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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-13-2013, 02:46 AM
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Posted By wags13
New kettle needed, along with advice.

I've been away from brewing for a few months, summer fun and fishing got in the way. Ready to start up again. Ended last spring with a new all grain system that has worked great, but I'm still using...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By wags13
Oh perfect, thanks folks. I'll pick one up today....

Oh perfect, thanks folks. I'll pick one up today. Bottling tonight!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By wags13
Sparging help.

Hello folks,

Alright, I'm 3 batches in to my all grain set up, so far I'm getting pretty terrible efficiency and I'm convinced its my spagring method. I have been using a very economical fly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By wags13
Racking question.

Hey folks,

Any tools or tips that will help me pull the clean beer off of the trub from the primary and/or secondary. I'm thinking there might be a tool that would hold the auto siphon at the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-26-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By wags13
Thanks everyone. Any suggestions on secondary...

Thanks everyone. Any suggestions on secondary fermentation temps?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-25-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By wags13
Saison odor question.

Hey guys, just racked a simple saison (1.072- 1.006, French saison wyeast, held at 75 up to 80) in to a secondary after two weeks in the primary. I'm getting a smokey odor from it. Any thoughts on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By wags13
Thanks everyone. Went with a 1/2 oz. orange peel...

Thanks everyone. Went with a 1/2 oz. orange peel addition at 10. Might add some to the secondary depending on how the first taste goes.

With an original of 1.072 and wyeast French Saison yeast,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By wags13
Saison question

Hey all, at what point in the boil should I add my dried bitter orange peel, to a Belgian saison? 5.5 gallon all grain batch with 1 oz each kent goldings and styrian goldings. 1/4 at 60, 1/4 at 30...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-20-2013, 09:50 PM
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Posted By wags13
Did this rusting occur after the first mash? I...

Did this rusting occur after the first mash? I just finished mine yesterday with the "SS" clamps (maybe mine will be Stainless all of the ay through, fingers crossed) and plan to try my first all...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-20-2013, 09:38 PM
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Views: 46,954
Posted By wags13
True Value has the 5/8 SS

Hey guys,

I was able to find the 5/8 SS washer at true value hardware as well, 85 cents a pop! I am not sure if they are a national chain but its worth a look. For a smaller hardware store their...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-09-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By wags13
Thanks everyone for the input. Extremely helpful....

Thanks everyone for the input. Extremely helpful. It sounds like it may be best to start with an all grain BIAB brew or two then go from there.

Again thanks and cheers..
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-08-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By wags13
Details please!

Question for those who are pushing for the cooler mash tun technique, or anyone who is interested in chiming in. I'd like to move to the next "step" without breaking the bank. I currently am working...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-08-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By wags13
I like it! Thanks!

I like it! Thanks!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-08-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By wags13
I like that idea. That's sort of what I'm...

I like that idea. That's sort of what I'm thinking at this point. Thanks for the input. I'm thinking some die hards are going to come out of the woodwork to convince me otherwise. We'll see.

Cheers
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-08-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By wags13
I guess the thread title doesn't speak to my...

I guess the thread title doesn't speak to my question. A more fitting title being.... Which all grain direction should I go?!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-08-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By wags13
To go all grain, or not?

So I have 10 or so extract only recipes under the belt. Ready for the next step. I have an 8 gallon kettle so I could easily go the biab route, I understand there are reasons to skip it and go right...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By wags13
Converting

I've done 10 or so extract brews ready for the next step. Can someone give me a list of items I'll need to get going to go all grain using an cylindrical cooler mash tun?

Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By wags13
Infection question

Hello people,

I bottled an arrogant bastard clone two weeks ago. When bottling I didn't boil the priming sugar. In looking at the bottled beer I am noticing an excessive amount of sediment, some...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-19-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By wags13
Dry hopping

Hey guys, I'm planing on brewing a fairly standard amber tomorrow, but wanted to give it a little something extra in terms of flavor. Thought I'd dryhop 1.5 ounce Amarillo. I'd like the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By wags13
Dry priming sugar

Hey guys,

Just bottled an arrogant bastard clone. I didn't boil the priming sugar because I have primed individual bottles in the past with dry sugar with no issues. In doing some research it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By wags13
Thanks. The instructions that came with an amber...

Thanks. The instructions that came with an amber ale that I got from these folks says to rack to a secondary in 3-5 days which seems crazy, is it?? I'm glad I'm getting the answers that I expected...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By wags13
It seems every time I talk to my guys at my local...

It seems every time I talk to my guys at my local supply shop they are always preaching racking to a secondary after FG is reached to prevent off flavors. It seems like they are the only ones that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By wags13
FG reached in 3 days.

Hey, so my strong ale reached it final gravity in 3 days. I'll take another reading tomorrow to see if there is any movement. The recipe and the guy at my local supply shop recommends no secondary...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By wags13
Thanks guys, I figured.

Thanks guys, I figured.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By wags13
Okay to add water to primary after pitching?

So I aerated into a 7.5 primary and the boil to mix with cold water then siphoned in to a 5 gallon glass. (Would have left it in the 7.5 but the airlock grommet cracked). After I siphoned into the 5...
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