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Forum: General Beer Discussion Today, 12:52 AM
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Posted By BobBailey
One of my favorites in the Portland area is the...

One of my favorites in the Portland area is the Raccoon Lodge on the Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. Great food and some really innovative brews.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,951
Posted By BobBailey
I too keep unmilled grains in plastic tubs. In...

I too keep unmilled grains in plastic tubs. In this store the tubs were on shelves and not always kept covered. With all of the dog hair and dander around it was very unsanitary and not very...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-21-2014, 06:17 AM
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Posted By BobBailey
I bought from a fairly local store for a year or...

I bought from a fairly local store for a year or so, but switched to ordering online from Morebeer. The store I was using packaged their hops in little zip lock bags and kept them in a glass door...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-12-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By BobBailey
Beersmith gives you the 2 additions so you end up...

Beersmith gives you the 2 additions so you end up getting 1/2 of your wort from the first runnings and the other half from the sparge. Back a few years that was thought to be how to get the best...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By BobBailey
Great tip. I tried that tonight and it worked...

Great tip. I tried that tonight and it worked great. Always put the oxy and hot water in the carboy ant let the foam settle , top off, let the foam settle, top off again and again. This put the hot...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-22-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By BobBailey
You give absolutely no information that will...

You give absolutely no information that will yield a good answer. The more info you can provide, the more help you will get. Ingredients, process, yeast used and how it was prepared, pitching...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-22-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,840
Posted By BobBailey
Aside from Denny Conn's, "Life begins at 60...

Aside from Denny Conn's, "Life begins at 60 --1.060", I love a sign that a great friend gave me. "Give us this day our daily brew."
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-18-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By BobBailey
Same setup as my tower. I found that turning the...

Same setup as my tower. I found that turning the entire shank/faucet about 1/8 turn CCW, hand tighten the nut and then hold the nut while turning the shank/faucet back works well.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By BobBailey
Carboy dryer

If you use plastic carboys, just go buy a 2 qt. measuring cup. Simple, that's it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-18-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By BobBailey
I use RO water and adjust the PH of strike water...

I use RO water and adjust the PH of strike water to 5.5 with Phosphoric acid(10% solution). It takes 1 drop/qt. on average. I add Calcium chloride and/or gypsum to the mash for the needed calcium. 1...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2014, 07:13 AM
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Views: 1,302
Posted By BobBailey
59 - 74 F is the listed temperature range.

59 - 74 F is the listed temperature range.
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-17-2014, 10:45 PM
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Views: 299
Posted By BobBailey
You Gotta Be ****tin' Me !

Not beer related, but too funny not to post.


Have you ever wondered who first uttered the phrase:
"You Gotta Be ****tin Me?"

Well, it just so happens to have originated through the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-09-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By BobBailey
I understand the shipping, especially for whole...

I understand the shipping, especially for whole cones. The package size makes it expansive. That, coupled with the fact that my wife commandeered all of my freezer space is why I went to pellets....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-09-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By BobBailey
Hops for Pops Sale

Just in case anyone doesn't know: Hops Direct has a bunch of hop varieties going on sale tomorrow . Most around $9/lb.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By BobBailey
That depends on the water you start with. where I...

That depends on the water you start with. where I live we estimate 4 to 6 gallons going down the drain for each gallon of treated water. I just go to the local supermarket and pay 35 cents per gallon.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By BobBailey
One of the primary reasons I started kegging. I...

One of the primary reasons I started kegging. I work in a very large warehouse and was plagued with people asking for samples. Now I just tell them that I keg my beer and no longer bottle. The...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-03-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By BobBailey
I generally plan 4 or 5 beers before ordering on...

I generally plan 4 or 5 beers before ordering on line. Usually they are similar, but occasionally I order ingredients for an odd beer. My main reason is not wanting to keep any ingredients too long....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By BobBailey
Unless you plan on bulk aging the beer, dry...

Unless you plan on bulk aging the beer, dry hopping or adding fruit there really isn't any reason to rack to secondary. A month or so is not a problem. Unnecessary transferring just open another door...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By BobBailey
I agree with RM-MN that Palmer's How to Brew is a...

I agree with RM-MN that Palmer's How to Brew is a great book for beginners. Personally, I studied the forums for quite some time both when I started brewing and before switching to all grain brewing....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By BobBailey
OK, first of all, you have no indication of a...

OK, first of all, you have no indication of a hopping schedule. Second, the recipe doesn't outline a mash profile. Third, The way the yeast is described it sounds like a repitch. Basically, you have...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-12-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By BobBailey
Personally, I adjust all of my brewing water to...

Personally, I adjust all of my brewing water to 5.5 or 5.6 ahead of time. You will not want to go that low if you're using dark crystal malts or roasted malts in any quantity. About 10 minutes into...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-12-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By BobBailey
I find this water adjustment tool works well....

I find this water adjustment tool works well. http://www.brewersfriend.com/water-chemistry/

Your water really doesn't look bad at all. I would concentrate on mash PH and leave the rest alone...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-12-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By BobBailey
I use a quart Mason jar and sit it in a small...

I use a quart Mason jar and sit it in a small kettle to catch any overflow. I keep sausage casings and seasonings in the bottom of my fermentation fridge and don't want them ruined.

Bob
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-11-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By BobBailey
I have a 5 lb. tank and it lasts me 10 or 11...

I have a 5 lb. tank and it lasts me 10 or 11 months. I go through a cornie keg about every 2 to 3 weeks and also use CO2 to clean and flush the liquid lines.

Bob
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By BobBailey
Depending on the temperature of your beer when...

Depending on the temperature of your beer when you added the priming sugar, you may or may not have a problem. The higher the temperature, the less CO2 will be in solution, so it will require more...
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