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Forum: General Techniques 08-19-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By chachi
Two-Step (read some now, some later) all grain brewing

So, between the 9 month old and work, I can't seem to find much time to brew these days. I did manage to brew up a bohemian style lager (which I kegged tonight) and it got me motivated to try and...
Forum: General Techniques 02-18-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By chachi
updated link to the article...

updated link to the article (http://byo.com/component/resource/article/1657-when-you-want-to-double-the-batch-size-of-a-recipe-do-you-just-double-all-the-ingredients-also)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,480
Posted By chachi
This whole thing is funny and interesting. My...

This whole thing is funny and interesting. My LHBS has a lot in the store and their supplier has told them they have a 6 mo supply of all sizes. The funny part is, I have never heard of machinery...
Forum: General Techniques 07-02-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By chachi
I usually have lag from some WL tubes....this...

I usually have lag from some WL tubes....this strain lagged when I first pitched it. I just re-pitched it from a primary fermentation and it went off without a hitch. But, the first pitch from the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,467
Posted By chachi
I wonder what they would sell one of those for....

I wonder what they would sell one of those for. That thing is pure genius!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-02-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By chachi
That is crazy. At least you wore the proper...

That is crazy. At least you wore the proper protection.
Forum: English Pale Ale 07-02-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,145
Posted By chachi
Just brewed this one. OG 1.040, but I was amazed...

Just brewed this one. OG 1.040, but I was amazed at how dark it was. I am pretty excited to taste this. Thanks for the recipe.
Forum: General Techniques 07-02-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By chachi
aww, I said screw it. Just finished. Not bad 4...

aww, I said screw it. Just finished. Not bad 4 hours start to cleaned up.
Forum: General Techniques 07-02-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By chachi
wouldn't that boil off?

wouldn't that boil off?
Forum: General Techniques 07-01-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By chachi
Day 1 Mash - Day 2 Boil?

I am confident this has been asked/discussed before. I have some grains that I prepared for mashing two days ago and I was planning on mashing them tonight after work, then doing the boil tomorrow...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,192
Posted By chachi
yeah, I would be interested to hear about using...

yeah, I would be interested to hear about using something aside from the $5/lb dark candy I used...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-30-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,192
Posted By chachi
I like it. Everyone needs 20 kegs. If we all get...

I like it. Everyone needs 20 kegs. If we all get 20 kegs then it will be "standard". If it is standard then it is ok to buy.:mug:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-30-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,192
Posted By chachi
Yeah, I think someone reference that recipe in...

Yeah, I think someone reference that recipe in that thread. It is quite a bit darker than I anticipated, but I could not stop sticking my finger in the bucket during sparging. I am going to do a few...
Forum: General Techniques 06-30-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By chachi
Congrats. Now you need to update your sig. :) ...

Congrats. Now you need to update your sig. :)

By the time I make it back inside the house, SWMBO is usually taking a nap. :)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-30-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,192
Posted By chachi
Anyone Brew This Chimay Blue?

Anyone brewed this Chimay Blue recipe (http://hbd.org/discus/messages/20001/25376.html) before? I just brewed it yesterday and was curious if anyone here has made it in the past.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By chachi
You might like to try their (morebeer's) Columbus...

You might like to try their (morebeer's) Columbus IPA kit....always a crowd pleaser. Mix between a Steam Beer and an IPA. Tasty.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-28-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By chachi
You want the grain bed to get up to 170+. I...

You want the grain bed to get up to 170+. I sparge with 180 to 185 degree water like in Bobby's tutorial (http://www.suebob.com/brew/allgrain.htm).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By chachi
Yeah, open a bottle and see if it goes pop. ;) ...

Yeah, open a bottle and see if it goes pop. ;)

They will carbonate fine. Go brew another batch and get your mind off of the bottles.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,480
Posted By chachi
Is this for real? The two shops I have been in...

Is this for real? The two shops I have been in here are still selling them for just under $20. I guess I will have to ask the guys in my LHBS next time I am in there.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-28-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By chachi
Depends on what you "need" to do. If you are...

Depends on what you "need" to do. If you are force carbing so that you can drink it in a couple of days, you will need multiple regulators I think. If you just want to force carb while you are...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By chachi
1. Yes, unless there is dried cement inside of...

1. Yes, unless there is dried cement inside of it.
2. No, you can store it on your roof if you want.
3. CO2 tank, regulator (limit line pressure to keg(s), manifold (if you want to run more than...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-28-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By chachi
That is almost like forgetting to pack a belt...

That is almost like forgetting to pack a belt when traveling for a wedding. I hate that!
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-28-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By chachi
Nice. 10 gallons is a lot of beer, but I am sure...

Nice. 10 gallons is a lot of beer, but I am sure it did not take you any longer to brew that than it does to brew 5. I have been trying to pick up a keg for a keggle, but there are too many damn...
Forum: General Techniques 06-23-2008, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By chachi
well, I am not sure he could have stood up off...

well, I am not sure he could have stood up off his a$$ as he probably tips the scales at around 400+. He was the subject of discussion in another thread a week or two ago and I was in the...
Forum: General Techniques 06-22-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By chachi
Hops and Grain Bags

Does anyone use grain bags to boil their pellet hops in? I have been doing it for a while, but an owner of a different HBS just told me "nobody boils hops in grain bags."

He claimed that...
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