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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-06-2014, 03:28 PM
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Posted By smizak
Yes, but they all taste pretty much the same too.

Yes, but they all taste pretty much the same too.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-29-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By smizak
^^ this Especially lager yeast

^^ this

Especially lager yeast
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2014, 03:42 PM
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Posted By smizak
Regarding the post-boil number issue, I typically...

Regarding the post-boil number issue, I typically always aim to over-boil and come under the post-boil volume. If the gravity is too high, I use the dilution tool or a calculator to add the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2014, 03:35 PM
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Posted By smizak
I use a Son of Fermentation chiller so my...

I use a Son of Fermentation chiller so my chilling medium is air, but otherwise I find that wrapping the STC-1000 probe in foil and taping it to the glass carboy gives me dead on temps. The effect of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-27-2014, 09:09 PM
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Posted By smizak
Dudes, it's like the craft beer Onion

Dudes, it's like the craft beer Onion
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-19-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By smizak
Huh?

Huh?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-19-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By smizak
The next person that starts on off-topic stupid...

The next person that starts on off-topic stupid internet pissing contest is going to receive a colossal d!ckpunch from me through their monitor. At one point I enjoyed this thread. Sifting through...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 975
Posted By smizak
If you want to send beer to Buffalo, I'm a...

If you want to send beer to Buffalo, I'm a certified BJCP judge. Letting someone else try to put a finger on it is a good suggestion.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-14-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By smizak
Do you store your beer cold?

Do you store your beer cold?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-14-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By smizak
Trust me, change your yeast first. You sound like...

Trust me, change your yeast first. You sound like you have everything else under control
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By smizak
What are your ferm temps? Are you aerating or...

What are your ferm temps? Are you aerating or oxygenating?

I've had IPAs that tasted slightly phenolic when fermenting with US-05 a couple of years ago. I've switched to exclusively liquid yeast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By smizak
I use Northern Brewers successfully. I always use...

I use Northern Brewers successfully. I always use table sugar (sucrose) as dextrose has a tendency to absorb moisture and affect the weight.

I've been burned by bad transfers when adding priming...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2014, 01:40 PM
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Posted By smizak
OMFG! I can't believe I didn't notice this...

OMFG! I can't believe I didn't notice this before! Double negative!!

Hahahahahahaha.....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-02-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By smizak
Holy Moley. Well, at least you're doing that...

Holy Moley. Well, at least you're doing that carboy justice!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By smizak
Respectfully, I've been brewing 8 years, BJCP...

Respectfully, I've been brewing 8 years, BJCP judge, multiple medals.

This site has turned into one pissing contest after another. I can't give any advice without somebody lecturing me about...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By smizak
Proper pitch, temperature control. There is...

Proper pitch, temperature control. There is nothing different about a lager fermentation compared to an ale aside from lower temps and higher pitch rate.

To be fair, it did take about 10 days to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By smizak
To each his own. I bottled a BOS winning...

To each his own.

I bottled a BOS winning lager in 9 days, 500+ entry comp.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-02-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By smizak
Holy crap. That thing is massive.

Holy crap. That thing is massive.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By smizak
Well said. I don't feel the need to label myself...

Well said. I don't feel the need to label myself either.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-30-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By smizak
But for 21 days? Always? Silly. Good pitch....

But for 21 days? Always? Silly.

Good pitch. Aeration. Done in a week or so.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By smizak
Most fermentations in a commercial brewery are...

Most fermentations in a commercial brewery are done within 5 days. Lagering is cold conditioning. Protein haze and residual yeast drop out, but fermentation is complete. Bottle and cask conditioning...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By smizak
If you think about it, the yeast can't be doing...

If you think about it, the yeast can't be doing anything if they are flocculating.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By smizak
Myth. At least on the time scale quoted around...

Myth. At least on the time scale quoted around here. The "clean up" occurs almost simultaneously. This idea that it takes weeks is nonsense
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By smizak
I rack the beer out of the kettle with an...

I rack the beer out of the kettle with an autosiphon and a stainless steel pot scrubber over the end. Depending on the beer, I'll lose between 1/4-1/2 gallon to trub and hops. I've learned to live...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By smizak
If you don't have a hydrometer, get one....

If you don't have a hydrometer, get one. Typically a decrease in airlock activity combined with the yeast flocculating(beer clearing) indicates that fermentation is beginning to end. At this point I...
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