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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-19-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 43,371
Posted By drkaeppel
I'm sure my setup is pretty similar to everyone...

I'm sure my setup is pretty similar to everyone else. I put my 10 gallon mash tun on top of a table, then vorlauf and drain first runnings directly into my boil kettle. After adding sparge water, I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-19-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,015
Posted By drkaeppel
I mix StarSan in a spray bottle, which usually...

I mix StarSan in a spray bottle, which usually lasts at least a couple brew days. I run out of StarSan maybe once or twice per year.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By drkaeppel
Midwest Supplies and Austin Homebrew both have...

Midwest Supplies and Austin Homebrew both have reasonable prices. You should check out the vendors list on this site as well.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-01-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,370
Posted By drkaeppel
I don't think you would benefit from a crush much...

I don't think you would benefit from a crush much finer than that. The endosperm from the barley appears to be well separated from the husks and you would likely just be making flour if you went too...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-01-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,370
Posted By drkaeppel
Makes me wish I had a grain mill. Personally,...

Makes me wish I had a grain mill.
Personally, I think all three look very good. I don't see any unbroken husks. The third grind looks to be the finest, which could result in higher efficiency for...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 11-09-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By drkaeppel
I believe I've seen this one, but have not...

I believe I've seen this one, but have not bothered picking up a bottle. Definitely going to have to give it a try :mug:
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 11-04-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By drkaeppel
I highly recommend picking up Boulevard's Tank 7...

I highly recommend picking up Boulevard's Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale.
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-26-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 84,767
Posted By drkaeppel
If anyone here is a fan of mystery or CSI type...

If anyone here is a fan of mystery or CSI type shows, then you need to watch Luther. I enjoyed watching Luther way more than CSI and I would say it's ALMOST as addicting as Dexter .

Now I just...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-25-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 84,767
Posted By drkaeppel
Agreed. I felt like the last 1/4 of the movie...

Agreed. I felt like the last 1/4 of the movie sort of dragged on. Otherwise it was awesome and I still gave it five stars.


This has probably been mentioned before, but Ip Man and Ip Man 2 are...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-08-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By drkaeppel
+1 to b-boy's comment. For what it's worth, I'm...

+1 to b-boy's comment. For what it's worth, I'm an exercise physiology major and that's more or less exactly what we are taught. For strength training, go with about 70-75%% of whatever your Maximum...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By drkaeppel
First of all, your pre-boil gravity will always...

First of all, your pre-boil gravity will always be lower than your post-boil gravity due to evaporation that will occur during the 60+ min boil.

Sounds like you've pretty much got the...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-23-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By drkaeppel
Looks like you got a really good crop for first...

Looks like you got a really good crop for first year!

Enjoy
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-16-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,849
Posted By drkaeppel
I agree that OJ and bacon probably wouldn't fly...

I agree that OJ and bacon probably wouldn't fly with this one. However you could do a breakfast stout with oatmeal, coffee, and perhaps some maple syrup or lactose sugar (milk sugar) added. However,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-13-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By drkaeppel
Easiest cooling method for your fermentors is...

Easiest cooling method for your fermentors is probably to set up a water bath with ice packs. I have been using this method since I started and it has worked well. I can maintain temps in the 65-70F...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 09-10-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By drkaeppel
I used a Cuisinart burr grinder for a few years...

I used a Cuisinart burr grinder for a few years and it way okay. Relatively even grind, but it will clog over time so I would periodically have to clean it out with a knife or chopstick. I think they...
Forum: American Ale 09-09-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 103,443
Posted By drkaeppel
Just an update: I finished bottling this...

Just an update:

I finished bottling this beer about two hours ago. Tastes great, and there were no apparent problems with fermentation. FG was 1.012. The beer was crystal clear and tasted great...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By drkaeppel
Awesome. I'm very interested to see how this...

Awesome. I'm very interested to see how this works out for you. I especially have not heard of using bitter melon or alfalfa for hop replacements. Keep us posted!

Cheers
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,864
Posted By drkaeppel
My entire grain bill was 14.75lb, so 1lb = 6.7%...

My entire grain bill was 14.75lb, so 1lb = 6.7% honey malt.

I've never tried a recipe with 10% honey malt. I imagine it would be a pretty dominant flavor, but with enough hops to balance it out,...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-31-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,571
Posted By drkaeppel
Mine are all stained green from hops. I typically...

Mine are all stained green from hops. I typically just hand wash mine with a bit of dish soap. They don't have any smell at all.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-29-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,864
Posted By drkaeppel
I used a full pound of Honey Malt in an Outer...

I used a full pound of Honey Malt in an Outer Limits IPA (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/biermunchers-outer-limits-ipa-87310/)

One of the best IPAs i have brewed and the Honey Malt was very...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,975
Posted By drkaeppel
+1 to this recipe. One of the best IPAs I've ever...

+1 to this recipe. One of the best IPAs I've ever had. This one is especially good when it is young...flavors dissipated quickly after a month or so in the bottle.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-22-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By drkaeppel
The pumpkin ale I make in the Fall is an AG...

The pumpkin ale I make in the Fall is an AG batch, but you may be able to find a good extract batch on this site. Cider is super easy to do. I highly recommend EdWort's Apfelwein as well. Here is the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By drkaeppel
Check the gravity for 2 or 3 consecutive days. If...

Check the gravity for 2 or 3 consecutive days. If it doesn't change, then it's done fermenting.

I usually let my beers sit for a total of three weeks or so before bottling. This allows the yeast...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By drkaeppel
It's happened to me a few times. Especially with...

It's happened to me a few times. Especially with temps in the low 60's it can take some extra time for fermentation to peter out.
Forum: American Ale 08-20-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 103,443
Posted By drkaeppel
Just brewed a batch of this today, but I forgot...

Just brewed a batch of this today, but I forgot the Munich malt! Brewing otherwise went without a hitch. OG was 1.051. Looking forward to tasting in a month or so :mug:

It was my first time using...
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