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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By LovetheHops
What about pouring in 80oz of bud light. Would...

What about pouring in 80oz of bud light. Would that work?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-04-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By LovetheHops
I don't think it will either. I used wlp 051...

I don't think it will either. I used wlp 051 calif V ale yeast. Hops were summit, warrior and uk holdings. (1 oz of each)

I think I'm going to drink most of it and save a couple bombers as an...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-04-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By LovetheHops
I just did this. I left my mash for 24 hours...

I just did this. I left my mash for 24 hours before I sparged and boiled. The result, a sour beer. Drinkable, but sour. Lesson learned. I personally won't do that again.

Does anyone know if the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-30-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By LovetheHops
So I made a mistake and bought 2 pin locks for my...

So I made a mistake and bought 2 pin locks for my 4.4 cubic foot mini fridge, and of course they both don't fit. I'm wondering if i get 1 ball lock if it will fit with my pin lock as a the second...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-15-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By LovetheHops
Bottling Hard Lemonade with Lactose for sweetness

So I plan on bottling my hard lemonade, total volume 5 gallons. I am going to use corn sugar for carbonation. I also plan on adding lactose to add sweetness to the lemonade that will not be processed...
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,822
Posted By LovetheHops
I figured it wouldn't be a big deal. Just curious...

I figured it wouldn't be a big deal. Just curious what others thought. Thanks for you thoughts.
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,822
Posted By LovetheHops
Head Space in Secondary

Do I have to worry about oxidation if I rack a 4 gallon batch into a 6 gallon carboy for conditioning in the secondary? I plan on conditioning in the seondary for 3 weeks (this is a Belgian ale).
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-25-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,103
Posted By LovetheHops
I have had a batch come out with the same...

I have had a batch come out with the same off-flavors you describe. I left it in the secondary to see if it would clean up, but it stayed bad. It tasted like some kind of astringent.

Good luck....
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-28-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By LovetheHops
also. I typically measure my gravity at 70...

also. I typically measure my gravity at 70 degrees.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-28-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By LovetheHops
Thanks for the replies. I agree that I...

Thanks for the replies.

I agree that I definitely didn't let the beer clear long enough in the secondary.
I don't think that I over primed due to the fact the honey isn't 100% fermentable...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-26-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By LovetheHops
about 1 cm of sediment

I just cracked open an IPA.

I noticed the bottle had a ton of sediment in it, almost 1 cm. I opened the bottle and the beer volcano out of the bottle. The sediment looked like debris caught up in...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-31-2008, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,681
Posted By LovetheHops
I have had a similar experience. I added 1...

I have had a similar experience. I added 1 tablespoon of fresh ground ginger at boil, and my beer had an overpowering ginger flavor upon my first taste test.

Here's what I did. I boiled 3...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-16-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By LovetheHops
thanks for the feedback. I don't think it is the...

thanks for the feedback. I don't think it is the extract as it was freshly poored that day. I don't think I burned the extract, as I took the pot of the heat during the extract addition. It is still...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By LovetheHops
72 hr dormancy until ferment, then vigorous fermentation, now...

after 9 days of the following:
-3 days dormant until fermentation,
-3 days vigorous fermentation requiring a blow-off tube,
-3 days "normal" fermentation

I measured the gravity today and it was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 337,818
Posted By LovetheHops
If it is stressed yeast, will this beer heal...

If it is stressed yeast, will this beer heal itself?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2008, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 337,818
Posted By LovetheHops
My friend recently piched White Labs Britiash Ale...

My friend recently piched White Labs Britiash Ale Yeast that was save from the yeast cake of a previous batch. The volume of liquid with suspended yeast was probably only 4 oz. I have pitched washed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By LovetheHops
pellet vs whole hop implentation

is there any difference between measuring pellet vs whole hops? I have 4 oz of whole hops and it looks like a heck of a lot more hop goodness than 4 0z of pellets.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By LovetheHops
Just an update for others who may be curious...

Just an update for others who may be curious about ginger. The ginger is starting to mellow out now after 3 weeks of conditioning. I added a cup of water that I boiled 3 cinnamon sticks in to add a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By LovetheHops
the cleanliness of the screwdriver is definitely...

the cleanliness of the screwdriver is definitely in question. We'll just see what happens.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By LovetheHops
Screwdriver Amber

So I was bottling my amber today and I used a screwdriver to tilt the carboy to rack to my bottling bucket. Of course, the screwdriver accidentally fell into the bottling bucket full of wort. We...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By LovetheHops
Thanks for the links and the anectodes. ...

Thanks for the links and the anectodes.

We'll see what happens with this one. Lucky I have not put ginger in any of the other beers I have in the pipeline.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By LovetheHops
the Amarillo was boiled for 60 minutes. the...

the Amarillo was boiled for 60 minutes. the Fuggles was boild for the last 10 minutes.

I think that other posters are right in that my late extract additons ramped up my hop utilization....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2008, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By LovetheHops
Experimental batch.. opinions wanted

The recipe
60 minute boil
7lb LME (3.5lb @ boil, 3.5lb @ 30 min)

Steeped Grains:
0.5 Lb Dextrin
0.5 lb American Crystal 40L

1 oz Amarillo Hops @ Boil
1 oz Fuggle hops @50 min
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2008, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By LovetheHops
Sorry, to waste your time. I'll read the sticky.

Sorry, to waste your time. I'll read the sticky.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By LovetheHops
1-2-3 Method variation question?

What are the pitfalls of shortening the time to bottling after fermentation is complete after 7-10 days. Baically what will happen if i just go straight to bottle after 7-14 days.

Right now I...
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