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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2008, 04:52 AM
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Posted By rossrainey
I used canned pumpkin, the brand that yuri...

I used canned pumpkin, the brand that yuri recommended, can't remember which one but it was 100% pumpking but I'm not sure about the preservatives.

Edit - Brand is Libby's
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2008, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By rossrainey
Pumpkin Ale No Signs of Fermentation

I brewed Yuri's Thunderstruck Pumpkin ale last Friday and now find myself in an awkward situation. I had to leave town on Saturday so I assumed it would be alright and fermentation would take place....
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 12-14-2008, 02:52 PM
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Posted By rossrainey
I might have read past this at some point, but...

I might have read past this at some point, but what would be the benefit of the spice tea at clearing over just adding the spices in the last 15 to 20 minutes of the boil in the extract version. I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By rossrainey
I just bottle my first beer which is a spiced...

I just bottle my first beer which is a spiced holiday ale. I have an autosiphon and that did a good job of keeping the spices out.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2008, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By rossrainey
Carapils/dextrin help out with head retention too...

Carapils/dextrin help out with head retention too if you use it as a specialty grain. I've seen people use 1/2 lb. in a 5 gallon batch
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-27-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By rossrainey
Here's one I got.... Jacques Cousteau's...

Here's one I got....

Jacques Cousteau's Flacid Beige Polecat Pilsner

Don't know if I'd drink this one.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-27-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By rossrainey
I got a true brew kit too for my first kit. I...

I got a true brew kit too for my first kit. I haven't used the c-brite but I did buy some star san. I went ahead and spent the money on the 32 oz bottle. It costs a lot up front but I can usually...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-24-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By rossrainey
I checked my first batch yesterday because I...

I checked my first batch yesterday because I hadn't seen any air lock activity in 4 or 5 days and the gravity was 1.020. I put the lid back on took out the air lock and covered with some sanitized...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By rossrainey
The pictures and item descriptions don't match up...

The pictures and item descriptions don't match up when I look at them. If you get this kit make sure it's got a bottle capper and bottle caps and not corks, unless you want to cork the beer. Also,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By rossrainey
First batch sour taste

So I brewed my first batch about 9 days ago. It was a AHS kit and was recommended to stay in the primary for 2 weeks before bottling so it has got some time till it should be bottled. Anyway, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-22-2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By rossrainey
Worts smell the same

So I finished brewing my 2nd batch today. This time I brewed a variation of Revvy's Old Bog Road Brown Ale. My first batch was the AHS our special holiday ale and now I have an interesting...
Forum: American Ale 11-21-2008, 02:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,092
Posted By rossrainey
One last question. I'm brewing this with out the...

One last question. I'm brewing this with out the special roast, but my question is about the secondary fermentation. I know secondary is controversial, but is it necessary or can I primary for 4...
Forum: American Ale 11-19-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,092
Posted By rossrainey
My LHBS does not carry special roast. I was...

My LHBS does not carry special roast. I was hoping to brew this recipe this weekend following the extract recipe. Wondering if there are recommendations for special roast substitutions.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By rossrainey
I'm brewing this kit right now, it's only been in...

I'm brewing this kit right now, it's only been in the primary a few days at about 68 degrees now thanks to a cold spike in GA. Would it be wrong to rack to bottles after 2 weeks or so or would you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By rossrainey
I figured I was freaking out, just needed to...

I figured I was freaking out, just needed to check though. Thanks for the help. I added the water at the end because the instructions said to make the volume 5 to 5 1/4 gallons, so I though adding...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2008, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By rossrainey
Gravity worries, first brew

This is the last time I'm going to freak about my first beer until I actually have it bottled or tasted. The more I think about it, my gravity is worrying me. My OG was a supposed to be 1.050 for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-16-2008, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By rossrainey
The temp was 68 - 72 when I put it in the ice...

The temp was 68 - 72 when I put it in the ice bath but jumps up to 70-74 or 76 maybe when the ice melts and the water gets back up to room temp. I know theoretically it should be fine, but from the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-16-2008, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By rossrainey
Yeast temps

So I've finished brewing my first batch and it's been in the primary for a little more 24 hours. Fermentation started last night while I was asleep, but after checking the fermometer I get a reading...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By rossrainey
No hot break on first batch

So for my first batch I decided to go with an AHS Our special holiday ale extract kit. When boiling though, I never had any boil over, or I guess hot break like I was expecting. When boiling my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By rossrainey
So now I guess the next question is when should I...

So now I guess the next question is when should I either consider the starter ready or add more wort. I have about a quart of wort right now and there is now a layer of sediment at the bottom of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By rossrainey
I pitched the yeast about an hour ago, I didn't...

I pitched the yeast about an hour ago, I didn't think to use the hydrometer cause it was the starter, I guess I could boil another pint of water and cool it down real quick. Didn't know if that was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By rossrainey
Yeast Starter with too much DME

So I think my starter might be messed up. Instead of 1/2 cup DME I used 1 cup DME in 1 pint of boiling water. I guess the question I have is will this kill the yeast. The yeast are White Labs East...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-09-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By rossrainey
Yeast starter container question

So I've come to find out that you just can't find juice in a glass bottle any more. I was able to find a 2 qt cracker jar, but the opening at the top is very large. I know I need to cover it, but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2008, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By rossrainey
Which Beginning kit to buy

So I've been trying to figure out which beginners kit will be the best to purchase. I just need the basics since it is my first kit. My LHBS carries the true brew buckets with autosiphon upgrade. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-22-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By rossrainey
I could use the dry yeasts as another option. I...

I could use the dry yeasts as another option. I guess I really don't know the true differences. I have read how to brew but the only thing I remembered in that book was rehydrating the yeast. I'm...
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