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Forum: General Techniques 07-30-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Calvinfan1
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: General Techniques 07-30-2014, 02:11 AM
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Views: 104
Posted By Calvinfan1
Water profile suggestions for American IPA

Hey everyone!

I need some suggestions. I am doing an all-grain American IPA (OG 1.064, IBU 76). I've never messed with water before, so I want to just use spring water purchased from Wal-Mart as...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2012, 12:06 PM
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Views: 265
Posted By Calvinfan1
Thanks! I'll keep my fingers crossed. I knew I...

Thanks! I'll keep my fingers crossed. I knew I should've switched completely to blow-off tubes a long time ago!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Calvinfan1
Exploding Dunkel

I checked on my fermenting dunkelweizen and the airlock and bung blew off the top. It had been at least 24 hours since I had last checked it and it's been fermenting for three days. Obviously...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-30-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Calvinfan1
It does seem like you're getting more from the...

It does seem like you're getting more from the Bell's kit...which is hard for me to say since I know the Learn to Brew guys. I think most people on this site would suggest trying to go with a kit...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-20-2011, 01:15 PM
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Views: 231
Posted By Calvinfan1
Sounds like you're ready to move forward. ...

Sounds like you're ready to move forward. Remember, just because there isn't airlock activity doesn't mean that fermentation isn't taking place....just look at your hydrometer readings. Things...
Forum: General Techniques 07-19-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By Calvinfan1
Long term dry hopping

Hey Everyone!

Got a barleywine I'm about to transfer to the secondary and I need to dry hop it. My question is.....if I plan to keep this beer in the secondary for an extended period of time...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Calvinfan1
My first thought was hops as well. Funky things...

My first thought was hops as well. Funky things can transfer at times.
Forum: General Techniques 05-10-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Calvinfan1
I checked out the Thrumometer....and I like it!! ...

I checked out the Thrumometer....and I like it!! That might be the way to go.
Forum: General Techniques 05-08-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Calvinfan1
wort temp using a plate chiller

Hey everyone!

I was using my plate chiller at Big Brew Day yesterday and someone asked me how I checked the temperature of my wort when I was tranferring it into my carboy. I never really thought...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-19-2011, 12:38 AM
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Views: 253
Posted By Calvinfan1
Gassed up

Greetings!

I'm still having some difficulty with the nuances of proper carbonating in the keg. How do you gas up your kegs (what PSI, for how long) to get your beer to the right carbonation level?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-19-2009, 02:38 AM
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Views: 4,716
Posted By Calvinfan1
I disagree with this statement. I think it takes...

I disagree with this statement. I think it takes experience to properly utilize certain pieces of equipment. Also, there are people who have worked hard developing kegerators, brewing machines, and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-18-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,716
Posted By Calvinfan1
What level are you?

So I was doing an inventory of equipment in my garage and noticed how I've advanced my craft over the past two years. It got me thinking....what qualifies someone as a novice brewer, an intermediate...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-02-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Calvinfan1
Awesome, thanks! I couldn't find it through the...

Awesome, thanks!
I couldn't find it through the search.
Forum: General Techniques 06-01-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Calvinfan1
Sour Style

Hey everyone!

I'm interested in brewing a Sour Beer, but I don't know where to begin. Any suggestions?:D
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Calvinfan1
Seasonal Brewing

Hey everyone!

I once saw a list of beer styles that are recommended to be brewed according to the months. In other words, "brew this style of beer during this month so it will be ready by this...
Forum: Introductions 12-29-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Calvinfan1
Welcome to the hobby! You don't NEED to do a...

Welcome to the hobby!
You don't NEED to do a starter...but it does help. Since this is your first batch, don't complicate things. If you can't get your hands on a liquid vial of yeast, the dry...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-31-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,126
Posted By Calvinfan1
The problem in Oklahoma is that everyone...

The problem in Oklahoma is that everyone recognizes that the liquor laws need to be changed and updated but no politician in the buckle of the bible belt wants to seem "anti-family" and push for...
Forum: Introductions 10-26-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Calvinfan1
Welcome! Have you had a chance to visit the...

Welcome! Have you had a chance to visit the local hombrew shops and do a batch?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,050
Posted By Calvinfan1
I don't care where you live...water from the tap...

I don't care where you live...water from the tap or from the hose is going to have bacteria. If you want to go the frozen water method, pick up some spring water from the store and use that. You'll...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,723
Posted By Calvinfan1
Not when it comes to live, functional cells. I...

Not when it comes to live, functional cells. I counted them myself on multiple samples.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,050
Posted By Calvinfan1
Man, I'm not sure if you're going to get all the...

Man, I'm not sure if you're going to get all the bacteria out. The temp of your wort may not stay high enough to effectively remove the bacteria from 3 gallons of ice water. Just a thought.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2008, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,600
Posted By Calvinfan1
+1 for the black trash bag. It's nice to find a...

+1 for the black trash bag. It's nice to find a cheap solution to a problem when you're dealing with this hobby.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,723
Posted By Calvinfan1
I'm not going to lie....I get lazy and skip the...

I'm not going to lie....I get lazy and skip the starter on occassion, but I do feel guilty when I do.
I've broken it down with a microscope and some calculations. Even those fantastic White Labs...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,050
Posted By Calvinfan1
Bite the bullet man, and buy the immersion coils....

Bite the bullet man, and buy the immersion coils.
The longer that wort sits out there, the better chance for contamination. Even if you cover it, you still got to check that temperature and if you...
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