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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2009, 07:23 PM
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Posted By BruDaddy
The 'Yellow Dog Pale Ale' from the Home Brewery...

The 'Yellow Dog Pale Ale' from the Home Brewery has always been a reliable kit

The Home Brewery Beer Brewing Kits - Classic Ale (http://homebrewery.com/beer/beer-kits-ales.shtml) (bottom of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By BruDaddy
I don't see how you can get differing alcohol...

I don't see how you can get differing alcohol content from the same batch. You probably are either getting off flavors from inconsistent cleaning and/or sanitizing or inconsistent carbonation that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2009, 07:57 PM
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Views: 1,567
Posted By BruDaddy
You can leave it in secondary for a long time. ...

You can leave it in secondary for a long time. I've left ales in secondary for well over a month a basement temperature (65-70 degrees) with no problems, either in flavor or bottle carbing. As for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By BruDaddy
No worries. If you were in secondary for 3...

No worries. If you were in secondary for 3 months you'd maybe add a little yeast but there will be plenty left for carbonating in the time you're talking.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By BruDaddy
Borrow some fingernail polish from SWMBO (or if...

Borrow some fingernail polish from SWMBO (or if you want to use your own, no one will judge you here!). This works really well for graduating your carboy and is relatively impervious to oxyclean (I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By BruDaddy
I did a wit that was a combo of Papazian's and...

I did a wit that was a combo of Papazian's and one I found on these forum's. It turned out great

Here's the recipe...

3 lbs light DME
3 lbs wheat DME

Bittering Hops (60 minutes)
oz...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By BruDaddy
I wouldn't worry with a starter. I made a wit...

I wouldn't worry with a starter. I made a wit with WLP 400 and it blew out the top in less than 24 hours
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-20-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By BruDaddy
With the larger boils it will be harder to cool...

With the larger boils it will be harder to cool and could result in a lack of good cold break. But this won't impact the flavor at all - it's just cloudy. Learn to love the cloudy beer or get some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By BruDaddy
As double E5 says, the type of yeast will...

As double E5 says, the type of yeast will determine what you have. As for advice, I've made a couple of wheat beers - one just a straight Wheat Ale and the other a Belgian Wit and both times got a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-15-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,085
Posted By BruDaddy
Just a curiosity here...I've heard the discussion...

Just a curiosity here...I've heard the discussion of StarSan foam as yeast food before, but I don't get the science here. StarSan is a sanitizer, it kills bacteria, yeast is really just a bacteria...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By BruDaddy
I have 2 BBs. The first I paid for the spigot...

I have 2 BBs. The first I paid for the spigot and while I don't hate it, I don't think I would do it again. For one, I find the BB spigot to be relatively slow compared to a good autosiphon. Also,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,701
Posted By BruDaddy
I'm kinda surprised no one has posted this yet,...

I'm kinda surprised no one has posted this yet, but...

Get an auto siphon - this is the best low end investment you can make for homebrewing.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-05-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,131
Posted By BruDaddy
Cold Crashing

Now that I've got a fridge and thermostat, I'm thinking about cold crashing an ale that I have in primary. I'm about ready to transfer to secondary and wonder should I cold crash now prior to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By BruDaddy
Congrats...yeah, most beers improve substantially...

Congrats...yeah, most beers improve substantially with age. Most of us never really discover this until or 3rd or 4th batch because it's just so frikkin' cool to drink your own beer! If you can...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By BruDaddy
Menschmaschine...when you rehydrate do you...

Menschmaschine...when you rehydrate do you rehydrate in warm water, then cool to the pitching temp before pitching?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By BruDaddy
Thanks Yooper (I've always wanted to say...

Thanks Yooper (I've always wanted to say that!)...I assume you use SG to determine the 75% point for fermentation, but what's the indicator that you're close to that point short of constantly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By BruDaddy
First Time Lagering Questions

Well I've nearly completed my lagering setup (free fridge is running and thermostat is on order) so am getting my ducks in a row on brewing a lager. Looked through the forums and skimmed 'how to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By BruDaddy
I wouldn't sweat this at all - you'd possibly get...

I wouldn't sweat this at all - you'd possibly get a bit more hops utilization, but that may be a good thing. The scorching sort of depends, i've scorched a couple of times and had no problem. But...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,055
Posted By BruDaddy
I have 2 BB's that I use for secondary, one with...

I have 2 BB's that I use for secondary, one with and one without. I had bought the first one with the racking adapter because I was still struggling with siphoning (and having some issues with my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By BruDaddy
Welcome, you are in the right place for this...

Welcome, you are in the right place for this hobby. Tons of great information that you can get just by browsing/searching the threads. If you can't find info you're looking for, just ask, there's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By BruDaddy
First off, both 'how to brew' and 'the complete...

First off, both 'how to brew' and 'the complete joy of homebrewing' are good. How to brew is probably a bit better and has the advantage of being an online resource.

Ales are definitely simpler...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By BruDaddy
Adding 2 lbs of honey to the recipe would...

Adding 2 lbs of honey to the recipe would certainly increase the OG. I don't know the math to say whether it would increase by 0.10, but I'd guess that's what you're seeing.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By BruDaddy
I've dry hopped with leaf hops many times. You...

I've dry hopped with leaf hops many times. You can certainly just put them in, they generally float and thus are out of the way when racking for bottling until you get to the end. I'm a bit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By BruDaddy
With 4 gallons you may want to cut back on the...

With 4 gallons you may want to cut back on the priming sugar when you bottle. Using the full 5 oz or 3/4 cup might overcarbonate.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By BruDaddy
I had the bubbling problem too. Tried the...

I had the bubbling problem too. Tried the smaller hose and found it to be too much of a pain to get on and off. The solution I found that works perfectly is to secure the hose after sliding it over...
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