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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-30-2012, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Rentachik
I have had this happen before. Turns out I...

I have had this happen before. Turns out I didn't have the lid on my fermenter on all the way and the CO2 was leaking out. Snapped the lid back on all the way and the air lock started bubbling. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Rentachik
I agree with above... I used 1.5 tsp of pumpkin...

I agree with above... I used 1.5 tsp of pumpkin pie spice.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-06-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,008
Posted By Rentachik
Me. 5'09" 145lbs. Was 205.... Then made a bet...

Me. 5'09" 145lbs. Was 205.... Then made a bet for lent that I could not give up soda. 60lbs later and I'm in much better shape.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-14-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 367,275
Posted By Rentachik
That is actually how I got this one... Upon...

That is actually how I got this one... Upon starting and stopping it made a thunk sound.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-09-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By Rentachik
I just leave the HLT on the stove and use a 1...

I just leave the HLT on the stove and use a 1 gallon pitcher to ladel the hot water on top of a tupperware lid floating about 1 inch above the top of the grain bed. I average about 75% eff. with...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-05-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Rentachik
I rock a 5 gal igloo. I've packed 14# in there. ...

I rock a 5 gal igloo. I've packed 14# in there. Real thick. About 1.080 is the highest OG I can get. If I need to brew higher than that I just make it up with extract. 1.080 to 1.012 is about 9.3...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-05-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 367,275
Posted By Rentachik
Finally got around to making one of my own tap...

Finally got around to making one of my own tap handles. Steering linkage from a GM truck. Drilled and tapped the end. Easy as pie,
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc213/rentachik/DSC00160s.jpg
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Rentachik
I have done wood in beer before. Didn't have any...

I have done wood in beer before. Didn't have any issues. I wouldn't worry about it. If there are any issues... Just brew again.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-21-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Rentachik
I've had a fementation chamber grow mold. Little...

I've had a fementation chamber grow mold. Little bleach and some scrubbing cleared it up. Also I've had a floatie or two. I scooped them out and drank the beer. No problems. It tasted great. We...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-15-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Rentachik
We had the LHBS crush one of the batches so we...

We had the LHBS crush one of the batches so we had a "reference" point so to speak. Then we just dialed the mill in untill we visually started crushing a little finer. We ran everything throught...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-15-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Rentachik
Crush it yourself = +15% efficiency

I know it has been hammered out on here before, but... I just scored a corona type mill from the web. Crushed my grain my self. I saw a 15% increase in efficiency without any other changes. Just...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-09-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Rentachik
I agree to that. I remember knocking out 4 brews...

I agree to that. I remember knocking out 4 brews in one saturday afternoon. Using mine and a buddy's equipment. Without a WC there is no way we'd have been able to do that.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Rentachik
Yes 1lb of Crystal 90L and .5lb Crystal 60L are...

Yes 1lb of Crystal 90L and .5lb Crystal 60L are fermentable, steeping them for 30 min @151 should do the trick.

Don't worry about the .003 gravity points. Differences in process equipment.... can...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By Rentachik
I have brewed this recipe several times. I has...

I have brewed this recipe several times. I has turned out really well. I use all pellet. If the hops you are using have a higher/lower percentage than the alpha acid percentage in the recipe...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,403
Posted By Rentachik
Lighter... It should be. Risk of infection, I...

Lighter... It should be. Risk of infection, I have not had.

I hate watching star wars and surfing on the internet.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By Rentachik
Yes to the first option.

Yes to the first option.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By Rentachik
Na... Just use a SG correction calculator online...

Na... Just use a SG correction calculator online to correct for temp difference.

This will work -- Just make sure you set the proper calibration.
http://widcombehomebrew.com/alcocalc.php
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Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,460
Posted By Rentachik
Perfect brewing is my LHBS. Great place. Good...

Perfect brewing is my LHBS. Great place. Good group of guys. I picked this up as a kit for about $30ish. I for oxygen I use Bernzomatic oxygen bottles. Cheap and last quite a while.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,460
Posted By Rentachik
I bought this: ...

I bought this:
http://www.perfectbrewingsupply.com/products/Aeration-System-w%7B47%7Do-Pump.html
and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By Rentachik
+1 I have a rye beer that I though finished...

+1

I have a rye beer that I though finished up fermenting after about 4 days or so. (Bubbles stopped for a day or so) Hyrdometer said it was at 1.015. I let it sit for a few more days the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-24-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,028
Posted By Rentachik
Wrost part of the whole situation... I'm not...

Wrost part of the whole situation... I'm not catholic. I started giving up stuff for lent and dropped 60lbs, can run for miles now and this year.... I'm lowering my alcohol tolerance. Can't be all...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-24-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,028
Posted By Rentachik
Lent = No beer/alcohol

So I know there are a few Yahoos on here that gave up beer/alcohol for lent. I am regretting this decision.... I also gave up fast food too. So, no fast food and no beer makes for one grumpy dude. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-21-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By Rentachik
Lets see what you guys thing about these changes....

Lets see what you guys thing about these changes. I have had really good luck with tossing in a pound of sugar to dry the beer out. I don't really know why it works. I heard the guy at LHBS...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By Rentachik
CDA -- Cascadian Dark Ale recipe

Thinking about brewing a CDA. I have not tried to brew one in the past. This is the recipe that I came up with.

BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: CDA
Brewer:
Asst...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,037
Posted By Rentachik
Download Beersmith. Measure the fermented wort...

Download Beersmith. Measure the fermented wort with a hydrometer and a refractometer. Punch in the numbers under the refractometer tool and it'll calculate the OG and the ABV. Easy as pie

Brad
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