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by bfabre
Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Raisin beer?
Replies: 7
Views: 21101

Raisin beer?

Raisins thats a new twist. Sound like it would give a dry fruity taste. You might go as far as to use cranberries. As with all fruit beers don't you add them to the primary? I never made any.
by bfabre
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Kegging and maturing beer
Replies: 12
Views: 16632

Remaining yeast in the keg

From what I am told the first pour should get rid of the extra yeast at the bottom. As for filtering....Why?
by bfabre
Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Beers -N- Burns
Replies: 9
Views: 13344

Beers, Burns & Infections

Dude, burns suck!! I hope it gets better soon so you do not miss too much work.
On the bright side of things it was not the taste buds :D
by bfabre
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: fermenter cork poped off overnight
Replies: 2
Views: 5826

fermenter cork poped off overnight

Just sanatize the cork. The positive preasure in the carboy (because of fermentation) should keep you safe.
by bfabre
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Tasted great for one month and then ....
Replies: 6
Views: 11624

Oven Ieda

stacking the bottles in the oven the night before you bottle, turning it to 320°F, let it run for 2 hours after it hits 320°F
Great Idea!!!
I like to mash in the oven. It keeps a really stable temp. I just use one of those digital oven thermometers suspended in a floating cork.
by bfabre
Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Home-made Hop pellets
Replies: 6
Views: 10499

Mix with small amounts of h2o to make a paste I don't think you would need to add water to the mix. There should be enough moisture in the flowers to carry over for the paste. But I do like the advice from slothrob, that is to "grind them fresh at the start of the brew day". It should increase your...
by bfabre
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Beers -N- Burns
Replies: 9
Views: 13344

3rd Degree Burn Brown

I think you took the sanitation step a bit too far. :wink:
I hope the scalding was not too bad. Did it stop with the red inflamed 1st degree or was it the more sinister blistering of the 2nd.
by bfabre
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Had to wait to pitch yeast
Replies: 3
Views: 7221

Had to wait to pitch yeast

You said you put a air lock on the carboy. What was in the airlock? Distilled water or cheap Vodka. The reason I ask is that a hot liquid cooling down will create a vacuum in the cantainer it is in. With the airlock on the carboy it might just drink the contents of the airlock. Undoing all of your s...
by bfabre
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: FG= 1.002
Replies: 18
Views: 30409

This isn't a easy as I thought!
Cappy,
Your learning as am I. Take it slow.....
A cracked hydrometer is easy, at least it is not an infection. I had to toss a batch once and it kinda takes the wind out of your sails.
Drink up, smile and keep brewing
by bfabre
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Immersion Chiller Question
Replies: 6
Views: 11217

countercurrent exchange

But it took !@#$ near 45 min. to get it down to about 76F.
. That is strange!! my chiller only takes about 15-20 min. with stirring. I do have one question, are you on city or well water? I am on well water and it is much colder than that of the cities. Could this be why it it taking so long?
by bfabre
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Starter Equipment Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 12616

glass carboy's

All I have is glass. I have been told that plastic is good too but, and the is always a but. Plastic is porous and can retain the flavors of past brews. Not to mention it can discolor.
by bfabre
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Oktoberfest inspired Ale
Replies: 19
Views: 37100

That blonde's cleavage is quite inspirational.
I have to agree, but she has a kind face too. I may be boring but I would only be after her mind.
I strongly recommend reading Palmer's "How to Brew"
I have this book and it is pack with a lot of great information.
Slothrob, good call!!
by bfabre
Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Large 17 Gal Conical Fermenter, Small 5 Gal Batches
Replies: 1
Views: 5122

Large 17 Gal Conical Fermenter, Small 5 Gal Batches

Manplant, I am glad things have been working out for you so far. What I have read indicates that this would be an extreme amount of head space. You can have the possibility of oxidizing. What might be saving you at this point could be the conical shape reducing the exposure area of the beer to the o...
by bfabre
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Flying Dog Double Dog Pale Ale Recipe
Replies: 2
Views: 6566

Flying Dog Double Dog Pale Ale Recipe

where can I get some?
What is the location of their brewery?
by bfabre
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: unknown hop type
Replies: 6
Views: 9178

Unknown Hop Type

miles,
Thanks tha is the best information yet. I still plan on getting one of the hop growing books. Does anyone have a suggestion.