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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-14-2012, 11:43 PM
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Posted By pcancila
Building first AG System Specs Needs Review

I am building my first all grain system or more like putting one together. I started a list of everything I believe I will need and each items cost. I want to make sure I have the system mapped out...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2012, 10:59 PM
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Views: 2,960
Posted By pcancila
This is huge help! Thanks everyone! I would...

This is huge help! Thanks everyone!

I would like to be able to brew 10G and 5g batches. I am looking at the Blichmann Top Tier Modular Brewing Stand, I like this because I can customize what I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-08-2012, 03:20 PM
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Posted By pcancila
Need New All Grain System, Have $2500 Budget

Hey guys!

So Hurricane Sandy hit me pretty hard last week. I lost all of my brewing equipment that was in my basement which completely flooded. The only thing that I saved was a plate chiller and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-24-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,029
Posted By pcancila
measure it i will when i get home! it fit the...

measure it i will when i get home! it fit the cage good though from what i remember, but i will definitely measure
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-24-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By pcancila
Carb level was high, if anything i thought i...

Carb level was high, if anything i thought i carbed too much. Only thing i noticed compared to other cage and corks that i have had is the the cork was very dry. I feel like most corks that i have...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-24-2011, 12:22 AM
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Posted By pcancila
First Cage and Cork - Cork to tight to remove

First cage and cork, did a Belgium strong ale, bottle conditioned for about 8 weeks and when i tried my first bottle i couldn't get the cork out. I ended up having to use a combination of a wine...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-05-2011, 02:04 AM
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Views: 525
Posted By pcancila
Quick Bottle Conditioning Temperature

I bottled two cases of a Belgium dark ale as well as two cases of an barley wine beer about 3 weeks ago and placed in my basement. my basement is holding at about 56 Fahrenheit. From what I can tell...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-03-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By pcancila
i did the same kit in the winter, i too had a...

i did the same kit in the winter, i too had a lower og by a bit. long story short, drinking one now and they are great!

if you are only .04 off the target og you are ok.

Let me know how it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-17-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By pcancila
What Brewery Should I Visit? Irvine, CA

So I will be flying out tomorrow morning to Irvine, CA from Philadelphia. I will be staying in Irvine for 8 night and while I am out there I need to get my beer fix!

So...Any Suggestions?

All...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-13-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By pcancila
I have had a Belgium Tripel IPA take up to 4...

I have had a Belgium Tripel IPA take up to 4 months to carbonate. Even still after 5 months, every 4th or 5th beer is flat while the other are perfect!

Lesson I learned.. Use a starter to promote...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-13-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By pcancila
I have never had bottles explode, blow off tops...

I have never had bottles explode, blow off tops before after about 20+ batches. I also never used 1lb at bottling as priming sugar. I think we all underestimate how tight and secure a properly...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-11-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By pcancila
Can you let us know how it turns out! I am...

Can you let us know how it turns out! I am curious to hear!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-18-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,625
Posted By pcancila
This is great advice! I feel confident that...

This is great advice! I feel confident that another week won't hurt! Thanks!

This raises another questions. This past batch of beer was my 7th brew, really all my past beers have turned out pretty...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-18-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,625
Posted By pcancila
Can you leave in Primary too long?

I have an imperial stout that has been in the primary for 13 days today, 7/18/2010 and needs to go into a secondary. only problem is my secondary is only a 5g and I had an 6g yield, so in order not...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-13-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By pcancila
that's good feedback! It's a swing top! I will...

that's good feedback! It's a swing top! I will let you know how it works out! I will try to get some pictures together!

Thank you!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-13-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By pcancila
Is it still good to drink?

:mug:

Last weekend, 7/5 to be exact I brewed a Imperial Stout Extract Kit from Midwest supplies. All went well, only thing different that I did was I used 6 gallons to start the boil and due to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By pcancila
I just was at Lancaster Brewing a few weeks ago....

I just was at Lancaster Brewing a few weeks ago. Yes, Hop Hog is their best beer. I have had it before and was not thrilled. turns our Lionshead brews and distributes the beer for them and they cant...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-15-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,147
Posted By pcancila
HOUBLONMONSTRE TRIPEL IPA Conditioning Temperatures

Just brewed the HOUBLONMONSTRE TRIPEL IPA kit from Norther Brewer last Saturday. I had a crazy fermentation that lasted almost a week then slowed the past few days. OG 1.072, took a reading this...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,708
Posted By pcancila
great advice guys! thank you!

great advice guys! thank you!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,708
Posted By pcancila
Incubator for Carboy - Fermenting in the Winter?

I live in the Philly suburbs and as winter is itching closer my brewery "small corner in my basement" is starting to catch a chill! I live in a somewhat older larger home that get very cold in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
Posted By pcancila
I am going to take your advice and brew another...

I am going to take your advice and brew another batch to take my mind off the wait.

"When in doubt, brew beer!"
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
Posted By pcancila
Revvy, All my bottles are still...

Revvy,

All my bottles are still conditioning at room temp. I only put one in the fridge to test how the process was coming along. Since the one beer that i tested was flat i am assuming all the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
Posted By pcancila
Revvy, I appreciate the notes i am reading...

Revvy,

I appreciate the notes i am reading your blog through now.

I only tested one bottle so the rest are already chilled. I will just wait and be patient.

thank you!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
Posted By pcancila
I refrigerated the beer for about 48 hours. ...

I refrigerated the beer for about 48 hours.

When the beer bottles conditions shouldn't you expect to see a thin line of sediment on the bottom of the bottle?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
Posted By pcancila
Bottle Conditioning Temperatures

So about 2 weeks ago I bottled my second batch, I did an Double IPA, I yielded almost 2 cases. I stored in my basement on a shelf for one week. This past weekend, I wanted to pop open a beer to see...
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