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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,663
Posted By Bob869007
That is what I thought too but I definitely can...

That is what I thought too but I definitely can taste a sweet after taste when I use corn sugar. All of my beers are dry they finish out to 1.010 - 1.008 so any kind of sweet flavor I can taste. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,663
Posted By Bob869007
X-lite DME

I use X-lite DME for bottle priming. I also cask condition with X-lite DME. I like the carbonation and the smooth head that the DME provides. I have used corn sugar in the past but I didn't like the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Bob869007
Thanks for the tip. I read that when you first...

Thanks for the tip. I read that when you first put it out. I made a bottling bucket with a spigot like the one in the pictures. It works like a champ. I bottled 54 bottles 3 weeks ago and it only...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-13-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bob869007
All good advice

The brews that I make are either PAs or IPAs and have an OG of between 1.055 and 1.049. I always use dry yeast. I use either Nottingham or Fermentis US-05. I Leave the beer in the primary for 21...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-04-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Bob869007
What is the purpose of checking pre and post boil...

What is the purpose of checking pre and post boil efficiencies?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,406
Posted By Bob869007
The mash temp is what causes the ratio between...

The mash temp is what causes the ratio between maltose and dextrine. Basically the ratio between fermentable and non-fermentable sugars. 152-154 dgrees is considered to be a well balanced range. A...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,406
Posted By Bob869007
Thanks Kai.

Thanks Kai.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-25-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By Bob869007
12 Pounds was pushing it a wee bit.

12 Pounds was pushing it a wee bit.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,406
Posted By Bob869007
I use beerSmith. I keep track of what my mash...

I use beerSmith. I keep track of what my mash temp was, how much water was needed to produce my boil volume and then it is pretty much what the OG and FG was. After that it is all about the taste. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-25-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Bob869007
I use a 5 gallon igloo round water cooler with a...

I use a 5 gallon igloo round water cooler with a bazooka tube for 5 gallon batches and a 12 gallon igloo rectangular cooler with a copper tube drilled manifold for 10 gallon batches.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,576
Posted By Bob869007
I get it at Walmart. Make sure you get the...

I get it at Walmart. Make sure you get the Oxyclean Free. Oxyclean Free does not have any perfumes or dyes.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,576
Posted By Bob869007
I soaked mine in PBW and the labels fell off all...

I soaked mine in PBW and the labels fell off all by themselves. Very easy!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By Bob869007
+1 on the SS immersion chiller. I use a 50' SS...

+1 on the SS immersion chiller. I use a 50' SS immersion chiller. It was well worth the price for ease of cleaning and the quick cooling of my wort.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,269
Posted By Bob869007
Is that a requirement? I figured as long as I...

Is that a requirement? I figured as long as I could controll the temperature between a set parameter that that would be fine. Why would I need to heat the inside of the freezer? As long as the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-24-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,790
Posted By Bob869007
It's really not that simple. If you are going to...

It's really not that simple. If you are going to steep then you need to use an extract be it dry or liquid. Then you would steep only specialty grains. If doing all grain then obviously they all get...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2009, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,269
Posted By Bob869007
Thanks for doing all of the home work/research. ...

Thanks for doing all of the home work/research. I'm gonna get the TS. I have a 27 cubic foot freezer we don't use anymore and make it into a lagering cooler. Life is good.:ban:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-24-2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By Bob869007
Dude! You're animal! Two brews in one day...

Dude! You're animal! Two brews in one day starting 5 pm. Wow! I would consider two as long as I started early in the morning and had enough time to clean up my first mess and the next day to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,849
Posted By Bob869007
+1 on that! A friend talked me out of doing...

+1 on that! A friend talked me out of doing liquid yeast starters a while back. I have excellent results with the dry yeast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,849
Posted By Bob869007
What kind of yeast is it? Was the water...

What kind of yeast is it? Was the water distilled or sanitized by boiling?

I wouldn't worry about it. I use either Nottingham or SafAle US 05 in all of my beers. the package for the SafAle US...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By Bob869007
You can get 4 actually. They come in sets of 4. ...

You can get 4 actually. They come in sets of 4. After you read this scroll up to the top. Click on general beer discussion. Then look under the "new thread" button and there is an add for beer...
Forum: Introductions 02-22-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By Bob869007
Hi Ray! I used to live in that neck of the...

Hi Ray! I used to live in that neck of the woods. I lived in Smyrna just off of hiway 41 down by the galleria mall about 25 years ago. Being a Yankees and Giants fan we have nothing in common,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By Bob869007
My new beer glasses

I got my new beer drinking glass in the mail on Thursday. Thanks txbrew! Here a pic:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/DSC_00152.JPG

That's my Amarillo IPA. The head...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By Bob869007
That's good news. I started kegging because it...

That's good news. I started kegging because it was easier and less time consuming. My kegs were full so I had to bottle. BierMunchers bottle bucket works like a champ.:D
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,383
Posted By Bob869007
+1 on the Barley Crusher. I hook up my 1/2 inch...

+1 on the Barley Crusher. I hook up my 1/2 inch drive electric drill to the BC and crush the grains. Works like a champ and for the price with the base and 15 pound grain hopper you really can't...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By Bob869007
Cleaning beer bottles

Do any of you have a low maintenance process for cleaning bottles? I can't stand scrubbing them!:(
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