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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-14-2012, 10:21 PM
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Posted By tysonj55
Back in the game after a bit of a layoff due to a...

Back in the game after a bit of a layoff due to a move. 3 gallon partial mash, centennial IIPA.
Forum: General Techniques 07-25-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,688
Posted By tysonj55
I have been thinking about experimenting w/ a hop...

I have been thinking about experimenting w/ a hop bag lately wondering if it could be better than my usual technique. Currently I use a funnel w/ a strainer insert when transferring to primary and...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-22-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,515
Posted By tysonj55
Nice thread as I have the same question. I've...

Nice thread as I have the same question. I've got 3 first year plants (Cascade, Magnum, Chinook) and all but the Cascade put out single burrs quite awhile ago and they seem to be full size now but...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,619
Posted By tysonj55
Vacation days usually start w/ a spicy bloody...

Vacation days usually start w/ a spicy bloody mary while cooking breakfast and my bloody mary recipe includes an IPA back. That reminds me....I need a vacation.
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-04-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By tysonj55
I'm definitely a hop head so 98 sounds pretty...

I'm definitely a hop head so 98 sounds pretty good IMO. I ran this through beer tools and came up w/ similar numbers so this seems like the route to go. Thanks for the input. Being a live music...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-04-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By tysonj55
Concert IPA

Headed to a concert in about 6 weeks and I need to brew some show beer. I like to keep things simple and this is the recipe draft. Any thoughts?

1 lbs. American Caramel 40°L (30 minute steep)...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-29-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By tysonj55
I've got the same thing going on my lower leaves....

I've got the same thing going on my lower leaves. Mine are first year plants and have quite a few flowers ranging from early stage burrs to fully formed whole hops. Rest of the plant looks great w/...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-25-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By tysonj55
Thanks for the information guys.

Thanks for the information guys.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-23-2010, 11:29 PM
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Posted By tysonj55
Difference between shoot and low runner

My first year hops are doing really well. The Magnum and Chinook are 12+ feet tall and putting off cones for couple weeks now. Cascades are not so hot but seem to have taken off lately.

My...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-22-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By tysonj55
Lights Out IPA

So I began a West Coast Style IPA recipe earlier tonight and about 15 minutes into the boil a storm knocked my power out. Luckily I had a friend across town who still had power and we transported...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By tysonj55
2.25 lbs. American 2-row .75 lbs. American...

2.25 lbs. American 2-row
.75 lbs. American Vienna
.25 lbs. 2-Row CarapilsŪ
2.5 lbs. Dry Amber
.5 lbs. Dry Light Extract
.5 oz. Magnum (Pellets, 13.7% AA) boiled 60 min.
.75 oz. Mt. Hood...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-23-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,489
Posted By tysonj55
I planted my rhizomes (1 cascade, 1 magnum, 1...

I planted my rhizomes (1 cascade, 1 magnum, 1 chinook) vertically w/ the little buds facing up and 1.5" to 2" deep. I also have mine in big planters and will bring them indoors when winter rolls...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By tysonj55
Unfortunately no. I don't have a food saver. ...

Unfortunately no. I don't have a food saver. Currently they are in ziploc bags and plastic containers in the freezer. I searched the furum and it seems that opinions vary on storage for crushed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By tysonj55
Small batch

I've got about 2# of crushed grains in my fridge that need to be used as I've heard that they don't keep too long. Anyway I could do a 1.5 gal batch but all I have is 5 gallon carboy and 6.5 gallon...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,925
Posted By tysonj55
Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Great American...

Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Great American Taxi, Leftover Salmon, with some traditional Bluegrass spinkled in.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By tysonj55
Yesterday I was getting these grains ready to...

Yesterday I was getting these grains ready to measure and notice that none of the bags are labeled. Had four 1# bags....1 Vienna and 3 Am. 2 Row. They all looked exactly the same. Called the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By tysonj55
I've never used a secondary fermentation or dry...

I've never used a secondary fermentation or dry hopped. My primary is a 5 gallon carboy and I've read around here that I probably don't want that much head room (2.5 gallong batch) in a secondary. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By tysonj55
It sounds like I really need some more hops. I...

It sounds like I really need some more hops. I got time to go pick some up. What do you suggest? I'm a n00b, throw me a bone here :D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By tysonj55
I'm pretty sure yeah. I used beertools for...

I'm pretty sure yeah. I used beertools for everything. Did you calculate for a 2.5 gallon batch or 5?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By tysonj55
Its an 11.5 gram pack so I should be good...

Its an 11.5 gram pack so I should be good according to this. Thanks for the link tho', I'll save it so I can use it later.

I just may taker your advice on that dry hop :D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By tysonj55
Partial Mash IIPA

2.25 lbs. American 2-row
.75 lbs. American Vienna
.25 lbs. 2-Row CarapilsŪ
2.5 lbs. Dry Amber
.5 lbs. Dry Light Extract
.5 oz. Magnum (Pellets, 13.7 %AA) boiled 60 min.
.5 oz. Mt....
Forum: Hops Growing 03-12-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By tysonj55
Today I noticed a small shoot on my Magnum rhizom...

Today I noticed a small shoot on my Magnum rhizom that I just put down last week. Mine are potted too so I guess I'll be watching the weather pretty close as well.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-07-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 606,245
Posted By tysonj55
Whats the story on storing pre-milled? It's is...

Whats the story on storing pre-milled? It's is not available where I shop so that means that I would have to order online and may want to order in bulk to save on shipping costs.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-07-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 606,245
Posted By tysonj55
First attempt at this method last night. Biggest...

First attempt at this method last night. Biggest problem, I think, was the malt not being properly milled. I don't have a mill so I just used a rolling pin and my kitchen counter. I don't even...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 606,245
Posted By tysonj55
Yep, American Brown Ale I used beertools.com...

Yep, American Brown Ale

I used beertools.com website to piece this recipe together. The default AAs were: Cascade = 5.5, Williamette = 5, Mt. Hood = 5 making the IBUs = 31.

Is there another...
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