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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-12-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ksharpesays
Getting the hop sock out was a pain. The hops...

Getting the hop sock out was a pain. The hops kept bottle-necking at the top of the carboy. I ended up having to cut it and spoon them out and then pull the sock out. But it is out and the pellicle...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-09-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By ksharpesays
I'm pretty sure it's a pellicle, here are two...

I'm pretty sure it's a pellicle, here are two pictures. Let me know!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-09-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By ksharpesays
Pale Ale Pellicle / Unintentional Souring

Howdy, I went to check on one of my pale ales I am brewing on my lunch break and I discovered a pellicle in one of the carboys (thank goodness it is only one of them) - rather than dump it I am going...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-09-2013, 10:33 PM
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Posted By ksharpesays
Better luck this year

Count me in for 2013.. Good luck everyone!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-01-2013, 05:07 PM
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Views: 2,001
Posted By ksharpesays
Lagunitas Daytime / Carton Boat Pale Ale Clone

Greetings, I am trying to make a sort of hybrid of the two beers mentioned in the title: Carton Boat beer and Lagunitas Daytime IPA as a birthday gift for a friend.

I am semi-new to brewing so I...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-06-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,024
Posted By ksharpesays
If you are using electric or wooden setups feel...

If you are using electric or wooden setups feel free to mention it, post a picture... I'm just trying to see what the general consensus is.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-05-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,024
Posted By ksharpesays
The Perfect Brew Stand [Discussion]

Greetings Home Brewers and DIYers!

I had a few questions about what sort of brew stands everyone is using. I will post a few numbered pictures of different styles just to get a general idea of...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-03-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By ksharpesays
As far as the Zinc plating on the stand goes,...

As far as the Zinc plating on the stand goes, once it burns off the fumes will go away but the stand will rust. Has anyone sanded down the zinc and painted it with the high temperature paints...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-02-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By ksharpesays
Campden tablet/repitching yeast

Got some strange infection in 2 of my beers (1 Rye Pale Ale and 1 Milk Stout) I threw some Campden tablets in to kill the infection. The film is gone, the yeast is dead. I have all the tools to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-24-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By ksharpesays
I think it got infected. Probably too much head...

I think it got infected. Probably too much head space in the carboy. Not sure if it is a pellicle or mold. I'm either going to do 1 or the following 4 things.

Idk what to do. I want to fix it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-03-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By ksharpesays
While we are on the topic of infections in beer,...

While we are on the topic of infections in beer, I attached a few pictures. That is a Belgian Golden Strong Ale that I just racked into secondary a week ago, it is going to be in secondary for 2...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-27-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By ksharpesays
I purchased my burners (2 10" and 1 6") I also...

I purchased my burners (2 10" and 1 6") I also got a 30-plate chiller, a march pump and a huge quantity of high temperature hosing, now I just need to find the time and build the stand.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-27-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By ksharpesays
MisterTipsy - I went with a selection of...

MisterTipsy - I went with a selection of ingredients from that list in the link you provided above. I went with sassafras, sarsaparilla, ginger, licorice root, a small amount of vanilla extract and a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By ksharpesays
Thanks for the responses guys, I am definitely...

Thanks for the responses guys, I am definitely planning to go the all natural "root route" based on these responses. I'm curious MisterTipsy- what were the "several other things" you added to make...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By ksharpesays
Root Beer Milk Stout - Help!

I've got this Milk Stout base recipe but I want to make it taste like root beer. Ideally in my head I'd add sassafras root to the boil with about 5-10 minutes left, then probably put 2oz of root beer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-09-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By ksharpesays
Wow, thank you all for the suggestions! ...

Wow, thank you all for the suggestions!
@Daksin - the fresh hops were ordered from Brewmaster's Warehouse http://brewmasterswarehouse.com
@Wileaway - the specific instructions are much...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By ksharpesays
Hops on hops on hops

Hello everyone,

I've got a ton of hops I will list quantities and types below. I am looking for some quality all-grain recipe ideas for the fall/winter months. Maybe even get started on an early...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-31-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By ksharpesays
Awesome, thanks for the info. Do you find that...

Awesome, thanks for the info. Do you find that beers that are wet hopped are more susceptible to infection? If so, what is the recommended way of sanitizing them..
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-29-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By ksharpesays
Bought 2 pounds of fresh Simcoe hops, now what?

Hello everyone,

Looking for all-grain recipe ideas.. I just ordered 2lbs of fresh/wet Simcoe hops from the following link (today is the last day to order them if you are interested)...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-03-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,097
Posted By ksharpesays
This looks awesome, this is exactly what I want....

This looks awesome, this is exactly what I want. I am just curious - how many inches of free space between the burners do you have there? Also, are you using 2 10" burners and 1 6" burner?
Forum: DIY Projects 05-06-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By ksharpesays
Keggle Hardware Placement

Does anyone have or know where I can find a diagram or photo of what sort of hardware goes where on 3 keggles for a single tier brew stand with pump and plate chiller?

I have the 3 kegs, I have...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-29-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By ksharpesays
I like that idea. How much propane does it...

I like that idea. How much propane does it require per brew session?
Forum: DIY Projects 04-29-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By ksharpesays
@BeerGuy1000 - three 10inch burners? haha that is...

@BeerGuy1000 - three 10inch burners? haha that is awesome.. I feel like if you lit them all with it upside down that it would launch into orbit.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-29-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By ksharpesays
Thanks for the quick answers guys, I'm assuming...

Thanks for the quick answers guys, I'm assuming as far as the picture is concerned in #6, that the rectangular piece sticking out is what you connect the pump to?
Forum: DIY Projects 04-29-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By ksharpesays
1 Tier Brew Stand Confusion

Hey everyone, I'm going to be building my own 1 tier brew stand. I have been studying blueprints and photos of other ones and I have a few questions. I'll # them so it is easier for people to respond...
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