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Forum: Specialty Beer 10-28-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 435
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Posted By Earl_Grey
I bottled this weekend using 1 vanilla bean...

I bottled this weekend using

1 vanilla bean
1tsbp sweet orange peel
1tbsp fresh ginger root diced
1 4inch cinnamon stick

What I did was set aside a cup of base beer and then added a tsp at...
Forum: Specialty Beer 09-26-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 80,142
Posted By Earl_Grey
I am looking to make a 2.5gal batch of this...

I am looking to make a 2.5gal batch of this recipe and I feel confident after putting the grains in Beersmith that I will have something that will come out right. I am however concerned about the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-17-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Earl_Grey
Bargainfittings and 70qt Coleman Xtreme

Recently I acquired one of these coolers for a mash tun and would like to put a valve on it. Ive measured the thickness of the wall and it looks like a 2 inch nipple would be the way to go. The hole...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-09-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Earl_Grey
Which cooler should I get?

I am in the process of converting to all grain. Recently, I got a 15gal kettle and burner and now I need to get a cooler for a mash tun. I would like to be able to do 5 and 10 gallon batches.
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-10-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Earl_Grey
I dont have the capacity to boil the 5 gallons:(

I dont have the capacity to boil the 5 gallons:(
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-09-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Earl_Grey
Yeah :( so what is that? Is the whole thing...

Yeah :( so what is that? Is the whole thing ruined?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-09-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Earl_Grey
What is in my wort?!!!

I brewed up an Oktoberfest on 7/22 and kept it at 40F and since then have been stepping up my yeast to pitch into it
Now I have the yeast stepped up properly and when I go to pitch it I see this...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Earl_Grey
It was around a day. I aerated by shaking the...

It was around a day. I aerated by shaking the carboy with cooled wort
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-05-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Earl_Grey
First partial mash was a diacetyl disaster

The first partial mash i did was an irish red ale.

I am not positive what happened but its been kegged for about 2 weeks and i can detect a good dose of diacetyl.

What are some things that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-23-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 846
Posted By Earl_Grey
Partial mash Hefeweizen and Strawberry Hefeweizen

Does anyone have a good German Hefeweizen partial mash recipe? I am looking to serve this at my wedding coming up! Along with this I would also like to try a Strawberry Hefeweizen. I would most...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-19-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Earl_Grey
Carbonating issues

I have an Oktoberfest in my first keg setup. It's been around a week and I can't seem to get the carbonation right. Currently it's at 45 deg at 15 psi and it tastes flat. There is lots of head but it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-06-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Earl_Grey
Blowoff tube while lagering

I have 2 lager beers in the secondary right now and theyve been going for a month or so. I have them set up on a blow off tube into a cup of water that was sanitized with iodophor. Is this safe to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Earl_Grey
Night of the living yeast?

So I've had a lager going in a secondary at 34F for a couple weeks now. I have it hooked up to a blowoff tube and today there was some activity. Is that normal or out of the ordinary?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-24-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By Earl_Grey
7cu ft chest freezer for fermentation, want to keg

Should I buy a 5 cu ft freezer for corny kegs?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-21-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Earl_Grey
CO2 volumes bottling calculation question

When you are determining how much sugar to dissolve into the priming solution do you.


Use the temp that the current temp is at (lagering at 35F)
Use room temp since thats what the bottles...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-10-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Earl_Grey
Lagering phase, airlock or stopper?

I have 2 lagers going and right now one of them has a stopper and the other has a vlowoff tube into sanitized water. During this phase does it matter?
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-03-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By Earl_Grey
I wonder if that is supposed to be the taste of a...

I wonder if that is supposed to be the taste of a German Bock?
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-03-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By Earl_Grey
Effect of leaving grain bag in boil

I recently brewed a bock and the directions had me put the grain bag in and keep it in until the instant boil was achieved and then to remove the bag. Looking at other people it seems they steep at...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By Earl_Grey
Depends on what you're brewing. For some beers...

Depends on what you're brewing. For some beers that is an OK temp. What yeast did you use?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By Earl_Grey
So I took another gravity reading. Exactly 1.020...

So I took another gravity reading. Exactly 1.020 and when I tasted the beer it was noticeably less sweet. I did not detect any butter flavor. I am kind of leaning to not do a drest because the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Earl_Grey
Have you ever had a ferment to just start to take...

Have you ever had a ferment to just start to take off again? The Oktoberfest started to produce more air bubbles than before. Is that possible?

I think I will take another gravity measurement...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Earl_Grey
I have a slight problem with doing the d-rest....

I have a slight problem with doing the d-rest. Problem is with the keezer I have. I have only one and theres another lager going strong right now as I started it a few days after the Oktoberfest. So...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Earl_Grey
First lager, a week in questions

Its been a week since I pitched the yeast for my Oktoberfest and airlock activity has slowed to a crawl. I decided to take a hydrometer measurement and taste test.

OG: 1.068
Gravity 1 week in:...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-30-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By Earl_Grey
When the krausen has fallen, how far should it...

When the krausen has fallen, how far should it go, should I wait until the top is clear?

Also as of right now which has been a week since pitching, the bubbling is about every 7 seconds now and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-28-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,745
Posted By Earl_Grey
Best way to decant yeast starter?

Today was the first day that I used a yeast starter. I decanted before pitching and at first I poured into the drain but it looked like the cake was starting to come out with the fluid. Then I...
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