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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-25-2012, 03:54 PM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
Just to update the brew turned out pretty good....

Just to update the brew turned out pretty good. It has been a couple weeks that I have been drinking on it and have yet to taste that odd flavor, I took a previous brew to my LHBS and they said it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-03-2012, 06:13 PM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
How long can 1 step be used for? I may bottle...

How long can 1 step be used for? I may bottle tomorrow and I am going to fill my bottles now with 1 step and let them sit. Also, if I sanitize my equipment / bottles how long can i let them sit...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 04-30-2012, 05:59 PM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
Recipe is interesting. How did it turn out? Why...

Recipe is interesting. How did it turn out? Why did you use marris otter instead of German pils? Why did you choose to bottle with DME instead of corn sugar? Do you normally bottle with corn sugar or...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-14-2012, 04:10 PM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
I will for sure. I have an IPA right now in...

I will for sure. I have an IPA right now in primary and moved it out of the basement. Temp in the bee went from 60F to 70F. Fermentation picked up when I moved it, so I suppose I'll try calculations...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-14-2012, 01:50 PM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
Is it still necessary to boil 2 cups of water and...

Is it still necessary to boil 2 cups of water and dissolve the priming sugar in that for 5 minutes and add that to the beer? Or do most of you just add the priming sugar to the beer, stir and bottle?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-13-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jmlivingston10
I know there is a kegging co2 chart, but is there...

I know there is a kegging co2 chart, but is there a bottling chart? How do I calculate the amount of sugar needed to bottle?
SO MANY QUESTIONS AAAHHHHH!!
:-)
Thanks for everyone participating tho!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2012, 08:13 PM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
I usually just wash my bottles in the dish washer...

I usually just wash my bottles in the dish washer and then sanitize with a light bleach water mixture (about 1/2 tsp per 5 gallons of water) when I do my starters I just let them sit in a glass 1/2...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jmlivingston10
I usually use yeast starters and ferment in my...

I usually use yeast starters and ferment in my basement @ about 60 degrees. I suppose since they are ales mostly they could sit a bit longer or bring them upstairs to ferment at a warmer temp? But...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jmlivingston10
Ongoing bottling issue.

I've been bottling for some time, and have an ongoing issue. When I bottle my brews seem to meet a peak at about 3-6 weeks. After that my beer seems to over carbonate and get super fizzy/chlorinated...
Forum: Introductions 03-02-2012, 06:20 PM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
As have I. Last winter/spring I had to do that my...

As have I. Last winter/spring I had to do that my friend could come help and reap the benefits :-P
Forum: Introductions 03-01-2012, 06:28 PM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
Brew day

Nothing like a Munich dunkel on your day off :-)
::cheers::
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-26-2011, 12:13 AM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
Merry Christmas! Happy new brew year!

Merry Christmas! Happy new brew year!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2011, 03:05 PM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
Wow that really does help thanks! And to everyone...

Wow that really does help thanks! And to everyone else that contributed thanks for your input!
::cheers::
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-21-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By jmlivingston10
makeshift secondaries (line cooks?)

So I work in a couple restaurants, and recently I've been taking the 5 gallon pickle buckets home and cleaning them to use as a secondary. I have washed the buckets and soaked them with a strong...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 12-13-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By jmlivingston10
I'm going to be brewing a hefe tomorrow and...

I'm going to be brewing a hefe tomorrow and thought about do the banana a a prep today. Would the bananas go bad if I did them today, or should I just wait until tomorrow during the mash to prep them?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-28-2011, 12:59 AM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
I meant 10' of serving line, not gas. My bad.

I meant 10' of serving line, not gas. My bad.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-26-2011, 04:13 PM
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Posted By jmlivingston10
That's what I thought too, but I can't find one,...

That's what I thought too, but I can't find one, and my gas isn't dropping rapidly like I thought it would.
Btw, recipe was 4# German pils, 4# wheat, 1# flaked oats, 1 oz hallertauer and wyeast 3068
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-26-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,931
Posted By jmlivingston10
Still having troubles guys. If I force carb at...

Still having troubles guys.
If I force carb at 30 psi and lower 5 for serving through my 10' line I get all head and no carb; if I sit and forget for two weeks at 12 psi I get no carb and no head....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-20-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,931
Posted By jmlivingston10
What is this carb chart you speak of, and where...

What is this carb chart you speak of, and where can I get one? Can I just google search it and print it off the internetz?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-19-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,931
Posted By jmlivingston10
Not sure what the exact temp of the fridge is....

Not sure what the exact temp of the fridge is. Might be a bit warmer than 42, also I lowered my pressure to 5 psi for serving because that's why my lhbs said. Should I just leave it at 12 for serving...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-19-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,931
Posted By jmlivingston10
Still having problems with carbonation... I got...

Still having problems with carbonation... I got 10' of gas line and am still to carb my beer with the sit and forget method.. Comments?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-11-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By jmlivingston10
What is the best way to lower the pressure from...

What is the best way to lower the pressure from 12psi to 5 for serving? I used the set & forget method as the shock method didn't work for me.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-03-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,931
Posted By jmlivingston10
I was wondering why my pour was always so fast.....

I was wondering why my pour was always so fast.. Thanks friend! I suppose purchasing a 10' beer line is in order.

So would everyone agree probably the easiest and best way to carb is around...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-03-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,931
Posted By jmlivingston10
My gas line is about 5' and my serving line is...

My gas line is about 5' and my serving line is about 4'. Does that mean my serving line is too short?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-03-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,931
Posted By jmlivingston10
Should I keep my keg in the fridge to carb?...

Should I keep my keg in the fridge to carb? Should I get a longer beer line/ keep it refrigerated?
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