Search results

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

  1. splat

    5 gallon glass carboys-OLD ones

    I just bought 3 5 gallon glass carboys at a garage sale for 6 bucks a piece. Planning on using them for brewing. But they look old, and are blue/green glass...Could these be worth more money being antiques??? Some have old water bottle lables on them...I was thinking about selling them, and...
  2. splat

    need help tonight...coopers extract

    Hey all, Just want to know if its worth it to secondary a coopers mexican cervesa....its been in the primary for 2 weeks....I know its not going to be great beer, but the SWMBO and her friend wanted me to try it...they like corona....Im either going to secondary it, or keg it tonight...what...
  3. splat

    Starter Question

    Ok, Ive never made a starter before...Ive been using white labs yeast, and I just shake it up and pitch it in....Here are my questions. 1. Can I make a starter in a 2 liter plastic pop bottle with "new" yeast, and only use 2/3 of it, then pour the rest into sanitized jars to save for more...
  4. splat

    Coopers Mexican Cervesa???

    My Wife and her best friends have been hounding me to try and brew a corona clone for a while...(I know what you are all thinking), but I wanted to give it a try. I found a few recipes and went to the LHBS...He pretty much shot them all down because I really dont have a way to lager them....He...
  5. splat

    New wort chiller costs??

    Hey guys....Just pulled the trigger on a new wort chiller...Ive been eyeballing it for a few weeks... Its a 1/2", 50'...Its kinda tall, so it should work well in my 15gallon keggle....It was 75 bucks, and had all the hose fittings on it ready to go....Is that about an average price, good deal...
  6. splat

    New Mash Tun

    Im hoping you all can put my mind at ease...I built a new Mash Tun out of a cooler like many of you all have, stainless steel braid, brass ball valve, etc... I couldnt decide on rectangle, or round....Or decide on the size... I wanted a bigger one so I could move to 10 gallon batches if I...
  7. splat

    Airlock activity stopped after moving...

    Ok, brewed a batch of nut brown ale on Saturday Night, fermentation didnt really take off till Sunday night...Everything was all good...I had the primary set up on my bar with a blow off hose because the spot I usually keep it was full of secondarys...Transfered all my secondarys to kegs last...
  8. splat

    "CHEAP" large drip tray....

    ok, I dont know if anyone else has ran into this, but a drip tray to go on my kegerator wide enough for 4 taps was over $150 dollars...OUCH....Nothing fancy, just a stainless drip tray.... So I was searching online and found a "speed rail" made of stainless...22inches wide, its made for whisky...
  9. splat

    New Dead Guy Ale Tap Handle

    So for Valentines day SWMBO got me a new Dead Guy Ale tap hande....The one with the skeleton sitting on the barrel...Im away on a trip right now for work so I havent even saw it yet, but Im really pumped up....Ill post a pic of my fridge when I get home....Anyone else got any pics of tap handles...
  10. splat

    Done for New Years?

    Ok, I brewed up a batch of Dead Guy Ale Clone on Dec 14th....I had planned on putting it into the secondary after 2 weeks or so. But now we are having a New Years Eve Party and I am kinda light on beer. I have 3/4 a keg of Amber Ale on tap, and some Mr. Beer in bottles that is just "ok."....My...
  11. splat

    Santa's choice of homebrew gear

    Ok, so I posted in the keg forum about Santa bringing me a corny keg...Totally happy. My sister in law also got me one...So now I have 4 total which is what I wanted. She also got me a 6 gal glass carboy. So here is my problem. All of my carboys are BBs, and I have been totally happy with...
  12. splat

    Santa Came!!!!

    Hey Guys, So Santa came to my house last night and brought me another corny keg, and there is another package under the tree from my sister in law that kinda feels like one more for a total of two...With those two, and my existing two, will fill my fridge....2 kegs for beer, 1 aplfenwine, and...
  13. splat

    NooB question...Growlers

    OK, total NOOB question. I have heard people talking about filling Growlers to take to a party, friends, etc....Is a Growler just a one gallon glass jug like wine comes in? And if so do you just sanitize, and fill up off your tap? Or do you use one of the fance bottle fillers made out of the...
  14. splat

    Anyone got a recipe for "Mcmenamins Ruby Ale?"

    Anyone got a recipe for "Mcmenamins Ruby Ale?" The ladies really like this brew, and I was hoping to cook up a batch....I am only doing extract brews at this point...Thanks all in advance...
  15. splat

    Dead Guy Ale clone GONE!!!!!

    Hey all, just a quick story for all you beginners out there. Ive made a few batches of extract brew, and my last finished batch was 5 gallons of Dead Guy Ale. I had a few glasses after I put it in the keg, and last night we had a party with about 40-50 people over. They LOVED the Dead Guy...
  16. splat

    Rouge Dead guy Ale Clone.

    Hey All, Just wanted to say that my second batch is in the fermenter....After a few hours I was getting bubbles in the airlock, and after a day I get a bubble every 2-3 seconds. OG was 1.060. Anyone made this one before? Im pumped to see how close to the "real" one it is...I will let you...
  17. splat

    Drank my first home brew tonight...

    Hey All, Just wanted to tell you that I cracked open my first bottle of home brew tonight.....Survey says...Two thumbs up :mug: Ok, so it WAS a Mr. Beer kit homebrew(west coast pale ale that I added some extra sugar), but it was still my own and I was very happy and surprised. It was the...
  18. splat

    Better Bottles-

    Ok, so my first attempt is in the fermenting bucket, and I plan on using my better bottle for a secondary...Im very new at this, so dont shoot me if this question has been asked. Are the regular "water cooler bottles" the same as using a better bottle? I was at Home Depot last night and they...
Top