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Forum: Introductions 01-25-2012, 06:39 PM
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Posted By gregpio85
I thought I saw someone peeking through my...

I thought I saw someone peeking through my windows ;)

Good luck on the 3 tier.

Cheers!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-25-2012, 06:36 PM
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Posted By gregpio85
What size carboy are you using? I think you can...

What size carboy are you using? I think you can get blowoff tubes that fit inside of the the entire mouth of the carboy. With your widened tubing, you'll get less back pressure. I use inch and half...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2012, 05:08 PM
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Posted By gregpio85
I had a high fusel beer that I aged in room...

I had a high fusel beer that I aged in room temperature for a few months to try and let the fusels mellow and had no luck. I have no experience storing it in cold, but my assumption would be that it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2012, 04:42 PM
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Posted By gregpio85
Are you transferring to a secondary? If so how...

Are you transferring to a secondary? If so how quickly? What's your timeline like?

A couple things you can try that might be of help.

Wait to transfer to a longer time. That much sugar needs...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,319
Posted By gregpio85
So I just cracked open my first bottle of this....

So I just cracked open my first bottle of this. Recipe changed to fit what I had:

9 lbs 2 Row
1 lb 2 row baked on cooking sheet @ 325 for 30 minutes (biscuit malt?)
1 lb corn sugar
1 oz Cascade...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-15-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By gregpio85
I haven't dabbled much in cider, but my LHBS guy...

I haven't dabbled much in cider, but my LHBS guy swears by adding corn sugar to sweeten it up.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-13-2012, 05:03 PM
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Posted By gregpio85
Do you use the BJCP guidelines? They've been...

Do you use the BJCP guidelines? They've been invaluable to me in getting started creating recipes.

BJCP 2008 Style Guidelines - Index (http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/catdex.php)

That's my...
Forum: Introductions 01-11-2012, 08:04 PM
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Posted By gregpio85
Welcome! It's easy to get bitten with the brewing...

Welcome! It's easy to get bitten with the brewing bug. Especially with all the awesome breweries we have around us.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2012, 07:28 PM
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Views: 1,560
Posted By gregpio85
You're better off squeezing it in after your...

You're better off squeezing it in after your primary fermentation is over. You don't have to transfer, but wait until all your grain sugars are fermented, then add the orange juice.

There's about...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-11-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By gregpio85
Nice Revvy! Did you pick those up in MI? All...

Nice Revvy! Did you pick those up in MI? All places near me are out of regular BCS. And yes I should have clarified. When GI comes out with King Henry, Vanilla or Coffee BCS, and Bramble Rye, they...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-11-2012, 02:09 PM
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Posted By gregpio85
Yeah. Even in Chicago, they're gettable, but they...

Yeah. Even in Chicago, they're gettable, but they generally limit you to one per customer.

I was doing some thinking last night and my best guess as to why the beer has been delayed has to do...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-11-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By gregpio85
Good luck finding gumballhead. I live here and...

Good luck finding gumballhead. I live here and can't even get any. Alpha King, Pride and Joy, Robert the Bruce, and Arctic Panzer Wolf shouldn't be too hard to get though.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-10-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By gregpio85
Goose Island Bourbon County release on hold

So GI was supposed to release bramble rye, vanilla bcs, and coffee bcs last week.

At some point they told their distributors they weren't going to be shipping that week, but it would release...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By gregpio85
The full 60 minute boil is to drive off DMS which...

The full 60 minute boil is to drive off DMS which contributes to some vegetable-like off flavors. However, I've done a 20 minute boil and have finished up with a fine beer.

I've never used...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,144
Posted By gregpio85
Subscribing to see how this turns out. Any...

Subscribing to see how this turns out.

Any reason for the Yakima Magnum addition? Hops on hand? The website just lists willamette.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By gregpio85
The basic equation is Density (gravity) =...

The basic equation is Density (gravity) = Mass(total sugar) / Volume (gallons).

My understanding of it is:

Whatever your OG is, the reading is in points per gallon. So for a 1.050 OG, you've...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-10-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,407
Posted By gregpio85
Have they stopped giving tastings after the tour?...

Have they stopped giving tastings after the tour? Between me and the old man, we were able to try everything on tap. The brewery isn't much, but I take it for the tastings afterwards.

I would...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-10-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,407
Posted By gregpio85
They'll still give you free tastings if you go...

They'll still give you free tastings if you go during store hours, but there are only four beers on tap if I remember correctly. I went on a Friday and they were more than happy to hook up some free...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-10-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,407
Posted By gregpio85
If you're passing through Chicago, on top of...

If you're passing through Chicago, on top of Goose Island Brewpub, you'll want to check out:

1. Half Acre Beer Co. (production facility with Tasting room) - Lincoln and Cullom Ave
2. Revolution...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-10-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By gregpio85
Well I'm gonna guess bottles. If you have any...

Well I'm gonna guess bottles. If you have any beers left, put water around the seal and shake the bottle. If you've got a leak, you should see bubbles where air escaping the bottle.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-10-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By gregpio85
Were bottles were brand new?

Were bottles were brand new?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-10-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By gregpio85
I've had this happen a few times and it was...

I've had this happen a few times and it was almost always remedied by new gaskets.

You can get a buttload of them online or at your LHBS.

Grolsch Gaskets- 100 Count...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,319
Posted By gregpio85
The one in Roselle is excellent. Their grain...

The one in Roselle is excellent. Their grain turnover could be better, but they've got a good hardware selection, and their yeast are always within the expiration date (and if not they'll give it to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-06-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By gregpio85
Instead of using 2 row you can use LME, instead...

Instead of using 2 row you can use LME, instead of flaked corn, you can use corn sugar, and instead of rice, you can use rice syrup solids.

Converting it down from 11.5 gallons to 5, and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-06-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By gregpio85
If you're a member of the AHA, there's a pretty...

If you're a member of the AHA, there's a pretty scientific audio presentation from the 2011 NHC by Charlie Bamforth in the members audio section.

You should be able to see the Powerpoint slides:...
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