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Posted in thread: Thoughts on tannins and astringency on 02-08-2016 at 06:57 PM
I brewed my first all-grain batch yesterday, after about 5 months of planning and researching..
Well, it was ideally all-grain, but the efficiency was pretty damn low (couldn't calculate it
Posted in thread: Anvil Brew Kettle or Not on 02-08-2016 at 06:36 PM
Thanks , your right I've been thinking about making a mash ton out of an 8.5 gallons water
cooler .Before you spend the money on that mash tun give BIAB a try for a batch or 2. Some who
have done so h...
Posted in thread: My young weizenbock tastes hot on 02-08-2016 at 11:41 AM
I just opened a bottle after two weeks bottle conditioning and I can taste the alcohol and its
overshadowing the maltiness. I know the beer is still green but is the alcohol taste a common
green beer ...
Posted in thread: Anvil Brew Kettle or Not on 02-08-2016 at 11:37 AM
I think you will stick with this hobby for quite a while and will probably want to make all
grain batches in the future (HEY! Tomorrow is in the future so think about that) and with that
I think your ...
Posted in thread: Accidental no-chill on 02-08-2016 at 11:24 AM
No, it was 40°C before I drained from the urn into the plastic fermenter and got the wort off
the hot break and hops. Didn't want the fermenter to warp from the heat. I pitched at 23°C the
Posted in thread: So excited! Cracked my first homebrew! on 02-07-2016 at 01:32 PM
5-7 days fridge time can settle them down & make them more easily pourable. Clearer too by
compacting the yeast & trub on the bottom of the bottle.If you open a beer that hasn't been
bottled long, the...
Posted in thread: Mt Hood Question on 02-07-2016 at 01:25 PM
The first batch I made that featured Mt. Hood hops I hated...until I had drunk most of the
batch. Within a few months I craved that flavor and had to make anther batch.
Posted in thread: Mt Hood Question on 02-07-2016 at 01:24 PM
I used Nottingham, fermented between 65-67 for three weeks.Blame the Nottingham for the fruity
or citrus aroma. At those temperatures it will throw off some esters. Try another batch but
ferment this ...
Posted in thread: My First All-Grain Batch on 02-07-2016 at 01:19 PM
Went to rack the beer, checked the gravity. It's @ 1.010. I figured it's almost 2 weeks, I
think all the fermentables are fermented, why not keg it now? Didn't realize that my Co2
bottle was empty. S...
Posted in thread: Mash Temperature Inconsistencies and Efficiency Issues on 02-07-2016 at 01:15 PM
1. Get rid of the basket. It takes up room in the pot so your grains are more constrained. You
need all the water to have access to the grains, not some of it outside the basket where is
just sits. Ge...