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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2013, 04:53 PM
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Posted By JustinMaster
Just to clarify, I understand the c02 pushes out...

Just to clarify, I understand the c02 pushes out the oxygen during fermentation. But once fermentation is complete, and you start to open the vessel to take samples, replace blowoff, ect., isn't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2013, 04:44 PM
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Posted By JustinMaster
So it sounds like 6-6.5 gallons is ideal. My...

So it sounds like 6-6.5 gallons is ideal. My question is, would that volume be too much head space to keep the beer in for the entire process? (Keep in mind I'm using no secondary. I leave in primary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2013, 05:45 AM
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Posted By JustinMaster
Carboy Size: Single Vessel Fermentation

So as some have suggested on this forum, I do my entire fermentation in one carboy. No secondary. My question is, for this style brewing, what is the ideal size carboy?
Forum: Porter 01-15-2013, 02:38 PM
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Posted By JustinMaster
Wow I feel foolish, I should have noticed that....

Wow I feel foolish, I should have noticed that. This is all great info though. Thank you so much for this recipe and the time you've put into helping me. As a new brewer, this site a phenomenal...
Forum: Porter 01-15-2013, 01:39 PM
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Posted By JustinMaster
Sounds great, I cant wait to try this! This will...

Sounds great, I cant wait to try this! This will be my second brew, so two more beginner question..

1. I seem to only see hops sold in 1 oz increments.. Is this generally the case or am I looking...
Forum: Porter 01-15-2013, 01:23 AM
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Posted By JustinMaster
Thanks, this recipe looks great! How long does...

Thanks, this recipe looks great! How long does this need to sit in the bottles? I just bottled my first batch (an ipa) which recommended 2 weeks, is it the same for this recipe?

Also, any idea...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2013, 04:16 PM
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Posted By JustinMaster
OK great, thank you. What are the best ways...

OK great, thank you.

What are the best ways to cold crash without a freezer? I was thinking of filling a cooler with ice, and placing the carboy in that, outside (40 degrees) for 48 hours....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2013, 03:26 PM
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Views: 1,887
Posted By JustinMaster
Ok, so next time I will definatly use hop bags. ...

Ok, so next time I will definatly use hop bags.



WLP 001.

Also, can I cold crash even though I want to use priming sugar to bottle carbonate? Im afraid the cold might kill all the yeast I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-09-2013, 07:26 PM
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Posted By JustinMaster
Lots of trub/dry hop. Reduce loss?

I am currently brewing a pliny the elder clone which called for a lot of hops; 7 oz during boil and 5 oz dry hop! As a result, I have a huge amount of trub/hop residue in my carboy... As you can tell...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2013, 06:14 AM
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Posted By JustinMaster
Austin's HomeBrew: Southern Tier Pumking

I have been searching for a clone kit/recipe of Southern Tier Pumking.

The only kit I found was from Austin's Homebrew Supply, http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?products_id=13486
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2012, 12:57 AM
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Posted By JustinMaster
Woah, I've been reading the forum all day...

Woah, I've been reading the forum all day debating weather or not to transfer to secondary when dry hopping. In all the cases I've read, it was you recommended keeping the beer in primary the entire...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-28-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By JustinMaster
Ahhh, I just purchased the Pliny kit... Haha oh...

Ahhh, I just purchased the Pliny kit... Haha oh well, if it takes longer, its not the end of the world (Im a seriously busy student who wanted to brew this this strictly during my winter break).

I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-28-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By JustinMaster
No valve on kettle... I think ill siphon. ...

No valve on kettle... I think ill siphon.

And do I need a hydrometer? why?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-27-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By JustinMaster
Ok good to know.. So can I get away with...

Ok good to know..

So can I get away with only my 5 gallon carboy? I don't see why I need a bottling bucket, I have my kettle..
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-27-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By JustinMaster
Is the hydrometer necessary? If yes, why? ...

Is the hydrometer necessary? If yes, why?


:mug:

Also, I've been thinking, provided I use a blow off tube can get away with only using my 5 gallon carboy? I don't get why I need a separate...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-26-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By JustinMaster
Specific First Brew Q!

Hey guys,

I've been reading this forum for awhile now, learning a lot, and I'm finally ready to brew! I just have two lingering questions I could use some help with...

1. Long story short, I...
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