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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-27-2014, 01:18 PM
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Forum: Cider Forum 04-15-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By llvllayhem
http://vimeo.com/48954331 This video helped...

http://vimeo.com/48954331

This video helped me a lot with my first cider, which was a success. There is even a basic recipe on the website.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-15-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By llvllayhem
I use the picnic tap with a racking cane and a...

I use the picnic tap with a racking cane and a stopper, turned down to 5 psi with a cold keg. Except for the first bottle, I get minimal foam. I also have an air gun hooked up to my co2 to purge...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-02-2014, 11:31 PM
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Posted By llvllayhem
In Air Force pilot training, which has seriously...

In Air Force pilot training, which has seriously cut down my brew days.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,303
Posted By llvllayhem
There is absolutely no reason at this point for...

There is absolutely no reason at this point for you to dump the beer. You already spent money and time to make this brew, why not just let it finish out and see what it becomes. It may very well be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By llvllayhem
Depends a great deal on the style and gravity of...

Depends a great deal on the style and gravity of the beer. However, if you take gravity readings spaced out over a few days (3-5) and your gravity does not change and it is around your estimated...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-16-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By llvllayhem
If you have the equipment, cold crash it for a...

If you have the equipment, cold crash it for a few days. You could also add gelatin, then cold crash it for better results. My beers usually start clearing with about two weeks in the keg.
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-08-2014, 01:29 AM
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Posted By llvllayhem
Scream

Scream
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-08-2014, 01:27 AM
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Posted By llvllayhem
Inception

Inception
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-08-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By llvllayhem
http://www.amazon.com/Lasko-100-MyHeat-Personal-Ce...

http://www.amazon.com/Lasko-100-MyHeat-Personal-Ceramic/dp/B003XDTWN2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394244669&sr=8-1&keywords=personal+ceramic+heater

These little heaters work great, kept my chest...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-08-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By llvllayhem
Three weeks in primary, and if you have the...

Three weeks in primary, and if you have the means, cold crash for a few days. Probably no need to secondary, just more of a chance to contaminate the brew and another vessel to clean.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-06-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By llvllayhem
Yes to both! Just in case you don't know,...

Yes to both!

Just in case you don't know, you CO2 tank will read approximately 600 psi once the bottle is chilled.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By llvllayhem
I batch sparge as well, but I do see efficiency...

I batch sparge as well, but I do see efficiency in the low 80s sometimes. My efficiency jumped when i started milling my own grain.

The recipe looks good, I have done one parti-gyle with a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By llvllayhem
I just bought a filter last week. The base model...

I just bought a filter last week. The base model can be had for under twenty dollars. I think with fittings and filters, I probably spent around forty bucks.

Yooper, I'm glad i can make you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By llvllayhem
Not sure if it's a waste of time, or a way to...

Not sure if it's a waste of time, or a way to justify my refractometer purchase. I take four readings each brew day with it, first and second running of the mash (batch sparse), after completing...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By llvllayhem
I hate auto correct *boiling, I don't know what...

I hate auto correct *boiling, I don't know what Hamlin is. :o
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By llvllayhem
If you are going to use tap water to top up, I...

If you are going to use tap water to top up, I would go ahead and boil. There is no way of knowing what bugs may be in there. You can skip booking if you buy Hamlin jugs of RO water. I have not...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-04-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By llvllayhem
I usually give beers at least three weeks, but if...

I usually give beers at least three weeks, but if you are like i was when I first started out, impatient :o, take gravity readings for three to five days. If the gravity is steady, the beer is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,108
Posted By llvllayhem
What type of fermenter are you using? If you are...

What type of fermenter are you using? If you are using a bucket, some times they do not seal correctly letting co2 around the sides instead of the airlock. If not, don't be afraid to open the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By llvllayhem
First of all, nothing that grows in beer can...

First of all, nothing that grows in beer can kill you. The worst thing you can get is some harmless mold. The bacteria that does grow in beer, some people introduce purposefully to add sour...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-13-2014, 02:24 AM
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Views: 197,965
Posted By llvllayhem
This is my year!

This is my year!
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 01-19-2014, 02:07 PM
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Views: 3,201
Posted By llvllayhem
I would like a code, please. Thanks!

I would like a code, please. Thanks!
Forum: Cider Forum 01-11-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By llvllayhem
I usually make the cider for SWMBO, who likes her...

I usually make the cider for SWMBO, who likes her cider on the sweeter side. So if I must bottle, pausturizing is a necessity.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-09-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By llvllayhem
Even though you plan on cold crashing, there...

Even though you plan on cold crashing, there could still be a chance of yeast remaining in suspension. Back sweetening with more apple juice or other fermentable sweeteners with yeast in suspension...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-09-2014, 11:23 PM
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Views: 86,994
Posted By llvllayhem
Trying my luck!!

Trying my luck!!
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