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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-09-2012, 10:55 PM
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Posted By IRmeterman
I'm doing one of these this weekend. Spring...

I'm doing one of these this weekend. Spring cleaning, out with the old (malt) in with the new.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-09-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By IRmeterman
Experiment of sorts: Spring Cleaning KSB

I was checking my malt storage and noticed I was just about out of 2-row and Vienna so I weighed them out and threw them in a bucket. I added all I had left of wheat, biscuit and then some crystal 10...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-03-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By IRmeterman
Yes, I added 8 grams of Saaz today. After doing a...

Yes, I added 8 grams of Saaz today. After doing a little more research, it seems that adding some flavouring and carbonating should help add some body. So I think I'll bottle it and carb it by bottle...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-02-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By IRmeterman
I'm so happy my post could help with bath time....

I'm so happy my post could help with bath time. Even if it was a little :off:

Anyone else?

EDIT: Just realized that came off kind of assy. Sorry about that. Not what I intended.
Forum: Mead Forum 02-02-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By IRmeterman
Dry hydromel

I made a 1 gallon must with clover honey that came out to 1.065 and I'm using a champagne yeast (I like my mead dry). I added some yeast nutrients at the time I pitched.

Has anyone else had any...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 67,489
Posted By IRmeterman
Love this. I have a friend who wants to mash a...

Love this. I have a friend who wants to mash a box of frosted flakes. I keep telling him that's ridiculous.... Maybe not.

If this comes even close, someone needs to try it with a warehouse pack of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-26-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By IRmeterman
This happened to me. I took the tank to a welding...

This happened to me. I took the tank to a welding supply shop and they disassembled the set knob and cleaned it out with some air (like the canned air for cleaning circuit boards). After that it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-26-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By IRmeterman
You have an excellent opportunity here. Brew a...

You have an excellent opportunity here. Brew a ton of beer, cram as much as you can into your fridge, take a pic and post!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-26-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By IRmeterman
Do all the forward sealing faucets use special...

Do all the forward sealing faucets use special shanks or just the flow-control ones?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-25-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,733
Posted By IRmeterman
I think you'll get more O2 in a smaller vessel,...

I think you'll get more O2 in a smaller vessel, not less. Based on the surface area of the container in relation to the volume it contains. A 23 litre bucket with a radius of around 13 cm has about...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-25-2012, 01:04 AM
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Views: 466
Posted By IRmeterman
I just re-tested it. Looks like it's working now....

I just re-tested it. Looks like it's working now. I'm still interested in getting replacement posts and poppets, though. The ones on there are a little dinged up and I think they're original. I have...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-25-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By IRmeterman
Stop-gap fix for leaking liquid out post

Hey all,

I've got a new-to-me Firestone Challenger VI keg. I pressurized it and sprayed with star-san. I've got little bubbles coming from the top of the liquid out post. I tried to get the poppet...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,664
Posted By IRmeterman
Can't get stone ipa here. I tried it at a beer...

Can't get stone ipa here. I tried it at a beer festival in September and had to get back in line 3 more times. Soooo good!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By IRmeterman
+1 on How to Brew and Radical Brewing. I...

+1 on How to Brew and Radical Brewing.

I constantly reference htb and go to Radical Brewing for entertainment and inspiration. I use the brewing log sheet from Radical brewing as well.

I own...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By IRmeterman
Do you have much experience with the gambrinus...

Do you have much experience with the gambrinus esb malt? I've heard it can be a bit heavier than Maris Otter, and needs to be tempered with some pale malt or 2 row. I've got a sack as well, with a...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-17-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 23,537
Posted By IRmeterman
Just bought 2 types of honey, raspberry and...

Just bought 2 types of honey, raspberry and clover. I'm thinking I'll do 2 batches in springtime and call them "Honningbrew" and "Black-Briar" and see which one comes out on top.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-08-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,118
Posted By IRmeterman
And might I add, you have excellent taste in...

And might I add, you have excellent taste in Scotch. Laphroaig FTW!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By IRmeterman
Follow up. Drank the last bottle of this...

Follow up. Drank the last bottle of this yesterday (it was hiding in the back of the fridge). It was really good. Lots of malt character and biscuitiness.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-10-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By IRmeterman
I know this was about a year ago. But I just...

I know this was about a year ago. But I just finished drinking the last bottle of this stuff (found one at the back of the fridge).

It was really really good.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-29-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,263
Posted By IRmeterman
I used angle grinder w cutting wheel. I get ~83%...

I used angle grinder w cutting wheel. I get ~83% efficiency and have never had a stuck sparge. Just try to get as many burrs off the inside of the pipe as you can. If not no biggie, a little copper...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By IRmeterman
WRT using purified water from the grocery store....

WRT using purified water from the grocery store. I tried that once and was dissappointed.

I believe that the reverse osmosis process strips away some of the desirable salts much like using...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By IRmeterman
Some people say that those water jugs can be...

Some people say that those water jugs can be permeable to oxygen. So you might want to transfer to glass carboys once it's available. I don't envy having to clean dried-up krausen out of those. Good...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-12-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By IRmeterman
sweet. it's siphoning as i write this post....

sweet. it's siphoning as i write this post. Thanks shanecb and doulovebeef!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-11-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By IRmeterman
Really? Awesome, I have a sachet of yeast lying...

Really? Awesome, I have a sachet of yeast lying around. Would it hurt to rehydrate that and add it to the bottling bucket w/ sugar?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-11-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By IRmeterman
Incredibly long primary fermentation... help!

Hey ppl,

I made a nut brown ale... about 4 months ago. It's been sitting in a plastic bucket fermenter since then. No secondary or nuthin'. Unfortunately, as is often the case, life got in the way...
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