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Forum: Extract Brewing 11-23-2012, 05:23 AM
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Posted By dpagan
Got a question. So far.....two of the bottles...

Got a question. So far.....two of the bottles have been bad. As soon as I pop them open. They foam like crazy. And taste pretty bland. Has anyone experienced this?
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-18-2012, 06:50 PM
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So....popped open a bottle last night. It is a...

So....popped open a bottle last night. It is a couple days early but the suspense got the best of me. Was pleasantly surprised. Although it was not fully carbed, and not really an "ipa" it was good....
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-02-2012, 04:03 PM
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Posted By dpagan
U joint

U joint
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-26-2012, 04:28 AM
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Posted By dpagan
Clown car

Clown car
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-26-2012, 03:24 AM
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Posted By dpagan
Best wishes to Charlene and your family. It can...

Best wishes to Charlene and your family. It can be beaten. I've known several women personally who had to endure the same thing. If you have a local BC organization. Get some support. My wife just...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-20-2012, 08:24 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Ipa extract kit. Steeped grains, boiled malt with...

Ipa extract kit. Steeped grains, boiled malt with hop additions according to directions. Cooled wort in ice and water. Strained into fermenter. Set up blowoff tube into another carboy after foamover....
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-20-2012, 07:18 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Haven't done anything except watch the...

Haven't done anything except watch the thermometer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2012, 06:38 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Thanks for all the replies. Guess I just had...

Thanks for all the replies. Guess I just had newbie doubts about the result. But it sounds like I've taken proper precautions and used sound steps. And by the sounds of it. The success rate is pretty...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2012, 03:31 PM
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Posted By dpagan
First batch. Looking forward to the next batch...

First batch. Looking forward to the next batch already. And enjoying the first of course.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2012, 03:30 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Very reassuring. Starsanned everything either...

Very reassuring. Starsanned everything either directly or in ss and water bathe.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2012, 03:16 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Guess that was way too vague. Success being a...

Guess that was way too vague. Success being a "decent" drinkable beer. Failure being watering the grass with it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2012, 03:08 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Sucess rates....

So tell me guys (gals?)....what kinds of success rates have you experienced?
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-20-2012, 02:57 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Hey guys. The fermentation was steady for the...

Hey guys. The fermentation was steady for the first three days. Now it doesn't seem to be burping. So I guess the yeast are full. I have a temp question. How important is the temp after the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-16-2012, 02:59 AM
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Posted By dpagan
LOL Not doing that. Meant I'll go check on temp...

LOL Not doing that. Meant I'll go check on temp before hitting the pillow.
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-16-2012, 12:43 AM
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Posted By dpagan
Thanks guys. I'll be sure to give you all an...

Thanks guys. I'll be sure to give you all an update on the progress. Best that I can tell without looking is it's going well. I'm going to hit the supply store tomorrow to get some thermometers....
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-15-2012, 03:21 AM
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Posted By dpagan
Not sure I understand your answer Jesse.

Not sure I understand your answer Jesse.
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-15-2012, 01:50 AM
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Posted By dpagan
Everything has been pretty smooth with the...

Everything has been pretty smooth with the exception of my foamover. My buddy who assisted me is sure it's going to come out like ****. lol I'm being positive and I'm the pessimist...his concern is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-14-2012, 04:01 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Excellent. I will go and see what I can rig up to...

Excellent. I will go and see what I can rig up to keep a steady temp. Let you know what I get.

How long would you give the bottles to sit?

The brew is an IPA.

Santa's Anus...sounds like some...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-14-2012, 02:27 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Damn the instructions only said ferment a little...

Damn the instructions only said ferment a little over a week..should I keep going as you stated?
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-14-2012, 02:24 PM
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Posted By dpagan
I may have to move them if the temp varies a...

I may have to move them if the temp varies a bunch. It is in the external garage. I do have a sm. electric heater that I could put nearby that has a thermostat.
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-14-2012, 02:22 PM
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Posted By dpagan
The tube is tight. In fact it cracked at the top...

The tube is tight. In fact it cracked at the top but the tube is just below it. It is not budging. Should I be concerned?
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-14-2012, 01:02 PM
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Posted By dpagan
The boys chillin'.... Thank you guys for the...

The boys chillin'.... Thank you guys for the advice. Hope it comes out splendid!
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-14-2012, 12:44 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Ok. Have another carboy I can vent to.

Ok. Have another carboy I can vent to.
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-14-2012, 12:34 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Ok. Looks simple enough. And I have everything I...

Ok. Looks simple enough. And I have everything I need. In the bucket just put starsan and water?
I haven't opened it except to replace the one airlock. Should I take the one in it now off for a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-14-2012, 12:17 PM
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Posted By dpagan
Came out this morning to a pretty good sized...

Came out this morning to a pretty good sized mess. Foam all over the top. And through the airlock. Replaced it with a clean stopper and airlock. It's still foaming like crazy and seems to want to...
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