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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,311
Posted By JDSanders
how long is too long for fermenting a stout

I brewed a milk stout on 4/8/12 and I ended up leaving town about three weeks ago without bottling. Is it going to still be OK to bottle. I assume it will but just checking.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By JDSanders
Just an update. I had no luck with emailing the...

Just an update. I had no luck with emailing the brewery. I am going to try and wing it. I will post the recipe and results when I have them.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By JDSanders
dominion big thaw bock clone

Anyone have a clone recipe for big thaw Bock by dominion brewery? I could not find one anywhere.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-14-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By JDSanders
how much grains to mash in place of DME

I want to convert an extract recipe I came up with to all grain. It is an IPA that used 7lbs of light DME along with 1.75 pounds of crystal 40L for steeping. Is there a general formula for replacing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By JDSanders
You are correct. When I looked at the recipe I...

You are correct. When I looked at the recipe I forgot that I scrapped the 2-row that I was going to do a partial mash with and just used 1.5 lbs of crystal 40L.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By JDSanders
Muley IPA 7 lbs light DME 1 lbs Briess...

Muley IPA

7 lbs light DME
1 lbs Briess Caramel 40L
1 lbs American Two-row Pale

Steep grains for 30 min.

hops
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-05-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,627
Posted By JDSanders
I have the braided steel filter. It works great...

I have the braided steel filter. It works great for me (I have only done 3 AG batches). The first time I did an AG batch the braided steel was not secured properly and came off, it was a huge pain in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-05-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,404
Posted By JDSanders
By the way I have fumbled a couple of hydrometers...

By the way I have fumbled a couple of hydrometers on the kitchen tile. I feel your pain.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-05-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,404
Posted By JDSanders
For what it is worth I use a sanitized spoon to...

For what it is worth I use a sanitized spoon to move the hops material out of the way so that the wort can drain through.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-24-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,911
Posted By JDSanders
Also I priced it out on NB before I bought the...

Also I priced it out on NB before I bought the kit. It was about $2 more to buy everything separate.

To the OP like mentioned above you are going to love this one. It was my 8th brew and hands...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-24-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,911
Posted By JDSanders
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/dry-dock-urca-v...

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/dry-dock-urca-vanilla-porter-pro-series-partial-mash-kit.html

Go to the link above and click on the additional information tab. There is a PDF version of the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-12-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By JDSanders
Wow I am pumped about trying this now. I have 10...

Wow I am pumped about trying this now. I have 10 acres full of mesquite. I can't wait until mesquite bean season! I have been wanting to come up with a beer that was all native to my area. Thanks for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-12-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By JDSanders
anyone tried brewing with mesquite pods?

I was told by a family member that a friend of there's was talking about using mesquite pods for brewing. Since I live in the southwest where mesquite is everywhere I am very interested in trying it....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-11-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By JDSanders
For what its worth, since I'm only on my 8th...

For what its worth, since I'm only on my 8th batch myself, I have poured everything in and strained the wort. The only difference I have found is the amount of trub in the bottom of the fermenter...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By JDSanders
It took me my first three brews to realize that...

It took me my first three brews to realize that the priming sugar provided is usually too much.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By JDSanders
I am contemplating dumping a batch myself. A...

I am contemplating dumping a batch myself. A Scottish ale that turned out horrible. I just can't bring myself to do it. Sorry to here. 11 months is a lot of time to dump it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-04-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By JDSanders
Thanks for all of the replies. I just pulled the...

Thanks for all of the replies. I just pulled the trigger and got the Dry dock ss minnow and urca vanilla porter. Have one empty fermenter and one about to open up. We will see how it goes. I priced...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-02-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By JDSanders
anyone tried the Northern Brewer pro series kits

My question is are they worth the money?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 68,215
Posted By JDSanders
Did you see those huge boobs....... just...

Did you see those huge boobs....... just kidding. NICE thanks for the good thread!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 68,215
Posted By JDSanders
Come on already!

Come on already!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By JDSanders
My fermenters sit at about 67f ambient. I have an...

My fermenters sit at about 67f ambient. I have an IPA in primary now that is 2 weeks in that I dry hopped a few days ago. This will be my first try at dry hopping.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By JDSanders
I don't get the hop aroma I am looking for. I...

I don't get the hop aroma I am looking for. I just get a general beer smell. Nothing stands out in each style that I have brewed that defines each of the styles. They kind of smells like Coors. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By JDSanders
cant get the smell right.

I have brewed six batches up to now. All of them have been extracts. I have had good results as far as taste but the smells have been a little off for all of them. I can't give a good description of...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-22-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,004
Posted By JDSanders
I brewed it the middle of January. I am just...

I brewed it the middle of January. I am just breaking into it now. Definitely a brew I will do again. Good intro brew for non craft drinkers.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By JDSanders
I haven't taken a hydrometer reading yet (I...

I haven't taken a hydrometer reading yet (I fumbled my old one while taking the OG and am waiting for a new one in the mail). But there is no visible signs (no krausen) looks and smells the same as...
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