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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-01-2013, 04:26 AM
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What style of stout would this be classified as?...

What style of stout would this be classified as? Is it an American stout? Is wlp 005 a good yeast for this or should I use a drier yeast?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-01-2013, 12:46 AM
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Does anyone have any experience with using chocolate rye?

I want to make a chocolate rye stout this weekend and I have never used it before. I was wondering how much is the most I should use in a recipe? What can of flavor does it impart? This is the recipe...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-25-2013, 03:07 AM
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My 10 gal set up

My 10 gal set up
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2013, 02:45 AM
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Posted By madkap_78
Thanks BigFloyd you put my mind at ease, I was...

Thanks BigFloyd you put my mind at ease, I was freaking out for a min. One of these brews is a Christmas present for a friend of mine, so I want it to turn out good. I plan on leaving both of them in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2013, 02:14 AM
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Posted By madkap_78
I use the same sample for both the refractometer...

I use the same sample for both the refractometer and the hydrometer. The wort was at 67f degrees. I wonder since these are my first all grain if it would have something to do with the mash temps or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By madkap_78
If you want to reuse your yeast, or plan on...

If you want to reuse your yeast, or plan on brewing a high gravity beer its good to have a secondary on hand for aging or for adding additions. Other wise you can just keep your beer in the primary...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-25-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By madkap_78
Why would you use the carafa or the flaked wheat...

Why would you use the carafa or the flaked wheat over the munich? What would they do to final product?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2013, 01:58 AM
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Posted By madkap_78
gravity reading question............

I just brewed my first two all grain brews about a week ago. They both have been in the fermenter about 7 days. I took a reading today of both of them with my hydrometer and my refractometer at 67...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-24-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By madkap_78
Ive made a cider recipe using white labs cider...

Ive made a cider recipe using white labs cider yeast, it works really well, if you can get it Id go with that. Depending on how much alcohol you want, Id use at least a pound of sugar. Check your...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-24-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By madkap_78
Three weeks is ok. I never secondary a beer...

Three weeks is ok. I never secondary a beer anymore unless Im adding a dry hop or cocoa nibs or something, and that's only if I plan on reusing the yeast, otherwise I just throw those in the primary...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-24-2013, 05:18 PM
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Posted By madkap_78
Need Help And Feedback With BlackRyeAle Recipe

Ive never done my own recipe before but I wanted to try making a Black rye ale all grain recipe. I was wondering if you guys can give me some feedback on what I have so far. Let me know what you...
Forum: General Techniques 11-20-2013, 02:33 PM
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In my experience if you make a really hoppy beer,...

In my experience if you make a really hoppy beer, even if you rinse and clean the yeast from the hops and trub, unless the next beer you use the yeast for is also hoppy some of the bitterness carry's...
Forum: General Techniques 11-20-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 97
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Posted By madkap_78
I usually dry hop in the primary unless I'm...

I usually dry hop in the primary unless I'm reusing the yeast for a different batch, then I dry hop in the secondary. Unless your reusing your yeast or aging for an extended period of time I see no...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-20-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By madkap_78
I my Rye PA it was 15.75lb grain. I mashed with...

I my Rye PA it was 15.75lb grain. I mashed with 5.25 gal water and ended up with 3.30 gals of water. I sparged with 3.25 gals of water. 6.50 gals into the brew kettle and ended up with 5.5 gals into...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-19-2013, 01:22 AM
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Views: 745
Posted By madkap_78
I sparged with half of my boil volume. I was...

I sparged with half of my boil volume. I was looking for 6.5 gal into brew kettle.
mashed with 5.25 gal water, ended up with 3.25 first runnings and then sparged with 3.25 gal water for a total of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By madkap_78
afterwards the put the water additions and all...

afterwards the put the water additions and all the info into bruwater and it came back with a mash ph of 5.5. Is that ok?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By madkap_78
after I seen that I did this I added the correct...

after I seen that I did this I added the correct amount of cal chloride to the mash.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By madkap_78
OG before going into the fermenter was 5.5 gal at...

OG before going into the fermenter was 5.5 gal at 1.069.
was shooting for 1.073 at 72% efficiency, only got about 69%
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By madkap_78
sorry. meant calcium carbonate

sorry. meant calcium carbonate
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-17-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By madkap_78
My equipment by the way is a 10 gal igloo cooler...

My equipment by the way is a 10 gal igloo cooler mash tun w/ a false bottom and a 15.5 gal brew kettle.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-17-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By madkap_78
Did you take hydrometer readings? With cooled...

Did you take hydrometer readings? With cooled wort?
Were your volume measurements accurate?
Did you have loss to trub or equipment?
If you mix your pre-boil wort really well, and carefully measure...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By madkap_78
Water addition mistake...........

I was making a rye pa today. I use distilled water and just build from there. I was doing my water additions for the mash and I wanted to do 3.5g of gypsum and 1.5g of cal chloride but when I went...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-17-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By madkap_78
efficiency question......need help

I just did my 2nd all grain batch today, I brewed a rye pa and ended up with only 66% total efficiency. I know that there are probably a bunch of post about this already but I wanted to get some...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-17-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By madkap_78
I did put in a lb of lactose.

I did put in a lb of lactose.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-17-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By madkap_78
Some questions about my first all grain recipe

I just did my first all grain recipe today it was a left hand milk stout clone. I heated my mash water to 173 and somehow with the mash tun and grain temp dropped to 148. mashed at 148 degrees for 60...
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