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  1. efreem01

    Forgot my Local HBS Recipe :-(

    Hello All, I went to my LHBS a few weeks ago and picked up ingredients for an IPA and the proprietor came up with a recipe and I bought the ingredients. Only problem is i forgot the recipe. Can someone help me come up with a good All-Grain IPA Recipe? Thanks Ingredients: 1# Muntons...
  2. efreem01

    Stone Cold Brown Ale Recipe - Any Comments?

    Hi Guys, I'm brewing my first all-grain batch of the year (work has been hell) and the owner of the LHBS kind of translated a beer that i like in the local microbrew restaurant. It's described as a brown ale with a hint of belgian candi sugar and a smokey finish. Here is the recipe i've put...
  3. efreem01

    How Long do Commercial Kegs Stay Fresh

    I just bought a half barrel of Sam Adams and i have it connected to CO2 and was wondering how long this will stay "Brewery Fresh" before the flavor profile starts to change. Anyone have any experience with these?
  4. efreem01

    1st Sankey D Coupled keg/All Foam!

    Hi Guys, I just drove home ~7pm a keg of Sam Adams Oktoberfest to help along this festive holiday season. I'm still running a Chest Freezer kegarator with picnic taps and a 10# CO2 tank. I connected the CO2 tank to the Coupler at 10PSI and the Beer out to a picnic tap with 6' of hose. It's...
  5. efreem01

    Is my Starter Infected? Should I use it?

    Hey All, I brewed a 1L starter last saturday with the intention of using it on Sunday. I used 1/2 cup of ELDME and an 1/8 teaspoon of yeast nutrient in my 2L flask. I couldn't brew on sunday and now a week later the starter has white clumps floating in it. I couldn't detect any off-smells...
  6. efreem01

    How Long is too Long in secondary?

    Hey All, I brew beer so often that i've actually been getting backed up. My friends and I aren't drinking it fast enough, so my lagering fridge has two secondaries of beer at a time until i can free up a keg. How long is too long for beer to be in the secondary without adding possible...
  7. efreem01

    Cleaning CO2 Lines in a Kegarator?

    Hi All, I've been kegging beer for about 8 months now, and my kegerator has gone through a number of modifications. For the moment, now i have capacity for about 4 kegs with a single regulator and a 4-way CO2 distributor. By a repetitively doing a newbie mistake that i think just about...
  8. efreem01

    Apfelwein Kegs and Off-flavors?

    Hi All, So far i've made two six gallon batches of Apfelwein. When i kegged both batches, i used the same corny keg. They came in one after another. I'm about to kick my second keg of Apfelwein. Is there a possibility this could cause off-flavors if i rack beer into the keg? I've been told...
  9. efreem01

    Max Grain Bill [#'s] ~ Rubbermaid 10 Gal MLT

    Hi All, Just wondering what is the largest amount of grain you can get away with using a Rubbermaid 10 gallon cooler-MLT? I'm planning a BIG beer soon and it calls for almost 21lbs of grain with 5 gallons of strike water. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
  10. efreem01

    Cold Crashing.... How Cold?

    Hey All, I finally have my Lagering setup all ready to go. I have an upright fridge with a temp controller. I'm cold crashing both a batch of Edworts Haus Pale and my Altbier recipe and was wondering what temperature should i set the controller for? I've heard of some people conditioning at...
  11. efreem01

    Cloudy AG Brew

    For my first AG brew (read partial mash, but i mashed the grain in an MLT), i did the Can't Lager Oktoberfest in the recipe database. I tried my first bottle last night (2 weeks in the bottle) and it was delicious. There wasn't enough carbonation yet (i used corn sugar), but the taste was there...
  12. efreem01

    Sluggish Fermentation

    Hey All, So i have three batches of beer currently fermenting away in their carboys. I. Bock II. Edworts Haus Pale Ale III. Mystery German Ale (Brown Ale, but no chocolate malt so not brown!) The German Ale has been in the carboy for about 3 weeks now and the thing is still...
  13. efreem01

    BIG Barleywine Recipe Help? (14-15%)

    Hi All, I've been thinking of doing a BIG Barleywine recipe. Around 14-15%. This is one i'm probably going to age for 6-12 months. Does anyone have recommendations on what grain bill/ingredients i could use to produce a more well-rounded beer? I've seen barleywine recipes with Honey, corn...
  14. efreem01

    Lost Rubber Stopper in Glass Carboy

    Hey All, Just wanted to share a bit of my own stupidity. Usually i use the Universal Stoppers which aren't half bad, but a rubber stopper came with one of the kits i bought. So i tried pushing a wet (with starsan) rubber stopper into the opening of my 6.5 gallon carboy and the damn thing kept...
  15. efreem01

    German Ale "Altbeir?" Recipe

    Hi All, Tomorrow is my first time doing an all-grain batch of beer and i was gonna throw up my recipe and see what everyone thought of it. I added two extra pounds of Munich Malt (was planning on 8lbs) because i'm worried about efficiency. Last time i did a partial mash with my bucket MLT, i...
  16. efreem01

    Partial Mash/AG Efficiency Problems

    Hi All, This weekend i brewed the Can't Lager Oktoberfest from the Recipe Database for the second time. The first, i used basically a stove-top steeping process to mash the grains at 153 for 60 minutes. This time around, with the new equipment i acquired, i used a bucket MLT from morebeer and...
  17. efreem01

    Air Pockets forming in Beer Out Lines?

    Hi, I'm using two corny kegs with picnic taps in the interim until i finish building the collar and etc... Yesterday i hooked up my Hefe keg and for some reason the Picnic Tap line has air pockets all throughout. Therefore, every glass of beer is guaranteed at least 3" of head. Does anyone...
  18. efreem01

    Kicked my first Corny Keg [Oktoberfest]

    I couldn't hold out and all of my friends drank my Oktoberfest batch in just two weeks. So I kicked my first Corny keg. I was just wondering what you all do to clean the kegs after finishing one off. I don't have any sanitizer at my apartment except for bleach (i do my brewing at my parents...
  19. efreem01

    Rate that Hefeweizen/Seeds of Paradise

    Hey, I was going to brew a Hefeweizen because my friend is really into them, and wanted to throw up the recipe i'm going to use for critique. I am by no means a master recipe creator, this would be my 2nd. Stone Cold Hefeweizen: 6# Wheat DME .5# Crystal 60L 1 oz E.K. Goldings - 60 min...
  20. efreem01

    Should i Cold Crash my Oktoberfest? [ale]

    Hey All, I've had my oktoberfest in the primary for three weeks so far. It took the Krausen this long to fall back into solution. I was going to bottle directly from the fermenter, but decided against it. The trub at the bottom looks like nothing i've ever seen before. Almost like Pellet...
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