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  1. grace1760

    Revvy's dip tube

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread...but I'm interested in making one. Do you just get a drilled stopper that fits the inside of the bottling valve? So if the opening on the valve is 3/8", do I just use a 3/8" stopper? and where do you get the copper tubing? Can you just get a small length cut at...
  2. grace1760

    How many gallons of homebrew in 2011?

    + 5 gal kolsch + 5 gal ESB + 5 gal IPA + 5 gal Agave Wit = 21300
  3. grace1760

    Austin Home Brew Extract kits???

    I have this beer from AHS in primary as well. Plan on bottling in 1 week, condition for 3, then have at it. I did all extract, since I've yet to jump into the mini-mashes, but I'm anxious to try it. Just need to figure out my process first. :o
  4. grace1760

    lost stopper in carboy

    In the ancient wisdom of Homer Simpson..."Just smash it open!"
  5. grace1760

    Carbing Question...

    It's telling me to use 8.3 oz of corn sugar for a dunkelweizen (at 3.9 volumes) :confused: Is that right? Do you need extra strong bottles to carb that much so they don't all explode?
  6. grace1760

    Mini-mash beginner questions

    I noticed the AHS partial mash kits only include about 2-3.5 lbs. of grain...maybe I can get away with mashing in the 8 qt. pot after all (3.5 lbs * 1.25 quarts/lb = 1 gallon of water for the mash. If I wanted to calculate efficiency, do I do this before I add the DME? I don't have...
  7. grace1760

    Batch 2, help with my IPA recipe?

    In theory, if the 2-row were included, could you get some additional sugars from the specialty grains? But probably negligible?
  8. grace1760

    Mini-mash beginner questions

    Yes, that could work. When you do the sparge, will you pour the water over the grains into the 5 gallon pot, and then tea bag in the sparge water/wort? I'm trying to think through the specific steps before I attempt this...
  9. grace1760

    Mini-mash beginner questions

    I like these ideas. The drilled bucket is so that you don't have to use a bag? You just open the spigot after the mash is finished and drain into your brew kettle? If I took BryceL's method, I probably wouldn't want to use my fermentation bucket in case it got scratched in the process.
  10. grace1760

    Mini-mash beginner questions

    You mean via pre-heated just pour in a few cups of hot (190*)water to raise the temp? I'm not sure I follow you here. Should I be mashing 5-6 lbs. of grain in more than 2 gallons of water? I'm planning on doing 5 gallon batches.
  11. grace1760

    Mini-mash beginner questions

    I'm interested in making the switch from all extract to partial mash. I've read Deathbrewer's sticky several times. My questions are: 1) The pic below shows my two brew pots. One is a 40-qt. SS kettle, and the other is an 8-qt. SS pot. Can I do this with the equipment I have? If I wanted to...
  12. grace1760

    Need Help ASAP- Boiling on Stove Top

    Interesting, I didn't know this. This could be really helpful for late extract additions. I've been adding half up front, and half with 15 min left, but for a really light beer, I could do 100% at the 15 min mark. :rockin:
  13. grace1760

    Need Help ASAP- Boiling on Stove Top

    But you don't want to just boil the hops in water, do you?
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  15. grace1760

    Spent grains pile stolen?

    Oh, I've heard about this!! My grandad used to tell me when I was a kid about the beer fairy. You should expect a couple cases of exquisite, tasty homebrew in 6-8 weeks.
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  17. grace1760

    How long does LME last?

    They get me with the free shipping at $100 every time :rolleyes:
  18. grace1760

    Help meee

    You are describing a way to calculate ABV, which is determined by relative sugar content. If your gravity reading (generally taken about 3 weeks from brew date) doesn't change over 2-3 days, then you know the sugar content of your beer is not changing (i.e. the yeast are done feasting). At...
  19. grace1760

    Austin Home Brew Extract kits???

    I just had an email conversation with AHS last week, since I had the same questions, which I posted here.
  20. grace1760

    I want labels

    Also, there is a forum on HBT dedicated to labels: