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    Craigslist Score, sort of...

    Thanks for the quick replies. You have both confirmed my thoughts. External it is!
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    Craigslist Score, sort of...

    Hi all, I don't post often, but lurk incessantly. I had to post this though! I wanted to tell some folts who would appreciate this find and also may be able to help me out with a question. I just bought a Perlick tower kegerator from a guy deserate for cash. It's a somewhat older model, but...
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    Does Irish Moss affect the look of fermentation?

    Sunday I brewed two 5 gallon batches of beer. The first was a Fat Tire clone, the second a Brown Porter. Both are somewhat similar in ABV, hop rate etc. The biggest difference was I added Irish Moss to the clone and forgot to add it for the Porter and used different yeasts. I got them both to 68...
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    Sha-doobie Shattered, Shattered...

    Brew Hauler huh? I believe I'll be ordering one of those immediately. Thanks for the tip.
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    Sha-doobie Shattered, Shattered...

    I wonder how it would have tasted… Well, I brewed Saturday. Made me an Ale I called “Brown Porter Wagner” 5 gallon full boil, specialty grain, etc. Got the wort boiled for an hour, chilled with IC, racked to fermenter, lifted the carboy to move to ice bath, didn’t...
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    Overwhelmed....

    Excellent idea!!:mug:
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    Overwhelmed....

    Thanks for the reply! I was hoping I didn't have to wait too long to drink it so that's great news. Especially since my kegerator is now empty once again! As stated elsewhere, I've been very fortunate to have some friends and family who for one reason or another had some equipment they didn't...
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    Your best equipment find?

    I've been quite lucky, as I've stated in another thread.:D Kegerator - Free Full 5# CO2 tank w/ regulator - Free 8 corney kegs - Free 4 five gal. carboys - Free Wort Chiller - Free Misc brewing supplies, Hyrometer, funnel, carboy brush, floating thermometer, etc, - Free medium sized...
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    Overwhelmed....

    Well, I had myself a fine brewing session Sunday afternoon. oberon, I again want to thank you for the advice, and it came in quite handy during the brew even though I ended up brewing a different beer. I printed out the thread and have put it in my log book for further reference as I still plan...
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    Overwhelmed....

    Cool! Sounds like a plan! I do believe I'm FINALLY set to brew some beer. I'll let you all know how it goes!:mug:
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    Overwhelmed....

    Man, oberon you just keep on giving! When I get some experience and knowledge under my belt, I plan on paying it forward and helping future nOObs wherever I can! I will about to give up and just go with some other recipe that seemed a bit easier but I will now proceed as planned, with one caveat...
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    Overwhelmed....

    All right, I lied. That wasn't my last question. Sigh...I just got off the phone with my LHBS and found that he doesn't have some key ingredients I need to pull this off. The list of no-shows is as follows. (Keep in mind I'm not really worried about hitting Jamil's recipe exactly, I'm more...
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    Overwhelmed....

    OK Last question I promise! :D I can only boil about 6 to 6.5 gallons max. in my brew pot, and can only end up with 5 gallon of wort max. due to my carboy being 5 gallon. So is there any issue with the fact that Jamil is starting with an 8.08 gallon boil and ending up with 6 gallon, whereas I’ll...
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    Overwhelmed....

    Thank you once again oberon! You're instructions are about as well thought out and clear as any I've seen. I'm fully confident now and am looking toward my first real batch of beer! and DaleJ, I'll be brewing this up in southern Indiana, but it'll be during a large family function with all...
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    Overwhelmed....

    I was trying to say that I have a work chiller so I should be able to get my temps down to 75 or so, or maybe more, I don't know. I was just thinking if my chiller didn't get it low enough I could put it in my fridge to finish up the cooling, but my fridge will get no warmer than 58 degrees or...
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    Overwhelmed....

    This I wonder about. 24 hours? If my chiller gets me down to 75 or so and I go ahead and pitch, I guess that's too hot for a good fermentation? I plan on putting the carboy in a fridge that holds about 58 degrees (can't set it any warmer than that) immediately after pitching and perhaps using a...
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    Overwhelmed....

    Holy Cow is right!!! Thanks a ton for that oberon! You rock! I can't wait till Sunday! I will be fermenting in a 5 gallon glass carboy w/ blow off tube by the way, and as mentioned earlier I need to end up with 5 gallons instead of the 5.5 or 6. I feel like I'm now pretty much confident...
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    Overwhelmed....

    Thanks for the quick reply. I've read several times that a full boil gives you a better beer in general even when doing extract recipes. Is this not true in your opinion? Here's one recipe, the Red Rocket clone, but it's for 6 gallon and I only have a 5 gallon fermentor and have no idea...
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    Overwhelmed....

    I need a little help here. Little bit of hand holding I'm afraid. I'm a total nOOb with a grand total of one batch of a kit+kilo under his belt, and have been reading in preparation for my second batch for many many hours now. Yikes! I know I need to RDWHAHB and all that, but there really is a...
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    Very Noob first post guy with ?...

    UPDATE #2 OK. I need to ask yet another question if I may. My primary as mentioned earlier, is sitting in my bathtub at 75 degrees, (too high I know) it's been there for 6 days now. I am not going to use a secondary and am going to instead let it set in the primary for another couple weeks...
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