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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2013, 02:53 AM
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I let it come to room temp before pitching it, no...

I let it come to room temp before pitching it, no worries there. I always use dry yeast and I have never had it do that before. everyone else think it's ok?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2013, 12:44 AM
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Dry yeast packet was soft. Still ok?

I purchased an ingredient kit from my local hbs shop yesterday and when i received my packet of dry yeast it was hard and still vacuum sealed, however today i began brewing and i took the packet out...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-08-2013, 08:54 PM
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Posted By rdkirk86
Good luck to me!

Oh yeah, i'm in!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2013, 04:15 PM
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Posted By rdkirk86
Is it bad that my beer has been in the primary for 3 months?

So i have been really busy with the holidays, my new job, and football so i haven't been paying as much attention to my brews as i would like to. i have a rye-pa and a raspberry wheat that have been...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-16-2012, 02:42 AM
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Oh sweet!

Oh sweet!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-14-2012, 01:20 AM
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Posted By rdkirk86
Thanks everyone for your help. its been...

Thanks everyone for your help. its been fermenting for almost 32 hours so i am going to leave. it looks ike the worst is over, but i will for sure be buying some 1/2 inch before my next brew.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-14-2012, 12:04 AM
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Posted By rdkirk86
it does look like the worst over to me ass well,...

it does look like the worst over to me ass well, it was comin out the top of the airlock but it isnt anymore. who votes i leave it like it is?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2012, 11:59 PM
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Posted By rdkirk86
is the beer that flows over still salvagable?

is the beer that flows over still salvagable?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2012, 11:48 PM
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Posted By rdkirk86
What size blow off hose?

What size blow off hose?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2012, 11:32 PM
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Posted By rdkirk86
My beer is about to blow! What do i do?

I brewed it yesterday and it already has spewed out the top a little bit. Is there ANYTHING i can do to prevent it?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2012, 02:34 AM
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Posted By rdkirk86
I can boil an entire 5.5 gallons. It takes way...

I can boil an entire 5.5 gallons. It takes way too long. Is there any benefit to being able to boil 5 gallons off water at a time instead of 3?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By rdkirk86
I can boil an entire 5.5 gallons. It takes way...

I can boil an entire 5.5 gallons. It takes way too long. Is there any benefit to being able to boil 5 gallons off water at a time instead of 3?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2012, 02:17 AM
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Posted By rdkirk86
what exactly is cold crashing?

what exactly is cold crashing?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2012, 02:10 AM
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Posted By rdkirk86
5 gallon vs 7.5 gallon stock pot?

So I purchased a 7.5 gallon stock pot from a local brew supply store, but all the beer extract kits instructions always say to boil anywhere from 2.5 to 3 gallons of water, then add the water to the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2012, 10:48 PM
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Posted By rdkirk86
update. any comments now?

update. any comments now?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2012, 10:20 PM
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Posted By rdkirk86
no, does spring water need to be?

no, does spring water need to be?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2012, 09:54 PM
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Posted By rdkirk86
Just finished a brew, is it supposed to look like this?

Its an IPA, i followed all directions and it turned out really really cloudy and foamy. the only thing i did differently was add some spring water to help cool it. any comments?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 08:01 PM
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Posted By rdkirk86
One quick question about the OG of my just finished batch.

so the og on the houblonmonstre ipa i just made says it is supposed to be at 1.082, but my hydrometer reading says that it is at 1.062. the temp is good, i swirled the hydrometer. why would it be so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
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Posted By rdkirk86
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what should the gravity be on a starter? i believe i read 1.040? is that correct?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 03:55 PM
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Posted By rdkirk86
will you check out my yeast starter?

this is my first yeast starter. its a 1000 ml and i used wyeast, this picture is about 24 hours after i finished it. i plan on using it today. i did everything according to my instructions and i even...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By rdkirk86
Beginner yeast questions.

So I am brewing a houblonmonstre ipa and the og is 1.082. I have a 1000 ml yeast starter, and that is good for beers with an og of 1.080. I have the wyeast I was going to make a starter out of. Am I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By rdkirk86
Wyeast starter with houblonmonstre triple ipa

So the houblonmonstre has an og of 1.082, so I was planning on making a starter with my wyeast and "building it up twice" because I only have a 1000 ml flask and it is good for a beer with up to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By rdkirk86
How do you rehydrate dry yeast?

How do you rehydrate dry yeast?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2012, 01:57 AM
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Views: 1,167
Posted By rdkirk86
Dead Ringer IPA yeast questions

I purchased this kit, brewed it up, and it is now fermenting (week one). That was all before I had noticed it says that a yeast starter is recommended. I am fairly new to brewing, but have since then...
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