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by firstbrew
Tue Jan 29, 2002 8:47 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Beer Bottles and Carboy Wholesalers
Replies: 1
Views: 3177

Beer Bottles and Carboy Wholesalers

hello everyone, quick question for ya, does anyone know where one could buy beer bottles and Carboys from a wholesaler ? I was thinking aobut getting quite alot and dishing them out to my buddies who have recently taken on homebrewing. thanks for the help, FB
by firstbrew
Tue Jan 22, 2002 10:31 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: how long in 2nd Carboy
Replies: 2
Views: 3915

how long in 2nd Carboy

How long can I leave my brew in the secondary ? I am gonna prime with the "gyle" method and am curious if there is a time limit on it. i.e. will my yeast die and not carbonate if I wait too long ? I am outta bottles and I am broke, so i need more time to purchuse some more... thanks FB
by firstbrew
Tue Jan 15, 2002 11:15 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Glass Carboy stopper slips when wet
Replies: 4
Views: 4819

Glass Carboy stopper slips when wet

I have been having an issue that when first racked to 2nd carboy I clean my stopper with airlock in a no-rinse sol. but when i plug it in, the things slips around and pushes up outta the carboy until it is dry, i really dont want to dry it with any thing, cause of the risk of infection, any ideas ? ...
by firstbrew
Tue Jan 15, 2002 10:26 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Glass Carboy stopper slips when wet
Replies: 1
Views: 3079

Glass Carboy stopper slips when wet

I have been having an issue that when first racked to 2nd carboy I clean my stopper with airlock in a no-rinse sol. but when i plug it in, the things slips around and pushes up outta the carboy until it is dry, i really dont want to dry it with any thing, cause of the risk of infection, any ideas ? ...
by firstbrew
Tue Jan 15, 2002 10:21 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Primary > Secondary ( ETA)
Replies: 1
Views: 2987

Primary > Secondary ( ETA)

Well onto my third batch, i racked the beer into the 2nd about three days later. I am getting curious about when to rack over to the secondary. the SG was at .019 and should goto about .015. the beer was'nt done but i racked it anyway. Can someone tell me if this will cause any trouble, does the yea...
by firstbrew
Sat Dec 29, 2001 8:28 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Stuck Ferm, what next ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4193

Stuck Ferm, what next ?

Ok, well like my formentioned post about the temp drop and the fermentation coming to a halt, I took the advice of "Rouseing the yeast". I shook the fermentor after raising the temp and noted activity after a few hours. So the next day I think i screwed it up, I racked it to my secondary and took a ...
by firstbrew
Tue Dec 25, 2001 7:59 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Temp drop in 2nd day of Primary
Replies: 1
Views: 3510

Temp drop in 2nd day of Primary

Everything was chugging along, about 10 hours after pitching the yeast. I am on my 3rd day of Primary Fermentation and when checking the temp i was sitting at 60F it appears that the bubbling have stopped. Could this drastic temp change cause the ferm to stop ? Or should it start back up when I get ...
by firstbrew
Thu Dec 20, 2001 7:10 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Gyle > Priming > Corn Sugar
Replies: 2
Views: 5444

Gyle > Priming > Corn Sugar

Working on another Partial-Mash Kit that came with corn sugar to prime. After reading different resources I found that I can save a small amount of wort before I pitch the yeast and then prime the bottleing bucket with the fresh wort that I saved. Can someone tell me if they have ever run into a pro...
by firstbrew
Thu Dec 20, 2001 7:06 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Aeration & Airpumps
Replies: 1
Views: 3245

Aeration & Airpumps

Reading more and more into the tech stuff of brewing and working on another batch, I read that using an air difusser and pump can help with a rapid and very productive fermentation. My questions are as follows : 1. Can I go buy a regular fish tank pump and some tubing with an air-stone ? 2. After th...
by firstbrew
Thu Dec 20, 2001 7:06 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Aeration & Airpumps
Replies: 1
Views: 3179

Aeration & Airpumps

Reading more and more into the tech stuff of brewing and working on another batch, I read that using an air difusser and pump can help with a rapid and very productive fermentation. My questions are as follows : 1. Can I go buy a regular fish tank pump and some tubing with an air-stone ? 2. After th...
by firstbrew
Wed Dec 19, 2001 7:30 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Distilled and Reverse Osmosis
Replies: 2
Views: 4005

Distilled and Reverse Osmosis

Water > Is distilled and revers osmosis water ok to use ? I can get reverse
osmosis water very cheap, but is it suitable for home brewing..
by firstbrew
Wed Dec 19, 2001 6:55 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Copper vs. Brass
Replies: 1
Views: 3158

Copper vs. Brass

Thinking of building a wort chiller and curious if I should use copper or brass tubing ?
I remember hearing one of these elements was not the best choice due to
the metal contributing to off flavors. Can someone clairify this one for me ?
Thanks > FirstBrew
by firstbrew
Thu Dec 06, 2001 6:20 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Bottling Blues...
Replies: 2
Views: 3643

Bottling Blues...

First time to bottle and I used the bottling bucket. I attached my hose and bottle filler to the spigot. But it was a gusher, the flow was very intense and I noted lots of bubbles and the like. I was curious if there is a better way to do it ? But all and all the first batch of "Amber Ale" is finish...
by firstbrew
Tue Dec 04, 2001 12:31 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: stainless or aluminum.....
Replies: 8
Views: 7473

stainless or aluminum ?

Not an expert, but i woould use a magent to test it. aluminum will NOT attract the magnet. SS will. hope this helps.. FB
by firstbrew
Mon Dec 03, 2001 7:30 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Vanilla extract ?
Replies: 4
Views: 6242

home made vanilla extract (FYI)

with the high cost of vanilla extract a buddy of mine told me how to make it. he is a chef and said that by taking "one vanilla bean and dropping it into a 750ml bottle of vodka wait a month or two and you have pure vanilla extract. havent tried this yet, there is probably more info on the web somew...