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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-03-2012, 01:27 AM
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Posted By shibbypwn
The line is just a regular picnic tap- i'd guess...

The line is just a regular picnic tap- i'd guess 2-3 feet?

I've reduced to serving pressure of 13psi.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-03-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By shibbypwn
Tons of head, little carb

First time kegging. Force carbed at 30psi while agitating (over 24 hours ago). It's pouring about 75% head and has a little carbonation.

I'm guessing I just need to wait for Co2 to work its way...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-30-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By shibbypwn
How do YOU keg cloudy beers?

About to keg for the first time- also my first all grain batch. Lots of excitement.

I've read about various ways to keep kegged beer cloudy, without pouring out mass quantities of yeast slurry...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By shibbypwn
does DME ferment better than LME? Perhaps...

does DME ferment better than LME? Perhaps LME+DME+Sugar could do the trick?

I pitched 23g of Safale-05, and fermented around 68 (used ice bath last time- now i've got a chest freezer with temp...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By shibbypwn
Tweaking my Black IIPA

This will be my 5th brew, and my 2nd attempt at a black IIPA.

the original recipe is here:

http://hopville.com/recipe/591764/imperial-ipa-recipes/yodas-darkside-ipa

OG was 1.092
FG was...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-30-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By shibbypwn
Thanks. As a side note, I have similar...

Thanks.

As a side note, I have similar issues storing star San.

I keep a blue Tupperware container full of it, but it always gets moldy on the lid and walls.

I suppose I could just make a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-30-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By shibbypwn
Mold in my ferm freezer

I use an upright freezer chest freezer with a Johnson digital temp controller for fermentation.

This was my first batch using it, and I just opened up the freezer after a four week primary to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By shibbypwn
The yeast was Mfg in May- so only a month old...

The yeast was Mfg in May- so only a month old (brewed on 6/6).

I let it swell for about 36 hours- my only concern is that it was delivered to my apartment managers' office and then left their...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-17-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By shibbypwn
Wyeast 3056- fermenting slowly

I made a bavarian hefe kit from northern brewer, using a smack pack of Wyeast 3056.

I had heard from lots of people on this forum that this yeast was a beast at fermentation, but mine's been...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-08-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By shibbypwn
This is my first fermentation using anything...

This is my first fermentation using anything other than an ice bath. Definitely getting a thermowell for the next brew.

I've always heard it preached around here that stability was super...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-08-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By shibbypwn
So, now I've got a carboy full of beer in there-...

So, now I've got a carboy full of beer in there- sensor taped to the side, insulated with a sock- the temp is still swinging, but not as much.

I have it set to 66, and it swings from 65-63.
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-08-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By shibbypwn
Vinyl hose cleaning

After each time I use my siphoning equipment, I pump water and star San through the hoses to clean and sanitize them.

But I always end up with residual water stuck in the hoses, leaving that...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-08-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By shibbypwn
I used a smack pack- no starter. Mfg date...

I used a smack pack- no starter.

Mfg date was last month (May)

I gave it a little over 24 hours to swell.

I aerated via shaking the carboy for a solid couple of minutes
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-08-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By shibbypwn
Slow start

Brewed my first Hefe- over 24 hours in and no visible signs of fermentation.

Pitched Wyeast 3056- temp has been held steady at 65 degrees.

At what point should I consider raising temps or...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-07-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By shibbypwn
And you hook this up to your wort chiller? Do you...

And you hook this up to your wort chiller? Do you need any special hookups, or does it have a hose fitting already?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-07-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By shibbypwn
What kind of pump do you use for the ice water?...

What kind of pump do you use for the ice water? Could you maybe send me a link?

Thanks for the input- I'll have to try that next time
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-07-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By shibbypwn
I suppose a better question would be: What...

I suppose a better question would be:

What time should I aim for? At what point is my chilling taking too long, and likely to produce off-flavors or infection?

Should I have a goal time for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-07-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By shibbypwn
Immersion Chiller

Using my immersion chiller for the first time tonight- about how long should it take to chill?

Obviously tap water temp plays a role, just curious about what an average time might be to expect. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By shibbypwn
Just tried boiling PBW- the fumes were insane!...

Just tried boiling PBW- the fumes were insane! Had to turn it off and open the door- I dont think that stuff is designed to be boiled
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By shibbypwn
Scorched Pot

Last time I brewed, I scorched my pot pretty badly with LME.

This time, I'm using a heat diffusor- however, I haven't been able to get all of scorched malt off.

I've soaked it in pbw...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-05-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By shibbypwn
Ya... Mine clicks on at 61, cools down below 61,...

Ya... Mine clicks on at 61, cools down below 61, and then shuts off. I'd expect it to cool to 61, shut off, heat to 62, then click back on
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-05-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By shibbypwn
Johnson Temp Controller

I just hooked up my Johnson temp controller- and it's not being very stable temp wise.

I've set it to 61 degrees, with a differential of one degree.

The compressor comes on at 61, and cools...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-03-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By shibbypwn
Stinky freezer

I got a used chest freezer from craigslist to use as a fermentation chamber.

It smells terrible. I've tried everything I can think of. Vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, lysol- and it still...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By shibbypwn
How do thermowells work in conjunction with blow...

How do thermowells work in conjunction with blow off tubes?

I thought about ordering one, but it didn't seem like it would be much help in high gravity or otherwise high krausening beers
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By shibbypwn
First Hefe- Wyeast 3068

I'm brewing up my first hefe this weekend- using an extract kit from northern brewer- what's a good pitching/fermentation temp for this yeast strain?

This is also my first brew with a freezer/temp...
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