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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2009, 03:49 PM
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Dubbel Guidance

After what I thought was going to be a failure to end all failures, my dubbel actually fermented and didn't get infected. I tasted it and it tastes good but not quite as much belgian character as I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-29-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By theganda
Brewing in the Winter

How do you guys brew in the winter and most specifically how do you cool your wort in the winter? Our hose will be shut off in the next two weeks but I don't want to shelve the hobby for 5 months. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-29-2009, 04:14 AM
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Posted By theganda
Great info. But unfortunately everything that...

Great info. But unfortunately everything that could have gone wrong tonight brewing did and I think ended up with my first real failure (live and learn!). Everything was going ok until it was time...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-29-2009, 12:34 AM
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Mash WAY too low...screwed?

So we put our strike water on the burner to get going and walked down the street to get a sandwich. When we came back, I was way over my desired 168 degrees so we let it cool. Finally when it got...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-23-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By theganda
First Dubbel

I cooked up a recipe for a dubbel this weekend and am planning on brewing this week and pitching onto my cake from a belgian IPA but am confused when to add the candy sugar. I plan on making my own...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-09-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By theganda
I know I know I'm a pansy for even suggesting I...

I know I know I'm a pansy for even suggesting I re-cork it. That being said, its probably good to post before I take down the whole bottle. I'll give the yeast a shot, and if it's not what I'm...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-09-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By theganda
Trois Pistoles Yeast

Does anyone know if Trois Pistoles uses their regular yeast to carbonate or if they have a separate conditioning yeast? Just picked up a bottle and wanted to use the yeast for a dubbel I plan on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-07-2009, 09:55 PM
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Views: 1,577
Posted By theganda
Aging out a hot alcohol taste

I posted earlier in the week about a hefe that ended up with a much higher ABV than I intended. My question is about how long (if ever) does it take for these flavors to mellow out? I'm torn...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-07-2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,833
Posted By theganda
How many all grain batches until you got a winner?

Just out of curiosity, how many batches did it take before your all grain batches started tasting good. And I'm talking about "I hope you bought 12 of these " good, not just acceptable. I've brewed...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-07-2009, 02:27 AM
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6 Months away from economics / political science...

6 Months away from economics / political science BS from Northwestern University. All you engineers are giving me serious nerd envy.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-02-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By theganda
Unintentional Imperial Hefe

I brewed a hefe a couple weeks back and accidently used a 6 gallon grainbill for 5 gallons, then proceeded to boil off more than I thought. What I got now is a beer that's about 6.2 percent abv. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-01-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By theganda
Ahhh I'm at work. I'll hustle home to put those...

Ahhh I'm at work. I'll hustle home to put those towels on. Don't want all that work to go to waste!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-01-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By theganda
Sun Exposure on Fermenter

I just moved and don't have the new basement set up to store my fermenting beer so I've been storing it in the living room near a moderately bright window. My question is will this have an adverse...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-30-2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By theganda
Walgreens Iodine

I've seen it mentioned before that you can use generic iodine as a sanitizer. If I were in a pinch, how much would I want to dilute it by?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-30-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By theganda
Badge of Honor

I had heard of this happening to people, but it had to happen to me until today. Bee Cave Porter blew the airlock right off my carboy 5 feet into the ceiling leaving a nice krauseny crime scene...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By theganda
I don't know to be honest - that's why I'm doing...

I don't know to be honest - that's why I'm doing it. I haven't really experimented much and I'm willing to try even if I get something funky at the end.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By theganda
White Labs Hefe, not Hefe IV or whatever the...

White Labs Hefe, not Hefe IV or whatever the other one is.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By theganda
Ooh that's great news. I'm going to mix strains....

Ooh that's great news. I'm going to mix strains. I'm putting a Belgian IPA on a Hefe Yeast cake then pitching fresh Abbey Ale yeast too.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By theganda
Wyeast Activator Lifespan

So I was going to bottle today and rack onto the yeast cake, but turns out my friend tossed my StarSan while he was cleaning our place. Instead of risking it using bleach, i was going to try and go...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By theganda
I'm re-using the hefe yeast, so hop levels...

I'm re-using the hefe yeast, so hop levels shouldn't be a problem. I've never mixed yeast strains and figured that a non-traditional beer like a Belgian IPA would lend itself to experimentation...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By theganda
Bump. Still wondering if anyone has used a hefe...

Bump. Still wondering if anyone has used a hefe and an abbey in combination. Probably going to give this a shot later tonight
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-27-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By theganda
Pitching Onto A yeast cake...

Two questions - First, if I'm going to pitch directly onto a yeastcake, what kind of timing do I need? Does it have to be immediately after I rack the beer from the carboy? Second, I'm thinking...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By theganda
This could be a shot in the dark, but i just...

This could be a shot in the dark, but i just realized that I've just been dumping in my rice hulls without a good rinse. I guess these can soak up wort? I'll change up my procedure next time and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By theganda
I did a 15 quart (3.75 gal) mash and a 4 gallon...

I did a 15 quart (3.75 gal) mash and a 4 gallon batch sparge. I stirred the mash, added the sparge water, let it sit for 15 min then drained it. The mash held at 150 the whole hour. My thermometer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-06-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By theganda
I won't be back for two weeks, so I feel like I...

I won't be back for two weeks, so I feel like I might kinda be screwed. Could I decant the liquid now and put it back int he vial if i sanitized it?
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