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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By Matt Up North
Give it a quarter twist and go from there. I...

Give it a quarter twist and go from there. I agree though, an extra pound of grain beats a stuck sparge any day of the week. I get damn spot on 70% consistently and don't care about more or less...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Matt Up North
Welcome back! I just returned with stout as well...

Welcome back! I just returned with stout as well after nine months. Bottling this week I think.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-05-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Matt Up North
You might look into two things. I don't like...

You might look into two things. I don't like more than 10% tops crystal, more often like 5%. Next is you are really trying to make a big IPA with the gravity that high, almost IIPA. Try to start...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-05-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Matt Up North
That second one looks to be a German white made...

That second one looks to be a German white made by budweiser's anheiser. Se how it says Mosel saur ruwar or something like that? Also the qualitatswein means wine. You should email Budweiser to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-04-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,744
Posted By Matt Up North
drove by this morning at 9:30 and the line was...

drove by this morning at 9:30 and the line was around the block. Hopocalypse at Drakes releases today. I love Febrewary!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-31-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Matt Up North
I corked sixty gallons in screw cap bottles and...

I corked sixty gallons in screw cap bottles and it works just fine.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By Matt Up North
Yeah, primary for a week, clarification/dry hop...

Yeah, primary for a week, clarification/dry hop for a week to ten days, cold crash three days and you have beer. Unless it is over 1.070, that is my process for everything. That being said, I make...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Matt Up North
Just checked and sitting at 1.018 and beginning...

Just checked and sitting at 1.018 and beginning D-rest to finish out the ferm to around 1.016. Trying hard to get the temp up, been a cool time in the mornings with the garage sitting close to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,457
Posted By Matt Up North
You know, if you are going to plan on doing more...

You know, if you are going to plan on doing more than your kettle can afford, don't add water. Sparge off an additional amount to be boiled in a separate pot while your main amount is cruising...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-22-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,003
Posted By Matt Up North
What Forrest said is the most true in my eyes. ...

What Forrest said is the most true in my eyes. Not rinsing or having too much no-rinse can give that taste. My early bottled beer had that and by letting my bottles and bottling equipment dry fully...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-21-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Matt Up North
Hah! Neither. :) Other end of the spectrum,...

Hah! Neither. :)

Other end of the spectrum, actually lost my brewing partner and couldn't pull together the want to brew anything. Turns out you have to do the opposite and brew because you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-21-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Matt Up North
First brew in Nine Months

Chose a day when the winds were blowing and it was pissing down rain on me, but I finally brewed for the first time in nine months and it fanned the flame. I can't wait to do it again! In fact I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-13-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,165
Posted By Matt Up North
Wine isn't typically a quickly made product and...

Wine isn't typically a quickly made product and this post isn't meant to be done in this way. With sparkling, you want to try and get a relatively clear finished bottle. To do this you will want...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-12-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Matt Up North
There is no quick and easy but I just posted a...

There is no quick and easy but I just posted a really good write up. Good luck.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f25/how-make-sparkling-wine-294226/#post3658020
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-12-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,165
Posted By Matt Up North
How to make sparkling wine

So, today is your lucky day as I am a winemaker and we happen to make a sparkling wine using the methode champenoise (the ferment in the bottle method, not the carbonate with Co2 in a tank). If you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-12-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,111
Posted By Matt Up North
I don't know what your final gravity was or which...

I don't know what your final gravity was or which yeast used, but I have great luck mashing for 45 minutes to an hour at 155*f, fly sparging with 180* water and fermenting with an English ale yeast...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-22-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,256
Posted By Matt Up North
Been a while, but I have to say that this is one...

Been a while, but I have to say that this is one of the most "lemonade like" refreshing beers. That said, it is best in small amounts because you don't want to have ten gallons that nobody will...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-20-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Matt Up North
Amount of Yeast in bottles

I am going to sterile filter a batch of beer and want to know if anyone knows how to calculate the correct amount of yeast to add back into the bottle in order to bottle condition with minimal...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-19-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By Matt Up North
I have one daily too, berries, ice, apple juice...

I have one daily too, berries, ice, apple juice and rum. Wait, that's a daquiri.

Peanut butter
yoghurt
berries
apple juice
bananas or frozen tropical fruit mix
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-07-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,960
Posted By Matt Up North
I just got back from a buying spree of Pliny,...

I just got back from a buying spree of Pliny, Blind Pig, Supplication and Concecration, along with the Sierra 30th Stout and Bock and 1 can of Imperial which I am enjoying currently.
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-06-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,960
Posted By Matt Up North
I think I misplaced a kidney last night, but I...

I think I misplaced a kidney last night, but I will still take that trade. And it was over 7, I told you that before. How about you send a bottle of each of those and I send you a care package full...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-06-2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,960
Posted By Matt Up North
Paul, you're a douch and I hate you. ...

Paul, you're a douch and I hate you.

ChshreCat, Even though I would never normally have the same growing season as you, this year we are damn near the same. I understand your pain. I wish that I...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-05-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,960
Posted By Matt Up North
What do you mean this fall? Should be happening...

What do you mean this fall? Should be happening tonight! I know that we west coasters have had the mildest summer in years, but I pulled off a green tomato just so that I could have the flavor of...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-05-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,960
Posted By Matt Up North
When you mention sugar, are you talking about the...

When you mention sugar, are you talking about the sweetness or the amount that it rose? I know that there are some deep dish pizzas that feature a sweetness to the dough, but I haven't had too many...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-04-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Matt Up North
Yeah, there is a different set of ideas that I...

Yeah, there is a different set of ideas that I use when making an eating chili compared to a saucing chili. The powdered spices make life one hundred percent affectiveness for this because it is a...
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