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Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-12-2012, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Don223
Are you from the Milwaukee area?

Anyone here from the Milwaukee area that visited one of these places:

Trocadero
Cafe Centraal
Cafe Hollander
Cafe Benelux

I've had a beer called High-Speed Wit from 2 of these places and I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-12-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Don223
There was a thread on here talking about too low...

There was a thread on here talking about too low of serving pressure will cause foam. I had way more foam when I had the pressure at like 8psi. Then cranked it to 12psi and never looked back.

It...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,906
Posted By Don223
How do they achieve consistency? Simple! ...

How do they achieve consistency?

Simple!

Unlike us, they are not allowed to drink on the job.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,519
Posted By Don223
Fermcap-S

Check out Fermcap-S. I get it at Northern Brewer. Really helps with boil overs and blow off in 5 gallon carboys.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Don223
Update

OK, so I made the recipe I posted above with the following change:

-Replaced the 1lb Carapils with 2lbs flaked maize.
-Used 1 cup of corn sugar (don't have a scale to measure 0.75lbs)
...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-30-2012, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Don223
I'm fairly new to partial mash so I wasn't sure...

I'm fairly new to partial mash so I wasn't sure how many pounds I could comfortably do in my 6 gallon kettle.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-30-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Don223
Critique My Recipe Please

What do you think about this partial mash recipe?

4lbs Pale Malt 2 Row
1lbs CaraPils
0.75lbs Corn Sugar
1lbs Light DME
0.6oz Hallertauer 60min
1.25oz Hallertauer 5min
US-05 Yeast
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-18-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Don223
Partial Mash - What does 170F do?

I'm going to try my first PM soon and I understand about holding the mash temp around 153F or so to convert the starches to sugar, but then you are supposed to use 170F water to sparge (am I getting...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-09-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Don223
Course Grain Bags

The kits from NB come with a course grain bag. I use these for steeping the grains and my wort usually ends up with a fair amount of small grain pieces that come through the bag. The grain also has a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-22-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Don223
Wow daksin, I thought you were pulling my leg :)....

Wow daksin, I thought you were pulling my leg :). So I did a google search and confirmed what you said.

And yeah, I totally know what you are talking about with the red wine thing. Maybe I'm just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-22-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Don223
I used Milwaukee tap water - same as all my other...

I used Milwaukee tap water - same as all my other batches.

I have my fridge set to around 41F and my CO2 at 13psi on all 3 of my kegs. I have a kolsch and Jamil's evil twin in the other kegs and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-22-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Don223
What caused this flavor?

So on 9/18/2011 I brewed the Phat Tyre "clone" from Northern Brewer. Followed directions exactly except for only doing a primary for 4 weeks and then into a keg.

After 5 weeks or so carbed in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-05-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Don223
UPDATE: 2 Weeks Later I took a gravity...

UPDATE: 2 Weeks Later

I took a gravity reading and it went from 1.071 to 1.020. Beersmith says I should get to 1.018.

I tasted it and I can only taste a hint of orange peel, citrus, and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-03-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Don223
Convert to Partial Mash with Beersmith 2

Please tell me what I am doing wrong.

I took a simple extract recipe for an American Wheat with 6lbs of wheat LME and used Beersmith 2 to convert it to a partial mash.

All it did was drop the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-30-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By Don223
I just checked out the recipe sheets for Denny's...

I just checked out the recipe sheets for Denny's Wry Smile and Lakefront's Fixed Gear.

They look really good!! I think I'll try Denny's next.

Thanks
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-30-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By Don223
If I love Jamil's Evil Twin...Recommend another...

I'm on my second keg of Jamil's Evil Twin extract kit from NB and I absolutely love this beer.

With that in mind...can anyone recommend another extract recipe I would probably love?

Also, what...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Don223
I figure I'll give it 2 weeks and do a gravity...

I figure I'll give it 2 weeks and do a gravity check and taste it at that time.

What if the spices are a little weak? Can I boil some more spices in a cup of water and add it to the keg when I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-27-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Don223
Should I smell the spices in my spiced beer during fermentation?

My Christmas spiced ale has been fermenting for 4 days now. When I sniff the air lock, I don't really smell anything. Should it smell like spices?

I added these at 2min. left in boil:
1 tsp of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-23-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Don223
Keg as secondary

So I left my beer in the primary for 4 weeks and then kegged it. I Left it out of the fridge for another week during which I added 30psi of c02 every couple days to get a head start on my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Don223
I haven't purchased beer in a long time

I used to drink Miller High Life and Miller Genuine Draft. I even went with a 1/2 barrel setup on tap. Me and my friends were living it up. (or so we thought)
Yea, I tried home brewing 15 years...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-16-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,176
Posted By Don223
Awesome! I didn't think anyone in their...

Awesome!

I didn't think anyone in their 70's knew how to use a computer! But you also managed to get online AND post to a forum!

I hope I can even make it to 70....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-10-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Don223
Possible Keg Leak????

So I have more kegs than CO2 lines right now. I have 2 lines, 3 kegs with beer, and 1 keg with soda. One beer is only 4 days in the keg so I leave a CO2 line on it all the time. The other 2 beers are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-26-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Don223
Poor Planning.

OK, So I brewed 3 batches during the past several weekends. Two of them got kegged this past weekend. I only have 2 kegs right now. The 3rd batch should be ready this weekend (3rd week in primary). ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-21-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By Don223
Old Snifter Glasses with Beer Logos

So I'm back into brewing again and I'm setting up my basement with a fridge, etc. and I pulled out the old boxes of bar glasses, shot glasses, etc. that I had from my old house. Many of these glasses...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-19-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Don223
Wow!!! So my friend just dropped off the two 20#...

Wow!!! So my friend just dropped off the two 20# tanks. These are in way nicer condition than mine were. The shut offs look almost new and the paint job is really nice. Looks like I owe someone a...
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