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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2006, 09:27 PM
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Posted By awillis
Getting the hang of this!

Last night was my fourth batch and things went so smoothly that I dont see why more people dont take up this wonderful hobby. I think this batch will be clear evidence that whatever system I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-01-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By awillis
To purge the O2 off first lock the valve on top...

To purge the O2 off first lock the valve on top the corny keg open. Blast about 30psi into keg. During this the O2 will escape through the valve. This process works because the CO2 is heavier than O2...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-30-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By awillis
I believe a chest freezer will normally have more...

I believe a chest freezer will normally have more space to hold more kegs(thats a plus). Generally, they will be wider than tall. Fridges hold less kegs and are taller than wide. Both units can be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2005, 01:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,559
Posted By awillis
Did you use the WLP #380 Hefe Weizen liquid...

Did you use the WLP #380 Hefe Weizen liquid yeast? I just bottled my Hefe and it fermented at 8 degrees warmer than recommended and boy it shouts bananas. Next time I use this yeast again I will keep...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2005, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By awillis
Thats just amazing! I wonder if a new beer style...

Thats just amazing! I wonder if a new beer style will develop as a result. Sounds like it replicates a Belgian Triple. As years pass I wonder if homebrewers could replicate this brew.We as...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-28-2005, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By awillis
The brewing process doesnt take up a lot of space...

The brewing process doesnt take up a lot of space as a beginner. When your getting started you should figure a system that will make cleaning, sanatizing and filling much easier. I do a lot in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By awillis
The froth is the kruesen which will vary in...

The froth is the kruesen which will vary in amount depending on the temp and the activity of the yeast. There is no certain amount that you need in order to consider your brew a success or not. On my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2005, 02:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,618
Posted By awillis
64 oz Growlers

Lovely enough a local craft brewery has a special deal on 64 oz growlers this summer, $3.95 per half gallon growler. Anyways, I have accumaleted many of these growlers and wanted to use them for my...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-27-2005, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By awillis
Once again you come through kkroger, sweet. I see...

Once again you come through kkroger, sweet. I see now there is no practical way to ruin a batch when carbonating. I'm relaxing!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-26-2005, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By awillis
I think all the one step was not dissolved. If...

I think all the one step was not dissolved. If you have time just give a quick rinse with your bottle washer(if you have one) and let dry. Also, take the time to look into other cleaners and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-25-2005, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By awillis
I guess the water idea is useless. However, I was...

I guess the water idea is useless. However, I was wondering if the same numbers regarding pressure for a 5 gal corny would apply to my 2.5 corny? TIA
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-24-2005, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By awillis
To kick your American wheat brew up a notch I...

To kick your American wheat brew up a notch I recommend some coriander and orange peels or zest.This will add a very refreshing zest to your brew. I dont know your preference for taste or what have...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-24-2005, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By awillis
Force carbing practice

I did a search on this forum and took notes about force carbonating and getting the right pressure for the best pour. So I decided that instead of learning the hard way with my brew if I could try it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-24-2005, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By awillis
Effects of high temp

I'm using WLP #380, which is best at 64-70 degrees, at about 78-80 degrees for my hef. I know higher temps can provide some off flavors, but will an 8-10 degree difference really matter? I'm assuming...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2005, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By awillis
I believe you can dry the bottles on a high heat...

I believe you can dry the bottles on a high heat dry setting on the dishwasher. The bottles should be completly dry and screaming hot after this. The caps you can boil in some water on the stove. I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-21-2005, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By awillis
Thanks for the good info. The patience thing, I'm...

Thanks for the good info. The patience thing, I'm still working on. Its genetic!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-21-2005, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By awillis
Force Carbonating without Oxidating

My kegging system is finally on its way. Cant wait! I was wondering on how to force carbonate without providing the chilled brew with oxygen. I'm thinking I can fill the keg to its max(below some...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-21-2005, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By awillis
My question here is, how is the specific gravity...

My question here is, how is the specific gravity influenced when force carbonated? Furthermore, I'm assuming the gravity continues to decrease but does it decrease faster or slower when conditioning...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-19-2005, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By awillis
Is a five pound co2 tank sufficient for only a...

Is a five pound co2 tank sufficient for only a 2.5 gal corny keg?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-19-2005, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By awillis
I wish you a healthy recovery. Thanks again.

I wish you a healthy recovery. Thanks again.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-18-2005, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By awillis
kkroger-- I owe you big time! Kegging 101 is...

kkroger--
I owe you big time! Kegging 101 is exactly what I needed. If you ever venture out to Fort Collins, CO, the brews are on me, thank you very much.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-18-2005, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By awillis
Corny kegs

I really need some reading material on corny kegs and the parts that come with. I dont want to purchase a complete unit then find my parts are wrong. I have a working fridge I can use as a kegerator...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-18-2005, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By awillis
Second Batch

I just racked my hefeweizen into the secondary. Initial fermentation was rockin and I could see the kreusen form, for the first time. I also had to clean the primary carboy for the first time. Its...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2005, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By awillis
If you can filter with that high of efficiency...

If you can filter with that high of efficiency their will be no significant change in the taste of the brew, to which the tongue can differentiate. Coagulated proteins will certainly be filtered out...
Forum: General Techniques 07-15-2005, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,834
Posted By awillis
I will have to give that a try next time I use...

I will have to give that a try next time I use fruit. Thanks.
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