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Forum: Extract Brewing 04-14-2013, 04:22 AM
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Posted By GameFreac
I bottled it today and the FG was only 1.020 so...

I bottled it today and the FG was only 1.020 so I'm guessing it's around 4%. Tasted pretty good from the bottling bucket. I'll hope for the best I guess.
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-02-2013, 09:19 PM
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Posted By GameFreac
I figured. Was just seeing if there was anything...

I figured. Was just seeing if there was anything else I could do besides wait.





Yeah I'm gonna get a turkey fryer and do full a full boil next time.

Good to know.
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-02-2013, 06:41 AM
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Posted By GameFreac
Update So after 9 days of fermenting, I...

Update

So after 9 days of fermenting, I figured I'd taste it and see how it's progressing.

Good news: It's not horrible and that burnt taste went away. It's got a nice chocolatey flavor.

Bad...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-24-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By GameFreac
I have plans to get a turkey fryer, a propane...

I have plans to get a turkey fryer, a propane burner so I can brew outside, and switch to all grain but this was my last extract batch before I graduated and moved back to GA.

Also there are some...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-24-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By GameFreac
Lots of problems brewing today.

This is my 3rd batch. It was an extract milk stout. I had 5-6 lbs of DME and last time I had problems getting 3 gallons of water to boil without putting the lid on so this time I just used 2 gallons....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 03:45 AM
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Posted By GameFreac
I had some grains that I steeped for 30 minutes,...

I had some grains that I steeped for 30 minutes, then boiled for an hour. That's it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 03:37 AM
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Posted By GameFreac
OK Yeah it happened right when I started to...

OK

Yeah it happened right when I started to chill it.

Also, my wort is really dark and murky. When I tried to take the OG, I couldn't even see through it. Is that a problem?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By GameFreac
2 problems with my 2nd batch

Hey guys long time no post. My 1st beer came out alright but I realized I ordered an English-style IPA instead of an American IPA but it carbonated and lots of people liked it. Thanks for all your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-11-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By GameFreac
I did it using just the tubing but I started...

I did it using just the tubing but I started getting some sludge so I stopped and lifted the tube, but when I tried to start over I couldn't get it to siphon, then my arm got in beer, then the sludge...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-08-2012, 06:39 AM
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Posted By GameFreac
Oh I will. I also need to get a lot more stuff...

Oh I will. I also need to get a lot more stuff next time for my 2nd batch but I'm just ready to get this 1st one in the bottle.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-08-2012, 03:08 AM
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Posted By GameFreac
This is what I will do. Just tested it and it...

This is what I will do. Just tested it and it worked. Thanks guys.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-08-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By GameFreac
I understand that would help, but is there any...

I understand that would help, but is there any way I can do it with just the equipment I have now? I don't really have time.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-08-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By GameFreac
To clarify, this is the only type of tubing I...

To clarify, this is the only type of tubing I have, plus the spigot. I don't see how I can get it flowing from the top with only this tubing.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-08-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By GameFreac
How can I siphon from the top without a racking...

How can I siphon from the top without a racking cane? I seriously only have 2 long tubes and a spigot. That's it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-07-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By GameFreac
Bottling Wednesday - No Racking Cane

I'm bottling for the first time on Wednesday and just realized my kit did not come with a racking cane. All I have is tubing and a spigot on my fermenter and bottling bucket.

How can I siphon...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 10:33 PM
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Posted By GameFreac
Update: 2 weeks later, my beer has an FG of...

Update: 2 weeks later, my beer has an FG of 1.013. The OG was 1.050. So I guess it's around 4.9%. Not too bad for an IPA. Gonna check again in 3 days and if it's constant, I'll bottle on Wednesday....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-24-2012, 12:14 AM
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Posted By GameFreac
After 4 days, the krausen is gone. Is this normal?

After 4 days, the krausen is gone. Is this normal?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2012, 10:30 PM
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Posted By GameFreac
After re-pitching 2 days ago, I can see a huge...

After re-pitching 2 days ago, I can see a huge layer of krausen on top of the beer now through the airlock hole, so it's finally fermenting. Yay.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-20-2012, 02:59 AM
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Posted By GameFreac
Yeah I don't think I aerated enough so I bought...

Yeah I don't think I aerated enough so I bought some Nottingham dry yeast, sprinkled it on top, stirred it around and shook the fermenter so hopefully it does something now.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-19-2012, 07:13 PM
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Posted By GameFreac
Damn, that was my only hope that something was...

Damn, that was my only hope that something was working.

So how long should I wait before I think of getting more yeast?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-19-2012, 05:53 AM
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Posted By GameFreac
72 hours into my first batch. OG was 1.050 and I...

72 hours into my first batch. OG was 1.050 and I just checked the gravity...still 1.050.

I did notice a layer of something on the bottom. Is that the yeast or should I go buy more yeast and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By GameFreac
Just did that. Hopefully it will help. Thanks.

Just did that. Hopefully it will help. Thanks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By GameFreac
1 more paranoid question. I pitched my yeast at...

1 more paranoid question. I pitched my yeast at 80-85 degrees. Is that too hot?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By GameFreac
I just used the Brita filter. I hope everything...

I just used the Brita filter. I hope everything went OK because my liquid yeast packet barely expanded, even though I broke the nutrient pack inside. That was hard, but fun as hell. :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-14-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By GameFreac
It does taste good from the tap but I usually...

It does taste good from the tap but I usually filter it through my Brita pitcher. I would call and ask for a more detailed report but I'm brewing Saturday so I don't really have much time. Guess I'll...
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