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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2011, 02:08 AM
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Views: 428
Posted By holjim
Whole hops left in Primary

So for the first time, I had to go with whole leaf hops (local store did not have the variety I needed in pellet form) and when I dumped my wort in primary, a ton of the buggers were left in (I was...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-26-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By holjim
thanks all!

thanks all!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-13-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By holjim
Star San Film on Everything

Yikes,

Ok, so I have been a bit busy to brew for...well a few months longer than I care to admit. Back in March I dumped a bunch of my gear into a bottling bucket of Star San and promptly forgot...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-04-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By holjim
Thanks all! Jim

Thanks all!

Jim
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-03-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By holjim
Racer 5 Question

I found this recipe for Racer 5 and as a new All Grain brewer -- and one that had some troubles with his temps the first time around -- i'm curious about the wording on the mash instructions.

When...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By holjim
Cold Swimming Pool

Even though it was in the 80s in LA a week ago, I was able to cool down 6 gallons in my 55-degree swimming pool (put it on an upside down pot on the second step and was able to get the temp down to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-20-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By holjim
Essentially I followed Ed's mash schedule and...

Essentially I followed Ed's mash schedule and then things went a bit awry.

1) boiled 3.5 gal of 168* and put it in the tun. When I realized it was coming down quickly without the lid on I added...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-19-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By holjim
I added the water to the tun prior to adding the...

I added the water to the tun prior to adding the grain. Again, unfortunately I left the lid open while the water was coming down in temp so I quickly found myself below my strike temp trying to play...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-18-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By holjim
First AG -- Low OG

I finally got my rig up and running and took my first swing at AG yesterday (brewing Ed's Haus Ale). My pre and post boil OGs were both rather low (.022 and .041 respectively) so I'm trying to narrow...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-16-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By holjim
Great Online Calc!

[QUOTE=springer;1068611]I use this online program for calculation or sparge temps and volumes
untitled (http://njnear76.bravehost.com/)

Springer: That is an amazing online calculator. I couldn't...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-10-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,254
Posted By holjim
:-)

Thanks so much. I'll give it a try on my next keg!

Jim
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-09-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,254
Posted By holjim
Kegerator?

Yooper: Are you running that 8 ft just in a kegerator? I admit I am not a numbers friendly guy and I've been trying to figure out this line length thing. I have a new kegerator with a 5 ft line to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-07-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,250
Posted By holjim
Ancient Thread, I know!

If you had it at the airport, my guess is it was either the Red Trolley or the Amber Ale (do a search for Red Trolley here...there have been a couple of recipe attempts...I tried one and at the last...
Forum: General Techniques 12-23-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By holjim
Sierra Clone

So if I have a Sierra clone that was two weeks in primary, five weeks in secondary and now 36 hours on 30psi, should I expect to see any real advantage to leaving it two or three weeks at 10psi or...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-23-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 40,362
Posted By holjim
Dang

Sorry to hear that Bender. So far I guess I've been lucky. I've had it down to about 38 degrees but yeah, just looking at it, I don't think it is of the finest quality. The price was too sweet for me...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-22-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 40,362
Posted By holjim
Hmmm

Has anyone actually jammed two cornys in there to confirm...I have ONE in there and looking at it, man, it has got to be tiiiight if a second is going to make it side by side. Just wondering if...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-22-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By holjim
So then if a brew was left for 4 weeks in a...

So then if a brew was left for 4 weeks in a carboy secondary (after a two week primary) or was bottled/kegged and left for 4 weeks, in theory, the beer should be about the same (minus whatever carb...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-22-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By holjim
Aging question

I've just gotten into kegging and will (hopefully) never have to go back to bottles unless I happen to want to for some special reason.

My question relates to aging in kegs -- I can't quite wrap...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-18-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 320,735
Posted By holjim
aging

BierMuncher -- Do you mean that you'll rack to your keg (without sugar or gas) and let it sit for two weeks or do you shoot a bit of gas into it and then let it sit at room temp prior to chilling and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-18-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By holjim
Chi

CHI has a great deal right now. Four cornys for $76 + s&h. (http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_44&products_id=36)

I live in Los Angeles and with shipping it came...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-16-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By holjim
Ed, Would this set cover it?...

Ed,

Would this set cover it? (http://www.bannerbeer.com/store/index.php/page/shop:flypage/product_id/100/category_id/6a0d5725d08f1879c89809afff097fea/) I don't see the actual part listed but it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-16-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,369
Posted By holjim
argh!

Well I managed to mangle the stupid thing off but of course now, I still cannot get the damn adapter barb out of the tubing. Ive tried hot water. I've tried pretty much everything. I guess I'm going...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-16-2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,369
Posted By holjim
Removing #145 Stepless Clamp from Line?

Ok, so I picked up my Home Depot Black Friday kegerator and had a (mostly) great week or so hosting lots of friends over a 1/4 barrel of commercial beer and now it is time to get down to business...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-09-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 40,362
Posted By holjim
I think DAN is correct. I suspect you could cram...

I think DAN is correct. I suspect you could cram two fives and one three. I was throwing a party for what turned out to be De La Hoya's improptu retirement beating so I actually have a quarter barrel...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-09-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By holjim
Thanks all! Hopefully I can get this quickly...

Thanks all! Hopefully I can get this quickly resolved!

As you said Fett, as longs as the beer is cold and carbonated right? :-)

Hopefully Home Depot has something close to that shaft seal...
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