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Forum: Cheese Making Forum 11-25-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,801
Posted By fritz_monroe
I really don't think that the brew pot was the...

I really don't think that the brew pot was the cause. I used my brew pot for my most recent batch and it formed fine. I thing that increasing the rennet may have been the solution. It could also...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 11-16-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By fritz_monroe
That looks awesome. I've only made cottage...

That looks awesome. I've only made cottage cheese so far, but soon I'll move on to Monterey Jack and cheddar. I have to get my press built first.
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 11-16-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By fritz_monroe
Also, what size did you go with? I see them...

Also, what size did you go with? I see them starting at 4 bottles, but I think that would likely be too small.
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 11-16-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By fritz_monroe
I bought one of the cheese making kits. I doubt...

I bought one of the cheese making kits. I doubt I'd buy it again. It has a cheap thermometer, a cheap cheese mold, a booklet with several recipes, cultures, rennet, calcium carbonate and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-20-2007, 01:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,535
Posted By fritz_monroe
Thanks for the info on this, I'm "shopping" for a...

Thanks for the info on this, I'm "shopping" for a burner and the KAB5 was on the short list. I'll take a look at the other ones that are available.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-17-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By fritz_monroe
You can buy yeast energizers at your LHBS. These...

You can buy yeast energizers at your LHBS. These often contain some dead yeast, (yeast hulls). This is usually used in wine making, though. My understanding is wort contains enough nutrients to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By fritz_monroe
I think that DME is easier to work with than LME....

I think that DME is easier to work with than LME. With LME, you have to make sure it's all mixed in, it sits on the bottom until it's stirred in. With DME, you know when it's stirred in properly,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-16-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By fritz_monroe
Looks cool. Only thing I would question is the...

Looks cool. Only thing I would question is the temperature strip. Plastic is a poor conductor of heat. Would it give a temperature that's within a few degrees? It very well may, but I don't know.
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-16-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By fritz_monroe
Good luck with the brew. I've never done a cream...

Good luck with the brew. I've never done a cream ale, but it's on my short list. My first was a porter. I figured that if it didn't clear all that well, it wouldn't be a big deal since it's a dark...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-16-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By fritz_monroe
First, welcome to the forums. Lots of good info...

First, welcome to the forums. Lots of good info in here.

Do you have a bottling wand? If so, just fill the bottle until it's full. When you take the wand out, there will be the right amount of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-15-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By fritz_monroe
Is this a keg?

I was looking around at what some others use in the brewery and came across something that the page owner indicates is a keg. Anyone know what this really is? Would it hold pressure? Is this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By fritz_monroe
Looks like that's closer to Chicago than to...

Looks like that's closer to Chicago than to Indianapolis.

If you plan on bottling, make sure those new brews you try are not in twist tops.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By fritz_monroe
It may just be the time of year. The Home Depot...

It may just be the time of year. The Home Depot near my house carries a lot more insullation in the Fall than they do this time of year.

As for the chiller, how steady will one of these things...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By fritz_monroe
Whoa, I think I get it. So, when I look at...

Whoa, I think I get it.

So, when I look at a recipe that says 8.25 AAU of Centennial (12%)

8.25/12 = .6875 or about .69 ounce of Centennial

Or 3.75 AAU of Cascade (5%)

3.75/5 = .75 ounce.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By fritz_monroe
Hops questions

I picked up a copu of the BYO 150 Clones. Looks like some stuff I want to brew. In trying to understand more about what I'm brewing and not just following a recipe, I have some questions.

I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By fritz_monroe
Obviously some great reasons to do it. Now I...

Obviously some great reasons to do it. Now I have to ask, with getting the 31 batches, where do you store it? Keep it in the fridge? I don't have a spare at the moment, and I don't think SWMBO...
Forum: General Techniques 06-11-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,775
Posted By fritz_monroe
That's pretty cool. It says it takes standard O2...

That's pretty cool. It says it takes standard O2 tanks from the hardware store? I didn't know you could get oxygen tanks at the hardware store. What's a tank cost and how long does it last?
Forum: General Techniques 06-11-2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By fritz_monroe
Nice to know the 3-3 method is there if I need...

Nice to know the 3-3 method is there if I need it. But I have someissues siphoning the beer off the trub without sucking up some of that trub. So for me, 1-2-3 really helps keep things clear.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By fritz_monroe
What do you keep on hand for this? I see...

What do you keep on hand for this? I see Nottingham mentioned all over the place. Would that be the yeast of choice for you? That's what I bought as "back up" yeast to keep on hand.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-10-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 2,195,502
Posted By fritz_monroe
I think I'll be added to the list of folks that...

I think I'll be added to the list of folks that have made this recipe. I'm going to gather up the ingredients this week and get it fermenting hopefully next weekend. Camping trip to Maine coming up...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By fritz_monroe
Yea, I meant washing. Oops, I'll fix that. ...

Yea, I meant washing. Oops, I'll fix that.

I guess at some point in my career I'll get to harvesting yeast, but for 3 or 4 batches a year...

So do you guys store it away to use at a later...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By fritz_monroe
Harvesting yeast question

I've read a couple of the threads around about how to harvest yeast from a batch of beer. But I don't quite understand why you would want to harvest yeast.

I guess if you managed to get your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By fritz_monroe
It can't hurt to leave it in the secondary a...

It can't hurt to leave it in the secondary a little longer. You don't want to keep it in there so long that autolysis occurs. Many people will tell you that bulk conditioning is the way to go.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,138
Posted By fritz_monroe
Ture, propane isn't any more dangerous than...

Ture, propane isn't any more dangerous than natural gas. But I would bet that the amount of gas burned by that propane burner is significantly more than a propane range. And the heater and dryer...
Forum: General Techniques 06-09-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,278
Posted By fritz_monroe
Thanks for the carbonation calculator. I'll give...

Thanks for the carbonation calculator. I'll give it a shot when I bottle next. It's pretty cool that it will switch on the fly.

I'm glad that someone brought weight into the mix. As an amateur...
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