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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2010, 10:38 PM
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Posted By fatbob
The first time I used Oxyclean I had the same...

The first time I used Oxyclean I had the same problem. I used well water that was only about 50 degrees and used way too much Oxyclean. I used a weak vinegar solution in hot water and it came right...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By fatbob
You will also want to make sure that the glasses...

You will also want to make sure that the glasses or cups are big enough so that they can be poured in one try, so that you don't have to tip the bottle upright, then pour again. When you do that it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-06-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By fatbob
I usually bring my bucket or carboy out the night...

I usually bring my bucket or carboy out the night before transfering and tilt it by putting a book under one side. It lets every thing settle and I don't have to disturb it to get all the beer out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By fatbob
On the rare occasion that a beer sits in my kegs...

On the rare occasion that a beer sits in my kegs more than a month or two, I do notice that they have continued the conditioning, but at a much slower pace. I usually leave my brews in primary for 3...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,662
Posted By fatbob
For what it's worth, I use the bucket fermenters...

For what it's worth, I use the bucket fermenters mainly because they are so easy to carry and I have never had a problem with them. as far as the odor. They smell like beer. I soak them in Oxyclean...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By fatbob
When I wondered about weather or not my starsan...

When I wondered about weather or not my starsan mixture was good or not, I called the number on the bottle and asked how long it would it would be good. The reply I got was it depends on the water...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By fatbob
I usually mix 2 1/2 gallons of starsan at a time....

I usually mix 2 1/2 gallons of starsan at a time. I buy distilled water in one gallon jugs and mix it into a fermenting bucket. By using the distilled water it will last for a long time. I have some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,442
Posted By fatbob
When you tasted the wort you have to remember...

When you tasted the wort you have to remember that none of the sugars have been converted into alcohol yet, so it is a lot sweeter than it will be when your beer is finished
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By fatbob
If you kegged it after two weeks in primary and...

If you kegged it after two weeks in primary and went to the keg in the cold temperatures it didn't have enough time to condition. Conditioning should be done at about 70 degrees. If you take it out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-18-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By fatbob
From my experience using hot water when mixing...

From my experience using hot water when mixing oxyclean, it dissolves easily and rinses easily my only problems were when I used the cold well water which was probably hard water, I haven't tested...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-18-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By fatbob
The first time I used Oxyclean it turned out to...

The first time I used Oxyclean it turned out to be a disaster. I put my bottles in a large cooler and put in several scoops on Oxyclean in and filled the cooler with cold water out of my well. I let...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-14-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,349
Posted By fatbob
I don't think that a hole saw will hold up to...

I don't think that a hole saw will hold up to drilling a few hole in stainless steel. What ever you use, you should have some sort of oil or cutting fluid to keep the bit cool.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,086
Posted By fatbob
When I hydrate my dry yeast, I boil some water...

When I hydrate my dry yeast, I boil some water before I start brewing, I cover it and let it sit while I am boiling.After about a half hour it is cool enough to add the yeast, Then by the time I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,581
Posted By fatbob
All the recipes (kits) that I have ever used just...

All the recipes (kits) that I have ever used just say to add the steeping grains in the same amount of water that I do the boil in. I may have to try the smaller amount of water to steep in, and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,691
Posted By fatbob
If you buy Starsan in a 32oz size it will last a...

If you buy Starsan in a 32oz size it will last a very long time if mixed in the recomended strength. It really is one of the cheapest items that I buy for this hobby.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By fatbob
I just started doing full boils and I think that...

I just started doing full boils and I think that they have turned out better than the partial boils. If you plan on doing full boils you will probably need a wort chiller. the first time I did a full...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-09-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By fatbob
Storing Star San

The last time that I filled a keg I mixed the Star San in a keg and left it there. Last week (about a month later) I wondered if it was still good? I called the number on the bottle to ask 5 Star if...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-07-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By fatbob
Suprising fermentation

Before racking my Cream Stout to the keg I took a sample to check finishing gravity after over 4 wks in primary & it was at about 1.026. It was an extract and the OG was at 1.052. I usually don't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,175
Posted By fatbob
I have been using the nylon bags for all my hop...

I have been using the nylon bags for all my hop additions. I rinse them out when I am done and then toss them in the dishwasher, It doesn't seem to hurt them at all.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By fatbob
Well I brewed today with the big aluminum pot...

Well I brewed today with the big aluminum pot after I boiled water in it for about 45 minutes. Added half the LME in the last 10 minutes & the wort ended up a lot lighter colored than adding it at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By fatbob
Thanks for all the replys. So since the hop...

Thanks for all the replys. So since the hop utlization will increase, Should I cut back a little on the hop addition to keep the recipe the same.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By fatbob
Full boil, Aluminum brewpot

I was told before I started brewing that aluminum pots should not be used, however after doing a search on aluminum, I plan on using the aluminum pot that came with my turkey fryer.
I have been...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,895
Posted By fatbob
How old are you?

57 but I really like this age because in about 8 months I will be retiring and will have the time to pursue this maddening hobby like I want to.
"They say the second thing to go is the memory,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-31-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By fatbob
Finally in the keg

Well I finally got a batch into my kegerator. It seems like it took forever to piece everything together. I got the CO-2 bottle % some connections from a guy at work, but it came from a bar and had...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,473
Posted By fatbob
Keg Lube

I am close to putting my first keg into my kegerator. I have been piecing together almost everything I need. My question is do most of you lube all the O rings with food grade lube or do you just wet...
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