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  1. aggiejay06

    Ugh... bad equipment

    A lot of people don't seal up their fermenters. You'll be totally fine.
  2. aggiejay06

    Converting a bmc drinker

    And you're still friends with him? :D jk jk I was there one day...someone asked me what my favorite "real" beer was about 7 years ago. I told them Budweiser...and I thought it was "real" because it wasn't light. I have long since converted...especially after moving to NC...great craft brew...
  3. aggiejay06

    Brewmasters on discovery

    Yeah...my DVR was set to record every episode of Brewmasters... Final tally? 5...
  4. aggiejay06

    Problem with Wort Chiller

    I don't use this type of chiller, but I think I've read that hops can clog them.
  5. aggiejay06

    Chilling wort

    Yeah...sanitation. The only way I would add ice is if I had sanitized some ice cube trays that have covers (and sanitize those, too), boil some water, pour it into the trays once cooled some, cover it, and put it in the freezer. But then it would probably take a lot of ice trays to make enough...
  6. aggiejay06

    Temperature Problem

    I (and a lot of others) put mine in a cooler of water and rotate out frozen two liter bottles of water to bring the temp down. I've found my beers to taste better once I started controlling temperature. Not that they tasted bad before...they just taste better now.
  7. aggiejay06

    What else is homemade at your house??

    My daughter is homemade...
  8. aggiejay06

    funny story about my friend becoming brewers

    If you're really just looking to get drunk, I guess it's cheap, fast, and effective!
  9. aggiejay06

    Worth bottling?

    No harm in bottling...save for time and effort. Give it a taste first and go from there.
  10. aggiejay06

    What is more cost effective?

    Yeah...we have a really nice NG stove, with two "power burners" in the front that put out some pretty serious flames (at least for a stovetop). Still...getting 5 gallons to boil on that thing is a long process at best, and the weight of it slightly bent my cast iron grates. SWMBO was not...
  11. aggiejay06

    6 weeks no carbonation

    Even if liquid couldn't escape though, gas might still be able to. Seems an unlikely (but possible, granted) culprit if they seem to be on tight.
  12. aggiejay06

    Other hobbies besides homebrew..

    Fishing, watching sports, video games (A little Nazi Zombie killing, anyone?)
  13. aggiejay06

    6 weeks no carbonation

    Indeed sounds like a yeast problem because everything else sounds fine. Did you boil the water the sugar was in? That would help it go into solution and mix better.
  14. aggiejay06

    Just Bottled My First Brew

    Awesome! Wish my mom brewed beer!
  15. aggiejay06

    First Time brewing with a kit

    You'll probably need to buy a cleaner and a sanitizer separately if you don't already have them
  16. aggiejay06

    Aluminium boil pot?

    I've got the same setup...30 qt aluminum turkey fryer pot...works perfect for me. I've put up to 7 gallons in it for the boil, leaving only .5 gallon headspace, and didn't boil over. Granted I watched it very very carefully and turned the burner down a couple of times!
  17. aggiejay06

    HELP...Honey Ale is sour tasting after 1.5 weeks in Primary...

    Yeah...doesn't sound like there's much else you can do other than let it sit for a while and then keg it. If it were me, given the fact that it got swirled up again, I'd probably let it sit for 2 weeks in secondary...
  18. aggiejay06

    How long will CO2 layer stay in primary once opened?

    Definitely no krausen anymore. I've hit my FG...this is day 21. Tossed those guys in there about an hour ago. The leafs just floated on top in a pile, so I sanitized a spoon and gently pushed them down through the top surface a bit.
  19. aggiejay06

    How long will CO2 layer stay in primary once opened?

    Sweet...figured I have nothing to worry about...but it's always nice to hear that confirmed by others!
  20. aggiejay06

    No-Sparge BIAB Water Volume

    Wow...this is perfect. Nicely done on the tool Beer Review Dude!
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