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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-08-2012, 11:38 PM
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Posted By Redpiper
Effects of ferm temp on taste and Torpedo IPA

Hi,
So last night I enjoyed a Sierra Torpedo IPA and it struck me that it seemed to share taste similarities with some of the flavors I taste in Belgian's that I've tried. So I filed that a way for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-27-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Redpiper
FWH/recipe feedback?

Hi, I'm making an AG pale ale Friday. I've been reading up on FWH and am going to try it for the first time. I've read some different things about the effect of FWH, and am wondering if my flavor...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-23-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By Redpiper
Am Red recipe 2 - Balanced?

Hi, this is version 2 based on feedback I received last week. My main question from the experienced is does this appear to be balanced hop/malt? Any other feedback appreciated. Thanks.

Recipe...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-19-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By Redpiper
I thought about the seepage inside issue. But I...

I thought about the seepage inside issue. But I think, if I remember correctly, at the spot where the seal is there is no access to the insulated part. I seem to recall that the plastic comes...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-18-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Redpiper
Okay, here's a revision after doing some reading:...

Okay, here's a revision after doing some reading:

Est ABV: 4.9 %
EE%: 62.00 % Batch: 6.50 gal Boil: 8.93 gal BT: 60 Mins

Ingredients:
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Amt Name ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-18-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By Redpiper
Thank you, it's good to not be alone in the...

Thank you, it's good to not be alone in the world! Can't wait to try it out and see if I can raise my efficiency with better temperature control.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-18-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By Redpiper
How many MLTs leak?

I just did the 10gall Rubbermaid conversion found on these pages. I now know I overtightened. When I searched "over tighten" while adjusting, I only found posts saying their results were tight and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-18-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Redpiper
Hmm, good point about Amarillo. I've only used...

Hmm, good point about Amarillo. I've only used it in combination with others in IPAs/PAs. Citra I've found to be very tropic/grapefruity. I thought Amarillo might be less so.

Regarding...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-18-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Redpiper
AmberAle Hop Combos

I'm aiming to make a red that is moderately hoppy, somewhat fruity/floral, but reasonably balanced. I already use the Columbus/Cent/Cascade for my pale ale, and I have a very sweet dark amber. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Redpiper
Thanks for the replies. Here's a little...

Thanks for the replies. Here's a little additional info.

My actual test first involved 3 gallons and no blanket and I lost over 15 degrees. I then reheated the 3 gallons to 165, closed the lid. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Redpiper
Question for users of cooler tuns

I just purchased a 10 gallon rubbermaid cooler from Lowe's. I tested 6 gallons in it at 162 degrees for an hour with blankets on top. It ended at 158. I've read that some fill the lid with foam to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-08-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Redpiper
Grain was crushed by LHBS in their mill so not...

Grain was crushed by LHBS in their mill so not sure exactly. But seems to work for them and the locals.

I didn't pre-warm tun, but did bucket in and stirred, then added additionally heated...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-08-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Redpiper
First 2 all grain batches - efficiency and temp ?

I just finished my second all grain batch. First time I batch sparged, second I tried fly sparging. In both cases I ended up with about 58% efficiency.

I suspect my main culprit is my cooler. I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-21-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Redpiper
Dry hopped commando! I'm aware airlock...

Dry hopped commando!

I'm aware airlock activity isn't the way to measure fermentation being done or not. It is, however, a sign that activity is taking place. When there's bubbling I don't see a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-21-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Redpiper
DryHopped too early and more - suggestions?

Hi,
Here's the short version. After 2 weeks fermenting I opened bucket to take a gravity reading and dry hopped at the same time. Rookie mistake as I figured fermentation was done (based on all...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-22-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Redpiper
Cold steeping - adding early or late to boil?

I've been reading all I can on cold steeping both here and elsewhere. Some places indicate that the cold steeped liquid should be added late in the boil, others say it doesn't matter, just add it to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Redpiper
Undercarbed for the style and my taste. Looking...

Undercarbed for the style and my taste. Looking back I think I miscalculated the volume. I didn't account for some added chocolate and lactose.

I could leave it, but it would sit and go to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Redpiper
Fixing undercarbing

Bottled an Imperial Stout on 1/29 and it came out a little too undercarbed. I only used 90grams of sugar at the time and I realize that was a bit low. After nearly 3 months in the bottle, I don't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-14-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,465
Posted By Redpiper
This happened to me once. Turned out I needed to...

This happened to me once. Turned out I needed to stir the wort. After mixing the reading was where it was supposed to be. Just my $.02
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-13-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Redpiper
Your recipe looks right on. Here's the one I...

Your recipe looks right on. Here's the one I brew. My family did a side by side test and couldn't tell the difference.

SNclone
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Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale
Batch: 5.50...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-13-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By Redpiper
An easy way I've found to add the late extract is...

An easy way I've found to add the late extract is to use a second pot. I heat up a gallon or so of water in one of my wife's cooking pots when I start my boil. Once the main boil is going, I mix...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-30-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Redpiper
Actually, I think I am partial mashing. I place...

Actually, I think I am partial mashing. I place grains in 155-160 degree water for 30-45 minutes and I sparge with the same (using nylon grain bag). I use less than a gallon per pound and then...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Redpiper
It does some. The QBrew default efficiency for...

It does some. The QBrew default efficiency for steeping is 50% which is dead on what I've been getting. When I click on my grains in BS I see "Dry Yield Fine Grain" which is at 75%. But wouldn't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Redpiper
Beersmith question - estimated gravity

I just upgraded from QBrew to Beersmith so I can get the best hop utilization info among other things. I'm transferring over my past recipes and notice that BS gives me much lower estimated O.G.s. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Redpiper
Fail beer day

I'm guessing everyone has days like this.

First, I drank some of the dark red I made and for some reason it tasted yeasty and bitter when yesterday it was delicious. Okay, maybe that was me.
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