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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2012, 07:50 PM
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Posted By sub1427
so you think pitching the whole slurry of 1.6L...

so you think pitching the whole slurry of 1.6L should be okay? For a heady IPA I don't think it should matter that much as if it was a very light beer... I have just been getting some sweetish...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By sub1427
Yeast starter question about what to pitch...

I am brewing up a fairly big IPA tomorrow OG should be around 1.070ish... I am currently making a 1600ml starter of Wyeast 1056 with 160grams of LME... my question and forgive me if its a total noob...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-15-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,239
Posted By sub1427
you have a blow off tube setup ready right? my...

you have a blow off tube setup ready right? my pliny went crazy and if i didn't have it in a big bucket i would have been cleaning up a huge mess...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-15-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,239
Posted By sub1427
that'll do pig. that'll do.:mug:

that'll do pig. that'll do.:mug:
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-15-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,239
Posted By sub1427
something like this works just fine... ...

something like this works just fine...

http://www.amazon.com/Adcraft-DBTN-10-Double-Strainer-Hardwood/dp/B004NG9E1I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337114611&sr=8-2

I just make sure to break the wood...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-15-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,239
Posted By sub1427
1) 2-3 gallons is fine for your steep, I...

1) 2-3 gallons is fine for your steep, I personally just steep in the full boil amount and some people say thats bad because the pH is off yada yada, I find it still makes yummy beer.
2) Irish moss...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-14-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By sub1427
It was a extract kit... i steeped the grains in...

It was a extract kit... i steeped the grains in 152 degree water... I will try giving the batch a swirl and giving it a few more days... I also used 9 lbs of LME and some sugar to get the OG up,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-14-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By sub1427
1.070-1.030 after 16 days...

Brewed up a Pliny clone and only pitched one pack of Wyeast... this is the first time I have checked the gravity but it seems high after 2 weeks... any thoughts? I did not pitch a starter, just...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-15-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By sub1427
How long did your Belgain ale sit in the primary?...

How long did your Belgain ale sit in the primary? If you waited for the bubbles to slow to 1 bubble per minute before transfering to the secondary then i dont see why for the super long...
Forum: General Techniques 05-09-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By sub1427
yeah it tasted a little sweet.... nothing...

yeah it tasted a little sweet.... nothing rediculous though, I'll drink it. Another thing that happened was it took a WHILE to get a full boil going even though I was using a 3 gal pot.... I'm...
Forum: General Techniques 05-09-2006, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By sub1427
Sweet Smelling after transfer to secondary

So my irish red has been in the primary for about a week, no airlock activity, i transfered it over to the carboy and the beer is smelling really really sweet. Should I have left it in the primary...
Forum: General Techniques 05-08-2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By sub1427
Yeah I was the exact same way my first brew... I...

Yeah I was the exact same way my first brew... I woke up the next morning to find no airlock activity, I thought something was seriously wrong, I freaked out and posted tons of questions on HBT......
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-07-2006, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By sub1427
Bleed the pressure relase valve and pour a beer,...

Bleed the pressure relase valve and pour a beer, if its carbonated then just set your reg. down to 2-4 to get a nice steady flow of beer. If I'm having some people over ill just leave the regulator...
Forum: General Techniques 05-04-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By sub1427
First batch kegged and DELICIOUS

I just finished up kegging and force carbonating my first hoeggarden clone last night. Wow homebrewing is sweet. I gave some to my buddies and they all LOVED it, plus it packs a great punch, had a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,626
Posted By sub1427
Wow, Close to NC check this out

I know this isent the right board for this but no one will see it otherwise... if you are close to NC someone please jump on this offer... I think this is over 1000$ worth of brewing equipment for so...
Forum: General Techniques 04-24-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By sub1427
Crazy Question

I may get shunned from the brewing community for asking this but here it goes... Currently I have 3 batches going, 2 are in the 2ndary, one has been in the 2ndary for over 2 weeks now, zero airlock...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,501
Posted By sub1427
CO2 Fill Stations in CT?

Anyone in the CT area know of a place to fill my C02 tank... I know sports authority does Co2 paintball tanks but im sure the adaptors are different and that wont work, Any thoughts or places to go...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By sub1427
If im going to force carbonate tomorrow or...

If im going to force carbonate tomorrow or thursday, then I guess it wouldnt hurt to get the beer cold am I right? There is zero yeast activity now, no little bubbles that were once present so there...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2006, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By sub1427
Cold conditioning

My Belgain has been about two weeks in the 2ndary now, its looking really nice and tasting even better... Should I throw the carboy in the fridge for a few days while i wait for my kegs to come? Is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-17-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,415
Posted By sub1427
Cleaning Kegs?

How often should i fully break down my corni's and clean them, you know taking apart the valves etc... I should just be able to run some sanitizer though the system and be ok? Let me know....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-16-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By sub1427
Dave-M, Check the specific gravity, when that...

Dave-M, Check the specific gravity, when that stays the same for 2 days you can go ahead and rack to the secondary, relax and have a homebrew:mug:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-15-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By sub1427
Ale-Joe, where abouts in wilton? I'm right on the...

Ale-Joe, where abouts in wilton? I'm right on the boarder of westport and norwalk?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-15-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By sub1427
Dave-M, Thats the exact kit i ordered a week ago,...

Dave-M, Thats the exact kit i ordered a week ago, Very nice, thargrav is a great seller to work with, and can i just say kegging is freaking sweet. Enjoy the homebrew.:tank:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By sub1427
Priming sugar w/kegs?

Should I still use priming sugar if im going to keg my beer and force carbonate? Please let me know, my kegs are on there way :drunk:
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-12-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By sub1427
its a belgain white clone, although its looking...

its a belgain white clone, although its looking more amber right now i really dont see it turning a white/ hazy color, although it tastes delicious, i just think i stirred too much when i should have...
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