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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-07-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,904
Posted By chibrew
So far I have no idea what their budget is. From...

So far I have no idea what their budget is. From what they've told me, they have investors lined up to back the venture, they just want me to specify the set up I would need to make it happen and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-07-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,904
Posted By chibrew
need advice - go semi-pro?

Hey guys,

So I think I need some fellow brewers to confirm what I'm already thinking. I was recently approached by a group of people who are in the process of opening a restaurant, and they want...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-26-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,649
Posted By chibrew
Once again, thank goodness for Homebrewtalk. I...

Once again, thank goodness for Homebrewtalk. I just got my turkey fryer to go all grain for Christmas, and I started to get a little bit worried about brewing on my deck after reading all of the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-21-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By chibrew
No sparge as a way to jump into AG?

Hi all,
I've been brewing with extract for about two years now and would love to make the jump into AG, however, I don't really want invest in new equipment (MLT, larger brewpot etc., my current...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-06-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By chibrew
Double checked my hydrometer reading after...

Double checked my hydrometer reading after letting it sit for a few more days, and it hadn't moved. Bottled last Thursday and the few sips that I took tasted great. I'm guessing the bubbling was just...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-28-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By chibrew
Awesome, thanks for the advice guys. I took...

Awesome, thanks for the advice guys. I took another hydro reading today and its sitting right at 1.012, which is right on target for my FG. I'll give it a couple of days and take another reading just...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-27-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By chibrew
I would say that it could be due to temperature...

I would say that it could be due to temperature because it did warm up here recently, but then it cooled back down and its still going.
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-27-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By chibrew
5 weeks in and still bubbling?

I brewed a belgian trippel about five weeks ago. If I remember correctly the kit included six pounds of DME and two pounds of candy sugar which got me to an OG just north of 1.07. So now I'm wanting...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,585
Posted By chibrew
This was a timely post. I just bottled a batch...

This was a timely post. I just bottled a batch last weekend and because of an excessive amount of hop gunk (due to my own carelessness) I pretty much had to run my beer through a makeshift filter to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,513
Posted By chibrew
I used the regular amount of priming sugar,...

I used the regular amount of priming sugar, between 5 and 5.5 ounces for the batch. I'm wondering if my explosion had more to do with temperature than anything. I left town for a few days and left...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,513
Posted By chibrew
I don't think they use twist-off's but I could...

I don't think they use twist-off's but I could be wrong. I try to immediatly recycle any twist off bottles so I don't accidentally re-use them. I'd go check but I'm at work right now.

As for the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,513
Posted By chibrew
Differences in bottle strength?

I've been brewing for about a year, and I just had my first ever bottle bomb. I'm a little curious about this because so far only one bottle has exploded. The entire batch is somewhat overcarbonated,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,690
Posted By chibrew
As a follow up to this thread, during the winter...

As a follow up to this thread, during the winter i normally just ferment in my aparment since it stays pretty cool and in the summer I was planning to use a swamp cooling technique and fermenting in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By chibrew
The coupon isn't only for a kit but it's 20% off...

The coupon isn't only for a kit but it's 20% off of any one item, so if I buy a kit I can get a little more bang for my buck...sucks being poor.

Thanks for the advice guys.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By chibrew
Dry hopping a kit...good idea?

I want to buy a kit for my next batch because I have a 20% off coupon for my LHBS and I'm kind of cheap. But what I'm wanting to brew is a really aromatic/floral IPA. Think Sprecher's Hop on Top if...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-19-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,948
Posted By chibrew
I could only wait a week on my first batch, but I...

I could only wait a week on my first batch, but I regretted it.

Now I have a routine down, I let me impatience get the better of me with one bottle at two weeks (not a day more or less) just to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-30-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By chibrew
I made a sour a couple of batches ago, but mine...

I made a sour a couple of batches ago, but mine was an unintended infection :o
Down the drain it went.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,995
Posted By chibrew
Best of luck to you! As someone who sits in a...

Best of luck to you! As someone who sits in a cubicle all day dreaming of doing exactly what you're doing, it's nice to see someone actually make the leap.

Also, I think you should stick with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-01-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By chibrew
Amazing opportunity, wish I would've posted it sooner!

For anybody in the Chicago area, I found out a few days ago that Garrett Oliver is going to be hosting a dinner/beer tasting at the Lincoln Park Whole Foods this Wednesday and it's only 30 bucks....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,758
Posted By chibrew
Personally I'm staying away from any of these...

Personally I'm staying away from any of these caffeine/beer ideas. A few years back a couple of friends decided to experiment with getting drunk purely on Sparks (which is gross by the way). The end...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By chibrew
Thanks everyone, glad to hear that I'm not the...

Thanks everyone, glad to hear that I'm not the only one having this problem. I guess the good news is that I stop worrying about the color once I drink a few of them.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By chibrew
Can't brew a light colored wheat beer, help?

I've now brewed two different wheat beers, both of which have turned out tasting great, but I'm not getting that light yellow color that you normally associate with wheats (think Hacker Pshorr or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By chibrew
Actually I generally try to wait at least three...

Actually I generally try to wait at least three weeks before I crack the first one. I've even let some of them age for much longer and they've just never gotten the amount of carbonation that I would...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By chibrew
I was brewing an IPA that called for 5 oz. of...

I was brewing an IPA that called for 5 oz. of corn sugar, I think I ended up adding a little less than 5.5 oz. I made sure that I had stable hydrometer readings and the FG was sitting right where it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By chibrew
Here's a follow up question, I've only brewed a...

Here's a follow up question, I've only brewed a few batches so far and in my first few I found that I was lacking carbonation. This time around I added just a little more priming sugar to get a nice...
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