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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-07-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By BeerBalls
Agreed - I have dry hopped half a dozen batches...

Agreed - I have dry hopped half a dozen batches and thrown the hop pellets right in and have never had an infected batch.
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-10-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,070
Posted By BeerBalls
I love this beer and I can't wait until its...

I love this beer and I can't wait until its release again this year. I just ordered ingredients to make a clone - looking forward to sipping on it during football season... It makes the end of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-21-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By BeerBalls
Bump^ - still searching. Brewed Northern...

Bump^ - still searching. Brewed Northern Brewer's Black IPA this weekend. Anxious to see if it's anything like Yakima Glory/Twilight.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By BeerBalls
I agree about the bubbles - I should've added...

I agree about the bubbles - I should've added that a nice krauzen had formed after about 24 hours and fermentation was clearly happening for at least three days prior to the blowoff. I suppose yeast...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By BeerBalls
Weird Fermentation

I brewed a black IPA last Sunday using a 2L yeast starter, which is what I usually pitch (I tend to brew big beers). Typically I get a vigorous fermentation with very short lag time and I usually...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By BeerBalls
Based on your description of what you like to...

Based on your description of what you like to drink, I would suggest a dunkelweizen - you'll get some of those nice malt flavors you like in porters, combined with the spicy fruity flavors that you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By BeerBalls
From what I read, the most important thing to...

From what I read, the most important thing to look for in any extract is freshness. I'm sure lots of extract brewers have their brand preference, but if you ask your supplier how quickly he turns...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-29-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,599
Posted By BeerBalls
I'm from New Jersey. If you say you need Camden...

I'm from New Jersey. If you say you need Camden Tabs in NJ, someone is likely to try to sell you crack. However, if you're talking about Campden Tabs, that's a different story...

Oh, and other...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 09-29-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By BeerBalls
I just had this beer for the first time last...

I just had this beer for the first time last night - funny coincidence. Mine did not have the overcarbonation problem at all. It was carbed just right for an IPA. I like it at first, but then as I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By BeerBalls
The problem lies in getting the "right" amount...

The problem lies in getting the "right" amount and getting the fermentation to start quickly. The longer the struggling yeast takes to reproduce to get that right amount in an under-aerated wort,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-29-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By BeerBalls
Have you tried using a construction adhesive like...

Have you tried using a construction adhesive like Liquid Nails? I know putting holes into the freezer wall is probably something you're trying to avoid. Another suggestion is to attach a slim block...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-28-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By BeerBalls
You're going to get a wide range of answers, but...

You're going to get a wide range of answers, but the one you'll probably hear most, and which is the most technically correct), is to take hydrometer readins until two readings are identical and the...
Forum: New Jersey HomeBrew Forum 09-28-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,925
Posted By BeerBalls
That's great to hear - hard to start a new...

That's great to hear - hard to start a new business in this economy. I know from experience. I will definitely support Brett and I encourage others in the area to do so too. It's easy to order...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-02-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By BeerBalls
Sorry - I am not familiar with the term "wall...

Sorry - I am not familiar with the term "wall wart." Sounds gross though...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-30-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By BeerBalls
That's funny stuff! Seriously, 60 degrees is...

That's funny stuff! Seriously, 60 degrees is ridiculous. I live in New Jersey, not Death Valley...

How did you power the computer fan? Battery or hardwired? I checked, and sure enough the coil...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-29-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By BeerBalls
Holy crap - 60 degrees! Maybe it's time to...

Holy crap - 60 degrees! Maybe it's time to invest in a better kegerator.... I turned the pressure up to 20 psi. I hope it works. I'm tired of drinking flat beer!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-28-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By BeerBalls
Thanks for the chart - I have my thermometer in...

Thanks for the chart - I have my thermometer in the kegerator as I type. I will adjust my pressure according to the chart and give that a try.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-20-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By BeerBalls
Too Warm to Carbonate?

I have my keggerator in my garage, and like anyone else in South Jersey this summer, my garage is averaging about 90 degrees during the day, cooling to a nice balmy 80 degrees by night. The fridge...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-17-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By BeerBalls
I have used dry yeast, Activator Wyeast smack...

I have used dry yeast, Activator Wyeast smack packs, and White Labs vials all pitched directly, and have never had a better, faster and more complete fermentation than when using a starter. Starters...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-03-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By BeerBalls
I think you're gonna fall short on your boil...

I think you're gonna fall short on your boil volume. Unless you're planning to brew less than a 5-gallon brew, which is entirely possible, you're going to need more like 6 to 7 gallons pre-boil in...
Forum: New Jersey HomeBrew Forum 07-01-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,925
Posted By BeerBalls
I stopped in today after a few months of waiting...

I stopped in today after a few months of waiting eagerly for this shop to open - I was not disappointed. As the others mentioned, Brett is a really nice and knowledgeable guy, and his store is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By BeerBalls
That makes a lot of sense. My next batch I'll...

That makes a lot of sense. My next batch I'll experiment with that by waiting to add fermcap until things start rolling - but I will definitely still set up a blowoff hose...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By BeerBalls
Fermcap failure!

I used Fermcap for the first time for a Two-Hearted Ale clone I brewed on Father's Day. I made a 2L starter and used Fermcap during the boil, and it worked like a dream. I used it again on brew day...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-11-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By BeerBalls
Correction - Northern Brewer also has pale wheat.

Correction - Northern Brewer also has pale wheat.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-11-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By BeerBalls
Malted Wheat or Flaked Wheat?

I am planning to brew a Belgian Wit Ale, and I have a recipe that calls for malted wheat. I was on MoreBeer.com getting my ingredients and I found white malted wheat and put that in my cart. Then I...
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