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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 55,127
Posted By irwinben
...well I feel totally ripped off. The final...

...well I feel totally ripped off. The final results came out, and despite the preliminary results showing I advanced, no luck for me in KC. Really bummed after receiving a 41 and a 45.

What...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-06-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 55,127
Posted By irwinben
Thanks for giving me hope pstrohs! I was unable...

Thanks for giving me hope pstrohs! I was unable to get the back door to work, but I found your list of winners.

My KC scoresheets came today - a 44 in Herb/Spice/Veg, a 41 for my Cal Common, and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-14-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By irwinben
Racking cane = Regalrohr Beer siphon tube =...

Racking cane = Regalrohr
Beer siphon tube = Bier Syphonrohr
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-14-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By irwinben
Try google translate...

Try google translate...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 08-27-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,036
Posted By irwinben
I have a Founders KBS and would be willing to...

I have a Founders KBS and would be willing to pick up a few Founders, Bells, Shorts, New Holland, etc MI beers to trade.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,073
Posted By irwinben
Do score sheets for the final round get sent out...

Do score sheets for the final round get sent out to participants?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-29-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By irwinben
I have used the 12" Thermoworks thermometer with...

I have used the 12" Thermoworks thermometer with great success. It is "water resistant," not completely waterproof. It is probably the fourth or fifth thermometer I have tried, and have found it is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,073
Posted By irwinben
I agree about the claim btw. No go.

I agree about the claim btw. No go.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,073
Posted By irwinben
Thanks for the advice. The next one will be...

Thanks for the advice. The next one will be extra-extra heavy duty.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,073
Posted By irwinben
I think I jinxed myself by saying anything about...

I think I jinxed myself by saying anything about the box leaving my place sideways. No comfy fridge for my entries. I sent the entries from work and didn't bother tracking them. Well... They box...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-11-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,073
Posted By irwinben
I sent my second round entries out today. I...

I sent my second round entries out today. I watched in disbelief as the FedEx guy loaded the box sideways into the truck. Does "this end up" mean anything? I have to wonder how many of the beers I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,220
Posted By irwinben
The dog barfed from the gas? Hahahahaha.

The dog barfed from the gas? Hahahahaha.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-11-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By irwinben
Sorry. It does still work. 0.037 / .685 =...

Sorry. It does still work. 0.037 / .685 = 0.054. It is a simple way to calculate boil off.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-10-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By irwinben
Preboil was at 1.037 (9.4 brix) at 10 gallons...

Preboil was at 1.037 (9.4 brix) at 10 gallons (exact)
Postboil was at 1.048 (12.3 brix) at 6.85 gallons
Boiled off 3.15 gallons over the 70 minute boil.
Left about a gallon in the brew kettle...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-02-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,073
Posted By irwinben
This post may be a little late - I was quietly...

This post may be a little late - I was quietly holding out hope that I placed another beer. My California Common finished 2nd in KC. Out of five beers, it was my second lowest score. I feel like I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-25-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By irwinben
Sounds practical. Is there any impact on hop...

Sounds practical. Is there any impact on hop utilization? Do you leave the bag in the carboy while siphoning or do you normally squeeze it through the narrow neck of the carboy first?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-24-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By irwinben
Bottling after Dry Hopping

I think I just ruined my beer... I dry hopped a 5 gallon batch of Citra APA with 2 ounces of whole leaf hops for 7 days. Despite floating at the top of the secondary, the hops managed to clog my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-13-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,460
Posted By irwinben
I have been interested in brewing test batches...

I have been interested in brewing test batches with one or two gallons instead of five. Are there any factors I need to consider in scaling back up to a normal sized batch?
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-12-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 922
Posted By irwinben
More!!! This is hilarious.

More!!! This is hilarious.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-14-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By irwinben
Brew beer you like to drink. I started by...

Brew beer you like to drink. I started by brewing a few kits of beer I didnt normally drink and decided they werent very good. It turned me off the hobby. A few years later I ecided to try again,...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-13-2012, 10:58 PM
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Views: 74,096
Posted By irwinben
Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 10-09-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 6,791
Posted By irwinben
Are all of the HBT threads set to a standard...

Are all of the HBT threads set to a standard time? My posts are all off by three hours from Eastern time.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-30-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,862
Posted By irwinben
jeremy@foundersbrewing.com Here are his...

jeremy@foundersbrewing.com

Here are his original tips to me:
Hey Ben , thanks for enjoying our Pale Ale! Try using around 10% Carapils, 5% Munich, and 5% Crystal malt, somewhere in the 40-50...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-16-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,013
Posted By irwinben
You are right... There is more surface area in...

You are right... There is more surface area in the larger tube. I was thinking that a higher proportion of the liquid toches the surface, but that might be wrong too. Either way, I am going with...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-14-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,013
Posted By irwinben
I am designing a HERMs system right now as well. ...

I am designing a HERMs system right now as well. It seems to me that the smaller the diameter of the tubing the more surface area of the wort is subjected to the heat of the MLT water, thus heating...
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