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Forum: India Pale Ale 05-18-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,395
Posted By Rook
Give it a go, you aren't going to hurt anything...

Give it a go, you aren't going to hurt anything by doing so. I will say that I've had mine on tap for a few months and the wood is just starting to get tolerable. I wish I'd toned down the oak... by...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Rook
I have used a flashlight to monitor the end of...

I have used a flashlight to monitor the end of the racking cane during racking, with no real issues. I typically ferment in my upstairs bathroom, which is dark 99.99% of the time, except when I take...
Forum: Introductions 01-04-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By Rook
Welcome from across the lake!

Welcome from across the lake!
Forum: Introductions 01-04-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Rook
hah, bothell here too! if you need a brew buddy...

hah, bothell here too! if you need a brew buddy let me know :)
Forum: Introductions 01-03-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Rook
Greetings! Seattle is a great city for beer, make...

Greetings! Seattle is a great city for beer, make sure you visit Naked City Taproom (owned by fellow HBT'er Brewtopia) in the Greenwood area!

Where in seattle are you? What are you going to start...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Rook
relax, don't worry, have a (store bought) brew....

relax, don't worry, have a (store bought) brew. (since this is your first batch)

What temperature is your beer fermenting at? What type of yeast is it? What is the target O.G. from the kit?
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Rook
A secondary fermenter isn't necessary, perse, but...

A secondary fermenter isn't necessary, perse, but it can help reactivate dormant yeast if they've gotten sleepy. Also, 64 is pretty chilly for most ale yeasts, generally 66-70 is a good range, I'd...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Rook
I will say that with an immersion chiller (the...

I will say that with an immersion chiller (the standard kind) I get my wort to pitching temp in less than 5 minutes. I stir while doing so and it helps introduce air as well (instead of an airstone...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Rook
Get a better bottle, 6 gallon. You can safely...

Get a better bottle, 6 gallon. You can safely ferment 5 gallon beers in them (plenty of head room), and they will not break if you accidentally drop them. Also, lots of rinsing with hot water and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Rook
If you are having trouble finishing fermentation,...

If you are having trouble finishing fermentation, you might try a transfer to secondary for a couple more weeks. It does double duty, one to get the brew off the yeast cake (although 2 weeks isn't...
Forum: India Pale Ale 12-27-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,395
Posted By Rook
brewing this up tomorrow, looking forward to my...

brewing this up tomorrow, looking forward to my first batch in a long time!! :)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-04-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Rook
1 ounce of pellet centennial. I'm going to fish...

1 ounce of pellet centennial. I'm going to fish em out, let it settle and try to purge the hop sediment after a week or two.

Thanks guys!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-03-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Rook
dry hop in keg? Problems?

Sigh. I can't search for words that are smaller than 4 letters.
Dry. Hop. in. Keg. 3 letters or less. So please forgive me if this has been covered other places.

Anyway, I read that someone had...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-13-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 173
Poll: Anti-IPA ?
Views: 9,966
Posted By Rook
Oh man. I loves me an IPA. Almost 6 years...

Oh man. I loves me an IPA.

Almost 6 years ago a friend bought me a 6er of Lagunitas IPA as a housewarming gift. I hadn't ever met an IPA that I liked at that point. I tried it and it was terrible....
Forum: Introductions 02-02-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Rook
Bellingham! You're going to come to love Boundary...

Bellingham! You're going to come to love Boundary Bay Brewing. Ed Bennett is a friend of the family and a great guy. Great beer and very good food, you'll frequent there constantly.
Forum: Introductions 01-30-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Rook
hello hello hello from Bothell! :)

hello hello hello from Bothell! :)
Forum: Introductions 01-29-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By Rook
Welcome! You've got lots of beer friends up in...

Welcome! You've got lots of beer friends up in this area, where in seattle are you? (I'm in Bothell)
Forum: Introductions 01-28-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Rook
Hey, welcome from the PNW!! One of the best...

Hey, welcome from the PNW!!

One of the best things about living up here is the immensely good beer available at the awesome brewpubs and breweries in the area.

Elliott Bay Brewing
Diamond...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,771
Posted By Rook
Yikes, I must not be using ENOUGH Iodophor. I'm...

Yikes, I must not be using ENOUGH Iodophor. I'm just about out of my first bottle of it, but my concentration of it NEVER gets yellow or red at all. Its rare that I can even discern any discoloration...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,916
Posted By Rook
might want to move that to the bathtub for a few...

might want to move that to the bathtub for a few minutes until its figured out, alternatively, you could sacrifice a small chunk of one of your racking canes and use a normal tube. Cut 2" off the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Rook
remember, no such thing as a mistake, just a...

remember, no such thing as a mistake, just a limited edition special.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-20-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By Rook
I kegged my first beer about 4-5 weeks ago (done...

I kegged my first beer about 4-5 weeks ago (done about a dozen batches in bottles), it took a while to get good, even after force carbonation, I'd say it just recently 'came into its own' flavor...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,935
Posted By Rook
I've got a 5 gallon batch in a 5 gallon carboy,...

I've got a 5 gallon batch in a 5 gallon carboy, and its blowing off like a mother-effer right now. Big mess (good thing I ferment in an extra shower) and I know I'm losing a bit of my beer, I might...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-20-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,006
Posted By Rook
bullrider 4, I followed the recipe exactly as the...

bullrider 4, I followed the recipe exactly as the magazine had it, but I don't remember what yeast the magazine recommended, its been a while and I don't know where the magazine is right now. If this...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-20-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,354
Posted By Rook
kdsarch, you wouldn't happen to be referring to...

kdsarch, you wouldn't happen to be referring to Diamond Knot's IPA would you? That is a big glass of grapefruity awesomeness.
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