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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2012, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Tiredboy
Good DME base recipe for testing hop flavours

I'd quite like to get an idea of the effect different hops have on the flavour/bitterness etc of beers so I was thinking of brewing a set of 1 gallon batches and using a single hop in each. I only...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Tiredboy
Low starting gravity

I adapted an IPA recipe but the starting gravity was predicted to be way too high so I cut back on the dme and honey to 5lbs and 0.5 lbs (instead of 6lbs and 1lbs). Ibrewmaster predicted the OG to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-18-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Tiredboy
Thanks for the reply and general suggestions for...

Thanks for the reply and general suggestions for IPAs. My real question is how different will my IPA be based on the changes and what differences am I likely to notice.

The parenthesis are the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-18-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Tiredboy
what effect will these changes have on my IPA?

My last batch was my first IPA and it turned out amazing (even SWMBO liked it and she doesn't like IPAs!). It was supposidly a clone of DFH 60 minute but unless the bottle I bought hadn't been...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-26-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Tiredboy
Thanks all. I hadn't thought about bending...

Thanks all.

I hadn't thought about bending down to the right rather than the back. I will have to have a look at the icebox when I unscrew it and see how flexible the inlet lines are and how...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-25-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Tiredboy
Thanks. I see some experimentation ahead of me. ...

Thanks. I see some experimentation ahead of me. If I'm careful, if it won't bend down hopefully I can put it back in the initial place and at least have a fridge that works for something.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-24-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Tiredboy
Is there anywhere in this fridge I should (or shouldn't) drill?

To avoid having to read the whole post, I want to know whether I can safely drill through the sides (or back) of the fridge shown below and also would appreciate any comments on my plans.

So onto...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,760
Posted By Tiredboy
Dry saison yeast (or best option) and any recommended recipes

I think my next brew will be a saison but I can only use dry yeast (shipping issues). Is there a dry saison yeast? Looking around it appears the answer is no and if so, would I be OK using Safbrew...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-21-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Tiredboy
Guess it might be a bit late to revive an old...

Guess it might be a bit late to revive an old thread but could either of the people who did this (or anyone doing similar) manage to get 2 corneys in there? I have a similar looking fridge (thread...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-08-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By Tiredboy
What can I do with this fridge (small GE ~3.7cuft)

I have the fridge in the image below (if I manage to attach it!). It is a small GE fridge, similar to GE TA04Y07EXSO. I did keep bottles in it but recently moved to kegging. I have a chest...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By Tiredboy
Thanks for all the help. I got home on Friday...

Thanks for all the help. I got home on Friday and the guage was reading the same - no leakage. I also couldn't control myself and tried the beer on friday night after 24 hours at 30psi. It tasted...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-17-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By Tiredboy
Thanks. It's a 20lb cylinder, looked a bit...

Thanks.

It's a 20lb cylinder, looked a bit grubby but nothing untoward and showed almost full after sitting around for a week. I was fairly liberal with gas use when I was running through the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-17-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By Tiredboy
Well, I did it. Sampled the flat beer and it was...

Well, I did it. Sampled the flat beer and it was amazing (top batch so far, great hoppy flavour without being too bitter).

All seemed to go well last night but when I looked this morning my tank...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-16-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By Tiredboy
set and forget at 30 or shake? I like the idea of...

set and forget at 30 or shake? I like the idea of being able to enjoy a pint on saturday!!

Edit - as I posted that so did other people! Think I'll follow the repost from slcdawg. I'm starting to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-16-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By Tiredboy
First time kegging - any last minute tips?

I'm kegging my first beer tonight (first kegged, not first brewed). It's a DFH 60 minute clone that has been sitting in the primary for the last 5.5 weeks, dry hopping for the last 8 days and cold...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-10-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Tiredboy
Probably only a short process too, I hadn't...

Probably only a short process too, I hadn't really given it much thought. Think I'll go with running through the process this weekend with water and no sanitisation then cold crash for 24 hours in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-10-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Tiredboy
That's what I was thinking. Only advantage of...

That's what I was thinking. Only advantage of sanitising first is that I can do it over the weekend when I have spare time, rather than trying to fit it in during the evening next week.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-10-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Tiredboy
First time kegging question

I am all ready to keg my beer for the first time (well almost ready, I've got another 5 days of dry hopping first). I intend on then cold crashing for a day based on a suggestion from the forum...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-10-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Tiredboy
Dirty CO2 tank

I finally got my hands on a CO2 tank yesterday and it is filled but not the cleanest (quite dusty). Is this somethign I need to worry about regarding sanitation (ie do I need to clean/sanitise the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Tiredboy
Do you need to sanitise anything or just cut the...

Do you need to sanitise anything or just cut the top off the hop packet, carefully remove airlock, carefully pour in hops, carefully replace airlock?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Tiredboy
first time dry hopping question and long iodofor time

I am going to dry hop tonight and wondered whetehr I need to put the hop pellets in a bag or whether I can just drop them into the fermentor.

If I need to put them in a bag, I will need to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Tiredboy
Thanks all. My nearest homebrew shop is in a...

Thanks all. My nearest homebrew shop is in a different country so popping down to get extra items isn't overly easy! I'm about to move to kegging and my fermentation chamber/keezer will fit a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By Tiredboy
largest batch in a 5 gallon water cooler bottle

I usually ferment in a bucket but if I realised that there is space in my fermentation chamber to do a second batch if I ferment in a water cooler bottle. They are food grade and I have used one for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-31-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,677
Posted By Tiredboy
Thanks all. I decided to go with option 1 in the...

Thanks all. I decided to go with option 1 in the end and have my fingers crossed that the CO2 comes in this week. It's been "it will be here in a few days" for the last 4-5 weeks! Ijust hope that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,677
Posted By Tiredboy
Kegging beer without CO2

I have an IPA I am due to dry hop this weekend. The plan had been to leave the hops in for a week, cold crash for a day or two then move to my keg. This is the first time I will be kegging and having...
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