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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-15-2012, 09:16 PM
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Posted By ejyoung
Too many hops on hand - suggestions welcome!

I am planning on brewing an IPA tomorrow. 5.5 gallon batch. I'm keeping the grain simple on this one - I think I tried to do too much with it in past IPA attempts.

12 lbs 2 row
1.25 lbs crystal...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-21-2012, 07:01 PM
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Posted By ejyoung
I ended up ordering the CDN one. I'll report...

I ended up ordering the CDN one. I'll report back on how it goes.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-21-2012, 03:50 PM
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Posted By ejyoung
Anyone have this digital thermometer?

I need a new thermometer and was thinking about the thermapen but I saw talk about waiting to see a CDN rival to a thermapen. I'm assuming this is the rival:
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Forum: Brew Science 05-20-2012, 01:57 PM
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Views: 259,140
Posted By ejyoung
Cool, thank you. So I'd be alright using RO...

Cool, thank you. So I'd be alright using RO water and adding the chloride? So if I'm mashing with 6.5 gallons of water I'd add a little over a tsp?

And I read this primer after I got all my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2012, 01:47 PM
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Posted By ejyoung
I swear at the end of the podcast they were...

I swear at the end of the podcast they were talking about how he dropped the yeast and added the first dry hop 3 days after. He talked about being worried about the attenuation doing that but it...
Forum: Brew Science 05-20-2012, 01:00 AM
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Posted By ejyoung
I'm brewing a DIPA tomorrow and would like to...

I'm brewing a DIPA tomorrow and would like to work on the water for it. From what I gather, I need hard water that is high in hardness and low in alkalinity, especially to get the type of DIPA I'm...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2012, 12:48 AM
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Posted By ejyoung
I definitely always use a bag for the kettle hops...

I definitely always use a bag for the kettle hops and dry hops. I will look at cutting down the days of dry hop. Thanks!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2012, 12:47 AM
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Posted By ejyoung
I'm shooting for 5.5 gallons but it does look...

I'm shooting for 5.5 gallons but it does look like I am going over the 68-72 IBU Rager just with the 60 and 20 min according to the hop bitterness tool on Beersmith. That's the range for Citra...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-19-2012, 10:12 PM
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Views: 646
Posted By ejyoung
Thoughts/Help on Hop Schedule for DIPA

I'm brewing a DIPA tomorrow and this is the grain I have (5.5 gal batch)

13.8# 2-row (81%)
14.4oz Munich (5.3%)
13oz Crystal 20 (4.7%)
12oz Cara-pils (4.5%)
6oz wheat malt (2.2%)
6oz honey...
Forum: Stout 03-12-2012, 05:40 PM
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Posted By ejyoung
Brewed this yesterday as a partigyle. The stout...

Brewed this yesterday as a partigyle. The stout went pretty well, though I was looking a little low based on refractometer readings so I added a little extract at the end of the boil to bump it up. ...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By ejyoung
Think it will be okay sitting in the bucket vs...

Think it will be okay sitting in the bucket vs carboy though? Or do I need yet another carboy?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-25-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By ejyoung
I ordered it from Princeton Homebrew (described...

I ordered it from Princeton Homebrew (described on the ECY facebook). No shipping during the summer unfortunately.

Do Brett beers develop better in bulk though? Or will aging in the bottle...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-25-2011, 07:16 PM
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Views: 1,292
Posted By ejyoung
I asked Al at ECY and he said as long as it is...

I asked Al at ECY and he said as long as it is under 1.01 it should be fine to bottle. Do you think different? I will test it again before I bottle (and I know brett goes slow), but it sounds like...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-25-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By ejyoung
Question on a Brett Saison

I brewed a saison 4 weeks ago today and used the East Coast Yeast Farm House saison blend (saison yeast/brett) to ferment. I checked the gravity last week and it was down to 1.006 so I know I am...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2010, 03:13 AM
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Views: 745
Posted By ejyoung
What kind of pond pump are you using? I'm...

What kind of pond pump are you using? I'm looking for a faster way to cool my wort as well.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-26-2010, 09:04 PM
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Posted By ejyoung
I used this method today for a Winter Welcome...

I used this method today for a Winter Welcome clone and hit 75% efficiency - right on my 1.071 OG that Beer Smith estimated. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 09-11-2010, 09:26 PM
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Posted By ejyoung
This recipe sounds great, but unfortunately I'm...

This recipe sounds great, but unfortunately I'm still doing extract with specialty grain. Would I be able to convert this one and do it that way?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By ejyoung
I would have to increase the DME amount if I...

I would have to increase the DME amount if I don't use the crystal, right?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2010, 08:18 PM
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Views: 1,086
Posted By ejyoung
Excellent info. Thanks. I'm going to the LHBS...

Excellent info. Thanks. I'm going to the LHBS after work, so I'll just get a little more hops than called for. The recipe calls for whole hops - is there any reason I couldn't use pellet instead?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By ejyoung
Okay, that is what I was doing in there. It was...

Okay, that is what I was doing in there. It was something like 5oz East Kent and 3oz Saaz based on the IBU and AA% given in the recipe. That seemed like quite a large jump to me.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2010, 04:52 PM
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Posted By ejyoung
Please do report on it. I'm very curious as I...

Please do report on it. I'm very curious as I love Nutella as well.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2010, 04:26 PM
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Views: 1,086
Posted By ejyoung
Thanks a lot. That's about what I came up with...

Thanks a lot. That's about what I came up with for the extract. I will have to do a partial as it's a little hot here to go outside for a full boil. When I plugged in 3.5 gallon boil into Beer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By ejyoung
All-grain to extract conversion help needed

I'm planning to brew my third batch on Monday, but I need some help converting the recipe I found to extract with specialty grain. It's a La Chouffe clone (though a little dark I think). I tried...
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