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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2013, 12:47 AM
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You can just drop your SANITIZED hydrometer in...

You can just drop your SANITIZED hydrometer in the bucket to take a reading. It isn't going to hurt your beer to have to top off long enough for a hydrometer reading. I wouldn't suggest taking a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2013, 12:36 AM
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Posted By BlindFaith
I doubt the foam will be accurate unless you are...

I doubt the foam will be accurate unless you are using a refractometer. You got enough foam to drop a hydrometer in? It floated? You can take a sample before fermentation begins.
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-15-2013, 12:03 AM
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Posted By BlindFaith
SUBterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan

SUBterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-14-2013, 06:34 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
Nowhere Man - The Beatles

Nowhere Man - The Beatles
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2013, 08:41 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
You mean the airlock stopper or a solid stopper? ...

You mean the airlock stopper or a solid stopper? You shouldn't dry hop with a sealed stopper as the hops will create gasses that need to escape. I did that a couple weeks ago and I had a lot of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By BlindFaith
Same here for me as far as having no problem when...

Same here for me as far as having no problem when I first started brewing. My first 5 beers were fermented with White Labs with no starter. I to use one now regardless if I am using liquid, but as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By BlindFaith
You gotta be patient with some of these batches. ...

You gotta be patient with some of these batches. I have a lager that is going on 9 weeks in the bottle and it still has a bad acetaldehyde taste with little to no carbonation. I also have an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By BlindFaith
The whole impatience and anxiousness feelings...

The whole impatience and anxiousness feelings goes away after a while. Once you get a pipeline going you won't even be worried about when to transfer or bottle. My beers stay primary for 4-6 weeks,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By BlindFaith
Just make sure that isn't exposed to any sunlight...

Just make sure that isn't exposed to any sunlight (I mean zero). You can just wrap it up with a hoodie or blanket. Also, your temp control will eventually become important once you notice how much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-06-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By BlindFaith
You can use distilled water, but it is missing a...

You can use distilled water, but it is missing a lot of compounds and nutrients needed for AG beer. You could try using RO water with proper additives from this water chemistry primer:...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-06-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By BlindFaith
The reason you had more carbonation after a week...

The reason you had more carbonation after a week is that the CO2 that was trapped in the headspace cooled down enough where it went back into the beer. You could have added a little too much sugar...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-05-2013, 04:50 AM
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Posted By BlindFaith
Black Star - Radiohead

Black Star - Radiohead
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-04-2013, 04:23 AM
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Titties & Beer - FZ

Titties & Beer - FZ
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By BlindFaith
You can raise the temp up after the initial...

You can raise the temp up after the initial fermentation (3-6 days), but try to stay below 75F. Your best bottle conditioning temp is 70-75 and a lower temp will cause a slower carb time, but I am...
Forum: Stout 08-03-2013, 09:31 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
I got my volumes from some gourmet cooking...

I got my volumes from some gourmet cooking website and I used 1.5 cups per 1/3 cup of coffee. It was pretty strong and concentrated at 4.5 cups used.
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-03-2013, 09:25 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
Lord of this World-Black Sabbath

Lord of this World-Black Sabbath
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-31-2013, 05:52 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
Chunga's Revenge- FZ

Chunga's Revenge- FZ
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-31-2013, 05:50 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
I guess we should call you Mrs. Thrifty lol ...

I guess we should call you Mrs. Thrifty lol

I am just lazy and don't mind spending $24 a year for sanitizer. I also don't brew to save money or even attempt to really. It is a hobby for me and I...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-31-2013, 05:40 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
Shade - Silverchair

Shade - Silverchair
Forum: Stout 07-31-2013, 05:38 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
I just bottled this yesterday after adding a...

I just bottled this yesterday after adding a little over 2oz of cold steeped Kona. I used 1 1/2 cups of water to 1/3 cup of coffee and steeped it for 24 hours. I then let the concentration sit at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-30-2013, 10:55 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
Bottled 5 gals of a Breakfast Stout after adding...

Bottled 5 gals of a Breakfast Stout after adding 2 oz of cold brewed Kona. Gonna be good!!!!
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-30-2013, 10:53 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
Happiness is a Warm Gun - The Beatles

Happiness is a Warm Gun - The Beatles
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-30-2013, 06:31 AM
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Posted By BlindFaith
Have A Cigar - Pink Floyd

Have A Cigar - Pink Floyd
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-30-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By BlindFaith
Wasn't a big beer at all at 54 points. I know it...

Wasn't a big beer at all at 54 points. I know it is just taking so long due to the lagering process and the lack of yeast in suspension versus a normal ale. They are sitting at room temp, 70-73F,...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-29-2013, 08:57 PM
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Posted By BlindFaith
Rain Song - Led Zeppelin

Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
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