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Title: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on June 28, 2011, 11:28:57 PM
I started 6 months ago in this fascinating hobbie of Brewing.
I don't know how the hell its keeping my mind almost every hour at work, home, while driving, before sleep!! damn!

last saturday i was making my first kind of IPA from leftovers hops: Liberty, Saaz, Hallertauer and Magnun
5 pounds of 2 Row,
5 pounds of Pilsner mal
1 pound Biscuit malt
Safale 04 (very aggresive!)
65 IBU's aproximate

Excelent attenuation, in six hours it was already messy,sticky floor, airlock at 3 feet side of the fermenter (boom!) well i hope i did't have an infection for this, meanwhile.. i'll wait for good results

I begun with 3 batches from extract, 1 partial grain and i have 3 batches being All Grainer...
I will like to share some pictures and stuff with you...

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/Homebrew/IMG269.jpg)

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/Homebrew/IMG271.jpg)
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: corkybstewart on June 29, 2011, 12:41:19 AM
Welcome.
How hot is it where you are brewing?  That's a pretty big beer and if you are not careful it can get too hot which will cause the airlock to blow off.  It is also bad for your beer to ferment too hot.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: euge on June 29, 2011, 01:25:26 AM
We meet again! Welcome to the AHA forum. I'm very fond of pics as well.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: dano14041 on June 29, 2011, 03:17:38 PM
Welcome to the Forum! And to the best Hobby ever!
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on June 29, 2011, 03:29:50 PM
Welcome.
How hot is it where you are brewing?  That's a pretty big beer and if you are not careful it can get too hot which will cause the airlock to blow off.  It is also bad for your beer to ferment too hot.

Well, the current temperature of the wort before adding the yeast was 26.5 F. Previously i re hydrated the yeast in warm temp,(pre boil water) and the add it at the temperature, in minutes S04 it begun really foamy and well reacted.

I didn't really leave to much space in the carboy for krausening, but now is doing well
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on June 29, 2011, 03:44:25 PM
We meet again! Welcome to the AHA forum. I'm very fond of pics as well.

ey thanks Euge, haha like your avatar!!
El famoso y malo: El Tuco!
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on June 29, 2011, 03:45:51 PM
Welcome to the Forum! And to the best Hobby ever!


it really is, i want to make 2 batches per month haha
thanks
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Slowbrew on June 29, 2011, 04:12:49 PM
Welcome.
How hot is it where you are brewing?  That's a pretty big beer and if you are not careful it can get too hot which will cause the airlock to blow off.  It is also bad for your beer to ferment too hot.

Well, the current temperature of the wort before adding the yeast was 26.5 F. Previously i re hydrated the yeast in warm temp,(pre boil water) and the add it at the temperature, in minutes S04 it begun really foamy and well reacted.

I didn't really leave to much space in the carboy for krausening, but now is doing well

Is that 26.5 deg. Celsius or Fahrenheit?  you listed 26.5 F but that would be frozen solid so I'm guessing you meant 26.5 C which is around 80 deg F.  A little warm and would definitely cause a big blow off.

Welcome to the obsession!

Paul
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: EHall on June 29, 2011, 04:15:01 PM
Hola! Que tal? Quienes mas macho? Me o Ricardo Monteban?
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on June 29, 2011, 04:20:13 PM
Quote
Is that 26.5 deg. Celsius or Fahrenheit?  you listed 26.5 F but that would be frozen solid so I'm guessing you meant 26.5 C which is around 80 deg F.  A little warm and would definitely cause a big blow off.

Welcome to the obsession!

Paul

yes, i was talking Celius , sorry sometimes i work better in Farenheit and other times with Celsius,
but anyway, that was a good spectacle after all.... like a volcano!
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: gordonstrong on June 29, 2011, 04:25:49 PM
Hola! Que tal? Quienes mas macho? Me o Ricardo Monteban?

Usted.  Ricardo Montelban es muerto.

What SNL skit was that from?
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on June 29, 2011, 04:31:33 PM
Hola! Que tal? Quienes mas macho? Me o Ricardo Monteban?

i supposed El Tuco! he rocks!

I mean, TUco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: tschmidlin on June 29, 2011, 05:20:54 PM
Hola! Que tal? Quienes mas macho? Me o Ricardo Monteban?

Usted.  Ricardo Montelban es muerto.

What SNL skit was that from?
"Quien es mas macho?"

I can't find a clip of it on teh interwebs.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: gordonstrong on June 29, 2011, 05:23:39 PM
Right.  I remember seeing it, but can't remember who was in it or what the basic setup was.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: tschmidlin on June 29, 2011, 05:31:51 PM
Bill Murray was the game show host, I remember him asking . . .

"Quien es mas macho, Fernando Lamas o Ricardo Montalban?
Quien es mas macho, Lamas o . . .  MONTALBAN?"
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: EHall on June 29, 2011, 08:24:39 PM
Its back from the Billy Crystal days...early to mid 80s
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on June 29, 2011, 11:19:25 PM
A picture of my converted cooler for mashing and while colecting the wort, a days ago
Dunkel Weizen, Method single infusion
(I live in a second floor department, damn is thoughy sometimes, specially for chilling!)

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/Homebrew/IMG220.jpg)
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: chumley on June 30, 2011, 08:04:45 PM
At what time do you add the chihuahua to the BK?
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: tschmidlin on June 30, 2011, 08:37:22 PM
Its back from the Billy Crystal days...early to mid 80s
Feb 1979 according to this, although they may have done it more than once . . .
http://www.tv.com/saturday-night-live/rick-nelson-judy-collins/episode/116145/summary.html
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: gordonstrong on June 30, 2011, 09:04:12 PM
Yeah, I didn't think Billy Crystal.  That was the "You look mahvelous" bit.  I seem to remember quien es mas macho also included Lloyd Bridges.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: tschmidlin on June 30, 2011, 10:10:42 PM
Crystal played Fernando Lamas in Fernando's Hideaway, maybe they did another Quien es mas Macho with him?  I don't know.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: bluesman on July 01, 2011, 01:38:47 AM
A picture of my converted cooler for mashing and while colecting the wort, a days ago
Dunkel Weizen, Method single infusion
(I live in a second floor department, damn is thoughy sometimes, specially for chilling!)

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/Homebrew/IMG220.jpg)

Nice little setup.

Welcome to the AHA Forum equihua.  8)

Poderosa hierba de buen aspecto que tiene allí

You need to play some of this when you make beer.  8)

I love these guys!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhFM81IcChk
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: oscarvan on July 01, 2011, 05:46:11 AM
Bienvenido amigo.

It's all a little toasty where you are, as it is in the North East US this time of year. Any chance you can score a small fridge to "hide" in the apartment with a controller on it? Put the wort in there at 19-20 C with the yeast separate. When it's all the same temp pitch the yeast and let it ferment. Should be a lot less messy.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 01, 2011, 06:14:21 PM
usually we got very good condition in temperatures around year, in winter as low as 46 F and in summer we got as max 95 F

As a new brewer i dont have enough equipment yet, and i store the fermentor (bucket or glass carboy) in the closet well in Jan to March cant keep constant temp around 62 to 64 F, Now in summer i put the fermentor in an area wich is 69 to 73 F.
But yes, you're right... i got a have to some way to get control of the temperature.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 01, 2011, 06:29:56 PM

Nice little setup.

Welcome to the AHA Forum equihua.  8)

Poderosa hierba de buen aspecto que tiene allí

You need to play some of this when you make beer.  8)

I love these guys!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhFM81IcChk
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thank you bluesman!!
hahaha , well, Los Lobos it's a great EastLA Band, but i prefer some diferent music,
maybe a wrong advertisment of Mexico's music, fashion, Speedy Gonzalez for these days,
a guy laying and sleeping in a cactus with a big sombrero...haha but really it is fun.
i almost forgot drinking tequila with a worm in it!

cheers!
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 01, 2011, 07:20:02 PM
while the mash was going on, i realize that Pliny the Young its missing for this two in the picture,
im reserving the Westy 12 for my birthday, Plyny was very good.

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/Homebrew/IMG268.jpg)
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: roffenburger on July 02, 2011, 07:03:08 AM
Welcome. I like your slippers.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 02, 2011, 07:09:26 AM
haha thanks, i bought it from Walmart last year. actually a christmas present
cheers
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: vfib on July 03, 2011, 07:29:58 AM
Welcome on board!

To our neighbor just south of San Diego. I am very jealous of the fine food and wonderful weather in your area.

Did you have  a chance to visit for NHC? If not, it was a blast.

Be sure to try to go to Seattle for NHC 2012. You'll absolutely love it. Beer geeks just like us all over the place.

Congrats on your brewing, keep it up, it gets better all the time.

Keep us informed on your progress!

Prost!

Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 03, 2011, 03:33:31 PM
Welcome on board!

To our neighbor just south of San Diego. I am very jealous of the fine food and wonderful weather in your area.

Did you have  a chance to visit for NHC? If not, it was a blast.

Be sure to try to go to Seattle for NHC 2012. You'll absolutely love it. Beer geeks just like us all over the place.

Congrats on your brewing, keep it up, it gets better all the time.

Keep us informed on your progress!

Prost!


Ey thanks, well... im the one im lucky for living  in TJ, many chances of getting good things in the U.S. and the best part, The nearest home brew store (Ballast Point) its just 30 miles north just crossing the border... so,im lucky from the rest of my country.

Ahhh are you talking about tacos? fish tacos? (that´s what im preparing for today actually...) well as the same as you i enjoyed real Mexican food
Stay away of fake (taco bell hahaha)

Unfortunally, i didn´t  got a chance to assist, but maybe next year.
ill´be preparing bottles for the contest next year in order to participate.

i find QUAFF, a homebrewers club with meeting one day per month in SD, i think a find a good place to be part of it and for learning also

cheers!, prost!
Al

(im going today for my grains and stuff for my fist Wtbier)
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: euge on July 03, 2011, 05:09:42 PM
Welcome. I like your slippers chanklas.

Fixed it for you. ;)
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 03, 2011, 07:05:52 PM
Welcome. I like your slippers chanklas.

Fixed it for you. ;)

ahh thats better! hahaa. my oficial slippers for brewing!
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: timberati on July 03, 2011, 09:20:26 PM
Welcome to the forum. Nice folks hang out here. To cool the fermenter a bit, you might try the wet t-shirt trick or putting the carboy in a large bucket of cold water for the first 48-72 hours at least.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 04, 2011, 05:04:39 AM
Welcome to the forum. Nice folks hang out here. To cool the fermenter a bit, you might try the wet t-shirt trick or putting the carboy in a large bucket of cold water for the first 48-72 hours at least.

nice idea timberati, didn´t realize that,... right know, im brewing my witbier so late in the night but dont matter what im getting this tips so well...

yeahh!! homebrewing...my sin hobbie!

thanks. see your around
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 06, 2011, 04:42:27 AM
here they are my two batches right now, at left i got the recently made Witbier and the Pale Ale, 65 IBU very hoppy...cause a very sticky floor days ago..
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/IMG320.jpg)
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: thomasbarnes on July 06, 2011, 06:37:01 AM
here they are my two batches right now, at left i got the recently made Witbier and the Pale Ale, 65 IBU very hoppy...cause a very sticky floor days ago.

I guess you learned about the need for lots of headspace in the primary fermenter when brewing a hoppy beer! :)

In the future, you can prevent that problem with a blow-off fermenter. Replace your airlock with a tube of sufficient diameter to fit into the neck of your carboy. On the other end, the tube should empty into a jug of sanitizer.

Details here: http://www.brewing-tips.com/airlocks-and-blowoff-tubes/
 
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 06, 2011, 03:37:28 PM
yess, was my first hoppy beer and i learned a lot with this.
good link
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Will's Swill on July 07, 2011, 02:06:51 AM
Seriously?!  Hoppy beers blow off more?  That would explain why I had yet another unexpected blowout, and in my new fermentation fridge to boot.  Grrr.    >:(  Six gallons of APA (infused with black pepper!) in a 7.5 gallon carboy fitted with an airlock because I thought that would be enough headspace.  Now actively spitting goop through a hastily fitted blow-off tube on day 3 of fermentation.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 08, 2011, 04:12:48 AM
Seriously?!  Hoppy beers blow off more?  That would explain why I had yet another unexpected blowout, and in my new fermentation fridge to boot.  Grrr.    >:(  Six gallons of APA (infused with black pepper!) in a 7.5 gallon carboy fitted with an airlock because I thought that would be enough headspace.  Now actively spitting goop through a hastily fitted blow-off tube on day 3 of fermentation.

how many IBU´s got your APA?
mine was 65...
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Will's Swill on July 08, 2011, 10:44:15 PM
The APA was only 17 IBU, the previous IPA that also surprised me with a blow off (6.5 gallons in a 7.5 gallon carboy) was 49 IBU.

I don't normally bother calculating IBUs for an APA, and that 17 IBU seems low to me.  For the base recipe, I used a recipe-of-the-week from the AHA website, "Lara Pale Ale", that apparently won gold in 2008 and 2009 for APA.  I wonder if the recipe has a typo?
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 13, 2011, 05:43:42 AM
well, after two days in the bottle i cannot resist to open a bottle to have a taste ( inconvenience of bottling.....patience!!) haha.
malty, very good aromas and taste great, not to hoppy as i expect but good
...Saaz at the end,, i love this hop
nothing citrusy or piney
made from leftovers hops

45 percent 2 row
45 percent pilsner malt
10 percent of biscuit
65 ibus total
6.1 abv

(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/IMG340.jpg)
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: denny on July 13, 2011, 03:38:32 PM
Looks tasty, Al.
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: euge on July 13, 2011, 05:59:58 PM
I've opened bottles after only a few days and they were good to go. Al I'm thinking of giving your recipe a whirl but with my own hop-choices. ;)
Title: Re: HomeBrewer from Tijuana Mx, already addicted
Post by: Al Equihua on July 15, 2011, 05:47:43 AM
a very good stamp for a pc wallpaper haha, removing labels from bottles
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/267041_10150368375589918_831454917_10275048_221101_o.jpg)

and preparing some bottles to get them ready to clean and sanitation
(http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff388/ponchoequihua/DSCN5482.jpg)