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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-19-2010, 03:15 AM
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Posted By abonzer
I am not a lager expert, hence this post, but...

I am not a lager expert, hence this post, but doesn't the yeast strain have more to do with a beer being a lager than sediment in the beer? If you can't naturally carbonate a lager than how do you...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-18-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By abonzer
I did not get all the soda/acid residue out of...

I did not get all the soda/acid residue out of the keg well enough before I dumped my beer. At least that is what I think happened. The beer had a very funny twang to it that I have not had with...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-18-2010, 01:43 PM
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Posted By abonzer
Thanks for your thoughts CarsonCE! My plan is to...

Thanks for your thoughts CarsonCE! My plan is to leave it at 35 to 40 degrees for 3 to 4 weeks and then bring it in to room temperature for a few weeks to carbonate. Hopefully it works out. My...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-18-2010, 12:37 AM
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Views: 1,058
Posted By abonzer
So, I went ahead and added the priming sugar in...

So, I went ahead and added the priming sugar in the keg and put my keg in the garage at 40 degrees. I suppose I will need to bring the keg in to room temp in order for the priming sugar to carbonate...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-16-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By abonzer
Using Keg as Secondary for Lager

I am in the process of making my first lager and I am at the point of needing to move it to the secondary and plan on using one of my kegs for this. Question, can I also add priming sugar to the keg...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-16-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By abonzer
It is normal practice for the pump and/or...

It is normal practice for the pump and/or concrete truck to wash out at the location the concrete was poured, but the contractor who poured the concrete should have removed these "clumps" when they...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-12-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,002
Posted By abonzer
Gila, with all the bedroom action you are not...

Gila, with all the bedroom action you are not getting you should have plenty of time to take care of your yard:D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By abonzer
I would just assume it is fine and wait one week...

I would just assume it is fine and wait one week or so and then take a hydrometer reading to make sure it is below 1.010. It will be alcohol, but you just won't know how potent it is since you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-10-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By abonzer
What about mushroom hunting, bass fishing, and...

What about mushroom hunting, bass fishing, and beer brewing all in a span of two days? All that seems to be missing is some gun shooting and nascar..... whoops nascar is on tonight, guess I might be...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-16-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,251
Posted By abonzer
Expect to pay around $4/SF for a 5-inch thick...

Expect to pay around $4/SF for a 5-inch thick concrete driveway and about $1/SF for removal of the old driveway. For a 1,300 SF driveway this would come out to be about $6,500. If you can get it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-13-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By abonzer
My first All Grain was done using this method and...

My first All Grain was done using this method and the beer turned out good. The only downside I had was trying to get 6 gallons of wort up to a boil. It took about an hour and I could never reach a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By abonzer
I have tried both ways and it seemed like there...

I have tried both ways and it seemed like there was more orange and coriander flavor when I left it in during the primary fermentation. I am not sure how the pros do it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-04-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By abonzer
I am currently dry hopping my first dry hopped...

I am currently dry hopping my first dry hopped beer and have some of the same questions. I racked from the primary to the secondary directly on top of the hop pellets. It has been about 1 week and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-24-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By abonzer
Thanks for the input Warped04! So far, in my...

Thanks for the input Warped04! So far, in my limited brewing history, I haven't made it to the yeast starter step yet, but I know that is something I need to start doing.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-24-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By abonzer
I can't say it any better than Lou.

I can't say it any better than Lou.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-24-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By abonzer
Does Anyone Buy Liquid Yeast in Advance of Summer?

Where I live the closest home brew shop is about a 1 1/2 hours away so I usually order from Midwest online. Does anyone else who orders online load up on liquid yeast during colder temps and keep...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By abonzer
Thanks for the info! It sounds like it is mostly...

Thanks for the info! It sounds like it is mostly the preference of the brewer. I am helping a friend of mine brew his own batch for the first time today and I don't want to give him bad advice!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By abonzer
I also noticed when I did a wheat beer the smell...

I also noticed when I did a wheat beer the smell during fermentation was not very pleasant, but the beer turned out great! I wouldn't worry about it. I bet it has something to do with the yeast...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By abonzer
Batch Sparge Mash-In Water

John Palmer's book "How to Brew" says to add the water to the grain during the mash-in and not the other way around, but several videos on you tube show people doing it the other way around by...
Forum: Introductions 03-15-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By abonzer
Welcome! Beer Crazy in Urbandale is where I...

Welcome! Beer Crazy in Urbandale is where I first bought my supplies (back when I knew zero) and the guy working was not very helpful for a beginner. New brewers is how his business will survive so...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-11-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,365
Posted By abonzer
The only issue I had the shop in my area (new...

The only issue I had the shop in my area (new business about 1 year ago) was the owner only provided yes and no answers and no solid advice for a first time brewer (that was 2 months ago). To me the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-01-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 311,111
Posted By abonzer
I was well underway when I asked my question. I...

I was well underway when I asked my question. I ended up using 5 gallons of water in my original mash (at the time this seemed to make sense to me) with about 12 lbs of grain. My sparge temp was a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By abonzer
I went ahead and pitched it anyways since I...

I went ahead and pitched it anyways since I didn't have the necessary materials to make a starter. There is a little airlock activity so I think I got lucky.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By abonzer
Frozen White Labs

Due to the recent Thanksgiving Holiday my Fedex package containing brew supplies sat at my doorstep for a few days at below freezing temperatures (25 degrees). This package contained White Labs...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 311,111
Posted By abonzer
I am going to give this method a try. I have an...

I am going to give this method a try. I have an 8-gallon brew pot. With a pot this size would it be a good idea to use 5-gallons of water with the initial mash? The initial water temp would...
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