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Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-16-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By craigrigney
I like all the suggestions. Thank you all very...

I like all the suggestions. Thank you all very much. Eric, I did ask for the recipe. Unfortunately, they get their "custom brew" from a local microbrew who purchased the recipe. I asked the pub...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-15-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By craigrigney
Oh, I forgot to mention I am an extract brewer. ...

Oh, I forgot to mention I am an extract brewer. Thanks!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-15-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By craigrigney
Amber Ale Suggestions

Hello all! I just got back from an irish pub that had an excellent amber irish ale on tap. Is was made by a local microbrew destributer, so no chance on getting the recipe. I seem to really enjoy...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-05-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By craigrigney
By dumps, I am referring to the dump valve of my...

By dumps, I am referring to the dump valve of my conical fermenter. I will "dump" it into a glass jar (sanitized) where I am trying to get a feel for how much yeast I get vs. how much I use. To be...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By craigrigney
What I have always done was pull until the liquid...

What I have always done was pull until the liquid comes. For instance, the first pull is all semi-solids, trub, etc. The second was also pulling until it gets thinned out. I let is sit in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By craigrigney
lager yeast starter help

First of all, I have never done this before. I have been homebrewing for 3 years and decided to start harvesting and reusing yeast. My first attempt will be a lager yeast. I read numerus posting on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-02-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By craigrigney
Conical lager yeast harvest question

First of all, I have never done this before. I have been homebrewing for 3 years and decided to start harvesting and reusing yeast. My first attempt will be a lager yeast. I read numerus posting on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-02-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By craigrigney
Conical lager yeast harvest question

First of all, I have never done this before. I have been homebrewing for 3 years and decided to start harvesting and reusing yeast. My first attempt will be a lager yeast. I read numerus posting...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By craigrigney
Thank you all for your feedback regarding the...

Thank you all for your feedback regarding the initial question. I am new to Lagers because of the temp requirements, and I am wanting to harvest the yeast for my first time. That leads to another...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-30-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By craigrigney
Thanks guys. I think I will wait an additional...

Thanks guys. I think I will wait an additional day and dump the trub then an additional day before I try to harvest some of the yeast, putting me about 7 days after the start of fermentation. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-30-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By craigrigney
lager yeast question

Hello all. I typically brew almost all ales, but I am trying my first lager in my new conical fermenter. My queston is since lagers will ferment on the bottom, do I still want to use my dump valve...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By craigrigney
woops, sorry, I mispelled lager. Too many...

woops, sorry, I mispelled lager. Too many homebrews!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By craigrigney
Conical fermenter and lagar question

Forgive this question as it sounds like I am a newbie. I have been homebrewing for 3 years, but this is only my second lagar I have ever made. I know lagars will ferment on the bottom, unlike ales...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-21-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By craigrigney
So if I add aroma hops in the last 5 minutes of...

So if I add aroma hops in the last 5 minutes of boil, then strain them out prior to putting them in the fermenter, I will not loose any aroma? I of course trust your judgement or I would not have...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-21-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By craigrigney
Whole leaf hops brewing question

Hello all. I have a quick question. As with all my hobbies, this one is getting out of control. I recently bought a conical stainless fermenter, and love it. I also just started growing my own hops....
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-19-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By craigrigney
Conical fermenter with whole leaf hops

Hello all. I have a quick question. As with all my hobbies, this one is getting out of control. I recently bought a conical stainless fermenter, and love it. I also just started growing my own...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-03-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,485
Posted By craigrigney
Thank you everyone. I am ready to go.

Thank you everyone. I am ready to go.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-02-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By craigrigney
OK, I think I am getting it. When I give it a...

OK, I think I am getting it. When I give it a shot, then purge it, then shoot it again, how much time should I wait from each? Also, If I am going to give it a shot, and let it sit for 2-3 weeks,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-02-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By craigrigney
So if I just want to store it in my basement for...

So if I just want to store it in my basement for say 3 weeks, I can shoot it with CO2, this will not fully carbonate it becasue it is not on constant CO2. But, this will keep the beer good until I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-02-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By craigrigney
prime naturally, then what?

I am about to start kegging, and I am trying to learn as much as I can. There have beens several posts on here that are extremely helpful, but have another few questions.

I am learning about...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-01-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,485
Posted By craigrigney
Thanks guys. I will search for instructions for...

Thanks guys. I will search for instructions for the Danby. The only concern I had was the picture made it look like the controls were right on top, where I want to put the tower. This is the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-31-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,485
Posted By craigrigney
Thanks for the suggestion. The only problem with...

Thanks for the suggestion. The only problem with this one is I am set on a two tap tower, so it appears this option is out. See what I mean...it gets so discouraging. I hate to purchase a pre-made...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-31-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,485
Posted By craigrigney
Looking to make kegerator from mini refrigerator

I know how annoying it is for repeat questions on this forum. I have searched and searched and am growing frustrated. I want to make my own kegerator out of a mini refrigerator, and I am not sure...
Forum: General Techniques 04-25-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By craigrigney
It doesn't dump everything. It works well, but...

It doesn't dump everything. It works well, but not enough to stir the wort without consequence. It is worth the money and time savings, except for the carbination. The drops are fast, but...
Forum: General Techniques 04-25-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By craigrigney
How to prime a conical fermenter wort

I typically use the carbonation drops from muntons and coopers to carbonate each bottle. I carbonate both 12 ounce and 1 liter bottles. I do this straight from my conical fermenter so I do not have...
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