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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-27-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By fasttimes
Just tested with my hydrometer and after temp...

Just tested with my hydrometer and after temp correction I'm only at 1.034, 1.032 before temp correction. My OG was 1.056.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By fasttimes
I guess I should verify that my thermometers are...

I guess I should verify that my thermometers are working correctly. As for this batch of Sweet Stout, should I bother adding another packet of yeast to it and try to save the batch?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By fasttimes
I am using a refractometer for my readings. I...

I am using a refractometer for my readings. I wasn't aware I needed to correct them. I just assumed they are reading the beer's alcohol based on amount of light passing through.

I do re-hydrate...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By fasttimes
Streak of bad luck with reaching FG, can this beer be salvaged?

I'm having a heck of a time lately with my last 3 beers getting to my FG and I'm trying to find out the source of the issue. I've recently switched to using dry yeast, and also have been doubling up...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-01-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By fasttimes
How to get my Hefeweizen in bottles to haze up?

When I bottle my Hefeweizen and attempt to pour 3/4 of the bottle, swirl bottle and then pour rest to get that nice haze it just ends up swirling up chunks of yeast into the beer and really looks...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-03-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By fasttimes
Think I got it solved. There were two issues, one...

Think I got it solved. There were two issues, one I had the gasket for the lid upside down and two the blow-off tube was leaking around where it connected to the conical. The soapy water helped with...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By fasttimes
Stainless Conical question about fermentation...

A buddy of mine gave me his 7-gal More Beer chilling conical since he moved up to larger batches. I have been keeping it in the garage and doing my usual way of brewing since that was what I was...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-10-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,424
Posted By fasttimes
I eneded up using Marine 5200. It's still curing...

I eneded up using Marine 5200. It's still curing but looks ok. After it dries I may see about adding a thin foam gasket to line the inside at the top.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,424
Posted By fasttimes
I already have the cooler and have cut the hole...

I already have the cooler and have cut the hole in the lid. I'm just looking for any suggestions to clean up and seal the exposed foam in the hole.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-06-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,424
Posted By fasttimes
Making a rolling keg cooler for tail gating games...

I'm in the process of making a rolling keg-cooler out of this:
igloo ice cube 70-qt (http://www.target.com/p/igloo-ice-cube-maxcold-70-qt-roller-cooler/-/A-10281497).

I've seen it done before,...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-16-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By fasttimes
Looking for store bought metal carts, shelves, etc for brew stand, any rec?

The other day I was at my local BJ's and there was a metal cart for sale, $40, had two shelves, that folded up and with a little tinkering looked like I could make it into a moveable brew stand. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-29-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By fasttimes
Did I do my diacetyl rest too hot?

It's my first time doing a lager, and I'm actually doing two at the same time. An Oktoberfest and a Maibock. I had read to do a diacetyl rest before lagering so I brought up the temps to what I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By fasttimes
Thanks Brewski, I'll ask if they have them. They...

Thanks Brewski, I'll ask if they have them. They did say I had to remove all food so I hope they carry them.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By fasttimes
A termite and beer delima....

I've got an issue brewing involving bugs and beers. I recently brewed my first lagers ever, an Oktoberfest and a Maibock. I brewed them back to back and as of a couple of days ago I just started a...
Forum: General Techniques 04-12-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By fasttimes
Why are wheat beers the preferred fruit base?

I'm just curious why it seems that wheat beers are the preferred base beer when making a fruit beer? I'm thinking of making a watermelon beer, leaning towards the wheat, but that's just because of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-01-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 993
Posted By fasttimes
Hazelnut extract brands..

I'm making a chocolate hazelnut stout and had intended to order the extract from morebeer but they are on backorder. Does anyone have any recommendations for a particular brand hazelnut extract that...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-29-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,572
Posted By fasttimes
The beer was never close to what Hobgoblin should...

The beer was never close to what Hobgoblin should be like, much lighter in color. It was an "ok" tasting beer, but no Hobgoblin clone.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-23-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 153,885
Posted By fasttimes
I've been using some of these mixing sticks for a...

I've been using some of these mixing sticks for a while now. And although they definitley slow down the pour it seems to me that they may be knocking out the gas from the beer as it flows over the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-13-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,157
Posted By fasttimes
How to add a circulating PC fan to my kegerator?

I've got a Haier Kegerator that I have 3 kegs in. I'm starting to see a lot of ice buildup and I'm scared I'm about to find a frozen keg any day now. I've seen some posters talk about adding a PC fan...
Forum: General Techniques 04-01-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By fasttimes
Chocolate vanilla stout additions question...

I've got a chocolate stout that I brewed just about 3 weeks ago sitting in the primary. I added some Ghirardelli baking powder to the last 5 min of the boil and I'm assuming it's now settled down...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-02-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,572
Posted By fasttimes
Well, jsut about 7 weeks after brew date I had my...

Well, jsut about 7 weeks after brew date I had my first taste last night of the AHS Hobgoblin clone and I'm not too crazy about it. The beer is still green, so I'll give it that. But the color is no...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By fasttimes
Will there be any ill effects from having a beer...

Will there be any ill effects from having a beer chilled and then allowed to warm up to room temps?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By fasttimes
So, my beer is green and in the kegerator, should I...

....let it sit at serving temps, 40, or kick up the temp in the kegerator more to facilitate conditioning? This is the only beer in the kegerator right now, so it won't affect any other beers.
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Forum: Extract Brewing 01-26-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,783
Posted By fasttimes
The very first kit I did seems to be the best so...

The very first kit I did seems to be the best so far, the Northern Brewer Caribou Slobber. It's an American Brown Ale with a very hoppy profile. There is 3 1-oz hop additions. Good stuff.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-20-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By fasttimes
I agree it's crazy expensive. It's more of a...

I agree it's crazy expensive. It's more of a novelty thing, something to bring out at a party and share type of deal.
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