Search results

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

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

  1. D

    Looking to get close to Grand Teton's Lost Continent Double IPA

    Grand Teton's Lost Continent is legitimately one of my favorite beers, and I'm looking to get close to it, if possible, and if anyone is willing to help, that'd be just great. It's their summer seasonal, so I'm only able to get it for a few months a year, which is why I'd like to get something...
  2. D

    Keezer placement - garage or basement?

    So I'm getting ready to build my keezer, and I'm fighting with where to place it in the house, looking for some help. My options are garage or basement utility room. The issue with the basement utility room is that I really don't want to be walking down two flights of stairs every time I want...
  3. D

    I've acquired a keggle and am wondering how to use it

    I'm getting back into this after a couple of years off, and stumbled on a deal at a yard sale recently. I got a keggle, but I'm kind of wondering how to use this thing. It has the measuring sightglass, thermometer, and ball valve. My biggest question is about the dip tube. It goes straight...
  4. D

    I'm baaaaaaaack

    I joined here back in 2011 after my brother and I bought a kit and tried a couple batches. I stuck with it, and he didn't, aside from the odd brew day here and there. I got really into it, went all-grain, got a kegging setup, and was making some halfway decent (some of my friends said "damn...
  5. D

    BeerSmith Batch Sparging Calculations

    So I tried searching this, but everyone asking seems to get further than me. I've been using about 3 different programs/calculators for my brew day, and would like to just consolidate down to BeerSmith, which I use for recipes only right now. My problem is that I can't get it to calculate...
  6. D

    Sock for grain bag?

    Hey all, I apparently threw away all of my grain bags last week when I was organizing all of my brewing equipment. I switched to all grain a couple of years ago, and hadn't used them since. I decided to do an extract batch today since I didn't want to spend 5 hours in the cold, and didn't...
  7. D

    Sankey Coupler Clearance Question

    Hi all, I've got a kegerator that I typically have two cornies and a 5# CO2 tank in, and am looking to get a little setup going to be able to get a 1/6bbl keg of commercial beer when i'm out of homebrew (these winter months make it a bit tough to brew outside...). I've searched the forums...
  8. D

    Whoops, kegged WAY early...

    Well, I made a whoops. Not due to lack of patience, but stupidity... and I was a bit hurried. Thursday night after work, I planned on kegging a blonde ale I had finished dry-hopping, hopefully in time for kickoff. I grabbed the bucket, got all of my sanitation done, blah blah blah. While I...
  9. D

    Perlick Doesn't Fit on my Shanks!!!

    Why does it seem like every time I buy something for this hobby, I spend another $50 getting said item to work??? I just bought two new Perlick 525s, and tried to put them on my tower. I can't get them to fit on my shanks. I have a stainless steel tower from Birdman Brewing, which...
  10. D

    New drill can't stand up to the corona mill...

    Well, I got a new plug-in drill for Christmas. I asked for it under the guise of "need to do home improvement projects and the battery one I have runs out blahblahblah..." We all know I was tired of running out of batteries halfway through my crush. ;) My dad surprised me with a...
  11. D

    Chloramines in my mash, help quick!

    Hey all, I'm 55 min into my mash, and just realized I forgot to throw a campden tablet in my mash water to get rid of chloramine. I remembered while heating up my sparge water, so that's treated. Anything I can do now, or is whatever damage this will cause already done? I know, I know...
  12. D

    Regulator Problem

    Hey all, I have a dual regulator that I recently purchased from Midwest. I have the keg hooked up to the line closest to the tank, and it is holding pressure fine at 12 psi. The other line is not hooked to anything. The knob is turned all the way to the left, so nothing should be going...
  13. D

    Difference between kegging kits?

    Hey all, I'm looking into buying my first kegging kit. I'm checking out Midwest's selection, and I came across these two: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/brew-logic-dual-tap-draft-system-with-reconditioned-co2-tank.html and...
  14. D

    New Tower Problem?

    Hey all, I just got my tower in from Birdman Brewing Co. (Nice sale, guys, thanks!). It's pretty sweet and I'm happy with my purchase. Here's my problem: I bought the dual tap tower, and both of the tap handles at resting position are at different angles. One is straight up and down and...
  15. D

    Sticky texture

    So after almost 1 year of brewing I've started to churn out some stuff that I would actually buy. I'm trying to figure out an odd feeling I'm getting when drinking my beer though. It's kind of a sugary/sticky texture, like drinking fruit juice or something. Kind of starts sticking in my throat...
  16. D

    Priming, not sure how much beer I have...

    So I brewed my third and fourth all grain batches a couple days ago, and I'm apparently still trying to get my process nailed down. I followed my handy-dandy iphone brewing apps, and ended up with far more wort than I expected. One batch was probably at least 6.5 gallons, and another at least...
  17. D

    Green Chile Beer Attempt

    I took my first trip to Colorado last week, and while in Fort Collins, I had dinner at a brewpub called Coopersmiths. I don't know if anyone has been there, but they have a green chile beer there that is spectacular, and since I've tried it I've been obsessing over it. To help with those who...
  18. D

    A bit dry in the finish...

    Hey all, I feel like I've finally got my process down, and I'm making beer thats starting to taste pretty darn good. However, I'm left with one problem. My beers tend to taste pretty dry, and I can't really figure out why. With my gravity levels, my attenuation appears to be around 75%...
  19. D

    What is the RO water profile?

    Hey all, Maybe I'm not understanding something here, but I'm wondering approximately what I can expect for a water profile for the RO water that I can get from my grocery store. I'm guessing it's not completely devoid of minerals, or else there would be no reason for distilled water, but...
  20. D

    First and second AG brew days!!!

    Hey all! I've brewed a few extract batches, but just recently got all my all grain equipment purchased/built. Thought after all the advice I received here, I could post my AG experience! First AG brew day: BierMuncher's Litehaus Wheat... I love Boulevard Wheat, so thought this would be a...
Top