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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-16-2012, 04:18 AM
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Posted By Andrew5329
Squeeky nailed it as to why your getting bubbles,...

Squeeky nailed it as to why your getting bubbles, by opening it you agitated the beer, releasing CO2.

I'd probably leave it longer in the bucket though, even though fermentation is done...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By Andrew5329
That's your active fermentation right there, and...

That's your active fermentation right there, and the blowoff is normal if you filled your fermentation vessel too high, or if you pitched your yeast at too warm of a temperature (80*F+) As for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Andrew5329
Best solution IMO is to buy a turkey fryer, you...

Best solution IMO is to buy a turkey fryer, you get both a 36L stockpot + a propane burner to match, you can get them for about $40USD
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Andrew5329
The way I do my all-grains is to basically take...

The way I do my all-grains is to basically take between 1/3 and 1/2 of the water I'll be boiling, and use the remainder to sparge the grains, extracting most of the sugar (more water = more sugar...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,037
Posted By Andrew5329
Finish your beer! There's sober kids in India.

Finish your beer! There's sober kids in India.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Andrew5329
What yooper said, also depending on the...

What yooper said, also depending on the temperature of the wort when you did your reading it can easily be skewed by as much at .05 compared to the 60*F standard. (hot liquids are less dense than...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Andrew5329
Considering that yeast cells have a doubling time...

Considering that yeast cells have a doubling time of 90 minutes in their active phase, provided they have enough to eat, starting only 90 minutes behind your double pitching friend isn't terribly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Andrew5329
There are 3 situations where a normal packet of...

There are 3 situations where a normal packet of yeast won't do the job in a 5 gallon batch...

1) When you have poor sanitation, and you need your yeast culture to out-compete any bacteria/mold...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Andrew5329
Well this was before you pitched your yeast...

Well this was before you pitched your yeast right?

If I were you I'd have just brought the wort back up to a boil to kill off any contamination, then depending on how much bathwater made it in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,037
Posted By Andrew5329
Well don't throw it out yet, I've had beer that...

Well don't throw it out yet, I've had beer that tasted gross at the 2 or 3 week mark, but 6 months later tasted amazing. Time does amazing things.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By Andrew5329
As I said before the suggested fermentation date...

As I said before the suggested fermentation date is rubbish, that's the company rushing you so that you to buy more kits. You dont need more yeast because even though your current beer is "fermented"...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Andrew5329
Do yourself a favor and buy a large grain bag for...

Do yourself a favor and buy a large grain bag for $4.50, It'll save you a lot of headaches in managing your grains as you mash/lauter it, as well as prevent any husks from getting into your wort.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By Andrew5329
Yes, you can still add it, but you still need to...

Yes, you can still add it, but you still need to prepare that can of Malt-syrup as you would your normal wort (IE: boil it for an hour or w/e the recipe prescribed) then add that to your fermenter....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-31-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Andrew5329
DME can sometimes be a PITA if your stirring in a...

DME can sometimes be a PITA if your stirring in a large quantity of it, but other than that there's no difference except for the concentration of malt (LME is 80%malt 20% water, compared to 100% dry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By Andrew5329
As billy said, Beersmith is an amazing tool that...

As billy said, Beersmith is an amazing tool that has the intricacies. The little "potential ABV" thing you most hydrometers is useless since almost no beer will ever get 100% conversion.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Andrew5329
Personally I boil everything at least for a...

Personally I boil everything at least for a couple min, but adding it at either 5 min left or at flameout will preserve the delicate floral flavors in your honey. Though ultimately the yeast dont...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Andrew5329
yea, you can get away w/ a 3.5 gallon boil on a...

yea, you can get away w/ a 3.5 gallon boil on a stovetop, but if your doing a full batch (5gallons) you need to comfortably hold 6.5 gallons until it boils down to your final 5.

My turkey fryer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,487
Posted By Andrew5329
Iodine tests are a qualitative test not...

Iodine tests are a qualitative test not quantitative. You will never get perfect starch conversion. Ever. Which means that your indicator test will still show a slight slight starch content no matter...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Andrew5329
Large burner (turkey-fryer works fine) Large...

Large burner (turkey-fryer works fine)
Large Kettle/pot (comes with the turkey-fryer burner)
The above will cost you about $40 if you go the turkey-fryer route

Improvised Mash Tun- I usually...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By Andrew5329
Depends on the exact type of plastic used in the...

Depends on the exact type of plastic used in the bottle, some of them arent meant to be re-used, or used beyond a certain date or in acidic/alkaline conditions, or a number of other factors.

Most...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Andrew5329
It's not strictly necessary to use a wort...

It's not strictly necessary to use a wort chiller, but the main reason you want it room temp ASAP, is that while it's cooling you risk infection from bacteria/yeast in the air. More than an hour is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,878
Posted By Andrew5329
Brewers Best, and True Brew do good kits in my...

Brewers Best, and True Brew do good kits in my experience.
Forum: American Ale 06-18-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By Andrew5329
I just put together a variation on your recipe...

I just put together a variation on your recipe with 1/2lb of honey, a large Rhubarb (pureed) and few teaspoons of ground Pink Peppercorn.

We also changed the hops around a bit to account for the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Andrew5329
I"m not 100% sure if yeast can metabolize oils,...

I"m not 100% sure if yeast can metabolize oils, but that still wont give them any proteins (oils are lipids aka fats). Normally this isnt an issue in beer because enough proteins from the grain makes...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-13-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Andrew5329
Treat it like you would hops, a dry hop addition...

Treat it like you would hops, a dry hop addition as you move it to secondary fermentation will give that crisp/fresh taste, whereas adding it during the boil will give you a more mellow-cooked...
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