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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-19-2012, 03:16 PM
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Posted By rfoneill
As this was my first attempt at a non kit brew it...

As this was my first attempt at a non kit brew it didn't come out like I thought it would. Was slightly on the bitter side but still had a decent flavor and color. I would try to add maybe some honey...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-06-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By rfoneill
besides the air bubbles there is nothing stuck to...

besides the air bubbles there is nothing stuck to the bottles. that blotch you see in upper right is actually something hanging in front of the light. As far as my process of washing, the bottles...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-06-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By rfoneill
besides the air bubbles there is nothing stuck to...

besides the air bubbles there is nothing stuck to the bottles. that blotch you see in upper right is actually something hanging in front of the light. As far as my process of washing, the bottles...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By rfoneill
Here is a picture of one of the bottles. As far...

Here is a picture of one of the bottles. As far as the mix ratio I followed the directions almost exactly may have been more water than required but not much.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By rfoneill
Star san

I recently bought star san to sanitize my bottles. I never used it before and the guy at the store said it was a NO RINSE. So taking him at his word I didn't rinse. Well needless to say every bottle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By rfoneill
I uses mostly twist off bottles and have never...

I uses mostly twist off bottles and have never had any issues. I have been trying to weed them out but it is tough
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By rfoneill
I bought this thing called the THIEF for taking...

I bought this thing called the THIEF for taking samples to test the gravity. Works especially well when taking samples from a carboy
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By rfoneill
Fermenting

So I brewed a Coopers Mexican Cerveza last week and the directions said it will be ready to bottle in 6 days. Here it is day 7 and the air lock is still bubbling. I added a package of Brew Enhancer 2...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By rfoneill
Spent the day brewing

Spent the day brewing. Got 5 gal of a Mexican Cervesa and 5 gal of English Bitter in the primaries. I have another 2 weeks before I can bottle the 5 gal of High Octane IPA that is in the secondary,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-13-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By rfoneill
Glass Carboys

HELP!!!!!! :confused::confused:I was recently given 3 glass carboys. 2 -6 gal and 1-5 gal. There is residue on the insides that I can't seem to get out. I soaked in hot bleach water and brushed out...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-22-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,674
Posted By rfoneill
Blueberry Bomb

First attempt at making a brew that is my own recipe not a store bought kit:drunk:


Blueberry Bomb
SG:1.060
FG:1.014

Ingredients:
6.6lbs Irks Wheat extract
1-2 lbs Amber Dry Malt...
Forum: General Techniques 04-21-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By rfoneill
I usually add priming sugar to bottling bucket...

I usually add priming sugar to bottling bucket and then transfer from secondary seems to mix well that way. Thanks for all the feedback. Now how long if any do I soak the hop sock in sanitizer??
Forum: General Techniques 04-21-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By rfoneill
I usually add priming sugar to bottling bucket...

I usually add priming sugar to bottling bucket and then transfer from secondary seems to mix well that way. Thanks for all the feedback. Now how long if any do I soak the hop sock in sanitizer??
Forum: General Techniques 04-21-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By rfoneill
Filtering from secondary to bottling bucket

I brewed a Blueberry Ale and there is still bits and pieces of blueberry in the secondary. What can I do to filter these particles out when transferring to the bottling bucket as I don't want any of...
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