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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-20-2014, 11:55 PM
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Posted By callisbeers
This was a new barrel. The other part of the...

This was a new barrel. The other part of the batch was fine. As I mentioned, this was tasting normal about a month ago. Do you think the leak and the contamination are related? Why would it have...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-20-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By callisbeers
New barrels - fill barrel with hot water, rotate...

New barrels - fill barrel with hot water, rotate it and empty until the color of the water is transparent. If not using for a period of time, fill 1/4 full of water.

I did this but I filled it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-20-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By callisbeers
I followed the instructions that came with it...

I followed the instructions that came with it about cleaning, if it sits for some time, etc. I noticed several weeks ago, a thick, brown tar that had started coming out where the spigot connect to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By callisbeers
Bourbon Barrel Question

I bought a small 2 L barrel about 3-4 months ago. I had a large batch of brown ale so I took some and filled the barrel. About a month ago I tool a sample, it had a nice brown flavor as well as a...
Forum: General Techniques 12-15-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By callisbeers
Didn't really have a target FG. This was the...

Didn't really have a target FG. This was the first time making a Scottish Ale. but I have never had a beer finish that high, usually 1.020 and lower. Wasn't sure how this would affect the flavor...
Forum: General Techniques 12-15-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By callisbeers
Scottish Ale fermentation question

I am currently fermenting a Scottish ale that had a starting gravity of 1.104. After 3 weeks it is down to 1.030, with a little activity left. The beer is still heavy and thick. Do I let it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-22-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By callisbeers
I read some clone recipes in Brew magazine that...

I read some clone recipes in Brew magazine that did their fermentation this way, 68 then 55 for the secondary. I was assuming this was to help settle out any left over yeast. So are you both saying...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-21-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By callisbeers
DIY Fermentation Chamber vs Freezer

I am wanting to do my primary fermentation at 68 degrees for a week then do secondary fermentation at 55 degrees or lower for a week or so. I have a DIY chamber that I am currently not using and a...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-29-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,875
Posted By callisbeers
I know this is an old post. Dumb question but, I...

I know this is an old post. Dumb question but, I am assuming since you are filtering out everything that you must force carbonate then instead of keg condition?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-09-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By callisbeers
Do you mean when force carbonating? or either...

Do you mean when force carbonating? or either way? I usually keg and add my sugar, let sit for 2 weeks?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-09-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By callisbeers
Kolsch Question

I brewed a Kolsch and fermented in the primary for two weeks at 60 degrees. Moved to secondary and am currently fermenting at 40 degrees. My question is when I go to carbonate it in the keg what...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-02-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By callisbeers
What about sparge duration?

What about sparge duration?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-02-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By callisbeers
Brewed again this morning. Similar situation, OG...

Brewed again this morning. Similar situation, OG after boil was slightly lower than expected (1.042 vs 1.046) , but OG after boil was much lower (1.052 vs 1.064). Boil volume came out correct.
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-24-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By callisbeers
Missing Target Gravity

I read the article posted on here and it was very helpful. However, I wanted to post this just to see if anyone had any thoughts. For my last batch, target gravity was 1.053 and 75% efficiency. My...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-13-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By callisbeers
Last batch was a Kolsch with a target gravity of...

Last batch was a Kolsch with a target gravity of 1.044 (based on recipe entered into Brewtoad). Grain bill totaled 9.5 lbs. Mashed 3 gallons at 150 for 60 minutes, sparged 5.75 gallons for 40...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-13-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By callisbeers
Hitting Target Gravity

Last couple of times brewing I have overshot my target gravity. I will take a reading with a refractometer prior to boil. I have been low so I calculated out how much DME I needed to add in order...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-27-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By callisbeers
Chest Freezer Temp Control issues

Bought a chest freezer to replace the fermentation chamber I had built. I am having trouble keeping the temp at a nice steady temp. I have the temp set to 19 C with a .5 degree difference. The...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By callisbeers
I sanitized the bottles with star san. Basically...

I sanitized the bottles with star san. Basically what I do is determine my priming sugar amount for a 5 gallon batch, put the priming sugar in a 5 gallon bucket, then transfer the beer from the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By callisbeers
I was about 6 week from bottling to time of...

I was about 6 week from bottling to time of judging. I did not bottle from the keg, bottled two of each beer after secondary fermentation at the time I was moving it to the keg. The scores on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By callisbeers
Home Brew competition question

I just received my scoresheets back from a recent competition. I received what I thought were fair scores for the beers I entered. However, both beers received lower scores because of their extreme...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-01-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By callisbeers
Mash Efficiency ?

I brewed a Wit last spring that was suppose to have an OG of 1.050. It ended up at 1.044 but was very good none the less. My question is do I adjust the recipe to have it at 1.044 or do I keep it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-23-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By callisbeers
Kegged Beer / Change in taste

I have noticed with my kegged homebrew that the first 15 beers I pour are generally ok, some cloudiness. The next 30 or so beers start tasting better, clarity is much improved. Then the final 1o...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By callisbeers
Belgian Blonde question

Even though I had not tried a Belgian Blond before I decided to brew one. Here is the basic recipe:

Malts - 2 Row & Wheat
Hops - Warrior & Mt Hood
Yeast - Abbey Ale

I just tapped and must...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-23-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By callisbeers
Hand held tap

I bought a 3 gallon keg system with hand held tap. I am getting almost all foam when pouring. I have the psi on the CO2 set at 10. Is there something different I should be doing with this kind of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-16-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By callisbeers
Does the fan run the entire time?

Does the fan run the entire time?
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