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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2008, 06:12 PM
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Posted By gauthierk
I tried to do a full boil on my stove and...

I tried to do a full boil on my stove and literally broke the burner with the weight of the pot, 6 gallons of water and extract... It did eventually boil but it took WAY too long to get there..
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By gauthierk
Brewers sugar is dextrose for the most part. I...

Brewers sugar is dextrose for the most part. I could be wrong though... You could try using it to prime but I would be careful where you put the bottles just in case they decide to make a mess.....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2008, 06:06 PM
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Posted By gauthierk
I have had fermentations take off at about 8...

I have had fermentations take off at about 8 hours and done within 48. If you get a good active strain of yeast it's possible. Sometimes you just hit that sweet spot and the little fermenting boys...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2008, 04:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,267
Posted By gauthierk
I use to live in an apartment and had the same...

I use to live in an apartment and had the same trouble. I started doubleing the time of steeping and got alot better results from that... I also found that in some of the kits, they use extract...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2008, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By gauthierk
I have found that temp's can never really be too...

I have found that temp's can never really be too low. Well, under 50 maby but I normally ferment around 65 to 70 degrees. I would leave the lid on and let it sit for a bit. My first batch I ever...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-18-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By gauthierk
What is the limit of pitching on a cake

I have two meads in a row going and am about to do a third. I used a smack pack for the first batch... I racked to a secondary and then literally dropped must onto the cake in the primary.. I'm...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-18-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By gauthierk
I'll try to be simple with this one.. Due to the...

I'll try to be simple with this one.. Due to the fact that I have enjoyed some of my mead tonight. My first mead was actually a braggot... It was a mead but with some hops and grains.. It's like a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By gauthierk
Almost every batch that I have bottled has had a...

Almost every batch that I have bottled has had a little bit on the bottom... It's the yeast that remains in suspension that carbonates it. When it settles out, it means the sugars are gone and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By gauthierk
Use the mind set of bigger is better but takes...

Use the mind set of bigger is better but takes more time to perfect... It's easy to make a mud pie in the front yard but it takes week to make a mud track in the back yard.... I would give it a...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-17-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By gauthierk
Crystals in the honey

I made a batch of mead about 6 months ago and it didn't last.. I have six bottles left so I could imagin how it's gonna taste after a little time. My question is this.. I found an awsome deal on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2007, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By gauthierk
In the stages of the yeast life there are several...

In the stages of the yeast life there are several stages.. I'll give you the readers digest version. The yeast multiply when they have food and O2. Once the O2 is used up, they switch into an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2007, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By gauthierk
Oh man, this brings back memories of mopping my...

Oh man, this brings back memories of mopping my ceiling after a kick arsh brew... I have learned from experience that a blow off tube is an evil that is needed or at least a good saftey device... ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2007, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By gauthierk
If you look at it this way, when you make a...

If you look at it this way, when you make a starter your trying to triple the yeast count at pitch time and getting them active and ready to rumble.. Another think I didn't notice in the threast was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By gauthierk
I throw them into the wort without bagging.. ...

I throw them into the wort without bagging.. They only time I have ever used a bag was when I was using whole hops because that can make racking a pain due to the stopping up effect...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By gauthierk
Yeast go threw a log cycle that increases their...

Yeast go threw a log cycle that increases their numbers by over 200 fold. Even though you see a large amount of yeast at the bottom mixed in the trub, there is alot that is still in suspension...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2007, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By gauthierk
When I do pilsners, I tend to get funny smells...

When I do pilsners, I tend to get funny smells also... I think it's because the hop count is reduced and no grains are used to give it a diffrent smell also.. I dunno the exact chemistry but I can...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2007, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By gauthierk
I have found the same thing happens when I cool...

I have found the same thing happens when I cool the beer down.. Lowering the temp slows down the CO2 and makes it reduce in pressure... What I normally do if I bottle, I make sure to leave it out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2007, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By gauthierk
I purchased my first wort chiller from ebay for...

I purchased my first wort chiller from ebay for about 20 or 30 I think. It cut down the chilling time from about 3 hr.s to about 30 minutes... For not too much extra, you can look into the counter...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2007, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By gauthierk
The best thing about this hobby is that nothing...

The best thing about this hobby is that nothing you buy for home brewing ever goes to the garbage... In my case that is.. Take for example.. I started out with the pale ale kit that I purchased...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-29-2007, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By gauthierk
I have a little over 5 gallons in a 6.5 gallon...

I have a little over 5 gallons in a 6.5 gallon carboy... I do have some head room... I figured if I mix it in I have the ablitity to keep it on the cold side to keep the actual fermentation slow...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-29-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By gauthierk
Bid ole' ooops

I made a strawberry ale about 5 days ago and noticed a big ooops... I forgot to include the 3.3 pounds of hopped liquid extract... I know, bonehead mistake but wanted to know how to recover this......
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2007, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By gauthierk
How about the oats?

I am doing a stout brew tonight and it's requesting crushed oats... When I apply them to a brew, do I just toss them into the wort or do I have to put them in a grain bag and steep them??? How does...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-10-2007, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By gauthierk
A way to take the pressure off

I made a batch of mead or braggot that was a grand slam to all of my friends and family for christmass gifts... and 2 gallons made for a very fun Christmass party. Some of my friends said that they...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2006, 04:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,080
Posted By gauthierk
The biggest expense that I have been able to save...

The biggest expense that I have been able to save on is the salvage of yeast, freezing/storing and purchase stuff in bulk... You go online and even at a homebrew shop, it's less money to buy stuff...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2006, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By gauthierk
A few brews I have done with the coriander seeds...

A few brews I have done with the coriander seeds said the same things... I noticed that the seeds ended up mixing with the trub and didn't transfer in great amounts... If you do a simple screen...
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