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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By JLivermore
another quality update from my ass - re temp control

I've posted a lot of borderline OCD questions over the months regarding dry hopping, as I've had some real crap beers. I was worried the cheapass kind-of marbles I bought in the dollar store had...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By JLivermore
Interesting. I just used a rubber tube the first...

Interesting. I just used a rubber tube the first time which let so much crap in it clogged up the keg after I drew a few pints, which was a total pain in the ass.

I don't have an autosiphon, but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By JLivermore
Yooper, how do you siphon out? I chucked in...

Yooper, how do you siphon out?

I chucked in loose and I think it tastes better, but it so much harder to siphon out with cheese cloth over the end of the siphon, it takes forever and I am...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By JLivermore
same beer -- bottle vs keg

Curious if anyone has any general theories with this. I keg, but I siphon off a 6 pack or so and carb w/ carb tabs.

Seems like the majority of the time the keg is significantly better.

I can...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By JLivermore
marbles in dry hop bag

It is advisable to sink your dry hop bag.

Trying very hard to make this a poll.

Your vote and any further explanation appreciated!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By JLivermore
I was looking for a brewing podcast. I will...

I was looking for a brewing podcast. I will definitely nerd out and listen to a podcast about brewing beer the next time I'm brewing beer.

Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-03-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By JLivermore
Those were some quality answers, thanks a ton. ...

Those were some quality answers, thanks a ton.

Would it generally be true that a better yeast will make a better beer and a liquid yeast will likely be a better yeast? As for a starter, I've...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-02-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By JLivermore
misc fairly detailed questions

boil, after cool down i hear some people pour the wort into the fermenter, leaving most of the sludge at the bottom, i believe i read some dump a fair bit of the sludge in, others siphon. how much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-21-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By JLivermore
i don't see how people get by without some...

i don't see how people get by without some version of the swamp cooler. i use the $6 rope bucket from target. dump some water in and switch out frozen water bottles and this gives you decent cheap...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,089
Posted By JLivermore
I'm vegetarian, near vegan, lots of beans, tofu,...

I'm vegetarian, near vegan, lots of beans, tofu, soy, etc. I fart like a maniac without the homebrew. Add homebrew to a quality evening of hummus and lentil soup, good god. Especially the IPAs. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By JLivermore
Thanks for anticipating my next question. For...

Thanks for anticipating my next question. For the cost of tabs I'll just stick with that.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By JLivermore
priming sugar in bottle?

I keg beer but started siphoning off a 6 pack or so per brew to be able to give it to a friend or my dad or whatever.

I use carb tabs to do this. I have a lot of priming sugar though. Could I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By JLivermore
who knew a stovetop opens on a fulcrum like the...

who knew a stovetop opens on a fulcrum like the hood of a car? i cracked it open and there was tons more DME in there. I unscrewed the burner and got it out and clean, also cleaned up all the DME. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By JLivermore
good as new (ish) Stuff was carmelized on,...

good as new (ish)

Stuff was carmelized on, almost like hard candy and I think is blocking the pilot or autolight guy. Maybe giving up, contemplating coat hanger gymnastics.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By JLivermore
I think I identified the problem: drinking...

I think I identified the problem: drinking significantly less than usual during this brew

don't have a vacuum but I was thinking the same thing. No idea how I'm gonna get the stuff down beneath...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By JLivermore
dos and don'ts

Don't:

Move wort from burner, then thoughtlessly set bag of DME on burner to cut open, burning it, getting some burnt plastic in your beer, DME all over, and a bad stink.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By JLivermore
dry hop utilization question (w/ photo)

I started dry hopping in muslin bags to avoid later syphoning trouble, only I worry if the hops are being wasted.

Please see attached photo. This is 1.5 oz after 5 days.

Is this a good amount...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-19-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By JLivermore
Interesting, the directions said 1 qt for 2 lbs...

Interesting, the directions said 1 qt for 2 lbs but I will try ignoring that and using 1 qt per lb next time and see if it helps.

Point didn't make much sense, sorry about that.

If target OG...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-18-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By JLivermore
consistently low OG w/ mini mash

Not sure what the problem is here. If I brew extract I hit very close to OG.

I've tried mini mash 4 or 5 times, the only difference being mashing the grains in the nylon sack longer (45 mins),...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By JLivermore
what to brew

I've done around 20 brews now and am wondering what I might try next.

I think this is a matter of taste in beer first and trying to brew it second.

I don't like porters and stouts I've tried...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-01-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By JLivermore
main thing for me first time, temp control,...

main thing for me first time, temp control, specifically: you need more ice than you think

I brewed in summer, between trying to cool the wort and trying to cool and maintain low temps in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By JLivermore
Between rushing it or doing it right, I'd do it...

Between rushing it or doing it right, I'd do it right. homebrewtalk legend Yooper hipped me to austinhomebrew.com

6.99 shipping, for orders under $100, not bad at all and they pack stuff fresh.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-20-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By JLivermore
dry hop question

i just sanitized a muslin bag and put the pellets in

as i put it in the fermenting bucket i realized it was gonna sink to the bottom and i didn't like that, so i clipped the corner of the bag...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By JLivermore
yeah that chart is awesome. what about...

yeah that chart is awesome.

what about overall bitterness level in a beer. is most flavor in beer coming from hops or do the malts and grains contribute the majority of bitterness?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By JLivermore
ingredient --> taste question

Short version -- generally what ingredient is creating what effect? What makes a beer citrusy or fruity? What makes it more bitter?

Long version --

I did an austin home brew falconer's...
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