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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-19-2014, 08:02 PM
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Posted By jdopchibrew
I was considering scratching the carapils...

I was considering scratching the carapils altogether and subbing 1# of flaked wheat, just wanted something for head retention… wheat might add more mouthfeel as well.



That's a really good...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By jdopchibrew
Pale ale recipe critique?

Hey everyone! I'm brewing with 3 of my buddies this weekend, all of whom are just now getting into brewing, to show them my process and give them some tips. By the way, I'm by no means an expert,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By jdopchibrew
You can, but for me I would say a bottling bucket...

You can, but for me I would say a bottling bucket is still the way to go. Connecting the wand to your siphon would tie up one hand at all times to make sure your wand doesn't touch anything other...
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 01-07-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 26,610
Posted By jdopchibrew
For some reason this question popped into my...

For some reason this question popped into my head: would it be better to dry hop for the 10 days just before you pull the oak and presumably bottle? I always assumed the aroma gained from dry hopping...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-24-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By jdopchibrew
I've only made two, but both of them were oaked...

I've only made two, but both of them were oaked with french cubes soaked in knob creek (first batch) and wood ford reserve (second batch). Both were good, but I found the wood ford to be a little...
Forum: Introductions 12-24-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By jdopchibrew
If your heart is set on 1 gal batches, then rock...

If your heart is set on 1 gal batches, then rock on, go you. However, when I started brewing I went into my LHBS and asked the big bearded guy the same questions, he made a good point… You're...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-24-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By jdopchibrew
Don't touch it!!! You obviously did something...

Don't touch it!!! You obviously did something right, because you had krausen (the foam you are referring to) but once it starts to ferment, the last thing you want to do is introduce oxygen (i.e....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By jdopchibrew
As long as the gravity has remained constant for...

As long as the gravity has remained constant for a couple days, you should be okay to bottle. are you worried about leaving the hops in too long? I'll usually hop for 14 days, and I've never...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-17-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By jdopchibrew
Looks like a great recipe!! I've fallen in love...

Looks like a great recipe!! I've fallen in love with this beer over the past few months, and I'd love to give this a go. I like the idea of starting the hop schedule at 30min, i'm sure that is (one...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-14-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By jdopchibrew
bumper.

bumper.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2013, 01:47 AM
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Views: 784
Posted By jdopchibrew
Black Coffee IPA recipe critique

Hey guys! :mug:

I'm currently in the middle of formulating a recipe for a BIPA with coffee with a buddy of mine. I've made several IPA's, but never a black. I've done a decent amount of research...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-13-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By jdopchibrew
here ya go... ...

here ya go...
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/beersci-how-make-strong-beer-stronger
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By jdopchibrew
I started off with that kit about 8 months ago,...

I started off with that kit about 8 months ago, and it ended up being my single "not very good" batch that I've made... and I'm about to brew #20 in a few days. but I can tell you that regardless of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By jdopchibrew
are you stirring during the mash? I stir every 15...

are you stirring during the mash? I stir every 15 minutes just to keep things even, that seemed to help my efficiency immensely.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-26-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By jdopchibrew
alright, i've adjusted my grainbill: 20# 2row ...

alright, i've adjusted my grainbill:
20# 2row
.5 # cara pils
.5# cc 40
.5# cc 60
.25# aromatic

going for 3 gal barleywine and 5 gallons of citra PA. mash 7 gal, runoff about 4.5 gal for the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-23-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,764
Posted By jdopchibrew
Im actually working out the same things with my...

Im actually working out the same things with my planned barleywine/pale ale parti-gyle (which ive never tried before). have you ever mashed 30# in your tun before? according to Bobby M's table,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-22-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By jdopchibrew
Barleywine/ Pale ale parti-gyle help!

Hey everyone!
So I just recently discovered the practice of parti-gyle brewing, and want to give it a shot, as I am sick of throwing out grains that I KNEW could be reused. I'm a little upset at...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-06-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 173,317
Posted By jdopchibrew
So my roommate is a big fan of saisons, and I've...

So my roommate is a big fan of saisons, and I've been eyeing this recipe for months now... but I live in Chicago, it's cold as hell outside, and my ambient room temperature is at 63-64. I was...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-12-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By jdopchibrew
perhaps use a kolsch yeast and go with your...

perhaps use a kolsch yeast and go with your original doppelbock idea? I've seen several lager recipes made with kolsch and fermented at (low) ale temperatures, ~62 i believe.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-05-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By jdopchibrew
great, thanks for the quick replies! cheers!

great, thanks for the quick replies! cheers!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-05-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By jdopchibrew
Two-toned krausen

Hello all,
I brewed an Irish Red two days ago, everything went smoothly. I hit my gravity spot-on, aerated and pitched as usual. Fermentation has begun, but the krausen has a very peculiar "slice" ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-07-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By jdopchibrew
Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Stone strong ale

So I tried out a new bar last night in lincoln park Chicago called Barrelhouse Flat with some of my friends, and had an awesome experience. I tried two Stone brews, the first a 'drink by 12/21'...
Forum: Porter 11-30-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 124,360
Posted By jdopchibrew
My thoughts exactly. I've never had such a tasty...

My thoughts exactly. I've never had such a tasty treat come straight out of a fermenter...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-28-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,037
Posted By jdopchibrew
That was my first guess, but he said he milled it...

That was my first guess, but he said he milled it twice! Very strange...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-28-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,037
Posted By jdopchibrew
I could be wrong, but if he said the color was a...

I could be wrong, but if he said the color was a touch darker than the original, wouldn't that mean that there was at least some sort of major conversion with the sugars? correct me if that's a...
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