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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-24-2013, 08:41 PM
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Posted By cms
No harm, as long as the tube is secure.

No harm, as long as the tube is secure.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-09-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By cms
Leftover hops

I have some hops (mostly leftovers) that have been wrapped up in the freezer for a while and it's probably time to use them...

What would you do with the following:

3oz Amarillo (unopened, but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,774
Posted By cms
It depends on the kind of beer, if you bagged...

It depends on the kind of beer, if you bagged your hops (especially dry-hops), the yeast, etc. I always bag my hops now and that's saved me a good half gallon per batch. I am also more careful to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By cms
I'm not sure what you mean by "as a starter". ...

I'm not sure what you mean by "as a starter". Activating a smack pack is different than making a starter. There's yeast in the pack and yeast nutrient in the bladder that you burst from smacking. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,126
Posted By cms
I prefer to bag them but it doesn't hurt to toss...

I prefer to bag them but it doesn't hurt to toss them in. There's no wrong answer. I like to try and get my beer as clear as I can so I will always either bag the hops or strain the wort so I have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By cms
A warning of what not to do (just in case you're...

A warning of what not to do (just in case you're tempted)... My first couple AG batches were really low as well (55 and 58, I think). I tried to compensate by sparging until the runnings were...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By cms
I didn't - just left them sitting on the counter....

I didn't - just left them sitting on the counter. My hope was that, if anything, any CO2 it started producing would flush out any O2 from the bottles. The risk is that the won't be enough left...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By cms
I ended up doing a mix between this and my...

I ended up doing a mix between this and my initial thought. I bottled a couple and covered with sanitized foil and then left the rest (~4-5 more, I think) in the bucket and will finish filling in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By cms
Poor planning: Cap bottles with foil or bottle to growlers?

Just moved beer to the bottling bucket and primed. The bottles are all sanitized and I just noticed that I will be about about 10 caps short. I buy crowns in bulk and haven't given it a though in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By cms
I haven't, but I think I will if the new batch...

I haven't, but I think I will if the new batch has a problem. As I understand it (or misunderstand it) bottled water will either come from a spring or from a municipal water source. Not sure if...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By cms
Back in the saddle...

So I took a few months off for a couple reasons. Every one of my AG batches were worse than my previous extract batches (various off-flavors along the way) and because time was against me for a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-24-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By cms
Can you get bread yeast? You can use a packet of...

Can you get bread yeast? You can use a packet of dry bread yeast with pretty good results.

I'd skip the pH test until you get more experience and just go by rule of thumb to know when the mash is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-17-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By cms
+1

+1
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-09-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,590
Posted By cms
...Get that thing out of the sunlight while...

...Get that thing out of the sunlight while you're waiting it out (in case you haven't).
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-09-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By cms
The crush could have a huge impact on the...

The crush could have a huge impact on the clarity. In my amateur opinion, I would start here. Does the mill at your LHBS adjust (some let you adjust, some don't)? If so, try to dial that in - you...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-20-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By cms
A quick follow-up on this... I just brewed...

A quick follow-up on this...

I just brewed this evening and pitched the starter (2L) made from the yeast left in the vial after it sprayed everywhere. The starter was quite lively, and ate 2L of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By cms
Yeast vial blowout

So this morning I was in the process of making a starter for Sunday's brewday. I got a vial of WLP001 yesterday afternoon and kept it in the fridge until about an hour or so before I pitched it into...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By cms
3# of Extra Light DME isn't going to give you...

3# of Extra Light DME isn't going to give you much color in a 2.5G batch. It depends what you're after, but I only would worry about the color after everything else. Brown sugar is a good way to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By cms
Wondering... If you are a complete newb, how do...

Wondering... If you are a complete newb, how do you have extra ingredients? Most brewers consider themselves experts by the time they stock up that many leftovers...:-)

Like the previous poster...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By cms
Well, that certainly didn't help it. Drink it up...

Well, that certainly didn't help it. Drink it up and know better next time.

Have you tried dry-hopping in a hop bag? I've done that and it avoids some of this problem. If you drop a few...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By cms
Hard to tell. The beer is certainly very green...

Hard to tell. The beer is certainly very green and the CO2 hasn't had a chance to work its way into the liquid. The floaties were almost certainly just yeast, soggy hops and other sediment. That...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By cms
Totally normal. What will generally happen is...

Totally normal. What will generally happen is sediment (yeast, hops, etc.) will settle down to the bottom and then when fermentation kicks in with some vigor, that kicks it all back up into...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By cms
Dog's can't metabolize alcohol - It's pretty bad...

Dog's can't metabolize alcohol - It's pretty bad for them (even though they're happy to drink it). Please don't give beer to your dog.

Try cooking with it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-27-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 114,556
Posted By cms
Wife and kids were visiting her family... ...

Wife and kids were visiting her family...

20705.5 +
2.5 - Oatmeal Stout
5.0 - Moose Drool clone
4.5 - Jamil's Amber
20717.5

That's a good weekend for me, and tips me over the 50-Gallon...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-20-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By cms
I'm curious about this. Why? Is this simply...

I'm curious about this. Why? Is this simply from overshooting your efficiency, or is there some other reason?

So far (a few AG batches), I've undershot my efficiency significantly and had to...
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