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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By loopmd
I used cheese cloth and made a "hop ball" the...

I used cheese cloth and made a "hop ball" the first time. It works fine in a carboy going in....the hop ball swelled up after I put it in that it almost didn't come out! Lesson learned....just toss...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-07-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
Posted By loopmd
Just transfer to your secondary. You did no harm...

Just transfer to your secondary. You did no harm in "cold crashing". Get it off the trub and yeast cake, let it mellow a few weeks and you can always cold crash it later if you want to.

Loop
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,955
Posted By loopmd
Blow off tubes are used for numerous reasons. ...

Blow off tubes are used for numerous reasons. Not enough head space in bucket, very active aggressive fermentation are a couple. I for one always use a blow off tube. The first "explosion" you...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-05-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By loopmd
Lol...ya yoop, it still pained me to dump it. I...

Lol...ya yoop, it still pained me to dump it. I didn't go into detail 2 years ago, but that is exactly what happened...I went inside for a few minutes and came back out to find a HUGE...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-05-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By loopmd
Undrinkable. Just too scorched. I let it sit...

Undrinkable. Just too scorched. I let it sit for about a year in bottles to "smooth out". Too smoky for my liking.


Loop
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-16-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By loopmd
I've left hops in a cheesecloth ball like you...

I've left hops in a cheesecloth ball like you describe in the secondary for months and never have experienced "grassy tones". I have always used pellet hops though and not whole hops. You should...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-16-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By loopmd
Why not just leave it in the secondary until you...

Why not just leave it in the secondary until you are ready to bottle?

Loop
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,713
Posted By loopmd
The longer you leave it in a secondary, the more...

The longer you leave it in a secondary, the more it will clear up. Most kits will never be as clear as commercial beer, but don't be afraid of cloudy beer. It will be just fine.

Loop
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By loopmd
At 4 bucks for a bottle of 4 oz's. I would buy a...

At 4 bucks for a bottle of 4 oz's. I would buy a new bottle and add it all to the keg.

loop
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By loopmd
to quote the info in the link above..... "stir...

to quote the info in the link above..... "stir well, but gently"


loop
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By loopmd
You should be good to go into a secondary with it...

You should be good to go into a secondary with it being 10 days and the krausen sinking to the bottom. The cloudiness won't affect your reading on the hydrometer that much. The smell of the "bear"...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By loopmd
Shouldn't be a problem. ...

Shouldn't be a problem. http://www.homebrewit.com/aisle/p/3510

This link says you can add the bottle of flavoring anytime in the keg, up to serving.

Loop
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By loopmd
Most ale yeasts have an optimum fermentation...

Most ale yeasts have an optimum fermentation temperature of 68 to 73 degrees. You will need to take your fermentor out of the water and get it to heat up to that range.

Typically the fermentor...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By loopmd
Do you mean adding it to the glass of beer after...

Do you mean adding it to the glass of beer after you pour it out of the carb'd bottle?
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-11-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,353
Posted By loopmd
Austin Homebrew's Lawnmower Ale is my suggestion.

Austin Homebrew's Lawnmower Ale is my suggestion.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By loopmd
You guys are cracking me up here. I have been...

You guys are cracking me up here. I have been using bagged ice for 10 years to crash cool my wort. Never had an infection. You are not gambling by doing this. As far as bacteria and fecal matter,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By loopmd
Do like the rest of us do. Drink it. ...

Do like the rest of us do. Drink it.


Loop
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-25-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By loopmd
You talking about these? ...

You talking about these?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f41/homebrew-glasses-sale-i-think-4241/
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-21-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By loopmd
I'd transfer to the secondary, take a sample and...

I'd transfer to the secondary, take a sample and add the raspberries.
You should be good to go.


Loop
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-21-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,592
Posted By loopmd
*****************.com/library/sam-adams-boston-lag...

*****************.com/library/sam-adams-boston-lager-clone-brew-recipe-all-grain.htm

I used the recipe on this site for my extract clone and they have an all grain version as well. I like my...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 04-21-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,525
Posted By loopmd
Smoke Trout. Flake meat off bones into a...

Smoke Trout.
Flake meat off bones into a bowl.
Mix with bread crumbs and egg.
Make into patties.
Fry in frying pan with butter.
Place on bun and eat until you're stuffed.
Mmmm...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-12-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By loopmd
Yup, or you could siphon a smidge out since i'm...

Yup, or you could siphon a smidge out since i'm picturing zero space between the top of the fermenting wine and the bottom of your bung. (that doesn't sound right...lol) The yeast are already at work...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-12-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By loopmd
Is there any activity in the airlock? Bubbles? ...

Is there any activity in the airlock? Bubbles?

loop
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By loopmd
I stir VERY gently after each time. Loop

I stir VERY gently after each time.

Loop
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By loopmd
I'd pretty much call that one of the nuances of...

I'd pretty much call that one of the nuances of wheat beers. My wife won't drink it for this reason, so I tell her to drink it in something other then a clear glass. :-)

Loop
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