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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By SteveHeff
The clerk looked at me, holding my tank, and said...

The clerk looked at me, holding my tank, and said "didn't find the leak, did you?" I just put everything back together, using the rebuilt valve. No leaks. I also used some of the petro jelly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By SteveHeff
Kicking the can down the road, here. I've been...

Kicking the can down the road, here. I've been looking for a mystery leak in my system. I have a 2 corny keg system. Installed it a month ago. I put one keg on and I had no leaks. As soon as I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-16-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By SteveHeff
Grab your next largest pot and sparge in to the...

Grab your next largest pot and sparge in to the second pot. After you've collected all of your second runnings, transfer to the first pot.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-14-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By SteveHeff
I bought a 10 gallon pot from Home brew Stuff. I...

I bought a 10 gallon pot from Home brew Stuff. I would never buy another one. After the first time I used it (indoors, mind you) the bottom of the pot warped and now it does not sit flush on any...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-12-2014, 02:04 PM
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Views: 13,855
Posted By SteveHeff
In, and excited.

In, and excited.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-11-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By SteveHeff
I've already pulled about 5 oz of wet hops from...

I've already pulled about 5 oz of wet hops from the tallest centennial. All of the other plants still need another 2-4 weeks before harvest. Pretty happy considering I didn't expect anything this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-09-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By SteveHeff
Are there any more leads on this? I've read...

Are there any more leads on this? I've read quite a few posts in the last few days, but this one is the most interesting by far.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-08-2014, 01:58 PM
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Views: 75,932
Posted By SteveHeff
5 gallons of dark amber ale. 22,439 + 5 =...

5 gallons of dark amber ale.

22,439 + 5 = 22,444
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-02-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By SteveHeff
Re-starting this thread after brewing this 2...

Re-starting this thread after brewing this 2 times now. This is probably one of the best APA's, or IPA, that I've ever had. Easy drinking, malty and delicious. AnOldER-great hop flavor and aroma...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-30-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By SteveHeff
I planned on using the trellis to grow the hops...

I planned on using the trellis to grow the hops on for the next few seasons, however my first year growth is already way over the top but 3-4 feet. I expect to have them in the ground next year but...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-28-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By SteveHeff
Here's the garden as of 7/26.

Here's the garden as of 7/26.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-28-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By SteveHeff
From the centennial that's growing up the side of...

From the centennial that's growing up the side of the house:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-09-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By SteveHeff
Next question: does this mean I always have to...

Next question: does this mean I always have to have both kegs primed in order to serve out of one? Or do I just leave the other gas line disconnected from the second keg? I would have to waste CO2...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-07-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By SteveHeff
I came back from a long weekend at the shore and...

I came back from a long weekend at the shore and found my centennial grew another 5 inches (over 4 days) and I now have visible hop cones. What's the largest first year anybody has grown? I would...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-03-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By SteveHeff
New kegging equipment today!

I'm happy to announce that my kegging equipment arrived today, courtesy of AIH out of Michigan. The kegs are in great re-conditioned shape. My faucets look fantastic and all of the lines are brand...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-02-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By SteveHeff
Here are a few pics of my trellis and the house. ...

Here are a few pics of my trellis and the house. The hops are very happy where they are. The Cascades are in the blue pots. They're pretty aggressive. The Chinook, in the brown pot, is a bit...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,321
Posted By SteveHeff
I've been brewing for just over 3 years now. As...

I've been brewing for just over 3 years now. As of June 28th of this year, I finally bought kegging equipment. I spent around 350 bucks on the kegging gear. I spent about 150 bucks on all of my AG...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-01-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 808
Posted By SteveHeff
I throw in a few miles every week. I've never...

I throw in a few miles every week. I've never enjoyed running on pavement, though. If I find a nice wooded area, I'll go for 2-3 miles. I'm not the marathon or even the half-marathon guy, but I do...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 75,932
Posted By SteveHeff
5.5 gallons of oatmeal chocolate stout. ...

5.5 gallons of oatmeal chocolate stout.

20106.5 + 5.5 gallons = 20112.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By SteveHeff
Thanks for the advice. I ended up going with the...

Thanks for the advice. I ended up going with the cedar lattice because it looks great and smells great, too. I don't intend for the bines to climb in to the lattice itself, but rather the string I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By SteveHeff
I usually make them up at 1/2 qt water and 1/2...

I usually make them up at 1/2 qt water and 1/2 cup of dme. I don't weigh it out because I get good results using this formula.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By SteveHeff
I have, with fantastic results, used both cocoa...

I have, with fantastic results, used both cocoa nibs as well as cocoa powder.

When I make my oatmeal stout, I'll toss between 5-8 oz of cocoa powder to the mash. Smells great and looks great. ...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-04-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By SteveHeff
The bines are having to compete with each other...

The bines are having to compete with each other for the rope. Allow only the 1-2 strongest bines to grow and trim the others back. This allows for the maximum amount of nutrients to be utilized by...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By SteveHeff
Chances are that it is done doing what you want...

Chances are that it is done doing what you want it to do. Who knows, you may have had a lower attenuation than expected...perhaps due to sub par oxygenation of the wort prior to pitching the yeast. ...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-03-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,863
Posted By SteveHeff
Here's the trellis in the back yard. I'll get...

Here's the trellis in the back yard. I'll get some newer photos of my hop varieties when they thicken up a bit more.
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