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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2013, 03:55 AM
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Posted By gfd622
I think it would work fine. Assuming you are...

I think it would work fine. Assuming you are starting this from a smaller culture, the yeast should grow quick. Positive pressure should help keep it clean. It's only as cultures slow down that you...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-01-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,044
Posted By gfd622
What kind of yeast/hops are you using? I used to...

What kind of yeast/hops are you using? I used to ave a twang in my beer until I went to full boils. Try different approaches, different recipes, until you find what you like
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By gfd622
There are a lot of double IPA kits that have...

There are a lot of double IPA kits that have higher ABV's. just look at kits from your favorite place. They should give you OG and FG estimates, and see what you like. You OG will probably be close...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By gfd622
If you get a chance, google Pasteur flask. That...

If you get a chance, google Pasteur flask. That is essentially what you re making with a blowoff tube. Going in the air is ok, under water is better. With the right size tube it's no big deal either...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-08-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,869
Posted By gfd622
Who here can brew beer at work? I know I can't,...

Who here can brew beer at work? I know I can't, but I'm sure some of you may be able to. I'd just be careful with this one. As an EPA person, I can't throw away certain things at my work that I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By gfd622
Thumbs up to great fermentations. Sometimes you...

Thumbs up to great fermentations. Sometimes you can get used equipment from them as well (if you ask nicely and if they have anything lying around).

Until you know if you like it, don't sink a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-06-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,848
Posted By gfd622
It's mine. I found it in a basement - totally...

It's mine. I found it in a basement - totally free. So it just tempted me, but really, I don't know if it's something I want to try or not. I just wondered if anybody used one of these for their...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-06-2012, 06:48 PM
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Posted By gfd622
Here is a quick one:

Here is a quick one:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-06-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,848
Posted By gfd622
12 gallon carboy fermenter - really

Hey all,

Just a quick note, I've been brewing for 4 years. Started off like all, switched to all grain, and never looked back. It's a great hobby, I love it. I'm set up for 5 gallon batches, so...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By gfd622
I just finished a brew myself. A 2-hearted...

I just finished a brew myself. A 2-hearted clone, all grain. I love brew days - I brew as often as possible. Have 3 going now - maybe I'll try another next week-end.

Great job - enjoy. Hope...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By gfd622
While I'm not a seasoned pro, I have quite a few...

While I'm not a seasoned pro, I have quite a few batches under my belt. When I was an extract brewer (and I do still like doing extract brews every now and then), I used oatmeal in several of my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-14-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By gfd622
1. Since it's before the boil, it doesn't need...

1. Since it's before the boil, it doesn't need to be sanitized. You just need to clean it out the best you can (I don't remove my false bottom too often, but every now and then I do inspect to make...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-13-2012, 03:56 PM
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Views: 60,902
Posted By gfd622
Chemistry professor, with Ph.D., M.S., and B.S....

Chemistry professor, with Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. all in chemistry. Brewing is a great hobby, I love it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By gfd622
I have gone through several stages in my brewing...

I have gone through several stages in my brewing process. Following what my friends told me in terms of the German Purity Laws, I used only DME for quite some time. One day I joined the dark side...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-15-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,982
Posted By gfd622
This recipe is still one of my favorites (as...

This recipe is still one of my favorites (as originally posted). I finally bought a turkey fryer and so full boils are now all I do, and it's amazing how much better the flavor is with a full boil. ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-30-2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,762
Posted By gfd622
Sorry, I don't mean to offend as I am also rather...

Sorry, I don't mean to offend as I am also rather new at this process, but is it possible it's the kegging. I don't know that process at all since I simply bottle everything but it seems to me that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By gfd622
I just turn it inside out - rinse it a bunch and...

I just turn it inside out - rinse it a bunch and let it air dry. It's clean enough. The one I have going now has done 10 batches for me, and still going strong (no holes yet). Doesn't seem to hurt...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-25-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By gfd622
Do you heat your extract can up before pouring? ...

Do you heat your extract can up before pouring? I usually open it up and put it into a pan of hot water to get it hot and easier to pour. That helps to get most - then you can rinse the last bit...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-20-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,982
Posted By gfd622
Sorry about that, I've been away again. Anyway,...

Sorry about that, I've been away again. Anyway, when I do secondary the hops are there the entire time. I brew so often now I find it's sometimes best to let beer age as I do, and simply have one...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By gfd622
Just curious - I have a great 60' recipe from...

Just curious - I have a great 60' recipe from extreme brewing (which I believe is the dfh brewers), and it just calls for 1oz amarillo and 1/2 oz simcoe for dry hopping (no glacier). Just wondering...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By gfd622
Growler question

So I have a question for all on growlers. I've been to several brew pubs where one can purchase growlers of beer. Can I use these as is for bottling (would they hold carbonation and work well for...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-02-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,982
Posted By gfd622
Sorry, been away a few days - didn't have time to...

Sorry, been away a few days - didn't have time to respond.

As for the 2-row, I really had no idea. I found it in a recipe here on this site (not a partial mash, but an extract recipe), so I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-28-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,982
Posted By gfd622
Sorry, I'm still new at this, and frankly I like...

Sorry, I'm still new at this, and frankly I like extract brewing (I have the equipment, it's very easy for me, and the beer tastes good), so I don't now all the intricasies of beer lingo, but I'll...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-28-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,982
Posted By gfd622
Sierra nevada torpedo clone

Hey all

I'm rather new at this brewing thing, though I have a little over 100 gallons under my belt (and around my waistline). Tonight was a great night in terms of success, so thought I'd share...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-07-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,088
Posted By gfd622
I went bulk awhile back and it's great. Cut the...

I went bulk awhile back and it's great. Cut the cost in half for my brews. I do a lot of IPA's, which means that I have a lot of hop expense, so if I can save on DME then it's worth it. MidCountry...
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