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Forum: DIY Projects 05-23-2013, 04:13 AM
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Posted By agurkas
Front venting frige or freezer for under counter setup?

I would like to build at least 2 if not 3 5Gallon keg setup with the 3-tap tower on the counter of the kitchen island. Anyone done this setup?
Kitchen island is hollow, but I still think I need to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By agurkas
Thanks for all the advice. I will leave it alone...

Thanks for all the advice. I will leave it alone and will just have to make some more :-)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By agurkas
So looks like I should not mess with it. I would...

So looks like I should not mess with it. I would like to ferment out just a bit more sweetness out of it though.
I am keging it, so not worried about carbonation.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By agurkas
Should I hit my Trippel with some more yeast?

I am brewing Bornem Trippel clone 2nd time around. It was my 3rd beer I brewed and now my 12th (or something like that). I got the flavor just right this time. It is almost perfect... it just needs...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-04-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By agurkas
Actually, now that you mentioned this, beer in...

Actually, now that you mentioned this, beer in the line is a bit foamy (but nothing like what it comes out).
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-04-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By agurkas
Can't get the CO2 pressure right. What am I doing wrong?

So I am in a bit of kegging hell.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6292455/2012-07-26%2022.18.41.jpg

This is what I am getting with my Belfian Wit.
It is sitting in a keg at ~50F. Tried pressures 15 to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-20-2012, 04:06 AM
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Views: 723
Posted By agurkas
EKU 28 clone recipe?

So I have already done a clone of every beer I like. Now I have one more - EKU 28. That was doublebock I used to drink in highschool (it was legal back in the old country).

Anyone know of a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-19-2012, 03:54 AM
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Views: 290
Posted By agurkas
Partial mash high alcohol lager?

So I finally got me a freezer. Can fit darn 5 kegs and only two are in there now. They are very very lonely :cross:

I have mastered the art of high alcohol ales. Highest alcohol one ended up...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-31-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,812
Posted By agurkas
Oh Ed, I have homebrew store 2 blocks away from...

Oh Ed, I have homebrew store 2 blocks away from my house yet I pretty much order almost everything from your store. I look like a cocaine dealer taking out all of that extract from the boxes you send...
Forum: Soda Making 07-06-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,750
Posted By agurkas
Yeah we polish off more than 5 gallons per day,...

Yeah we polish off more than 5 gallons per day, but vast majority of us only drink seltzer/carbed water (with splash of juice, usually).
It adds up, if you have to get retail cans.
Forum: Soda Making 07-06-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,750
Posted By agurkas
It is all water, baby :-) 6 espressos require...

It is all water, baby :-) 6 espressos require that much water to not get the stones.
If we drank that much beer, we would all be AAs in no time.
Forum: Soda Making 07-06-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,750
Posted By agurkas
I thought about that. Problem is, we easily...

I thought about that. Problem is, we easily polish off 5 gallons of "fizzy" (as we call it) per day. I know I am at about 3/4 gallon of it per day.
Forum: Soda Making 07-06-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,750
Posted By agurkas
Bit OT: seltzer water and pop system for small office... should I build one or rent?

So I am building a kegerator for the office, since I am somewhat of an "official brewer" of my 15 person office. Now that we are moving to new offices, we would love to stop buying hundreds of cans...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,238
Posted By agurkas
How much dry champagne yeast for bottle conditioning tripel?

So I am ready to bottle my 14%+ ABV tripel. Got me some champaign yeast for bottle conditioning. How much of the 5g packet should I put in? I got 4.5gal in the fermenter?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By agurkas
WLP500 was the original yeast.

WLP500 was the original yeast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By agurkas
Single keg kit. Where do I find one without huge $$$?

I really don't have the budget for these serious kegarator setups.
Just want to force carbonate my very high ABV beers. What would you guys suggest?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By agurkas
I just don't think priming it and leaving it...

I just don't think priming it and leaving it alone will do it anymore. I think the yeast is long dead. It has been sitting in secondary for the last 3 months.

It is my most expensive beer I have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By agurkas
Bottle condition a very high ABV Tripel with Lalvin K1-V116?

My IPA Bomb did not carbonate, since it was in 10%-12% ABV range.
Now I am concerned same thing will happen to my Tripel, since it is somewhere in %15+ range. Would Lalvin K1-V1116 work (I have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-12-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,738
Posted By agurkas
Partial-mash Allagash White witbeer clone?

My wifey is not much of a beer drinker, but when she find something she like - she sticks with it. Recently she has tried Allagash White and immediately asked me to whip up for her could of gallons...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-07-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,812
Posted By agurkas
How close is Blonde to something like Allagash...

How close is Blonde to something like Allagash White Ale? My wife has been begging me to make her something like that, since all I make are "big beers" in 9%+ ABV range.


P.S. Ed, you are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By agurkas
I had a conversation with a brewer at Allagash...

I had a conversation with a brewer at Allagash Brewery up in Maine last weekend and he told me that their tripple, double, and wheat beers get different yeast for bottle conditioning.

P.S. Yes, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By agurkas
Going to try T-58. We shall see how that comes...

Going to try T-58. We shall see how that comes out.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-05-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By agurkas
Concerned about priming and bottling my tripel. Need advice

So I have a tripel that has been bulk aging since March 12th. I am somewhere in 12%-14%ABV range with it and I used WLP500.

When I did my "IPA Bomb" that ended up being 12%ABV, even after...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-15-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By agurkas
Had bad luck with priming with DME. How to convert to priming sugar?

I had bad luck with priming with extra light DME before, so I am bit reluctant to do it again.
I am bottling my "ultra-IPA" (100+ IBU). Recipe calls for 300ml (1 1/4 cup) of Xtra light DME in 2 cups...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By agurkas
Sounds like dry-hoping is not advised. This is my...

Sounds like dry-hoping is not advised. This is my first Belgian Tripel, so I am still learning.

One more month in the secondary and I am praying it will be ready for bottles.
This was one...
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