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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-05-2014, 11:42 PM
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Posted By porterguy
I'm going with the 3944 yeast. But what can I add...

I'm going with the 3944 yeast. But what can I add to darken it without seriously changing the flavor profile? More black wheat? Some debittered Belgian?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-04-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By porterguy
Dark Wit help

I'm trying to make a dark wit beer. I do mostly clone recipes, so I'm ;looking for some feedback/assistance. My grain bill currently looks like this:

3 lb. Pilsen
3 lb. Wheat
.75 lb. Munich
.50...
Forum: For Sale 07-13-2014, 02:34 PM
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Views: 155
Posted By porterguy
Free Bottles- St. Charles (Chicago area)

I have about 8 cases worth of bottles (mostly in six-packs). All rinsed out. Still with original labels.

PM me if interested.:mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By porterguy
Conversion Help

I'm trying to convert to an AG recipe.

What does 2/3 lb. of "dutch light dried extract" convert to for AG?
How about 4 lbs. Northwestern Gold Extract Syrup converted to AG? They're both used...
Forum: Group Buys 04-20-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,301
Posted By porterguy
Anyone else in the far west suburbs (St. Charles...

Anyone else in the far west suburbs (St. Charles for me) want to try and coordinate a pickup? I work in Palatine area, so that's a possibility, too. Let me know!

Porterguy
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-27-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By porterguy
I was looking at a Belgian yeast, either WLP 530...

I was looking at a Belgian yeast, either WLP 530 or Wyeast 1762.
Hops are:

.5 oz. Northern Brewer (8.5%AA) @ 60 min.
.3 oz.Hallertauer (4%AA) @ 60 min.
.25 Hallertauer ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-27-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By porterguy
Thanks, I guess that would have helped. How...

Thanks, I guess that would have helped.

How about for 5.5 gallons?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-27-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By porterguy
Recipe Modification

What is recommended if I want to brew this recipe but just want a lower ABV, like in the 6.5% range? It's 8.3% as listed with no changes.

The grain bill:
10 lbs. Pilsener
23 oz. Munich
23 oz....
Forum: Group Buys 02-26-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 16,815
Posted By porterguy
Almost March

A ways back in this thread there was a rumor that the next group buy (#10 by my count) might be in March.

So...any truth to that rumor? I could use several sacks of grain. I just couldn't bring...
Forum: Want to Buy 01-25-2014, 04:19 AM
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Views: 107
Posted By porterguy
Corona style mill

I wore mine out :confused:(metal fatigue in a DIY power drill hook-up). I'm in the Chicago area.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2014, 02:47 PM
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Views: 670
Posted By porterguy
Po-Jama Party Porter

Started as a clone of the Gatekeeper recipe in the last issue of BYO, but after realizing I didn't have the same grains available, here's what the grain bill looks like. I'm also doing BIAB.

6.5...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-30-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By porterguy
"Base grain" options

I missed the last bulk group buy.

The only grains I have left in bulk are Wheat, Munich, and Pilsen (10-15 lbs of each).

Any recipe suggestions for any porters, stouts, or brown ales that I can...
Forum: For Sale 10-06-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By porterguy
FREE BOTTLES-St. Charles

Six (6) cases of 12 oz. longneck brown bottles. Rinsed. Miscellaneous labels. Send PM
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-14-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 55,508
Posted By porterguy
Has Ed ever made any? I mean, after that first...

Has Ed ever made any? I mean, after that first batch?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-14-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,388
Posted By porterguy
Anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of...

Anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

Do a search for "NO CHILL brewing".
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-14-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,691
Posted By porterguy
Cleaning up, etc. Besides, if I sit down SWMBO...

Cleaning up, etc. Besides, if I sit down SWMBO will appear out of nowhere with a request that I do...something other than relax.:rolleyes:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-14-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By porterguy
Don't Brew in the Dark

Can somebody please give me a RDWHAHB?:(

I'm a confirmed BIAB brewer, and brew in my old, no-electricity, detached garage. No problem. I brew with the door open so I have enough daylight.

Last...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-13-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By porterguy
Thanks, I will proceed accordingly.:mug:

Thanks, I will proceed accordingly.:mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By porterguy
Stout bottling question

I'm making a clone of Mackeson XXX Stout (from the Clone Brews book), and it says bottle with:

2/3 cup corn sugar
2 oz. lactose

Does that mean both, or is it either/or?

Thanks!
Forum: Sour Ale 08-16-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,841
Posted By porterguy
This sounds very tasty and tempting. I haven't...

This sounds very tasty and tempting. I haven't ever done a sour, so I'm looking forward to hearing how this turns out.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-13-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,882
Posted By porterguy
If you're in an area to get in on a group buy...

If you're in an area to get in on a group buy (easy to find in most larger metro areas) you can get a 55 lb. bag of two-row for a ridiculously low price/lb. But you need to move to crushing/grinding...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-02-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,170
Posted By porterguy
I usually join a group buy to get 50 or 55lb bags...

I usually join a group buy to get 50 or 55lb bags of base grains. 2-row, Maris Otter, Pilsener, Munich, and wheat. other grains I usually buy anywhere from 2-5 lbs at a time, depending on frequency...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-02-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,773
Posted By porterguy
If nobody suggested it yet, take a look at the...

If nobody suggested it yet, take a look at the BIAB (Brew In A Bag) method of AG brewing. It's originally an Aussie method. For many of us, BIAB was a quick , easy, low-cost move to AG brewing....
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-29-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,060
Posted By porterguy
I ALWAYS do a 90 minute mash and a 90 minute boil...

I ALWAYS do a 90 minute mash and a 90 minute boil with BIAB (read that on one of the Aussie BIAB sites).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By porterguy
now you need to look into "no-chill". Adds a lot...

now you need to look into "no-chill". Adds a lot of flexibility to your schedule. Saves water and/or ice.
I'm on my third batch . So far, so good.
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