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Forum: For Sale 05-10-2014, 03:33 AM
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I know you posted this a while ago so is it still...

I know you posted this a while ago so is it still for sale?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2013, 03:47 AM
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Views: 1,436
Posted By Kickass
Here is what I’m struggling with: The bottle...

Here is what I’m struggling with: The bottle states an OG of 1.076 and an ABV of 9.2%. In order for this to be correct it means that whatever yeast strain was used achieved an apparent attenuation of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2013, 03:46 AM
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Posted By Kickass
Here is what I’m struggling with: The bottle...

Here is what I’m struggling with: The bottle states an OG of 1.076 and an ABV of 9.2%. In order for this to be correct it means that whatever yeast strain was used achieved an apparent attenuation of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2013, 03:45 AM
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Views: 823
Posted By Kickass
Here is what I’m struggling with: The bottle...

Here is what I’m struggling with: The bottle states an OG of 1.076 and an ABV of 9.2%. In order for this to be correct it means that whatever yeast strain was used achieved an apparent attenuation of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-26-2010, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Kickass
I tend to use the word sexy to describe my beer,...

I tend to use the word sexy to describe my beer, hot just doesn't accurately describe it.

or

If I forget one in the car and I have to put it in the fridge to cool it back down I’ll use the word...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2010, 03:36 AM
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Posted By Kickass
just long enough to drink it at the desired temp....

just long enough to drink it at the desired temp. if you want to chill in a hury put in the freezer for 5 minutes, pull the bottle out tilt it and turn so the cold beer on the outside mingles with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Kickass
June is the perfect time to brew a pumpkin ale....

June is the perfect time to brew a pumpkin ale. You wait too much longer and you’ll be drinking a green pumpkin ale on Halloween.

I know it’s in the book but care to share the recipe?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-16-2010, 02:49 AM
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Posted By Kickass
Midwest kicks ass, glad i could help.

Midwest kicks ass, glad i could help.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2010, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Kickass
There are a lot of data bases out there that help...

There are a lot of data bases out there that help with flavor profiles of malt, hops, etc. but my favorite remains the Midwest brewing catalog (probably because I buy from them online so it’s most...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Kickass
You’re on the right track by tasting as much beer...

You’re on the right track by tasting as much beer as possible but maybe you need to broaden your smell and taste sensory vocabulary. Beer contains many flavors, a lot of every day stuff and some odd...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-15-2010, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Kickass
T-Bag and JJones, are you guys growing your own...

T-Bag and JJones, are you guys growing your own hops? I only ask because, hops not butterflies are what will be making my beer taste good.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2010, 03:21 AM
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Views: 1,312
Posted By Kickass
Very curious here. You make it sound as if this...

Very curious here. You make it sound as if this is a normal occurrence and even have an idea of where it’s coming from. Do you enjoy sour beers and let the brett do it’s thing, Belgian style,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By Kickass
Yeast does play a huge role in flavors but I...

Yeast does play a huge role in flavors but I think the affects of using coopers in addition to WL will be negligible. You’ve got a lot a malty base with all the LME/DME, 2 pounds of steeping grains,...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 06-12-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Kickass
I did not do a decoction mash. As an extract...

I did not do a decoction mash. As an extract brewer I actually had to google what that even meant.

With all the fermentables present (1.107 OG in my case) the sweetness comes from any residual...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-08-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,618
Posted By Kickass
Just found about 8 of them on a leaf with many...

Just found about 8 of them on a leaf with many more unhatched eggs. MVKTR did you use Sevin to get rid of them or did the problem cure itself?

Chemicals aren't my first choice but I don't plan on...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-07-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By Kickass
Pumpkin shortage :confused: Pagans must be...

Pumpkin shortage :confused:

Pagans must be multiplying much faster than the cotton tops down there in St. Augustine
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-07-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Kickass
Yes, thank you! As you can see the wort doesn’t...

Yes, thank you! As you can see the wort doesn’t have to be at the rim to get a reading, only high enough that the hydrometer isn’t touching the bottom and low enough to read the markings below the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Kickass
This is simply not true and bad information to...

This is simply not true and bad information to you extract brewers. Iíve brewed 15 or so extract batches and never had one finish at 1.020 except a Belgian dark strong with an OG of 1.107.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Kickass
64% attenuation is well below the 73-77% range...

64% attenuation is well below the 73-77% range Wyeast calls for with that strain.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Kickass
Initially this makes me think yeast, so here come...

Initially this makes me think yeast, so here come the standard yeast questions: How fresh was the yeast? was it the propagator or activator? Did you make a starter? What method did you use to aerate?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Kickass
^^^Oops, didn't see it's been fermenting for 26...

^^^Oops, didn't see it's been fermenting for 26 days.

AG or extract? I'd say your yeast petered out or, if it's AG, your mash temps might be the problem. What's your recipe?

If you drill a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Kickass
Your gravity seems a little high still, you’re at...

Your gravity seems a little high still, you’re at roughly 64% attenuation. Without knowing the specifics I’d say there is still plenty of sugar that needs to be converted, let it go another week. If...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-05-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,869
Posted By Kickass
Pacebrew, do you grow your own hops? If not your...

Pacebrew, do you grow your own hops? If not your beer should be entered in a different comp. I mean, seriously, you may have spent 3 more hours monitoring the temp on your AG mash than I did on my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Kickass
Don’t worry, Midwest didn’t get to be one of the...

Don’t worry, Midwest didn’t get to be one of the top online brew stores by utilizing bad practices. Your hops will be in UV blocking vacuum sealed bags.

I exclusively use Midwest, LHBS is very...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-03-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By Kickass
Rule # 1: it’s your beer, do what you want and...

Rule # 1: it’s your beer, do what you want and don’t let others talk you out of something you think will be good.

That being said I think you have a lot going on with the brown sugar, honey,...
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