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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2014, 08:57 PM
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I like some things about siasons but correct for...

I like some things about siasons but correct for those things I don't like. I like funk, but not too much. So I use 3711 but stay close to 70F so not too warm.

I don't like high ABV beers so I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-15-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Cider123
Did you allow the post-boil sample to cool to...

Did you allow the post-boil sample to cool to within the mid-60's before checking the SG? If not, you needed to correct for the temp difference.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-13-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
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Many beers improve with age regardless, but in...

Many beers improve with age regardless, but in the case of carb conditioning you can be drinking kegged beer in a few days vs 3-4 weeks in the bottle. There are some techniques that will give you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-13-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Cider123
drill chuck chewing up my BC shaft

I have a 3/8 inch keyless chuck Dewalt drill that I hook up to my Barley crusher. The shaft on the BC had a very small slot cut into it to grab onto. Well my chuck is just chewing up that shaft,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-13-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By Cider123
Pre-frozen fruit works just as good or better...

Pre-frozen fruit works just as good or better than fresh, and it's usually cheaper. Be careful if you make something with a tart fruit like raspberry. The sweetness tends to get eaten up by the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-13-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Cider123
Get a packet of Safale 05 and toss her in. A...

Get a packet of Safale 05 and toss her in. A pretty neutral, yet hard working yeast. It'll get you where your going for 3 bucks.

And for gosh sakes, hurry up before you get an infection.

Have...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-03-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,348
Posted By Cider123
Dog

Dog
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-03-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By Cider123
Yep, nothing like having to clean a carboy. ...

Yep, nothing like having to clean a carboy. Especially a glass one. Oh yeah, when you get it all wet and slippery with detergent and.......ahhhhhhhhhhh! Frankenstein

Suggestion: Get a bucket...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-03-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Cider123
You want to be careful with coriander, it can...

You want to be careful with coriander, it can overpower a brew. .5oz per 5 gallon batch would be the limit for me and I wouldn't let it sit in the fermenter. I'd just add for the last 5 min of the...
Forum: General Techniques 04-03-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Cider123
You're Doomed, Doomed I tells ya! ;)

You're Doomed, Doomed I tells ya! ;)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-02-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,862
Posted By Cider123
Well, it don't make worse beer :)

Well, it don't make worse beer :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-30-2014, 09:03 PM
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It's springtime! Time to get wheaty and witty. ...

It's springtime! Time to get wheaty and witty. I made a bastardized version of my last wit yesterday. My last jar of 3944 was older than I was willing to chance, so I tossed it and used an alt...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Cider123
Well, if you think it still needs more time to...

Well, if you think it still needs more time to finish out, then don't drop the temp to 50F or you'll stall it out. With an english ale yeast, just leave it alone until it's done, don't mess with the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-30-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 78,586
Posted By Cider123
I contacted Morebeer last Monday about the welds...

I contacted Morebeer last Monday about the welds and scratches. They immediately sent me another bucket and it got here in 2 days. The new one is in nice shape, and I'll be shipping the old one...
Forum: General Techniques 03-28-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Cider123
If you want to remove CO2 gas from an aqueous...

If you want to remove CO2 gas from an aqueous solution, one of things you could do is raise the temp. This causes more molecular motion and increases the rate that a gas would "come out of solution"...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-22-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Cider123
You certainly could use your kettle. If you do...

You certainly could use your kettle. If you do then I would definitely use propane and not wood.
I don't use mine because I prefer some old, beaten up school cafeteria food trays. You get A LOT...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-22-2014, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Cider123
Ok, so I got one too. The increase in price is...

Ok, so I got one too. The increase in price is actually and mostly absorbed when you consider that the lower price didn't include the approx $35 shipping, but the higher price includes free shipping...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,575
Posted By Cider123
I've saved beer with an oxidized, cardboardy...

I've saved beer with an oxidized, cardboardy taste and used it to boil my brats in.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-19-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By Cider123
BTW, you need to use coriander from a brew store...

BTW, you need to use coriander from a brew store or specialty shop. The coriander from the supermarket is a different type. Supermarket coriander has a vegital flavor when brewed vs the type they...
Forum: English Brown Ale 03-16-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Cider123
I imagine you could use most english hop...

I imagine you could use most english hop varieties. The hops is only added at the 60 min mark as a slight bittering effect to counter the maltiness. There is no real hops flavor or aroma, which is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-15-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Cider123
Well, that's a pretty high OG as you already...

Well, that's a pretty high OG as you already know. You can only expect so much from many strains of ale yeast. Check the % attenuation of your yeast and see if 1.036 is that % of your OG. If it is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-15-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Cider123
Well, that's a pretty high OG as you already...

Well, that's a pretty high OG as you already know. You can only expect so much from many strains of ale yeast. Check the % attenuation of your yeast and see if 1.036 is that % of your OG. If it is...
Forum: English Brown Ale 03-12-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Cider123
Marley's Mild - 1st Place English Ale - Fermentationland Homebrew Competition (AHA)

Ingredients
Grains
6 lbs Maris Otter 82.7%
8 oz Brown malt 7%
8 oz Victory malt 7%
4 oz Pale chocolate malt 3.3%

Hops
1 oz Fuggles @ 60 min AA 4.3%
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Cider123
Well, unfortunately it's all gone. I have...

Well, unfortunately it's all gone. I have another batch fermenting but I changed up the recipe a bit because I thought it wasn't sweet enough and added some crystal malt. Now maybe I'll go back to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Cider123
Got a win in my first BJCP competition

I'm just dumbfounded!

I entered 3 beers (a Helles, Brown and a Mild) in a local homebrew competition just to see what happens. I wasn't able to go to the competition so I just saw the online...
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