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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-02-2009, 05:14 AM
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Posted By Nickhouse80
I didn't even think to take a pic. A lot of it...

I didn't even think to take a pic. A lot of it was probably trub but it was the most vicious fermentation I've seen yet. It was in primary for 2 weeks at 68 degrees and the trub was completely...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-01-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Nickhouse80
Too Much Yeast

I used Nottingham and White Labs American Ale yeast in the same 5 gallon batch. (Just experimenting) Now I have an unbelievable amount of yeast settlement. I could only siphon about 3 gallons out...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-09-2009, 07:21 PM
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Views: 409
Posted By Nickhouse80
Yeast starter pan?

I am about to make my first yeast starter but I don't have a small stainless steel pot for boiling. Can I use the black teflon pots?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By Nickhouse80
Wort Chilling

I've just invested in a small coil wort chiller. After getting it out of the box I realized something. I'm only boiling 2 or 3 gallons at a time. Why can't I add the other 2 or 3 gallons of water...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-09-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By Nickhouse80
ok thanks guys. I'll let ya know if I find it.

ok thanks guys. I'll let ya know if I find it.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-08-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By Nickhouse80
elusive wyeast strain

Has anyone ever heard of or used wyeast labs #2107 ? Apparently its good for someone making an oktoberfest style ale. If anyone know how or where to get it I'd appreciate a nudge in the right...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-03-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,741
Posted By Nickhouse80
thanks for your help. I read about the non-malt...

thanks for your help. I read about the non-malt sugars kept less than 20% because it causes off flavors in the beer which sounds like very good advice. the beer calculus thing is amazing and I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,741
Posted By Nickhouse80
Rice Syrup Solids

I'd like to make a lighter bodied beer and I understand rice syrup solids are the thing to use. For a 5 gallon batch how much should one add and at what point in the process? Thanks
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,481
Posted By Nickhouse80
thank you very much for all your help... great...

thank you very much for all your help... great site you have here.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,481
Posted By Nickhouse80
ok so it doesn't matter what the temperature of...

ok so it doesn't matter what the temperature of the water is in a steep right? does anyone have a favorite way of doing it? proven methods if you will?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,481
Posted By Nickhouse80
Ahhh... Its becoming clear. So would I steep...

Ahhh... Its becoming clear. So would I steep crystal malt separate from mashing my base malt? or can I do it all together? or something totally different? From what I understand a base malt is to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,481
Posted By Nickhouse80
I'm new and having a hard time with the...

I'm new and having a hard time with the difference between mashing and steeping. I've actually looked them both up in a "homebrew glossary" and still don't know the difference.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,481
Posted By Nickhouse80
Thanks for the quick replies. Another stupid...

Thanks for the quick replies. Another stupid question. If you don't mash it then what is the point of crushing it? What do you do with it?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,481
Posted By Nickhouse80
Crystal malt question

I'm gonna ask a really stupid question now. Ready? Does crystal malt need to be crushed like all other grains? I assume it does.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,775
Posted By Nickhouse80
Well I'm at 1.030 today. Maybe you're right...

Well I'm at 1.030 today. Maybe you're right Dude. Slow but sure. 131 hours to drop 34 gravity points? Is that normal with White Labs?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-15-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,775
Posted By Nickhouse80
The wort was between 68 and 72 degrees. The...

The wort was between 68 and 72 degrees. The yeast had been sitting out for 1.5 to 2 hours and was about room temp. I haven't taken a reading for about 24 hrs but have not seen any airlock activity...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,775
Posted By Nickhouse80
Sorry to hear about your bad karma kaiser. ...

Sorry to hear about your bad karma kaiser. According to "My Name is Earl" you're gonna have to buy somebody a new vile of WL before yours will work again! Err somethin' like that.

Like I said...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,775
Posted By Nickhouse80
Well its been 60 hours and still no activity. I...

Well its been 60 hours and still no activity. I took a reading and its pretty much the same. I don't know where I went wrong. I stirred it up and tried to aerate but who knows what will happen. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,775
Posted By Nickhouse80
Why didn't anyone say that sooner?? I'd be more...

Why didn't anyone say that sooner?? I'd be more than happy to RDWHAHB.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,775
Posted By Nickhouse80
and I have no idea what RDWHAHB means... but I'm...

and I have no idea what RDWHAHB means... but I'm sooooo curious I can hardly stand it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,775
Posted By Nickhouse80
kaiser, nothing would please me more than to know...

kaiser, nothing would please me more than to know you're sitting there anxiously awaiting my next reply. Wait no longer man cause here it is.

Just kiddin bud. Midnight tonight will be 24...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,775
Posted By Nickhouse80
Thank you everyone for all your help. As for...

Thank you everyone for all your help. As for kaiser and reno... I'm here to ask questions about brewing beer. I couldn't care less if my choice of words "bugs" you and I'm actually glad it did now....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,775
Posted By Nickhouse80
I bought the refrigerated yeast from a store. ...

I bought the refrigerated yeast from a store. Where it was before that I have no idea. I let it sit out for about 2.5 hours. I held it in my hand and it seemed to be room temp. The reason I'm so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,775
Posted By Nickhouse80
wow I think I really pushed a button there! I've...

wow I think I really pushed a button there! I've never had so many replies so quickly! I added the "maybe" to my title just in case this happened. I did not use a starter and didn't realize I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,775
Posted By Nickhouse80
White Labs is horrible!!!... maybe.

Maybe I'm being impatient. This is the second time I've tried using White Labs yeast. The first time absolutely nothing happened and the beer just soured- had to throw it out. Last night I made an...
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