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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-24-2014, 02:11 PM
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Thanks, i am going to secondary on Saturday (1...

Thanks, i am going to secondary on Saturday (1 week). I am hoping to put the airlock in tonight. Remove the bucket from the ferm chamber and try to do a little cleaning. I am so OCD it is scary,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
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How much salt did you add? If it wasn't a ton,...

How much salt did you add? If it wasn't a ton, id let it ferment and see how it comes out!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-23-2014, 07:49 PM
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Yikes - Violent fermentation

Well, i am making a german altbier, brewing process very very uneventful, shooting for 1054, hit 1052. All Grain. It was kind of cool lower fifties, and we were concerned because the wyeast pouch...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2014, 11:37 PM
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I used 1x8 and i have not had any problems, i...

I used 1x8 and i have not had any problems, i just doubled the back side. It has been in place for over 8 months with no ill effects.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By FearKnowBeer
Thanks guys I actually searched the furum last...

Thanks guys I actually searched the furum last night (searching for a problem what a novel idea) found the calculator and determined my beer is most likely done.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2014, 03:28 AM
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I can't use the refractometer except at the...

I can't use the refractometer except at the beginning? Update I recalibrated and I was off just over 5 gravity points.

So I'm guessing around 1.015 I was expecting 1.012 per beerSmith. I think...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2014, 01:17 AM
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Posted By FearKnowBeer
fermentation strange

All grain Dunkel weizen started at 1.054 it's stalled at 1.021. It was at 1.023 when I transferred so in two weeks it's moved very little. Thinking about heating it up to seventy and seeing if it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-15-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By FearKnowBeer
mash with steep of specialty

Hey guys, i am about 8 brews in and i am back for some questions..

I am going to be making a dunkelweizen, but i have been hearing on a few podcasts about steeping the specialty malt after mashing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-15-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By FearKnowBeer
http://www.bulkapothecary.com/product/beer-making/...

http://www.bulkapothecary.com/product/beer-making/ingredient-kits/brewers-best-german-oktoberfest-ingredient-kit/?gclid=CO_FvuiFmboCFeRj7AodTCgACg

I made this oktoberfest as my first brew, and the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By FearKnowBeer
So it's okay if I'm kegging

So it's okay if I'm kegging
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2013, 08:36 PM
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Posted By FearKnowBeer
Lagering...

I was wondering if i could lager in my keezer. Is the gradual decent down to temps super important?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By FearKnowBeer
I had this same problem with my first three...

I had this same problem with my first three batches. Someone gave me this advice last four have worked fine. Sterilize a whisk. When you reach temperature whisk the s**t out of it for a minute. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-15-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By FearKnowBeer
I had mine blow back into the fermentation...

I had mine blow back into the fermentation chamber. Its been 80 + in the garage and 65 in there. I have two one gallon jugs I change out once a day, they are usually 60% frozen.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By FearKnowBeer
I am just 4 batches in, but each one I have made...

I am just 4 batches in, but each one I have made has been dayum tastey. This weekend making a centennial blonde. Gonna start my starter Thursday night.

Not only is beer making fun its fricken...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2013, 12:01 AM
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Posted By FearKnowBeer
Thank goodness I was afraid of cardboard beer,...

Thank goodness I was afraid of cardboard beer, whatever that is it sounds horrible!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By FearKnowBeer
I thought i should only worry about oxidation...

I thought i should only worry about oxidation post fermentation? the whisking took place immediately following the boil.

Am i incorrect in this thinking? If so, i will drink said cardboard beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By FearKnowBeer
Thanks

I have unsubscribed and can't find it (laziness). I had a problem with high finishing gravity. Someone said i need to aerate, and i explained i poured back and forth a few times. Which wasn't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By FearKnowBeer
Wyeast 1007 (german ale). I used Yooper's hop...

Wyeast 1007 (german ale). I used Yooper's hop profile, and the yeast from the orig recipe, as i had to punt do to availability. Apparently 70 degree temps leads to runs on popular yeast at the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By FearKnowBeer
Thanks union. I feel like it was my best brew. ...

Thanks union. I feel like it was my best brew. Shooting for an OG of 1048, got a 1054, i was supposed to hit 1012 after primary, and hit 1012. A little more efficient than planned.

Only...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-12-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By FearKnowBeer
fizzy yellow beee

Followed yooper recipe, placed into secondary and had a slightly sour smell to it. First time i have smelled that particular odor.

I had a blow out And Krausen made it out the bubbler, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-05-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By FearKnowBeer
dumb dumb dumb

So I finally finished my keezer. In all of the excitement one item didn't make it back in... The temperature probe. I let the beer thaw, and strange as it seems still carbonated. However it tastes...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-04-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By FearKnowBeer
Here is my two bits. I went to a beginners...

Here is my two bits.

I went to a beginners class at the lhbs. My first home brew was a partial, which went real smooth. My second batch was all grain, it went smooth until my yeast didn't start...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By FearKnowBeer
tasted first all grain, nearly dumped it

I will say the extract beers were good but wow! The brew buddy and I cracked a bottle or two after four weeks and WOW..

We made a patriotic brown ale, with out a doubt the best beer I have made. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By FearKnowBeer
LoL, we had a freeze last night and all my maters...

LoL, we had a freeze last night and all my maters are dead.... Supposed to be high 70's low 80's on saturday, my first not in the garage brew. I am making an ed wort oktoberfest ale recipe, how you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By FearKnowBeer
Thanks yoop! I have followed the instructions! ...

Thanks yoop! I have followed the instructions! Hopefully Saturday its drinkable. I think I'm gonna make your yellow fizzy beer recipe next!
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