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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-20-2013, 11:39 PM
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Posted By kingofmalkier
To follow up on this, when I got home this...

To follow up on this, when I got home this evening the Bock was foaming away like a champ. That means it started in earnest sometime between 40-48 hours after pitching. Could have been the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-20-2013, 06:07 PM
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Posted By kingofmalkier
I'm doing my third batch ever so take all of this...

I'm doing my third batch ever so take all of this with a grain of salt (or a shaker) but here's what I observed with BRY-97 on a half batch of 1.071 OG Bock using maple sap instead of water.

* Got...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-30-2013, 11:35 AM
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Posted By kingofmalkier
You are correct, some will come out. Thankfully...

You are correct, some will come out. Thankfully this will increase head space pressure, which will help hold the rest in solution. When you drop the temp again the extra CO2 will get pushed back in....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By kingofmalkier
If you happen to have a glass top stove you can...

If you happen to have a glass top stove you can use a razor blade to scrape off the real tough stuff.

Also, your beer looks great! I have almost zero experience, but I'm still pretty sure that's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By kingofmalkier
I wanted to check back in now that my beer is in...

I wanted to check back in now that my beer is in the kegs. The actual process of transferring from primary to keg went very smoothly, although carbing has been a bit more of an adventure. I made a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-28-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,296
Posted By kingofmalkier
I just kegged for the first time (also first...

I just kegged for the first time (also first brew) and think that my experiences may be informative.

My setup:
* two 2.5G cornelius-style kegs
* one faucet
* one CO2 line

I will be doing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 203,838
Posted By kingofmalkier
You can also use the word "barm" if you want. :)...

You can also use the word "barm" if you want. :) It's real!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By kingofmalkier
Thanks, Dave. I've been controlling the...

Thanks, Dave.

I've been controlling the temperature just by changing the thermostat. It's on the top floor so low 60's isn't too bad to keep the house and at night we just use lots of blankets. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By kingofmalkier
Thanks, sweetcell and the_trout. I think I'll...

Thanks, sweetcell and the_trout. I think I'll wait 21 after my pitch date because things got a slow start and then I'll start checking SG. In the meantime I'll occupy myself with gazing at the carboy...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By kingofmalkier
I just realized that when people asked about the...

I just realized that when people asked about the recipe, they probably wanted more than the style. So, from the kit instructions:

Fermentables
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6.6 lb Light LME
1 lb Golden DME
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By kingofmalkier
Wow! Lots of replies. :) I pitched "YEAST: 1...

Wow! Lots of replies. :)

I pitched "YEAST: 1 Sachet". :P I used the Brewer's Best IPA kit that was a christmas gift. I suspect it will be a little on the dark side of "P", but I know it will be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By kingofmalkier
Just want to talk about my first brewing experience!

I hope this is the appropriate forum for this, but I've already talked my coworkers' and SWMBO's ears off and I figured it would be impossible to talk too much about brewing here.

I learned a lot...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,302
Posted By kingofmalkier
Very useful, even *after* first brew.

I read through a lot of threads here and read The Complete Joy of Home Brewing beginner's section a whole bunch before trying for first extract brew two days ago. I thought that I had a very good...
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