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Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-06-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By BelgianKing
I have done bocks, stouts and ipa's using the tap...

I have done bocks, stouts and ipa's using the tap water here. I havent had any problems yet with any off flavors. When doing the ipa's the hop flavor slowly diminishes by the 2nd month. I actually...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,944
Posted By BelgianKing
felt it here. Everybody thought they were crazy...

felt it here. Everybody thought they were crazy till we pull out the iphone to confirm.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-20-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By BelgianKing
DogFish Head & SN teaming up...

I was at the beer market the other day and saw that DogFish Head and SN collaborated on a brew called Life and Limb. Anyone try it yet? It goes for $10 a bottle. 10.2%ABV too. I would like to try it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-19-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,518
Posted By BelgianKing
I have the same setup 10gal Rubbermaid cooler. I...

I have the same setup 10gal Rubbermaid cooler. I had to put 4 o rings on the outside to clear the nipple. So far I havent used a false bottom and havent had a stuck sparge. Maybe ive been lucky but...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-15-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,829
Posted By BelgianKing
I always keep my fermentation temps around 64*F...

I always keep my fermentation temps around 64*F for all my ales and for my lagering I keep it at 48*F. I dont know how old the stuff is at my LHBS but they are the only one in the area. So they do a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-15-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,829
Posted By BelgianKing
I just switched to AG. I started with LME for my...

I just switched to AG. I started with LME for my first batch and it had a tang to it. So I then went to DME and found that it was not as "tangy". The only difference between DME and LME is the amount...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-14-2011, 11:46 AM
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Views: 109,147
Posted By BelgianKing
+10gal IPA 25,667.5

+10gal IPA

25,667.5
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-13-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By BelgianKing
Poppin the cherry a few times in 1 session.

So last Saturday I brewed my first AG IPA. This is only my 2nd AG. Used my new MT converted from a 10gal Rubbermaid water cooler and used my homemade wort chiller too. Both worked like a charm and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-03-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,326
Posted By BelgianKing
That would be worth it then! HAHA!

That would be worth it then! HAHA!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-02-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,326
Posted By BelgianKing
My buddie and I share equipment, which I have the...

My buddie and I share equipment, which I have the MT, Burner and wort chiller. He uses my stuff and in return he gives me a few brews. To me its just friends being friends. Its nice to have a variety...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-30-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,252
Posted By BelgianKing
I go in with a buddie of mine on our grain and...

I go in with a buddie of mine on our grain and hops. I supply the washed yeast for the both of us and he in return gives me some of his beer. He bought the barley crusher, I made the wort chiller and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-22-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By BelgianKing
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f85/all-grain-brew-day...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f85/all-grain-brew-day-45921/

I follow this guys procedure and it works great. The 1st ag for me went well just had too much liquid in the end. My og was missed by a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By BelgianKing
I had the same problem. I found some bite marks...

I had the same problem. I found some bite marks on my bubbler. I sanitized it and placed a pint glass over the top of it now and no problems since. I set traps but have gotten nothing yet.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-22-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,314
Posted By BelgianKing
My LHBS has a ton of hops, grains, extracts,...

My LHBS has a ton of hops, grains, extracts, equipment and yeast (healthy yeast). They are friendly and always willing to give some advice. They even let me walk in the back with them and look at the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-21-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,899
Posted By BelgianKing
ive read on here that your starter will have a...

ive read on here that your starter will have a sour like taste to it and it doesnt taste good either. I have never tasted my starter before but just a heads up.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-16-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By BelgianKing
Luke2080- If you really wanna get into the the...

Luke2080- If you really wanna get into the the yeast business I would recommend the book Yeast by Jamil. I have it and a lot of it is over my head but its as involved as you wanna get. Calculations,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By BelgianKing
I like where you are going with it but the only...

I like where you are going with it but the only concern I would be worried about is the air coming out the back would make me nervous with air circulation that may contain dust or unwanted particles...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-11-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By BelgianKing
if you use a wine thief the fermenter doesnt need...

if you use a wine thief the fermenter doesnt need to be open for very long. I like to know where I stand with the fermentation numbers and from what Ive read in Yeast and on HBT that is the rule of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-11-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By BelgianKing
I did mine at 1.022 for 36hrs while letting it...

I did mine at 1.022 for 36hrs while letting it come up from 42*F to 60*F with the 2206 and then lager for 8 weeks at 33*F. It came out fine. I just brought it up into my kitchen from the basement...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-11-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By BelgianKing
Why would you bottle without taking gravity...

Why would you bottle without taking gravity readings for 3 days to determine if its done?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By BelgianKing
What a awesome hobby...

Ive been brewing since January and have 10 batches under my belt. Started out with extract and now doing partial mashes and waiting for my Barley Crusher, then its AG. Ive been a Chef for 16 years...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By BelgianKing
Southern Tier IPA and Great Lakes Commander Perry...

Southern Tier IPA and Great Lakes Commander Perry IPA. I like to keep it close to home if its not brewed in it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-08-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,203
Posted By BelgianKing
you could have taken a gravity reading from a...

you could have taken a gravity reading from a concentrated part of the wort. You stated you topped off and aereated, which means you could of either got a watered down OG or a concentrated OG. I had...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-07-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By BelgianKing
I just tried to look for the thread started the...

I just tried to look for the thread started the other day. It had a picture of something similar. I would search "infected brews" on here. It looks like some kind of Lactose infection but I dont...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-02-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,981
Posted By BelgianKing
Thats a great page solavirtus. thanks for the...

Thats a great page solavirtus. thanks for the info.
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