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Forum: Hops Growing 03-09-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By badbrew
The preferred way to go is ground. Pots are...

The preferred way to go is ground. Pots are ornamental and temporary and heat sensitive to direct sunlight. Pots are great when young but end up dwarfing after a while.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-04-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By badbrew
yeah All that is 50 bucks for sure. i'd take the...

yeah All that is 50 bucks for sure. i'd take the plastic off the copper though to be sanitary. gj!:)
Forum: Hops Growing 02-18-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,637
Posted By badbrew
what is the photoperiod? If your going all in on...

what is the photoperiod? If your going all in on the lighting then you may want to maximize efficiency as well. I recommend 18/6 to 24/0 to green up until you want to flower and then 12/12. Also...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-18-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,238
Posted By badbrew
Last year (first year) in Santa Clarita, my...

Last year (first year) in Santa Clarita, my cascades dominated, second was nugget. Chinook started strong and pretty much stopped when the temps got over 90 every day and never started again. Those...
Forum: India Pale Ale 02-04-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 88,601
Posted By badbrew
Yeah the OP is worded badly. I bet it's 3.75 oz...

Yeah the OP is worded badly. I bet it's 3.75 oz total. It says 2 weeks each btw.

edit: nevermind it looks like it is 11 oz dryhop. and pull them each time. sounds pretty sick.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-28-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,686
Posted By badbrew
I figured I got screwed. Next time I'm going to...

I figured I got screwed. Next time I'm going to the weld shop or fire hydrant place.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-28-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,686
Posted By badbrew
I'm officially finished with Airgas!

$28 to swap out a 5#.:eek: $5.60 in tax alone. I assume there are new california taxes this year :rolleyes: so that part is expected but to go from $16 last year to $28 this year is a bunch of BS. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By badbrew
no, don't use it to measure alcohol liquid. And...

no, don't use it to measure alcohol liquid. And I have no idea what your doing with the 20 gal. just don't let o2 get in.
Forum: India Pale Ale 01-15-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 269,191
Posted By badbrew
made last night at 1.062. Mashed at 156 and it...

made last night at 1.062. Mashed at 156 and it finished 70 minutes later at 154. I pitched at 74 and it sits at 63 now. I used wlp002 and did 2 steps. It plugged my keggle so I siphoned. I'm...
Forum: India Pale Ale 01-08-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 168,503
Posted By badbrew
keg it, let it carb up, bottle a few 6ers off the...

keg it, let it carb up, bottle a few 6ers off the full keg and leave the rest.
Forum: India Pale Ale 01-07-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 528,591
Posted By badbrew
After four days I got 1.014, and it remained...

After four days I got 1.014, and it remained there on the fifth day after I brewed it, so I dry hopped then. I'm completely satisfied with that. It kind of worried me for a second with 156 mash...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,878
Posted By badbrew
On brew day the refractometer is gold. Have fun...

On brew day the refractometer is gold. Have fun cleaning that sticky crap out of your hydro tubes and throwing it down the drain.:cross:

I use a small spoon and scoop a little after mash and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By badbrew
Yeah I'm kind of talking about store bought...

Yeah I'm kind of talking about store bought filtering clarity like I get from beer sitting around for a long time and then in the fridge for a while as well. I have never got anything close from all...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By badbrew
Dry hop an aged IPA for clarity?

Any good experiences on a long (2 month secondary) followed by a dry hop at the end. I'm just trying to envision aging beer and then tossing it in the fridge for 2 to 4 weeks to drop the yeast out...
Forum: India Pale Ale 01-03-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 528,591
Posted By badbrew
So I made this one on Sunday. I mashed in with...

So I made this one on Sunday. I mashed in with 4.25 gal at 156F, and at 70 minutes and 154F I added 1 gallon of 180F water. Then I stirred, vorlaufed and drained followed by 3 gallons of the same...
Forum: India Pale Ale 01-03-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,379
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Posted By badbrew
I was going to add 1 packet s04 and 1 packet us05...

I was going to add 1 packet s04 and 1 packet us05 like in the instructions. I'm not sure if that was a typo or something. Anyway, I think I'll just make a starter with the wlp002 since it was so...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-03-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By badbrew
If that is left after gravity took over and a few...

If that is left after gravity took over and a few minutes passed then it appears that you are not crushing correctly. It looks like flour on top. What is the setting? And what was the mash temp? ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-02-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By badbrew
Adding starter wort changes wort color some,...

Adding starter wort changes wort color some, confuses your gravity goals and adds a little bit of oxidized beer. I wouldn't sweat it if you do though because it will taste fine in the end.

If...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-02-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,153
Posted By badbrew
201 if you don't count the absinthe and...

201 if you don't count the absinthe and moonshine. :rockin:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-02-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By badbrew
dry hop it for sure.

dry hop it for sure.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By badbrew
Go here and use this tool when planning your next...

Go here and use this tool when planning your next batch. The liquid tubes are good for a small beer ~1.045 but yours is a lot bigger and will stress out. There is a date on the liquid yeast to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Posted By badbrew
I just had a brilliant idea that's never been...

I just had a brilliant idea that's never been thought of before...;)

First runnings = top shelf gourmet beer
second runnings = starter wort

I might have to try this at the start of my next...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By badbrew
Sorry to be a drag on your first brew but you...

Sorry to be a drag on your first brew but you waaaaaaaaaaaayy under pitched an OG of 1.081. If you did it today and can pitch again by tomorrow do so. I bet you would need a lot more than one of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By badbrew
well considering you will probably use 6 to 10...

well considering you will probably use 6 to 10 gallons hot water at one time per 10 gallon batch I'd say the 1/4 barrel hlt is out of the question for a 10 gallon batch.

You can always heat the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By badbrew
How much yeast did you start with and are you...

How much yeast did you start with and are you saying the wort was 69 when you pitched or the yeast? The secondary sounds very long based on your wording. Don't transfer at 7 days. let it ride a...
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