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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-12-2013, 02:44 AM
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Posted By vtec4me21
I agree, the krausen hangs around. The pictures...

I agree, the krausen hangs around. The pictures in this thread looks normal for 1272. Cold crash and the yeast will fall out of suspension along with any remaining krausen. I like this yeast...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-09-2013, 06:05 PM
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Posted By vtec4me21
I kegged this last batch on 04/07/13. The beer,...

I kegged this last batch on 04/07/13. The beer, although flat has a different malt character with the Wyeast 2352-PC Munich Lager II yeast. More malt forward and a nice smooth mouth feel. I'm glad...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2013, 04:37 AM
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Posted By vtec4me21
I am now lagering the second batch of Dos Equis. ...

I am now lagering the second batch of Dos Equis. Fermenting using Wyeast 2352-PC Munich Lager II was very low sulfur as advertised. I did a two day diacetyl rest at ale temps. I'll update after a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-14-2013, 01:16 AM
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Posted By vtec4me21
I don't have the BYO recipe but I have the one...

I don't have the BYO recipe but I have the one from Can You Brew It on the Brewing Network. This is the recipe straight from Lagunitas. I feel it's close to the original version and it turned out...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-24-2013, 04:58 PM
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Posted By vtec4me21
I've added my dark grains at vorlauf with the...

I've added my dark grains at vorlauf with the following grain bill. On the previous attempt at this beer I had the dark grains added in for the entire mash time and it turned out a bit bitter. On...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-23-2013, 01:37 AM
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Posted By vtec4me21
Agreed and...science! It makes you look like a...

Agreed and...science! It makes you look like a mad effing scientist. What more persuasion could you need?

Science wills it!!!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-23-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By vtec4me21
My very first boil of extract brewing boiled...

My very first boil of extract brewing boiled over. Every since then 6 - 8 drops of Fermcap for 5 gallons FTMFW!!! (Oh and psssttt all grain or gtfo :-D)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-23-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By vtec4me21
Awesome, thanks for the reply back on how this...

Awesome, thanks for the reply back on how this turned out. I've brewed one rye IPA, but it wasn't up to par really. If this has passed the taste tests I'm all ears.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-07-2013, 11:36 PM
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Posted By vtec4me21
So the first batch of Dos Equis XX Amber turned...

So the first batch of Dos Equis XX Amber turned out great. Very close to the original and not bad for my first lager. I want to try a different yeast and I found Wyeast has this from the private...
Forum: Cider 02-05-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By vtec4me21
It turned out good, although I should of...

It turned out good, although I should of back-sweetened some. It was just a bit tart but overall pretty good. Maybe it's just my taste but I seem to prefer Apfelwein over the raspberry flavor.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-12-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By vtec4me21
Thank you for sharing a site that has not only...

Thank you for sharing a site that has not only lager recipes, but a wide variety of different styles.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-06-2013, 01:27 PM
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Posted By vtec4me21
Dos Equis Amber is pretty darn good, especially...

Dos Equis Amber is pretty darn good, especially with some Mexican food. I've noticed that this beer on tap is great, in the bottle not so much. I have a batch that is just about ready to be kegged...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-14-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By vtec4me21
I've brewed every two weeks for two years and let...

I've brewed every two weeks for two years and let each batch sit in a bucket for up to three weeks. I've had no oxidation issues with any batches. Your local LHBS is full of B.S. :). I also like...
Forum: American Ale 08-13-2012, 01:15 PM
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Posted By vtec4me21
Great, thanks for sharing Dwight! I guess it's...

Great, thanks for sharing Dwight! I guess it's time to dust off a growler and fill'er up with some Mac & Jack amber. Then it's off to yeast harvesting / propagation.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-11-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By vtec4me21
If you keg dry hop in the keg, carb it up and...

If you keg dry hop in the keg, carb it up and enjoy. I just leave the hops in there and really enjoy it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-29-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By vtec4me21
Have you taken a sample and seen in the gravity...

Have you taken a sample and seen in the gravity has dropped any (hydrometer reading)? Two days with one pack of yeast, no starter and that high of a starting gravity makes sense that you are getting...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-04-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By vtec4me21
Pale, amber, IPA, stout and black IPA are all...

Pale, amber, IPA, stout and black IPA are all styles I've brewed and used 1272 and all have been very good. I've used 1272 for any beers that call for 1056 and really the only difference I noticed...
Forum: American Ale 03-17-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By vtec4me21
I would primary for about three weeks, take some...

I would primary for about three weeks, take some gravity readings until it's done.

You can dry hop in primary and rack right off that or dry hop in secondary. Dry hop for 5 to seven days or until...
Forum: Cider 03-15-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 37,008
Posted By vtec4me21
Yes, kegging then bottling from the keg with a...

Yes, kegging then bottling from the keg with a bottling wand hooked into a party tap. If I'm motivated tonight I'll be bottling this batch.
Forum: Cider 03-13-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By vtec4me21
Added the pound of lactose and only 2oz. of the...

Added the pound of lactose and only 2oz. of the raspberry flavoring. It is almost carbed up, just a couple of days until bottling. The taste from the raspberry is nice and mellow, I didn't use the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By vtec4me21
I second this Yooper! This has to one of the...

I second this Yooper! This has to one of the fastest the wife and I have gone through a keg. This has a bit of hop bite but a nice balance of aroma and flavor hops. This ones going on the regular...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-05-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 59
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Posted By vtec4me21
I used S-04, fermented this at 65F but didn't do...

I used S-04, fermented this at 65F but didn't do the temp. raise. I also used Great Western NW pale ale malt, omitted the gypsum and it turned out very good. Close enough for me, the pale ale malt...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-01-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 70
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Posted By vtec4me21
The IBU's will be close, who knows at a homebrew...

The IBU's will be close, who knows at a homebrew level just how close. I'm sure the real batches of Little Sumpin' Sumpin' vary in bitterness between batches. Let us know how it turns out.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,516
Posted By vtec4me21
I believe the guys from CYBI use the rager...

I believe the guys from CYBI use the rager formula for bitterness. You might have a different option set in Beersmith. Go into your options in Beersmith under bitterness and see what you have. You...
Forum: Cider 02-10-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 37,008
Posted By vtec4me21
I'll let you know in about a month after this...

I'll let you know in about a month after this batch is done and carbed up. Both my wife and I really like the raspberry Lindemans Framboise. I don't know if it will be close though as this will...
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