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by fcsmike
Sat Dec 20, 2003 10:28 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Kegs...where to start?
Replies: 3
Views: 6317

Kegs...where to start?

I have been thinking hard about switching to kegs. It seems to me that, once you are set up life is so much easier. Problem is, getting started. I have been shopping around and I see all kinds of equipment options; price, keg condition, full kit, build your own, type of kit/keg, ect. If I buy a non-...
by fcsmike
Sun Mar 09, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Rookie all grain competition help
Replies: 14
Views: 44683

Strictly voluntary

What can I say...I like pain and humiliation
by fcsmike
Sat Mar 08, 2003 10:02 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Rookie all grain competition help
Replies: 14
Views: 44683

No Togas!

I'll keep an eye out for sharp implements.
by fcsmike
Fri Mar 07, 2003 6:14 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Rookie all grain competition help
Replies: 14
Views: 44683

Thanks!

I have decided to go with a ESB, Not quite as bitter as the IPA(200 IBU, eeks)and it will mature faster.

Mashing next weekend (15th), I'll let you know how it goes.

Mike
by fcsmike
Wed Mar 05, 2003 6:21 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Rookie all grain competition help
Replies: 14
Views: 44683

Rookie all grain competition help

My brewing club has started a competition, the rules are; take 10 lbs of 2 row malt and brew a clasic style beer, the catch...you must make your own speciality malt from the 10 lbs of original malt. My problem...I don't know how to make my own specialty malt. I am told that there is an article in a ...
by fcsmike
Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Lager yeast activity ?
Replies: 4
Views: 6218

Wadaya Know !

So, I took the fermenter up-stairs to warm up and gave it another shake...Voila...thare she blows. It's bubbling away in my basement again (about 12c) I hope it's not too warm down there. Oh well, I'm sure i'll be able to drink it.

Thanks for the advice and words of encourgement.

Mike
by fcsmike
Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Lager yeast activity ?
Replies: 4
Views: 6218

Lager yeast activity ?

Hello again brain trust. Reciently (monday)I tried to make a lager; I sanitized properly, boiled the wort (extract), cooled it to 24c and pitched the yeast(wyeast). The date of packageing was november 18 for the yeast. The OG was 1.049 and I used 1 package of yeast. It has been 3 days and there has ...
by fcsmike
Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:20 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: RIMS
Replies: 1
Views: 3468

RIMS

Ok, I've read alot of articles that mention the "RIMS" system but no one describes it. Could someone please?
by fcsmike
Thu Jan 30, 2003 6:01 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lagering?
Replies: 3
Views: 4715

Thought about that hmmm

I'm from Edmonton, the box sounds good. I thought about the heated box, a thermostat switch and light bulb/heater. Even a car block heater might be enough if it was well insulated.
by fcsmike
Wed Jan 29, 2003 8:26 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lagering?
Replies: 3
Views: 4715

Lagering?

Ok...I wan't to try a lager but I don't have a spare fridge; I live in northern Canada so it's too cold outside. My basement stays around 14 celsius, all the literature I have read says that lager yeast works between 2 and 15 c. 'Start at the high end and finish at the low end'. Can I just keep it a...
by fcsmike
Fri Jan 24, 2003 3:22 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: How long is too long Fermenting?
Replies: 2
Views: 4167

How long is too long Fermenting?

I started my beer 10 days ago, I used wyeast london ale 3, attemting an english brown ale. It took a few days to get going but when it did it realy took off. Now 10 days after pitching, it is still bubbling through the air lock about 4 or 5 times a minute. The OG was 1.052 so I used 2 packages of ye...