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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-04-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Ddogsleezy
how to wake up my yeast

i brewed a belgian wit yesterday, pitched the yeast and put it in my fermentation chamber. when i did so i failed to realize that my ferm. chamber was set to 50. about 10 hours after i pitched, i...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-18-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Ddogsleezy
The best way to get the chocolate in a chocolate stout

i recently brewed the chocolate milk stout recipe ( from northern brewer. i ordered an extra 4 oz. of cocoa nibs because...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-17-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Ddogsleezy
Not enough pumpkin spice

I brewed my first pumpkin spice beer (a northern brewer pumpkin smash ale extract kit). I am getting ready to rack into the keg but it has very little, if any, pumpkin spice aroma. I haven't tasted...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,133
Posted By Ddogsleezy
When you checked the gravity after 3 weeks in the...

When you checked the gravity after 3 weeks in the primary, it sounds like you did so using a refractometer. If that's the case, a refractometer will give you an inaccurate reading after fermentation...
Forum: Brewing Software 09-20-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By Ddogsleezy
longer boil for extract = lower IBUs

i'm an extract brewer and have been experimenting with late extract additions to my boil. this evening i was messing around with beer smith and noticed that the IBUs increases significantly when i...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-15-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ddogsleezy
How long will a batch of star san stay effective?

I've heard a few different thoughts on how long a batch of star San solution will stay viable. Just curious to hear what you guys have heard. Thanks.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-13-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By Ddogsleezy
Wanted: Good wedding beer recipe (extract)

My cousin is getting married on june 9th and I'm looking to brew 2 kegs for the reception. at the request of the groom, the first keg will be an american wheat with some citrus notes.

i'm looking...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-16-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By Ddogsleezy
ferm temp for wyeast 1272

i'm brewing a black IPA from a norther brewer extract kit. the recipe instructions say to ferment from 60-72 degrees. i just bought a johnson temp. controller and was wanting to control my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-16-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Ddogsleezy
how long to leave smack pack

hey guys, i'm getting ready to brew this weekend and have a question about using a smack pack. i've never used one before. the brewing instructions that came with the recipe kit say that the smack...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-09-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,209
Posted By Ddogsleezy
Whirlpool before or after cooling wort

hey guys, i know that its important to chill your wort down as soon and as fast as possible after your boiling period has concluded. when implementing a whirlpool after the boil, is it okay to chill...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-16-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By Ddogsleezy
Benefits of conical fermenters

I'm a new home brewer and was wondering what the benefits were to using a conical fermenter as opposed to a simple bucket with airlock?
Forum: General Techniques 08-28-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By Ddogsleezy
dry-hopping techniques

i'm a fairly new home brewer and am doing my first dry-hop batch. i was wondering what you all thought was the best way to dry-hop. i am using leaf hops with a glass carboy as my secondary. the guy...
Forum: General Techniques 08-23-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By Ddogsleezy
Storing wort without yeast

is it permissible to store freshly chilled wort in your fermenter, without adding yeast? to give some context to this question, say you were brewing, finished your boil and were chilling your wort...
Forum: General Techniques 08-23-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Ddogsleezy
Concentrated boil vs. Full boil

Can anybody tell me what the benefits are to doing a full boil rather than just a partial boil. I'm a new brewer and have only done partial boils where I boil 2 gallons and then add water after the...
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