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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-19-2010, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Khirsah17
I have some carbing tabs, but from what I've read...

I have some carbing tabs, but from what I've read they're just priming sugar in pill form. If priming sugar didn't work, then I feel like I'll just be adding more sugar to the beer that won't get...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-19-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Khirsah17
No carbonation problem

Hello all,

I recently helped my friend brew up and bottle a 7.5% IPA. But after 5 weeks in the bottle, there is hardly any carbonation. It was really clear in the secondary, but I primed as...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-30-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By Khirsah17
Haha, well apparently I'm different. The...

Haha, well apparently I'm different.

The recipe wasn't anything special. I just bought a ton of wine grapes that were imported from California. I destemmed them into a bucket, smashed them...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-30-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By Khirsah17
Time to Rack?

Hello all,

I made my first wine here a little while ago. Started with the grapes, extracted the juice, sterilized, added yeast, all that.

It's been about 10 days and have had good...
Forum: For Sale 10-29-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By Khirsah17
Kegging quick disconnects for sale/trade!

Hello all,

I am looking to replace the ball lock quick disconnects in my kegerator system. I have 6 flare style gas and 6 flare style liquid disconnects, along with 6 flare push connect fittings...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-16-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Khirsah17
I probably will get a juice next time. Turns out...

I probably will get a juice next time. Turns out it's CHEAPER to get the juice than buy the grapes... which makes no sense to me. But figured I'd try grapes the first time.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-16-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Khirsah17
First Time Winemaker Questions

Hello all,

After years of brewing I decided to finally try my hand at wine. I must say, the resources on learning how to make wine are sub par in comparison to what's out there for beer. I was...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-20-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,223
Posted By Khirsah17
Steel vs Aluminum CO2 Tank

Hello all,

I'm about to buy a CO2 tank for my kegerator, and I have the option of either an aluminum or steel tank for the same price. Is there any reason I should get one over the other?
...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Khirsah17
Red Gas Tubing Question

Hello All,

I've noticed in a lot of pictures that some people use red gas tubing. I like that because it'll help differentiate that line from the beer line and generally looks cool. The only...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-21-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,352
Posted By Khirsah17
I'm making a summer Kolsch, and the majority of...

I'm making a summer Kolsch, and the majority of the grain bill is pilsner malt. I've seen recipes that do protein rests and others that don't. Just figured I'd try it and see if it makes a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-21-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,352
Posted By Khirsah17
Step Mash Procedure?

Hello all,

I wanted to try a step mash for the first time and was wondering if there is anything wrong with this procedure. Letís say I do a protein rest at 120F for 30 mins, then want to raise...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-19-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By Khirsah17
Initial mash temp was roughly 150F. I had a lot...

Initial mash temp was roughly 150F. I had a lot of grain in the mash tun, so it was tough work stirring it up to make sure any temp gradient was minimal. I'm sure the temp dropped a bit over the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-19-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By Khirsah17
Oh yea, forgot to mention. I did oxygenate the...

Oh yea, forgot to mention. I did oxygenate the heck out of this one. I have a stone hooked up to an oxygen tank.

I "think" I understand your starter comment. Just to clear up any confusion, I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-19-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By Khirsah17
High Gravity Beer Help

Hey guys,

I seem to have hit a snag in trying to brew up a high alcohol beer. You can probably guess, but yea, yeast crapped out super early. The OG was 1.150, and dropped down to only like...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-18-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 966
Posted By Khirsah17
Spalt vs spalt select?

I was just wondering if anyone can clarify the difference between spalt and spalt select. From the little bit of information I could find, it just seems like spalt select is somehow easier to grow. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-25-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Khirsah17
Source for 0-15psi CO2 Gauges?

Hey guys,

I have some secondary regulator bodies that don't have CO2 gauges. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get some 0-15psi replacement gauges. I checked morebeer and AHB, but...
Forum: General Techniques 02-16-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By Khirsah17
On average, I generally my mash tun consists of...

On average, I generally my mash tun consists of about 12 pounds of grain with 4ish gallons of water at 152F. If I add 2 gallons of boiling water, it almost always brings it up to about 168-169F. It...
Forum: General Techniques 01-06-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By Khirsah17
Ok, so new update. A month ago I moved the...

Ok, so new update. A month ago I moved the fermentor from my fridge to the basement, and in the process the pellicle broke up. I forgot about it and when I checked it this morning, it had...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-17-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 91,107
Posted By Khirsah17
I've made some near 20% beers before with some...

I've made some near 20% beers before with some good results, so I totally encourage this project.

My only concern is your predicted mash efficiency of 80%. I don't know what kind of equipment...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-14-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Posted By Khirsah17
Good question. I had no idea what a pellicle was...

Good question. I had no idea what a pellicle was either until I posted some pics in an earlier thread. You can check out the discussion here:
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-14-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Posted By Khirsah17
Homebrewing frustrations..

Arrgg,

My last three beers just have not done so well. Homebrewing is a lot of fun until you have several beers in a row turn out terrible. Then you want to throw everything out.

My first...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 11-21-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By Khirsah17
Oval Label Paper?

Hello all,

I just acquired some tap handles from a friend that have a space to apply labels. I measured it out, and I need an oval shape that is 2.1" high and 1.8" wide. Doesn't seem like Avery...
Forum: General Techniques 11-05-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By Khirsah17
Ok, one last question. When you say the pellicle...

Ok, one last question. When you say the pellicle falls away, does that mean it eventually disappears? So I know the beer is ready when that layer is gone?
Forum: General Techniques 11-04-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By Khirsah17
Wow, fast responses, thanks! First of all, I...

Wow, fast responses, thanks! First of all, I have no idea what a pellicle is. Is that a specific time of infection? Is that like a mold? Can I rack out from underneath it?

The style was...
Forum: General Techniques 11-04-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By Khirsah17
Infection advice needed

Hey all,

I was pretty disappointed to check on my beer this morning to find... infection. Dang. Is there anything I can do at this point, or is it dead?

Thanks!
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