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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By RippinLt
Can I add sugar to boost ABV

I have an American Amber ingredient kit from brewers best. Could I simply add some corn sugar to the end of the boil to get some added fermentables?
Forum: For Sale 07-10-2011, 10:13 PM
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Views: 424
Posted By RippinLt
Full homebrew kit on craigs Philly

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/hsh/2487264290.html
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By RippinLt
Bubblerfest

16 days of active fermentation and still kicking! My last couple batches only bubbled for 7 days and then a few more days of fermentation without showing physical signs. If you're curious heres my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By RippinLt
The reason I still take readings with extract is...

The reason I still take readings with extract is because I do not have a recipe to follow so I am still interested in the OG. Fermentation has violently started after 14 hours which is my quickest...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By RippinLt
5 gallon yield. Perhaps I did not mix well...

5 gallon yield. Perhaps I did not mix well enough. I did pull from the top of the fermentor for my test. Either way I pitched and cranked on the lid. No signs of fermentation yet but I never seem to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By RippinLt
Should my gravity be this low? recipe inside

4 lbs extra light dme
1 lb rice syrup solids
1 lb corn sugar

Hops:
1/2 oz cascade flavoring
1 oz cascade aroma
1/2 oz continental bittering

Steeping Grain:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By RippinLt
cold crash question!

So after my brew has fermented for 3 weeks I want to crash it and then bottle. Is it ok to cool it that severely and then add sugar and put it into the bottle, then cap?
OR
Do you cold crash, then...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By RippinLt
it is definitely carb levels, I only had this in...

it is definitely carb levels, I only had this in a bottle for a 13 days before I cracked it. Its a brewers best american cream ale kit. Im pretty excited to see the results bottle conditioning has on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By RippinLt
american cream ale tastes watered down

I was right where I needed to be hydro-wise according to the recipe... I expected to make a bmc but with some more flavor. Instead it tastes like watered down bmc. Darn...Its a really really really...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By RippinLt
not just carbonation affects but taste as well!!

not just carbonation affects but taste as well!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By RippinLt
isnt it a great feeling? I like to go in my brew...

isnt it a great feeling? I like to go in my brew closet and just watch the airlock bubble for a few minutes. Its a stress reliever for sure.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,975
Posted By RippinLt
put a video camera on it and record all night....

put a video camera on it and record all night. then watch.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By RippinLt
If its cold for too long, dont quote me, but wont...

If its cold for too long, dont quote me, but wont it for a cake on the bottom and you'd have to shake up for it to continue to work. The yeast dont die, they go dormant and you need to get it up to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By RippinLt
never had it..free bump tho!

never had it..free bump tho!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By RippinLt
fermentation starting in 1 hour vs 36 hours

1/3 of the threads on here are related to fermentation and how afraid everyone is that their wort isn't fermenting. Some show signs of fermentation within hours, others take days. Just because you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,975
Posted By RippinLt
I can vouch. There was absolutely no activity in...

I can vouch. There was absolutely no activity in the airlock on my american blonde ale. I took a hydro measurement and in fact there was activity. Before posting bc of airlock issues, take a test!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,271
Posted By RippinLt
I want to take an extract kit designed for an...

I want to take an extract kit designed for an american pale ale but pitch lager yeast and load it up in my fridge at 50 degrees for the winter. Has anyone done this? Am I missing a key piece of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-10-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,271
Posted By RippinLt
Can you use lager and ale yeast on the same recipe

I dont mean together. I mean can you take a recipe that you normally use ale yeast with and replace it with a lager?

What are the results?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-08-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 27,299
Posted By RippinLt
so howd it taste?

so howd it taste?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-07-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By RippinLt
all we really need to do is exchange emails at...

all we really need to do is exchange emails at first... not to play tricks on the moderators but at least it wouldnt be affiliated with this site.. unless they dont recommend it :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-06-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By RippinLt
my home is in Philly but my current location is...

my home is in Philly but my current location is canada. Im home for the holidays maybe i will look further into sending out some brew!! To take it even further id like to try other brewers stuff too!...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-06-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By RippinLt
i wish someone could taste my 1st brew :/

Everyone around here loves to sample it but they just drink it because its beer; who doesn't like free beer?

I wish I could mail one of my bottles to an experienced member on here for an opinion...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By RippinLt
tastes like a trip to the toilet

tastes like a trip to the toilet
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By RippinLt
i think there are other ways that are much safer....

i think there are other ways that are much safer. I stick with the approach mentioned above. I fill a big plastic bin with ice water. Its a bin mostly used for holding kegs during outdoor parties but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-31-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,970
Posted By RippinLt
its definitely a yeast situation. I had to try my...

its definitely a yeast situation. I had to try my beer, i couldnt take it any longer. It only conditioned for 12 days :) and im 20 so i dont think its a problem with my digestive system. Again,...
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