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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 08:00 PM
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Odd I was under the impression it was because...

Odd I was under the impression it was because Guiness had Nitrogen and the Harp was CO2 that caused the separation. So it just has to be stout and pale?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Bk2X
I bought a used fridge (midsize) off Craigslist...

I bought a used fridge (midsize) off Craigslist and a temp controller from the HB store. $120 temp is spot on.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-11-2013, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Bk2X
Made this cider up sat night using notty yeast at...

Made this cider up sat night using notty yeast at 65* and today i noticed this funk on top of the cider. Since I normally brew beer in a conical I never get to see the fluid during fermentation. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Bk2X
I am kind of in the same boat as you. I know...

I am kind of in the same boat as you. I know there are a few links that show the actual conversion but I bought a license to BeerSmith and it does the conversion easily. The issue I have, I find a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-30-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,788
Posted By Bk2X
First few days are most important for fermenting...

First few days are most important for fermenting temperatures.

Depending on the strain, it may have some off flavors as 73 ambient is putting the internal temp pretty high. For the first 2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Bk2X
The part about pitching yeast when the side of...

The part about pitching yeast when the side of the pot is cool to the touch is a concern to me. You really need to get a decent thermometer and pitch when the entire wort is near 70F. I can have...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 01-17-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By Bk2X
I am definitely a noob to this and still do...

I am definitely a noob to this and still do extract, but I purchased BeerSmith and added this recipe. I converted to extract and it just says use Pale Liquid Malt extract in place of the Viena and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Bk2X
While I am still messing with simple brews, I...

While I am still messing with simple brews, I read many recipes that say 8oz (5gal batch) of maltodextrine can really improve mouth feel.
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-12-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Bk2X
You can strain it as I read some do it to help...

You can strain it as I read some do it to help oxygenate the wort prior to adding yeast. It won't ruin it, just avoid it when it's time to keg/bottle.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-25-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By Bk2X
Firestone Kegs

I have a few Firstone Kegs, atleast that's what the bottom of the keg says, that need their posts replaced. I created a socket to fit the posts but one was too tight after cleaning and I ended up...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bk2X
Say you did ferment a hefe at 72 ambient using...

Say you did ferment a hefe at 72 ambient using Safbrew WB-06. I got a strong off flavor after carbed up. Is there anything you can do to fix the flavor? Currently, the keg is sitting at room temp...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-02-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Bk2X
Buy a cooler with some ice bags cause you are...

Buy a cooler with some ice bags cause you are going to lose your freezing abilities during fermentation.
Forum: Soda 10-01-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,347
Posted By Bk2X
I finally got around to making this up. It...

I finally got around to making this up. It definitely is creamy and super sweet, however, i am going to use 4oz of extract next time cause 2oz isn't enough IMO.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-27-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By Bk2X
I've been told that the extract we use already...

I've been told that the extract we use already has all the minerals necessary from the process the manufacturers used to create the extract. My last batch I tried distilled water and it came out...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-06-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By Bk2X
Any luck resolving your issue? I am experiencing...

Any luck resolving your issue? I am experiencing a similar problem. I currently have a blonde at 12 psi carbed up great and by using a dual regulator I have a brown ale at 12 psi that will not...
Forum: Soda 05-24-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 35,819
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The general consensus on the Zatarains batch I...

The general consensus on the Zatarains batch I did, is that there is too much spice. I bought enough extract to do another batch so going to try without the spices and see how it is. So far the...
Forum: Soda 05-24-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,347
Posted By Bk2X
Looks interesting. Ill give it a go and post...

Looks interesting. Ill give it a go and post results.
Forum: Soda 02-29-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 35,819
Posted By Bk2X
Zatarains is sold out of their root beer extract...

Zatarains is sold out of their root beer extract so going to look around for a similar deal to what they offer, if not, I will just grab a random extract to run with.
Forum: Soda 02-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 35,819
Posted By Bk2X
Sorry for the delay. My last batch I used...

Sorry for the delay. My last batch I used Watkins but was not very pleased. McCormicks was good but I have yet to use Sarsaparilla or Sassafras in any of my batches. I am going to order some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Bk2X
Good idea, need to have one ready cause bout to...

Good idea, need to have one ready cause bout to start doing full boil in a 7.5 gal pot so might push the limit.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By Bk2X
Yup that sounds right to me. Check amazon, cause...

Yup that sounds right to me. Check amazon, cause I saw micro matic sells there air distributors (manifold) on there for cheaper. I am in the same boat but I am just gong to get a dual regulator...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,912
Posted By Bk2X
I'm really wondering how this will come out. To...

I'm really wondering how this will come out. To help treat a common cold, I usually put raw local honey in HOT water to dissolve it. I have put honey into cool water and it stayed fairly solid. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By Bk2X
You can do two diff psi, but you need open and...

You can do two diff psi, but you need open and close valves to insure the higher psi doesn't absorb into the beer you want at lower psi. If you already have a regulator for your current setup, it is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Bk2X
Can you snip the ends off the other keg and use...

Can you snip the ends off the other keg and use the longer 3/16 line? Its pretty cheap to just get some 3/16 line from the store and would be a nice thing to have if you wanted to crank up the psi...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Bk2X
Just double check that every valve and fitting is...

Just double check that every valve and fitting is nice and tight with no leaks. Spray some soapy solution on those areas to verify. If all is good, then more resistance is needed. Mixer sticks,...
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