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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-04-2012, 09:10 PM
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Posted By jwk1972
Need kegging info...

I'm new to home brewing and have found I love it! My buddy started a few months ago and I'm on my second batch. So far so good except I've decided bottling is a P.I.T.A. for everyday drinking. I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By jwk1972
My first batch that is just about to get bottled...

My first batch that is just about to get bottled took a little over 48 hours to start bubbling and once it started it went like an S.O.B. for several days!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2012, 02:02 PM
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Posted By jwk1972
A buddy of mine works for the city and has pretty...

A buddy of mine works for the city and has pretty much unlimited access to 7 gal buckets that use to have granular chlorine in them (for water treatment facility I assume) that are free of anything...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-29-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By jwk1972
Too much head???

My buddy and I were trying out his latest batch as mine is still fermenting. We realized that 3 of the 5 batches he's done in his Mr. Beer kit have had TONS of head, like 50-70% of the glass. Now I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By jwk1972
So with that question answered... How long would...

So with that question answered... How long would you let it sit before I bottle it? It's coming up on 2 weeks (Monday I think) and I'm in the middle of moving the family to a new home that we will...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2012, 01:18 AM
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Posted By jwk1972
:ban::rockin::tank::mug:

:ban::rockin::tank::mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jwk1972
does this look normal to you???

I did my first brew( Brewer's Best Wiesenbier) on Feb. 15 and have been trying real hard to not "peek". Took a couple days to get going but once it did the air lock was bubbling away for 3-4 days. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-16-2012, 10:47 PM
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Views: 252
Posted By jwk1972
First brew today... 1 mistake and OG is high?

Did my first brew today (Brewer's Best Weisenbier) and my OG was supposed to be 1.045 and it was 1.050. I know details are good here so here is my order of things...
1.) Sanitize
2.) Brought 2.5...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By jwk1972
I found out the hard way that apparently all...

I found out the hard way that apparently all turkey fryer types have auto shut off. The one I picked up has a 12 min timer that if u don't reset by the end of 12 min it shuts off. Solution......
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,871
Posted By jwk1972
That's what I was wondering. After hearing all...

That's what I was wondering. After hearing all this and playing with the heater a bit more I guess I'm ok.

Hey TyTanium... where abouts in Wheaton are you? I grew up a town over and when to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2012, 02:33 PM
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Views: 3,871
Posted By jwk1972
Yes I do know the difference, guess I forgot to...

Yes I do know the difference, guess I forgot to add that that was the ambient temp. I guess what I should have said was that with this set up I can attain that ambient temp I needed. With nothing I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jwk1972
Will infrared light hurt fermentation?

I may have found a fix for my temperature problem. As stated in a previous thread the only place I have to put my ferm buckets is my basement which is about 10 degrees too cold. Got some great...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By jwk1972
I love this place... so many great ideas! I like...

I love this place... so many great ideas! I like Lucky Chicken's little "doo-dad"... might have to see if I can whip one up.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By jwk1972
My buddy and I came up with a wort chiller that...

My buddy and I came up with a wort chiller that so far has worked great in testing... going to brew tomorrow so that will be the test. Anyhow, we didn't want to spend alot of money on this so we...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By jwk1972
Aeration methods?

Remember reading somewhere about someone who did their aeration a bit different but for the life of me I can't figure our where I read it. Most of the info tells you this happens when pour the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By jwk1972
Method 1: No even worth the potential outcome......

Method 1: No even worth the potential outcome... would need a more comfortable couch!
Method 2: Brilliant!!! :rockin::mug: I've got a junkyard in town that I could score a small fridge or chest...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By jwk1972
Is there any sort of fire hazard with that...

Is there any sort of fire hazard with that method? The lamp I have was for use several feet away, not up close. figured the red might not put out as much light. Thought about a small space heater...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-12-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By jwk1972
That sucks... but look at the bright side, think...

That sucks... but look at the bright side, think of how much more excited you'll bee when you do get going!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-12-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By jwk1972
Ok, new idea... been thinking about this for...

Ok, new idea... been thinking about this for about a week now since I haven't had time to do the brew yet and came up with an idea to keep temp up. Has anyone ever thought of using a heat lamp??? I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By jwk1972
As the previous post mentioned I did look at the...

As the previous post mentioned I did look at the "brew belt" but unfortunately do not have access to one without mail order and I was hoping to brew today or tomorrow... good idea though, going to be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By jwk1972
As much as that may appeal to me as a...

As much as that may appeal to me as a testosterone carrier, in my world it ain't gonna happen. Aside from the fact we are in a temporary house that is very small while we are waiting to move... she...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By jwk1972
Is this too cold a place to fermenet?

Well, I'm fairly limited on "acceptable" (to my wife anyways) places to put my fermenting buckets and figured I'd be ok in my basement but I just took a temperature reading and it's only 57 degrees...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By jwk1972
Where in the world did you find pots like that...

Where in the world did you find pots like that for $8/ea.???
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By jwk1972
I certainly would not want turkey beer either! I...

I certainly would not want turkey beer either! I can get it clean with scrubbing (or maybe napalm), I just thought I remembered hearing somewhere that aluminum was not good to use for some reason. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By jwk1972
Can this be sanitized???

I'm about to do my first brew tomorrow and got to looking for a stock pot to use as it seems mine has gone missing. My neighbor has a 30qt but it was last used to fry a turkey and now that I think...
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