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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By mikemet
dont use propane in the house please. for...

dont use propane in the house please. for safety, sanity- everything. If you get a huge rolling overboil after your first hop addition- and you go to kill the heat- while getting splatted with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By mikemet
cold crashing

I have an Citra Ale that I dry hopped 5 days ago. I was planning on just bottling in a few days- but I just got this brand new frigidare 7CU chest freezer.


I havnt played with the controls...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 21,383
Posted By mikemet
buy grains and hops- make a beer- mash / sparge...

buy grains and hops- make a beer- mash / sparge / collect- but instead of tossing the grains- do a secondary mash and sparge- and make a less than stellar batch- but I will bet it will cost...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By mikemet
Im still drinking my Dead Ringer from last...

Im still drinking my Dead Ringer from last July.... it is about polished off. I keep it in a closet in beer boxes- (pantry) with ambient 65ish at this time.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By mikemet
wait 3-4 weeks- dont rack to secondary- call...

wait 3-4 weeks- dont rack to secondary- call us back in 7 weeks after you pop the first one and say... ah - it taste LIKE BEER
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By mikemet
I dont mean to step in and blow yer mind- but...

I dont mean to step in and blow yer mind- but the hardest thing I have yet to figure out is keeping my Hot Lauder Water- at 170ish degrees long enough to keep sparging for the 30 minutes it takes to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-05-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By mikemet
update

Update:

I took the carboy out of the shed - and did a grav reading.

OG was 1.056
Current is 1.041

The look is nice (although some shaking occurred, swirling etc last night- and via...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By mikemet
I am confident that the temperature is 44 on the...

I am confident that the temperature is 44 on the carboy - with a possible higher temp in the core. I took the carboy out of the chamber and put it on the table in the shed- and by my moving it-...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By mikemet
Yeast Temperature / Outdoor Fermenting

Guys

Happy New Year.


I made a Lager on 12/24 outdoors- I live in NY. Its COLD right now- below freezing

I have this shed /shack outside- its weathered- and beaten up- but is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By mikemet
Attempted Outdoor Lagering

Been awhile since I posted- I have a few things I came across- wanted to hear some feedback

I wanted to start utilizing the outdoor temps for making beer.. specifically lagering. I never made...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By mikemet
Im making a porter- I kinda feel like between...

Im making a porter- I kinda feel like between fermentation and bottling- nothing is going to beat cracking out a porter in December this year. Im going to toss in Molasses also.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-16-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By mikemet
Question about Apfelwein knockoff

I made a batch on 10/1 of 4 parts apple juice 1 part grape- all 100% juice. Added my dextrose- and instead of the champagne yeast- I used a D47 wine yeast as per a few different people I hear...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-15-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,602
Posted By mikemet
Extract --> Brew In a Bag --> DIY Mash Tun --> ...

Extract --> Brew In a Bag --> DIY Mash Tun --> DIY Hot Lauter - Mash Tun System

Anything after that is going to cost me some dough. Im still bottling. I love choices and my friends do too. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By mikemet
M A L T More Alcohol Less Temperature ...

M A L T

More Alcohol Less Temperature

IE: Mash in at lower temps- 150 for example- for a higher Alc content. I agree- what style of beer is that? I always had a winter ale in mind -...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By mikemet
make a batch of apfelwein. Toss it in the keg- ...

make a batch of apfelwein. Toss it in the keg- get some sprite if needed- otherwise straight up- I enjoy yes I do. So does about half a gazilllion people. Wiser words were once said, said...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-02-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,868
Posted By mikemet
bump / Yoopers been called out - / where are...

bump / Yoopers been called out - / where are ya bro... wheres the input... im curious although I never made a batch of wine...(unless EdWorts Apfelwein is "wine")
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-02-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5,019
Views: 277,145
Posted By mikemet
24749.5 + 15 = 24764.5 Batch #3 myself too-...

24749.5 + 15 = 24764.5

Batch #3 myself too- love the taste
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-02-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By mikemet
None- 100% juice- no preserve- remember im...

None- 100% juice- no preserve- remember im using 4 G apple 1 G grape black cherry / concord grape blend- no preserve. 1 pack D47 dry wine yeast.

Had this been a regular apfelwein- ...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-02-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By mikemet
Apfelwein with Grape Juice

I did a batch of 4 gallons apple, 1 gallon grape- dextrose, swapped out Moncharet for D47 wine yeast-

Expecting insane airlock activity 24 hours past the pitch- and I have gotta nothing but a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-01-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By mikemet
I'm wondering, what will make this 'fruity'? I...

I'm wondering, what will make this 'fruity'? I supposed racking that on a few pounds of cherrys will do the trick- or something like that? Otherwise- im kinda aiming for the same style of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-01-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,915
Posted By mikemet
When brewing beer you WANT headspace. Get a...

When brewing beer you WANT headspace. Get a blowoff tube on that now- at least for the first 4-5 days. I dont need one as I always leave enough space for the kreusen to form and settle.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-30-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,557
Posted By mikemet
I had 3 batches I did myself but they were all 2...

I had 3 batches I did myself but they were all 2 gallon variety- all bottled as well.

I personally like the idea of cracking open a single beer of whatever I want anytime I want. Its a nice...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By mikemet
Well I bottled the 7 gallons- not the 8-9 I...

Well I bottled the 7 gallons- not the 8-9 I thought. Either way, I took grav readings anyway- the Zest was done I know that. Everything else was in normal range- or even lower than expected- ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By mikemet
Big Bottling Day Question -

I have 3 carboys of beer I need to bottle today- only about 8-9 gallons :)

I did a grav reading on one batch - and its done. Its been sitting about 25-28 days now.

The other 2 however did...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-28-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,434
Posted By mikemet
I write down exactly what I plan on doing- ...

I write down exactly what I plan on doing- including water temperatures- hop schedules, additions- I even write down HYDRO READING! Because I will forget. Its really important to write down a...
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