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Forum: General Chit Chat 01-29-2012, 05:40 PM
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Posted By gigidogg
Qwertyii Yeah qthc

Qwertyii Yeah qthc
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-26-2009, 02:28 AM
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Views: 1,354
Posted By gigidogg
Anyone use 1/2" OD copper tubing in CFC?

I've read the 27 pages of the "how to build a CFC" thread and it's all 3/8" OD tubing. I've already got ~40 feet of 1/2" OD and wonder if you could use it in a CFC with a regular 5/8" ID garden...
Forum: General Techniques 05-05-2009, 05:06 PM
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Views: 863
Posted By gigidogg
Forgot hop addition, oops

So, I was observing rule number 1 (relax, have a home brew) and I forgot to add my last .3 oz of cascade to my pale ale at flame out. I usually transfer this one to a secondary and dry hop with an...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,492
Posted By gigidogg
How hard is it to make bad beer?

Please, stories welcome.

I have been doing AG for about a year now. I have some of the classic issues, eg low efficiency at times, missing my mash temp, desire for more and better equipment (read...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-01-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,700
Posted By gigidogg
Update: Pulled first pint about 5 min ago. ...

Update:

Pulled first pint about 5 min ago. Half of it is gone:cross:

Taste is really good. Not as much ester as I would have thought, but I did not ferment at high temps (~65-68F). Color is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-25-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By gigidogg
How do the pourers among you deal with the trub? ...

How do the pourers among you deal with the trub? I stir briskly during chilling to draw the trub to the center then siphon with a "sterilized" steel wool tied to the end of my siphon then shake like...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-24-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By gigidogg
Saison fermenting

I have a hennepin clone fermented with cultured yeast from a hennepin bottle currently being force carbed in a keg. I am without a temperature controlled fermentation chamber (read: to lazy to build...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-07-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,700
Posted By gigidogg
You're totally right. I was just using some...

You're totally right. I was just using some leftover I had that was close to the same AA. With the quantities involved I don't think it will matter much.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-06-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,700
Posted By gigidogg
Update: Gravity readings have apparently...

Update:

Gravity readings have apparently stopped at 1.010. OG was 1.076 so the apparent attenuation is 86.8% at this point. Transfered to secondary after 20 days. Of course, the yeast has been...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-27-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,700
Posted By gigidogg
Recipe roughly based on write-up from BYO.com...

Recipe roughly based on write-up from BYO.com http://byo.com/recipe/994.html and another recipe that I can't seem to find right now. I increased the grain bill and sugar amounts (substituting table...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-27-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,700
Posted By gigidogg
Just an update. Day 9 in the primary, started at...

Just an update. Day 9 in the primary, started at 1.076 and is down to 1.022. Still bubbling every 20 sec or so and the krausen has dropped considerably. Tasted great at gravity testing. I try to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By gigidogg
Any big difference between base malts?

I've only done ~10 AG batches, but I'm thinking about starting to buy my base malt in bulk orders to save some cash. I am partial to saisons and other belgian brews but my LHBS doesn't carry belgian...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,700
Posted By gigidogg
I guess I'll find out in about a month :) Dude,...

I guess I'll find out in about a month :) Dude, we live pretty close, ought to swap some beer sometime. I don't know anyone else who homebrews near me.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,700
Posted By gigidogg
Gotta love the 1 year wait for a response. I...

Gotta love the 1 year wait for a response. I cultured some hennepin yeast about a week and a half ago, stepped up the starter a couple times, and pitched about 1.2L of starter on early on Monday...
Forum: General Techniques 03-12-2008, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By gigidogg
FYI, this beer has fully carbonated at this point...

FYI, this beer has fully carbonated at this point and, while it does need to age some, doesn't taste bad at all. Not really what I was going for though. No sourness or off flavors, just a little...
Forum: General Techniques 03-06-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By gigidogg
Thanks for the input. I've got a 2000ml flask...

Thanks for the input. I've got a 2000ml flask that I use for my starters. Should I just start with ~500ml starter at ~1.040, let it krausen up, then start adding similar gravity bolus's to it?
Forum: General Techniques 03-06-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By gigidogg
Collecting commercial yeast?

I just bought a bottle of Hennepin, one of my favorite beers, and I'd like to try culturing the yeast from the sediment in the bottle. The question is, do I just make a starter and pour the sediment...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-04-2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,610
Posted By gigidogg
I would not be me if I didn't make a problem...

I would not be me if I didn't make a problem before there's a problem....;)

My LHBS is about a 45 minute drive and I'd hate to cut my tubing too short and have problems the afternoon I go to pull...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-04-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,610
Posted By gigidogg
Serving line length confusion

So, I've just filled my first two kegs with homebrew and hooked them up to CO2 in the new chest freezer conversion. Got about 7-10 days to wait on carbonation, and, honestly I want my beers to age a...
Forum: General Techniques 03-04-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By gigidogg
Fermented between 68 and 64F. Why should I vent...

Fermented between 68 and 64F. Why should I vent weekly?
Forum: General Techniques 03-04-2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By gigidogg
Yep, sorry. Was 1.020 going to secondary and FG...

Yep, sorry. Was 1.020 going to secondary and FG of 1.016.
Forum: General Techniques 03-04-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By gigidogg
Ended up at FG 1.016.

Ended up at FG 1.016.
Forum: General Techniques 03-04-2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By gigidogg
repeat post

repeat post
Forum: General Techniques 03-04-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By gigidogg
Well...... I was intending, using a recipe...

Well...... I was intending, using a recipe online, to make a strong belgian golden ale, but my LHBS didn't have the yeast the recipe called for so I tried the wit yeast. Might not have been the best...
Forum: General Techniques 03-04-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By gigidogg
Another "is my beer ruined" thread

Apologies in advance.

I just kegged a somewhat high gravity golden ale (~8.5%). It had a rather long primary fermentation, around 3 weeks that never went crazy, but just kept bubbling every 4...
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