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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-04-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Metsbrew
Did you make this yet?? Anyone know about the...

Did you make this yet?? Anyone know about the process then? We are currently thinking about having a cabin weekend and making beer from the creek water and using an open wood flame. I thought...
Forum: Brewing Software 07-01-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By Metsbrew
Brew target vs hoppville

I use both of these, and hopville always seems to have a little higher abv. Both are set up the same, anyone else have this issue? Also anyone know if your adding honey or something similar, if it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-23-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Metsbrew
THey were the big cans.

THey were the big cans.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Metsbrew
Turned out awesome! Here is the recipe. It is for...

Turned out awesome! Here is the recipe. It is for a double batch of tripel. Then we just put cherries in half.
25 lbs Belgian Pils
5 lbs Cane Sugar
2 lbs American Wheat
8 oz Belgian Aromatic ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Metsbrew
We just used 1 pack per bucket. Never had a...

We just used 1 pack per bucket. Never had a problem with that before. It's not that big of a beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Metsbrew
Yeah I guess I left a lot of info out. We were...

Yeah I guess I left a lot of info out. We were aiming for 150. But it is a new system and were 154. A little high, but not that much. We kegged it after 2 weeks. And used 2 oz of hops at 60 min. We...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Metsbrew
Too sweet and fruity?

Anyone know why this would taste sweet and fruity? Temps were under 70.
8lbs 2 row
1lb wheat
.5lb crystal 20
Saaz hops
Sa05 yeast

Almost tastes like pineapples and is sweet.
Also we broke...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-28-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Metsbrew
Training

My hops are insisting on growing counter clockwise. At what point will the just grow clockwise? Everyday I have to unwrap them. At what point do I just let them grow?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-31-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Metsbrew
Bottling barley wine

Getting ready to bottle a barley wine that has been sitting in the secondary for 3 months. I'm going to add champagne yeast to help prime since it's such a big beer and it sat so long. Do I need to...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-19-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Metsbrew
mash tun won't seal

i'm upgrading to a 150 quart igloo cooler for double/triple batches. But no matter what I do, it won't seal. Anyone have any suggestions. My 50 quart cooler I had no trouble with.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-18-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Metsbrew
Update... this.morning, day 6 of ferment the blow...

Update... this.morning, day 6 of ferment the blow off tube i added was clogged. Is it possible this thing is still going this hard afted going hard right away, then coming to a complete stop?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Metsbrew
That's the thing, it almost stopped bubbling...

That's the thing, it almost stopped bubbling completely. Then today it almost blows off.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Metsbrew
Confused....

I made a blonde Belgian last Saturday, Og was 1.068. Air lock started bubling by Sunday am, went real hard for A few days until it almost stopped. Just went to check on it and the air lock was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Metsbrew
Tripel cherry

Thinking about making a double batch of trippel and throwing cherries in the secondary of one. Anyone ever try this? Any recommendations?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Metsbrew
Competition results

Got a 41 on our first competition with our Belgian dark ale, but we didn't place. What score usually places? It was in the war of worts in pa.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Metsbrew
ha I guess the question is, what's the best way...

ha I guess the question is, what's the best way to divide it. Making sure you have the same amount of fermentables in each.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Metsbrew
How would I....

With summer coming up, we want do severral different fruit beers. We are currently brewing 10 gal. Batches. We have a 150 quart cooler for our mash tun. My question is, how can we make a 20 gal....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Metsbrew
Who said it wasn't morning? Haha surprisingly...

Who said it wasn't morning? Haha surprisingly it's not too bad. Real hoppy
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Metsbrew
Well here's the whole story, guess I shoulda told...

Well here's the whole story, guess I shoulda told you first. That same night we broke our hydrometer. I guess we drank a little too much homebrew. Anyhow I didnt realize the thermo was broke till...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Metsbrew
What would happen if....

... My thermometer broke and I mashed at 130?
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-13-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Metsbrew
I've tried. When he's hunting, he doesn't hold...

I've tried. When he's hunting, he doesn't hold still enough to take a pic.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-13-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Metsbrew
Odie IPA, feedback wanted

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Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-06-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Metsbrew
Another First Label Thread.. Feedback Please

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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-03-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Metsbrew
Heater went out, cold temp..

I was brewing a double batch ipa, was using 1056 in one and 1272 in the other. After about a week, my heater broke in my basement. It appeared they were both done fermenting, so I wasn't too...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-02-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By Metsbrew
Crazy idea...

Not sure if anyone has tried anything like this before, what if I made I vitamin beer. I'm thinking maybe a wheat beer with flintstone vitamins crushed up in the secondary. Anyone ever tried anything...
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