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Forum: General Techniques Today, 03:03 PM
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Posted By KeyWestBrewing
You can use co2 to move the beer if you if have...

You can use co2 to move the beer if you if have the right set up.

I'm pretty happy with my simple gravity fed set up. I put a cooler on top of a half barrel and use that to sit my HLT on. Mash tun...
Forum: Hops Growing Today, 02:15 PM
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Posted By KeyWestBrewing
There wasnt much of one. I moved into a new house...

There wasnt much of one. I moved into a new house and haven't really figured out where I can pull off growing them here. I'm trying to figure something out though so I can bring the thread back to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Today, 02:03 PM
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Posted By KeyWestBrewing
I think vodka will do just fine. Your basically...

I think vodka will do just fine. Your basically making the same chocolate extract a lot of people use for baking or in desserts. The longer the nibs soak the better the flavor IMO. Good luck and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Today, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Do you keg or bottle?Ive searched and so far I...

Do you keg or bottle?Ive searched and so far I haven't heard anyone say anything bad about leaving the nibs in too long. So if you keg just toss em in there.
My best results with nibs I actually...
Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 06:39 PM
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Views: 460,178
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
So who's brewing this weekend?

Bringing my Atocha Amber up to a boil now. Using Conan this batch as opposed to my usual US05. Gonna be great right in time for summer :D
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Brewing up an amber and just thought I'd show a...

Brewing up an amber and just thought I'd show a pic of the TW8060 in action. Sparge heating up on the left(top) and mash on the right(bottom)...

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Forum: Bottling/Kegging Yesterday, 12:37 PM
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Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Thanks. They were so cheap I ended up grabbing a...

Thanks. They were so cheap I ended up grabbing a few extra just to have on hand. Last of the parts should be here today or Monday actually. Can't wait to get it hooked up.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Was this one of those beers you only gave a week...

Was this one of those beers you only gave a week in the primary? If so then I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the issues your having could be acetaldehyde. Your description of the off flavor sounds...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Agreed with this. If your using a no rinse...

Agreed with this. If your using a no rinse sanitizer don't worry about letting them dry just empty them and fill. Another thing worth checking is the accuracy of your scale. Try weighing a nickel.....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 524
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Admittedly I'm not exactly certain what the...

Admittedly I'm not exactly certain what the bottom limit is for amylase activity but fermentation temperatures may be too cold. Being in the ball park of 100 deg colder than the optimal temperature...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 04-17-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By KeyWestBrewing
As with most things it really all depends on your...

As with most things it really all depends on your state, county, and city laws. Were also allowed to walk around downtown with open containers as long as its not glass. Not sure if that's allowed by...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 317
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
^ this will serve you well. Though dry hopping in...

^ this will serve you well. Though dry hopping in the keg will give your beer more time on gas. 2 birds one stone.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-17-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 524
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
IPA Stuck at 1.027

After you take a hydro reading definitely check your thermometer. If you thought you were mashing at 155 and were mashing a lot higher it would explain the high FG. If you still find it to be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Never done that combo but my guess is it will be...

Never done that combo but my guess is it will be very earthy and dank.
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 04-17-2014, 02:01 PM
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Views: 131,589
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
That sucks. You can buy beer and wine from both...

That sucks. You can buy beer and wine from both the grocery store or gas station down here and both liquor stores and bars can sell booze before noon on Sundays. You just cant serve alcohol from...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Pasteurizing Larger Bottles

5 mins @ 140f is close(over by a few minutes) to the standard for beer/wine pasteurization. Pasteurizing longer than needed degrades flavor.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,829
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Would people still be allowed to have free beer...

Would people still be allowed to have free beer without giving any form of a donation or entry fee? If the answer is no then its still considered a sale. If they were to not buy a shirt/mug would...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-16-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Thanks for doing this!

Thanks for doing this!
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 04-16-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3,880
Views: 131,589
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Lol I remember the ketchup MAW hit I thought it...

Lol I remember the ketchup MAW hit I thought it was awesome. Nothing wrong with sending bodyguards.
Forum: Cider 04-16-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,266
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Good stuff man I hope you enjoy. I usually don't...

Good stuff man I hope you enjoy. I usually don't use nutrients since I use dry yeast which already has some. Doubt it would hurt though.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-14-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
I prefer ambers for their stronger hop character...

I prefer ambers for their stronger hop character and esters. Reds are more clean like lagers, which some reds are.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-14-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Both are very drinkable but are vastly different...

Both are very drinkable but are vastly different styles. Diacetyl is acceptable in an Irish Red while not in an Amber. Esters are acceptable in an amber while not so in a red. They both cover the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-13-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
World Beer Cup 2014 Winners

Sorry if this has been posted on the board already but I didn't see anything about it yet.

4,754 beers from 1,403 breweries representing 58 different countries competed a couple days ago in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-13-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 836
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
We could both be wrong but I agree with this....

We could both be wrong but I agree with this. Without drying the orange peel it doesn't really have any shelf life. I'd think(my assumption here) that you'd preserve the most aromatic and flavor...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-12-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By KeyWestBrewing
Yea I meant monitoring grilling/smoking temps....

Yea I meant monitoring grilling/smoking temps. Not trying to start a pissing contest here, I think the Thermapen is a great unit. There's just a lot of stuff you can do with the extensive list of...
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