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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-15-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By hopbrad
i mostly brew IPA's, Pale ales, stouts, brown...

i mostly brew IPA's, Pale ales, stouts, brown ales, ambers and s-05 is my go to yeast for that. occassionaly will use s-04 as well. but i live in a warm climate and s-04 can get off if something goes...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-15-2014, 01:29 PM
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Views: 8,250
Posted By hopbrad
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-09-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By hopbrad
so i poured it back into a fermenter(gently)...

so i poured it back into a fermenter(gently) added some champagne yeast and more sugar...a combo of LME and table sugar. the gravity went up 6 points from 1.014 to 1.020. i left it for 12 days and...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-08-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 103,902
Posted By hopbrad
only using 1 liter bottles may be the issue. i...

only using 1 liter bottles may be the issue. i use two 1 gallon jugs, usually old motts bottles. then once the wort gets in the mid 60's (which takes me about 24 hours) i then switch out 1 of the...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 06-28-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By hopbrad
Kombucha help

My wife is interested in brewing Kombucha for the first time.

she has the following ready to start a batch up this week:
scoby, black tea, sugar, water and a 1 gallon jug.

i brew beer so i...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-26-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By hopbrad
my house temp is around 75-80 degrees, so i dont...

my house temp is around 75-80 degrees, so i dont believe its a temp issue.
throughout the 11 weeks, ive turned the bottles upside down to swirl the yeast back into suspension
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-25-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By hopbrad
no carbonation...how about this idea

i brewed a dubbel with WLP 530
SG 1.080
FG 1.014
8.6%

its been bottled for 11 weeks now and still no carbonation.
My thoughts are gently pour them back into a primary, add some champagne...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 22,110
Posted By hopbrad
that is good info. i will definately be adding...

that is good info. i will definately be adding raw wheat more often then. it is very cheap at the market.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,262
Posted By hopbrad
i made a saison about 2 months ago and reserved a...

i made a saison about 2 months ago and reserved a gallon for a jamaica tea addition at bottling time. next time i will use some more jamaica flowers. barely a hint or tartness but it goes very well...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-20-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 22,110
Posted By hopbrad
yea, it was a partial mash with the DME in it to...

yea, it was a partial mash with the DME in it to help convert any starches, i also included raw wheat in it, after i boiled it. sort of a cereal mash too. i seemed to have gotten about 5 points out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-20-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 22,110
Posted By hopbrad
Congrats! that is awesome! just liked the page. ...

Congrats! that is awesome! just liked the page.

i brewed a saison in early may, and added jamaica to a gallon of it. There is a hint of tartness, champagne like. but it goes well with the saison...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By hopbrad
it is quicker than s-05. it is most likely still...

it is quicker than s-05. it is most likely still fermenting but the bulk of it is over. is there still krausen? what are your ferm temps?
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 05-31-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,262
Posted By hopbrad
belle saison is a beast for sure. i brewed a...

belle saison is a beast for sure. i brewed a saison 1.050 went down to 1.000 in 5 days. first time using this yeast. i kept it at 70 for the first day then let it go to room temp (80+) for 3 weeks. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-13-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By hopbrad
i just bottled a saison today after a 3 week...

i just bottled a saison today after a 3 week primary. i took about a gallon of it and added some hibiscus tea i brewed to test it out. i took 1/4 oz in a cup of water, brought to a boil then let it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-27-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 82,358
Posted By hopbrad
gravity sample 1.003 after 8 days. notes: ...

gravity sample 1.003 after 8 days.
notes:
aroma has a touch of funk but is overpowered with the classic clove/banana/wheat beer thing.
taste is a little hot upfront. but zero spiciness. which i...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-20-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 82,358
Posted By hopbrad
are people pitching 2 packets or 1? i just...

are people pitching 2 packets or 1? i just realized that the suggested amount is 2 packets for a 5 gallon batch?
i brewed 4 gallons yesterday, OG 1.052. i do have another packet in the fridge if...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By hopbrad
so i did this and my OG came in at 1.053. looks...

so i did this and my OG came in at 1.053. looks like i got 5 points out of it.
my recipe was for a 4.25 gallon brew.

1.5 lbs of raw wheat
4 lbs light DME
.5 lb cane sugar
also steeped 3 oz...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-15-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By hopbrad
i was hoping to do that but i used up all my...

i was hoping to do that but i used up all my simcoe and galaxy in the boil. im a big fan of the 2.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-14-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By hopbrad
i did an IPA with galaxy and simcoe on the 15, 5,...

i did an IPA with galaxy and simcoe on the 15, 5, 0 mark and magnum for the bittering. then dry hopped with cascade. turned out so good. perfect for my tastes. citrus, piney flavor. tropical and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By hopbrad
Belgian Recipe...too much sugar?

i guess this falls into a dubbel category. wondering if i used too much sugar tho...please critique

4.5 gallons after boil off:

Fermentables
3 lbs light DME
3 lbs of dark LME
2 lbs of table...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By hopbrad
awesome, thank you, will give this a go sometime...

awesome, thank you, will give this a go sometime in the next week!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-03-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By hopbrad
cereal mash critique

i was at the local market and noticed wheat berries all over. 5lbs for $1 so i bought some.
My question is about cereal mash and my technique below. Do you have to put base malt in the cereal mash...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By hopbrad
hops are antimicrobial and used to help keep...

hops are antimicrobial and used to help keep things from spoiling, so it should just be the hop oils, i wouldnt worry about it unless it smells/tastes weird.
ive noticed an oily layer on many of my...
Forum: Cider 04-01-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 629,486
Posted By hopbrad
i tried my first s-04 bottle this week. 3 week...

i tried my first s-04 bottle this week. 3 week primary, 3 week bottle. It had a little off taste on the backend, but nice apple/champagne flavor upfront. i think a month or 2 of bottle aging and it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-31-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 22,110
Posted By hopbrad
nice on getting it down to 1.012. the malt...

nice on getting it down to 1.012.
the malt flavor is fine. I made a pale ale and an IPA with only the malt, no specialty grains. I have never done that before with other DME's so I have nothing to...
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