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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-02-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By dnslater
Curious where you live given that your list is...

Curious where you live given that your list is heavy on Chicago region breweries.....Bells, Three Floyd's and Founders. Won't mention Goose Island as that is now owned by InBev.


I live in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By dnslater
When I brew extract I don't even take an OG...

When I brew extract I don't even take an OG measurement, because if you use all of the extract and 5 gallons of water, than you can't screw it up.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By dnslater
I picked up a brewdemon conical for the...

I picked up a brewdemon conical for the occasional small batch and it works well. Has a conical base for the yeast grub to settle out and a valve at the bottom. Small and easy for small batches.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By dnslater
Are you referring to adding them at the end or...

Are you referring to adding them at the end or dry hopping? Probably wouldn't hurt.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-17-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By dnslater
Bryan, Just saw this on your online...

Bryan,


Just saw this on your online newsletter. Been thinking about an immersion heather for awhile. Any idea how long it takes to heat a 5 gallon boil? Do you have them in your store to...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-13-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By dnslater
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-22-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,001
Posted By dnslater
Just be sure to read the HOA covenants before...

Just be sure to read the HOA covenants before signing anything. Assume these would be easily obtained by your realtor.
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-22-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,696
Posted By dnslater
I've made this several times and always dry...

I've made this several times and always dry hopped. Nice light hoppy ale. Usually use S-05
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By dnslater
Yep, doesn't matter with extract since the grains...

Yep, doesn't matter with extract since the grains are just there for a little flavor/color. I vary between 2.5 and 3.5 gallons when I do extract.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By dnslater
If you are using extract, don't bother with the...

If you are using extract, don't bother with the time it takes for a full boil on a gas stove, just do a partial.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By dnslater
Tap water has ended up in my brew by accident...

Tap water has ended up in my brew by accident while cooling a couple of times from a leaky homemade wort chiller. Beer was always fine. Assuming the yeast trumped whatever small amount of bacteria...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-22-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By dnslater
Yeah, I am still swearing.

Yeah, I am still swearing.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-22-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By dnslater
Assume you are still letting them cool in the...

Assume you are still letting them cool in the fridge for a couple of days before trying?

I've had this problem too..... I often save a few bottles of darker stouts and porters and try a year or...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-22-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By dnslater
It would be better if you still used their...

It would be better if you still used their pressure pouches, as the idea is for these to fill the head space when dispensing and push out the beer. Without it it may still work but won't stay carbed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By dnslater
This. Opportunity knocks.

This. Opportunity knocks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-11-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By dnslater
I just did a Pliny clone which called for 2...

I just did a Pliny clone which called for 2 separate dry hops insertions. Because of a vacation I did the first stage of the dry hop was in the beer for 2 weeks or so, and the second for 4-5 days. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By dnslater
I stopped using Irish Moss as a 4 week primary...

I stopped using Irish Moss as a 4 week primary seems to result in clear beer most of the time.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-02-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By dnslater
Assume you could also roast the wood in an oven...

Assume you could also roast the wood in an oven for awhile, at something like 175 degrees so as not to burn it but to kill bacteria.


Isn't Cedar considered a very oily wood, I thought the oils...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-01-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By dnslater
25.5 inches from feet to top of lid. 26.5 to top...

25.5 inches from feet to top of lid. 26.5 to top of blowoff tube. 17" dia.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By dnslater
I am not. My basement stays a steady 64 degrees...

I am not. My basement stays a steady 64 degrees or so. Slightly warmer in the summer and slightly cooler in the winter.


Also, an update. Had just filled it with 5 gallons of brown ale wort on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By dnslater
I wouldn't do it. Probably full of either germs...

I wouldn't do it. Probably full of either germs or preservatives/chemicals that could interfere with yeast, head, etc....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By dnslater
If there is a lid, you could drill a hole for a...

If there is a lid, you could drill a hole for a stopper and airlock, or use Saran Wrap with an air lock.... Or foil.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By dnslater
The third week is usually important for me, and...

The third week is usually important for me, and the temps of at least 70 degrees. Also, brown ales are supposed to have light carbonation.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By dnslater
Most here don't secondary, unless for specialties...

Most here don't secondary, unless for specialties where you are adding fruit or something. Instead most here have luck (myself included) with a 4 week primary. Allows the beer to clear just like...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By dnslater
I'll bet they haven't lost that much if it has...

I'll bet they haven't lost that much if it has just been a few months, especially if you were careful to squeeze the air out when you sealed the bag? Use the freezer next time.

Remember all hops...
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