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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By milholen
you never know - you might have a nice light...

you never know - you might have a nice light tasty beer on your hands. Only time will tell.

Were you drinking while you brewed? I've made some stupid mistakes before when I drank and brewed -...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By milholen
Beer will not change color. It may clear due to...

Beer will not change color. It may clear due to sitting in the ferementer - over time yeast and other heavier particles will drop out (flocculate) and leave the beer clear.

If you want to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-26-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By milholen
Need Help with Double IPA Recipe

Fellow HBTer's,

I'm planning to brew my first double IPA soon. I put together a recipe that I think will work well but I'm unsure on the hop schedule and the yeast strain. I haven't had good...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By milholen
Jamil

true but Jamil has won the Ninkasi award twice as well as ton of BOS in different competitions. That gives creditability to his advice. Also, homebrewing is dependent upon experience and you find...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-23-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,549
Posted By milholen
ok where's the detailed review? It's been 3...

ok where's the detailed review? It's been 3 years -- how's the top tier holding up?
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-22-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,741
Posted By milholen
I'm 6'1" man this is a pointless post -- not...

I'm 6'1"

man this is a pointless post -- not sure why I'm playing along.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-02-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By milholen
wow that it really nice! I like it.

wow that it really nice! I like it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-18-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,720
Posted By milholen
thanks for the advice. I've read some other...

thanks for the advice. I've read some other threads and the consensus is that the krausen will protect the beer. We'll see -- I 'll update this thread over the next 6 weeks and let everyone know...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-18-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,720
Posted By milholen
anyone? I'm freaking out here.

anyone? I'm freaking out here.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-18-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,720
Posted By milholen
lid blew off fermenter

So I brewed a batch of Jamil's Hazelnut Chocolate Porter on Saturday. I'm fermenting it in a 7 gallon plastic bucket. I've never needed a blow off tube before unless I was pitching on a yeast cake....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By milholen
If your like most of us here, get ready to be...

If your like most of us here, get ready to be engrossed in an awesome and rewarding hobby. Brewing great beer is a journey. Every time you brew, you'll improve somehow -- especially as you gain...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-29-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,372
Posted By milholen
I'd do a full 1 oz of cascade in the primary.

I'd do a full 1 oz of cascade in the primary.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-27-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By milholen
square kettles are crazy! :tank:

square kettles are crazy! :tank:
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-27-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,614
Posted By milholen
Santa brought me 4 AG kits from morebeer.com! ...

Santa brought me 4 AG kits from morebeer.com!

Already brewed up two of them.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,861
Posted By milholen
+1 on the auto-siphon -- easily the handiest...

+1 on the auto-siphon -- easily the handiest little tool you'll ever use in brewing. This is a necessity in my opinion. Using your mouth to siphon can result in bacterial contamination.

Another...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,861
Posted By milholen
First thing I would do is look at your...

First thing I would do is look at your sanitation. I lost two batches due to infection earlier this year. Both batches had the sour taste you described -- not a good sour taste at all. I started...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-27-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By milholen
This is the core reason for my post and the...

This is the core reason for my post and the checklist I came up with. After listening to a lot of great brewers I've come to the conclusion that the details matter. Details in procedure,...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 12-27-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,618
Posted By milholen
I will post some more soon. I've designed a few...

I will post some more soon. I've designed a few since then.

:mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-27-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By milholen
I was actually stirring because I thought it...

I was actually stirring because I thought it might increase efficiency by keeping the temp consistent throughout the mash tun or something like that. After researching a bit I see now that my...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 12-27-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,618
Posted By milholen
wow - I never checked this thread after I started...

wow - I never checked this thread after I started it years and years ago. I'm glad to see a lot of people enjoyed the label. The beer came out great by the way. I ended up on a military deployment...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-27-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By milholen
sawdustguy, Thanks for your support. You...

sawdustguy,

Thanks for your support. You couldn't have said it better. I don't believe markg388 was trying to help -- I think he is more concerned with being right rather than being accurate and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-27-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By milholen
1. Clean 2. Sanitize 3. Heat Mash Water 4....

1. Clean
2. Sanitize
3. Heat Mash Water
4. Mill grain
5. Add heated mash-water to mash tun using 1.25 qts water per 1lb of grain
6. Check strike temperature of water in mash tun - if too hot,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-27-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By milholen
hmmm -- increases the effectiveness of Vorlaufing...

hmmm -- increases the effectiveness of Vorlaufing by allowing the grain bed to settle -- that makes sense. I didn't think of that. I'm going to stop stirring then. I will stir initially to break...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-26-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By milholen
JuanMoore, Thanks for the advice. I'm...

JuanMoore,

Thanks for the advice. I'm looking into deleting step 9 as several people have said this is unnecessary. I monitor my mash temp pretty closely and adjust as needed with boiling water....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-26-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By milholen
ok -- I did miss a critical step! Calibrating...

ok -- I did miss a critical step! Calibrating the thermometer! I use a turkey fryer thermometer and a digital probe thermometer. One great piece of advice that a guy in my homebrew club gave me...
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