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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-07-2014, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Horseflesh
I do let the wort sit in a pot at ambient...

I do let the wort sit in a pot at ambient temperature as I finish with the mash.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-07-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Horseflesh
DCP, glad to hear it. Like I said the beer tastes...

DCP, glad to hear it. Like I said the beer tastes fine so maybe it isn't a problem. I am not trying to hit numbers for a competition.

I'm using BeerSmith's default values for grain to water......
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-04-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Horseflesh
Nope, no added sugars. I guess I will just...

Nope, no added sugars.

I guess I will just double-check all my instruments and try not to worry about it. The beer's fine. :)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-04-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Horseflesh
I mash at 152F for 60 minutes, always. ...

I mash at 152F for 60 minutes, always.

(Until I was researching this topic today I didn't even realize that mash temperature altered the fermentability of the sugars in the wort... pretty cool.)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Horseflesh
My thermometer is a Thermapen, and it's been...

My thermometer is a Thermapen, and it's been recently verified in boiling water so that probably isn't it.

I've also had the problem across 2 hydrometers--though I have to admit I have never...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Horseflesh
Apparent attenuation much higher than expected, why?

I recently made a sorta-kinda-clone of Raging Bitch Belgian IPA. The apparent attenuation came out around 10% higher than expected, at 85%.

OG: 1.073
FG: 1.011
AG mash temp: 152F
Apparent: 85%...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-10-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Horseflesh
Unsolicited reference from a passer-by: I...

Unsolicited reference from a passer-by:

I recently bought a commercial-style chamber vacuum sealer for my home kitchen, because that's the kind of guy I am. I did a LOT of research on the cheapest...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,720
Posted By Horseflesh
IslandLizard, any update on your version of the...

IslandLizard, any update on your version of the Raging B recipe?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By Horseflesh
I could use a pointer to an AG recipe similar to Hoppy Bitch IPA

I need to brew a batch of IPA for a family function, and Hoppy Bitch was specifically named as a desirable target.

Unfortunately, there's only one clone recipe...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By Horseflesh
I ended up with Beer Smith and have been getting...

I ended up with Beer Smith and have been getting closer to the numbers every time. Every batch, even the first, has turned out OK though even if the numbers weren't spot on. It has also tasted a lot...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-12-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By Horseflesh
You are totally right, you can do it yourself,...

You are totally right, you can do it yourself, and I often do. In fact, I did for my first SV rig. It even cost $0 (sort of) because I already had everything on hand.

But I decided to spend the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-12-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By Horseflesh
How can you build a RIMS tube with PID for $200?

How can you build a RIMS tube with PID for $200?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-11-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By Horseflesh
I actually went in for one, because I love to...

I actually went in for one, because I love to cook, and somehow did not consider the homebrew applications. I wonder how fast it will heat water...

Wait, this can be done with math!
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-26-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 215,763
Posted By Horseflesh
The McCormick "Vanilla Butter Nut" flavor is...

The McCormick "Vanilla Butter Nut" flavor is pretty good, and I used it in last year's pumpkin ale with good success.

Their standalone fake butter flavor might be good too, if it's made with the...
Forum: Specialty Beer 08-12-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,041
Posted By Horseflesh
I hope it works out for you! I need to...

I hope it works out for you!

I need to adjust this recipe for all-grain so I'm ready to brew as soon as sugar pumpkins hit the store...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-01-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,689
Posted By Horseflesh
That's very kind of you, thanks! PM on the way....

That's very kind of you, thanks! PM on the way. And use-enco.com is awesome! I searched for "rigid coupler" and easily found the sort of part that I knew had to exist, but didn't know how to describe...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-01-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,689
Posted By Horseflesh
A $20 pump would be interesting if you have a...

A $20 pump would be interesting if you have a link to one you know is good.

I'm just making the transition to AG and getting by with a gravity system. In general I hate and mistrust plumbing so I...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-01-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,689
Posted By Horseflesh
That's very helpful, thanks! kombat, that...

That's very helpful, thanks!

kombat, that $100 plate chiller needs a $150 pump too, and it all needs to get cleaned.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-31-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,689
Posted By Horseflesh
I've spent a few minutes looking for some kind of...

I've spent a few minutes looking for some kind of cheap overhead stirrer gadget but everything I have found is heavy duty, like for construction or lab use, and priced accordingly.

If anyone...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 87,471
Posted By Horseflesh
5 gallons of wheat ale with biscuit malt,...

5 gallons of wheat ale with biscuit malt, cinnamon, and vanilla. We will add 9 lbs of white peaches to the bucket after the first week. Yeast is Wyeast 1450, "Denny's Favorite," which is our new...
Forum: Specialty Beer 07-29-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,041
Posted By Horseflesh
According to my notes, it came out at 4.7% and I...

According to my notes, it came out at 4.7% and I got 73% attenuation, about right for that yeast. I am sure you could modify the recipe to make it bigger.

I've recently become a fan of Wyeast...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-02-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 38,075
Posted By Horseflesh
If you find another cooler that seems to be the...

If you find another cooler that seems to be the right size and price, see if you can download the manual. If it has a wiring diagram showing the thermostat, you can probably bypass it in the same way...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 87,471
Posted By Horseflesh
5G of American wheat ale with honey, honey malt,...

5G of American wheat ale with honey, honey malt, and ginger. It's my first AG batch.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-23-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By Horseflesh
That looks really nice. I came by to post my DIY...

That looks really nice. I came by to post my DIY stir plate, which looks like crap but has the benefit of being made entirely from junk I had laying around.

http://imgur.com/a/BRXXD
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-16-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By Horseflesh
OH. Duh. That makes perfect sense. Thanks guys....

OH. Duh. That makes perfect sense. Thanks guys. :)

I think I need to invest in Beersmith.
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