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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2012, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Chip
Be sure to get the bottle cold before opening it....

Be sure to get the bottle cold before opening it. You maintain more carbonation that way. I always give mine a few days under pressure before pouring the first glass. You can also cut back on the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-19-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,739
Posted By Chip
Orfy's Mild, I have made many a gallon of...

Orfy's Mild,

I have made many a gallon of this wonderful beer.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f67/mild-mannered-ale-ag-e-uk-us-52776/
Forum: General Techniques 04-06-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By Chip
Thanks for the advice. I did not boil the DME,...

Thanks for the advice. I did not boil the DME, rather just threw it in with the yeast and a bit of spring water at room temp.

Still nothing a full day later so I will wait one more day and if...
Forum: General Techniques 04-05-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By Chip
Restarting Washed Yeast

I washed my yeast from my last batch of mild, following the directions listed here very closely. Today I tried using it on a new batch of the same beer.

I let it sit on the counter and come to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-14-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 51,808
Posted By Chip
I made this with great results....much better...

I made this with great results....much better with a bit of fresh lime too.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2009, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Chip
I have only been brewing for a bit over a year...

I have only been brewing for a bit over a year but I have learned that the answer to how many gallons brewed...simply not yet enough.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-18-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Chip
A Tap-a-draft set up runs about 60-70 bucks from...

A Tap-a-draft set up runs about 60-70 bucks from multiple suppliers. The beer is stored in large bottles in the fridge and charged with small CO2 cartridges. Certainly not a keg system, but I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-18-2009, 03:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Chip
I went to the Tap-a-Draft system as it lets my...

I went to the Tap-a-Draft system as it lets my use a small tank for a somewhat kegged beer and still be able to bottle some that I can stash away for longer storage. It really works as a mid-way...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-05-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,964
Posted By Chip
You can use the Tap-a-draft set up with the mini...

You can use the Tap-a-draft set up with the mini kegs as well. You need an adapter cap but I know it works as I bought that set up for a friend last year and it is working simply super for him.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,479
Posted By Chip
I made their Mexican Lager once and it turned...

I made their Mexican Lager once and it turned many heads as being a good beer. It was served best with a bit of lime. I will do it again this summer based upon requests for it again from my...
Forum: General Techniques 12-28-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By Chip
Liquid vs Dry Yeast

I am sure that this topic has been discussed in many threads but I made an observation today after using dry yeast that I just want to confirm.

I have made several extract brews with liquid yeast...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-18-2008, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Chip
Thanks to Edwort and his Mild

;)Thanks Edwort for your great mild recipe. I brewed up a extract batch about two months ago and after fighting with a used Tap-a-Draft that I now have working I have a steady supply of the sort of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-23-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 749
Posted By Chip
Tap-a-Draft Help

:confused:I have a tap-a-draft that will not hold pressure and am asking for some help in troubleshooting the causes.

I picked this up used and gave it a good cleaning. I pulled the spout out and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-22-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,626
Posted By Chip
Maybe I am lost here but why not just attach your...

Maybe I am lost here but why not just attach your bottle filler to a racking cane? I bottled a cider straight from the secondary that way with an auto-syphon and it worked great. No holes to drill...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,120
Posted By Chip
I recently started using gallon jugs of spring...

I recently started using gallon jugs of spring water for my brewing. As such I get it the day before and put two gallons in the fridge and let them get really cold.

I brew with 2 gallons in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,203
Posted By Chip
My local brew supply, The Beer Essentials, in...

My local brew supply, The Beer Essentials, in Tacoma WA sells a plug for the mini's that you can use with a Tap-a-Draft set up. IN fact I bought one of their Tap-a-Draft set ups for a friend of mine...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-09-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,144
Posted By Chip
I recently stopped by my local brew shop and saw...

I recently stopped by my local brew shop and saw that they are now selling these kegs with there Tap-a-Draft package. They came with both a friction fit seal along with a twist and a lock seal.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-05-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,550
Posted By Chip
Yakima Gold Hops

While I was at my local brew shop today it was mentioned that Yakima Gold was a good substitute for Fuggle or Kent Goldikng for the mild I was brewing. Living here in Washington State the Yakima...
Forum: General Techniques 10-05-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By Chip
hops timing

Good day everyone,

I was making a batch of Orfy's Mild Mannered Ale this afternoon and got to thinking - generally a dangerous proposition. I used the extract recipe and steeped the grains,...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-12-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,890
Posted By Chip
We do not seal ours and it has made cider for...

We do not seal ours and it has made cider for about 20 years. We just wash it down real good after using it. Put a light coat of mineral oil on it just as you would a kitchen cutting board, cover...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-22-2008, 03:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,579
Posted By Chip
I have only done it once - granted I am still a...

I have only done it once - granted I am still a new bee at this stuff. I can say through Howdy Doody Batman did the second batch take off.

I did a direct repeat of my mild and the second batch...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-18-2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Chip
Thanks for the advice and help. I used Orfy's...

Thanks for the advice and help. I used Orfy's recipe as the starting point and excluded the chocolate malt as I wanted a lighter color. My local shop did not have Fuggles and they recommended the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-16-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Chip
Next Step for Improving my Mild

Good day all.

I have a this recipe for a simple mild ale that I enjoy. Having said that everything can be improved and tweaked for a different brew. What suggestions can be offered to make some...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-31-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,170
Posted By Chip
I had a similar issue. My beer went sour after...

I had a similar issue. My beer went sour after my second batch. I struggled to find out what was going on. I even had issues with the primary doing what it should and the airlock liquids being...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By Chip
My AHS kit had all of the ingredients clearly...

My AHS kit had all of the ingredients clearly listed. High quality kit, go order one.
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