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Forum: General Techniques 11-09-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,293
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
strong rotten egg smell in starter

I made a .6 gallon starter with WLP833 German Bock Lager Yeast about a week ago. A few days ago I put it in the fridge. Today I pulled it out of the fridge, poured most of the beer off the top so I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-26-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
The two bottles were probably 6-8 months old. ...

The two bottles were probably 6-8 months old. These bottles as well as all my other beers have the oxygen barrier caps on them. Maybe I need a new bottle capper.
Can you elaborate a little on why...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-25-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
oxidation issues

I'm not a noob but my issue probably seems like one...I recently sent 5 beers to a competition and 2 of the beers had comments about oxidation. I have been brewing for 3 years and have continued to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-26-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,623
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
Update: I bought some aluminum flashing...this...

Update: I bought some aluminum flashing...this stuff is awesome. The best part (not counting the uninterrupted flame) is that it doesn't conduct heat very well. As soon as I turn the flame off I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-25-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,623
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
what do you use to shield the wind?

Hi, I'm looking for some ideas on how to block the wind from my propane burner. I was test driving my new hurricane burner today and had some issues. First was an intense burning smell which I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-01-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,534
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
hurricane burner

The description of the hurricane burner states that it is 60,000 BTUs at 1 psi. Does this mean that it is going to use less propane than another burner? Thanks.

Charlie
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-04-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
I tried this and it fixed my problem. I found...

I tried this and it fixed my problem. I found that the air intake was wide open and when I closed it, well it worked fine. Thanks.

Charlie
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-03-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
my propane burner isn't what it used to be

So I have been using the Bayou Classic for about a year now, and it seems that alot of you use the same one. Here it is:

Bayou Classic Single Burner Outdoor Patio Stove - SQ14 at The Home Depot...
Forum: General Techniques 10-29-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
I decided to brew on Thursday even though it...

I decided to brew on Thursday even though it would have worked out better for Wednesday. I made such a big starter because I am making a big beer and I want a quick and easy fermentation. It's for...
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
yeast starter question

Last Saturday I made a .75 gallon starter using washed yeast (1056) from a batch about 4 months ago. It was slow to start (which was expected) but I was hoping it would be done for me to brew on...
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 10-10-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 10,378
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
Hey guys, I'm going tonight...Can some of you...

Hey guys, I'm going tonight...Can some of you that went last night tell me some of the beers you thought really stood out? Cheers!:mug:
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 10-09-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 10,378
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
I had the burrito last night and it rocked. The...

I had the burrito last night and it rocked. The line up of beers at Mountain Sun was great. After that we went over to the Boulder Brewing Company and wasn't as impressed. The very uninformed...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-16-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
ok this is the lesson I have learned: I batch...

ok this is the lesson I have learned:
I batch sparge and use beersmith for my calculations for sparge amount.
From now on I will add an additional amount (maybe .5 or 1 gallon) of extra sparge...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-16-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
diluting wort pre-boil

I was making a 4 gallon batch of pilsner (the big carboy won't fit in the freezer) a few days ago and ended up with less preboil volume than I wanted. I ended up with only 5 gallons and I know my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-13-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
I can make it like a rocket scientist, and I like...

I can make it like a rocket scientist, and I like it. One thing I love about this hobby is that there is an enormous amount of information to keep learning. It is never boring.
If anyone's...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-12-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
anyone? actually my homebrew store doesn't...

anyone?
actually my homebrew store doesn't carry epsom salt so it would just be the gypsum and calcium chloride addition.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-12-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
using distilled water then adding salts

I'm brewing a hefe tomorrow for the first time but my water at home has 112 bicarbonates HCO3. I was planning on blending my water with distilled water (75 distilleded/25 home) but Palmer's...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-04-2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
water treatment (again)

This has been one of the hardest things to grasp as an all-grain brewer. The 5.2 buffer has been an easy way out, but I want to start brewing by matching a water profile to the style of beer I am...
Forum: General Techniques 07-27-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
new to lagers

So I have some pretty basic lager questions, but rather than post 20 of them here can someone point me to a book or website dedicated to teaching about lagers? I did a search here and came up with a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-19-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,501
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
I thought of that but I priced it and it would be...

I thought of that but I priced it and it would be the same price as buying a new freezer.

I measured the hachback and I'm good to go.

Lagers and kegs here I come!:rockin:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-19-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,501
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
chest freezer transportation

My luck is finally here, I have a relative that is getting a new chest freezer and giving away their old one. The only problem is how to get it from their house to mine (approximately 80 miles). I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
water treatment

Hey guys...I have brewed about 20 successful all grain batches. I normally brew ambers to stout stout with the 5.2 buffer from five star. I am now thinking about brewing a hefe and a pilsner but my...
Forum: General Techniques 06-27-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
Thanks for the replies. I figured I was correct,...

Thanks for the replies. I figured I was correct, but I just wanted to make sure.
Forum: General Techniques 06-25-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
bottling a fruit beer

I have brewed a raspberry wheat which I am about to bottle. Recipe:

7 lbs. US 2-Row
3 lbs. white wheat malt
1 oz. saaz 60 min
.5 oz. saaz 20 min
1 whole can (3 lbs.) Oregon raspberry puree...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By glorifiedbusdriver
thanks for the replies and the picture, I feel a...

thanks for the replies and the picture, I feel a little better now.
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