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Forum: Mead Forum 02-26-2014, 12:26 PM
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Posted By hokenfloken
Adding hardness to water for meadmaking

Greetings!
I am getting ready to make a batch of orange blossom mead. I have been reading the "What I Learned at NHC" sticky and find the Meadmaker of the Year handout to be extremely helpful. I do...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-09-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By hokenfloken
Thank you very much for all of your opinions....

Thank you very much for all of your opinions. Very good points made here about headspace being filled with CO2, etc. I think I will add a little ascorbic acid for a bit of extra protection and manage...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-08-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By hokenfloken
Newbie Question - Did I ruin my wine during degassing?

Greetings all!

I am an experienced homebrewer (of beer) and I am just now getting into the world of winemaking. I made a Riesling kit from Winexpert and just got to the degassing stage.

After...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-30-2013, 11:27 PM
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Views: 908
Posted By hokenfloken
Beer not sour at 1.003 SG after aging for a month

Greetings All!

I am aging my first sour ale right now. A month ago I brewed a Flanders Sour Pale recipe from an issue of BYO. I did a Flanders style mash and pitched Ardennes Yeast and Roselaire...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-09-2012, 10:31 AM
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Views: 437
Posted By hokenfloken
Adding Yeast When Bottling 1-year-old Brett Beer

Greetings!

I have collected some Belgian bottles and plan to bottle, cork and cage some brett beer I made a year ago. It is a nearly 10% beer. It was fermented with saison yeast for a few days and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-12-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By hokenfloken
Cold-Eeze Wrapper in my boil kettle? Will it taste bad?

Alright. I brewed outside today and it was really windy and snowy. At some point, a Cold-Eeze wrapper must have blown into the boil kettle because it came out of the kettle while I was pouring it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-30-2010, 05:34 PM
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Views: 947
Posted By hokenfloken
Suggested water profile for berliner weisse?

Can anyone suggest a good water profile for a berliner weisse? I've heard water profile can be a big deal with this style so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-30-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,030
Posted By hokenfloken
What ions do you add back in? I'm looking for a...

What ions do you add back in? I'm looking for a water profile that would work nicely with this style.
Forum: General Techniques 05-30-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By hokenfloken
Thanks for the wikipedia link, although I have...

Thanks for the wikipedia link, although I have read it already. I guess my question whether or not any of the salt ions are smaller than 0.1 nm. If they are larger, they will be filtered out. If not,...
Forum: General Techniques 05-30-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By hokenfloken
Does Reverse Osmosis water contain any ions at all?

Greetings! I've been searching the forum for awhile now and I cannot find any definitive answer to this question.

I currently build my water from distilled water and brewing salts. I would like to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-23-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By hokenfloken
Well, I hooked the fish take aerator up and put...

Well, I hooked the fish take aerator up and put the aeration stone to the bottom of the carboy. I couldn't see ANY bubble coming out of the stone so I made the assumption that the pump is just too...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-23-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By hokenfloken
Aeration Methods: Pouring vs. Fish Tank Pump vs. O2

Greetings fellow homebrewers!

I'd like some feedback on my current aeration technique. I built a fish tank aeration system but had no luck with it on my last brewday. I need a stronger pump. So I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-18-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By hokenfloken
What are your thoughts on taking it off the stir...

What are your thoughts on taking it off the stir plate, cooling it and pitching it cold? Would that be better than leaving it running on the stir plate until it's time to pitch?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-18-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By hokenfloken
First Stir Plate Starter Question - No time to decant!

I am brewing today. My starter is krausening away upstairs on my new stir plate. I've been reading various posts about decanting the liquid off the yeast cake after chilling. At this point, the yeast...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-15-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,271
Posted By hokenfloken
Suggested Water Profile for American Stout?

Greetings!

I am brewing an American Stout this weekend. It's the one from Brewing Classic Styles. The recipe looks like this:

OG: 1.072, FG: 1.017, IBU: 73, Color: 45 SRM
15lbs American 2-row,...
Forum: General Techniques 04-11-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By hokenfloken
I would love to be able to dilute my water but I...

I would love to be able to dilute my water but I can't even get a full water profile from my local water plant. The only numbers on the partial report are total hardness, which is through the roof. I...
Forum: General Techniques 04-11-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By hokenfloken
I am interested mainly in being able to target my...

I am interested mainly in being able to target my water profiles specifically to each style off beer I am trying to produce. I am extremely interested in controlling flavors produced by different...
Forum: General Techniques 04-11-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By hokenfloken
Building Water from Distilled - Easy Recipes?

Greetings all!

After reviewing my water report, it has become apparent that it will be a better option for me to build water from distilled rather than modifying my own. I have been playing around...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By hokenfloken
So, under what circumstance have you heard of...

So, under what circumstance have you heard of oxidation occurring? I know it can be caused by hot-side aeration, which I believe is the most common source, correct? Do you have to be pretty careless...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By hokenfloken
Oxidation - Will even a little splashing cause it?

I've done a few batches now and have been VERY careful not the splash my beer for fear of oxidation. I tried adding gelatin to my beer in secondary last night and had to pour it into a carboy by...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-05-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By hokenfloken
I "poured" the gelatin into the carboy with a...

I "poured" the gelatin into the carboy with a funnel. I had a bit of splashing on the surface of the beer. I gently stirred. Did you get any splashing while pouring? If so, did it oxidize the beer?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-04-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By hokenfloken
I thought the idea was to add it to the top so...

I thought the idea was to add it to the top so that it would collect proteins as the gelatin sunk to the bottom?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-04-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By hokenfloken
Using gelatin in secondary when oak cubes are present

I am getting ready to add gelatin to an IPA in secondary. I added dry hops and oak cubes. The oak cubes are floating at the top along with a few bits of hops. Does anyone see any potential issues I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-15-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By hokenfloken
Slow Fermentation at Low Temperatures

I brewed my first AG batch last weekend. I made a 2000ml yeast starter with 1 vial of WLP001. I used 13lbs 2-row, .5lbs crystal 40:, .5lbs white wheat and .5lbs carapils. I brewed outside, cooled the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-13-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By hokenfloken
First Starter Question: Should I somehow add more yeast?

Okay. Here's the deal. I made my first starter last night. I made a 2000ml starter with one vial of WLP001. I shook the vial before I pitched it into the starter. When I opened the vial, some of the...
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