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Forum: Brew Science 11-02-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,190
Posted By stepcg6
I'm a bit confused as to why you mention to never...

I'm a bit confused as to why you mention to never use chalk. Is there something incorrect in what I've laid out?

I guess what I'm saying is, if I use the procedure I laid out, will I get a...
Forum: Brew Science 11-02-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,190
Posted By stepcg6
First addition of brewing salts - Chalk for Imperial Porter

Hello everyone,

West LA's 2012 Water report gave me the following info on my brewing water:

Calcium (Ca+2) 25 mg/L
Magnesium (Mg+2) 10 mg/L
Sodium (Na+) 44...
Forum: Brew Science 10-24-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By stepcg6
Water Profile Thoughts/Analysis

Hello everyone:

Can I get some comments/recommendations or general analysis of my water results?

Calcium (Ca+2) 25 mg/L
Magnesium (Mg+2) 10 mg/L
Sodium (Na+) ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-19-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By stepcg6
Homemade Beer Gun Woes

Hey everyone,

I've been following this thread for awhile now, and I see some people with fantastic success in bottling from the keg with this method.

Unfortunately, I'm not having that same...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-19-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By stepcg6
Homemade Beer Gun Woes

Hey everyone,

I've been following this thread for awhile now, and I see some people with fantastic success in bottling from the keg with this method.

Unfortunately, I'm not having that same...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 518,353
Posted By stepcg6
You guys are my last chance!

Hey everyone,

I've been following this thread for awhile now, and I see some people with fantastic success in bottling from the keg with this method.

Unfortunately, I'm not having that same...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-26-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By stepcg6
Hahahah not only do I have no gas grill, I have...

Hahahah not only do I have no gas grill, I have no grill at all. I live in an apartment complex with a backyard of rocks that barely fits my whole setup. Some of us just work with what we've got :)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-26-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By stepcg6
Refilling Propane Tanks - How often?

I currently have a 20 lb propane tank and I have used it for my first 5 all grain batches. I was told I would get 4 to 5 batches worth out of a tank.

I'm worried I'll run out of propane in the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-02-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By stepcg6
Wow the whole HELP QUICK thing really worked...

Wow the whole HELP QUICK thing really worked didn't it? :)

I took your guys advice and pitched it. Like I said, it smelled like yeast with no weird funky smells, and the upside is that this...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-01-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By stepcg6
HELP QUICK! Advice on unsanitized yeast starter

Two nights ago I made a yeast starter with California Ale WLP001 using the same process I always do except...I forgot to sanitize the growler I make all my yeast starters in.

I checked on the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-11-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By stepcg6
It would be a single mash infusion at 155 plus....

It would be a single mash infusion at 155 plus. And the 5.69 is the ABV, the IBUs are after it at 29.62. Seems middle of the road for a brown.

Sorry, I gotta edit these recipe copy and pastes a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-10-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By stepcg6
Designing my Apple Cinnamon Vanilla Brown

Method: All Grain
Style: Brown Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons
Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Efficiency: 70%
Original Gravity: 1.058 Final Gravity: 1.014 ABV (standard): 5.69% IBU...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-08-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 518,353
Posted By stepcg6
Low Carbonation with this setup

Question for you guys:

Two days ago I filled up two Sierra Nevada style bottles with this beer gun method. I sanitized the bottles in ice chilled water so they were nice and cold, and filled these...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-15-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By stepcg6
Depressurizing a keg with beer in it

So a little story:

I tried pouring my Belgian out of the tap today and nothing came out. I knew it was near the end, but I didn't think I had gotten there yet so I went down into the kegorator to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-29-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By stepcg6
Belgian Wit tastes thin...little body

Malt Extract:
Wheat 6 lbs.
Candi Sugar 0.5 lbs.

Grain Bill:
CaraPils 7 oz
Belgian Aromatic 1 oz

Hopping Schedule:
#1 Saaz (4.2%) 1.0 oz 60 min
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By stepcg6
Water - Store-bought filtered vs. tap

Question for you guys:

I live in Los Angeles and we actually have pretty decent water for brewing. About half if not more of my water is made up from water from the tap. I dilute it with cold...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-27-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By stepcg6
Carbed using 4.5 oz of sugar. I'll heat that up...

Carbed using 4.5 oz of sugar. I'll heat that up with a few cups of water and let it boil for about 5 minutes, let it sit for a bit, dump it in the bottling bucket and siphon into it. Sometimes I take...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-24-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By stepcg6
Overcarbonation Woes

Black Cherry Porter

9 lbs Pale Malt Extract (Liquid)

Grains:
American Chocolate Malt 1 lb
British Crystal 77 12 oz

Hops:
Galena (12%) 1oz 60mins
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