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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By kombat
It's my understanding that "Appearance" only...

It's my understanding that "Appearance" only counts for 3 points (out of 50). So if your colour was off, but you had the right level of head retention, lacing, clarity, etc., then you'd still get at...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By kombat
Doh! Should've checked which forum this was in. ...

Doh! Should've checked which forum this was in. :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By kombat
Just a minor correction here, steeping grains...

Just a minor correction here, steeping grains provide sugar, not starch. The difference with steeping/specialty grains (as opposed to base grains) is that the starches have already been converted to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-17-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By kombat
When you say you "got it out," do you mean you...

When you say you "got it out," do you mean you got it out of the refrigerator? That is, had you been cold-crashing the beer?

If so, then you have nothing to worry about. The bubbles you see...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,585
Posted By kombat
BJCP competitions judge beers based on adherence...

BJCP competitions judge beers based on adherence to traditional styles. It's a competition to see who can make the best, most perfect example of each recognized style. If judging discarded those...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By kombat
Heck no, not too late. Brew tonight (July 16),...

Heck no, not too late. Brew tonight (July 16), give it 2 weeks to completely ferment, then cold-crash for a day (on July 30), then add gelatin the next day (July 31), then rack it to a keg on August...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,585
Posted By kombat
Yes, of course, my mistake, I should've mentioned...

Yes, of course, my mistake, I should've mentioned this exception.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,585
Posted By kombat
The judges do not get to see your labeling while...

The judges do not get to see your labeling while judging. They know nothing about your beer except what category it's supposed to fit into. They taste it, and using their own expertise and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2014, 09:02 PM
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Posted By kombat
Looks normal to me too.

Looks normal to me too.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-15-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,710
Posted By kombat
Just checked my spreadsheet. I'm at 145 gallons...

Just checked my spreadsheet. I'm at 145 gallons so far for 2014.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-15-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By kombat
I'm still not convinced that there's any...

I'm still not convinced that there's any scientific basis for this claim. Logic would dictate that leaving beer for 6 weeks in a single fermenter should result in clearer beer than beer that was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-15-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By kombat
You guys are torturing me - I'm going to be in...

You guys are torturing me - I'm going to be in Indianapolis next month for GenCon, but we're staying downtown right next to the Convention Center and won't be renting a car (we'll be walking...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-14-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By kombat
In that case, I would highly recommend that you...

In that case, I would highly recommend that you brew some pre-existing recipes first. Brew a few different IPAs using recipes already in Beersmith, or from the recipe database on this website. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-13-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4,469
Views: 399,084
Posted By kombat
Our local homebrew club has little "shootouts"...

Our local homebrew club has little "shootouts" now and then, basically mini-competitions. They specify a criteria, you have a couple of months to get a beer ready, and then we all get together and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By kombat
Don't be nervous at all about making your own...

Don't be nervous at all about making your own recipe! What's the worst that could happen? You'll still end up with beer. That's one of the best parts about this hobby, trying things on your own...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-10-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By kombat
I don't think frozen hop pellets were the issue -...

I don't think frozen hop pellets were the issue - I use them all the time and haven't had an issue.

How was your carbonation? I find aroma can vary wildly based on carbonation. I dry-hopped the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-10-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By kombat
This is bizarre - I've never had a propane tank...

This is bizarre - I've never had a propane tank frost over on me. I didn't know it could happen. I've brewed over 70 batches, including some during the depths of a Canadian winter when it's been...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-09-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By kombat
Brew a Citra SMaSH. You'll see.

Brew a Citra SMaSH. You'll see.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By kombat
During active fermentation, the temperature in...

During active fermentation, the temperature in the middle of the wort will be identical to the temperature at the edges of the wort. That is, the temperature will be uniform throughout, due to the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By kombat
I recirculate my wort back into my boil kettle...

I recirculate my wort back into my boil kettle during chilling. I use hose water until the wort temperature drops to around 80° F. I then switch the chilling circuit over to a second pump that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,434
Posted By kombat
I don't need my brewing podcasts to be funny. I...

I don't need my brewing podcasts to be funny. I need them to talk about brewing.

Jamil's BN podcasts do neither.

Belching, potty humour, homophobic double-entendres are not funny. Inane...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-08-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By kombat
Good grief, where do you guys get your CO2? If I...

Good grief, where do you guys get your CO2? If I were to adopt such practices, I'd be filling my 5 lb tank every month, at a cost of $35! And where do you get 5 gallons of sterilized water? Do you...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-08-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By kombat
I used to do that, but have stopped as I think...

I used to do that, but have stopped as I think it's just a waste of expensive CO2. After all, the folks who bottle their beer don't "purge" their bottling bucket before adding their priming sugar...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By kombat
You need to chill the beer first. Cooling the...

You need to chill the beer first. Cooling the beer causes any chill haze to precipitate out of solution, so that the gelatin can latch onto it and drag it to the bottom of the fermenter. Gelatin is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By kombat
A little dark, but still one of my favorite Onion...

A little dark, but still one of my favorite Onion articles (http://www.theonion.com/articles/god-answers-prayers-of-paralyzed-little-boy,475/).
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