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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2013, 12:33 PM
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Posted By smata67
I want to point out that the Black Malt should be...

I want to point out that the Black Malt should be 3 oz for this batch, not 6 oz.

Older GH recipes have 20 IBUs, but the current GH spec sheet on Short's is stating 40 IBUs. Very possible they...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-15-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By smata67
Based on comments here and Palmer's discussion...

Based on comments here and Palmer's discussion here:

http://www.howtobrew.com/section2/chapter12-1.html

It looks like I can get away with mashing the Ashburne, Bonlander, and Victory (gets me...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-15-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By smata67
Diastatic Power Of My Partial Mash

I've got the ingredients to brew a Good Humans. Hop schedule is per recipe on Briess, but not relevant here. This is for a 6 gallon batch using 3 gallon boil. This is how I do all my beers, a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By smata67
Priming Bottled Beer

I forgot to prime a six pack of my latest batch, leftover when I filled the bottling bucket. It has been in the bottle for a few weeks and I have chilled it to 37F. Anything I should do before I...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-01-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By smata67
Join Me For a Surly Bitter in DC...

Ridiculous. $11 for a single 16oz can of Surly Bitter. A pretty good beer, but not at $66 a six pack. And I have to live in this place...

http://estadio-dc.com/dinner/
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-05-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By smata67
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact that...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact that any of these "skip chill" approaches bypass the cold break, though Papazian does it constantly (dumping hot wort into water to get the 5 gallons) in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-05-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By smata67
Good idea! Could shave a couple of hours off the...

Good idea! Could shave a couple of hours off the process.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-05-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By smata67
Skipping the Ice Bath

For my next brew, I'm thinking of directly dumping 3 gallons of hot wort into my fermentation bucket which will have 2 gallons of water at room temperature, then placing in a freezer to bring it down...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-14-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,910
Posted By smata67
I use corn sugar to carbonate, but I have heard...

I use corn sugar to carbonate, but I have heard that if you use malt, you may get a ring up top. It is also reported to be a sign of infection. Even if infected, it is safe to drink. Personally,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-08-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By smata67
Let's see what happens tomorrow. What yeasts...

Let's see what happens tomorrow. What yeasts were pitched?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-07-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,572
Posted By smata67
Beer is a miracle food, much like spinach, but...

Beer is a miracle food, much like spinach, but even better (as if we didn't know that already). This has been known for centuries. See attached unbiased discussion from the Muntons site,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-05-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,905
Posted By smata67
I had exactly the same experience with my first...

I had exactly the same experience with my first high gravity beer, a Russian Imperial, OG of 1.086 and all extract. But my approach was more audacious, bordering on reckless. I did not oxygenate...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-04-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By smata67
I was just checking my brew records. 7 of my...

I was just checking my brew records. 7 of my last 9 fermentations hit 1.010. The other two were 1.012. What makes you think 1.020 is an acceptable FG?
Forum: Virginia HomeBrew Forum 09-01-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By smata67
Okra's is a cajun place further down Center...

Okra's is a cajun place further down Center Street. I've never been, but it would be a 2-fer which would make the trip more attractive. I hope to someday have a homebrew store within 15 minutes...
Forum: Virginia HomeBrew Forum 09-01-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By smata67
I did not make it out there, but I did talk to...

I did not make it out there, but I did talk to him on the phone. He has the basics. Unfortunately I'm moving towards organic as much as possible and he is not carrying anything that qualifies. It...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-31-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By smata67
There certainly is a "sweet spot" when adjusting...

There certainly is a "sweet spot" when adjusting the regulator. I'd suggest getting a 3/16" ID hose, the 1/8" hose that comes with the thing is a real pain.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-31-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By smata67
So I'm using my unit today and its making a...

So I'm using my unit today and its making a racket and leaking out the top hole. At least I'm getting O2. Has anyone taken one of these apart? Looks like the knob is also cracking from the vent...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By smata67
Northernbrewer does have flat rate shipping. You...

Northernbrewer does have flat rate shipping. You can toast your 2 row to varying degrees for variety.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By smata67
Well I feel like an idiot. I grabbed the tank...

Well I feel like an idiot. I grabbed the tank that had emptied out the first time, rather than the second one I had purchased. They are similar looking. It does seem fully charged. The first...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By smata67
The fitting and operation is quite simple, this...

The fitting and operation is quite simple, this system is just not working for me. At least I got the wand out of it which is quite nice. I'll either not bother oxygenating or get me a setup...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By smata67
This is how I've been brewing for 2 years now. ...

This is how I've been brewing for 2 years now. Probe is buried in insulation, reads the bucket's temperature. I threw out the door and replaced with an insulation panel which makes it easier to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By smata67
2 aerations, 2 empty tanks...this is getting pricey...

So I got the Williams Brewing aeration setup, purchased a Worthington oxygen tank and successfully aerated a batch a few months back on the first attempt. Removed the fitting and stored the tank. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,820
Posted By smata67
Follow directions on the dry yeast packet.

Follow directions on the dry yeast packet.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-29-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By smata67
Well I woke this morning at 42 hours after...

Well I woke this morning at 42 hours after starting the starter and decided to go ahead and cold crash the starter, as the krausen had collapsed. At 52 hours, I've made up a 1.5L (5oz DME) starter...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-29-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By smata67
Send Bell's an email and ask THEM your yeast...

Send Bell's an email and ask THEM your yeast questions. I've had success contacting craft brewers and yeast manufacturer's, 100% success in fact. Matt Thrall of Avery recently answered some...
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