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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,547
Posted By Irish1225
I think your equipment list looks good! Any of...

I think your equipment list looks good! Any of those miscellaneous items (auto-siphon, tubing, airlocks, sanitizer) can all be bought at the local shop (or online) for possibly under $50.

But...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Irish1225
Did both or either of you remove your pot from...

Did both or either of you remove your pot from heat when adding the LME/DME?

Your brew may possibly be darker due to some scorching of extract on your electric heating element :-/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Irish1225
Hey IJC, saw your post here and in the mead...

Hey IJC, saw your post here and in the mead forum. I'm no expert but thought I could throw my thoughts out there...

The "sour" taste - what kind of temps have you been fermenting at? 6 days in is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,361
Posted By Irish1225
Just leave it! You'll be bottling in 10 days or...

Just leave it! You'll be bottling in 10 days or so anyway and your sanitizer will still be effective until then.

RDWHAHB

Welcome to the obsession dude! You will get more comfortable over time...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By Irish1225
Yep, some proteins are good for the yeasties ...

Yep, some proteins are good for the yeasties

RDWHAHB
Forum: Mead Forum 03-13-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Irish1225
I didn't notice the temps there; you shouldn't...

I didn't notice the temps there; you shouldn't get any bitterness from the hops because boiling temps are needed to isomerize the acids.

I think it looks pretty darn good! And 60 minutes at 160*...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Irish1225
Those hops will contribute a healthy amount of...

Those hops will contribute a healthy amount of IBU's. Although, it might balance very well with the roasty/dark malts.

And throw a couple more vanilla beans in there, you might not notice just...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-13-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Irish1225
Thanks, fatbloke. It looks like it has...

Thanks, fatbloke.

It looks like it has nitrogens, phosphates, and some zinc in there that I would need but I will have to contact them and see how much by volume.

I may just half it rather...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Irish1225
Wyeast Vintner's Nutrient - first batch

Hello everyone,

Not a new member to HBT at all and been brewing beer for a number of years now... but I brewed my first mead on Monday - 1 gallon. Just a plain mead, I used 3lbs of wildflower...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-11-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Irish1225
It's definitely a clog. I had this happen just a...

It's definitely a clog. I had this happen just a couple weeks ago.

You will just need a deep socket to get the "out" post off. The diptube then will just pull out. Do some cleaning of the tube,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-04-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Irish1225
Ooo, the big mouth bubbler! Are those plastic or...

Ooo, the big mouth bubbler! Are those plastic or glass??

That beer sounds and looks delicious, welcome back!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Irish1225
Can you try the tap on another keg? It...

Can you try the tap on another keg?

It sounds like co2 is getting into the keg if you are able to bleed the keg of co2 so it doesn't sound like a gas line, connect, or seal problem.

Edit - did...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By Irish1225
You have more, right?!?! I learned pretty...

You have more, right?!?! I learned pretty quickly to have 1 batch going for every 2 I'm drinking :drunk:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-25-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,837
Posted By Irish1225
I've also started noticing low efficiency -...

I've also started noticing low efficiency - 62-66%. I actually was not keeping very good notes until recently and I was very surprised to see my numbers so low. I have mostly been brewing for years...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-29-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By Irish1225
Thanks for the thread here, Shoppy. I got a fill...

Thanks for the thread here, Shoppy. I got a fill there this week and the son (Andrew) asked where all of us homebrewers are hearing about this place. So I promised to spread the word around here...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-26-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,970
Posted By Irish1225
Thanks, Hawks, not a terrible location, might...

Thanks, Hawks, not a terrible location, might have to wait until the weekend.

Thanks again everyone!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-26-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,970
Posted By Irish1225
I've "only" been looking at paintball places...

I've "only" been looking at paintball places because places like Airgas and Praxair are open 9-5 and I have a job I need to keep lol. Sporting goods stores are open evenings, paintball places, the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-26-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,970
Posted By Irish1225
CO2 refills in Chicago - RANT

Hey all,

Feel free to comment or offer guidance, but I"m going on a rant here lol

Why can't I find a decent place to refill my CO2? I live in Oak Park (just west of Chicago) and cannot find...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By Irish1225
I tend to agree with this, +1 I don't have a...

I tend to agree with this, +1

I don't have a fermentation chamber, don't really have the room or the cash to do something like that, so it's VERY difficult to ferment anything during the Summer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Irish1225
Thanks for the confidence, sadly I'm already...

Thanks for the confidence, sadly I'm already boiling and decided to just stick-it-out one more time with the aluminum turkey fryer pot.

Even after using this pot countless times I still freak...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Irish1225
ANOTHER weldless valve thread...

Hey all

Been lurking and reading posts but haven't posted lately :(

I picked up a new boil kettle - 10.5 gallon Polar Ware with the hole drilled for a valve. The HBS I picked it up at had sold...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Irish1225
Did you just keg and try to force carb today? ...

Did you just keg and try to force carb today? I'd give it some more time to get more carbonated

When I'm trying to quickly carb in my keg, I'll turn it up to 25-30 PSI, shake it up a bit, and let...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Irish1225
I guess everyone will have differing opinions on...

I guess everyone will have differing opinions on how long to leave in primary...

I remember those directions that come with the kits always said something like 3-5 days in primary, move to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-10-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Irish1225
Gracias, MalFet, and nice to meet you, I'll be...

Gracias, MalFet, and nice to meet you, I'll be seeing you around!
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-10-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Irish1225
what did I brew?

Hey all! Been a long time - maybe 2 years! I moved to a place in the city (Chicago) and it was difficult to brew and I didn't want to burn down the building with a turkey fryer :P. But I moved a...
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