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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-11-2011, 10:40 PM
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Posted By cookietruck
pretty much just rebrewed this beer too. used...

pretty much just rebrewed this beer too.
used hops on hand though, magnum and columbus for bittering.
columbus and challenger @ 10 minutes and columbus, challenger and casade at flameout.

i...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-12-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,769
Posted By cookietruck
i brewed a begian pale ale back in like...

i brewed a begian pale ale back in like march/april or something...here in texas.
i just cooled the wort to mid 60's, put the carboy in the house that night, pitched big starter in the morning, temp...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-08-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By cookietruck
i did an amarillo and simcoe ipa. tasting the...

i did an amarillo and simcoe ipa.
tasting the readings and some wort when i transferred to keg, it was very grapefruity.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-14-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,526
Posted By cookietruck
yeah, i've toasted the base malts a few times. ...

yeah, i've toasted the base malts a few times.
the taste isn't the same...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-02-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,052
Posted By cookietruck
would you just take a gravity reading and figure...

would you just take a gravity reading and figure out where the beer is at?

the yeast cake is probably gassing off co2.
swirling the fermenter just helped it do that so your airlock, which is just...
Forum: India Pale Ale 12-01-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 527,899
Posted By cookietruck
i've toasted some base malt a few times and the...

i've toasted some base malt a few times and the flavor is not really getting close to what i taste in the dogfish beers.

does the thomas fawcett amber work best according to your opinion?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-30-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,052
Posted By cookietruck
airlock activity will slow down. the yeast are...

airlock activity will slow down.
the yeast are probably still workin.

you gotta take a reading to know.

if whatever liquid you have in your airlock gets a little low it will quit moving the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-18-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By cookietruck
3.5 oz of total kettle hops is not much at all....

3.5 oz of total kettle hops is not much at all. especially for a beer as big as 90minute IPA.
i suspect there is a mistake in the recipe.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-15-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By cookietruck
brewing single hop beers will really show all the...

brewing single hop beers will really show all the nice complexities most hops have.

i did an all centennial IPA and it was pretty awesome. florally, resiny, spicy and kinda a mango/grapeftruit...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-14-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,615
Posted By cookietruck
i'm using wlp002 now, last batch i repitched...

i'm using wlp002 now, last batch i repitched 150ml of washed yeast into ~5.75g of imperial IPA.
pilsner malt and 1.5lbs of amber/brown malt (toasted by me in the oven).

og was 1.080 and i just...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-04-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,586
Posted By cookietruck
yeah. i was expecting the FG to be about...

yeah.
i was expecting the FG to be about 1.016-1.018
oh well. i'll drink it :mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-04-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,586
Posted By cookietruck
i mashed an ESB recipe at 151. something like...

i mashed an ESB recipe at 151.
something like 12lb maris otter
1lb ambermalt
~ 1.5 lbs dark crystal malts

i was worried about attenuation which is why i mashed kinda low.

the beer went from...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-04-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By cookietruck
i was using some organic cane sugar for quite a...

i was using some organic cane sugar for quite a few batches.
this last time i went with a lighter colored turbinado sugar that is in the bulk section at the grocery store here...

haven't brewed a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-29-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By cookietruck
i don't think i'd bottle any sooner than 14 days...

i don't think i'd bottle any sooner than 14 days in primary...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-28-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By cookietruck
no worries...i'm dysfunctional if i don't my...

no worries...i'm dysfunctional if i don't my coffee in the mornin'.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-28-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By cookietruck
highgravity is talking about dumping a new batch...

highgravity is talking about dumping a new batch of wort on the existing yeast cake and asked about the krausen in the carboy if i'm not mistaken.

i would:
rack the first batch to the bottling...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-28-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,202
Posted By cookietruck
speakin of little sumpin' ale...how about the...

speakin of little sumpin' ale...how about the little sumpin' wild ale.
that is an awesome beer too.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-28-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By cookietruck
i jsut used wlp002 which should be the same as...

i jsut used wlp002 which should be the same as 1968.
the beer cleared very quickly, ~5 days and i got better attenuation than expected.
my beer did have the chunks floating around like you...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-21-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By cookietruck
hey revvy. i'm guessing it was stored at room...

hey revvy.
i'm guessing it was stored at room temp for 5 months?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-19-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,615
Posted By cookietruck
wow. today is the end of the fourth day. just...

wow.
today is the end of the fourth day.
just took a reading.
went from 1.064 to 1.013 and it's brilliantly clear.

actually attenuated more than i wanted it to.
i might wash this yeast for...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-15-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,615
Posted By cookietruck
i'm fermenting a beer with wlp002 right now. ...

i'm fermenting a beer with wlp002 right now.
and ESB.

the starter i made smelled sweet and fruity.

2 litres of starter decnated and pitched at 2am, 61*F.
woke up at 6:45am for work and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-30-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,949
Posted By cookietruck
oh yeah. watering daily is way too wet.

oh yeah. watering daily is way too wet.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-30-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,949
Posted By cookietruck
try covering your pile with a thick layer (4...

try covering your pile with a thick layer (4 inches or so) of dried leaves to keep the flies away.

also, there is a large fly called the black soldier fly that puts large grubs in your pile,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-30-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,949
Posted By cookietruck
if your compost pile stinks then its too wet. i...

if your compost pile stinks then its too wet.
i mix plenty of dry leaves with mine.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-15-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,155
Posted By cookietruck
i think both maharaja and the green flash west...

i think both maharaja and the green flash west coast ipa use c120...

edit: oops just looked, the green flash used carastan...
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