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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By kh54s10
I always siphon from primary to bottling bucket. ...

I always siphon from primary to bottling bucket. I feel that I have a lot more control over getting the most beer with the least sediment that way. I don't think you have that control if you used...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-16-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By kh54s10
Try a true SMaSH. Just the 2 row and the...

Try a true SMaSH. Just the 2 row and the Amarillo.

There are online calculators that will help you with amounts and hop addition timing.


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Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By kh54s10
As the others have said, if you disable the...

As the others have said, if you disable the freezer portion you may as well throw that insulated box in the trash.

Be very careful with the freezer portion, if you kink or pierce the cooling lines...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By kh54s10
I agree, almost a half ounce of priming sugar...

I agree, almost a half ounce of priming sugar will make a difference. Also in my experience every beer carbonates differently. Some will have carbonation quickly, others will take longer. In my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-16-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By kh54s10
You were a little high but probably not too high....

You were a little high but probably not too high. It is best to look at the range of the yeast's optimum temperature and stay in the mid to lower end of the range.

In my experience using NB kits...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By kh54s10
To be a little more specific; it depends somewhat...

To be a little more specific; it depends somewhat on the sanitizer that you use. Starsan, Iodaphor and some others are no rinse sanitizers. If you dry them the equipment is no longer being...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-16-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,029
Posted By kh54s10
I think I only hand cranked while setting up my...

I think I only hand cranked while setting up my corona mill and the first batch Maybe 12 pounds. I then got out the drill.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By kh54s10
Not sure here. It should have gone much lower...

Not sure here. It should have gone much lower than 1.040, even starting at 1.070

Without putting your ingredients into a calculator, 1.070 seems unlikely with what you listed.

I would...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-14-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 224
Posted By kh54s10
Points given already. You might have gas...

Points given already.

You might have gas escaping in other places than the airlock.
You had activity in a reasonable amount of time.
Your LHBS sold you more yeast than you needed.
105 is pretty...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-14-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By kh54s10
Ah, Yes! DUH! :o forgot about flavoring...

Ah, Yes! DUH! :o forgot about flavoring extracts.....

Then I would add it to the priming solution after boiling so that you don't have to do any extra stirring to mix it in.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-14-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By kh54s10
Cool and dry (dry being more important). ...

Cool and dry (dry being more important).

Buckets and Gamma Lids for bulk. Lock and Lock containers for specialty grains. Or Food Saver vacuum bags.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-14-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By kh54s10
I would read the directions again very carefully....

I would read the directions again very carefully. If the priming sugar alone is enough to prime,additional extract will over prime. (Possible bottle bombs)


I have never seen this.

If the two...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By kh54s10
Assuming you made a properly sized starter to...

Assuming you made a properly sized starter to begin with.

If the starter has not been shaken for a while, most of the yeast should be settled on the bottom. Pour the liquid off the top carefully. ...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-14-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,401
Posted By kh54s10
I think there is someone sleeping on a couch...

I think there is someone sleeping on a couch tonight and it isn't the one who plugged the crapper!!!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-13-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By kh54s10
It will probably be OK. Especially if you have...

It will probably be OK. Especially if you have fermentation, which should give you off gassing. That would keep any contaminants out.

Contaminants fall, they cannot navigate up the tube. The only...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-13-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By kh54s10
I built a 3 tier out of 2x4's and plywood. HLT...

I built a 3 tier out of 2x4's and plywood. HLT on a turkey fryer burner up top (water plumbed so no lifting). Next down is my mash tun, when drained the wet grains are not that heavy. This drains...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-13-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By kh54s10
Well, according to this...

Well, according to this calculator:http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator/

You should have used about 96 grams of dme.

2 weeks is on the short side for carbonation anyway. I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-12-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,057
Posted By kh54s10
So, since Pyrex may or may not be borosilicate...

So, since Pyrex may or may not be borosilicate glass I would treat this one like any other carboy. Handle it with extreme care... No thermal shocks etc.

In response to thicker glass and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By kh54s10
I have heard that some do. I do not with...

I have heard that some do.

I do not with bottles, with kegs I siphon the beer in carefully, put the co2 on and release some pressure to (hopefully) remove oxygen from the headspace. I have not...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By kh54s10
Some people think the corners of a rectangular...

Some people think the corners of a rectangular cooler might be hard to mix and maybe cooler than the center of the mash compared to a round cooler. Though there are plenty that use them without...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By kh54s10
For a first grader I would load up her favorite...

For a first grader I would load up her favorite movie instead!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-12-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By kh54s10
I guess it means you will have to find a...

I guess it means you will have to find a different angler (if there are any) or resort to a shorter handle.

I mounted my faucets at a comfortable height on my refrigerator door so that limits me...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 09-12-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By kh54s10
There are a couple of ways to sparge with BIAB. ...

There are a couple of ways to sparge with BIAB. You can mash at your 1.25 qts/gallon, then lift the grain bag above the pot (I use a collander) and rinse with ~170 degree water until you have your...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-12-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By kh54s10
I use a fermentation chamber that can hold 3...

I use a fermentation chamber that can hold 3 fermenters. Since I cannot ramp up an older brew with a newer one fermenting, I just control the most recent in the lower half of the recommended range...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-11-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By kh54s10
Yes, buckets and Gamma lids for bulk grain, lock...

Yes, buckets and Gamma lids for bulk grain, lock and lock food storage containers for specialty grains.

Food Saver vacuum system for hops storage in the freezer.

Small vials with yeast water...
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