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Forum: DIY Projects Yesterday, 07:48 PM
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Posted By bstacy1974
Fusti. Amazon Fusti's...

Fusti.
Amazon Fusti's (http://www.amazon.com/M5-Corporation-Stainless-Sanitation-Foundation/dp/B0088IL28U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406663151&sr=8-1&keywords=fusti)

Deep Wood Products already...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-24-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By bstacy1974
Try this one. I used 6 row because I had it. ...

Try this one. I used 6 row because I had it. Used the "specs" of Pilsner Urquell, except for ABV.
http://beersmithrecipes.com/viewrecipe/430503/pilsner-ale
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-04-2014, 12:35 AM
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Posted By bstacy1974
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Sign me up!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-01-2014, 11:03 PM
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Posted By bstacy1974
This thread reminds me of this... ...

This thread reminds me of this...
http://youtu.be/ZlATOHGj9EY
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By bstacy1974
US-04. Is this normal?

This is an English Ordinary Bitter. 20 days in the fermenter. It's been a while since I used US-04. Does it form these yeast rafts regularly? The yeast cake looked just like these floaters after I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-30-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By bstacy1974
I use a 20oz paintball bottle. I can force carb...

I use a 20oz paintball bottle. I can force carb and push 2 - 5 gallon cornys.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-27-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4,523
Views: 411,627
Posted By bstacy1974
Has anyone thought of using this pretzel barrel...

Has anyone thought of using this pretzel barrel as a fermenter? I searched this thread but sometimes I just use the wrong keyword.
I threw away an empty one last week, but did a volume check out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-24-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By bstacy1974
I use a 20 oz paint ball bottle. First time...

I use a 20 oz paint ball bottle. First time using it, I had a leak on my keg and needed a refill before the keg was empty. I forgot to tighten the keg posts all the way.
My last two 5-gal batches...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-20-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By bstacy1974
Water is weird that way. Most interesting and...

Water is weird that way. Most interesting and important chemical substance on earth, to me.
Think more hydraulic pressure than gas pressure. Liquids are non-compressible fluids. With zero head...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,925
Posted By bstacy1974
Totally agree. (Really wish the HBT app had a...

Totally agree. (Really wish the HBT app had a like button.) I also wish I would have started with smaller batches. I have my "house" beers that I and some of my friends really enjoy, but there are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,925
Posted By bstacy1974
Normal. Fermentation can take up to 24 hours to...

Normal. Fermentation can take up to 24 hours to show activity in the air lock. Relax. A watched pot never boils.

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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,925
Posted By bstacy1974
Pictures, please. I'd like to see this little...

Pictures, please. I'd like to see this little fermenter in action. You got me wanting one for my small batches.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By bstacy1974
Not a problem if you plan ahead. Collect water...

Not a problem if you plan ahead. Collect water here and there starting a couple of days before you brew, it won't seem so bad. Empty the holding tank into a bucket or kettle. In about an hour the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-11-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By bstacy1974
Those test strips should work as long as the iron...

Those test strips should work as long as the iron levels are within the testing range. Hach makes good stuff. Water treatment industry standard really.

I think you can make tasty beer with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-11-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By bstacy1974
Do you have a way to measure any total residual...

Do you have a way to measure any total residual iron after you filter? If not, you're taking a chance at not removing all that you desire.

I typed up a big, long response when I realized the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-11-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,925
Posted By bstacy1974
Don't let your excitement overwhelm your process....

Don't let your excitement overwhelm your process. Be sure to slow down and double check everything as you go through your brew day. Maybe make a checklist from the instructions included with your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,925
Posted By bstacy1974
The wife. Just one more reason to bring the...

The wife. Just one more reason to bring the brewing into the house. At least you can chat while your waiting on the mash and boil.
#3 of 4 is running a fever today so we stayed home from church....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-09-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,925
Posted By bstacy1974
Am I the only one who caught the 6 kids portion...

Am I the only one who caught the 6 kids portion of this thread! Maybe not. I only skimmed the responses.
Good for you. I have 4. Anything less than 4 and you're a quitter. ;-)
Like any...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By bstacy1974
This should help. ...

This should help.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator/
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-04-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By bstacy1974
I had the same issue with a batch of Mild that I...

I had the same issue with a batch of Mild that I bottled. I believe (just an opinion) not stirring the beer and sugar solution to blend it evenly contributes to the issue.
Honestly, I have no...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-01-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By bstacy1974
4 lbs 8.0 Oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain1...

4 lbs 8.0 Oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain1
3 lbs 8.0 oz Munich Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)Grain2
1 lbs Caramel Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)Grain3
12.0 oz Caramel Caramel/Crystal...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By bstacy1974
There's no way to know for sure without gravity...

There's no way to know for sure without gravity readings. There's lots of threads on basic info every starting brewer should know. An original gravity (OG) and final gravity (FG) are going to assist...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,931
Posted By bstacy1974
I've never had a bitter, but I want to brew up a...

I've never had a bitter, but I want to brew up a small batch. For inspiration, I thought I'd pickup a 20oz bottle at the liquor store. Nothing was labeled as a bitter or ESB. The closest style I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By bstacy1974
No thoughts on the barrel aging, but the...

No thoughts on the barrel aging, but the Kentuckian in me can't let this go. :off:
Click Here: Its safe, I promise. (http://liquor.com/articles/the-five-biggest-bourbon-myths/)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By bstacy1974
I used a Tap-A-Draft system before I started...

I used a Tap-A-Draft system before I started kegging. I think the 5L mini kegs are a little more versatile than the TAD, in terms of DIYing your own set up. If you like the TAD dispenser idea,...
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