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Forum: General Techniques 03-05-2013, 02:26 PM
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Posted By beerguy2009
So from what I am reading, dry hopping for 5 day...

So from what I am reading, dry hopping for 5 day would get most if not all the aroma and flovor I could get from the hops? I am fermenting an American Pale ale and going to dry hop with 2oz of...
Forum: General Techniques 02-28-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By beerguy2009
So if I ferment in the primary for 7 days,...

So if I ferment in the primary for 7 days, transfer the beer to the secondary, let it sit in the secondary for 2 weeks, and then dry hop the beer will it make any difference to how the beer turns...
Forum: General Techniques 02-27-2013, 03:33 PM
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Posted By beerguy2009
OK. I am going to dry hop for the first time and...

OK. I am going to dry hop for the first time and have some questions.
When I transfer the secondary, do I wait or can I wait a week or two to put the hops in the beer after transfering to the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By beerguy2009
So it sounds like it would be fine if I don't use...

So it sounds like it would be fine if I don't use it until Sunday. Thanks for all the quick responses. I am still hopeful that I can brew tonight as planned.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By beerguy2009
Refrigerating yeast starter

I have made up a yeast starter that is currently on the stir plate. I was planning on brewing tonight but may not be able to due to a schedule change. If I put the yeast starter in the frig for a few...
Forum: General Techniques 12-10-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By beerguy2009
So then why does the recipe in the issue call for...

So then why does the recipe in the issue call for a 90 minute boil? It has 2 row and carmel malt. There aren't any pilsner malts.
Forum: General Techniques 12-08-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By beerguy2009
So is there a point when you max out on the...

So is there a point when you max out on the bitterness you can get from the hops?
Forum: General Techniques 12-08-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By beerguy2009
Boil times

I am going to make the Sierra Nevada pale ale clone that was in the December 2012 issue of BYO magazine and it calls for a 90 minute boil adding the first hops at the beginning of the boil. What does...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-04-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 85,899
Posted By beerguy2009
Here are some picture of what I did. Also I used...

Here are some picture of what I did. Also I used Silicone weather strip to seal the foam as it loos better than tape.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-11-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 85,899
Posted By beerguy2009
Looking at my Frig, the only way you might fit a...

Looking at my Frig, the only way you might fit a 10lb tank is if you only put one keg in the frig. If all you have is a 10lb tank, just drill a hole in the frig and put it on the outside. I have seen...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-11-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By beerguy2009
So looking at your photo, the foam insulation...

So looking at your photo, the foam insulation holds everything together. I was looking at cutting away the door shelves the same way so it is good to see that it won't weaken the door which was a...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-10-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 85,899
Posted By beerguy2009
I like the idea of cutting the shelving as flat...

I like the idea of cutting the shelving as flat as possible and covering with plexiglass. I think I may do that to my frig and use a frosted plexiglass to give it a cleaner look. Sure would have been...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-10-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,289
Posted By beerguy2009
Danby DAR440 Door Panel is glued in place

I bought a Danby DAR 440bl that I converting into a kegerator. When I got it home and looked at it, the interior door panel is glued into place not screwed in like I read online from others who have...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-07-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,040
Posted By beerguy2009
So I bought a Danby DAR 440bl and the door panel...

So I bought a Danby DAR 440bl and the door panel is glued in not screwed in. I was looking at it and thought I could cut out the panel leaving the channel for the door gasket. Then I was going to...
Forum: General Techniques 09-07-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,028
Posted By beerguy2009
Yes the paint strainer is fine enough to use with...

Yes the paint strainer is fine enough to use with the pellet hops. I have have very few if any get into the wort. I figured if any gets into the wort/ fermenter its negligable.
Forum: General Techniques 09-07-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,028
Posted By beerguy2009
Ya I have done that too. I figured stirring it...

Ya I have done that too. I figured stirring it around wouldn't hurt. I think I may use a bigger bag. I get the paint strainers from Lowes so I can make the bag larger than I have. I was just worried...
Forum: General Techniques 09-06-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,028
Posted By beerguy2009
Thats good to hear. I like using it since it...

Thats good to hear. I like using it since it makes brewing so much easier. I just wasn't sure if I was losing out on hop utilization because of it. The last batch I made I did not use it and it made...
Forum: General Techniques 09-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,028
Posted By beerguy2009
Hop Spider

I was wondering if using a hop spider will have any negative effects on hop utilization. Are there any reasons one would not want to use one.
Forum: General Techniques 09-04-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By beerguy2009
Hop Spider pros and cons

So what are peoples feelings about using a hop spider to contain the hops during the boil. I have used one several times but am wondering if it has a negative effect on hop utilization.
I am looking...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By beerguy2009
I was wondering how long to keep it covered with...

I was wondering how long to keep it covered with the wet towel, so thanks. I think if I can get fermentation temps under control it would really help my beer. I would really like a fermentation...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By beerguy2009
Well I brewed my beer and was able to get the...

Well I brewed my beer and was able to get the wort down to 75 degrees. I went ahead and pitched the yeast that I had made in a starter. I then put the carboy into a tub of water and added water,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By beerguy2009
I am not worried about pitching too little yeast...

I am not worried about pitching too little yeast as I have a starter on a stir plate prepared for the wort.
So not getting the wort down to 65 inicially won't hurt it too much? I may have to set up...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By beerguy2009
Fermentaion Temp

I am making an American Amber ale today using Wyeast American Ale II yeast. I am guessing I am going to have a problem getting the wort any cooler that about 70 to 72 degrees as it is warm here and I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-15-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By beerguy2009
So you can convert pin lock to ball lock and vise...

So you can convert pin lock to ball lock and vise versa?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-15-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By beerguy2009
Pin Lock vs Ball Lock

I am looking at starting to keg my beer and was wanting to know if there if any advantage in going with the ball lock vs the pin lock corny keg.
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