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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,766
Posted By Cookiebaggs
I just bottled and kegged an amber ale last...

I just bottled and kegged an amber ale last night. The last hydo sample I tried was great. I expect it to taste the same in a couple of weeks with the only change being it's now carbed.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Cookiebaggs
+1 to the Goof Off and razor blade.

+1 to the Goof Off and razor blade.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-09-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 32,362
Posted By Cookiebaggs
The alcove I framed out under the bar allows for...

The alcove I framed out under the bar allows for 4-5" on all sides of the fridge. So far no problems w/ventilation.

I used a 2' section of flexable pool pump hose I got at the hardware store to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-09-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 32,362
Posted By Cookiebaggs
I have the Danby DAR482BL. It has worked great...

I have the Danby DAR482BL. It has worked great for me.

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-01-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,416
Posted By Cookiebaggs
Been brewing Kolsch beer for several years now...

Been brewing Kolsch beer for several years now and I've noticed that the 2565 holds on to its krausen longer than a typical 1065 yeast.

I have a washed 2565 that is 3 years old. It takes another...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-01-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,416
Posted By Cookiebaggs
Patience grasshopper.... I wouldn't worry...

Patience grasshopper....

I wouldn't worry about it. Keep that Kölsch yeast at 60º for another week then take a gravity reading to see where it's at. I also wouldn't worry about the bucket and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-06-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 34,854
Posted By Cookiebaggs
What yeast were you going to use on all of these?

What yeast were you going to use on all of these?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By Cookiebaggs
Ball valve with pickup tube and an electric bowl...

Ball valve with pickup tube and an electric bowl lift. :D

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-01-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,140
Posted By Cookiebaggs
Long primary 3-4 weeks. Secondary for...

Long primary 3-4 weeks.


Secondary for dry hopping, cold crash to clear, or need to free up primary fermenters so I can brew some more! :D
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-30-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 288,117
Posted By Cookiebaggs
I know this question was for wayne but I've...

I know this question was for wayne but I've brewed this twice and both times it has been pretty much spot on.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,572
Posted By Cookiebaggs
I've been brewing beer since 1993 and use bleach...

I've been brewing beer since 1993 and use bleach and water for sanitation. I rinse all my carboys, tubing, racking cane, air locks, bottling wand, etc. with tap water before using it.

I've...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By Cookiebaggs
+1 Does a stellar job.

+1

Does a stellar job.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-11-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By Cookiebaggs
I was the same for a 5 year stretch. I would...

I was the same for a 5 year stretch. I would pass 1-2 two stones a year. Then, it went away and I haven't had one now going on 6 years.

I had been trying to pass a stone for a week by popping...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-05-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,244
Posted By Cookiebaggs
That's all I used to drill my keg. Use some...

That's all I used to drill my keg. Use some machine oil to help the bit cut and use enough pressure to let the bit do most of the work.

Also, a metal punch and a hammer helps make a starter...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-01-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,210
Posted By Cookiebaggs
Sounds like you are skipping the mashout step in...

Sounds like you are skipping the mashout step in your mash schedule and trying to use the 180º sparge water to raise the grain bed temperature.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By Cookiebaggs
I'd suggest going bigger on the brew kettle to a...

I'd suggest going bigger on the brew kettle to a 15.5 gal converted keg or a 20 gallon kettle. That way you can do 10-11 gallon batches in the future when you decide you want more beer without...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-10-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By Cookiebaggs
And lighting one cigarette with the other. ...

And lighting one cigarette with the other.

I'll raise a pint to Capt. Phil....Fair winds and following seas Captain....
Forum: Brewing Software 02-09-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By Cookiebaggs
Yeah, all that's on Promash too.

Yeah, all that's on Promash too.
Forum: Brewing Software 02-09-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By Cookiebaggs
+1 on all of that! I also like software...

+1 on all of that!

I also like software because I can keep detailed notes of a brew session from brew day through fermentation, bottling/kegging, and tasting notes. I like being able to compare...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-08-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By Cookiebaggs
After seeing the green police commercial, I...

After seeing the green police commercial, I wanted to go burn some plastic.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,454
Posted By Cookiebaggs
Very true! An extract or PM brewer can also cut...

Very true! An extract or PM brewer can also cut costs.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-27-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,454
Posted By Cookiebaggs
Several ways to make all grain brewing less...

Several ways to make all grain brewing less expensive per glass.

1.) Purchase a grain mill so you can buy your workhorse malts like pale, pilsner and wheat in sacks. Find what specialty malts you...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-27-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,202
Posted By Cookiebaggs
Yeah, nice score. I've gotten some good deals on...

Yeah, nice score. I've gotten some good deals on the Milwaukee area CL too. I wonder how I missed that one! :D

The Hoff-Stevens taps are pretty much junk. I have two myself. Not sure what to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-25-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By Cookiebaggs
Never had an infected batch, but I would imagine...

Never had an infected batch, but I would imagine it does suck.

IMHO, it's a waste of sanitizer. I never sanitize any part of my MLT. I clean it out after the mash is done and let it dry. Then...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-25-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By Cookiebaggs
Why sanitize it? You're going to boil the wort...

Why sanitize it? You're going to boil the wort for an hour anyway.
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