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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-17-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By msa8967
If you do have a white film on the bottles that...

If you do have a white film on the bottles that reappears after the bottles have dried try soaking the bottles for 15 minutes in a solution of starsan and water. This will help to remove any of the...
Forum: For Sale 08-17-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By msa8967
I am looking to sell these locally and will not...

I am looking to sell these locally and will not be shipping these right now or selling individual components of each set.

Mattmitz, If I do find a system that I can ship in one or two large...
Forum: For Sale 08-17-2014, 12:50 AM
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Posted By msa8967
all grain brewing systems (small and large)

Two systems to sell. Proceeds will be donated to local food pantries in the fall. I am looking to sell these locally and will not be shipping these right now or selling individual components of each...
Forum: Soda Making 08-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By msa8967
So would lowering the keg pressure allow more CO2...

So would lowering the keg pressure allow more CO2 to become absorbed by the rootbeer liquid? The keezer is at 42 F.
Forum: Soda Making 08-10-2014, 09:13 PM
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I should have mentioned that I have 35 feet of...

I should have mentioned that I have 35 feet of 3/16th inch beverage line. I have no problem carbonating water with this system because I have a special tap just for club soda fizzy water. This...
Forum: Soda Making 08-10-2014, 08:57 PM
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Posted By msa8967
Need help carbonating my rootbeer soda.

I have had 5 gallons of homemade rootbeer soda in my keezer at 45 psi for 2 weeks. I cannot seem to get the CO2 to be infused into the liquid. I have tried shaking the crap out of it multiple times...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-08-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By msa8967
There is already a dark gray a dark gray oxide...

There is already a dark gray a dark gray oxide layer on the inside of the kettle. This is more like small white mineral deposits that are flakes.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By msa8967
Can I use a rubber washer on the inside of the...

Can I use a rubber washer on the inside of the brew kettle to separate the 2 metals? Will exposing the wort to the small rubber ring have any effects on the beer?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-08-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By msa8967
Are there potential problems using stainless steel in contact with aluminum?

I have an aluminum pot with holes drilled for a ball valve and thermometer. I have used a stainless steel plug, washer and bolt to seal it. When I expose this to both hard water and soft water I am...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-08-2014, 02:49 AM
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Posted By msa8967
Count me in please.

Count me in please.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-05-2014, 03:41 PM
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Views: 291
Posted By msa8967
2-3 year old hops. Use or throw away?

Friend of mine gave me a brew kit with crushed grain and 6 oz of selected hops. The kit is 2-3 years old so I am tossing the dry yeast packet and the crushed grain but I would like to know if I...
Forum: For Sale 07-09-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By msa8967
It may take a week for me to find boxes large...

It may take a week for me to find boxes large enough for shipping so please be patient as I put the word out that I need large boxes at my job. I may have to mail a set in two separate boxes if I...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 07-08-2014, 12:47 AM
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Posted By msa8967
If the beer has not cleared enough on its won by...

If the beer has not cleared enough on its won by the time you want to bottle then I would recommend cold crashing the beer for 1-2 days to see if this helps with clarity. I cold crash the beer you...
Forum: For Sale 07-06-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By msa8967
Five gallons all grain brew sets

Selling two five gallon all grain starter sets. Perfect for someone wanting to get into all grain w/o having to take out a bank loan to get started. All procedes from this sale will go to 3 local...
Forum: For Sale 07-06-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By msa8967
Blichmann burner, 100 quart kettle, 70 quart mashtun

Selling my large volume brewing gear. The burner is brand new, the mashtun cooler has all new metal components. The coolers is a 5 day cooler that is very insulated. The used 100 quart aluminum...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
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These were meant to be lawn mowing beers but I...

These were meant to be lawn mowing beers but I like the idea of just renaming them like an imperial cream ale. I mashed around 148-150 F so perhaps this will keep the body on the lighter side. ...
Forum: For Sale 07-02-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
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I cannot ship either of these tanks when they are...

I cannot ship either of these tanks when they are full of CO2. It is against the law to ship when the tank is under pressure with a gas.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By msa8967
I can add 1/2 of a gallon of water at this point....

I can add 1/2 of a gallon of water at this point. Do you think I should boil the water first and let it cool or just go as it with it from our filter?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By msa8967
Over shot my SG on cream ale. Need Help.

Screwed up some how today and overshot my gravity of my cream ale brew. I was aiming for 1.050 and hit 1.065. I think I might have added in a pound or two of extra malt to compensate for low...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-29-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By msa8967
Looks great. How did you apply the spent grains...

Looks great. How did you apply the spent grains to the lawn? Did you dry the spent grain first?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-29-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By msa8967
How about this for the hops? 90% of the hop...

How about this for the hops?
90% of the hop additions are in the last 10 minutes.

0.5 oz simcoe (first wort hop, 60 min)
1.0 oz cascade (10 min)
1.0 oz perle (10 min)
1.5 oz cascade (5 min)...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-28-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By msa8967
I think I will take out all of the perle or all...

I think I will take out all of the perle or all of the simcoe and move all of the bittering to 20 minutes or less. I will have to use more hops to get the IBUs close to what my wife likes. She really...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By msa8967
Opinions on hop burst recipe

I recently read about some brewers switching to a late hop addition schedule to give a bit more of a hop burst flavor to their beer. I am thinking of trying this with a standard pale ale recipe that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-27-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,638
Posted By msa8967
Should I think about splitting the first hop...

Should I think about splitting the first hop addition into 2 oz at 90 minutes and 1.5 oz as a first wort hop addition?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-27-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,638
Posted By msa8967
I will look for Hoppy Birthday. I was...

I will look for Hoppy Birthday.

I was seriously thinking of just using 1.75 oz of the CTZ hops for the bittering addition and just dry hopping for 5-7 days instead of the 14 recommended. I might...
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