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by joemez
Wed Dec 03, 2003 1:54 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Homemade Equipment
Replies: 18
Views: 42169

is it safe to boil 10 gallons in a 15 gallon "keg" pot?

now that I am making good beer I am also making more friends! So now the 5 gallon batches I make are barely lasting over a week. This is a problem since I cant start a new batch every week. Basically assuming I can boil 10 gallons in my pot I would then split it up into 2 carboys to ferment? I use a...
by joemez
Sat Nov 29, 2003 4:59 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Pilsner question
Replies: 4
Views: 6533

that's a long time!

I had no Idea it would take that long. Oh well, at least I have 2 batches on tap right now... Thank God!! I see those air bubbles on the top(I am using a glass carboy) so it looks like were on our way. I'm gonna be changing ice twice a day though, just to get it to stay under 55. I also used saflage...
by joemez
Fri Nov 28, 2003 7:24 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Pilsner question
Replies: 4
Views: 6533

thanks Billy

Ok, sounds good. I am glad it is cold here, otherwise I dont think I would be able to get my chiller down to 55. I used dry yeast pitched at 65 deg, so I would expect fermentation to start within 24 hours or so? The secondary may be a bit lower than 40, now that I checked my fridge temp(probably in ...
by joemez
Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:07 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Pilsner question
Replies: 4
Views: 6533

Pilsner question

I just fired up a pilsner kit and I noticed the yeast is a lager yeast. I always thought pilsners fermented at ale temps. I set the chiller to 55 deg F. Is that a good setting? Also, should I expect fermentation to start as quickly as an ale? I have some room in my keg fridge so I am planning on put...
by joemez
Fri Nov 28, 2003 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Supplies in NJ
Replies: 6
Views: 7480

heres where i go

I use Listerman.com
I believe he is out of Ohio. My shipments are always fast(I live in CT), packed nice and prices seem good. free shipping if you spend over 40 bucks or so.
by joemez
Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:24 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: another question
Replies: 4
Views: 4673

hmmmm

I have a good thing going here, so I'm not gonna rush it. If you guys think that not controlling the temp all the way through the full fermentation is not a good idea then I will just wait. Maybe I will make another chiller in the future.
by joemez
Tue Oct 28, 2003 7:25 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: another question
Replies: 4
Views: 4673

another question

Now that I am actually making drinkable beer(thank god), I want to fill all my kegs up. I use a fermentation chiller, but I only have one. Now that winter is approaching my basement usually stays below 70deg F but might get a little over during the day. Would it be OK to just use the chiller for the...
by joemez
Tue Oct 28, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: carbouy cleaning update and keg conditioning
Replies: 4
Views: 6042

co2

I force caronate. Its super easy, takes less time then getting the suger ready and makes sediment free beer. I just get the keg nice and cool then bump the pressure up to 30 or 40 #(depending on how carbonated you like it) and rock the keg until you dont hear the gas flowing anymore. usually takes a...
by joemez
Mon Oct 27, 2003 3:49 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: dry hopping question
Replies: 3
Views: 4263

ok

I'll do that. I plan on racking to the secondary in a few days and then leave in there for a week, so ill put the hops(pellet) in when I rack. thanks for the info guys
joe
by joemez
Sun Oct 26, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: dry hopping question
Replies: 3
Views: 4263

dry hopping question

I have an american pale ale in primary right now. The kit came with extra hops to dry hop. The directions say to put it in after 4 days or so of fermentation. I have never done this before so, my question is, seeing as I use a secondary fermentor shouldnt it go in towards the end of the secondary?
by joemez
Mon Oct 20, 2003 6:21 am
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Oh my god!
Replies: 4
Views: 16959

i wish i could

i would love to share it with youy guys.

Heres another question. I tasted this batch(porter) and it tastes a lot like Guinness which is a stout. Are porters and stouts similar? I though porters were not as heavy
by joemez
Fri Oct 10, 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: looking good
Replies: 5
Views: 5365

temp

I've got my chiller running @64deg. Its not hot anymore so I dont have to change the ice very often which is really nice.
by joemez
Thu Oct 09, 2003 2:02 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: looking good
Replies: 5
Views: 5365

its going now

It was bubbling when I got home yesterday.
I use a dry yeast.
Thanks for the info guys. Looking forward to my smoked porter! yummy
by joemez
Thu Oct 09, 2003 1:58 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Kegging Q
Replies: 15
Views: 16928

cleaning

as far as cleaning, i use PBW. That stuff is great. I had an old keg that i cut and used as a kettle. It was all nasty with surface corrosion and all. I just soaked it in that stuff overnight and it rinsed nice and shiny with no scrubbing at all. I am sure if you opened a sanke keg and filled it wit...
by joemez
Wed Oct 08, 2003 8:33 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: looking good
Replies: 5
Views: 5365

looking good

For those interested in how i'm making out... I got my kettle and burner all set and on a stand with my counterflow chiller all set up. I made a batch last night(portor) and everything went extremely well. I did a full 5 gal boil and my chiller brought it down to 68deg. Nice! The only problem I had ...