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by xbrewer
Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Which keg: corny or barrel?
Replies: 3
Views: 9716

short answer

Used fridge or even new one is way less expensive than kegerator. Soda kegs are by far a better choice for the homebrewer than regular beer kegs.
by xbrewer
Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Need Help! Left out the dried malt!
Replies: 3
Views: 6325

more info

While I agree with Tom that the batch is not lost and the easiest thing to do is go ahead and ignore the ommision of the dry extract, you should be aware that ommitting 37.7% of the malt will produce very light beer and will little resemble what the brew is supposed to be.
by xbrewer
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Brewing help
Replies: 2
Views: 3505

when sugar?

The sugar only needs to be in the boil long enough to ensure it is sanitized. 20 minutes before the end of boil should be sufficient.
by xbrewer
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Natural Carbonation in a keg?
Replies: 15
Views: 21884

short answer

No. You do not add sugar when force carbonating.
by xbrewer
Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: ok i wanna do an all grain
Replies: 15
Views: 12719

brewing to style

This method can enhance the flavor of your beer but you need to be sure the specialty grains are appropriate to the style of beer you are brewing.
by xbrewer
Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprite/7Up keg odor/taste
Replies: 9
Views: 17178

in case you didn't know

The $10 deposit does not cover the cost of the keg. What you are suggesting is illegal. The keg belongs to the beverage company not the resturaunt owner.
by xbrewer
Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Commercial Style Beer Kegs
Replies: 2
Views: 5974

you need a coupler

It can be filled through a coupler (the gizmo that attaches to the top of the keg to dispence the beer). You will need the co2 type not the air pump type commonly used at parties. There are several different types of couplers. You will have to find out which type your keg requires. Cleaning and sani...
by xbrewer
Wed Dec 17, 2003 10:17 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Strong Alcohol Taste
Replies: 5
Views: 8583

probably not

It doesn't sound like it's necessarily a sign of contamination to me. My gut feeling is that you need to adjust the relative quantaties of your ingredients next time. Maybe less wheat and rye and more barley malt.
by xbrewer
Sat Jul 07, 2001 11:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Thank You All
Replies: 9
Views: 8506

re: active yeast

You do not need to add active yeast unless the yeastin your fermented beer has gone dormant as it might after a long lagering period. If you feel like you need active yeast in your priming solution, you can boil 1 1/4 cups dried extract in about a pint of water, cool it to pitching temperature, and ...
by xbrewer
Fri Jul 06, 2001 5:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Thank You All
Replies: 9
Views: 8506

you can but--

You can carbonate your beer by bottling before fermentation is complete, but You're likely to end up with undercarbonaed beer or overcarbonated gushers or exploding bottles. You would have to be very familiar with your recipe and yeast. If you know to a high degree of certainty what your terminal gr...
by xbrewer
Thu Jun 28, 2001 6:40 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lager Yeasts
Replies: 3
Views: 6192

lager fermentation

According to Greg Noonan in "Brewing Lager Beer", a very good book by the way, a full-bodied, dextrin-rich lager above 1040 O.G. should be fermtented 5-8 days 50-55 deg. F. then 6-9 days at 48-50 deg. F. and finally 6-12 days at 41-48 deg. F. Lower fermentation temperatures will certainly slow ferme...
by xbrewer
Thu Jun 21, 2001 6:59 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: No head when in the refigerator
Replies: 4
Views: 5706

probably undercarbonated

Warm beer tends to foam more than cold beer. If your beer is a little undercarbonated it might seem flat when cold. About two weeks at room temperature should be long enough to complete carbonation. Did you add 1/2 to 3/4 cup corn sugar per 5 gallons when you bottled?
by xbrewer
Tue Jun 19, 2001 11:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Low starting specific gravity, what went wrong?
Replies: 7
Views: 18214

volume?

What woas the volume of your wort? For a 5 gallon batch, the ingredients you listed should have, as you expected, resulted in a much higher original gravity. Unfortunately, if the information you provide is correct and it was indeed a 5 gallon batch, I can see no clue as to what went wrong. Have you...
by xbrewer
Sun Jun 17, 2001 10:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Frootee
Replies: 1
Views: 4231

when did you add the fruit?

If you added the fruit before you took your initial hydrometer reading, the " finished beer analysis" would probably be accurate. If you added the fruit during secondary fermentation, the calculations would be more involved. I've forgotten much of the mathmatics I learned 30 years ago, but I can tel...
by xbrewer
Sun Jun 17, 2001 10:07 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Clone?
Replies: 1
Views: 3282

cloning

A clone is an attemp to duplicate a commercial beer. There are recipe books available for clones of many popular brews. If you can't find a recipe then you could start out by brewing a beer in the same stlye as the one you want to clone adjusting amounts of each ingredient, types of malts used, hop ...