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Forum: Hops Growing 05-02-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Fid
Any PVC trellis advice?

I'm growing hops for the first time and its time to get my trellis up. I rent my house and I've been given the greenlight to do basically whatever I want with the backyard so in theory I could put a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-18-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By Fid
I had a yeast cake sitting at the bottom of a...

I had a yeast cake sitting at the bottom of a carboy for about 4 months that had maybe an inch of beer sitting on top of it. I transfered it to a mason jar when I finally got around to cleaning it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Fid
I've seriously considered throwing a party to...

I've seriously considered throwing a party to kill the beer but we're moving quick and I don't have time to carb, party, clean up, and pack! We've gotta be on the road on the 8th. This move was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Fid
Moving 1,700+ Miles with Beer. Need some advice

Hey all,

I'm going to be moving from Seattle to Nebraska (of all places) here in the next couple of weeks and I have 10 gallons of beer that is currently sitting in carboys that needs to come with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-03-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Fid
I'd assume if it was an infection you'd be seeing...

I'd assume if it was an infection you'd be seeing a change in your gravity readings. Your fg is lower than expected but fg estimates are just estimates. Also, that is a pretty large beer, I'm not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-03-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,261
Posted By Fid
Have you tested your hydrometer in plain water to...

Have you tested your hydrometer in plain water to make sure that it reads 1.000? Your og reading seems almost impossibly low if you followed the steps as stated.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-07-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Fid
Tried to catch some wild yeast... WTF is this?

So last Sunday I tried to catch myself some wild yeast. After a couple days I took a look at my experiment and saw this....

Some Bubbles... that's cool
http://i.imgur.com/KaTzxCz.jpg

What the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-31-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By Fid
Looks like your OG should be around 1.110 with...

Looks like your OG should be around 1.110 with all of those fermentables in there. I would definitely either make a starter or use two packets of yeast if the starter is not an option.

Here's a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-29-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Fid
Thanks for the input everybody. I ended up going...

Thanks for the input everybody. I ended up going out and picking up a new cooler.

Here's the result... no regrets.

http://i.imgur.com/UzebfRu.jpg
Forum: DIY Projects 05-29-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Fid
This is pretty much exactly what I had in mind. ...

This is pretty much exactly what I had in mind. Someone is trying to get rid of this wine fridge for $20 which is why I'm interested in it. I was also thinking that the higher temperature settings...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-29-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Fid
Yeah that's exactly what I'm trying to...

Yeah that's exactly what I'm trying to counteract. The ambient temp in my fermentation closet right now is ~65° and the two batches of beer I've got going right now are clocking in at around 10°-12°...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-29-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Fid
Fermentation Chamber Help

So I'm looking to piece together a Ferm Chamber big enough to hold 2 or maybe 3 carboys. I stumbled across a used, small, 8 bottle, wine fridge like this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-26-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Fid
Ha! I have visions of me scraping burnt grains...

Ha! I have visions of me scraping burnt grains out of the bottom of my kettle.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-26-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Fid
I considered this as well. Any experience...

I considered this as well. Any experience mashing in a boil kettle? I was a little concerned about temp loss.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-26-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Fid
Yeah, that's basically what I've been thinking to...

Yeah, that's basically what I've been thinking to myself too. The silicone is food safe and temp resistant up to 300 degrees (yada, yada, ect) but after dumping this much time into this I'm pretty...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-26-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Fid
Mash Tun is cracked, now what?

So I had big plans to brew to batches of beer in celebration of the 3 day weekend but after buying all of my ingredients I found that my mash tun was leaking. After buying a bunch of random washers,...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-23-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By Fid
Right on. I'll give it a go and see what...

Right on. I'll give it a go and see what happens. Hopefully its enough to keep it sealed.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-23-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By Fid
Unfortunately there was originally no drainage...

Unfortunately there was originally no drainage spigot in my cooler so I had to drill the hole myself.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-23-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By Fid
Rubber Gasket inside cooler Mash Tun?

So the best solution I can currently come up with to get the inside of my mash tun sealed up is to use a rubber washer. The washer that I have on hand is a soft rubber washer that is intended for...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-16-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 296,988
Posted By Fid
=25,144 +10=25,154

=25,144

+10=25,154
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 11-17-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Fid
A local micro brewery posted this on their Facebook page.

Sure is a good thing they installed that blow off tube...

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/283380_10151233598514654_1303087856_n.jpg
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-20-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By Fid
Here it is in its 60 pages of glory. What are...

Here it is in its 60 pages of glory.
What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great?...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-12-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By Fid
One more thing to add... I believe that the...

One more thing to add...
I believe that the SP10 now comes with a 10 psi regulator rather the the 20 psi regulator that it use to come with. If I understand correctly that 20 psi regulator was the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-12-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By Fid
I picked up a 40qt aluminum pot from Cash and...

I picked up a 40qt aluminum pot from Cash and Carry for ~$50 out the door (no idea what the gauge is but its fairly thick). Sometimes theres just something satisfying about walking in somewhere and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Fid
Touché

Touché
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