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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2013, 02:31 AM
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Using this, how can you tell that the starter...

Using this, how can you tell that the starter fermented? I usually see residue from foam on the inside of the flask well above the liquid.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2013, 01:52 AM
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I have a 2000mL flask and when I tried making a...

I have a 2000mL flask and when I tried making a 2L starter last time with the flask the liquid ended up overflowing out of the top of my flask. How do you prevent this from happening in making such...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2013, 01:07 AM
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I cant ever seem to figure out those yeast...

I cant ever seem to figure out those yeast calculators so I just use a pint of water with 1/2 cup of DME as stated in the "How to Brew" book.

The recipe says:
OG=1.074
FG=1.014

Its a clone of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2013, 12:40 AM
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Yeast starter advice

Just decided to brew on Saturday. Brewing this Saturday so we won't pitch the yeast until late Saturday afternoon/evening. Using White Labs 001 yeast on a stirplate. Just boiled a pint of water...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By dmbnpj
Bells Two Hearted turned black after dryhop

This has been sitting in a keg for about a month now. Forgot to dry hop when initially kegged. Without the dry hopping the beer was very similar in color to the original. Dry hopped today and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-06-2013, 09:41 PM
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Posted By dmbnpj
Pliny the elder clone and dextrose

In the "150 Classic Clone Recipes" in the best of brew your own magazine, the ingredient list for Pliny the Elder calls for 1.0 lb of dextrose (corn sugar). This is listed right under the grains and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2013, 11:52 PM
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Posted By dmbnpj
What would the split manifold look like?

What would the split manifold look like?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2013, 11:21 PM
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Posted By dmbnpj
Dual regulator needed?

Just got into kegging and currently have a 5# tank with one ball lock keg with one regulator and a picnic tap. I would like to add another keg to the fridge. Do I need a dual regulator or is there...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By dmbnpj
Really? I thought you could use a refractometer...

Really? I thought you could use a refractometer to calculate your ABV and not need a hydrometer anymore? What a letdown
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2013, 11:20 PM
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Posted By dmbnpj
We kegged it today. I forgot to take a reading...

We kegged it today. I forgot to take a reading before putting it into the keg. It was in the keg for only about an hour before I decided to go pour some in a glass through the keg faucet for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2013, 10:16 PM
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Posted By dmbnpj
Yah im not sure what is going on either. I took...

Yah im not sure what is going on either. I took 2 readings today and I got 9 brix both samples. It has been fermenting for at least 2 months. It is the two hearted clone recipe
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2013, 09:12 PM
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Posted By dmbnpj
Refractometer to ABV?

Been out of the game too long...

If we have 18 brix on brew day

and finish with 9 brix, what is our ABV?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By dmbnpj
Orange Carboy Cap and blow off

We recently brewed a clone recipe for green flash west coast ipa. I have it fermenting in a glass carboy with the orange plastic cap on top with a blow off tubing going into a jar of sanitized...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-21-2013, 12:47 PM
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Posted By dmbnpj
On your stand, the piece of plywood that the...

On your stand, the piece of plywood that the carboy is inverted and resting on, I would recommend replacing your current piece with another piece and cut the opening against the grain of the wood. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-11-2013, 05:05 PM
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Posted By dmbnpj
http://morebeer.com/products/ranco-digital-twostag...

http://morebeer.com/products/ranco-digital-twostage-temperature-controller-wired.html?site_id=5
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By dmbnpj
For the future (when brewing Friday night)... ...

For the future (when brewing Friday night)...

1. Start starter on Monday night- no more than 1500mL in my 2L brewing flask
2. Tuesday night - cold crash
3. Wednesday night - decant and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 05:23 PM
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Posted By dmbnpj
Here is what I think I will do. The starter is...

Here is what I think I will do. The starter is now in the fridge so it will be cold crashing until we pitch tonight. Also, on my way home today I am gonna swing by the brew shop and get another...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 03:37 PM
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Posted By dmbnpj
This seems like a good option, is there any risk...

This seems like a good option, is there any risk in doing it this way other than the possible exposure to bacteria?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By dmbnpj
newest is my brewing bud is gonna make it home...

newest is my brewing bud is gonna make it home around noon-1 today so it might be able to cold crash for 8-10 hours...good enough?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By dmbnpj
This is almost 2 liters though?

This is almost 2 liters though?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By dmbnpj
I forgot to put my starter in the fridge this...

I forgot to put my starter in the fridge this morning. How long does it take to cold crash? My problem here is I wont get home until this afternoon and we are going to brew tonight. So I am hoping...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By dmbnpj
I did use fresh yeast. Born on date 8/6/13. I...

I did use fresh yeast. Born on date 8/6/13. I used the yeast calculator and it said i needed to use a 2.11L starter. Not real high gravity. Making a green flash west coast ipa clone
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By dmbnpj
So do most of you use 5000mL flasks so they dont...

So do most of you use 5000mL flasks so they dont overflow like this?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By dmbnpj
Please detail "step it up" for me? Thanks...

Please detail "step it up" for me?

Thanks for the help
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By dmbnpj
Thats what i was thinking too. How can i prevent...

Thats what i was thinking too. How can i prevent this in the future when making large starters? Do i need to buy a 5000mL flask?
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