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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2013, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Phipcice
Hard boil vs gentle rolling boil???

Some extract kit instructions say to use a "gentle rolling boil" during the boil stage of the brew process.. Just curious, how does employing a "gentle rolling boil" impact the brew versus getting...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-11-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By Phipcice
The Malta Goya yeast kick start seemed to do the...

The Malta Goya yeast kick start seemed to do the trick, got it down to 1.020.. Got it in the bottle yesterday. Not sure what to expect.. Going to let it sit for a while.. Thanks a lot for all the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-27-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By Phipcice
Crud... Pitching more hydrated yeast didn't do...

Crud... Pitching more hydrated yeast didn't do squat... Maybe small move forward (from 1.030 to maybe 1.027) but surely not what I was looking for... I apologize to those who suggested making a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-22-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By Phipcice
Big thanks for all the great feedback!! I...

Big thanks for all the great feedback!! I decided to re-hydrate a sachet of dry yeast re-pitch as I have no experience making a true starter. I also improved my temp control by taking the tub I use...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-20-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By Phipcice
Darnit!! Think I have my first stalled fermentation... Any thoughts??

(learned a few lessons I think) Brewed a Belgian tripel, hit OG 1.085.. I followed my standard schedule of leaving in primary for 10 days then transferred. (1st mistake - assuming fermentation was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-06-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Phipcice
Any suggestions for a good spring beer??

Recently upgraded slightly to doing full boils of extract kits, great results.. Anyone have thoughts on a good spring beer extract kit??
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-03-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By Phipcice
Hopnog 2012 progress/review..

Brewed BrewersBest Hopnog 2012 7 days ago, OG was spot on (1.060). Transferred to secondary this morning, FG sitting nicely (1.014). Extract recipe has IBU's at 48-52 for 2.5 gal boil.. Quick taste...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-03-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Phipcice
Liquid yeast question..

Crud, I apologize, i posted same question in general chit chat by accident.. Phone version of forum is a little confusing..

I have a vial of White Labs Belgian liquid ale yeast WLP550, been in...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-03-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Phipcice
How long does liquid yeast stay viable for use?

Have vial of White Labs Belgian liquid ale yeast WLP550, been in refrig since delivered Jun-06-12, "best before date" reads Sep-04-12. Is this date "bible"? I'd like to brew tomorrow but if this...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Phipcice
Cool house, tough carbonate...

Hey all, second batch, I bottled 24-22oz + 3-12oz bottles of an IPA about 2 weeks ago, popped open one of the 12oz to see where I was at. Flavor was off the charts, awesome, however pretty flat....
Forum: Introductions 01-07-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 81
Posted By Phipcice
Ya hey from Sheboygan, WI

Hello from Sheboygan!! I bought my Dad a brewing kit and Brewers Best Falconers Flight Extra IPA for retirement. We brewed it up and it turned out incredible!! I attribute success to having an...
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