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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-18-2008, 05:17 AM
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Posted By au1991rx
Just in case it had not been mentioned .. A...

Just in case it had not been mentioned .. A drilled universal stopper (I think that is what it is called) turned upside down and slid up a small racking cane works very well. The top of the stopper...
Forum: General Techniques 08-20-2008, 01:37 AM
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Views: 807
Posted By au1991rx
"Steam" beer question

Long story... Purchased a "California Common" style beer from AHS and followed the directions. I noticed it was a San Fan Lager yeast and thought it was cool since all beer I had made had been made...
Forum: General Techniques 04-15-2007, 08:44 PM
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Posted By au1991rx
"Is it just like carbonation bubbles, or thick...

"Is it just like carbonation bubbles, or thick yeasty foam?"

Well, to be honest it is both.. It is a thick yeasty foam with little bubble clumps dispersed throughout.

Is the reason the...
Forum: General Techniques 04-15-2007, 08:26 PM
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Posted By au1991rx
Transfer from under foam to secondary?

I just opened the primary bucket on a AHS Sunshine Wheat that has been in the primary for 8 days and no airlock activity for 4 days now. On the side of the bucket I can see where the krausen(?) used...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By au1991rx
Thanks for the replies. That link above made me...

Thanks for the replies. That link above made me thirsty, good info. Since I did not recall that flavor it surprised me it was in there. I ended up putting 1/2 the amount of orange/coriander asked...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2007, 04:37 AM
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Views: 1,493
Posted By au1991rx
AHS Sunshine Wheat (New Belgium)

So we are in Colorodo a few weeks ago and I had to try the real Fat Tire while I was there. It did not last long and then I tried New Belgiums Sunshine Wheat and it was very good, my wife liked it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-30-2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By au1991rx
What I meant was (in case you didn't figure it...

What I meant was (in case you didn't figure it out) I melted/bent the plastic siphon (for all the other rookies out there)..
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-30-2007, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By au1991rx
Note to self: Buy a stainless steel auto-siphon...

Note to self: Buy a stainless steel auto-siphon and high temp tubing. Other than that it went pretty well. Waiting on bubbles now.. Thanks for all the help.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2007, 11:40 PM
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Posted By au1991rx
If I am using pellet hops does the auto-siphon...

If I am using pellet hops does the auto-siphon still work pretty well to transfer to the primary from the boilpot?

Thanks.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By au1991rx
Great info from all. I am about finished with...

Great info from all. I am about finished with the mini-mash and will start the 60 minute boil soon. I had never considered using the auto-siphon to transfer the wort. I had always just dumped into...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2007, 08:22 PM
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Views: 741
Posted By au1991rx
General Hop Questions from Rookie

1) I read alot about hop utilization during the boil and have a question. Is it the sugars in the boil that increase utilization? If I mini-mash w/ some 2-Row is their enough sugar in the boil to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 97,046
Posted By au1991rx
I will be modifying my setup to include a...

I will be modifying my setup to include a stainless steel braid. After all my trouble by original gravity ended up 1.060 - so I am pretty happy with that. I am sure it will be MUCH easier with the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2007, 12:17 AM
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Posted By au1991rx
Stuck mash and sparge.... I tried to do this by...

Stuck mash and sparge.... I tried to do this by making one of the 5 gallon round coolers from target. I ordered a mini-mash from AHS. Poured the gran into 170 degree mash water. After 45 minutes it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-25-2006, 10:15 PM
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Posted By au1991rx
Dunkelweizen Mini-Mash (Please Help)

PREFACE: This is my first time doing this - just extract/steeping before now.

This is a AHS mini-mash kit which does come with very good directions. But, I have made one of those 5 gallon round...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-23-2006, 06:59 AM
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Posted By au1991rx
Diary of a Mad Brewer

Setting: Christmas party.. 25 newbies (and their spouses) .. They all know my new hobby but .. can it really taste good??
Natural Progression: 1) This is pretty good. Lotsa flavor.
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-21-2006, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,208
Posted By au1991rx
I have a Dunkelweizen kit I ordered from AHS with...

I have a Dunkelweizen kit I ordered from AHS with the 1% boost. The small bag states it contains 14oz. corn sugar to use in boil. It says it will not change the taste, color, or aroma. White...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-21-2006, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By au1991rx
Problem Solved!!!

ICE ... In the pick up tube, about a 2 inch plug. It looks like some water stayed in the tube from where I cleaned the keg before putting the beer in. My thermometer says 33-34 but I guess the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-21-2006, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By au1991rx
I know this should not be so difficult. I...

I know this should not be so difficult. I switched the posts. Now the gas in side (which used to be on the beer out side) has a very tight fit w/ the gray gas in connection. This post has no groove...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-20-2006, 10:57 PM
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Views: 576
Posted By au1991rx
OK here goes - Gas in side has grooves on the...

OK here goes - Gas in side has grooves on the base - when I push the valve in I get CO2 release. Beer out does not have grooves and when I push the valve under pressure I get just a little bubble...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-20-2006, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By au1991rx
Troubleshooting beer out tap - Help

I tore down and cleaned a keg, put beer in, carbonated, aged etc. I can't get it to dispense beer. I have pressure in the keg - pulled the release to check. I have swapped cobra taps - same...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By au1991rx
Per the directions I steeped the grain bag while...

Per the directions I steeped the grain bag while heating the water at the beginning of the recipe. Now that I have been studying this for a month or so I realize that some grains are already...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By au1991rx
All is well.

Bump. After a few more weeks this batch tastes very good and smoothed out nicely. Every 3 or 4 days it tasted better and better. Good learning experience for me. I have 2 more 5 gallon batches...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2006, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By au1991rx
Ingredients - Light Malt #4.4 ...

Ingredients - Light Malt #4.4
Rice Syrup Solids #2
Weyermann Vienna 12oz
Target - Bittering 4aau
Liberty -...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2006, 12:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By au1991rx
Taste Definitions

I am new to this "hobby" but definately not new to beer drinking. This is my first brew. How do I know if what I am tasting is OK or not. Stupid question I know but I swear this first batch tastes...
Forum: Introductions 11-10-2006, 03:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By au1991rx
Country Boy Can Suvive!!

Good thing I know the Sheriff... :rockin:
SuperDave.
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