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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-12-2011, 06:03 PM
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Posted By xinunix
How much of a difference would it make if I...

How much of a difference would it make if I waited until after week 3 to move it out of the chest freezer? I know you can transfer and condition at room temps so I figure there has to be some point...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-12-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,516
Posted By xinunix
I just kicked a keg of my first attempt at a...

I just kicked a keg of my first attempt at a coffee porter and I was very, very pleased with the flavor. At the suggestion of my brew buddy who has quite a few coffee beers under his belt we put a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-12-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By xinunix
Fermentation Temps After 2 Weeks

I have a chest freezer that I use to control fermentation temps, by far the best investment I have made (though my kegging equipment is definitely a close second). However my chest freezer is only...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-08-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By xinunix
Busted High Pressure Gauge

My SWMBO accidentally knocked over my CO2 tank with the regulator attached tonight and it busted the high pressure gauge. I have this Taprite (http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=216)...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-10-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,326
Posted By xinunix
I posted the referenced thread a few weeks ago so...

I posted the referenced thread a few weeks ago so I know your pain. Finally figured out that a decent pair of needle nose pliars will do the trick. You have to get a pretty good grip on one of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,282
Posted By xinunix
Some of my favorites: Stone Brewery ->...

Some of my favorites:

Stone Brewery -> Arrogant Bastard
Terrapin Beer Company -> Terrapin Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Magic Hat Brewery -> Roxy Rolles
Highland Brewing Company -> Highland...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 03-07-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,591
Posted By xinunix
Picked this up in Whales on a trip a few months...

Picked this up in Whales on a trip a few months ago, currently one of my favorites. In this picture it is full of my American Honey Wheat
...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-21-2010, 05:09 AM
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Views: 670
Posted By xinunix
I have one keg where the poppets are seated on a...

I have one keg where the poppets are seated on a lip inside the posts, if you have this kind then pushing on them could break the legs of the poppets. You need to take needle nose pliers or a small...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-18-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By xinunix
+1 on garage fridge, mine fits 3 kegs + CO2 tank...

+1 on garage fridge, mine fits 3 kegs + CO2 tank and still leaves SWMBO plenty of room for softdrinks!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-17-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By xinunix
+1 on anything from kegconnection, they are...

+1 on anything from kegconnection, they are great. The only thing I would suggest that you consider is seeing if they have a kit on Amazon (they would certainly do it if you went straight to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By xinunix
--deleted-- my response was in reference to ales,...

--deleted-- my response was in reference to ales, reread OP title and noticed it referenced lagers, sorry
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-11-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,349
Posted By xinunix
Cobra/Picnic Tap, QD & Beer Line Cleaning Frequency?

I just started kegging, filled my first keg about 10 days ago. I attached a beverage line tonight (just a standard picnic/cobra tap) to see how things were progressing. Carbonation is coming along...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 28,029
Posted By xinunix
In addition to your statement about Autolysis...

In addition to your statement about Autolysis should you also add one about Hot Side Aeration being a much over exaggerated problem? That seems to be the general consensus here...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By xinunix
+1 on rehydrating dry yeast, been having great...

+1 on rehydrating dry yeast, been having great results with dry yeast, I use the following procedure to rehydrate/proof the yeast:

1. Boil a few ounces of water
2. Cover with sanitized saran...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,985
Posted By xinunix
I would definitely suggest the fermentation temp...

I would definitely suggest the fermentation temp control before going AG (though I am still an extract brewer so what do I know...). I bought a chest freezer and a Johnson Controls temp controller...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By xinunix
Does Going To Full Boil Mean I Need To Take Extra Steps To Aerate Wort?

So I am contemplating moving to a full boil (I am a 100% extract brewer) as I have decided to christen the 30 qt aluminum pot from the turkey fryer my father-in-law gave me for Christmas. Been doing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,985
Posted By xinunix
My Advice For Those New To Brewing

So I am far from being an expert, been doing this for just over 1 year, have about 11 batches under my belt, all extract partial boils. Over the course of my first year I have learned a tremendous...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-05-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By xinunix
Sanitize CO2 Lines & QD?

My regulator finally arrives tomorrow and I plan to fill my first keg tomorrow night :rockin:. Already reconditioned my keg, gave it a good soak in OneStep, replaced all o-rings and scrubbed dip and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-04-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,669
Posted By xinunix
Taprite Dual Body Regulator Check Valve Question

I just ordered this Dual Body Taprite Regulator (http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=216) from KegConnection, does anyone know if the barbed check valves pictured here are 5/16?

After...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,056
Posted By xinunix
My LHBS has great kits (IMHO). They seem to have...

My LHBS has great kits (IMHO). They seem to have very fresh ingredients, all come with DME, steeping grains, whirlfloc tablet, hops (plugs or pellets for bittering and flavoring hops, flowers for...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-02-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,678
Posted By xinunix
Keg Poppet & Post Design Question

I am wondering if anyone knows the "trick" for removing the poppet valves that have the legs that wedge into the lip of the post (good image about mid way down in this post): Poppet Valve Image...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By xinunix
Moved To Kegging Thread

Moved To Kegging Thread
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-30-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By xinunix
I just finished brewing this extract kit tonight:...

I just finished brewing this extract kit tonight: Evil Summer Wheat (http://www.alternativebeverage.com/light_ales/wicked_summer_wheat.htm). It is from my LHBS but you can order from the website, so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By xinunix
My LHBS has great extract kits, most include...

My LHBS has great extract kits, most include steeping grains too which is cool and adds to the complexity. They have a broad selection of kits and always have fresh ingredients: Extract Recipe Kits...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By xinunix
I am in the same boat iniquity, I have a 5.5...

I am in the same boat iniquity, I have a 5.5 gallon pot and do partial boils. I just opted to spend my brewing budget on a kegging system rather than a bigger pot so I will probably be doing partial...
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