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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By thrstyunderwater
I did it. Last week. 75% rye, 25% barley. Will...

I did it. Last week. 75% rye, 25% barley. Will let you know how it turned out. I let it cool at room temperature, aerated, and pitched a starter of US-05. Will see how it turns out.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-29-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By thrstyunderwater
What would happen if you didn't boil your all grain batch at all?

I realize this isn't a good (at least tasty) idea. That said, what would happen if one did a single mash infusion, let it cool, and pitched yeast. I realize a boil does several beneficial things.
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-15-2014, 05:51 PM
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Views: 253
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Anyone ever force carb a keg of water?

I've been trying to get off soda (2-5 sodas a week but still) and have been enjoying sparking mineral water.

All that said I'm cheap, and don't like buying stuff in packages if I can avoid it. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-21-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Recommended pubs/microbreweries for London and Cape Town

I'm traveling to Cape Town, South Africa and have a 10 hour layover in London. Anyone have any microbreweries to see in London or Cape Town? Big Ben sounds great and all, but I'd rather sample fish...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Does a stir plate or aquarium speed up a starter?

I've got my starter going late. I normally just stir by hand now and again. If I put in an aquarium pump will it speed up yeast growth, or just make more yeast?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-19-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By thrstyunderwater
If I wanted to use my corny co2 system, I can...

If I wanted to use my corny co2 system, I can just buy one of these right?
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,752
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Does anyone else dislike Abbey ales?

I don't want to use the word hate since it's so strong, but dammit if I don't like Abbey ales. I'm sure I just don't know how to appreciate them, but they remind me of beers I've either underpitched...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-13-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Kegging in a Sanke keg

Has anyone ever done this? I want to make a 15 gallon batch of beer for a party, remove the sanke seal, add my beer and priming sugar, put the seal back on, and then use a hand pump to dispense...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By thrstyunderwater
How's everyone liking the flavor? I'm wanting to...

How's everyone liking the flavor? I'm wanting to give rye a shot.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-12-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Anyone use the diastalic power of grain to process unmalted grains?

I've been reading about the diastalic power of mainly barley, and how with proper heat it can convert the starches in unmalted grains. This has the potential to do two things:

1. Save money by...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Online calculator for FG with refractometer

I know there are a few online calculators out there for this. I'm curious if anyone has an opinion on their favorite? I'm trying to make some beers around 1.080 and get them as close to 1.0 as...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By thrstyunderwater
What's everyone's favorite oxygen pump/stone?

I'm not quite ready to have oxygen tanks around my house, but I would like to do a better job of oxygenating wort besides pouring and splashing. I'm getting into big beer and it just makes sense.
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-31-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By thrstyunderwater
How would you parti gyle this beer?

I'm making this again, it's really good:

Original Gravity 1.133 (1.119 to 1.139)
Final Gravity 1.033 (1.029 to 1.036)
Color 59 SRM / 116 EBC (Black)
Bitterness 68.5 IBU / 26 HBU : Tinseth...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-17-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Flaked barley and wheat in pumpkin ale?

I really like pumpkin ale. I also really like oatmeal stouts (I like the mouthfeel).

I have a pumpkin ale recipe I really like, but I want to increase the mouthfeel without making it sweeter. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Best propane burner for a 55 gallon setup?

My friends and I are thinking about getting a 55 gallon SS boiler to do one large communal batch on weekends. What's the best burner for such an endeavour? I found this Bayou rocket burner, looked...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-21-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Transferring beer from one bottle to another?

I want to enter an imperial bourbon stout and a mead in a local contest. They're in bombers and 355 ml wine bottles respectfully. I have to submit 12 ounce brown bottles. What's the best way to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-15-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Ideas for a folding windblock?

I've been brewing outside some and I need to come up with a way to block the wind. I'd like this to be able to fold up for easier storage. Anyone make something out of sheet metal and hinges? ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,265
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Best/most affordable 5 gallon wooden barrel?

I'm wanting to get a 5 gallon wooden barrel. Who has one, where did you get it, what do you think, and how much did you pay? Thanks!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-19-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,868
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Perlick faucets leaking

I've got a 4 tap kegerator and now am having trouble with two Perlick Faucets. They're the 525ss. When I'm done pouring a beer they continue to pour lightly or drip heavily. Anyone else experience...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-06-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By thrstyunderwater
How much fruit would you put in a hefe?

I made 15 gallons of a plain hefe a few weeks ago. I'm going to keg the first 10 gallons but would like to try infusing raspberries from the garden in the final 5 gallons. I'm planning on using a...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-05-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Recommended (big) fruit mead recipes

I did Jack Keller's chocolate mead recipe a couple years ago and really like it. Very big, mainly a dessert thing. I'd like to do something similar in gravity with fruit. I like the idea of being...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-18-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Ya I think I'm gonna. I have a started made up...

Ya I think I'm gonna. I have a started made up from the same washed yeast that's currently fermenting in the AB. I'll pitch that into one 5 gallon batch and use actively fermenting AB into the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-18-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By thrstyunderwater
AB is going off right now, other hoppy beer is...

AB is going off right now, other hoppy beer is being made tonight.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-18-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Using actively fermenting beer as a starter?

I've got 10 gallons of an Arrogant Bastard clone fermenting right now. It's really going off with 1056. I'm making 10 gallons of another pale ale tonight. Has anyone just taken a cup or two of an...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-18-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,227
Posted By thrstyunderwater
Warm beer good, cold beer bad?

I made 10 gallons of a smoked porter with a friend back in February. I cold smoked the entire grain bill. I kegged after a month. It was pretty good, and has lost some of its smoke over time.

My...
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