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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2014, 10:22 PM
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Posted By bassballboy
Bump to the front page. I'm worried because I'm...

Bump to the front page. I'm worried because I'm about to brew a RIS I then plan to age it with bourbon soaked toasted oak cubes... I hope to avoid this taste!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2014, 03:04 AM
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Posted By bassballboy
KBS Heady Topper Gumballhead

KBS
Heady Topper
Gumballhead
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By bassballboy
stouts have metallic taste?

For some reason this issue has come up when I brew stouts, never any other beers (blondes, IPAs, cream ales).

I brew all grain, SS pot, tap water filtered through an RV filter, and bottle.

The...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-16-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By bassballboy
That makes sense to me, do you try to get it to...

That makes sense to me, do you try to get it to hold at 180? I know 170 is the start of the danger zone

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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-16-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By bassballboy
First time whirlpooling

I've never done the whirlpool hop method, I'm a bit skeptical about losing flavor/aroma by it converting to bitterness, but everything I read says otherwise so I'll jump on the bandwagon. *This...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 01-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,463
Posted By bassballboy
How did this turn out? Sent from my Nexus 5...

How did this turn out?

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By bassballboy
I guess I should have mentioned I'll do this...

I guess I should have mentioned I'll do this aging in the secondary.

Adding yeast in the bottling bucket - will it survive being thrown into 8%+ abv beer? I plan on bottling after roughly 4-5...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-29-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By bassballboy
How long does yeast remain viable in secondary?

I'm considering making a 10 gallon batch in the same vein of Founders Breakfast Stout, splitting it into 5 gallons and do one regular and one aged with oak cubes soaked in bourbon.

Everything I've...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-16-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,610
Posted By bassballboy
Thanks for the detailed write-up! I ordered a...

Thanks for the detailed write-up! I ordered a couple of packets, that sounds like what I'm looking for. I'll report back later with results
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By bassballboy
I will give that a try, thanks!

I will give that a try, thanks!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2013, 03:29 AM
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Views: 390
Posted By bassballboy
2 sparges? Do you mean you spilt up the water...

2 sparges? Do you mean you spilt up the water then? For example if your recipe calls for a 4 gallon sparge you do 2 2 gallon sparges?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By bassballboy
I used this to calculate temps and volumes: ...

I used this to calculate temps and volumes:
http://www.brewheads.com/batch.php

As far as the additives go, I was bagging those on the AG tutorial by John Palmer along with the fact that most of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By bassballboy
Thank you sir, too good to be true

Thank you sir, too good to be true
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By bassballboy
Good point, I won't be investing in a pH meter...

Good point, I won't be investing in a pH meter just yet, I can't justify the cost right now
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By bassballboy
first AG batch sanity check

I'm going to brew my first AG batch tomorrow (finally). *I want to do one last check to make sure I'm checking all of the boxes on the process. *I'll be using a variation of Biermuncher's Centennial...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By bassballboy
I have been doing partial mash and it's been...

I have been doing partial mash and it's been fine, but moving to AG I've been reading that mash pH is very important for conversion etc, so I'd like to be in the right ballpark unless I'm not...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-27-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By bassballboy
What do you think of this stuff? I can't wrap my...

What do you think of this stuff? I can't wrap my head around how they can guarantee 5.2, but maybe there is a way?

http://labelpeelers.com/five-star-52-ph-stabilizer-1-lb-p-3812.html
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-27-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,610
Posted By bassballboy
I think I answered my own question partially, but...

I think I answered my own question partially, but still would like some ester comparison if someone has it..

http://www.rebelbrewer.com/blog/yeast-experiment-american-session/
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-27-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,610
Posted By bassballboy
Mangrove Jack's US West Coast Ale yeast M44 experience?

Anyone have any experience with this yeast? It sounds pretty awesome, like a better version of s-04 in the ester department, but I'm wondering if that is legit.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By bassballboy
I am considering getting a pH meter, I'm a little...

I am considering getting a pH meter, I'm a little concerned about cost though. I did some reading and it sounds fairly expensive to maintain and they don't last long. Given I brew once a month on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By bassballboy
I should have known Yooper would have a great...

I should have known Yooper would have a great write-up on this. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-24-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By bassballboy
Mash pH?

I'm setting up my mash tun right now and am almost ready to try out AG brewing! I've been doing a lot of reading, and I understand that pH is extremely important in all grain. I may invest in some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-21-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By bassballboy
Sounds good, I can use the outside spigot. Thanks!

Sounds good, I can use the outside spigot. Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By bassballboy
Using tap water vs. spring water

I'm considering moving to using tap (I currently use bottled spring water) to save some money and possibly eliminate my current process if it's unnecessary.

Pages 4-5 of this link are the most...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By bassballboy
I was planning on using this methodology: ...

I was planning on using this methodology:
http://www.homebrewing.org/Lagering--Chapter-2-How-to-Lager_ep_57-1.html

I'm using Wyeast 2633 Octoberfest Lager, so I plan to do a large starter, then...
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