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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-12-2013, 11:20 PM
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Posted By naristov
Used their bottles before, never had a problem.

Used their bottles before, never had a problem.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By naristov
I did 1 bean in an Egg Nog Stout in a 2.5 gal...

I did 1 bean in an Egg Nog Stout in a 2.5 gal batch. I boiled it for about 5 minutes, cooled then put it in. I had it in there for two weeks. Beer came out great, didn't really have the nutmeg flavor...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-07-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By naristov
Using Jalapeno tips

I'm going to be making a Jalapeno beer soon. I guess I'm looking for tips to using them.

Its 2.5 gallon batch. I was thinking 2.5 Peppers at flame out and maybe 1 during fermentation.

I was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-06-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By naristov
Airlock activity. I'm going to check gravity...

Airlock activity. I'm going to check gravity reading in a couple of days. I never doubted the yeasties, I just have never had so little activity in a starter before. I wanted to be prepared in case I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By naristov
Well I took an OG reading. 1.074 I...

Well I took an OG reading. 1.074




I followed yeastcalc.com. 1.5L 160g (I think, I don't have my notes at hand) I did use a stir plate. There was minimal yeast cake. For aerateing the wort I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-05-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By naristov
I would go for it. It's not much "harder" to do....

I would go for it. It's not much "harder" to do. The down side is you get less beer, but it also means less bottling (yay!) also it means you can make more batches of beer (yay!).


This is the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By naristov
Question about pitching yeast again.

I think the wyeast smack pack I used had dead yeast. 1) The smack pack didn't well 2) I saw no signs of activity or growth in the starter I made. 3) No airlock activity after I pitched it into my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-05-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By naristov
I might just convert small batch AG

Due to space and stove limitations I have only been brewing extract beers. I did however make a 2.5 gallon AG Eggnog Stout....and boy was that delicious. My extract beers have come out pretty good,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By naristov
Dead yeast question.

Hello guys.

Quick question. I made a 1.5 L starter with 160g of DME and used a wyeast smack pack.

1) I noticed the smack pack didn't swell after 1 hour
2) I put it on a stir plate over night...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By naristov
I will let it sit in the bottle for a little...

I will let it sit in the bottle for a little longer. I just thought it weird that the first bottle I had was only after 2 weeks tasted better than one that was going on 3+ weeks. It doesn't taste...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-10-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By naristov
Fading hops?

I know hops fades over time but this seems REALLY REALLY quick. So I made a Dead Ringer IPA clone from northern brewer about 5 weeks ago bottled it and let it sit for 2 weeks. The first bottle I had...
Forum: General Techniques 11-28-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,365
Posted By naristov
:( I forgot. It's been a weird couple of months...

:( I forgot. It's been a weird couple of months for me, esp in terms of brewing. I have an EggNog stout fermenting as we speak 2 more weeks till bottling.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By naristov
Formula: How much you will enjoy a beer.

British researchers find a formula to figure out how much "enjoyment" a beer will give you.

" Its E = (0.62T2 + 39.2W2 + 62.4P2) + (21.8T + 184.4W + 395.4P + 94.5M - 90.25V) + 50(S + F +...
Forum: General Techniques 10-15-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,365
Posted By naristov
How many did you put in? What were your methods...

How many did you put in? What were your methods (if any) to putting them in? I'm going to bottle before the weekend, I plan to putting aside a few bottles and try different methods out. Keep us...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-12-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By naristov
I go here for my home brewing supplies. It's in...

I go here for my home brewing supplies. It's in Brooklyn though.

http://bitterandesters.com/


Acording to this http://www.nychomebrew.com/homebrew-supply-shops/ the whole foods downtown has...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,122
Posted By naristov
Beer made with Bull Testicles.

A brewery in Colorado is taking a local delicacy to a new level...BEER!

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/bull-testicles-tap-colorado-brewery-article-1.1178412?localLinksEnabled=false
Forum: General Techniques 10-07-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,365
Posted By naristov
I got a bottling day coming up in a 2 weeks, I'm...

I got a bottling day coming up in a 2 weeks, I'm going to set aside a few bottles to experiment with. I'll let you know how it all comes out.
Forum: General Techniques 10-04-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,365
Posted By naristov
I think the recipe says to just drop them in...

I think the recipe says to just drop them in whole. You would probably get more floties if you grind them up.
Forum: General Techniques 10-03-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,365
Posted By naristov
I might try it with a few bottles on my next...

I might try it with a few bottles on my next brew, just to see. My guess the biggest problem would be inconsistencies in carbonation.
Forum: General Techniques 10-03-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,365
Posted By naristov
Raisins for carbonation?

I was reading through some of the recipes in Brooklyn Brew Shop's book for some inspiration on my next brew. I came across a recipe called "Prohibition Ale" and it called for raisins to be put in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-30-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,781
Views: 151,977
Posted By naristov
Shipyards Pumpkinhead - Tastes like spicy apple...

Shipyards Pumpkinhead - Tastes like spicy apple celery.


Little back story: My friend was raving about it ever since he realized fall was around the corner. We went on a pumpkin ale binge for a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-30-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By naristov
Funny brew day disaster with girlfriend.

I live in NYC and have limited space I was unable to brew over the summer due to a lack of an air conditioning where my fermentaters are. I was super excited about making a Pumpkin Ale. I'm not sure...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-29-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,576
Posted By naristov
Don't drink too many home brews while home brewing.

In my drunken excitement about my first Pumpkin Ale, I almost forgot to pitch the yeasties. :drunk: I had to open up my primary again to pitch them. I hope nothing got contaminated because this beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-19-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By naristov
AG to Extract question

I can only do extract brewing. I have this recipe from Brooklyn Brew Shop "Peach Cobbler Ale". 5 Gallon

4 pounds English Pale Ale
3 pounds of Biscuit
1 pound Caramel 15
1 pound Caramel 20
.75...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By naristov
Sorry. I should of clarified. :) she doesn't like...

Sorry. I should of clarified. :) she doesn't like beer. I like beer. I need a place she can pick up a bottle or two
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