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by The BJB
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sanitizer question
Replies: 1
Views: 7404

sanitizer question

I would like to bottle (into 12oz. bottles) some premixed sanitizer to keep in the basement brew corner so this way when I need to take a gravity reading or anything like that I can just open up one or two bottles without having to mix up a new batch of sanitizer. Does this sound alright, do you thi...
by The BJB
Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: *
Replies: 1
Views: 5700

re: *

Do not be alarmed, this is a test of the qwerty keyboard functioning system. **** [/color] If this were a real shift key emergency, you would hear **!** This is just a test. Thank you. Is what I assume was meant by your post SpruceBrew. I hope it worked for ya :wink: Welcome to the BeerTools forum
by The BJB
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Adding to an IPA extract kit, needing hop help
Replies: 9
Views: 16767

Super cool. Thanks again.

I look forward to getting this going now.
by The BJB
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Adding to an IPA extract kit, needing hop help
Replies: 9
Views: 16767

Thanks SR! I appreciate the help with all of this, and am now confident that it will turn out quite right. I plan on adding the additional hops in somewhere between the 5 and 10 minutes. I always slip and let things run a little more than intended anyways. Should I plan on dry hopping this for an ex...
by The BJB
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Dry Hop in Secondary
Replies: 6
Views: 11574

what a relief! I was beginning to worry that the bag would somehow throw the taste off. As said in our other conversation regarding the E.IPA, I am just beginning to experiment with hops. Before beginning to brew, I was one of those "stout only" kind of guys, so I never even knew anything about hops...
by The BJB
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Adding to an IPA extract kit, needing hop help
Replies: 9
Views: 16767

Brew Stats: Beginning Gravity: 1.050 - 1.052 Final Gravity: 1.012 - 1.014 Hop Bittering Units: 17.5 Instructions for hopping are: Pilgrim Hops (1oz) after initial boil with malt extract boil 45 min. add First Gold Hops (1oz) during final 1-2 minutes of boiling. Then add oak chips to fermenter. I wou...
by The BJB
Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Hops availability and price
Replies: 5
Views: 15083

cheap online hop seller

I know nothing about this company, just found it one day when doing a search for discount hops by the pound. Worth checking it out.

http://shop.atonofhops.com/
by The BJB
Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Dry Hop in Secondary
Replies: 6
Views: 11574

dry hopping oops...

So I racked a half batch (test) APA into the secondary today and added an additional oz. of Millennium in the secondary. To do this, I soaked a muslin hop bag in the sanitizer, squeezed out the liquid and tied the hop pellets in it. Is there any reason that I should have avoided dropping it in the b...
by The BJB
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Adding to an IPA extract kit, needing hop help
Replies: 9
Views: 16767

Adding to an IPA extract kit, needing hop help

I don't really know that I have a preference between English and American IPA. I realize that the hops included in the kit are shooting for an English, but a "hybrid IPA" sounds fun. I do have two of these kits though, so perhaps I should use one with only English hops (as I can pull the hops from t...
by The BJB
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Adding to an IPA extract kit, needing hop help
Replies: 9
Views: 16767

Adding to an IPA extract kit, needing hop help

I recently bought a couple "True Brew" extract kits for an English IPA. The kit only comes with 2oz of hops (1oz of Pilgrim, and 1oz of First Gold) which I plan on adding a few into it for the boil as well as dry hopping. I picked up an additional oz. of Cascade, and an ounce of Chinook. The Chinook...
by The BJB
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Beefing up an AG recipe with extract
Replies: 2
Views: 6677

Beefing up an AG recipe with extract

I am still somewhat new to homebrewing, but I was taught and have only known/done all grain recipes. I recently found a killer deal on some partial mash kits and bought those which has led to my curiosity about the use of extract. Can I add in some dried extract to AG recipes to give it an abv boost...