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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-16-2007, 09:22 PM
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Posted By ARV9673
thanks for all the replies. I guess I AM really...

thanks for all the replies. I guess I AM really bad at research....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-16-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,689
Posted By ARV9673
Grolsch-style flip top bottles

I have a bunch of Liter bottles with the flip top on them. I've used them a couple times, and love them on Bottling day: they are much faster than 12oz bottles. However, I believe I am wearing out...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-09-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By ARV9673
I have been using a blow off tube in my primaries...

I have been using a blow off tube in my primaries (not to hijack this thread) but I don't think it is wide enough.
I just did a coffee stout from 4#'s of LME, 6#'s of DME, and a now unknown yeast,...
Forum: General Techniques 10-09-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By ARV9673
I know I am SUPPOSED to take readings, but... I...

I know I am SUPPOSED to take readings, but... I have nailed most of my problems to temp so far. Plus I have only done extracts to this point. Though, it would be nice to know the alcohol content of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-09-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By ARV9673
Yes, I agree with the blow-off tubes for Primary....

Yes, I agree with the blow-off tubes for Primary. Even so, I still get explosions every now and again.
And yes, I agree it may be too late for this batch. I had similar problems with my first...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-09-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By ARV9673
The temp thing is right on. I think about it...

The temp thing is right on. I think about it now, my first attempts were in a thrid floor, Heat-and-hot-water included apartment. Couldn't turn the heat below 75F. Had eventually to wrap a wet...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By ARV9673
First "Good" Batch...

I put a batch of (yes I know it's late) Oktoberfest into a carboy as a secondary and tasted a little of it while waiting for the Primary bucket to drain. Tasted actually pretty good. Which is a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-30-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By ARV9673
Messy Brew Pot

I've just acquired a turkey fryer. (YAY!) my problem with it is the fryer itself was brand new, had to be assembled, but the pot had been used to boil Maple syrup and is full of charred nastiness. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-30-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,159
Posted By ARV9673
um, I guess I'm too much of a newb to even vote. ...

um, I guess I'm too much of a newb to even vote. I didn't recognize anything on the list!! Only things I have are a couple buckets, wing capper, assorted bottles, siphon, tubes, airlocks, and...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-30-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By ARV9673
Your wanting to drink more than 5 is an...

Your wanting to drink more than 5 is an interesting question. I know I love to drink beer, and once I get going, I don't like slowing down, let alone stopping. I also know SWMBO gets cranky if I do...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-30-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By ARV9673
I checked the primary this morning. It was about...

I checked the primary this morning. It was about 45F outside but still really close to 60F in the basement (58F or so, according to the small food therm I had on top of the plastic lid to my Snazzy...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-29-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By ARV9673
I just looked it up. (package was in French) ...

I just looked it up. (package was in French)
gave a range from 15-34C. 15C works to roughly 59F ... SO I'm just not going to worry. If nothing happens, bubble-wise, I'll move the primary upstairs...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-29-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By ARV9673
Fermentation temps too low..?

Can Primary temps be too low? My Basement is a nice steady 60F right now and I was a little overzealous with my batch of Oktoberfest (yes Im way too late, sorry) and pitched at about 60 as well. ...
Forum: General Techniques 02-16-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By ARV9673
I'm with ya, Brother! Things that don't work...

I'm with ya, Brother! Things that don't work like they're supposed always seem to get to me, even when they're cheapo/crapo peices of garbage. I dunno why I get my hopes up....

Good luck with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-09-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By ARV9673
I didn't even think of that. The yeast I used...

I didn't even think of that. The yeast I used was a liquid yeast, I forget the name brand, but the HBS owner suggested it when I mentioned I was doing a wheat brew. It didn't need a starter or...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-08-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By ARV9673
I can't describe it. Earthy maybe. Not what I...

I can't describe it. Earthy maybe. Not what I remember a wheat being like. I think I was trying for a particular KIND of wheat beer. Hefeweizen this ain't Maybe that's it.
It does smell like a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-08-2007, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By ARV9673
disappointing aroma

I am little disappointed. I just racked to secondary with my first wheat (trying to do what someone touted as a Blue Moon clone, one of my favorites) and I have to admit, I hated the smell. I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-06-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,502
Posted By ARV9673
The OJ analogy might be more to the point, except...

The OJ analogy might be more to the point, except you have to remember that you're going to make SCREWDRIVERS with this OJ, and who CARES if the OJ was fresh squeezed or not?
Just my 2cents about...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-06-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,180
Posted By ARV9673
6lbs Munton's Wheat DME 1lb honey. 1/2oz...

6lbs Munton's Wheat DME
1lb honey.
1/2oz Cascade bittering, 1/2oz Cascade Flavor
1oz sweet orange peel (I used fresh zest but either way)

Bittering added at boil, wait 45 minutes. Add flavor...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-05-2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,180
Posted By ARV9673
Priming: Sugar vs DME vs ???

I went to local HBS, presumably to pick up some sugar to prime the Blue Moon clone (*fingers crossed*) I've got in the primary right now. He mentioned that for it to truly be original, it should be...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-05-2007, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By ARV9673
Old Kit, Still usable?

Went to a friend's to watch the "Big Game" tonight and he popped out with an old True Brew kit (Amber ale) from when he did the whole HB thing, 6 or 7 years ago. Part DME part LME, I am assuming the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-04-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By ARV9673
Thanks for those links, definitely going to try...

Thanks for those links, definitely going to try one from them. Also, had an epiphany: put BOTH kinds on there, and start to learn the Metric temp system. We Americans don't do anything unless it's...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By ARV9673
Stick-on Thermometers

I've been looking around for one of those chemical, stick-on, adhesive type thermometers and all I can find are Celius ones. Does anyone know a source for something I can stick to the side of my...
Forum: General Techniques 01-31-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By ARV9673
Wheats and Secondaries

Do you need to put wheats in a secondary? I was thinking of doing it just to filter a little of the trub and orange peel out (trying a Blue Moon clone), but since they're going to stay cloudy, if I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-31-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 60,523
Posted By ARV9673
Using this recipe, do I still have to prime with...

Using this recipe, do I still have to prime with sugar? I am assuming so, since it calls for adding the honey to the boil. Would honey work as a primer? Or stick with good ole' brewer's stuff?
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