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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-06-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By PhillyMike
I've been told to really stir the grains well,...

I've been told to really stir the grains well, during mash and sparge. It helps dissolve the sugars.

Watching a john Palmer video, he doesn't hold back stirring.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By PhillyMike
This may sound like a silly question, but are you...

This may sound like a silly question, but are you sure the beer is carbonated?

Could the gas line be blocked? I know I've poured under-carbed beer just to pull out any yeast or hop bits that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-03-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By PhillyMike
Are you a top sludge remover ?

Why risk infection? Krausen does no harm to the beer.


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-02-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By PhillyMike
My hefeweizen tastes like corn

Sounds like DMS. Most likely caused by slow cooling of wort after boil or possibly covering your wort with a lid during boil.

Can you describe your boil and cooling process?


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-06-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By PhillyMike
Santa in the brown truck passed by!

Haha, I thought you gave a new euphemism for having diarrhea.

Congrats on your delivery. Happy brewing.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-24-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By PhillyMike
What style of beer are you brewing?

What style of beer are you brewing?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By PhillyMike
Easiest way to mix the sugar into the beer is...

Easiest way to mix the sugar into the beer is after boiling it and letting it cool down, add it to the bucket then start siphoning the beer into the bucket.

Instant mixing with no extra oxygen.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By PhillyMike
Actually it's just the opposite. Co2 dissolves...

Actually it's just the opposite. Co2 dissolves more readily in cooler environments.
Forum: Company Reviews 07-08-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,049
Posted By PhillyMike
I had ordered from Midwest and a few days later...

I had ordered from Midwest and a few days later had my card hacked as well. I hope Midwest can identify and correct the problem.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,130
Posted By PhillyMike
Exactly. If you have. 12v fan and a 9v supply,...

Exactly. If you have. 12v fan and a 9v supply, the fan will just rotate slower. The fan speed is dictated by the supply.
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-25-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By PhillyMike
Question about IPA I designed and am brewing

So, using Beersmith, I designed an IPA, which is just finishing up its FG readings in my primary. I've sampled the beer a few times, and it smells great, and has decent bite at the end. I was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By PhillyMike
You can also hook up your keg to gas line at...

You can also hook up your keg to gas line at whatever your serving pressure will be and let it go for about 2 weeks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By PhillyMike
Welcome to wonders of home brewing. Making...

Welcome to wonders of home brewing.

Making beer isn't all that difficult provided you understand the rudiments, know malt and hop ratios, yeast, and sanitize. Referring to known recipes to get...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-16-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By PhillyMike
No need to bleed the keg. I always start taking...

No need to bleed the keg. I always start taking samples a week after kegging. I think it gives you a good idea as to how slowly/rapidly your beer is carbonating.

As others have said 9 psi at 34...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By PhillyMike
You have to remember that a milk chocolate stout...

You have to remember that a milk chocolate stout contains lactose, which will not be eaten by yeast. So, there is a decent chance that your readings are your final readings.

Be aware that the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-08-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By PhillyMike
If the OG was 1.090 and you are sitting on 1.026,...

If the OG was 1.090 and you are sitting on 1.026, then there is a decent chance the beer is done. Imperials will finish higher. I also have an imperial sitting in primary. OG was 1.086, sitting at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-08-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By PhillyMike
Did you try raising the temp to 70 and see if any...

Did you try raising the temp to 70 and see if any activity happens?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By PhillyMike
Time frame is simple. Assuming you took an...

Time frame is simple.

Assuming you took an OG reading. Once visible signs of fermentation have stopped, take. FG reading. When three consecutive readings are the same, transfer to secondary.
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Forum: Extract Brewing 05-07-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By PhillyMike
If you want folks to respond, you need to supply...

If you want folks to respond, you need to supply more details. Was this a kit? What was the yeast? Brewing procedures?

Just seeing the amount of base malts you added for 5 gallons, I can see why...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-07-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By PhillyMike
How long was the beer sitting on the 25 psi? ...

How long was the beer sitting on the 25 psi?

The 5 ft line isn't a problem as long as the pressure is set right. I'd suggest shutting off the gas, off gassing the keg, turning the gas pressure to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By PhillyMike
See it and hopefully hear it. If you are unsure,...

See it and hopefully hear it. If you are unsure, simply leave it be for two weeks and then switch over to air lock.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By PhillyMike
You can leave your blowoff tube on until you...

You can leave your blowoff tube on until you transfer to secondary (if doing so) or you can replace with an airlock when bubbling has subsided greatly. It's your call.

As for blowoff tube on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-04-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,272
Posted By PhillyMike
I as well. I usually fill with PBW as soon as the...

I as well. I usually fill with PBW as soon as the keg kicks and let soak over night. It keeps gunk from possibly drying on any of the keg parts.
Forum: General Techniques 05-04-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By PhillyMike
I appreciate all responses. Possibly not...

I appreciate all responses.

Possibly not have contractors in my house is step #1, especially when they are in the basement farting around with the electrical panel. I fear they were trying some...
Forum: General Techniques 04-26-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By PhillyMike
Haha. That would be awesome.

Haha. That would be awesome.
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