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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-01-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 100,698
Posted By ReeseAllen
Here's my stab at converting the honey ale to...

Here's my stab at converting the honey ale to AG...sounds like it's gonna come out too sweet. I'm torn as to what to do about the hops...add more bittering hops to up the IBUs and balance it better,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-29-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By ReeseAllen
"Brewing 4 Gold" - time-lapse video of a brew day

On May 20, I brewed a batch of IPA. I set up my GoPro camera to take a photo every 5 seconds. This is the result, 3.5 hours of all-grain brewing, condensed into under 2 minutes, and set to the "Cash...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-02-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,639
Posted By ReeseAllen
Thanks for the responses, everybody. I tested it...

Thanks for the responses, everybody. I tested it out and I was able to get it to work properly first try by holding the hoses such that the pump is not at a high point in the circuit. I will probably...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-30-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,639
Posted By ReeseAllen
March pump frustration

I'm trying to get my new brewstand running and have run into an issue with my march pump. I got the pump from a coworker who bought a bunch of homebrew gear but never got into the hobby, and it seems...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-02-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 287,139
Posted By ReeseAllen
20979 + 5 = 20984

20979 + 5 = 20984
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-11-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By ReeseAllen
I'm gonna take the dial thermometer back to the...

I'm gonna take the dial thermometer back to the LHBS and try to get a refund of store credit, which I'm pretty sure they'll be willing to do.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-10-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By ReeseAllen
Thermometer woes

I have two thermometers and a digital temperature controller. I have been using an ordinary lab thermometer the entire time I've been brewing, but recently bought a dial thermometer with the intent...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-10-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,320
Posted By ReeseAllen
Your profile says you live in Minnesota. Isn't...

Your profile says you live in Minnesota. Isn't your ground water pretty damn cold year-round there? Here in Seattle, even in the middle of the summer, I can chill 10 gallons of wort to under 70 F in...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-10-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,320
Posted By ReeseAllen
The biggest issue with your proposed setup is...

The biggest issue with your proposed setup is that a chest freezer can only chill the air inside, and air is VERY bad at conducting heat. Take an oven for example: you can stick your hand inside an...
Forum: Specialty Beer 11-06-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 76,654
Posted By ReeseAllen
What's left of my batch has been bottle...

What's left of my batch has been bottle conditioning for almost a year now, only a couple bottles are left. On Halloween, we opened the first bottle of it in about six months and about eight of us...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-05-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 2,037,900
Posted By ReeseAllen
Awesome pics, Chipster. Great paint job, and I...

Awesome pics, Chipster. Great paint job, and I love the silicone tubing and sanitary stainless fittings all over the place. Looks very professional, good work.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-28-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By ReeseAllen
What was your fermentation temperature? Ale...

What was your fermentation temperature? Ale yeasts like Windsor will produce undesirable flavors if the temperature is too high during fermentation.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-27-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By ReeseAllen
Well, one thing to look at is the graphical scale...

Well, one thing to look at is the graphical scale on the right, which ranges from "malty sweet" to "hoppy bitter". If you've moved that arrow a lot, you've altered the balance and the flavor will be...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-26-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,201
Posted By ReeseAllen
While you are taking pictures, take some...

While you are taking pictures, take some measurements of the structural components of the rack. How thick is the steel?

Also, what kind of weight does this thing normally support? How many...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-26-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,400
Posted By ReeseAllen
Good find! What's the height and diameter? ...

Good find! What's the height and diameter?

One thing to watch out for: if you're going to have any welding done on it, make sure the welder is acquainted with proper stainless welding techniques....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-25-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By ReeseAllen
I recommend signing up for an account (free) on...

I recommend signing up for an account (free) on hopville (http://hopville.com). They provide a really easy tool to help create and modify recipes. You can take your pale ale recipe and put it on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-20-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By ReeseAllen
I checked on both of the kegs tonight. They'd...

I checked on both of the kegs tonight. They'd been in the fridge undisturbed for a few days. We've mostly been sampling the Safale keg, which has about 3 gallons left, and the Nottingham keg is still...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-14-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By ReeseAllen
Well, the half that I fermented with Safale US-05...

Well, the half that I fermented with Safale US-05 is equally bad. So it can't be that.



My hydrometer is broken; I suppose this gives me a reason to finally replace it. I used this calculator...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-10-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By ReeseAllen
Yeasty smell of kegged batch

I brewed this recipe on 8/29:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/fat-tire-clone-6048/#post56233

I ended up with about 9 gallons which was split roughly 50/50 between two carboys. One carboy...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-29-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,802
Posted By ReeseAllen
If I see mold, I'll definitely start adding a bit...

If I see mold, I'll definitely start adding a bit of bleach to the water. In all likelihood, I'll only have to run this apparatus for another week and a half before I cold-crash and keg this beer. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-29-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,802
Posted By ReeseAllen
That'll probably be a problem eventually. I would...

That'll probably be a problem eventually. I would imagine that changing the water, replacing the t-shirts, and wiping down the carboys with a light bleach solution would take care of any mold.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,802
Posted By ReeseAllen
I had some help from Mr. Sharpie.

I had some help from Mr. Sharpie.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,802
Posted By ReeseAllen
Evaporative cooling system

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/IMG_20100727_190141.jpg (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=37997&limit=recent)

I have this running in my living room right...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-21-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,413
Posted By ReeseAllen
Uh, I don't know if I'm missing something here,...

Uh, I don't know if I'm missing something here, but why are you worrying about making a water-tight seal on your ground connection? If you're going to pop a hole in the kettle to ground it, make it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-18-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By ReeseAllen
I do 5 and 10 gallon batches in my 15 gallon...

I do 5 and 10 gallon batches in my 15 gallon kettle and it works extremely well for both sizes. You just have to dial your burner intensity down if you're doing a smaller batch. I could probably do a...
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