_hokie12
This is a great point. If any Asian country is...

This is a great point. If any Asian country is willing to embrace aspects of Western culture its Japan.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By iv_hokie12
Did the BMCs use pry offs back in the day?

Did the BMCs use pry offs back in the day?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By iv_hokie12
Thanks! I doubt I can build one that cheap.

Thanks! I doubt I can build one that cheap.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 292
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Posted By iv_hokie12
I was about to mention NOLA! Bstreet is awesome!

I was about to mention NOLA! Bstreet is awesome!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By iv_hokie12
When was this/how big is it? I'm looking at...

When was this/how big is it? I'm looking at spending $75 on one. Granted I want mine to have a lot of copper for some fast chills.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 292
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Posted By iv_hokie12
Wish that guy the best of luck!

Wish that guy the best of luck!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By iv_hokie12
Revvy is that you!?!?!?! :mug:

Revvy is that you!?!?!?!

:mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 32,961
Posted By iv_hokie12
shaking my head

shaking my head
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By iv_hokie12
Wow! 1.040 is very high. A lot of people freak...

Wow! 1.040 is very high. A lot of people freak out at 1.020 which is where extract stops often. Did you get your OG?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,136
Posted By iv_hokie12
Well, once you get into all grain the difference...

Well, once you get into all grain the difference is really a matter of scale. The only thing I can think of that is really different from a recipe perspective is you need fewer hops and will get...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By iv_hokie12
Youre fine! I love your post about experimenting...

Youre fine! I love your post about experimenting too! Sounds like you have the right personality type for this. Youll learn to relax once you get a few batches under your belt. Irish Stout with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By iv_hokie12
Can you go into more detail about this? The...

Can you go into more detail about this? The oxidation coating thing I mean
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By iv_hokie12
If it is a can of HME there is a good chance...

If it is a can of HME there is a good chance there are instructions on the inside of the wrapper. I wouldn't pay too much attention to that though. HME kits typically make 3 gallons. If you want to...
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