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Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By boortzie
There are a bunch of breweries that have recently...

There are a bunch of breweries that have recently opened up in the south bay area of Los Angeles. Definitely visit absolution and monkish. But if you can get down to San Diego that's where some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By boortzie
I started brewing in a condo on an electric...

I started brewing in a condo on an electric ceramic cooktop. It took forever to heat up the water, and I never got to a good rolling boil.

Then I found threads about heatsticks - changed the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-13-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By boortzie
To build on Twister25's post, the first thing...

To build on Twister25's post, the first thing you'll do is add in a given quantity of water to make the mash. This can range anywhere from 1 qt water per pound of grain to 1.5 qt/lb (other ratios...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-27-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By boortzie
What temp is your beer at? It may not be a temp...

What temp is your beer at? It may not be a temp issue if you are okay with one keg and not with the other (assuming you keep your kegs at the same temp), but it may be something to look into.

Are...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-19-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By boortzie
I've had beers that fermented without touching...

I've had beers that fermented without touching the airlock, and a gravity check is the only way to know for sure whether its doing its thing or not. To check gravity you should get a hydrometer (if...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-15-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By boortzie
I too used the online balancing calculators, and...

I too used the online balancing calculators, and tended to get a ton of foam. Two things I did that helped me:

1. I put a fan in my keezer (not sure if you have this or not, but it helped...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-13-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By boortzie
First thing I'd do is check the temperatures for...

First thing I'd do is check the temperatures for the lowest setting. If beer is freezing, then you should probably up the temp to something higher (I hold most of my beers between 40 and 50 F,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-11-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 66,327
Posted By boortzie
The Zymurgy clone recipe recommended whirlfloc at...

The Zymurgy clone recipe recommended whirlfloc at 10 minutes (I think; it may have been at 15, but it definitely included whirlfloc).
Forum: DIY Projects 08-02-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By boortzie
First thing you'll want to do is figure out...

First thing you'll want to do is figure out whether you want a collar or a coffin style keezer. I went with a collar because it was easier - I was able to do 95% of the work in one weekend. Coffin...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-02-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By boortzie
I've done a couple of Cherry Wheats (both extract...

I've done a couple of Cherry Wheats (both extract and all grain), and have found that with flavorings and even sometimes whole cherries (depending on how you process them) can lead to a medicinal...
Forum: For Sale 07-23-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,991
Posted By boortzie
Wishing I lived within 100 miles. If you have...

Wishing I lived within 100 miles. If you have any desire to ship to LA at my cost, I'd take it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-23-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By boortzie
Schafly's Dry Hopped APA. If you can find it,...

Schafly's Dry Hopped APA. If you can find it, buy as much of it as they have.

http://schlafly.com/beers/styles/dry-hopped-apa/
Forum: Brewing Software 07-16-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By boortzie
I use iBrewMaster and I use a 10 gallon HD round...

I use iBrewMaster and I use a 10 gallon HD round beverage cooler as my MLT.

The AG equipment profile settings are to help you dial in your particular system - grain absorption loss and mash tun...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By boortzie
I had the same problem when I started. I ended...

I had the same problem when I started. I ended up building a heat stick, which helped tremendously. I know some use dual heat sticks to crank it up even faster. Check the forum for heat stick...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-19-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By boortzie
I'm having the same problem. Approx. 6 ft....

I'm having the same problem. Approx. 6 ft. lines, 3/16 ID, set at 10 PSI. After a bunch of research on this forum (and a few others, truth be told), I went out and bought 10 ft 3/16 ID lines. I'm...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-13-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By boortzie
Those look like rafts to me. You'll probably be...

Those look like rafts to me. You'll probably be okay, but the only way to know for sure is to bottle and see. But if it fermented for 3-4 weeks and that's what it looks like, I think the odds are...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By boortzie
Yes, it will, but I find the secondary to be...

Yes, it will, but I find the secondary to be necessary only with high gravity beers or things I want to condition for a while. One of the benefits of the keg (especially if you use the "set and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-08-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By boortzie
I just started using one to cut down on waste...

I just started using one to cut down on waste water during the brewing process. It does cut through ice pretty quickly, and it takes a few minutes longer than hooking the IC up to a hose. However,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-03-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By boortzie
I did a ginger winter ale last Christmas. I put...

I did a ginger winter ale last Christmas. I put 3 oz of fresh chopped ginger into the boil with 15 minutes to go. The ginger flavor in the final product was noticeable but not overpowering. My one...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By boortzie
Love kegging. So glad I made the move. And...

Love kegging. So glad I made the move. And space-wise, it may end up being a space saver (unless you go all in and build a kegerator/keezer like a lot of us have). Kegs tend to take up less room...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By boortzie
Could it be a problem with the beer line post? ...

Could it be a problem with the beer line post? Perhaps the valve isn't releasing. If the other keg is pouring fine, you could always switch the posts out since you know the potentially bad post can...
Forum: Maryland HomeBrew Forum 03-22-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By boortzie
Here's their website:...

Here's their website: http://www.flyingbarrel.com/brew_on_premise.htm

I think it's about $100 for a 5 gallon batch. $175 for a 10 gallon batch. That's all in (extract, hops, yeast, equipment,...
Forum: Maryland HomeBrew Forum 03-21-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By boortzie
I used to live in DC, and learned how to homebrew...

I used to live in DC, and learned how to homebrew from the guys at the Flying Barrel in Frederick. They do brew-on-premises, providing all of the materials, equipment, and know-how to get you...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-15-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By boortzie
Short beer lines can contribute to all foam...

Short beer lines can contribute to all foam pours. Try holding the cobra tap up high while pouring into the glass (height has an effect on relative pressure within the line). Not so much that you...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-14-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By boortzie
Couple of questions for you? -You mentioned...

Couple of questions for you?

-You mentioned your process for cleaning the keg, but what about the lines? Unclean lines could contribute to cloudy beer (among other problems). Also, could there...
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