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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-05-2014, 08:44 PM
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Posted By rockstar55667
Too much from from a specific keg.

I have this ball lock keg (used), that I've used twice. The first time I used it the beer was really really foamy...I attributed it to user error (too much gas). So it came time to use the keg again,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-13-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By rockstar55667
Got all the ingrediants for this beer. Its...

Got all the ingrediants for this beer. Its suppose to be a 1.089 beer, so I know I need a big starter.

I did a 2 step starter, 1.5L each. The first step went smoothly. Then I refrigerated,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-07-2013, 06:41 PM
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Posted By rockstar55667
That is what I was shooting for. I've just never...

That is what I was shooting for. I've just never worked with this amount of hops in one beer.

Thanks :mug:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-07-2013, 06:11 PM
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Posted By rockstar55667
First DIPA

Here is my recipe for my first DIPA. Ive brewed about 10 AG batches. My biggest beer was an 8.4% wee heavy. This should be bigger. I've brewed a couple IPAs but never a DIPA.

My main concern...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-01-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By rockstar55667
So lets say I brew 2 beers, one a stout and one a...

So lets say I brew 2 beers, one a stout and one a pale ale. Obviously the PA is going to have more carbonation. Is there a way using a standard regulator to set the two different kegs set at...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-28-2012, 02:38 AM
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Views: 1,979
Posted By rockstar55667
Thank you guys! So a week to 2 weeks is a...

Thank you guys!

So a week to 2 weeks is a good amount of time?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-28-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By rockstar55667
Force Carbonation Chart

Can someone please explain to me how to use this chart? I really want to buy a kegerator but I don't quite understand the carbonating step.

http://www.kegerators.com/carbonation-table.php

I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-18-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By rockstar55667
Yeast starter time

This will be my second yeast starter. The first one came out great, but I'm doing a bigger beer this time. The first starter I made was 4 cups of water and 1/2 cup of DME. (Per White Labs website)...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-25-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By rockstar55667
Thanks everyone! Advice taken. Here is the...

Thanks everyone! Advice taken. Here is the revised recipe

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 74.4 %
1 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2 9.3 % ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-25-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By rockstar55667
My first recipe (Amber Ale)

I've been tweaking this recipe for a while now. I haven't made it yet, because this is my first time, and I want to make sure this recipe will be good.

What do you guys think?


6Boil Size:...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-16-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,226
Posted By rockstar55667
OK, first AG brew day is done. No major problems...

OK, first AG brew day is done. No major problems to report.

I finished with a OG of 1.045 (NB estimates 1.047), so not too bad I don't think.

I don't know how to check my efficiency, though I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-15-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,226
Posted By rockstar55667
wow a lot of great info everybody! Thanks I have...

wow a lot of great info everybody! Thanks I have certainly learned a lot. I just made my starter today. Brew day is coming up Sunday i'm hopeful on how it will turn out.

:tank:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,226
Posted By rockstar55667
I got my grains from NB, I plan on getting a mill...

I got my grains from NB, I plan on getting a mill eventually. I would hope they have a decent efficiency.

After some more research it sounds like adding sparging water at 185 will be sufficient...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,226
Posted By rockstar55667
I'm shooting for 168, but if I add 168 degree...

I'm shooting for 168, but if I add 168 degree water to a bed of 153 the temp would theoretically drop significantly. Wouldn't I need to pour in 185-190 degree water to achieve the 168 I am shooting...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 53
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Posted By rockstar55667
Good to know! I'm glad I asked. I'll drain the...

Good to know! I'm glad I asked. I'll drain the mash into my bucket and use the kettle to heat up my sparge water. Then combine both in the kettle.

Beersmith says to use 168 degree water to sparge...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-11-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,226
Posted By rockstar55667
Ive been reading that batch sparging can yield a...

Ive been reading that batch sparging can yield a lower efficiency; and that a way to improve this is a double batch sparge.

In my case I would mash for 60 mins with 3 gallons, drain then add 1.59...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-06-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,226
Posted By rockstar55667
Thank you guys very much! A lot of good advice in...

Thank you guys very much! A lot of good advice in this thread!

Another question:

What happens if when the boil is over and I have more or less than the desirable 5 gallons?

Cheers :mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-05-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,226
Posted By rockstar55667
Thank you everyone for all the advice!! ...

Thank you everyone for all the advice!!

Beersmith is telling me that I should have 7.37 gallons of est pre boil volume. That sounds high to me?

Its accounting for 1.13 gallons Boil off, cooling...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-05-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,226
Posted By rockstar55667
Great thanks!!! I also read that I should...

Great thanks!!!

I also read that I should adjust my efficiency to about 72% on Beersmith because I am batch sparging, and its my first brew.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-05-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,226
Posted By rockstar55667
Batch Sparging and mashing

I'm setting up to do my first all grain brew probably sometime next week. I've been an extract brewer for about 4 years on and off.

I made a mash tun out of a Coldman 48 QT cooler. I bought a 42...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-01-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By rockstar55667
Haha, sorry I haven't updated my profile in a...

Haha, sorry I haven't updated my profile in a while, in actually in Connecticut now...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-01-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By rockstar55667
Oaked Winter Warmer

I'm looking at getting AHS's Winter Warmer for my next brew, and conditioning it in the secondary with some bourbon oak chips. I'm a big fan of Widmir's Barrel Aged Burrbon. I'm trying to create...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-16-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 32,345
Posted By rockstar55667
An extract kit is a simplified version of the...

An extract kit is a simplified version of the whole brewing process. You get malt extract, so you do not have to mash it yourself. You'll also get grains in a muslin bag and hops to add.

Since it...
Forum: General Techniques 10-26-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By rockstar55667
like everyone else said, your suppose to. One of...

like everyone else said, your suppose to. One of the kits i bought (i believe it was a Brewer's Best) said to boil for 5 minutes.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-26-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By rockstar55667
From what i have learned it is good until the pH...

From what i have learned it is good until the pH reaches 3, and some people say it is good until it gets cloudy.

If you have a pH tester, or the strips take the pH of it. It should be at 3 or...
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