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Forum: Extract Brewing 08-01-2013, 09:06 PM
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Posted By Manus_Dei
Hmmmm. I did 1/3 the extract early and 2/3 late...

Hmmmm. I did 1/3 the extract early and 2/3 late in 4 gallons. 1 week primary, 3 secondary. Dry hopped the last week. Here were my values:

OG: 1.054
FG: 1.013
ABV: 5.37%

Mine was down to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-30-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Manus_Dei
Popped my first top after under a week. I just...

Popped my first top after under a week. I just couldn't wait to sample it. It was probably the best brew I've made to date and was fully carbed (good head retention, lace, etc). Brought some to a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-14-2013, 08:48 PM
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Posted By Manus_Dei
That was the yeast I used too (White Labs Dry...

That was the yeast I used too (White Labs Dry English Ale Yeast WL007). When I dry hop I rack into the bottling bucket using a plastic filter -- it helps get the sediment out. I usually have my...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-11-2013, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Manus_Dei
Awesome! Let me know how it tastes. I'm two...

Awesome! Let me know how it tastes. I'm two weeks behind ya, I'll be dry hopping the batch next week.

MD
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-02-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Manus_Dei
I'm looking forward to your update as well. I...

I'm looking forward to your update as well. I just moved mine to secondary tonight and it had a faint smell of grapefruit like you said.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-28-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Manus_Dei
This looks great! I'm looking to do something...

This looks great! I'm looking to do something very similar to this w/in the next year, but plan to save up for it first. Have you kept a running tab of costs? If so, would you mind sharing so I...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 06-28-2013, 03:04 AM
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Posted By Manus_Dei
Ghettoblaster carbonation?

I'm curious if any of you have run into the issue with Ghettoblaster (Motor City Brewing Works, Detroit MI) I just had. I bought a six pack of bottles from the restaurant, got home, cracked them...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-24-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By Manus_Dei
The apricot flavoring was a mistake made in the...

The apricot flavoring was a mistake made in the warehouse. It was NOT intended for the kit. Hope that helps any future purchasing decisions.
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-23-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By Manus_Dei
I will update you on whether it has apricot...

I will update you on whether it has apricot flavoring in it if I ever hear back from Midwest.
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-21-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By Manus_Dei
Shenanigan, does Gumball Head have a hint of...

Shenanigan, does Gumball Head have a hint of apricot flavor to it? The recipe doesn't say anything about adding flavored extract, but the kit came with a whole bottle of apricot flavoring.

So, if...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-19-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Manus_Dei
Jawbreaker Wheat Pale Ale

Has anyone brewed this kit from Midwest Supplies? There weren't a whole lot of comments regarding it on the Midwest website, but since I promised the lady I'd brew whichever one she picked off the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Manus_Dei
Bran, what's the verdict? How does it taste? ...

Bran, what's the verdict? How does it taste? Did you carb or no?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-25-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By Manus_Dei
Thanks for the heads up everyone! I'm glad my...

Thanks for the heads up everyone! I'm glad my beer is not donzo and I'm also glad to know you can get Bells in cases. Been buying Oberon/Two Hearted for some time now and only ever seen 6s and 12s....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-25-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By Manus_Dei
Aluminum bottles and air-locks

Two questions for the pros.

1) My beer is in week #2 of fermenting, hiding behind a pile of stuff (my impromptu barricade) in the basement. My nephew (19 months) was sneaky and got past the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-19-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Manus_Dei
First batch rookie, couple questions

So, I started my first batch 5 days ago. It is a honey ale made from a kit and I have a couple questions.

1) I am curious for any veteran's take on whether I should rack my first batch to...
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