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Forum: Washington HomeBrew Forum 11-22-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,251
Posted By NoHawk
I just moved to Seattle a month ago. I was gonna...

I just moved to Seattle a month ago. I was gonna say that I am unemployed, but...

I just accepted a job cooking at Schooner Exact Brewing Co. this afternoon. So, I work in a brewery, but not...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-11-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By NoHawk
I was about 45 min into the mash. I don't run my...

I was about 45 min into the mash. I don't run my grain super fine because I'm using a Home Depot paint strainer bag.

Whether the mash had fully converted or not, here's what I did:
I added an...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-11-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By NoHawk
I think I FUBAR'd the mash. Any way to save it?

I started my first BIAB batch on new equipment. I was about halfway through my mash when I noticed the temperature dropped a few degrees. I turn on the heating element and then completely forgot to...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-15-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By NoHawk
Shipping Wild Rhizomes (and sexing them)

I have a bunch of wild hops that I discovered growing around my house last year. I've transplanted some of them to a better location, and I'm attempting to tame the rest of the wild ones in their...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-05-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By NoHawk
Glad it came out well. It's amazing how a little...

Glad it came out well. It's amazing how a little time will improve almost any beer.

I've never brewed with darker wheat malts. I wasn't sure how much color they'd contribute.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,330
Posted By NoHawk
My roommate and I were bottling a Ginger IPA. I...

My roommate and I were bottling a Ginger IPA. I had to leave to catch a meeting I forgot about, and he finished up the bottling. He mixed up the clean, sterilized bottles with the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-04-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By NoHawk
I was looking for a good 15A recipe, but after...

I was looking for a good 15A recipe, but after looking at yours, I have to ask: wouldn't the Caramel Wheat and Dark Wheat make this a 15B Dunkelweizen?

Either way, looks tasty. Let us know how it...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-01-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By NoHawk
Thanks for the help. Hit the OG fine, right at...

Thanks for the help. Hit the OG fine, right at 1.060

I guess I just had a TON of trub/hot break/barley flour/stuff floating around in the kettle.

Should'a just had a homebrew and relaxed...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-01-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By NoHawk
****... just stuck my thermometer in a pot of...

****... just stuck my thermometer in a pot of boiling water. It reads about 206 degrees. Which means my mash was 146...

I'll see what the gravity is before jumping to conclusions, but 146 seems a...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-01-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By NoHawk
Yeah, the grain bill is tweaked to keep the...

Yeah, the grain bill is tweaked to keep the numbers simple.

about 40 min into the boil. it's getting a bit darker, but not the inky black I've had from stouts before. It's still just brown.
...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-01-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By NoHawk
OK, here's a pic of the boil in progress... ...

OK, here's a pic of the boil in progress...

And I've got some water heating up to calibrate my thermometer.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-01-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By NoHawk
Troubleshooting my AG BIAB

I've been doing a 1-gallon BIAB, and I'm nervous I've messed something up.

I'm making an oatmeal stout, based off of this recipe: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/classic-oatmeal-stout-88634/

My...
Forum: General Techniques 11-28-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By NoHawk
My concern isn't with the clarity of the final...

My concern isn't with the clarity of the final beer. My problem is that ever since I switched to BIAB, the amount of trub in my primary has tripled. And when your yield is less than 10 bottles per...
Forum: General Techniques 11-26-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By NoHawk
One Gallon AG techniques - suggestions?

I'm wondering how others brew small batches. What hardware do you use? How do you deal with trub?

I used to use a large coffee percolator as a mash/lauter tun. It was great, I could pre-heat my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-06-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,135
Posted By NoHawk
I borrowed a copy of Gregory Noonan's "Brewing...

I borrowed a copy of Gregory Noonan's "Brewing Lager Beer" from a friend, and in the troubleshooting section, if offered some possible new insight on this issue:

Bitter-Vegetable Taste: From...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-02-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By NoHawk
Hey python8! welcome to the forums! ...

Hey python8! welcome to the forums!

Honestly, I thing you're going to have a hard time making decent recipe for $25 or less without going all grain. While I understand wanting to make cheap beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4,489
Views: 404,361
Posted By NoHawk
I don't live in an apartment, but I do have wild...

I don't live in an apartment, but I do have wild hops that grow around my house. I've brewed with them before, and they're pretty mild. They worked well in a brown ale.
Forum: Introductions 10-19-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 102
Posted By NoHawk
It is most definitely worth your while. They...

It is most definitely worth your while. They always have good beers on tap, and usually have a mead or cider, too. When I was there for school, my friends and I would go there all the time. If you...
Forum: Introductions 10-19-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
Posted By NoHawk
I'm impressed and proud that your first batch was...

I'm impressed and proud that your first batch was all-grain. Way to run before walking! What kind of setup do you brew with?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-18-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By NoHawk
I know Dogfish Head does a beer/wine hybrid...

I know Dogfish Head does a beer/wine hybrid called Noble Rot, but that's with good white wine grapes. As far as I know, concords aren't very good for wine, but who knows, they might blend well with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By NoHawk
Serious identity crisis? Maybe, but no more than...

Serious identity crisis? Maybe, but no more than any other number of beverages. You've got braggot (beer/mead) and cyser (cider/mead), and I know Dogfish Head does a wine/beer called Noble Rot...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-17-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By NoHawk
Have you looked into coffee pot brewing?...

Have you looked into coffee pot brewing? (http://www.phillybeerscene.com/2009/12/brewing-beer-in-a-coffee-pot/) It could be a fun experiment. I've done a few batches. Some worked better than others,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-16-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By NoHawk
Yeah, I found a build thread that looks almost...

Yeah, I found a build thread that looks almost exactly like what I want to do. More than enough bells and whistles to keep me happy. I'll prob just get the kettle first and do a few simple BIAB...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-16-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By NoHawk
flipfloptan - I like the idea of putting more of...

flipfloptan - I like the idea of putting more of the money towards other gear.

noise - I hadn't considered that I could go 120v at that size... I might have to make a tricked-out 3-gal electric...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-15-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By NoHawk
Upgrading Gear, BIAB or Traditional?

So, I've been a 1-gallon all-grain brewer for about two years, and I'm finally looking to upgrade to a larger system. I originally was gonna put together a nice 5-gal system. I had it all priced out,...
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