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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-30-2013, 04:44 PM
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Posted By phidelt844
Swapping in/out post on the keg

Hey fellas. I've got a corny whose black rubber top has completely fallen off. Thus, I am left with a bare metal top with no indication of which hole was originally the IN and which was the OUT...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-09-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By phidelt844
How recently did you pitch the yeast? Can you...

How recently did you pitch the yeast? Can you identify it as krausen? Infection perhaps? Got a pic by chance?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-27-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By phidelt844
That is one fancy setup for a first time all...

That is one fancy setup for a first time all grain! Lookin' good! :mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-27-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By phidelt844
By 2 quarters, do you mean 2 quarts? I typically...

By 2 quarters, do you mean 2 quarts? I typically calculate how much runoff I expect from my mash, then take the remainder of my desired starting volume and divide by 2 for my two separate sparges. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-22-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By phidelt844
I usually throw a clean towel or something over...

I usually throw a clean towel or something over the brew kettle after I've cooled to ~170. Anything falling in shouldn't be an issue with that kind of heat. I siphon from the covered kettle in to a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-07-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By phidelt844
Set PSI before or after hooking up keg?

I've been kegging for awhile, and usually have 3-4 on tap. However I recently ran dry and only have 1 keg going. I have typically connected my gas line to the keg, then set my regulator to ~12 psi,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-01-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By phidelt844
This is the way to go for next time. How did...

This is the way to go for next time.

How did the beer travel up the line, though, I'm wondering? Did you have the C02 connected to the beer out line, or was the keg on its side? Even if the keg...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-30-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By phidelt844
Just to take the flip side of the coin, my house...

Just to take the flip side of the coin, my house IPA includes .5oz of Simcoe and Amarillo, along with more for dry hopping, and I find it screams of grapefruit. I would not attest grapefruit to any...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-19-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By phidelt844
Long term storage in unpressurized keg

Typically when I keg a beer I will hit it with 30psi to seat the lid and then let the keg sit at room temp for a couple months before throwing it in my fridge and carbing it. I've noticed with some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By phidelt844
How likely is an infection to occur at high krausen?

Last night I stumbled in to my brew room after waking up in the middle of the night to let the dog out and noticed I had krausen flowing out of my airlock on day 2 of fermentation. In my sleepy haze...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-03-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By phidelt844
Wine kit water

I am trying a wine kit for the first time and from searching the site am unable to find a confirmed answer on what type of water I should be using. I know with beer I have had success running tap...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By phidelt844
Well I have since removed my Co2 tank +...

Well I have since removed my Co2 tank + regulators from the fridge. Now it's doing the same thing, only the climb up is much slower. So I can turn on the gas and it will creep from up maybe 10 psi...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By phidelt844
Regulator is automatically maxxing out

I have a double dual gauge regulator that's been working fine for around a year. Today I kegged a beer and was cranking the pressure to 30 psi to seal the lid, when the needle just kept on going all...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By phidelt844
The accidental double dry hop

So after a few drinks last night I thought it would be a great time to dry hop my ipa I brewed three weeks ago. I had brewed a 10g batch split in to two 5g buckets, and 1 oz Amarillo, 1 oz Simco was...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By phidelt844
Two mashes would be fine, except it's going to...

Two mashes would be fine, except it's going to add an extra couple hours to your brew day between a 60 min mash and 2 potential sparges (assuming you're batch sparging). Regarding your second...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By phidelt844
I don't think that OG is unreasonably high. ...

I don't think that OG is unreasonably high. However, you mentioned that you stirred it after adding your topoff water; how much did you mix it up? Typically in order to get an accurate reading when...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By phidelt844
Do not place your hydrometer, especially with...

Do not place your hydrometer, especially with bleach residue, directly in your fermenter. Not only is there a small chance for contamination, but you can't take a hydrometer reading from above; you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,434
Posted By phidelt844
Personally, I preheat 3g to 160 degrees and leave...

Personally, I preheat 3g to 160 degrees and leave it in there until I've got my strike water heated, which I get to ~175 degrees. When I add my grains, I drop right down to 152-155 range. Since...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By phidelt844
It sounds like you've already made up your mind,...

It sounds like you've already made up your mind, but I've dry hopped a number of batches in the primary after waiting 3-4 weeks and had great results. I guess that's just the lazy way to do it since...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-29-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By phidelt844
I always take a reading after pitching. I...

I always take a reading after pitching.

I transfer to the primary, pitch the yeast, let it sit ~ 10 mins, shake the bejeezus out of it, and take a reading. By the time it's all shaken up, I can't...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 56,921
Posted By phidelt844
I brewed on Monday, pitched about 6pm. No...

I brewed on Monday, pitched about 6pm. No activity yet, as of Wednesday morning, 6am. So 36 hours with no dice. This is now 2 for 2 batches on Nottingham not taking off; every other yeast strain I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By phidelt844
Took your advice and decided to cut my incorrect...

Took your advice and decided to cut my incorrect grain bill in half, leaving me with (ideally) 1 lb of 300 lovibond roasted. Filled in the other half with:

4.5 lbs 2-row
.75 lbs Carapils
1 lb...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By phidelt844
Cool, well I'll just chalk up the grain bag as a...

Cool, well I'll just chalk up the grain bag as a loss.

Thanks for the help, everyone!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By phidelt844
I plan on toasting the 2 row myself for the Lake...

I plan on toasting the 2 row myself for the Lake Walk recipe. The incorrect ingredients that I have now, however, are already crushed and thrown in with the rest of the grains.

I'm not sure on...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By phidelt844
Picked up the wrong ingredients - hop suggestions for grain bill

Hey guys! Hoping to get some help on a possible recipe here...

I was planning on brewing a batch of the Lake Walk Pale Ale. I visited my LHBS and handed off my handwritten recipe to be filled...
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