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Forum: DIY Projects 05-03-2013, 04:44 PM
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The picture links in this thread were dead for...

The picture links in this thread were dead for some time. They are now updated to on site hosting and should be good now. Also Update: Kegerator is still going strong and faithfully serving beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By Chris1272
Good people is a good place, and I've heard good...

Good people is a good place, and I've heard good good things about Avondale. The best beer bar in town in The J Clyde. There is no such thing as a brew put in the state of Alabama but there are tap...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2012, 11:27 PM
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Posted By Chris1272
Last time I was in ABQ I had a very good...

Last time I was in ABQ I had a very good experience at the marble brew pub.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-26-2012, 06:07 AM
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Views: 479
Posted By Chris1272
personally I would pitch the 3711 when you rack....

personally I would pitch the 3711 when you rack. keep in mind that It is aggressive and will ferment you beer very dry.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,864
Posted By Chris1272
Sounds like a plan to me. Belgians are great and...

Sounds like a plan to me. Belgians are great and actually very forgiving to beginners since the esters and other yeast products that are some times a flaw in some beers are intended to shine. I'm not...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Chris1272
Violent fermentations are a product of a few...

Violent fermentations are a product of a few things. Use a starter/ Temperature of the Wort/ and strain of yeast. Pitching a large quantity of yeast in a wort that is 75-80 degrees will get them...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Chris1272
Call it a Summer ale or Lemon Wheat. Technicly...

Call it a Summer ale or Lemon Wheat. Technicly what you have made is an American Wheat beer. BJCP category 6D http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style06.php
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2012, 05:43 AM
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Posted By Chris1272
well according to this...

well according to this http://www.tidestrading.com/N5Content/pdf/apricot%20puree%20concentrate%2032%20brix%20nutritional.pdf apricot puree is 32 brix that translates into a specific gravity of 1.139....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Chris1272
How much are you looking to bump the abv? A few...

How much are you looking to bump the abv? A few points? just add more fermentables sugar/Honey ect. If you are looking for more I would say tack on a pound or two of extract to your next order and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-23-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Chris1272
Just keep going you have some kind of beetle...

Just keep going you have some kind of beetle there hard to tell from the picture what kind. You can always try http://www.whatsthatbug.com/ thoes guys are pretty good about helping ID bugs. Your beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Chris1272
NB directions for sparging at 170 were correct....

NB directions for sparging at 170 were correct. For one it performs the function of a mash out, and two sugars are more soluble in water that is at a higher temperature. That could possibly be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Chris1272
The berries float because the yeast convert the...

The berries float because the yeast convert the sugars in them to ethanol and co2 the has gets trapped in the fruit and it then floats.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-20-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By Chris1272
Im not from Chicago but next time I visit Goose...

Im not from Chicago but next time I visit Goose Island is high on my list of breweries to visit.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Chris1272
Take a gravity reading today and then in about...

Take a gravity reading today and then in about 2-3 days if it has not moved then it is safe to bottle. Also take a sip of your sample. Does it have the blueberry character you want? if so and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,105
Posted By Chris1272
You are fine The chance of something nasty...

You are fine The chance of something nasty falling in your wort and setting up shop while you chill are very small. My lid comes off at 5 min left in boil and does not go back on.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2012, 04:28 AM
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Posted By Chris1272
Yeah some yeasts can do that on most it tends to...

Yeah some yeasts can do that on most it tends to gas off after time just swirl it every now and again and drive the sulfur gas out of suspension. It will gas off with the Co2.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Chris1272
Your process looks fine. Nothing wrong with batch...

Your process looks fine. Nothing wrong with batch sparging. You seem to have a similar system to mine, and I batch sparge on every brew. Some things that effect efficiency you may have had no control...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Chris1272
Thats about a normal discrepancy in predicted OG...

Thats about a normal discrepancy in predicted OG and actual. As you dial in your system you should get to know what your expected brewing efficiency. What is stated in your kit is based on an...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Chris1272
I had a bottle of Innis & Gunn highland Cask this...

I had a bottle of Innis & Gunn highland Cask this weekend. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10272/52610 It claims to be aged in 18 year old single malt scotch barrels. It had a earthy smoky peat...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Chris1272
If worst come to worst just bring it back to a...

If worst come to worst just bring it back to a boil later on and then chill it. Not time efficient but will sanitize the wort if you have to leave it for a while.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Chris1272
Guinness isn't bad but your right to me it tastes...

Guinness isn't bad but your right to me it tastes like a watered down stout. There just isn't much there. But what do you expect for a beer listed by diet programs as a low calorie alternative to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By Chris1272
Maybe this will help...

Maybe this will help http://www.taverntrove.com/brewery.php?BreweryId=1264

I Would see if you can contact whoever still retains the rights to the name or the grand kids of the owners and see if...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,004
Posted By Chris1272
I assume you will start out on I10 Abita brewery...

I assume you will start out on I10 Abita brewery is on the way Kiln MS is a short detour and you could see Lazy Magnolia brewery.

In Atlanta Check out Sweetwater brewery and Red Brick brewery. If...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,053
Posted By Chris1272
Ive been down that road. I spent on new carboys,...

Ive been down that road. I spent on new carboys, gadgets, bigger brewpots a kegerator. And yes there are still things I want for my home brewery. but for the most part I produce 5-6% beer at about 10...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-09-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,520
Posted By Chris1272
I like the Idea, I hope it works well. When I...

I like the Idea, I hope it works well. When I first saw it I had a thought of using dry ice as a coolant and a mixture of antifreeze and water as a medium to run pipes through. but probably best to...
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