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  1. GASoline71

    Starting Over

    Hello everyone. Man it's been awhile since I logged in. Feels good to be back on. :ban: Well the last time I posted anything was 3 years ago and we were moving into a new home. Well... time flies and things happen and now it's been 2 moves and we are finally settled into a new home AGAIN...
  2. GASoline71

    Moving = No Homebrew

    Moving sucks. :drunk: The wife and I are moving across the Island and the house we are moving into is still waiting for the carpet to be installed (carpet purgatory) Almost ALL of our stuff is boxed up and prestaged. We were supposed to already be in, but now have to wait until mid Sept...
  3. GASoline71

    When Your Brew Buddy (Yellow Lab)...

    ...finds the lids to your bucket fermenters! I cleaned my fermenters today and had them sitting on the rack in the garage I store them on to dry. I had to run a few errands and it was a decent day, so I left the garage door open. I came home and sat down to enjoy a homebrew... and our...
  4. GASoline71

    Doing It Solo...

    My fist AG brew was last Friday. I did it over at a buddy's house that had made the leap to AG brewing long before me. I have all the equipment I need (cooler mash tun), and just yesterday installed a ball valve in my 8 gallon pot. Needless to say it was interesting pouring 5 gallons of wort...
  5. GASoline71

    Bird Feeder Using Spent Grains?

    Now that I started all grain brewing, the wife and I are looking for ways to use the spent grains. We found the dog treat thread and already set some spent grain aside from my first all grain batch for our Yellow Lab. The rest will just go into our compost pile for the garden. But we found a...
  6. GASoline71

    Yeast Dilema

    So I brewed a Dunkelweizen (extract with steeping grains) on Dec 14. Pitched some Wyeast #3333 (German Wheat) at a kinda low temp. I wasn't paying attention, and let the wort chill to 68 degrees. So when I added another gallon of water to bring it up to 5 gallons in the bucket. Which chilled...
  7. GASoline71

    Cascade Log Jam APA (extract with steeping grains)

    First time posting a recipie... so here goes... I made this APA to be a hoppier version of most of the APA's I have made. I guess this could almost be an Amber Ale or even an IPA. But I chose the APA label for it... meh... jus' cuz. :) Amber malt extract was used for the more malty...
  8. GASoline71

    Brew Day = Good Times

    So yesterday was my day off. Took advantage of the rare warm and sunny February afternoon here in Washington State and called up a fellow home brew fanatic and said I was headed to the LHBS, and then gonna brew up a batch. So he tagged along and bought stuff for a batch as well. We then...
  9. GASoline71

    Quick Krausen Question

    Brewing a Hefeweizen in a 6.5 gallon carboy. Have had great fermentation and a nice thick krausen. Beer is on day 5. This is the first beer I'm gonn leave in the primary until bottling. Most of the Krausen has fallen back into the brew. But there is a pretty thick layer left covering the...
  10. GASoline71

    Amount of Wort For 5 Gallons

    So... seein' that I am new to this... a guy I know said that I have been brewing my batches of wort way too small for 5 gallons of beer. I brew 2.5 gallons of wort and then add that to 2 gallons of cold water already in a 6 gallon carboy. Then top off the carboy to 5 gallons. He says...
  11. GASoline71

    Floating Flakes

    First off... hello. First post... been doing searches of the site and haven't had anything come up to answer a question I have. Anyways... I am about 10 days into brewing my second batch of home brew. I have already transfered from the primary (6 gal carboy) to the secondary (5 gal carboy)...
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