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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By MCH
I've only got one primary fermenter(6.5 glass...

I've only got one primary fermenter(6.5 glass carboy). I also have one 5 gallon glass carboy. Besides allowing me to start another batch earlier, by using a secondary it also just "gives me...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-16-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By MCH
BIG Thumbs up for Austin Home Brew

I ordered about $200 worth of equipment earlier this morning. I then realized that I had forgotten a picnic tap for my kegging set-up. I called them and asked if they could toss it in and charge me...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-15-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By MCH
Exactly. Thought I would get better distribution...

Exactly. Thought I would get better distribution that way?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-14-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By MCH
Craigslist is the best place to find full sized...

Craigslist is the best place to find full sized kegs. Bought 3 for 30 bucks last year. I've got a friend that's a welder and he's coming by this week the tops off for me.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By MCH
From what I've read, warmer temps may kill yeast....

From what I've read, warmer temps may kill yeast. It's always a good idea to get below 80 before pitching.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By MCH
I ferment in a 7 gallon bucket and get at least...

I ferment in a 7 gallon bucket and get at least 52 bottles each brew. So if possible, I would recommend upgrading to a 7 gallon bucket. I do have a 5 gallon glass carboy that I use for a secondary,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By MCH
Fermentation was complete according to my...

Fermentation was complete according to my hydrometer. I let it set in a secondary for 4 weeks and then bottled. After my first 6 pack foamed over, I started waiting a couple of weeks and then...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By MCH
Infection question....

My last batch, a brown ale, got infected somehow. Basically, I pop the top and everything's OK, but then I start pouring and the foam starts.

I'm leaning towards a sanitizing error. Does that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By MCH
Wish I could attribute my apathy to patience, but...

Wish I could attribute my apathy to patience, but I can't.:D

Children, money problems, job promotion and life in general.....oh and hunting season too.:D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By MCH
You know? You're right. This will be my first...

You know? You're right. This will be my first force carbonation. It will be a good test brew, I guess. And who knows....it could be great!

Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By MCH
How long is too long?

I've had a honey ale in the secondary for almost 10 months. No sign of infection, just got side-tracked with life and kept putting it off. Brew has been sitting in an extra room in the house. In...
Forum: General Techniques 09-30-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By MCH
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: General Techniques 09-30-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By MCH
Adding gelatine late in secondary...

Transferred my beer to a secondary late last night and at the last minute remembered my gelatin. Prepared the gelatin like BM suggested but ended up getting side-tracked by a TIVO'd Heroes episode...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-26-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By MCH
I'll take it??

I'll take it??
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-24-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By MCH
Being able to watch someone before brewing by...

Being able to watch someone before brewing by yourself is extremely helpful. Kind of gives you an idea of how to organize equipment and visually what to expect.

Good luck with you brew!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-24-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By MCH
Thanks for all the info guys! I'm getting...

Thanks for all the info guys!

I'm getting psyched about the Brown. The last hydrometer reading tasted great flat and boy was the beer clear! Brown, but clear.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By MCH
I've got a friend that brews a blonde ale with...

I've got a friend that brews a blonde ale with jalapeno's and its awesome. Only problem is...he doesn't divulge his secrets.:D

Think I will try adding the boiled jalapeno liquid at bottling...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By MCH
How much jalapenos in secondary??

I've got a blonde ale fermenting and I've been contemplating splitting the batch up and putting half in a secondary with jalapenos.

I'm not wanting something that's too hot to drink, just...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-22-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By MCH
Should you be able to see through a Brown Ale??

A friend and I were having this discussion. I brewed an extract Brown Ale and used Beersmith for my calculations. Although, it was rather low on the SRM scale, it did fit the category.

Anyway, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-22-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By MCH
Brewed my 5th batch yesterday and although...

Brewed my 5th batch yesterday and although they've all went fairly smooth, my methods have become more refined as well.

Finally got around to setting up a tub with water and ice to store my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-21-2008, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By MCH
My SG and SRM's are way too high for an American...

My SG and SRM's are way too high for an American Wheat. Guess I just won't enter it into any competitions.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-21-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By MCH
Thanks for the info! My last Honey Blonde...

Thanks for the info!

My last Honey Blonde was very hazy, so this time, I'm using the Moss and then using gelatin in a secondary.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-20-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By MCH
Irish Moss boilover??

Ok, I brewed a Honey Blonde Ale today that had 2 lbs of honey. I added half the LME and honey at the beginning and then the rest at 15 minutes left. After stopping the slight boilover from the late...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-20-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By MCH
According to Beersmith, which doesn't have an...

According to Beersmith, which doesn't have an Extra Pale LME, with the Pale LME it's just .6 above the blonde ale style. I'm hoping with a late addition and the Extra Pale will cause it to fall into...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-19-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By MCH
Blonde Ale recipe critique, please

This is what I'm brewing this weekend:

3 lbs Wheat LME
3 lbs Extra Pale LME
2 lbs Clover Honey

.8 oz Crystal 10L(steeped 45 min @ 160)
.8 oz Honey Malt(same)

1 oz Cascade 60 min.
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