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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2013, 06:12 PM
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Posted By rlodermeier
Just did a final gravity. Beer is at 1.012. Tat...

Just did a final gravity. Beer is at 1.012. Tat is much lower than I hoped for.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2013, 05:58 PM
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All I have done is higher OG since that is what I...

All I have done is higher OG since that is what I like. I have been at 63% for all my brews. I have not calibrated it. I floated it in a tube of Dsani bottled water and it read .900. It it helps,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2013, 05:43 PM
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Posted By rlodermeier
3 different brews, all are 1.070 OG

Can this be real? I did 2 IPA's with majority 2-Row but completely different hop profiles. All additions grains were completely different. The third was a Scotch boiled for 90 and obviously...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2013, 04:53 PM
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Posted By rlodermeier
I am now on my fifth batch and one thing I have...

I am now on my fifth batch and one thing I have learned is if the yeast activates, all is good.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By rlodermeier
I am just going to let it run its course. The...

I am just going to let it run its course. The yeast seems to still be working a tiny bit; so, it will sit until there is no more signs of life. I did my first All Grain this weekend. My efficiency...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2013, 04:26 PM
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Posted By rlodermeier
Shift Pale Lager is by far the worst I have ever...

Shift Pale Lager is by far the worst I have ever had. That will be the first beer I ever give anyone that I do not want to start drinking beer. I had to throw it away, I could not even give it to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By rlodermeier
So a recap so far... 1) I moved my batches from...

So a recap so far...
1) I moved my batches from outside to the inside where it is a consistent 65-70 degrees

2) I gently stirred both batches in hops to get the yeast hopping around again

3) I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2013, 04:09 PM
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Posted By rlodermeier
Is distilled like Dasani or something? I have...

Is distilled like Dasani or something? I have that an tap around the house. The Dasani reads in at 1.001
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By rlodermeier
I do have an airlock for primary; but, not on...

I do have an airlock for primary; but, not on secondary. I will just get airlocks for all of my buckets so I do not have to deal with it. Then I always know.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By rlodermeier
I just slowly stirred both batches and decided to...

I just slowly stirred both batches and decided to bring them in the house since I know our home stays around 65-70 constantly. Lot see what happens. I the Imperial still needs time, I guess the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2013, 03:59 PM
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Posted By rlodermeier
Ok. If I under-pitched why did the recipe only...

Ok. If I under-pitched why did the recipe only call for one packet of the Wyeast? How can I know how much yeast to use? Is their a Malt weight to yeast ratio that I am not aware of? Tank you so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2013, 03:55 PM
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Posted By rlodermeier
I have been fermenting in the garage. I figured...

I have been fermenting in the garage. I figured that would be best; but the highs and lows have been around 48-65. I will stick them both in the sun today. Don't know if this matters but the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By rlodermeier
Just so everyone knows, the beer came very nice...

Just so everyone knows, the beer came very nice besides being impatient and doing a little extra sampling through the process so I could identify what I am getting out of the different stages. I was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By rlodermeier
High Gravity

Hy Folks,
I am sure this has been covered before; but, I could not find it using search so here it goes...

I have brewed 3 batches and starting my fourth today. Sadly, both my IPA's (one in...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-10-2013, 05:57 PM
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Posted By rlodermeier
Hop Growing in Western Washington

Now I know that on the east side the mountains hops can be easily grown. I have done some research on this topic; but, it is pretty old so I figured I would gather some new perspective.

Can hops...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rlodermeier
Yes. Ice bath and Fridge will be my next choice....

Yes. Ice bath and Fridge will be my next choice. Or I just might toss it in my chest freezer for a little bit! I do not know why I did not think of all these things. I think I was too damn tired...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By rlodermeier
Thanks for the dry hopping tip. The brew store...

Thanks for the dry hopping tip. The brew store just said 1 week, dry hop, wait another week, and bottle. This is why I came to this forum. Getting experience advise from experienced brewers will...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By rlodermeier
I guess I over-exaggerated a bit about being...

I guess I over-exaggerated a bit about being sick. I think my wort was at around 85-90F. It was so damn late for me (since my bed time is 8pm on weeknights) I did not even consider placing the wort...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By rlodermeier
Cool. My plan was to dry hop it in a week; then,...

Cool. My plan was to dry hop it in a week; then, do nothing to it until the 2 week marker and the bubbling stops. It is my first brew so I do not expect excellence, I just wanted some piece of mind...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By rlodermeier
Did I blow my beer?

ok folks, just made my first brew. took about 6 hours since i had trouble getting temps up (dis not place on high, he he). Had a pair of boil overs but nothing serious. Once i finished my 4th hop...
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