Last Activity:10-28-2012 10:58 AM
Posted in thread: Chocolate orange stout ?? on 10-05-2012 at 11:23 AM
I tried this last year using Deception Sweet Stout as the base. I split off one gallon from the
main batch and added natural orange extract. It was not a good match. The orange gave it a
Posted in thread: I found a USDA paper that might be useful for bean fermentation on 09-18-2012 at 01:45 AM
I think the paper only looks at fermenting the bean starch. I bet it would be a mess using
beans because they have such a high protein content. The flavor might be interesting. Isn't
miso fermented be...
Posted in thread: I found a USDA paper that might be useful for bean fermentation on 09-17-2012 at 09:30 PM
Conversion of starch from dry common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to ethanolI was trying to
find some information on HBT about mashing and fermenting beans (black, specifically), but
found there wasn...
Posted in thread: Calculating boil off / trub loss on 07-10-2012 at 04:44 PM
Sorry, I should have been more clear. I was thinking it might take a while to filter the trub
because I'm picturing a funnel with a strainer over it with the wort slowly percolating
through. I only sa...
Posted in thread: Calculating boil off / trub loss on 07-10-2012 at 04:16 PM
These are all good tips. Thanks, guys. I'm feeling better and a lot less discouraged after the
initial disappointment. I'll probably go with duboman's advice and just up the recipe to
account for the ...
Posted in thread: Calculating boil off / trub loss on 07-09-2012 at 09:33 PM
I started the brew day feeling great and enthusiastic, but now I feel like screaming.I've been
brewing for about a year now, and throughout all of my progress, one aspect of brewing has
continued to h...
Posted in thread: Does cleaning ever get you burned out on brewing? on 04-03-2012 at 09:25 PM
Wow, lots of support! This must be a common problem. I'm sure I'll stick with it, but I've got
a beer that's been in the fermenter for over a month and it feels like a nagging chore I have
Posted in thread: Does cleaning ever get you burned out on brewing? on 04-03-2012 at 08:28 PM
I just started AG brewing a few months ago and had good results in the two batches I made, but
I can't seem to keep it up because of the tediousness of cleaning. It's such an important step
that it ca...
Posted in thread: BIAB -- Calculating total water needed on 12-04-2011 at 06:23 PM
Thanks. That does make sense. I left the electric burner on high, so perhaps just maintaining a
rolling boil on a medium setting is all I need (and what I normally do).
Posted in thread: BIAB -- Calculating total water needed on 12-04-2011 at 03:36 AM
Okay, is this even possible? I just measured a 33% (1/3) boil-off in 30 minutes in my
one-gallon system test. I am no expert on the physics behind this stuff, but does that mean
I'll lose 2/3 of my st...