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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 97,923
Posted By cbotrice
I just made the jump and here is what I did: ...

I just made the jump and here is what I did:
Target 5 gallon rubbermaid cooler = 15 bucks
LHBS cooler convert with valve attached = 30 bucks
homey for hot water heater braided line (this stuff is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-05-2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By cbotrice
I have a batch in with 04 and it started fairly...

I have a batch in with 04 and it started fairly quickly as well. I have mine a wee bit colder than you do at 60 deg, so it is still going along nicely but a bit on the slow side. I have used 56 in a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-13-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By cbotrice
Spar varnish is a good finish for the bar, I...

Spar varnish is a good finish for the bar, I would drill with some kind of water or liquid to keep the slate cool which should help with cracking. Heat and expansion are your enemies when working...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2006, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,965
Posted By cbotrice
Looks like what has happened in most every...

Looks like what has happened in most every secondary I have done in my limited carreer as a brewer. Little bubbles which may or may not cling to bits of yeast from dry hopping. As they say relax and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-09-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By cbotrice
If your friend is going towards the north side...

If your friend is going towards the north side there is Perfect Brewing at perfectbrewing.com

MP Wall
Forum: General Techniques 03-06-2006, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,873
Posted By cbotrice
I made a bourbon vanilla imperial porter with two...

I made a bourbon vanilla imperial porter with two beans put into the secondary. I split, scraped and chopped the beans and then added to the secondary. I didn't boil and neither did most of the guys...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-28-2006, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By cbotrice
Capital brewery in Madison Wi used to do a wild...

Capital brewery in Madison Wi used to do a wild rice beer, but it has been a long time since I have had one. I used to like their stuff at UW Mad's unions.

MP Wall
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-28-2006, 02:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,069
Posted By cbotrice
Would smoked red chilis (chipolte or adobo) be a...

Would smoked red chilis (chipolte or adobo) be a better choice for a dark beer? I once had a wine out of Wash state that had chipolte overtones to it and it was great with mex food. A chipolte...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By cbotrice
The comment about boiling the grains kind of got...

The comment about boiling the grains kind of got my attention. I would steep the grains for 30-45 minutes in 155 degree water then strain the grain out and use the water. If the water is still hot...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-23-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,457
Posted By cbotrice
I use a fat teaspoon (again when I remember) and...

I use a fat teaspoon (again when I remember) and it works well. Last batch was cloudy as all get out until secondary because I forgot but prior was clear on transfer to secondary because I didn't...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-21-2006, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By cbotrice
I also have a frdige that is to new to mess up...

I also have a frdige that is to new to mess up and was just considering cutting the weatherstripping that goes around the door and making a path for the co2 line into the fridge. That way it wouldn't...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-21-2006, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By cbotrice
Nitro won't carb the beer, it doesn't disolve, it...

Nitro won't carb the beer, it doesn't disolve, it is just used to force the beer through the higher pressure tap for stout etc. Using even beer mix to carb is a waste of gas. Most I read says use co2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By cbotrice
Just transefered to secondary last nite and here...

Just transefered to secondary last nite and here is how I do it. Fill carboy with idofor and insert racking cane and tip of the transfer tube. Take out and fill with tap water and close the end (you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-20-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By cbotrice
Being fairly new to brewing, I understand that if...

Being fairly new to brewing, I understand that if you give the yeast more food they will make more kick. Some of the receipes that I have used have used up to 8 or 9 pounds of lme. Look around for...
Forum: General Techniques 01-10-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,449
Posted By cbotrice
If attempting this watch where you get your rocks...

If attempting this watch where you get your rocks from and what type they are. For fun around bonfires we used to take rocks fished from a lake and put them in the hottest area of the fire, it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-29-2005, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,027
Posted By cbotrice
Here are Dennis Conn's RYE IPA recipes, all grain...

Here are Dennis Conn's RYE IPA recipes, all grain and extract.

DC's Rye IPA All Grain Recipe1
O.G.: 1.073
F.G.: 1.013
IBU: 68
9.5 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)
2.5 lbs. Rye Malt
1.0 lbs. Crystal...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-28-2005, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,027
Posted By cbotrice
I just pulled a rye ipa recipe from Denny on...

I just pulled a rye ipa recipe from Denny on Northern Brewers forum that is supposed to be a very good recipe. He uses Mt Hood and Columbus hops. The rye for this is 2.5 lb vs 9.5 lb pale with 1 lb...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-27-2005, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By cbotrice
Champagne bottles and caps

I want to bottle some of my next brew in Champagne bottles, what size caps and can a simple two handled capper do the job. Thanks, MP Wall

ps, tried a regular cap and it was too small for the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-24-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By cbotrice
For lighting those rocket engines, you could rig...

For lighting those rocket engines, you could rig one of those push button grill lighters they aren't that expensive and work from a distance. MP Wall
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-04-2005, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By cbotrice
Side note from questions on steeping or mashing

I am doing a clone of Two Hearted ale that has 4 lbs of munich, I understand that steeping is not what I want to be doing, but do I need to do a three phased mashed mentioned in the other question or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-02-2005, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By cbotrice
Clone brews calls for 2 oz (if I remember...

Clone brews calls for 2 oz (if I remember rightly) of peat smoked for a 5 gallon batch. It lends a nice hint of smoke, not overpowering. MPW
Forum: General Techniques 10-27-2005, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By cbotrice
Thanks for the clarification. That is the way I...

Thanks for the clarification. That is the way I thought it was but he swore it was the other way around. BTW the batch was a write off, and it was the first batch for the new ss conical fermenter he...
Forum: General Techniques 10-24-2005, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By cbotrice
Smack pack ??

Which is the yeast and which is the nutrient? I am having a running discussion on this with a friend at work who didn't pop the little dodad and chucked it out and dumped the contents of the pouch...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2005, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,686
Posted By cbotrice
Pretty slick cheap solution. Will have to keep...

Pretty slick cheap solution. Will have to keep that in mind for when I graduate to full boils. Thanks. MPW
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-05-2005, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By cbotrice
A friend at work just got it and is in the...

A friend at work just got it and is in the process of setting it up and can't wait to run the first batch through it. I am supposed to go to the breaking in batch.
MPW
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