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Forum: Extract Brewing 10-24-2008, 12:56 AM
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Posted By ajk170
+1 with the Big K

+1 with the Big K
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-15-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By ajk170
I agree that the Brewhouse kits are an excellent...

I agree that the Brewhouse kits are an excellent kit as well. I also can understand how many homebrewers can be put off by "wort in a bag" concept. Especially with so many bad kits out there! I...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-15-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,845
Posted By ajk170
Here's an update on my first cider - I still have...

Here's an update on my first cider - I still have it sitting in the secondary and I have been tyring to find time to deal with it while also trying to decide what I want the final product to be. I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-14-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,644
Posted By ajk170
Pogo- 1) I haven't tried the Lager yet - not...

Pogo-
1) I haven't tried the Lager yet - not sure about that one
2) The temp is based on the yeast and I have only used various ale yeasts with my kits so far - I dont' have a lager set-up yet. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,201
Posted By ajk170
The Brew House kits can make anywhere from 5...

The Brew House kits can make anywhere from 5 gallons to six gallons. The difference lying in the amount of "top off water" a person uses. I personally only use ~4 liters of "top water" and it make...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,201
Posted By ajk170
IS that the Brew House Octoberfest? Primary or...

IS that the Brew House Octoberfest? Primary or secondary or just total? I am considering this one or should I wait till Nov 1 and order the Winter Ale - I suspect that needs just as long to be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,201
Posted By ajk170
Are you talking Feista or Brewhouse? If Brew...

Are you talking Feista or Brewhouse? If Brew House, I know for a fact that the Weekend Brewer out of Chester, VA will ship (plus shipping costs of course). Bob is a good guy and is happy to give...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-14-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,644
Posted By ajk170
Not much new to report, the oil-slick is still...

Not much new to report, the oil-slick is still there and I took a "sniff test" to see what aroma might be present. I becaome concerend whenI saw the formation of "icebergs" last week and having read...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-09-2008, 01:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,201
Posted By ajk170
I've never seen a festa brew kit- that is...

I've never seen a festa brew kit- that is interesting to think that there are better ones out there! I'll have to look into those and see what they are like!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,201
Posted By ajk170
You're right about wanting to have more control...

You're right about wanting to have more control over the brew process and knowing what's in a brew, but a person can find out what's in these via RJ Spagnols website - although, they don't say exact...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,201
Posted By ajk170
WOW! That's a great price, I just found a place...

WOW! That's a great price, I just found a place closer to me that can order them through the distributor but they are going to charge a few dollars more than what I was paying at the HBS an 1.5...
Forum: General Techniques 10-08-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By ajk170
I'm getting ready to start another batch, I'm...

I'm getting ready to start another batch, I'm interested enough to try this idea, my ferments never start out very strong. I'll have to look around at the stores for this stuff!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,201
Posted By ajk170
That's interesting to hear, especially from a...

That's interesting to hear, especially from a person that has moved to the AG side of the house-

That's what I thoguth as well, start out with these and then move to the AG when I have the space...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-07-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,644
Posted By ajk170
Update while in secondary- oil slick?

Now that I have this racked into the secondary and the S/S suds had all dissipated, I see that there is an oil slick that developed on the top. I assume that it's from the pecan-water that I added...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-07-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By ajk170
Yup- I used ~4 liters in the primary but I then...

Yup- I used ~4 liters in the primary but I then used ~ .5 liters for the priming sugar. What method did you use?

My FG was 1.01 - I started this on 17 Aug using 11g Nottingham and ~4 gram Coopers...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-07-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By ajk170
Pilsner/Maibock Update - not enough primer?

I finally bottled this last night and I should say that it tastes GREAT! I'm amazed that I made this thing myself!

The final color is like everyone said, this thing looked pretty dark in the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-06-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By ajk170
For this one I only used ~4 liters of Deer park...

For this one I only used ~4 liters of Deer park water. That's probably why mine has more of an amber color rather than a lighter color. Plus, I added extra hops during the secondary. When I move...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-06-2008, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By ajk170
update on the Brewhouse Pilsner

Well, I'm getting ready to bottle and this pils has been in the secondary for about 6 weeks so I'm hoping that this turns out well. I dry-hopped using 2 oz Cascades pellets without a bag and as a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-06-2008, 03:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 28,201
Posted By ajk170
Brewhouse Kits - looking for opinions and reviews. . .

Ok, so I'm a fan of the brewhouse kits and after brewing the Honey Blonde, Pilsner, and Red Ale I'm begining to think there aren't many people out there that use these kits! Admittedly, I haven't...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-06-2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,834
Posted By ajk170
Thanks Hooter- my gut was telling me that orange...

Thanks Hooter- my gut was telling me that orange was good in my summer ale- but maybe not in an IPA. If it was, I'd see more micros doing it and certainly more people here would talk about it!
...
Forum: General Techniques 10-05-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By ajk170
Thanks guys, I realize that I'm being obsessive...

Thanks guys, I realize that I'm being obsessive and there is probably nothing wrong.

In the last hour I moved the fermentor from the ferment room to a warmer area - either the movement, the...
Forum: General Techniques 10-05-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By ajk170
Using Wyeast products

Ok, so this is my second batch that I used a Wyeast German Ale type(1007) and the air lock movement is really lacking.

To be clear, I'm using a 7.5 gallon fermentor and the initial lid to the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-05-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,834
Posted By ajk170
Well, maybe that's not the right combination- I...

Well, maybe that's not the right combination- I am new to the brewing world - so I'm like the perverbial kid in the candy store! Throw it all together and maybe I'll get something good! :D
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-05-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,834
Posted By ajk170
Brewhouse IPA

Ok- so tonight I am starting my Brewhouse IPA and I am trying to decide what I should/could do to it to make it better than what it is. I have 2oz of cascade hops that I am going to use to dry hop...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By ajk170
Great!! Thanks for all the quick...

Great!!

Thanks for all the quick responses!!:D

Maybe this one will be better than I think it will be!:ban:
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