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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By DonutMuncher
The last post by Tupperwolf pretty much sums it...

The last post by Tupperwolf pretty much sums it up. I can chill it faster in winter when the ground water is cooler, but the ground water is somewhat warm most of the year here in the desert of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By DonutMuncher
Infection risk during wort cool-down

I am about to use my immersion chiller for the second time and have a question. The last time I used it, it took about 30 minutes to cool my wort to pitching temps. During that time, my kettle of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-05-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By DonutMuncher
I think there are plenty of ways to avoid...

I think there are plenty of ways to avoid bottle-bombing your wife's closet besides dumping the beer. I would also never dump a batch if it can still be salvaged, and I think this one still can.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-05-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By DonutMuncher
Definitely not. 7.9 gallon fermenter buckets are...

Definitely not. 7.9 gallon fermenter buckets are very common, and are generally used to make 5 or 6 gallon batches (I used the same bucket from Austin Homebrew for a while). The extra "headspace"...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,787
Posted By DonutMuncher
I personally have not fermented an ale colder...

I personally have not fermented an ale colder than about 18C. Each type of yeast has a preferred temperature range for fermentation. I think most Ale yeasts tend to be in the mid 60s to low 70s...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By DonutMuncher
Probably a good idea :) I think you may be able...

Probably a good idea :) I think you may be able to salvage these beers for your May celebration. You might even be able to just slightly/gently open each cap a little to release pressure, and re-cap...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By DonutMuncher
Don't let people tell you that your own beer...

Don't let people tell you that your own beer would taste horrible. There are thousands of people out there brewing their own homebrew not only because they enjoy it, but because it tastes better than...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By DonutMuncher
Sorry to hear :( Getting them cold fast and...

Sorry to hear :( Getting them cold fast and drinking them soon is one way to avoid the bottle bombs. Unfortunately you won't get the advantages of bottle conditioning (clean tasting beer, even...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By DonutMuncher
Definitely go with a beer kit. What you posted...

Definitely go with a beer kit. What you posted will probably produce alcohol but might induce vomiting when trying to drink it. A beer kit will package together what you need along with instructions...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By DonutMuncher
Are you saying you used 2.5 cups of table sugar...

Are you saying you used 2.5 cups of table sugar per 6 gallon batch? I believe 1 cup of sugar is about 8 ounces (may have to check that), so 2.5 cups of table sugar would be approx. 20 ounces.

If...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2013, 01:49 AM
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Posted By DonutMuncher
+ 5 gallons of AHS American IPA = 16,645.5...

+ 5 gallons of AHS American IPA = 16,645.5 gallons

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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By DonutMuncher
I'd recommend just leaving it in the primary...

I'd recommend just leaving it in the primary fermenter for longer (2-3 weeks), make sure you hit your Final Gravity, then bottle. Some people like secondaries, especially to use when dry hopping, or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By DonutMuncher
Did you already bottle the beers, or did you just...

Did you already bottle the beers, or did you just rack to a secondary fermenter? If you bottled already, there's a chance the fermentation was not complete and you could risk having bottle bombs.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By DonutMuncher
Partial Mash - Do I need to sparge twice?

About to start a partial mash. 3.75 lbs of grain, and 6 lbs of LME.

I plan on mashing with ~ 5 quarts water (1.33 qt/lb ratio).

I have read that many people sparge with about 0.5 gal water per...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By DonutMuncher
Thanks all. I have tried swirling somewhat more...

Thanks all. I have tried swirling somewhat more aggressively but most of it remains caked to the bottom. I'll try decanting a bit and possibly add more water to try and break it up. I guess I can...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By DonutMuncher
Yeast looks caked to bottom of my starter

Hi all,

This was just my second time making a starter, so still new to the business. I made it last night and prepare to pitch it tonight when I'm done with brew day. However, my yeast starter...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-21-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By DonutMuncher
Thanks, that seems to always be the theme :fro:

Thanks, that seems to always be the theme :fro:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-19-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By DonutMuncher
Partial boil, added my remaining extract during wort cool-down.. oops?

Had my second partial mash brew day yesterday. I can only do partial boils (~3.75 gallons), so instead of adding all my extract for the full boil, I prefer to save some liquid extract until around...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 33,974
Posted By DonutMuncher
Pretty cool graphic, nice job. I'll be making my...

Pretty cool graphic, nice job. I'll be making my first starter in the next day or two, so this is a nice little reference. I think I'll be refrigerating the final product and decanting most of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-20-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By DonutMuncher
I'm sure the Midwest kit from Groupon is good. I...

I'm sure the Midwest kit from Groupon is good. I don't know exactly what's in the kit, but these are some basic things you want to have to help you make beer:

- Fermenter
- Airlock for fermenter...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By DonutMuncher
A funnel and strainer will be a good idea to help...

A funnel and strainer will be a good idea to help filter some debris out of your beer. I use a carboy now and currently just autosiphon from the kettle to the carboy. This will get you some aeration,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By DonutMuncher
I think some people take their sample, get the...

I think some people take their sample, get the reading, and dump the sample back into the carboy. If everything is sanitized thoroughly, this could be okay. I'd be a little worried about oxidizing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By DonutMuncher
Lol, that's awesome. Thanks for the notes,...

Lol, that's awesome.

Thanks for the notes, everyone. I need to start making.. starters. Losing half my yeast vial is probably the sucker punch I needed. Hopefully this batch turns out all right...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By DonutMuncher
I've done several batches using some twist-off...

I've done several batches using some twist-off bottles. However, I am now switching 100% to pop-off bottles. Here's why:

1) The wing-capper (I assume you have this) does not seem to like to crimp...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By DonutMuncher
Half my liquid yeast vial spewed on the floor... oh no?

Did my first partial mash on Friday, everything went perfectly, other than taking 45 mins to cool my boil (I need a wort chiller). I aerated by shaking the carboy vigorously. Final step: pitch the...
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