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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-26-2013, 05:09 PM
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Thanks Bill! I greatly appreciate your support! ...

Thanks Bill! I greatly appreciate your support!

Chris
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2013, 11:01 PM
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I think that's a reasonable course of...

I think that's a reasonable course of action...after giving the beer 2 to 3 weeks in the primary. You can ferment the secondary warmer than the primary (the beer's character is pretty well set after...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-08-2013, 10:06 PM
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I also carry that bucket...

I also carry that bucket (http://milehibrewingsupplies.com/brewmasters/brewing-equipment-supplies/fermenting-the-wort/plastic-fermenters.html) that's sort of clear...from Brewcraft. Would be happy...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2013, 09:15 PM
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Hate to tell you this, but OneStep is NOT a...

Hate to tell you this, but OneStep is NOT a sanitizer...just a cleanser. I think many folks are tricked into thinking it is due to the clever name that could be construed to mean both cleaning and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2013, 02:26 AM
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Absolutely not! This is not good advice, for...

Absolutely not! This is not good advice, for several reasons: It will thin the beer, lower the OG and alcohol, possibly introduce bacteria, definitely introduce oxygen...enough said.

You will...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2013, 08:12 PM
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Now that I AM one, I can assure you that the...

Now that I AM one, I can assure you that the prices you pay at your LHBS are not the fault of the owner (in most cases). Wholesale prices, shipping, rent, etc...add up fast. Believe me, most of us...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2013, 08:08 PM
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So...if that's the case, Captncully would argue...

So...if that's the case, Captncully would argue (correctly...) that your bucket is now likely harboring bacteria, as well as odor. That odor indicates that chemical compounds have attached...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2013, 07:36 PM
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Too funny!!

Too funny!!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2013, 05:29 PM
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There are a few nice items on sale at our LHBS. ...

There are a few nice items on sale at our LHBS. Perhaps a huge flask for yeast starters, a stir plate, or a HopRocket (http://http://milehibrewingsupplies.com/brewmasters/beer-specials.html)...check...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 22
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I agree with gcdowd...often times the water and...

I agree with gcdowd...often times the water and wort don't mix well when doing partial boils like this. Now that we know you're true gravity is more likely around 1.051, you may well be ok. So sit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2013, 11:10 PM
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I'd recommend 4 liters. I have some good starter...

I'd recommend 4 liters. I have some good starter instructions which I tried to attach for you here but it failed. I'll post a link for you tomorrow. Good luck!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2013, 10:40 PM
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Since this was a high gravity beer, it's pretty...

Since this was a high gravity beer, it's pretty certain that you'll need to pitch more yeast after moving it to a secondary. I'd recommend getting another yeast pack and doing a starter (do you know...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2013, 09:02 PM
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You have a couple of reasonable options: ...

You have a couple of reasonable options: Get/grow more yeast and pitch it now or let the current yeast work it's way through fermentation, then asses the situation after 2-3 weeks of fermenting. If...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-06-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 110
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Wow guys! So much emotion surrounding fermenter...

Wow guys! So much emotion surrounding fermenter materials! I think the bottom line is that both work fine for homebrewing as long as you understand their respective strengths and weaknesses. Each...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2013, 07:47 PM
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Norie was right. Ignore the instructions and...

Norie was right. Ignore the instructions and leave your primary alone for 3 full weeks, then bottle. BigFloyd also nailed it when he says the yeast need time to clean-up their early fermentation...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-06-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 173,695
http://milehibrewingsupplies.com/ A small...

http://milehibrewingsupplies.com/

A small town store that has comparable prices (we match prices!) to the big corporate stores, incomparable service, and a great variety of merchandise! Give us a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-06-2013, 01:51 AM
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Uh...that may have been a bad bet on my part!

Uh...that may have been a bad bet on my part!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-06-2013, 01:41 AM
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Minor point here, but you can and should...

Minor point here, but you can and should calibrate your hydrometers. Calibrate may not be the technically correct term, but the principle is the same...ensuring you know how to read your hydrometer....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-06-2013, 01:32 AM
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To answer the question "why do people use glass...

To answer the question "why do people use glass carboys", there are several reasons. First, glass is inert and will not take on odors...buckets do. Once a bucket takes on odor, it's time for a new...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2013, 01:14 AM
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That's right. All yeast strains perform a little...

That's right. All yeast strains perform a little differently...and it NEVER pays to rush your beer. Your beer should continue to drop to around 1.016 (give or take)...and it's fine that you added...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2013, 02:52 PM
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Try warming up the fermenter to the high 60's and...

Try warming up the fermenter to the high 60's and swirl (don't shake...) the fermenter. At this point, if it's not too much trouble, I'd pitch another packet of yeast, as well. And yes, pitching at...
Forum: General Techniques 02-04-2013, 08:02 PM
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Do you keg your beer? If so, a shot of Co2 into...

Do you keg your beer? If so, a shot of Co2 into the secondary, before racking, will eliminate the oxygen uptake. There are several ways to dry hop, but ideally, I'd recommend going to the secondary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,736
Well, I hate to be a pessimist, but that's really...

Well, I hate to be a pessimist, but that's really cold for liquid yeast! It may well have been killed if the pack froze. But, I agree with the last post...give it some time before tossing it and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,736
There are a few ways to know if your starter has...

There are a few ways to know if your starter has actually fermented: There should be a white layer of fresh yeast on the bottom of the container. There should be a slight (w/lager) ring around the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
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With all due respect to the self described...

With all due respect to the self described "ranter", there are more reasons to chill and pitch quickly than the obvious need to get your yeast going before wild yeast or bacteria (which IS a very...
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