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Forum: Extract Brewing 06-14-2007, 01:18 AM
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Posted By barside laundry
You might want to consider taking it out of the...

You might want to consider taking it out of the fridge and let it warm up gradually to 68 or so, maybe even give it a swirl or 2. If it does not take off after 48 hours at near 70F then I would...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By barside laundry
Don, I had the almost the same exact thing...

Don,
I had the almost the same exact thing happen with my Bavarian smackpack(also for my Oktoberfest). I made the starter 5 days ago and it has been bubbling away for only the last 2 days. did you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-19-2007, 10:56 AM
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Views: 1,657
Posted By barside laundry
Also... when do you guys like to pitch your lager...

Also... when do you guys like to pitch your lager yeast starters? Some people say to chill the wort down to ferm temp (50F) and then pitch yeast. Some say to pitch at 70F and wait for fermentation to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-19-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,657
Posted By barside laundry
combining yeast?

Its a long story but I now have a 1 quart Bavarian yeast starter fermenting and I have a smack pack of Oktoberfest yeast. I do not have time to make another batch so I am thinking about using both...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-19-2007, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,657
Posted By barside laundry
lager yeast starter...slow

I ordered an Oktoberfest kit from Midwest with a Bavarian Smack Pack dated April 07. What did I do wrong? This was the sequence of events:

Took yeast out of box (70F) on my porch and put in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-16-2007, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By barside laundry
Thanks a million! Its boiling now!

Thanks a million! Its boiling now!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-16-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By barside laundry
quick help needed

should I add 1/4tsp of yeast nutrient to my starter while it is boiling of after it is chilled?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-15-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By barside laundry
draining keggle takes 28 minutes

I drain my electric keggle via gravity through a counterflow. I am gearing up my oktoberfest brew tomorrow and its been a while since i brewed so I filled up the keggle with 6.5 gallons of water and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-11-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By barside laundry
thanks for the info! Not useless at all. I have...

thanks for the info! Not useless at all. I have come this far, why not install an inline filter!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-10-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By barside laundry
water quality report help

Would anyone be willing to point me in the right direction as far as water quality? If there is a good website out there that would be great. Even better would be to check my water at the link below...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,774
Posted By barside laundry
You guys are good: the hookers, the mother's day...

You guys are good: the hookers, the mother's day gift, all of it-really good stuff. Has anyone ever made a mill? I am a wood/metal shop teacher with a lathe..... As for the thermometer issue, i will...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,774
Posted By barside laundry
JayFlap, How do you drain your electric keggle...

JayFlap,
How do you drain your electric keggle into your plate chiller? Gravity? Do you use whole hops or pellets? Whirlpool? I am so thankful I finally can ask questions to someone with an electric...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By barside laundry
If your bazooka gets clogged how do your drain...

If your bazooka gets clogged how do your drain your wort? I think the cfc would work fine if a pump was used but without that it takes forever to drain and as the volume in the keggle decreases so...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-08-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By barside laundry
Would anyone think I was crazy if...

I am thinking about cutting the garden hose off my homemade c/f chiller to use the copper inside as a prechiller and go back to my old immersion. 3 reasons:

1. I am beginning to believe that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-08-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,774
Posted By barside laundry
Thanks, keep the ideas flowing. To clear up a few...

Thanks, keep the ideas flowing. To clear up a few loose ends, I have the grain crushed my local homebrew shop or in this case Midwest. Should I go over it with rolling pin even more? One possible...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-08-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,774
Posted By barside laundry
batch sparge 10 gal cooler braided hose help!

Is anyone getting decent efficiency by batch sparging in a 10 gallon rubbermaid round cooler? I have about 16 inches of stainless braided hose laying around the perimeter of the cooler instead of a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-07-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By barside laundry
Anyone ever buy Midwest's Oktoberfest

I am searching the web for a good deal on an Oktoberfest all grain kit. Has anyone ever used all grain kits from Midwest? I don't typically buy kits but this is cheap and I am broke. thoughts?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-02-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,337
Posted By barside laundry
I love the setup. the inside white plastic shell...

I love the setup. the inside white plastic shell has developed waves or indications of warping but that occured the first time or two and since then it has been perfect. I control the element with a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-31-2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,337
Posted By barside laundry
I also brew all grain in my basement with...

I also brew all grain in my basement with electric. I use a 3.5kw low density element in a keggle. I use a 10 gallon rubbermaid cooler for my hlt with a small heating element in the bottom. I wish I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-10-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By barside laundry
Wow! Thanks for all of the responses. All of my...

Wow! Thanks for all of the responses. All of my grain is crushed by my local homebrew shop or Northern Brewer. As for the "problem(s)" one is the low efficiency and the other is loss in volume due to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-10-2006, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By barside laundry
Those who use cooler or heating elements help!!

Help. I am frustrated.

Set up:
I use 2 Rubbermaid 10 gal coolers, one for HLT and one for Mashing. I boil in a 15 gallon keg with a 3500 watt element in the bottom. The HLT is equipped with a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-07-2006, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By barside laundry
What about too much water?

I have learned that my efficiently is lower than my target because of pre boil wort volume NOT because I did not get all the sugars out of the grain. For example, I just made Northern Brewers Phat...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-30-2006, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By barside laundry
I used california ale yeast. It was in the...

I used california ale yeast. It was in the primary for 2 weeks. the OG was 1098.

I have never added champagne yeast before, do I have to rehydrate it or just pour it in?

My plan is too add...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-28-2006, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By barside laundry
imperial stout question #5

I racked my Imp. Stout into the secondary last week and plan on letting sit until November and then bottle it. I am planning on adding Champagne yeast but I am not sure when. Thoughts? The final...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-26-2006, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By barside laundry
I am by no means a professional (yet!) but I just...

I am by no means a professional (yet!) but I just completed my 5th A.G. The Complete Joy of Homebrewing book has a handy chart in it that tells you how much water you need, the temp of water, etc....
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