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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2012, 12:18 PM
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Forum: Extract Brewing 01-09-2012, 12:32 PM
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Views: 395
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Brewed this kit last Spring and kept the...

Brewed this kit last Spring and kept the fermentation temps around 64 degrees. Turned out great with a pretty even blend of Bannana and Clove. This kit was a fan favorite and had everyone begging for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-20-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,478
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1. Pour beer from the bottle 2. Rinse out...

1. Pour beer from the bottle
2. Rinse out bottle
3. Add water to said bottle
4. Jet wash the bottle
5. Let the bottle peacefully rest until needed again
6. Rinse and sanitize before refilling...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-17-2011, 10:14 PM
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Views: 354
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Storage duration on a yeast starter

I made a yeast starter last Saturday with the intention of brewing Sunday. Well that didn't work but I am going to brew tomorrow. The yeast starter has been capped and in the frig since last...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-13-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,306
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I have gone to this approach as well. Each batch...

I have gone to this approach as well. Each batch goes in the bottle for three weeks and then to the Frig they go for at least two days.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-28-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
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I have had very good luck soaking in Oxicleen...

I have had very good luck soaking in Oxicleen Free overnight and removing the labels the next day. I rinse the bottles well and then store until needed. When I need them again I do a quick power...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-21-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By LCTitan
I steep on the stove using one gallon of water...

I steep on the stove using one gallon of water per pound of grain then add that to the 10 gallon pot to due a full boil. I usually start off with about 6.25 gallons. Works well for me and usually...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,169
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If you are stuck without Craftbeer or Homebrew,...

If you are stuck without Craftbeer or Homebrew, Yuengling's is a good beer compared to many out there. I especially enjoy the Black and Tan. Many here in Indiana are hoping to see Yuengling's migrate...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-31-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
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We leave all of our beers in the primary for four...

We leave all of our beers in the primary for four weeks (minimum) and wait three weeks after bottling before we put a couple in the frig to cool down for our first taste test. Works great for us!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
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What I normally do is steep on the stove in my...

What I normally do is steep on the stove in my smaller pot then add the tea to my 10 gallon pot for my full boils that are done outside on my Bilchman burner. I also go with one gallon of water per...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-20-2011, 08:01 PM
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Views: 24,563
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I live in South Bend and am able to get 3 Floyds...

I live in South Bend and am able to get 3 Floyds anytime. I have used the following clone extract recipe and it is really good.

6lb Wheat Dry Extract
1lb Pale Malt
1lb Torrified Wheat
1oz...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,884
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With a Porter I would wait a minumum of 28 days...

With a Porter I would wait a minumum of 28 days in the primary. I have gone out to 6 weeks depending upon the receipe. After bottling wait a minimum of three weeks for them to carb up. (depands on...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-22-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By LCTitan
NB Sierra Madre is a very good kit. That one did...

NB Sierra Madre is a very good kit. That one did not last long in my house.

The minimum time you want to go from bottling to drinking is three weeks at room temps. If you open one early you are...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-16-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 949
Posted By LCTitan
The Brew Pad (heater)

Has anyone used one of these? If so, is it more effective that the Brew Belt?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-16-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By LCTitan
Yeast starter with Wyeast 1056

Made a starter with Wyeast 1056 the other night and I have a question. I made the standard starter and placed it on the stirplate for about 24 hours. The result was a nice brownish/tan milky looking...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-15-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,307
Posted By LCTitan
I have to admit I was wondering the same thing...

I have to admit I was wondering the same thing until I starting using a stir plate. These things are great and it's also fun to watch the cyclone effect inside the flask. In all seriousness...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-15-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,179
Posted By LCTitan
Five gallons in our house usually lasts 6-8...

Five gallons in our house usually lasts 6-8 weeks. I also like switching up beers that include commercial microbrews and homebrews. On average friends and family consume 6 to 12 beers out of the five...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-02-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By LCTitan
If memory serves me correctly when I made this...

If memory serves me correctly when I made this kit it came close in taste to SN Pale Ale. I kept mine in the primary for the five or six week duration and in the bottles for three weeks before...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-01-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By LCTitan
I usually keep my five gallon batch for a about...

I usually keep my five gallon batch for a about month without issue. This usually takes me from brew day through bottling day. In tap water it will turn cloudy very quickly. The cloudiness of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-01-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,316
Posted By LCTitan
+1 on the Full Boils. I believe full boils are by...

+1 on the Full Boils. I believe full boils are by far the best way to go. But, I would go no smaller than a 10 gallon brewpot with with a valve and thermometer. Don't forget the Wort Chiller. Life is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-12-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 24,563
Posted By LCTitan
I will not be doing a full boil for this recipe...

I will not be doing a full boil for this recipe due to pot restrictions. My question is how much water should I start out with to steep the grains? It almost looks like this is mashing rather than...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-12-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 24,563
Posted By LCTitan
I live in South Bend and am able to get 3 Floyds...

I live in South Bend and am able to get 3 Floyds anytime. I have used the following clone extract recipe and it is really good.

6lb Wheat Dry Extract
1lb Pale Malt
1lb Torrified Wheat
1oz...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By LCTitan
+1 on the frozen bottles. Bigger or more bottles...

+1 on the frozen bottles. Bigger or more bottles during the day and smaller or less bottles at night. If you want the fermentation temp of the beer at 68 you will need to keep the water temp down to ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-29-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By LCTitan
Ironically I had a 1056 inflate while on the...

Ironically I had a 1056 inflate while on the inside door of the refrigerator. Made a yeast starter as I always do with my liquid yeast and everything was fine. It's busy eating away in my latest IPA...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-28-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 24,563
Posted By LCTitan
Do you know what the approximate OG and FG should...

Do you know what the approximate OG and FG should be and what size yeast starter is needed? Thanks!
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