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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By masterfool101
1) Treat honey like corn sugar when bottling. ...

1) Treat honey like corn sugar when bottling. You wouldn't just throw the corn sugar in the bucket - you'd first dissolve it in water. Do the same for honey, but don't use boiling water, just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By masterfool101
There is a sticky at the top of this forum for...

There is a sticky at the top of this forum for "easy partial mash brewing" . .. read that, and follow the steps, just consider that you'll be mashing ALL of your grain, not just a few lbs of it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2014, 08:54 PM
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Posted By masterfool101
Kit instructions suck. That's all there is to...

Kit instructions suck. That's all there is to it. However, the brewing ingredient list probably tells you how long to boil each hops for.

As a general rule, (and this is VERY GENERAL), Bittering...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By masterfool101
OK, this comes from a misuse of what "secondary"...

OK, this comes from a misuse of what "secondary" vessels are for. Prior to transferring, you want to be at your Finished Gravity. Secondary "fermentation" really isn't about fermentation. It's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By masterfool101
Frankly, in order to give you any idea if what...

Frankly, in order to give you any idea if what you're tasting is normal for this beer, we would need to see the full recipe and process.

Can a crush that fine produce off flavors .. . sometimes,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By masterfool101
First off, welcome to the hobby. Glad you...

First off, welcome to the hobby. Glad you enjoyed your LBK, and you're moving up to 5 gallon "full" batches :)

That being said, here are my thoughts:

1) I am a big fan of glass carboys. You...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-30-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By masterfool101
I cold rinse my PBW all the time, and I've never...

I cold rinse my PBW all the time, and I've never had a problem. Just rinse well. . . even to the point of what you feel may be excessive . . . I do that just to be sure :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-18-2013, 10:00 PM
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Posted By masterfool101
OK, I think this is where your issue is. . . I...

OK, I think this is where your issue is. . . I think you're not hitting FG before you bottle. THAT is why there is more sediment on the bottom of the bottles. . . and thus the overcarbonation.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-18-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By masterfool101
Is that in Brix? If that's Brix, it's pretty...

Is that in Brix?

If that's Brix, it's pretty close. .. I calc it out at about 6.6%.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-28-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By masterfool101
Your LHBS might have a "cheat sheet" for kits...

Your LHBS might have a "cheat sheet" for kits they keep on hand.

You can always call or email one of the larger outlets like Midwest or Northern Brewer to see what they have.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By masterfool101
Did you sparge at all? When I use BIAB, I...

Did you sparge at all? When I use BIAB, I generally do a "batch sparge" in 160 - 165 degree water - since the wort you pull out of the initial mash is small compared to the usual boil volume, this...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By masterfool101
I don't have that kegorator . . .however, I would...

I don't have that kegorator . . .however, I would suggest contacting either the equipment manufacturer or a licensed dealer.

Generally, the locks on such equipment have a little number printed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By masterfool101
AFAIK, there is no reason not to add it in the...

AFAIK, there is no reason not to add it in the primary bucket. It will work just as well as it would in secondary.

As far as the Oxygen thing goes, you won't get any more exposure to oxygen by...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By masterfool101
Hi Saeroner, As with Roastquake, your link...

Hi Saeroner,
As with Roastquake, your link did not work for me either.

That being said, there are a lot of options out there for great brewing kits.

Personally, I recommend starting at a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By masterfool101
Camping has it right . .. while there WILL be a...

Camping has it right . .. while there WILL be a slight increase in ABV, it will most likely be too small to measure.

Also, rinsing the barrel risks adding contaminants. . . i'd simply rack...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By masterfool101
D'oh! This is BAD. VERY BAD. You do not have...

D'oh! This is BAD. VERY BAD. You do not have the facilities to properly dispose of the mess you've made. I highly recommend shipping this beer to me for proper disposal . . .
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By masterfool101
The actual instructions tend to be pretty...

The actual instructions tend to be pretty generic, but the sheet that comes with the kit has additional information that makes it more passable.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By masterfool101
We'd need to see the grain bill to know if you're...

We'd need to see the grain bill to know if you're properly balancing it with the hops. At first glance, that looks pretty decent. . . but just to be sure, post the grains :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By masterfool101
It WILL ferment, but I don't know that a 1 gallon...

It WILL ferment, but I don't know that a 1 gallon batch will allow for a proper C02 layer in a 5 gallon bucket. Thus you could end up with oxidation. I recommend using a smaller bucket . . . but a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By masterfool101
Well, it seems your problem has worked out. ...

Well, it seems your problem has worked out.

As for what I was asking in #3, what I mean is,

(a) What temperature did you mash the grains at?

(b) did you hold it constant, or did you use...
Forum: Soda Making 07-17-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,166
Posted By masterfool101
OK, so let me TRY to chime in. As a few...

OK, so let me TRY to chime in.

As a few people have noted, The Jamaican (aka Honduran) Sarsaparilla is the plant Smilax regelii, also seen as Smilax ornata

The Mexican Sarsaparilla is Smilax...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By masterfool101
RDWHAHB. You're fine.

RDWHAHB.

You're fine.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By masterfool101
This SOUNDS like a common problem with extract...

This SOUNDS like a common problem with extract batches getting stuck at 1.020 . . . but you said you mashed, so are you brewing All Grain? We need more information to know for sure:

1) How LONG...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By masterfool101
Unless they're DEEP scratches, I'd say you're...

Unless they're DEEP scratches, I'd say you're fine. very fine scratches shouldn't be able to harbor any infecting agents as long as you clean them and sanitize them.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By masterfool101
A decent stainless steel stock pot (you probably...

A decent stainless steel stock pot (you probably already have one) for doing your boils.

A glass jug (available for about $5 at any LHBS)

sanitizer (iodophor or star san, again, available at...
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