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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2013, 07:22 PM
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Posted By MrSmug
Adjusted...

Adjusted...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2013, 04:51 PM
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Views: 328
Posted By MrSmug
I think I racked to secondary too early

Brewed the DOZE black IPA recipe and I had an initial gravity of 1.07. After 2 weeks I racked over to a secondary to dry hop. At this time I took a gravity reading and it was still a bit high 0.026....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By MrSmug
I've heard mixed reviews about refractometers....

I've heard mixed reviews about refractometers. Which one do you own?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-23-2013, 02:56 PM
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Posted By MrSmug
Wine thief suggestion

I know its a small purchase but it seems I read mixed reviews about any wine thief I find.

Any recommendations and/or thoughts on what NOT should be bought?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-19-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By MrSmug
ok.. Ill probably have to make a blowoff tube...

ok.. Ill probably have to make a blowoff tube when I get home.

I created a yeast starter and as far as temperature goes, this is actually the first time I'm fermenting in my garage as opposed to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-19-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By MrSmug
Excessive fermentation

Is there such a thing as excessive fermentation? I brewed on Sunday and I already needed to replace the airlock about 4 times due to foam and other material making its way into it. I also noticed...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-18-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By MrSmug
Great post. Ill have to look into getting a wine...

Great post. Ill have to look into getting a wine thief. Any suggestions?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-18-2013, 05:24 PM
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Views: 376
Posted By MrSmug
When is fermentation complete?

Brewed the DOZE IPA from morebeer this weekend and one of the things I hate when getting recipes from morebeer is then never list what the final OG should be.

Typically I give 2-3 weeks before...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-15-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By MrSmug
Fermentation tempature

I usually ferment using WLP001 which has a suggested temp range of 68-73 degrees. which works out perfectly for me since we keep our house at 70% so I can easily through my fermenter in a closet (~71...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-09-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By MrSmug
I just checked my brew log and I noticed that 3...

I just checked my brew log and I noticed that 3 out of my last 4 IPA's was around this number so this is "normal" for me I guess

Janet's Brown Ale 1.080 / 1.019
American Amber Ale 1.054 / 1.012...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-09-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By MrSmug
Bad fermentation? Well the target OG was a...

Bad fermentation?

Well the target OG was a little higher than expected because I lost a fair amount of water during the bool so I only ended up with 4 gallons. As far as that gravity goes though I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-06-2013, 04:43 PM
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Views: 744
Posted By MrSmug
I'm thinking (actually hoping) its the wood...

I'm thinking (actually hoping) its the wood chips. It's not like the beer is undrinkable or anything, I just want to find out if I messed anything up along the way so I can prevent any errors in the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-06-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By MrSmug
New keg

New keg
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-05-2013, 07:37 PM
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Views: 744
Posted By MrSmug
Perhaps... I'm usually drinking hop bombs. Never...

Perhaps... I'm usually drinking hop bombs. Never used oak chips before so they may also be contributing to the flavor?

I've been going back every day since the initial caramel blast and I've been...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-04-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By MrSmug
Should also mention kegging temp is in the low 30s

Should also mention kegging temp is in the low 30s
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-04-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By MrSmug
Malt Extracts 9.0lb - Light Malt Extract ...

Malt Extracts
9.0lb - Light Malt Extract
1.0lb - Bavarian Wheat

Grains (steeped 30min)
0.5lb - Carapils
0.5lb - Crystal 40L

Hops
2.0oz - Centennial (60min)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-04-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By MrSmug
Off taste (caramel) after kegging?

I just kegged (first time) a Blind Pig IPA extract clone and I noticed some off off flavor that wasnt there when I kegged or even a few days after kegging. Tastes very creamy and caramely. Could this...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-22-2013, 04:24 PM
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Views: 202
Posted By MrSmug
First time kegging question

About to keg for the first time tonight. At what pressure should I set it to for an IPA and for how long? Any guidance appreciated!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-20-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By MrSmug
I'm guessing that's for the tubing? Is that...

I'm guessing that's for the tubing? Is that needed the first time?

What about the keg itself?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-20-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By MrSmug
First time cleaning of new keg and tubing

Any ideas on how I should go about cleaning my new homebrew keg? I'm guessing PBW for the keg and simple sanitization of the tubing? Thoughts
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-03-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By MrSmug
Could you also go with a single product dual...

Could you also go with a single product dual gauge to a 3 product secondary?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-03-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By MrSmug
This seems the most practical. I don't see any...

This seems the most practical. I don't see any triple body regulators out there but I do see 3+ body secondary regulators. Whats the difference and how come secondaries never come with a CO2 level...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-03-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By MrSmug
So in a set up with a dual body regulator would...

So in a set up with a dual body regulator would you have a manifold or a completely separate regulator and co2 tank for the third?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-03-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By MrSmug
Regulators and PSI

New to kegging so I'm not quite sure what I need. Just bought a triple tap kegerator and I'm wondering how I should set up my regulator. Does it make sense to buy a triple body regulator with...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-31-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By MrSmug
I think I need to drill new screw holes not a...

I think I need to drill new screw holes not a bigger hole for the lines. http://www.beveragefactory.com/refrigerators/beer/sbc500bv-2.shtml

Important Note: Please note that the two faucet tower...
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