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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,843
Posted By Chad
Of course it is. I never suggested otherwise. I...

Of course it is. I never suggested otherwise. I did say, however, that the over-long lag phase was a sign of less than ideal fermentation conditions and would lead to beer that will most likely be...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,843
Posted By Chad
Are you genuinely suggesting that Chris White --...

Are you genuinely suggesting that Chris White -- of White Labs, one of the largest brewing yeast suppliers in the world -- is mistaken about yeast life cycles? Or that Greg Noonan and George Fix...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,843
Posted By Chad
I'm going to disagree here. If you don't have...

I'm going to disagree here. If you don't have signs of fermentation after 36 hours, something is wrong. Yes, it can indeed take up to 72 hours for fermentation to begin. That is absolutely true. It...
Forum: Introductions 07-23-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 36
Posted By Chad
Hey, glad to have you here! There are a lot of NC...

Hey, glad to have you here! There are a lot of NC brewers on HBT.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-21-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By Chad
To answer the actual question: Yes, you'll be...

To answer the actual question: Yes, you'll be fine leaving the beer on the yeast that long, especially at lager temperatures. I doubt you'll need to filter at that point, especially if you've...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-09-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Chad
If you have a 5 gallon round cooler, 4.5 gallons...

If you have a 5 gallon round cooler, 4.5 gallons won't fit. Remember that your grain has absorbed 1.5 gallons of water, filling a lot more space in the mash tun than the dry grain did. About the most...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-09-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Chad
Nope. If you mash with 3.9 gallons and sparge...

Nope. If you mash with 3.9 gallons and sparge with 3 gallons you'll end up with 5.4 gallons of wort in the kettle.

Grain absorbs approximately .125 gallons of water per pound. For your 12.5 pounds...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By Chad
I usually ferment Nottingham in the low 60s and...

I usually ferment Nottingham in the low 60s and get very clean, crisp beers.
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-05-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,212
Posted By Chad
Not entirely true. You are right in that there is...

Not entirely true. You are right in that there is no starch conversion from steeping because there is no base grain providing diastatic power, but crystal/caramel malts are "pre-mashed" as it were,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-05-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By Chad
Is it too bitter or too hoppy, i.e. too much hop...

Is it too bitter or too hoppy, i.e. too much hop flavor and aroma? If it is too bitter a little salt with smooth it out. Try a pinch of salt in a glass of the beer and see if that does any good. If...
Forum: General Techniques 04-05-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Chad
You can rack to a secondary and use gelatin or...

You can rack to a secondary and use gelatin or isinglass. I'm more familiar with gelatin, which usually clears the beer in a couple of days. Otherwise, lagering alone will do the trick in time.

If...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-05-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Chad
I don't know how many times we've suggested this,...

I don't know how many times we've suggested this, but if Charley Talley at Five Star doesn't start making "Don't Fear the Foam" t-shirts, I'm going to. It's too good an opportunity to pass up.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 04-05-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Chad
One thing to be aware of if you are using the...

One thing to be aware of if you are using the type of vertical, hand cranked stuffer sold by The Sausage Maker, Grizzly (for considerably less money...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-05-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chad
One thing to consider, are we talking about...

One thing to consider, are we talking about bottled beer or kegged? I like Newcastle but will only drink the canned version. The bottled version is invariably skunked. And whatever Miller's faults...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 34,417
Posted By Chad
Interesting. I was under the impression that...

Interesting. I was under the impression that Miller didn't actually use hop pellets or cones but instead used a a hop extract called Tetra Hop. Note the mention of increased head retention.

From...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,808
Posted By Chad
Most of mine are better than many of the craft...

Most of mine are better than many of the craft beers I've tried. Some of my beers have been failures or at least didn't come out the way I wanted. All part of the learning and experimentation...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-02-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Chad
Excellent fermentation schedule. Should produce a...

Excellent fermentation schedule. Should produce a very crisp, clean lager. When you raise the temperature, CO2 starts coming out of solution, leading to airlock bubbling. That's most likely what you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-02-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Chad
It would probably work pretty darn well with...

It would probably work pretty darn well with kolsch yeast if you have a way to ferment on the cooler side, say 60 to 62 or so. Do you have a way to put your fermentor in a water bath and keep it...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-02-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 687
Posted By Chad
A) Congrats on being a successful brewer...

A) Congrats on being a successful brewer stand-in.

B) While I'm not going to stand in line to try kumis, let's not forget, folks, that there is a LOT of fermentation accomplished with lactic acid...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-02-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Chad
If you are curious, this is the Vienna lager that...

If you are curious, this is the Vienna lager that is currently in the fridge. It creates a cerveza-style Vienna lager much like a Negra Modelo but a little richer. Note that the grain bill is nearly...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-02-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Chad
Any German/Austrian noble hop -- Hallertaur,...

Any German/Austrian noble hop -- Hallertaur, Tettnang, Spalt, Saaz -- or their equivalents, like Mt. Hood, Crystal, Perle, Hersbrucker, Liberty, Tradition, et al. Looks like you've got the makings of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-02-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 19,214
Posted By Chad
By "personality to be on TV" do you mean, "Like...

By "personality to be on TV" do you mean, "Like Billy Mays or the ShamWow guy," because I find him that grating. Of course, Billy Mays and the ShamWow guy sold a lot of freaking product, so maybe...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-28-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,632
Posted By Chad
Watch this news story. Contaminated Beer Lines...

Watch this news story. Contaminated Beer Lines Found at Popular Pubs (http://www.wkyc.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=177786). It's eye opening. I've started cleaning my lines a lot more often.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By Chad
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This Either the...

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This

Either the Centennial Blonde or, even better, read the Cream of Three Crops (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f62/cream-three-crops-cream-ale-66503/) recipe and thread. It...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-22-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By Chad
They (ThermoWorks) will repair broken Thermapens....

They (ThermoWorks) will repair broken Thermapens. My original Thermapen started acting wonky then died a couple of years ago. The repair was only about $20 as I recall. Give them a call or drop them...
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