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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-09-2011, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Eves
4 square feet is surprisingly difficult to find....

4 square feet is surprisingly difficult to find. Well...I mean of course there are spots where I could put it. But the wife wont agree to those spots. Seems decor matters more to her than to me.

I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2011, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Eves
We have a fridge our garage right now. When it is...

We have a fridge our garage right now. When it is cold out it does not run. It isn't a problem when it is really cold out. But when it is ~40 it won't....and stuff begins to warm up. The freezer...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2011, 03:09 AM
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Posted By Eves
Hmmm...outside? I do have a 3-season porch. I...

Hmmm...outside? I do have a 3-season porch. I suppose a kegerator could go there but then I'd have to worry about the fridge not running when its too cold. Don't get me wrong here. Obviously when its...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2011, 02:54 AM
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Posted By Eves
Modifying a mini-fridge is fine and all. But I...

Modifying a mini-fridge is fine and all. But I seriously wouldn't know where to put it. I mean there is always that bathroom shower...but it just seems wrong when I picture myself going to the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Eves
Interesting....This is exactly why I asked...

Interesting....This is exactly why I asked instead of just assuming (we all know what it means to assume). Bummer....


I mean I am pretty sure I could angle the kegs some and therefore get more...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Eves
Tired of bottling....quick question about kegs

So I brewed my first beer in well over a year and its been sitting in the fermenter for ~5 weeks and it dawned on me....I don't want to bottle any more. So I am trying to figure out where to put a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-31-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Eves
Update: So I finally found a LHBS that was...

Update:

So I finally found a LHBS that was actually on my way home (Romeoville, IL Brew and Grow...was open only a month last time I brewed), picked up some new dry yeast, pitched it the moment I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-24-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Eves
Hmmm....so its nearing 72 hours and absolutely no...

Hmmm....so its nearing 72 hours and absolutely no activity at all (no bubbles and nothing on the top of the wort). Do I just re-pitch with newer yeast (will buy some today)? Or is all hope lost?
...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-23-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Eves
75F was the temp of the wort when I pitched. It...

75F was the temp of the wort when I pitched. It was nottingham dry yeast. I followed the starter instructions on the pack: 100F water for 15 minutes. By the time I pitched the yeast & water had...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-23-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Eves
Been 15 months....now I remember why I hated the 1st 72 hours

Haven't brewed in ~15 months. I had 3 different kits sitting around (8-9 months old) and finally decided I had the time to make a batch. Old LME + old grains + old dry yeast + cold house + plus no...
Forum: Mead 01-22-2011, 03:40 AM
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Posted By Eves
Yes it can. I believe many have done it. Its just...

Yes it can. I believe many have done it. Its just surprising to end up with it carbonated when you didn't plan on it
Forum: Mead 01-21-2011, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Eves
I bottled a batch in wine bottles with a...

I bottled a batch in wine bottles with a cork...weeks/months later it poured as if carbonated. So to be on the safe side next time I will be bottling in beer bottles.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-21-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Eves
Just so I am clear.... You're just replacing the...

Just so I am clear.... You're just replacing the orange from the ancient recipe with blueberries at the same time you would have added the orange?
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-13-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Eves
8 month old LME?

I wont go into details but basically its been 13 months since I last brewed beer and I have 8 month old LME + specialty grains. Well....I think I might be able to start brewing again. I hate the idea...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-18-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Eves
I am curious what will happen after harvest. I...

I am curious what will happen after harvest. I mean what do you do with the rhizomes? And then there is the whole thing about the roots of hops being hardy and potentially large (after a few...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-16-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Eves
Update: While I'd like to blame the lack of...

Update:

While I'd like to blame the lack of sun all week long plus cold temps (supposed to get frost this weekend) I think my rhizomes have given up the fight after my poor handling of them. The...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-15-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Eves
I must agree. I foolishly dug around for mine and...

I must agree. I foolishly dug around for mine and I am pretty sure I killed one of my 3 rhizomes...maybe 2 of the 3. Just be patient.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-10-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Eves
Update: Its been about 3-4 days since I let...

Update:

Its been about 3-4 days since I let my impatience get the better of me and when I went out for some light watering today and found:

Cascade, the one I thought was dry at planting time...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-09-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Eves
I know what you mean. I was jealous of all the...

I know what you mean. I was jealous of all the people with bines several feet high before I could even get mine into the dirt due to weather.


For what its worth I am hopeful at least 2 of my 3...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-09-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Eves
I wish I had patience

I pre-ordered my rhizomes (cascade, centenial, and williamette) and received the them about 6 weeks ago. The day the shipment showed up I was headed out of town. So I put a damp paper towel in their...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-30-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By Eves
Is Irish Moss worth using?

I've been content with my semi-cloudy home brew. However, I've been thinking about it and wondering if perhaps I'd enjoy my beer a bit more if it were clearer. So I was wondering...

Does Irish...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-27-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By Eves
I like your setup. Maybe someday I'll engineer...

I like your setup. Maybe someday I'll engineer something that grand for my hops. Best of luck to you and your hops!
Forum: Hops Growing 04-26-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,842
Posted By Eves
You're correct. However, that area is covered...

You're correct. However, that area is covered with sheet metal. Though someone has mentioned that I could drill into it and just seal it with some caulk...which sounds reasonable. Right now this...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-26-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,842
Posted By Eves
I am not quite sure how a j-hook is to attach to...

I am not quite sure how a j-hook is to attach to a gutter. However, I am concerned about relying on the gutter. I spent a fortune having the gutter guard system installed when the gutters were...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Eves
Yeah, I think all grain brewing is where its best...

Yeah, I think all grain brewing is where its best to avoid distilled water. I think its the conversion of the grains that requires more than just distilled water. Extract brewing shouldn't have the...
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