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  1. Welcome home @AnthonyC and @Nickfixit!!!
  2. 1) as many times as you can until they are busted and cannot be used..... 2) Caps... when they leak and do not hold pressure or are broken/cracked.. Bottles when they are not the original shape or are broken/cracked
  3. Made my second round just saturday, first turned out great and extremly close to Deschutes. this round all i did was add 2oz flaked oats to the grains to add a bit of creamyness.
  4. Thanks @Creeps McLane!! That is gonna make life so much easier!! Leak checking is planned for tonight or tomorrow. The kegs got all new gaskets before I bought them but I will order plenty of new sets to have just in case. It's not preaching..... It's passing on some good knowledge to save someone else (me) some headaches.
  5. Hey guys, so i lucked into 4 more 5gal. kegs rather cheap (yes, they are used... old pepsi co. kegs... tested and reconditioned) so that gives me 6 total and i was wondering if its possible to brew a batch, keg it and either naturally carb/condition it (with priming solution) or make sure its covered in co2 (force carb it later) and just let it sit at room temp (just condition) till i have room in my fridge for it (or a couple months) this would help boost the pipeline greatly if i could..... also.. save me some space and bottle washing/sanitizing and bottling time..... any information on this is greatly appreciated
  6. LOL!! Kinda like the yoda/mr why situation we questioned a while back? Nope, we are two different people, but with the same thoughts on beer it would appear... LOL!
  7. Ya know... i am with @Shrike yet!! As for the boosters, in my humble and honest opinion....with the grain and LME additions, you really dont need them unless you want the extra ABV, the LME and grains will add plenty on their own. As for the recommendation with the second... i would toss in a couple oz of 2 row as a safety with those oats I would recommend adding some hops just as Shrike said just a 1/4 to 1/2 oz with a 5-10 min. boil before you add in the HME.... The hop choices would be yours, just find a couple with the flavor profile you want and go for it. ( i am a fan of citrus, so i would toss in some Citra hops for the second and maybe something simpler for the first like... Polaris for a bit of mint, pineapple thing)
  8. Well.... i was working on a long winded response but @Shrike pretty much summed up what i was gonna
  9. it can if used as payment to someone for doing those things.... lol
  10. What @RickBeer said.
  11. 45-50ish..... You want to always try and ferment on the cooler end of the scale no matter what yeast you are using..... helps prevent some of those ester driven off flavors.
  12. YAY!!!! Looks like you just needed to light a fire under those yeasties butts!! lol!
  13. Welp... other than unsure of the viability of the yeast..... sounds like a good clean pitch (and it could be one of those that takes a while to get its butt in gear.... (although i read somewhere ( a couple comparisons and research posts and whatnot) that the proteins are great food (energy) for the yeast (like plenty of oxygen) to kick start should have gotten going by now i would think) I think taking the readings and then pitching in the K-97 if needed is a good plan.
  14. Omega info on the yeast (direct from their website) Kolsch II OYL-044 The Kolsch II strain is warmer fermenting than Kolsch I, flocculates much better and clears more quickly. Though a little easier to manage, they are similar in that they are both lager-like ale strains that are lightly fruity, crisp and clean, accentuating of hop flavors, and with a hint of sulfur that disappears with age. Details Flocculation: Medium Attenuation: 72-78% Temperature Range 65-69° F (18-21° C) Alcohol Tolerance: 10% ABV
  15. Some questions... 1: Any Trub? 2: Proper pitching temp reached before adding yeast? 3: Did you let the yeast Slurry warm to room temp? 4: Are we sure the yeast was alive? (The starter would have been a good indication if you had done one)(Also the pack might have swelled out a bit once you warmed it....) 5: Did you gently shake the pouch to blend the contents before adding to wort? 6:Did you play some loud obnoxious music to wake up the yeast then crack the whip to get its lazy butt into action? 7: Did you RDWHAHB? (Ok... 6 and 7 are meant to make you smile and relax a bit...) (yes... i know these are basic questions but sometimes the basics can get overlooked in the midst of a busy brew day)