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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-24-2011, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Bigbens6
I think centennial blond is the winner

I think centennial blond is the winner
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-24-2011, 01:01 AM
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Posted By Bigbens6
Thanks man, i can look around in there and get...

Thanks man, i can look around in there and get some ideas.... thanks for the links too
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-24-2011, 01:00 AM
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Posted By Bigbens6
Link?

Link?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-24-2011, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Bigbens6
I have a TON of Pilsner DME, I do not want to...

I have a TON of Pilsner DME, I do not want to make a pilsner, i want to make a quality blonde ale that wally can drink one or two of and enjoy himself....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-24-2011, 12:36 AM
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Posted By Bigbens6
needs to be bottled and taste tested by me by...

needs to be bottled and taste tested by me by june 1
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-24-2011, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Bigbens6
Blonde Ale

Forgive me if this is the wrong forums for this.
My sister is getting married and asked if i would brew a beer fro their wedding just to have something special... her soon to be husband is the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-28-2009, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Bigbens6
I'm a believer in partial mash

DSo I cracked my first PM IPA last night....

1 week primary
10 days dry hopped secondary
3 weeks bottles
and it is AMAZING.... I am blown away at how good it is, it has that fit and finish...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-28-2009, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Bigbens6
So really the key methodology is to shak, settle,...

So really the key methodology is to shak, settle, decant/pour off 3 or 4 times and then freeze with glycerin and as little water as possible... I think I got it wrong the first time here but I have a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-27-2009, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Bigbens6
I plan on freezing with glycerine no worries, I'm...

I plan on freezing with glycerine no worries, I'm more concerned about freezing with other sediment and if it will hurt anything...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-27-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Bigbens6
The consequences of freezing what I currently...

The consequences of freezing what I currently have would be? I guess I can suspend and decant to other containers, do I NEED to add more water when resuspending?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-27-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Bigbens6
First time yeast washing, question!

OK, so i added my boiled and cooler water to my primary after racking off the brew. Let it settle, poured into my 4 2oz containers, this is what it looks like,

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Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-20-2009, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Bigbens6
Well i did a ~1 liter starter with whitelabs...

Well i did a ~1 liter starter with whitelabs claifornial ale yeast, liquid OFC. I used 5 cups water (trying to account for boil off) and 1 cup light DME, boiled, cooled to room temp while the yeast...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-18-2009, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Bigbens6
My biggest concern is WHAT to make it in, I'm not...

My biggest concern is WHAT to make it in, I'm not sure I have a suitable vessel right now, gonna have to look around I guess, but one way or another I gotta get it going tonight!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-18-2009, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Bigbens6
1st starter

Making my first starter tomrrow night with a whitelab ale yeast. Questions for clarification, for an ipa predicted at 1.055sg how big a starter do i need, 1 liter, 2?

Second, WHAT do you make...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-07-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bigbens6
The lack of a starter is nice, the limit in how...

The lack of a starter is nice, the limit in how many strains you can get dry is kind of frustrating, but then the majors are availibe in liquid or dry, it just depends on how precise you want to be!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2009, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Bigbens6
i tried moose drool when i went to mall of...

i tried moose drool when i went to mall of america, gooood brew! i may make this for my nextr brown ale!! I too am partial mashing in a cooler, thanks for be soo specific on strike temps and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2009, 12:31 AM
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Posted By Bigbens6
wont 175 net me some tannens? Or is it too litte...

wont 175 net me some tannens? Or is it too litte too fast to worry about, thanks for the post it makes me feel a lil better, and it was only 2lbs base malt
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2009, 12:11 AM
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Posted By Bigbens6
Did i mess up my first mini mash?!?!

So i went with this method: Menu In Progress: Partial Mash Brewing and an IPA Recipe Modeled After Blind Pig (http://menuinprogress.com/2009/02/partial-mash-brewing-and-ipa-recipe.html)

I put in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By Bigbens6
But if I am using 100% dme in a mini mash then I...

But if I am using 100% dme in a mini mash then I would be ok yes as not all of my fermentables will be from dme
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-30-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By Bigbens6
I got offered a 50lb bag of pilsner DME for $119,...

I got offered a 50lb bag of pilsner DME for $119, i will not only brew pilsners and plan to exclusively partial mash, is this a bland/basic enough extract to scoop up and use in just about anything...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By Bigbens6
oops my bad, sorry dude... So it seems like...

oops my bad, sorry dude...

So it seems like there is little risk, i am not saying i will only ever use light DME/LME but if i am unsure it seems the safest bet....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By Bigbens6
Is thre any point to not buying Light DME

So the more and more i read it seems like if i am gonna partial mash, or even extract with steeping grains im prolly gonna use 100% light LME/DME can anyone give me a reason to use anything else?!?!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Bigbens6
so if i am reading right... i aerate the hell out...

so if i am reading right... i aerate the hell out of my wort, my buddy doesn't aerate at all, hit fermentation kicks of in like 4 hours, mine takes a day normally, but if i am reading right mine will...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-22-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Bigbens6
fair enough, i have seen alot of 2 row and pale,...

fair enough, i have seen alot of 2 row and pale, pilsner makes snese, never seen any 6 rom, i guess i can check the bjcp guide too and its list of grains by style!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-21-2009, 11:46 PM
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Views: 590
Posted By Bigbens6
Thanks, i had a feeling specialty grains were...

Thanks, i had a feeling specialty grains were treated differently, but i needed confirmation so that makes sense, so given i am relatively new to this partial mash thing, can someone gimme a list of...
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