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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-31-2010, 12:13 AM
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Posted By MaxPower49
Bump... Anyone know if there is a difference...

Bump... Anyone know if there is a difference between the Cooper's carbonation drops and the Munton's tabs.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,374
Posted By MaxPower49
Thanks for the input guys. Are there different...

Thanks for the input guys. Are there different types of carbonation drops? I bough some of these at my LHBS. I tried putting one drop in a bottle and IMMEDIATELY started fizzing over... Made a huge...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By MaxPower49
Flat Beer... help me fix it

OK, here is what happened... I’m fairly new at homebrewing. The last two batches I made (all from*alternative beverage (http://ebrew.com/)) have called for 1 cup of priming sugar right before...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By MaxPower49
ruh roh. really? i've never heard that.

ruh roh. really? i've never heard that.
Forum: General Techniques 01-05-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,150
Posted By MaxPower49
That sounds a lot different than mine... it is...

That sounds a lot different than mine... it is very thick and milky. I had a hard time squeezing it out the tiny little dropper.
Forum: General Techniques 01-04-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,150
Posted By MaxPower49
Sorry to dig up an old thread here, but I have a...

Sorry to dig up an old thread here, but I have a related question... I'm also trying to figure out exactly how much of this stuff to use.

The only thing it says on the tiny bottle I got from my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,856
Posted By MaxPower49
Does it hurt anything if a lot of the trub and...

Does it hurt anything if a lot of the trub and hop sludge from the boil make it into the primary fermenter? I just finished my first full boil and I had a hell of a time getting the wort into the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By MaxPower49
My yeast is the White Labs (1 tube) California...

My yeast is the White Labs (1 tube) California Ale Yeast WLP001.

Unless someone suggests otherwise, I will just do the full boil... add all extract in the beginning, and only use about 70% of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By MaxPower49
thanks whoneedsabeer. I think I can eyeball the...

thanks whoneedsabeer. I think I can eyeball the 1/2 oz packets close enough down to 0.3 oz. My only concern is your recipe results in 6.4%ABV where my recipe specifies 8.8%. Guss at this this point...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 05:42 AM
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Posted By MaxPower49
thanks whoneedsabeer, so if this was your beer......

thanks whoneedsabeer, so if this was your beer... would you reduce the hop additions a bit for a full boil? I'm trying to get as close as possible to the Dogfish Head I am cloning.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By MaxPower49
They don't say... the instructions are pretty...

They don't say... the instructions are pretty vague. I was planning to start with about 6.5 gallons and boil down to about 5 over 90 minutes. I just don't want to do anything to screw up this kit as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By MaxPower49
Yeah, I know... it doesn't seem to have an impact...

Yeah, I know... it doesn't seem to have an impact on the taste at all. You can just tell the bubbles are much larger in my homebrews than commercial beers. Not a big deal... just curious.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By MaxPower49
oops... are these the numbers you need? ...

oops... are these the numbers you need?

columbus pellet - 14.2 alpha
chinook pellet - 11.4 alpha
cascade plug - 8.7 alpha
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,957
Posted By MaxPower49
Thanks guys, good info. Is there anything I could...

Thanks guys, good info. Is there anything I could be doing that would make the individual carbonation bubbles larger than they should be?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By MaxPower49
Hop additions are as follows... all at 10 minute...

Hop additions are as follows... all at 10 minute intervals.

1) 1/2 oz. chinook
2) 1/2 oz. columbus
3) 1/2 oz. cascade
4) 1/2 oz. chinook
5) 1/2 oz. columbus
6) 1/2 oz. cascade
7) 1/2 oz....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By MaxPower49
Carbonation - large bubbles

I've made 5 batches now (extract kits). The carbonation came out pretty nice on the first 2, but my last 3 seem over carbonated to me. Not only that, but the bubbles in the head seem larger than they...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By MaxPower49
First full boil - reduce amount of hops?

OK, got a turkey fryer for Christmas and I'm attempting my first full boil tomorrow (5 gallon). Here is the kit I am brewing:
http://ebrew.com/amber_ales/90_minute_double_pale_ale.htm

It says...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-31-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By MaxPower49
Checked 2 Home Depot's in Charlotte... neither...

Checked 2 Home Depot's in Charlotte... neither had kettles.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-29-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By MaxPower49
I'd love to get one of these for $31.. guess I'll...

I'd love to get one of these for $31.. guess I'll have to drive around and check my local stores tomorrow. For those that got one... did they have a bunch on the shelves when you got yours?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-29-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By MaxPower49
Is there any way to check which stores have these...

Is there any way to check which stores have these in stock online?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By MaxPower49
I have the same question... anyone know? I'm...

I have the same question... anyone know? I'm looking at getting the 3066A now, just to move my brewing operation outside. At some point in the future I will be moving to all grain and I want to make...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By MaxPower49
Any deals on turkey fryers?

I've been on the lookout for a turkey fryer to move my brewing operation outdoors. I was hoping there might be some good deals on these after thanksgiving but I haven't found any yet. Anyone seen any...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-22-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,304
Posted By MaxPower49
Wow, that seems cheap. Anyone used this one?

Wow, that seems cheap. Anyone used this one?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-20-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,717
Posted By MaxPower49
Great information... thanks guys! Doesn't seem...

Great information... thanks guys! Doesn't seem like this is going to cost too much... those thermostat controls for the freezer are more expensive than I was expecting though.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-19-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,717
Posted By MaxPower49
Good info, thanks. I think this is a really...

Good info, thanks.

I think this is a really stupid question, but if i were to keep say 3 kegs in the freezer... do i need three separate CO2 tanks? Do the tanks always have to stay hooked up to...
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