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by FrankieBoy007
Tue May 06, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Help- Stuck fermentation?
Replies: 2
Views: 5582

Sounds like you need to bring it back inside and let it ferment @ room temp. I have a pantry closet I usually use to allow my beer to ferment, and it is usually in the 70 deg range. Ale yeasts don't work as well in cooler temps, but some are good down to 55 deg. I would just place it somewhere in th...
by FrankieBoy007
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Recipe Kits
Replies: 2
Views: 4980

Recipe Kits

Who has experience using all grain kits from some of the online homebrew supply stores, such as Midwest, Morebeer, or Austin Homebrew. I have bought a couple of kits from Austin, and just bought a kit from Midwest. I assume these are recipes they have created (unless otherwise noted on the website)....
by FrankieBoy007
Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Wood Barrels for aging
Replies: 2
Views: 5061

I keep thinking I saw some on Ebay, but it might have been while surfing around the many homebrew sites!! Give that a try!
by FrankieBoy007
Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Yeast starter
Replies: 3
Views: 5949

Thanks for the response, I sure don't wan't any LAZY yeast!! I'll try to plan a trip before the weekend so I can get it going Saturday, weather permitting!
by FrankieBoy007
Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Yeast starter
Replies: 3
Views: 5949

Yeast starter

I have been reading about yeast starters, and the consensus is to use LME or DME to pitch the yeast into, then let it sit for a day or 2 before brewing. My question: Is there an alternative if you don't have any LME or DME available (honey, corn sugar??)? The HBS is an hour's drive from my house, so...
by FrankieBoy007
Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: First time Kegger, but low on budget...
Replies: 4
Views: 10463

problem solved....

Looks like I am in business! A friend of ours brought by a couple of used oxygen tanks, and the oxygen supply place said I could just bring them in and exchange them for co2 tanks, so I just need to get the connectors and line..Thanks for all the advice!
by FrankieBoy007
Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: First time Kegger, but low on budget...
Replies: 4
Views: 10463

First time Kegger, but low on budget...

I picked up a couple of kegs at an estate sale recently, $10 for the pair, and they are in excellent condition! I have 2 batches of brew fermenting as we speak, a lager and an ale (which should be ready before the lager). My question is this: Can I naturally carbonate in the keg for 2-3 weeks, pick ...
by FrankieBoy007
Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: priming??
Replies: 3
Views: 6149

Thanks, I'll give it a try...wouldn't be so bad if the HBS wasn't 60-70 miles away!!

I'll let you know how it turns out..... :mrgreen:
by FrankieBoy007
Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: priming??
Replies: 3
Views: 6149

priming??

I have a batch that needs to be bottled (been in the secondary going on 2 weeks), but I won't have a chance to make a run to the homebrew store this weekend..I was wondering if there were any alternatives for priming that I could use in place of corn sugar or dried malt extract. I DO have some liqui...
by FrankieBoy007
Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oktoberfest Yeast
Replies: 3
Views: 8002

Oktoberfest Yeast

Didn't get a response on this one before, someone help me out! I am ready to begin another batch of brew, an Oktoberfest, and really don't want to go through the wait of lagering. Is there an ale yeast you would recommend so I could have it ready to bottle in a few weeks?? The recipe calls for 3.5 l...
by FrankieBoy007
Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Honey Brown Ale
Replies: 1
Views: 5139

Honey Brown Ale

I am ready to attempt a honey brown ale, and was wondering: At what point do I add the honey? Here is the recipe: 1 lbs German Light Munich Malt .5 lbs Belgian Chocolate Malt .25 lbs Belgian Caramunich .5 lbs Honey Malt 4 lbs Muntons Dry Extra Light Extract 2 lbs honey 1.5 oz Hallertau Hersbruck (60...
by FrankieBoy007
Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Oktoberfest Yeast Question
Replies: 2
Views: 9653

Oktoberfest Yeast Question

I am ready to begin another batch of brew, an Oktoberfest, and really don't want to go through the wait of lagering. What yeast would you recommend so I could have it ready to bottle in a few weeks, like an ale?? The recipe calls for 3.5 lbs German Vienna, 1 lb Belgian Munich, .25 lbs German Dark Cr...
by FrankieBoy007
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: What level brewer are you?
Replies: 14
Views: 21572

I am doing extract with partial mash, and am trying lagering for the first time! Had a little problem with my yeast not taking off as I had hoped, but it finally came around, and I should be racking to secondary next week!
by FrankieBoy007
Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First Time Lagering
Replies: 13
Views: 17978

Well....

I actually placed it back in the fridge earlier than I had mentioned previously, but I am pleased to report the yeast is working great this morning! As you said, I may have some off flavors, but hoprfully not enough to make a siginificant difference.... In the future, I'll be sure to use a starter t...
by FrankieBoy007
Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: First Time Lagering
Replies: 13
Views: 17978

Finally!

My yeast finally decided to kick off this morning, after I removed it from the outside fridge...It is bubbling about every 5 seconds at this point... When should I place it back in the fridge to continue the lagering process?? I was thinking I would let it go for a little while, then put it back in ...