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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ak47clown
So the beer is actually coming along nicely. ...

So the beer is actually coming along nicely. It's been fermenting pretty steadily for the past 3 days and only started to slow down a little today. I took a gravity reading and i'm at 1.020 now and...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-12-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,384
Posted By ak47clown
i would like to put forth a motion that from this...

i would like to put forth a motion that from this day on, no brew cave should be complete without a stripper pole...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By ak47clown
Well i went ahead and did it today. Brewed with...

Well i went ahead and did it today. Brewed with 4 different kinds of hops, 2 different DME and I used the same grains for both. There's really no rhyme or reason to what i chose or how i went about...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-31-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,406
Posted By ak47clown
Thanks for the info, Tank. It wasn't meant as a...

Thanks for the info, Tank. It wasn't meant as a criticism, only an observation. The other question(s) I had were:

-What's the difference between a side mount tank and a normal one?
-What's the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-30-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,406
Posted By ak47clown
I'm almost thinking that with not too much...

I'm almost thinking that with not too much effort, you can take a "keg bucket" (one of those plastic buckets you fill with ice and put a keg in) and cut a hole in the bottom, put the end part of the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-30-2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,406
Posted By ak47clown
cool-i'll look into it. If i can figure out a...

cool-i'll look into it. If i can figure out a practical way of regulating the temp then i'll probably go for it
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By ak47clown
Yeah..if anything it'll just be a fun little...

Yeah..if anything it'll just be a fun little experiment to try i suppose. I've got my original brew pot that came with the kit and the turkey fryer that i use presently so it wouldn't be all that...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-29-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By ak47clown
Thanks for the suggestions-ended up going with...

Thanks for the suggestions-ended up going with centenial, cascade, and Tettnang. There's someone local to me selling hallertau potted plants as well so I'm going to pickup one of those as well. My...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By ak47clown
I was just thinking from a hops point of view...

I was just thinking from a hops point of view that I would get a different flavor if I boiled strain X in one wort and strain Y in the other and then combined vs. boiling both in the same...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By ak47clown
*UPDATED* Idea for experiment: two different types of wort

So I've got this idea that I'm thinking of trying. Maybe it's been done before but I haven't been able to find anything-I'm thinking of making two different types of wort (probably 2 2.5 gallon...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,321
Posted By ak47clown
+1 on the fan. I'm a big proponent after my last...

+1 on the fan. I'm a big proponent after my last brew session when I started using one. It's gotta be one of the easiest and most effective things you can do. Like someone else mentioned, you can...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-29-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,406
Posted By ak47clown
Tank depot Inductor tanks?

I happened to click on an add i saw for tank depot at the top of the page last night and took a look at the plastic conicals they are offering. You could get a 15 gallon tank for 57.99 (+5% off...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-29-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By ak47clown
Yeah Cascade is defintely on my list. ...

Yeah Cascade is defintely on my list. Unfortunately I've only just gotten into brewing so I've only made 4 beers to date but I think I'll just do a little more exploring into recipes that I'd like...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-29-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By ak47clown
hops variety recommendations?

I've got a decent sized garden that is no longer in use so i figured I'd plant a couple of rhizomes. (probably have space for up to 5 but looking for maybe 3?) I'm trying to get a good variety and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,585
Posted By ak47clown
+1 on a fan for foam control. It's a completely...

+1 on a fan for foam control. It's a completely hands off solution for me-I crank the burner up until i get a roaring boil and then position my fan and never have to worry about turning down the...
Forum: India Pale Ale 03-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 110,013
Posted By ak47clown
I had used Munton's which turned out great. Of...

I had used Munton's which turned out great. Of the two you got, it looks like you might be better off with the nottingham. Looks like it's more suited towards ales than the Windsor. In regards to...
Forum: India Pale Ale 02-27-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 110,013
Posted By ak47clown
I ended up dry hopping with glacier hops-it's a...

I ended up dry hopping with glacier hops-it's a very floral hop apparently. To my understanding, dry hopping is more for aroma than anything. Either way it came out damn good-i don't think you can...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By ak47clown
well as far as step 1 i unfortunately did not get...

well as far as step 1 i unfortunately did not get to that until after the boil. Didn't have one cold handy... I'll try harder next time-i promise!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By ak47clown
nice-coastarine. It was your thread i probably...

nice-coastarine. It was your thread i probably saw but at that point, I was just frantically searching for a solution because i was so pissed about the thought of having to go through what i went...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By ak47clown
my personal victory (and new solution) to boilovers

So i brewed my 4th beer today (a #9 clone) and had forgotten to buy fermcaps the last time i ordered stuff. I just started doing full boils my batch with a turkey fryer. I was not expected the...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,922
Posted By ak47clown
well i think my next step it to pickup some...

well i think my next step it to pickup some smaller stir-bars. The bar i have actually has a built in pivot point in the center too. Thanks for the info guys-i'll keep you posted
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,922
Posted By ak47clown
I've got an adjustable regulator with a pot that...

I've got an adjustable regulator with a pot that I've got with a range from 4.5v-12v. I do not have anything mounted in my enclosure so i've played with a range a distances from the plate by just...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,922
Posted By ak47clown
stir plate help

Ok-so I've read just about every thread out there and tried all the recommendations with no avail. I've built myself a stir plate and at best i can get a 1-2" funnel to appear in my 1 liter flask...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-09-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,590
Posted By ak47clown
True... i saw another thread on here where some...

True... i saw another thread on here where some guy was able to trick the fridge by placing the temp sensor in an area outside the fridge so it would think it's warmer than it really is. But that...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-07-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,590
Posted By ak47clown
craigslist is awesome sometimes ;)

craigslist is awesome sometimes ;)
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