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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-10-2006, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Brewby, my beer
keg carbing questions

Hi, I'm relatively new to kegging. I have a Hefe on tap now.

I have looked around for information on the boards about carbing and balancing and I think I'm on the right track.

I'm going with...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-19-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I went to Lowes a couple of weeks ago to look at...

I went to Lowes a couple of weeks ago to look at freezers and they had one for $158. It was a Holiday 5.0cf chest freezer. It looked like you could fit 3 cornies in it.

Also Walmart has freezers...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-19-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,595
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I don't know about free, but I think Austin Home...

I don't know about free, but I think Austin Home Brew has $5.99 shipping on all items, no minimum purchase

https://www.austinhomebrew.com/index.php
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-06-2006, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By Brewby, my beer
If you took the hydro reading before adding the...

If you took the hydro reading before adding the extra gallon of water, that would explain why the OG was so high.

I just had a similar thing happen to me. I to the OG once the wort was at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,952
Posted By Brewby, my beer
This is the heffe that I brewed and it came out...

This is the heffe that I brewed and it came out very good.

6.60 lb Wheat Liquid Extract (10.0 SRM) Extract 100.0 %
0.75 oz Hallertauer [3.20%] (60 min) Hops 6.4 IBU
0.69 oz Hallertauer [3.20%]...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-04-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,296
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I'm glad he's doing this. Of course he's going to...

I'm glad he's doing this. Of course he's going to make a boat load of money off of this. I'm sure he owns the rights to everything he has done.

Have you heard the story of why it took so long to...
Forum: General Techniques 05-01-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By Brewby, my beer
Brewhead fiddles while wort burns! :cross:

Brewhead fiddles while wort burns! :cross:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I brewed up a Dunkel Weissen this weekend. ...

I brewed up a Dunkel Weissen this weekend.

7lb of Wheat DME
1/2lb Chocolate Malt
1/4lb German Munich
2oz Mt Hood (60min)
1oz Hallertau (15min)

Re-pitched WYeast Weinstephan Heffe.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-27-2006, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,980
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I saw some crates at K-Mart the other day. they...

I saw some crates at K-Mart the other day. they are tall enough for bottles but I'm not sure if they would fit 24 bottles or not. They sold for about $4 a piece.
Forum: General Techniques 04-27-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 789
Posted By Brewby, my beer
Steeping Grains?

When steeping grains pre-boil, are sugars extracted from the grain or is this step only for flavor/color.

When formulating a recipe you take the steeped grains into account to figure the final...
Forum: General Techniques 04-25-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I use the tube it came in, but I don't like it....

I use the tube it came in, but I don't like it. The hydrometer always ends up leaning against the side of the tube. I need to get a good testing tube (glass)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I just opened my first Heffe (of my own making)...

I just opened my first Heffe (of my own making) on Saturday. I used the Wyeast 3068 Weinstephan yeast. I came out fantastic. It's a little bit darker than a Weinstephan, but the typical heffe flavors...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-21-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By Brewby, my beer
"The average American drinks 22 Gallons of beer...

"The average American drinks 22 Gallons of beer annually, and even though this product would demand a large price premium over a traditional can, the convenience factor and bragging rights would make...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-17-2006, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I keep thinking the same thing. Like, get 6...

I keep thinking the same thing. Like, get 6 bottling wands rigged to the syphon so you could fill a six pack all at once.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-17-2006, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,171
Posted By Brewby, my beer
There used to be a brew pub by me. It was a huge...

There used to be a brew pub by me. It was a huge bar with 4 - 5 giant tanks (about 5ft diameter and about 18ft tall) called the 'Colorado Brew Pub'. I think it may have been a franchise or chain....
Forum: General Techniques 04-17-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I had read some where that boils over an hour...

I had read some where that boils over an hour start to caramelize the wort and make it darker.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-14-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,721
Posted By Brewby, my beer
Name her Oatmeal, so you can hook her up to your...

Name her Oatmeal, so you can hook her up to your dog sled and shout
"mush Oatmeal, mush"

Aba-de, aba-de, aba-de, that's all folks!:cross:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-13-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Brewby, my beer
The temp when this was in the primary (no...

The temp when this was in the primary (no secondary) was a fairly constant 68deg.

The recipe was:

2.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 34.8 %
3.75 lb Dark Liquid Extract (17.5 SRM)...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-13-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Brewby, my beer
Question about Irish Ale yeast

I brewed a dark ale and used Irish Ale yeast (Wyeast 1084).

The beer has a sort of sharp/dry after taste very similar to a Guinness.

Is this characteristic of Irish Ale yeast.

The Wyeast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2006, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Brewby, my beer
Popped the top on my first HB tonight!

It is my first batch ever. I did an extract kit from Austin Home Brew.

Cooper's Dark Ale.

The color is very nice. A dark amber. It had a very nice head on it
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,831
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I just started, so I'm not going to stop now. ...

I just started, so I'm not going to stop now.

My apartment has a front stair well that is always much cooler than the house, even in warm weather. It's 'L' shaped and has a landing in the middle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I put two bottles of my first batch in the fridge...

I put two bottles of my first batch in the fridge this morning. I'll be cracking one open tonight!:mug: :ban: :rockin:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,952
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I don't know if it's avilable in your area, but I...

I don't know if it's avilable in your area, but I use Long Trail bottles. They are a good standard long neck type. (and the beer is not too expencive either $6.99/6pk where I live.)

As for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,156
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I just bottled a Hefeweissen made with the...

I just bottled a Hefeweissen made with the Weinstephan Wyeast. I took a little taste while bottling and it tasted very good to me (for a warm, un-carbonated beer). Another two weeks in and I'll let...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By Brewby, my beer
I've only used the spring loaded type. I've had...

I've only used the spring loaded type. I've had no problems with it yet. It does drip quite a bit when not pressed down but that's not a huge deal.
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