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Forum: General Techniques 11-05-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By buffaloipa
I'm using the suggested 3 lbs of raspberry puree...

I'm using the suggested 3 lbs of raspberry puree called for in the recipe. I'm hoping the fruit balances the dark, roasty grains and that I don't get a super raspberry beer. Does 3 weeks on the...
Forum: General Techniques 11-02-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By buffaloipa
Question about Brewing Classic Styles' Raspberry Porter

I brewed it this past weekend. OG was just about dead on at 1.064. Since this is my first beer I have a couple of questions about fermentation. My plan is to rack on the fruit puree in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-06-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By buffaloipa
Well, the brew day went great! 74% efficiency...

Well, the brew day went great! 74% efficiency doing a double batch sparge. (For me this is pretty good) It smelled great and although it's hard to tell with wort, it didn't taste stale at all.

I...
Forum: Stout 07-05-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 125,757
Posted By buffaloipa
I brewed this recipe a ways back and it was a...

I brewed this recipe a ways back and it was a HUGE hit. I'm drinking the last of them even though it's damn hot outside. I'll be brewing up a new batch at the end of summer. Thanks for the great...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-02-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,430
Posted By buffaloipa
To follow up, the chillers been working great! ...

To follow up, the chillers been working great! I now use my old chiller as a pre-chiller in a bucket full of ice so I can get down to the mid to low 60's even over the summer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By buffaloipa
Sort of old crushed grain

Question. I often order my crushed grain from Austin Homebrew because they allow you to order small amounts and will put it together as seperate grain bills in sealed bags.

I ordered a grain...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 06-30-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,421
Posted By buffaloipa
Easy to brew Hefeweizen

3 lbs Wheat DME
3.3 Wheat LME
4.0 oz Crystal 20
1.00 oz Tettnang [3.30%] (60 min) Hops 12.0 IBU
1 Pkgs Wyeast Weihenstaphaner 3068




I've brewed this twice, first time brewed at 65...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-17-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,430
Posted By buffaloipa
I bought the one with the garden hose fittings. ...

I bought the one with the garden hose fittings. Hopefully I don't have a problem with them.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-16-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,430
Posted By buffaloipa
I just ordered the 50 foot 3/8 inch brass model. ...

I just ordered the 50 foot 3/8 inch brass model. It shipped 5 minutes after I ordered! I can't wait to try it out.
Forum: Stout 01-30-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 125,757
Posted By buffaloipa
This looks great so I just ordered the...

This looks great so I just ordered the ingredients and plan on brewing it next week. Substituting 1.3 oz. of Northdown to hit the same IBU's since I have it in the freezer and going with US-04 for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,868
Posted By buffaloipa
I'm curious what most people think is a good FG...

I'm curious what most people think is a good FG for a DIPA. I brewed a batch last weekend that started at 1.074 and pitched two pkgs of US-05. It's been fermenting well at 63 degrees. Down to...
Forum: English Brown Ale 01-27-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,274
Posted By buffaloipa
North Park Nut Brown Ale

I thought this turned out really nicely. The only change I would make is to use a British malt such as Marris Otter for the base malt.

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
7 lbs Pale Malt...
Forum: Brew Science 01-19-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By buffaloipa
Erie County, NY- Chlorine or Chloramine

Here is a link to the Erie County Water Authority Website. It states that they treat with chlorine but it seems most municipalities use chloramine these days. Anyone else here brew in Erie County...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By buffaloipa
Temp. allowance of fermenting buckets

I've started all grain brewing and have a question. I've been collecting my wort directly into my boil kettle, all the while measuring in 1/2 gallon increments with a 2 quart measuring cup. My 32...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-01-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By buffaloipa
Robust Porter critique.

This is only my second all grain and I hit 70% efficiency on my first so I set this one at the same efficiency in Beersmith. Planning on a basic infusion mash for 60 min. at 152 degrees. I was a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-01-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By buffaloipa
Sorry for posting this in the wrong forum. I...

Sorry for posting this in the wrong forum. I will repost so please erase from here.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-01-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By buffaloipa
Recipe Critique for Robust Porter

This is only my second all grain and I hit 70% efficiency on my first so I set this one at the same efficiency in Beersmith. Planning on a basic infusion mash for 60 min. at 152 degrees. I was a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-07-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,615
Posted By buffaloipa
So I just bottled the wit and the FG ended up at...

So I just bottled the wit and the FG ended up at 1.016. Definitely higher than I wanted as I was shooting for about 1.012. Tasted pretty good, just a little on the sweet side. Definitely happy I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-17-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By buffaloipa
That would explain why it has a distinct clove...

That would explain why it has a distinct clove aroma as I used more barley than wheat. One person (who is admittedly not a beer drinker but liked the hefe) said "do I smell cinnamon in here?" ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-17-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By buffaloipa
Me and my friends have been drinking these like...

Me and my friends have been drinking these like mad and the reviews are all great! Brewing is the BEST!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-17-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,615
Posted By buffaloipa
Nice. There's nothing like a good wit or a good...

Nice. There's nothing like a good wit or a good hefe during the summer heat. We just had some people over last night and my hefe that I brewed about a month ago and an IPA I just bottled went over...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,615
Posted By buffaloipa
Ok, so I did another check before running to my...

Ok, so I did another check before running to my local LHBS for more yeast and it dropped another 10 points to 1.032 in the last couple of days so I guess I'll just let it ride! I'm usually not this...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,615
Posted By buffaloipa
Yeah, I learned my lesson with this one. I've...

Yeah, I learned my lesson with this one. I've always had my smack packs go crazy so this is the first time (with Wyeast) that I considered a starter. Wish I had used one as it would have saved me a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,615
Posted By buffaloipa
Thanks, I spoke with him on the phone when I...

Thanks, I spoke with him on the phone when I called to check stock. He recommended pitching more yeast. I'd rather spend the 7 or 8 bucks than risk ending up with a crappy batch.

Another...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-15-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,615
Posted By buffaloipa
If it was a standard gravity Wit I'd just go with...

If it was a standard gravity Wit I'd just go with the one pack but I'm leaning towards pitching another pack since my OG was 1.062. I'm taking another reading tmrw which will be just short of a...
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