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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
I only make one IPA but it has great reviews from...

I only make one IPA but it has great reviews from some local professional brewers. I use two unique methods for hopping my IPAs. The first one is called First Wort Hopping or FWH. This involves...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Shouldnt be a problem, just make sure it is...

Shouldnt be a problem, just make sure it is sealed off well enough to keep gross contaminants out. If anything microbial gets in it will be killed off at the boil.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-09-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Beer in regulator.

So I force carbonate my beer with the keg and have been doing so for awhile now. I recently started to connect the gas line from the tank to the liquid out port of the keg when carbonating and have...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-17-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,871
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Farmhouse yeast?

So I am having some problems getting a good grasp of what farmhouse yeast really is. I have been doing some research but cant find much, any advice?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-15-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Kegging Issue

I am having an issue when done force carbonating my beer in the kegerator. I force carbonate with the proper CO2 levels given to me in a force carbonation calculator according to the beer style being...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
I have beersmith as well, I learned no matter...

I have beersmith as well, I learned no matter what to always aim 1.5 gallons above what it tells you for sparge water. As long as you do that and ONLY lauter what beersmith says so and you wont have...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-06-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,848
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Wouldnt double crushing make too much of a fine...

Wouldnt double crushing make too much of a fine powder leading to stuck sparges no matter whether you batch sparged or did a continuous sparge. Also, I would never slack on the mash or sparge let...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
I would always let my beers ferment for 3 if not...

I would always let my beers ferment for 3 if not 4 weeks. The bubbles could be residual carbonation being released or still some prolonged fermentation. Either way it is not bad and I would not...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-06-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,848
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Very very true, just dont go too low on the temps...

Very very true, just dont go too low on the temps or youll sacrifice some of the body and mouthfeel of the beer which wont be balanced with the increased alcohol. If you venture to lower temps for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-06-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Sure, sorry for not posting it originally. Here...

Sure, sorry for not posting it originally. Here is a great post about almost all ingredients you can run into and descriptions. Happy experimenting!!! :rockin:...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-06-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,848
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
For typical AG batches of 5 gallons it is...

For typical AG batches of 5 gallons it is necessary to have a sparge time of at least an hour no matter how much sparge water you are using. This time is essential for the sparge water to properly...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-06-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
I am a paramedic working on an ambulance in a...

I am a paramedic working on an ambulance in a high call volume 911 service. I believe that will help me to prove to them that I have critical decision making skills, the ability to work as a team,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Seeking pro brewer advice.

I know i know not another, "I want to be a pro brewer so what should i do," post. I have already done alot of research on getting started and some of the best stuff to do. I have been brewing for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-05-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,848
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Sparge for at least an hour, get a better crush...

Sparge for at least an hour, get a better crush for your grain, add half of your mash water to the cooler then your grains and the remaining water, mash out at lower temps at the 148-150 range to get...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-05-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
It sounds like phenols is more of the problem...

It sounds like phenols is more of the problem then esters for you which is a wanted by product for hefes. The high temps could have something to do with it seeing how fluxs in temps like that is bad...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-05-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,000
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
I would go ahead and cold crash your batches for...

I would go ahead and cold crash your batches for four days and at the end of the second day add your gelatin or isinglass. Most of what that stuff does is cause protein to aggregate and fall out...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-05-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Do you have a fermentation chamber or is the...

Do you have a fermentation chamber or is the fermentor just sitting at room temperature? If I were you I would ferment at temps in the mid to high 60s which is the best range for ale yeast. Also, I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-05-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
I would go ahead and only do a 60 minute boil and...

I would go ahead and only do a 60 minute boil and choose a hop with a higher alpha acid rating to make up for the shorter boil. This will help your OG readings by boiling off less water. I would go...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-02-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
It is that simple. Go to a hardware store where...

It is that simple. Go to a hardware store where the freezers are sold with a carboy and take a look in side of different ones. Then find one that will for two carboys and buy that. Then get a rancor...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,178
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
I never had a good experience with BIAB method,...

I never had a good experience with BIAB method, that was the only time I EVER poured a batch down the drain. When that happened is when I made the investment and went to an MLT system and I am very...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Yeah, it might seem like a bad idea. That was...

Yeah, it might seem like a bad idea. That was just the only thing I know that might get it out. But ong has a point, heat up the dried extract. Heat tends to make things less viscous.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,414
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
Its all fine and dandy buying the kits, but the...

Its all fine and dandy buying the kits, but the biggest problem with these big beers is fermentation and hitting the right OGs. I would feel very uncomfortable making these beers as a beginner if I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,178
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
I would suggest not starting out with AG from the...

I would suggest not starting out with AG from the bat. No matter how much you read it will not even touch what hands on experience can do. I would first skip all extract and start at mini mash...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,859
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
I say trash the keg, it is FUBAR and could impart...

I say trash the keg, it is FUBAR and could impart some bad tastes to your beer. Order some more form here http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=corney+keg....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By ATXweirdobrew
I would try charcoal lighter. I say this because...

I would try charcoal lighter. I say this because when I was growing up we would go to the gulf coast all the time and my dad would use charcoal lighter to clean the oil tar from our feet that was in...
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