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by Lloydarcher01
Tue May 31, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Kegged beer going flat
Replies: 4
Views: 13018

I get a lot of foam if I pour very slowly. But if i open the tap all the way and pour fast then I get almost no foam
by Lloydarcher01
Mon May 30, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Kegged beer going flat
Replies: 4
Views: 13018

Kegged beer going flat

This is my first time using a keg system so I'm very new to this way of carbonation. Because this is my first time using a keg, I just went with a coopers Canadian blonde kit, so I could focus more on correcting keg problems, rather then correcting beer problems. So the beer tastes great but here is...
by Lloydarcher01
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using sugar
Replies: 1
Views: 7798

Using sugar

I just had a quick question. I've always put malto-dextrin in my beer to increase alcohol %. I've done 3 batches so far and had 1 turn out well but still seemed light, bout 3.8-4.5%. I was just wondering if you guys always use some sort of adjunct or if you get enough sugars from your grains. I'm do...
by Lloydarcher01
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Carbonation trouble...?
Replies: 3
Views: 5170

Alright thanks you two, i would be lost with out you guys lol. You guys have helped me out a lot through this first batch.
by Lloydarcher01
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Carbonation trouble...?
Replies: 3
Views: 5170

Carbonation trouble...?

This is my first brew so I'm new to the whole carbonation process but I read up and thought I had it. So I left the 5g batch in primary for 7 days and then in secondary for 14 days. I then boiled up 2 cups of water and added 3/4 cup of corn sugar to it and put it in my bottling bucket, then siphoned...
by Lloydarcher01
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Too late to add sugar?
Replies: 4
Views: 6959

Recipe: 1lb Crystal Malt 40L 4lbs Dry light malt extract .5 Perle hops for 60min .5 Cascade for 5min 1lb Brown sugar (estimation was off so i probably only did .5lb) Started with 3 gallons and lost about .75 of a gallon and added 3 more gallons of cool water to the wort. I just boiled some water and...
by Lloydarcher01
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Too late to add sugar?
Replies: 4
Views: 6959

Too late to add sugar?

Hey guys, I just did a brew and got a lower OG then what I wanted so I was going to add some sugar to bring it up to my desired OG. The reason it is less is because i just sorta guessed about how much sugar i added instead of weighing it out. So when is it too late to add sugar? I just finished the ...
by Lloydarcher01
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: White stuff floating in Secondary
Replies: 3
Views: 6165

That's what I wanted to hear. Either way i was gonna wait it out but that comforts me more. Thanks, ill update if anything further occurs.
by Lloydarcher01
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: White stuff floating in Secondary
Replies: 3
Views: 6165

White stuff floating in Secondary

Hey, I started my first ever bacth last week and everything has went great up till recently. I had my beer in primary for 7 days until my gravity was consistent for 3 days straight. I recently (2 days ago) racked my brew into my secondary carboy. Yesterday I noticed little white stuff floating NEAR(...
by Lloydarcher01
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Higher OG then expected
Replies: 8
Views: 10213

I was kind if leaning towards that result as well sloth. I guess i just have to be patient. I'll be able to tell by taste in a few weeks whether it is over 6% or not.

Thanks everyone for your responses, you have helped me a out a lot in becoming a better brewer.
by Lloydarcher01
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Higher OG then expected
Replies: 8
Views: 10213

No I definitely added .5lbs of sugar and i spun the hydrometer when i used it. I just recently took a reading today and got 1.03 two days after pitching which gives me a 5.6% alcohol. Perhaps my hydrometer wasn't calibrated because that's the only thing that i could see being possible. I'm gonna rea...
by Lloydarcher01
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Higher OG then expected
Replies: 8
Views: 10213

Shaggy my recipe was 3g of water in the stainless steel pot 1lb canadian 6-row brewed for 25 minutes at 160F 4lbs Dry malt extract added when wort came to a boil .5oz northern brewer hops added and timer started for 1 hour .5lbs dextrose at 30 minutes in 1 irish moss at 45 minutes in .5oz northern b...
by Lloydarcher01
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Higher OG then expected
Replies: 8
Views: 10213

Higher OG then expected

I just started brewing my first batch today so I'm pretty new to this all. Before pitching the yeast I got a hydrometer reading of 1.072. Is this too high? A lot of other readings I have seen on forums have been between 1.05-.106 so I was just wondering. Other information that may help: 5 gallon bat...