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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-20-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Elshupacabra
All you're missing is: Ingredients A...

All you're missing is:

Ingredients
A large pot to boil in (3-6 gallons +)
and bottles


Welcome to your newest obsession!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-19-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Elshupacabra
Yes, it can be done. But only with commercial...

Yes, it can be done. But only with commercial beers that are bottle conditioned. You can usually tell this by looking for a layer of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Here you go. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-19-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Elshupacabra
Acetaldehyde in an Old Beer; what to do with Equipment?

Last December, I brewed a Extract Honey Brown Ale (http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/honey-brown-ale-extract-kit.html) kit from NB. For a number of personal reasons, I wasn't really able to bottle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,182
Posted By Elshupacabra
The grain bill was as follows: 7lbs 10oz -...

The grain bill was as follows:

7lbs 10oz - 2 row
8oz Extra Special
2.1oz Caramel 60
2.1oz Choclate malt

Now, based off of Beer Smith's calculations, I used:

13.50QT of water @ 152F for...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-30-2011, 05:48 PM
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Views: 52,225
Posted By Elshupacabra
a few weeks back, I finished brewing my...

a few weeks back, I finished brewing my ginger-peach wheat which had 5lbs of peaches in the secondary.

The coating that stuck to the inside of my carboy from the peaches was incredible and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-30-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Elshupacabra
Questions about adding caco nibs

Hi, I brewed a Chocolate Milk Stout (extract) kit from NB a few weeks ago. The recipe calls to rack to secondary and add cacao nibs. My questions are


1. Is there any reason I shouldn't (can't)...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,182
Posted By Elshupacabra
First True All-Grain Tastes Like a Watery Disaster

Alright. So, after doing numerous extract batches, I made a rectangle Mash/Lauter tun with a CPVC manifold. Unfortunately, I don't have a pot with a large enough boil capacity to make a full 5gal...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-30-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Elshupacabra
Another Regulator Problem

I have a dual tap kegerator with a dual regulator (3 dials) that I built maybe 2 months ago and I've already gone through 2 5lb tanks of C02.

When I first got the system my beer wasn't ready so I...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 10-17-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 24,688
Posted By Elshupacabra
Just put in an order. Thanks alot!

Just put in an order. Thanks alot!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-01-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Elshupacabra
Yeah, a thermometer for fermentation of some...

Yeah, a thermometer for fermentation of some fashion is an almost an "absolute must" IMO. I'm not sure what the ambient temp range is like for you right now, but I've found that an old, wet t-shirt...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-01-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,484
Posted By Elshupacabra
Sounds just like the Safale US-05 I used in my...

Sounds just like the Safale US-05 I used in my Pumpkin to me.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-28-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 9,836
Posted By Elshupacabra
Sept 30th is my birthday! Just sayin' :fro:

Sept 30th is my birthday!

Just sayin' :fro:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-26-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,838
Posted By Elshupacabra
This one?...

This one? (http://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-4.5-Cubic-Foot-Compact-Refrigerator-Black/14089905)

You'd have a hard time fitting 2 kegs and a c02 into that fridge from the looks of it and probably even...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-24-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 540,322
Posted By Elshupacabra
I'm going to be brewing what I keep calling a...

I'm going to be brewing what I keep calling a "challenge accepted" beer. American Wheat beer with Ginger and peaches.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-20-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Elshupacabra
This is written strangely, perhaps out of order....

This is written strangely, perhaps out of order. Particularly the term "first wort hops" being second on the list is confusing to me.

First wort hopping is adding hops to the water BEFORE the...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-20-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,105
Posted By Elshupacabra
Did you try the cornstarch/alcohol trick? ...

Did you try the cornstarch/alcohol trick?

When I did my conversion on Sanyo 4910, I actually found that if I turned on the fridge for a little while, I could actually feel the heat from the line...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-13-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Elshupacabra
The honey malt sounds like a great idea! I'll...

The honey malt sounds like a great idea! I'll definitely throw in 4oz of that, thanks! I also switched the hops that I had from Hersbrucker to Hallertauer and added .50oz of Cascade in the last...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-12-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Elshupacabra
duh...forgot base malt. It was a late night...

duh...forgot base malt. It was a late night :drunk: .

The beersmith est OG was 1.048, but I'll be adding some pale malt, so that should go up a tiny bit (1.053).

I did a bit of searching around...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-12-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Elshupacabra
bump

bump
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-12-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Elshupacabra
Critique My Peach Ginger Wheat Ale? (Partial)

This is basically the first recipe that I've written up completely from scratch and it's the first partial mash recipe that I've ever done at all. Look it over, anything I've left out or should maybe...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-09-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By Elshupacabra
It might be a bit of a long shot, but I just saw...

It might be a bit of a long shot, but I just saw a post on another internet resource of a guy that got 10 cornies from his local coca cola warehouse...for free.

So, I'd look up a soft drink...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-09-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Elshupacabra
I've also read about using Molasses or Maple...

I've also read about using Molasses or Maple Syrup in pumpkin beers as well as brown sugar, So I expect there would be a taste difference.

Different sugars have different priming values.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Elshupacabra
Are you adjusting for temperature for the...

Are you adjusting for temperature for the hydrometer readings?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Elshupacabra
I have. I've only been able to do it twice in the...

I have. I've only been able to do it twice in the last three days and the readings were the same 1.010-1.011 somewhere in there. 1.011 was the expected final I calculated out...but I don't really...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Elshupacabra
Still fermenting or C02 in solution?

I have a Kolsch in primary right now and it started fermenting fine and went through the stages and it finally slowed down after a few weeks.

But then just before I was going to bottle it, it...
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