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Forum: Extract Brewing 12-11-2013, 02:46 AM
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Posted By Heavyfoot
Festa brew kits

For those who have tried these kits, anyone else find that the wort has a bit of a sour smell to it? I've tried a few now, and they all have the same smell that I don't get with making wort from...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-23-2013, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Heavyfoot
Nope. It's been kegged a month already. And I've...

Nope. It's been kegged a month already. And I've released the pressure a few times.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-23-2013, 12:02 AM
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Posted By Heavyfoot
one keg pouring much faster than the other two

hi guys,

ive got three corny kegs in my keezer all hooked up to the same regulator through a three way manifold. one of the kegs is pretty much shooting out of the cobra tap while the other two...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Heavyfoot
Me too actually. Just thought it was cool they...

Me too actually. Just thought it was cool they were using diastase to convert the starches in the potatoes.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2013, 03:09 AM
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Posted By Heavyfoot
Interesting article for brewers/foodies

Wasn't sure which forum to post this in, but I found this interesting and thought others on here might too.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Heavyfoot
I know its not that far off, but the sample I...

I know its not that far off, but the sample I tasted was pretty sweet. Maybe the carbonation will balance some of the sweetness?

I will check out the 1.020 curse thread. Most of my beers are...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Heavyfoot
1.053 OG Extract Porter at 1.019 after 2 weeks - repitch?

Hi All,

I've recently brewed up Northern Brewer's St. Paul Porter.

Its mostly dark LME for fermentables, with about .5lb steeping grains.

I used a 3 month old Wyeast Ringwood smackpack with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-15-2013, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Heavyfoot
I made it with the Ringwood and it was delicious.

I made it with the Ringwood and it was delicious.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-14-2013, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Heavyfoot
Picked up a new 48L aluminum pot yesterday. ...

Picked up a new 48L aluminum pot yesterday.

I boiled about 26L in it to build up the oxide layer.

As seen in the picture, it's quite dark up to where the water line was.

As long as I'm...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-18-2012, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Heavyfoot
bottling from keg - sanitize bottles?

If you're bottling from the keg (with a beer gun, racking cane with stopper, etc.), and you'll be drinking those beers withing 3-4 days, do you need to bother sanitizing the bottles? Or will just...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-10-2012, 04:14 AM
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Posted By Heavyfoot
Aren't cornies good up to 130PSI or so? I'm more...

Aren't cornies good up to 130PSI or so? I'm more concerned about the seals on my lines not being able to handle the pressure than my kegs. Would hate to come back a day later to an empty CO2 tank....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-10-2012, 04:10 AM
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Views: 320,735
Posted By Heavyfoot
Yup, that's what I was getting at. Guess I didn't...

Yup, that's what I was getting at. Guess I didn't really need to bring cold crashing into it, but I'm not sure this method wouldn't overcarbonate if you started with cold beer. If you cold crash but...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-10-2012, 01:55 AM
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Posted By Heavyfoot
FWIW, for those who don't cold crash I've used...

FWIW, for those who don't cold crash I've used the following method for my last four beers in a row with success.

1. Put keg just filled with room temp beer in the kegerator (temp of my kegerator...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-20-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Heavyfoot
Ok, that's what I'll do. Just wondered if the...

Ok, that's what I'll do. Just wondered if the poor starter practices could be the problem since I haven't had a beer's SG drop this slowly before.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Heavyfoot
Yup. Gave it a good shake for a few minutes.

Yup. Gave it a good shake for a few minutes.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2012, 11:57 PM
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Posted By Heavyfoot
The gravity sample sure tasted delicious! ...

The gravity sample sure tasted delicious!

Ended up with pretty much exactly 5 gallons.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Heavyfoot
Pitch more yeast?

Hey guys,

Just made Northern Brewer's St. Paul Porter extract kit last Saturday. The OG on the kit is 1.052. Yeast was Wyeast 1187 Ringwood Ale.

I took a gravity reading today (5 days after...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 23,594
Posted By Heavyfoot
That's exactly the info I was hoping for. Thanks!!

That's exactly the info I was hoping for. Thanks!!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 23,594
Posted By Heavyfoot
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2012, 05:47 PM
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Views: 23,594
Posted By Heavyfoot
Sorry, technically I meant under atmospheric...

Sorry, technically I meant under atmospheric pressure, not no pressure.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 23,594
Posted By Heavyfoot
Does anyone know how many volumes of co2 would...

Does anyone know how many volumes of co2 would exist in water under no pressure? Would it be 1 volume at 20 C?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-11-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,818
Posted By Heavyfoot
What I'd like to know is why wyeast wouldn't just...

What I'd like to know is why wyeast wouldn't just make smack packs with the right number of cells to make a starter totally unnecessary for normal gravity beers. Can't see it costing that much more...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-29-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Heavyfoot
Did you try it?

Did you try it?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-29-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Heavyfoot
Can't really see it taking a crapton of time. A...

Can't really see it taking a crapton of time. A crapton is a lot.

Why would the beer be foamy as a result of this, unless I over carb the Hefeweizen somehow?

Is the wasting of gas assuming I'm...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-29-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By Heavyfoot
Well I'll give it a shot and report back. It'll...

Well I'll give it a shot and report back. It'll be a few weeks though, as the beers have only been in the primary for about 4 days right now.
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