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Forum: Stout 07-07-2014, 11:23 PM
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Posted By speedster00
On second thought I think I know what I did....my...

On second thought I think I know what I did....my grain bag broke and about 1/3 of got in my wort. So a large amount ended up in the bucket and I didnt compensate for the volume loss...oh well. ...
Forum: Stout 07-07-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 467
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Posted By speedster00
I have an issue I think....after the fermentation...

I have an issue I think....after the fermentation was done I transferred it to a second carboy. On my brew bucket when I siphoned down to the 2 gallons mark it became thick like sludge. Really...
Forum: Stout 06-28-2014, 12:17 AM
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Posted By speedster00
Man thats crazy....I could have sworn I used 2lbs...

Man thats crazy....I could have sworn I used 2lbs of lactose last time I made this. Ok then....never mind :)

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Forum: Stout 06-27-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 467
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Posted By speedster00
Im on my fifth run of brewing this...which is...

Im on my fifth run of brewing this...which is awesome. Problem is I forgot the lactose at the brew store. So, If I skip it does it matter? Also, can I use powdered sugar or is that completely...
Forum: Stout 06-12-2013, 07:20 PM
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Posted By speedster00
Ive brewed this 3 times and its always a...

Ive brewed this 3 times and its always a favorite. Ive used hersheys dark and regular hersheys cocoa powder. The regular taste better. Ive also used a vanilla bean and extract. If you want the...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 02-07-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 27,265
Posted By speedster00
Mine was in primary for exactly a month. Went...

Mine was in primary for exactly a month. Went down to 1.004. By my calculations feom 1.08 thats 10.1% . And it is strong.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2013, 03:12 AM
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Posted By speedster00
Good to know. Thanks heli.

Good to know. Thanks heli.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2013, 01:43 AM
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Posted By speedster00
Thanks! I didn't use a program. I used a...

Thanks! I didn't use a program. I used a hygrometer and took a reading before I pitched the yeast.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-04-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By speedster00
Post pitch sugar add. How will affect my gravity?

Made a Belgian strong and accidentally forgot to add my 2lbs of table sugar. So the day after it was already fermenting, I made 2 cups of sugar water and poured it in my wort after it cooled. My...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 12-31-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By speedster00
I brewed this yesterday and accidentally left out...

I brewed this yesterday and accidentally left out the table sugar. Can I boil it on e stove in a couple cups of water and once it cools add it to the fermenter? Suggestions?

I didn't think table...
Forum: Stout 08-30-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 467
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Posted By speedster00
Has anyone used vanilla extract as apposed to a...

Has anyone used vanilla extract as apposed to a bean? I brewed this earlier this year and it was fantastic. Im going to brew again but wanted to use vanilla extract and add mint leaves. Thoughts?
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 08-17-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 25,547
Posted By speedster00
Here's mine. I was very surprised at how strong...

Here's mine. I was very surprised at how strong the beer is. My initial gravity readings had to have been WAY off. No doubt mine turned out over 10% as you can taste the phenols. It reminds me of...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 07-04-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 25,547
Posted By speedster00
I believe I've had the beer but it's been a...

I believe I've had the beer but it's been a while. I made a leffe blonde clone earlier this year which was fantastic. Wen I saw yours I had to try it. I'm not sure why my gravity was that low unless...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 07-03-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 144
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Posted By speedster00
It wasn't a full boil but the flame stayed on. I...

It wasn't a full boil but the flame stayed on. I nailed the starting gravity of 1.051. The morning after I pitched the yeast were so active it pushed my airlock off and made a mess
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 07-01-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 25,547
Posted By speedster00
The only thing I changed was the base grains. I...

The only thing I changed was the base grains. I turned your 11lbs into 7.8 lbs of LME. The rest is the same accept my LBS didn't have wlp530 so I used wyeast 3787 which is the same strand. So I'll...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 06-30-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 144
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Posted By speedster00
Im going to brew this this weekend. I'll be...

Im going to brew this this weekend. I'll be converting it to partial mash. I'll post my progress later.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 04-27-2012, 02:57 AM
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Views: 187,315
Posted By speedster00
After adding my lemonade I was at 1.025. An hour...

After adding my lemonade I was at 1.025. An hour later I had to change my airlock to a blowoff tube because it was so violent. It went strong for 2.5 days and now i have zero visible airlock...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 04-24-2012, 02:29 AM
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Posted By speedster00
I just brewed this yesterday but turned it into a...

I just brewed this yesterday but turned it into a partial mash using 6 lbs of grain and 6.5 lbs of LME. I also used WLP 300 for yeast and simply lemonade rather than limeade. My SG was 1.046 which I...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-24-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 106,604
Posted By speedster00
12 days into fermenting and I'm at 1.023 with...

12 days into fermenting and I'm at 1.023 with good air lock activity....I'm anxious to get this done for a daily brew. Only thing I have kegged is a choco stout!
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-14-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 106,604
Posted By speedster00
I would say its a hybrid. I did steep the 3 malt...

I would say its a hybrid. I did steep the 3 malt grains albiet only a few pounds total. I guess since I left out the pilsner grains only its still considered a partial mash. Since most of the...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-13-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 106,604
Posted By speedster00
I dont. All my pilsners are in the LME. 10.4...

I dont. All my pilsners are in the LME. 10.4 lbs worth. I brewed this yesterday and forgot to take my gravity last night before I pitched so I took it this morning after it had been going over...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-12-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 106,604
Posted By speedster00
Ah thanks. All my pilsners are in the LME. My...

Ah thanks. All my pilsners are in the LME. My grain bill is nothing but malts.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-12-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 106,604
Posted By speedster00
I'm not sure what those precursors are. Can...

I'm not sure what those precursors are. Can someone explain? I'm brewing this again today. Once my grains steep and then boil that's over 90 minutes if that counts? I'm using 10.5 lbs of pilsner LME...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-11-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 106,604
Posted By speedster00
Yes sir. Once the sugars stop breaking inside 45...

Yes sir. Once the sugars stop breaking inside 45 minutes or so with the hops, theres no point to boil that much longer.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-11-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 106,604
Posted By speedster00
I saw your grain bill above and that is exactly...

I saw your grain bill above and that is exactly how I did it. I steeped grains @ 150-160 for 45 minutes, added the 7.5 lbs of LME , boiled for 60 and followed the original hops schedule. That's it....
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