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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By drhookmec
This depends on what your starting gravity will...

This depends on what your starting gravity will be.

If your starting gravity is going to be in the 1050 range I'd use 2 viles.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By drhookmec
A simple blow off tube should fix your problem.

A simple blow off tube should fix your problem.
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Posted By drhookmec
Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: Stout 12-30-2013, 11:56 PM
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Posted By drhookmec
Mmmm Very tasty beer!! Now if I can just keep...

Mmmm Very tasty beer!!
Now if I can just keep my neighbors and relatives
from sucking the keg dry. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-eatdrink005.gif...
Forum: Stout 11-23-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By drhookmec
This beer came out great for me just the way I...

This beer came out great for me just the way I posted the recipe.
But feel free to post your changes. Who knows you may make it even better.

I say those interested give it a try the way I made it...
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Posted By drhookmec
Count me in.

Count me in.
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count me in

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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By drhookmec
Here is a video on how to do a simple yeast...

Here is a video on how to do a simple yeast starter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSrbukazO_Q
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By drhookmec
We've all been there bud. Possible slow...

We've all been there bud.

Possible slow starting yeast,
or maybe a small leak around the air lock

I wouldn't worry abought it now just check it in a week and see if the gravity drops.
I've...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By drhookmec
I would bet your fine. Did you take a OG...

I would bet your fine.

Did you take a OG reading?

Give it a week then take a gravity reading this is the only true way to tell if anything is happening.
Forum: Stout 07-22-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By drhookmec
At only 5% You shouldn't notice much of a coffee...

At only 5% You shouldn't notice much of a coffee flavor.

The Flavor I got from this was very malty due to the Carnation Malted Milk.

If you would like to substitute Chocolate Malt or
Roasted...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-16-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By drhookmec
Someone a while back posted some pretty cool pics...

Someone a while back posted some pretty cool pics of yeast under a microscope.

Take a look.... http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/pics-yeast-under-my-new-scope-273342/
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,189
Posted By drhookmec
Mine is Pickit Fence Brewery, Named after one of...

Mine is Pickit Fence Brewery, Named after one of the hardest lane conditions a bowler can ever bowler on.

http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/game-smileys/bowling-smiley.gif (http://www.4smileys.com)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-14-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By drhookmec
6gal batches is what I brew and I haft to start...

6gal batches is what I brew and
I haft to start with 9 gal of wort in the bk. to end up with 5.5-6gal in the fermenater, then 5gal in the keg.
That's 3gal of loss from the bk to the fermenter,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By drhookmec
Are you using Tap water? Last Time I had...

Are you using Tap water?

Last Time I had this problem it was do to chlorine in the water.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By drhookmec
No you don't want the gunk in the fermenter. ...

No you don't want the gunk in the fermenter.

The trick to this is to gently woolpool the wort after the cool down, Then do what is called a cold break rest for abought 10min.
as the wort stops...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-07-2013, 11:54 PM
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Posted By drhookmec
Yeast rafts... :rockin:

Yeast rafts... :rockin:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-07-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By drhookmec
I'd let it be. The temp. will drop on it's own...

I'd let it be.
The temp. will drop on it's own eventually anyway.
it won't make a big difference in the final beer.

just my opinion though.. ;)
Forum: Stout 07-07-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By drhookmec
Malted Milk Stout

%- Amount- Name- Potential SRM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

70% -6lb 4.8oz Maris Otter 3L
10% -14.4oz Brown malt 65L
5% - 7.2oz Carafa I 337L
5% ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-07-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By drhookmec
Same here but have also used the carboy cleaner...

Same here but have also used the carboy cleaner witch works well also http://www.carboycleaner.com/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By drhookmec
Problem with that is most brewers have a hard...

Problem with that is most brewers have a hard time waiting that long. ;)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By drhookmec
First question: Yes.. As long as the turkey...

First question: Yes.. As long as the turkey baster is sanitized
What are you using as visible signs of fermentation?
Remember the air lock bubbling is not a reliable gauge.

Second question:...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By drhookmec
I had that same problem myself when I started...

I had that same problem myself when I started force carbing.
I added one of these to my co2 line and the problem went away.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/in-line-sanitary-filter.html
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By drhookmec
If you don't have a brewing calculator go to...

If you don't have a brewing calculator go to http://www.beertools.com and plug your recipe in there
and you can get an idea of where your numbers are.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By drhookmec
Your fine, Looks perfectly normal to me. I also...

Your fine, Looks perfectly normal to me.
I also have an IPA that looks very similar to that right now.

When you moved it how did it smell?
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