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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By CiscoKid
Honestly - you should expect beer. Odds are the...

Honestly - you should expect beer. Odds are the temperature shock is going to play havoc on the yeast and you're not going to get anything like the number of active cells advertised on the packet...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,435
Posted By CiscoKid
http://koehlerbeer.com/2008/06/07/rehydrating-dry-...

http://koehlerbeer.com/2008/06/07/rehydrating-dry-yeast-with-dr-clayton-cone/

I've never actually be able to authenticate that this e-mail really was from Dr. Cone, who probably has forgotten more...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By CiscoKid
It is a distilling product, used to make your...

It is a distilling product, used to make your initial mash which you then use in your still. Pretty sure if you use it to make beer it'll taste like ****.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,847
Posted By CiscoKid
One point I forgot to mention before, upgrading...

One point I forgot to mention before, upgrading along the way will cost you more money. If you really want that better boil kettle, or that whatever cool gadget, spend the extra money upfront and be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,991
Posted By CiscoKid
This ^^^ Also, if you want dessert in a...

This ^^^

Also, if you want dessert in a glass and you can find it, Maui Brewing's coconut porter is a rare treat.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,847
Posted By CiscoKid
I'm somewhere under $5k. I've never actually...

I'm somewhere under $5k. I've never actually thought to stop and add it up. It wasn't all in one shot, like any hobby a little bit here, a little bit there. Quality isn't necessarily equal to the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,766
Posted By CiscoKid
I am a lazy brewer: I go straight from primary...

I am a lazy brewer: I go straight from primary to kegs. I put the kegs on CO2 and let them sit for a couple of weeks. First glass pretty much takes care of any trub that settled in the keg.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By CiscoKid
From my experience, I tend to attribute off...

From my experience, I tend to attribute off flavors that intensify over time to some sort of infection. Check your process, cleanliness is next to godliness. :)




2) That's a long time...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By CiscoKid
How do you know there is no activity? Are you...

How do you know there is no activity? Are you judging it based on the airlock or taking actual readings?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,674
Posted By CiscoKid
I've had some batches come out that had some off...

I've had some batches come out that had some off flavors that I could tolerate. On the other hand, back when I bottled I didn't realize that a blueberry fragment became trapped near the tip of my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By CiscoKid
Welcome to homebrewing. As you may have noticed...

Welcome to homebrewing. As you may have noticed by the responses, this has happened to a number of us. :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-20-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,340
Posted By CiscoKid
My wife deals with it pretty well. She's gotten...

My wife deals with it pretty well. She's gotten used to the hobby taking up more space than she would have liked (especially when I put a 4 corny kegerator in the TV room), and in return I remember...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-20-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By CiscoKid
Kolsch, Hefe's and Wit are all popular summer...

Kolsch, Hefe's and Wit are all popular summer beers around here. I'm also planning on brewing a blonde this summer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-20-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 110,560
Posted By CiscoKid
+5 Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale +5 Double Wit +5...

+5 Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale
+5 Double Wit
+5 Blue Moon Clone
+5 Chocolate Stout

3935 + 20 = 3955
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By CiscoKid
LMAO (10 characters)

LMAO (10 characters)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,056
Posted By CiscoKid
Sounds like a problem with the carbtabs... I'd...

Sounds like a problem with the carbtabs... I'd follow Yooper's advice... (Which is a sound idea anytime she offers wisdom. :) )

I had a similar problem with my priming sugar with my Honey Wheat...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,056
Posted By CiscoKid
Hard to tell... they should have been enough...

Hard to tell... they should have been enough yeast left in suspension to carb the bottles. I guess the questions that come to mind are what kind of bottles are you using ("normal" glass bottles, or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-20-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By CiscoKid
So these commercial breweries like Sierra Nevada...

So these commercial breweries like Sierra Nevada where they literally drop their mash runoffs a couple of FEET to the boil kettle (where it splashes at the bottom like a waterfall), or all the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-20-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By CiscoKid
You don't need to make a starter with dry yeast,...

You don't need to make a starter with dry yeast, but you should rehydrate them prior to pitching. Edit: Correction - see SumnerH above... unless you're making really big beers, 1 packet of dry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-20-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,499
Posted By CiscoKid
Welcome to beer - you're allowed to like what you...

Welcome to beer - you're allowed to like what you like and not like what you don't. I love wheat beers but am not a big fan of some of the hop bombs the west coast guys love. There's nothing wrong...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By CiscoKid
Rinse out the crud. Then use PBW - 1 tablespoon...

Rinse out the crud. Then use PBW - 1 tablespoon per gallon of water and let sit overnight. Empty and rinse out the next day - you likely won't ever need to scrub.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By CiscoKid
Exactly. Sick or allergies, don't stand over your...

Exactly. Sick or allergies, don't stand over your open primary with your runny nose, coughing and sneezing, and expelling your bacteria-laden mucus and saliva all over everything and everyone around...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By CiscoKid
Before you use it again, let it dry out and sit...

Before you use it again, let it dry out and sit in the sun for a couple of days. Has worked for me in the past on getting rid of odors.

Also, don't forget to rinse that bucket between going from...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By CiscoKid
Ok... so let's look at the MSDS for StarSan: ...

Ok... so let's look at the MSDS for StarSan:
Phosphoric Acid - 50%
Dodecylbenzene Sulfonic Acid - 15%
Isopropyl Alcohol - 10%
The other 25% is a secret, but does not require being listed on the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By CiscoKid
Excellent info... I used 3724 last year and had a...

Excellent info... I used 3724 last year and had a heck of a time getting it down under 1.026. Maybe I should try another saison this year...
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