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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-31-2012, 03:57 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
Here's my entry.

Here's my entry.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2012, 04:22 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
Here's the latest info I can give you: 1. the...

Here's the latest info I can give you:
1. the labels hold up well on bottles but as soon as they get wet they pretty much come off.
2. following on from point 1, the labels are very easy to remove....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2012, 04:18 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
Couple of days in the fridge and it's looking...

Couple of days in the fridge and it's looking better BUT (caveat) I did pour this beer more carefully as well so it's probably those two factors combined.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2012, 11:37 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
Thanks! I love long lasting head. As for the...

Thanks! I love long lasting head. As for the glasses, yeah, we wash in dishwasher with detergent and all that good stuff but other beers don't seem to have a problem. I think it's all down to the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2012, 09:36 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
This has been in the bottle for about 30 days now...

This has been in the bottle for about 30 days now but I will leave it longer. It was only in the fridge for a couple of hours as well. I will test another bottle after it has been in the fridge for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2012, 09:24 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
Leave them longer. :) Seriously, that will work...

Leave them longer. :) Seriously, that will work (assuming you added priming sugar, etc).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2012, 09:16 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
Another carbing question

Today I popped open an Old Peculier clone and it was super fizzy. No explosions but the glass was full of head. I scooped a little out, poured in the rest of the beer then sat down to taste test...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2012, 06:03 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
How do you do that when the beer is already...

How do you do that when the beer is already bottled? Are you saying to rebottle it?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2012, 09:31 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
I've never waited until I need one but I use one...

I've never waited until I need one but I use one anyway. I ferment in 7.5 gallon buckets so that's a lot of headspace. I've had active fermentations but only one that actually kicked out any...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2012, 09:29 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
Assuming the friend is female, pictures? :ban:

Assuming the friend is female, pictures? :ban:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2012, 05:48 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
Here is a photo of the results. And here is...

Here is a photo of the results.

And here is a video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmgiM-RU2A4
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 05:06 PM
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Views: 726
Posted By HibsMax
I sit corrected. :) I have never measured...

I sit corrected. :)

I have never measured the ph of my water since starting to brew. I still have to send my water to the lab for analysis. The way I see it...the water is good enough to drink,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 04:57 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
Tannins are a function of temperature, not...

Tannins are a function of temperature, not volume.

Hops are a function of volume and SG of the wort.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By HibsMax
I do the same as Pez, mostly. For example: 1....

I do the same as Pez, mostly. For example:
1. steep grains in 1.5 gallons of water (GW)
2. bring another gallon of water to 170* F (SW)
3. determine your total boil volume taking into account...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 03:23 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
Oxi Clean I think it is. ;)

Oxi Clean I think it is. ;)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 03:17 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
I only wash my AL pan out with hot water. I...

I only wash my AL pan out with hot water. I don't use soap or anything else like that. I clean up my stuff right after I use it to prevent sticky build ups.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 03:16 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
+1 I don't know how much of a difference it...

+1

I don't know how much of a difference it makes to the cost of beer but I know how much of a difference it makes when doing car repairs, plumbing, etc. I am sure it depends on the industry and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By HibsMax
The only bad things I've heard about AL pots are...

The only bad things I've heard about AL pots are they don't look as nice, they are not as sturdy as SS and there is a risk of off flavours (this is a much debated point and there is a sticky thread...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 02:58 PM
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Posted By HibsMax
When I started home brewing it wasn't even an...

When I started home brewing it wasn't even an attempt to get into the hobby. I just happened to be in a wine store in Sandwich, MA and I saw some Brooklyn kits and picked one up..."for the hell of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By HibsMax
You should be able to dissolve the sugar totally....

You should be able to dissolve the sugar totally. I mix two cups water with X ounces of sugar depending on the required carbonation level.

And stir! :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By HibsMax
We live in such a throwaway time. ;) You can...

We live in such a throwaway time. ;)

You can get some wire, twist a piece of cotton in one end and pull it through the tube. Sorry, not very detailed but hopefully you get the idea. Just another...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,922
Posted By HibsMax
Buy the AL pot and spend the $75 on ingredients. ...

Buy the AL pot and spend the $75 on ingredients. Yum.

I used to use my 20 qt SS pot indoors but now I use my 30 qt AL pot outdoors and full boil. No issues yet. One boil over first time around...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By HibsMax
Assuming there is no oxygen in the vessel, how...

Assuming there is no oxygen in the vessel, how would oxidation occur? I've read that statement a few times. Obviously if there is a blanket of O and N sitting atop a blanket of CO2, shaking and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By HibsMax
You could put some soap around the lip of your...

You could put some soap around the lip of your bucket and see if you get any bubbles, just make sure it doesn't get into your beer though!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By HibsMax
I have a batch of Fuller's ESB that is ready for...

I have a batch of Fuller's ESB that is ready for bottling so I can use that as my experiment.
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