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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-15-2013, 09:40 PM
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Posted By itsernst
Cleans up very nice! One of my favs!

Cleans up very nice! One of my favs!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-14-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By itsernst
Cry Havoc as an ale...

Hi there,

I know CH can swing both ways (heyooo!), but wanted to see if anyone had any notes on lager versus ale. I want to may a SN Summerfest clone and I think this would help bridge me get as...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-02-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By itsernst
Here is a quick review on it along with an...

Here is a quick review on it along with an attached picture.

Its been carbing at 12 PSI for about 5 days now and looks like it is still clearing up a bit. The nose on this almost punches you in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-23-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By itsernst
Keg time!

Keg time!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-13-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By itsernst
Dry hop time!!!! Starting with 5 frozen...

Dry hop time!!!!


Starting with 5 frozen jalapeņos for a week
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-02-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By itsernst
That is correct. In addition, after adding 4# of...

That is correct. In addition, after adding 4# of Golden DME at around 15 minutes, the peat smell has almost gone away completely.

OG was about 1.056
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-02-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By itsernst
Color of mash came out light and smells awful...

Color of mash came out light and smells awful peaty. We will see!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-02-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By itsernst
I have a Talisker 10 year single malt sitting a...

I have a Talisker 10 year single malt sitting a few feet away from my kitchen so I will make sure to test both and see :)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-02-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By itsernst
Only reason i chose this was because it cleans up...

Only reason i chose this was because it cleans up so well. I wanted the biggest flavors to come from the peppers and the peated malt.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-02-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By itsernst
It was high...mashing already. Smells smoky but...

It was high...mashing already. Smells smoky but not overbearing though.

It may be a miss, and I am sure I will know about 2 hours from now if it is.

Thanks for the heads up though!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-02-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By itsernst
Thinking about 3-4lbs of Golden DME.

Thinking about 3-4lbs of Golden DME.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-02-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By itsernst
With the ratio of .2 gallon per pound of grain,...

With the ratio of .2 gallon per pound of grain, do you think then 1 gallon should be sufficient?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-02-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By itsernst
Partial Mash help this evening please!

Before everyone points out my inefficiencies as well as my methods with doing this, please hear me out. I am trying a new partial mash with my new modded 5 gallon mash tun. I only have this and a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By itsernst
Cheers thanks guys!

Cheers thanks guys!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By itsernst
Whirlfloc tablets...

Do many people here use them? I have used them in 2 of my last 3 batches with great success. The one thing I don't know is if it would actually affect flavor. I have heard both Irish Moss and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By itsernst
I would imagine allergies. You can certainly be...

I would imagine allergies. You can certainly be allergic to certain types of hops or grains that could cause this.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-05-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By itsernst
It isn't half bad with the American pale I just...

It isn't half bad with the American pale I just kegged. Going to try the same recipe again with a trio of willamette, cascade, and centennial. I'll keep you posted
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-04-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By itsernst
Sorry for delay...Downtown Denver.

Sorry for delay...Downtown Denver.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-04-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By itsernst
Thanks for all of the info guys. I am staying in...

Thanks for all of the info guys. I am staying in Downtown Denver and I am also mobile, so if it is outside of Denver it is still feasible.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-03-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By itsernst
Breweries to visit in Denver...

I am going to visit some friends in Denver next weekend and I will have a little time to myself to visit some breweries. Any recommendations for places I must hit while there?

Cheers,

itsernst
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-28-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By itsernst
I used about 900ml of agua and 1 cup of dme. I...

I used about 900ml of agua and 1 cup of dme. I guess I could scale them both back a little. I don't do too many high high gravity beers, so I think the 1L may be sufficient.

This starter did...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-26-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By itsernst
I am a Marylander who has migrated to San Diego,...

I am a Marylander who has migrated to San Diego, I am trying to keep my Maryland roots strong. So I think more so than Old Bay flavor, possibly an Old Bay Aroma. I agree that sprinkling Old Bay in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-26-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By itsernst
I agree with you on the sodium portion, however...

I agree with you on the sodium portion, however Old Bay does not contain MSG (not sure how that would affect it).

So even further, what if it was purely for aroma and i added last 1-2 mins of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-26-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By itsernst
Strange request for a recipe or advice including a...

http://www.oldbay.com/products/~/media/OLD%20BAY/Products/Transparent%20Products/OldBaySeasoning.ashx

Hey Guys,

I have a weird recipe I want to make and I wanted to to see if it could...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-19-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By itsernst
Thanks for the info. I pitched it last night as...

Thanks for the info. I pitched it last night as it was made for a fairly low gravity beer. It has been fermenting away since last night.
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