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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2014, 02:11 PM
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Posted By merline
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-29-2014, 05:35 PM
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Posted By merline
That's what I get for reading "Brew Like a Monk"!...

That's what I get for reading "Brew Like a Monk"! In that book it's stated that American brewers are afraid to use enough sugar. I do keep it at ~15% or less. I suppose I'll try eliminating the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-28-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By merline
Regarding the yeast, it was a 1 liter starter...

Regarding the yeast, it was a 1 liter starter (one smackpack). My volume into the fermentor was 2.5g (half batch). And the OG not counting sugar was 1.076. Over several days, I added a total of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-28-2014, 12:22 PM
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Posted By merline
Thanks for the reply. Interestingly, I was under...

Thanks for the reply. Interestingly, I was under the impression that you need the higher temps with Belgian yeast in order to attain that nice fruitiness which is a characteristic of Belgian ales. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-27-2014, 11:51 PM
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Posted By merline
I guess to distill this down (ha ha), my question...

I guess to distill this down (ha ha), my question is: if cloramine in the water is causing the phenolic smell, could it be more intense with Belgian yeast then with, for example, US-05?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-27-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By merline
Thanks for the quick replies! I know this one...

Thanks for the quick replies! I know this one will take alot of time to mellow out - it's ~10%abv. But I wanted a taste since the pre-bottling small taste was so good. I use Starsan to sanitize. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-27-2014, 06:38 PM
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Posted By merline
Phenolic smell?

Hi,
I like to brew Belgians (mostly high gravity) ales. But I also brew Hefeweizens, IIPAs, etc. Recently I've been getting better at letting the Belgians ferment at a bit higher temps after the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-17-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By merline
My LHBS recently highlighted some of their yeast....

My LHBS recently highlighted some of their yeast. Couldn't keep the stuff on the shelfs! So yes, it seems this local yeast movement is starting to happen.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2014, 08:21 PM
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Posted By merline
I still use the MB fermenter. As has been said...

I still use the MB fermenter. As has been said "you can do anything with one of those that you can do with the big fermenters - except make 5 gallons in a single batch." And I still (been AG BIAB...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-13-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By merline
Sadly, I have not. But Big Operator is a really...

Sadly, I have not. But Big Operator is a really nice beer so I'd also be interested in a recipe.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-09-2013, 05:07 PM
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Posted By merline
Wow! That's one nice looking stout. Maybe I'm...

Wow! That's one nice looking stout. Maybe I'm worrying about something which might not be a problem. I do plan to secondary with nibs (and a bit of high quality vanilla extract). Then bottle so...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-08-2013, 12:48 PM
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Posted By merline
Yeah, I agree about the fat content being a...

Yeah, I agree about the fat content being a problem. Does anyone know... does the fat rise to the top (I could rack from the bottom in that case)? I was thinking that the boil process would reduce...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2013, 07:45 PM
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Posted By merline
Imp. Choc. Stout - questions

Greetings. Over the past weekend I brewed an imperial double chocolate stout. I don't have the receipe with me (at my day job) but if necessary I'll post that later. OG is/was 1.088 which is about...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-18-2013, 04:51 PM
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Posted By merline
If you're coming to Raleigh, I would recommend...

If you're coming to Raleigh, I would recommend visiting Raleigh Brewing Company: http://raleighbrewingcompany.com/

They have a nice little taproom and... they connect to a homebrew supply company...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-13-2013, 06:16 PM
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Posted By merline
Maybe not the best technique but I use a turkey...

Maybe not the best technique but I use a turkey baster. Just the tube part and not the bulb. Sanitize it then attach is to the bottom of the tube. Since the end of the baster narrows, it fits well...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2013, 07:03 PM
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Posted By merline
Yes. I've thought about it and once you do the...

Yes. I've thought about it and once you do the calc, you realize that... well... it's real work. And I would be afraid of loosing the joy of homebrewing.

In a related comment, I've also toured...
Forum: General Techniques 05-04-2013, 01:38 PM
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Posted By merline
Thanks Devin. That's just was I was thinking to...

Thanks Devin. That's just was I was thinking to try. Happy brewing!
Forum: General Techniques 05-03-2013, 06:52 PM
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Posted By merline
I'm also planning to try this technique. I do my...

I'm also planning to try this technique. I do my hop-boils by putting my hops in a hop sack. Would this work ok with a hop stand? Or should I plan to go naked - uh... with the hops, that is? ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2013, 04:54 PM
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Posted By merline
As others have said... "the only thing you can't...

As others have said... "the only thing you can't do in a Mr. Beer fermenter is brew a 5 gallon batch." So yes, I have brewed many ales with that high and higher OG. No problems.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 12-03-2012, 06:39 PM
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Posted By merline
What you describe is pretty much what I do. BIAB...

What you describe is pretty much what I do. BIAB on the stovetop. I only do 2.5g batches. Mash in a 5g brewpot. Then remove the bag and squeeze it into the pot. Then place the bag into a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,333
Posted By merline
Guess this is popular! Tried to send a PM but...

Guess this is popular! Tried to send a PM but the system says you are at your auota for PMs. :-)
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