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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-09-2010, 03:32 AM
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Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
Why re-invent the wheel? There are a number of...

Why re-invent the wheel? There are a number of recipes here that should give you the info you need. Below is one that I use. Put the fruit in your secondary. Make your own funnel by cutting off...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-08-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,281
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
For a primary fermenter, I use a plastic pale. ...

For a primary fermenter, I use a plastic pale. One time when my air lock wasn't bubbling, I found that air was escaping from around the gasket in the grommet hole in the lid, rather than going...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-08-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
I have used too much lime zest in a beer and it...

I have used too much lime zest in a beer and it took about 3 months in the bottle for it to settle down.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-08-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
Please let us know how that works out, if you...

Please let us know how that works out, if you really get some honey flavor using that method. I have never been able to do so but I haven't used your technique.
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-15-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
It wouldn't hurt to wait another week before...

It wouldn't hurt to wait another week before bottling, but check your hydro readings. I am usually about 2 weeks primary, 1 week secondary before bottling.

Its a great jump to stop buying kits...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,200
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
You pull the grains out before adding hops. ...

You pull the grains out before adding hops. Don't let the dog get hops, its poisonous to them.

I have now baked several batches of the dog biscuits and every dog goes crazy for them. Mine perks...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 01-30-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,784
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
I wouldn't boil the honey. Search this site for...

I wouldn't boil the honey. Search this site for 'honey' and you will find lots of discussion on it.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-30-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
Check some of the recipes on this site for...

Check some of the recipes on this site for comparison. Not sure I have seen Munich or Biscuit used in a porter, not to say that you couldn't. I usually have some black patent malt in mine as well. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
I don't see why you couldn't do something like...

I don't see why you couldn't do something like that. My xmas ale this year had too much hops (did I just say that?) so its more like an IPA than what I wanted which is more of a winter warmer. Back...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
Dude, its totally ruined. Save yourself and just...

Dude, its totally ruined. Save yourself and just send the whole batch to me. I'll dispose of it properly.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,349
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
I meant to say before, the original question is a...

I meant to say before, the original question is a very good one.

Some say they brew one time and know they will eventually switch to all grain. IMO, a big breakthrough is when you stop buying...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
If you are buying extract kits, the grains that...

If you are buying extract kits, the grains that come with the kit will all be ones that are steeped. Grains that have to be mashed will be Base Grains or Base Malts. If you look at some raw...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,349
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
When people ask me what homebrewing is like, I...

When people ask me what homebrewing is like, I tell them its like cooking a meal but you can't taste it for 6 weeks. Then tweek your recipe and start over.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
I think it goes more like '2 turntables and a...

I think it goes more like '2 turntables and a microphone'.

To answer your question, yes you can do a partial mash without a mash tun. My second pot is actually a turkey fryer. It came with a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
This should answer all your questions, just...

This should answer all your questions, just follow along with the pictures.


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/easy-partial-mash-brewing-pics-75231/
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-26-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
Adding honey to the brew pot is like ripping up a...

Adding honey to the brew pot is like ripping up a $5 bill. Do a search for honey on this site and you will find many threads on it. I think the expert consensus was to add honey to the primary 2-3...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,675
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
I know most of the infection posts are false...

I know most of the infection posts are false alarms. I just worry that new guys might be the slovenly type who never clean or think mold growing in the bottom of a fermenter is nothing bad.

I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-22-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,192
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
Do you have a recipe you are using that lists a...

Do you have a recipe you are using that lists a target OG? It might help to know that. McGarnigle is right, it is a big beer at 8# of extract. Sorry brewing isn't an exact science. I just don't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
You can look up some of the fruit beer recipes...

You can look up some of the fruit beer recipes here and find some instructions. Add the fruit to the secondary. I see most people adding about 3-4 pounds of fruit. You can try to pastuerize the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,675
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
Yes, that's true, but also true is that it is...

Yes, that's true, but also true is that it is very easy to get an infection. Wash all your gear with sanitizer. Just a hunch, but did you use bleach to clean your gear?

Also, see below. You...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-18-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,192
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
I am wondering about 3 packs of yeast. Seems...

I am wondering about 3 packs of yeast. Seems like overkill. Don't you know there's a recession on? I would save the expense. My wyeast guide says 1388 will tolerate 12-13% ABV. You would have to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
Do you have a balcony or private patio? If its...

Do you have a balcony or private patio? If its not getting too cold overnight, you could put it outside with a blanket around it. That might keep it in the low 60's. I would rather err on the side...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
Leave it alone, the yeast activity will heat it...

Leave it alone, the yeast activity will heat it up on its own. Check the gravity in a couple of weeks and if its not down near your target FG, then post another question. Also, search this site for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
That's about the worst mess I have seen on...

That's about the worst mess I have seen on here...and that's saying something. I have the utmost respect for you to fess up to your mistake and share the pictures. Douse everything in Starsan to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-08-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,278
Posted By Fat Guy Brewing
+1 to that and the Requiem Raspberry recipe. I...

+1 to that and the Requiem Raspberry recipe. I use 48 oz of fresh raspberries and could still stand more flavor.
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