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Forum: India Pale Ale 08-15-2011, 02:41 PM
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Posted By skyzo
Haha that is weird. Whats crazy is that I had all...

Haha that is weird. Whats crazy is that I had all my grain measured out and put in my grinder, when somehow the small table it is on tipped over, spilling my grain all over the floor. Luckily my...
Forum: India Pale Ale 08-14-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 91,152
Posted By skyzo
Brewed this today, smelled great going into the...

Brewed this today, smelled great going into the primary. Got better effciency than I expected and ended up at 1.070. This was my first ever rye beer, looking forward to drinking it!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-14-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By skyzo
The cherries were crushed thoroughly, and let to...

The cherries were crushed thoroughly, and let to steep in their juice for a day, while a campden tablet and pectic enzyme were added. Then we drained the bag, and put the bag into another pot with...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-13-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By skyzo
Well pitched the yeast this morning. The cherrys...

Well pitched the yeast this morning. The cherrys by themself yielded about 1.075 with about 1.5gals of juice. Where we went wrong though, was calculating the amount of sugar needed. We added about 8...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-13-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By skyzo
OK thanks, I will go a little lower ABV. Will...

OK thanks, I will go a little lower ABV. Will back-sweetening it once I am about to bottle it lessen the harshness?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-12-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By skyzo
I will be adding sugar and water tommorow. I'm...

I will be adding sugar and water tommorow. I'm curious as well, a slight taste when chrushing the cherries was SUPER sweet. Like sickly sweet. My guess of the OG without any sugar added would be...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-12-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By skyzo
Cherry wine help please

Hi, new to winemaking, been a homebrewer for about 3 years now.

I just picked 25lbs of sweet cherries (VERY sweet, almost black in color and oh so delicious) and was going to make some wine with...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-12-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By skyzo
Just picked 25lbs of cherries for some cherry wine

Just picked 25lbs of cherries for some cherry wine
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-09-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By skyzo
Sewing hop bags

For some reason my LHBS doesnt sell any hop bags besides those muslin ones. I don't like using those ones much more than a couple times, and so I was thinking of replacements.
Obviously I could just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,572
Posted By skyzo
Looks like leftover yeast rafts to me. Could be...

Looks like leftover yeast rafts to me. Could be wrong though. I've never had yeast rafts hang around for that long

I hope its not infected, because I have some similar looking floaties in my IPA...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-10-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By skyzo
I have always made 2.5 gallons batches. Recently...

I have always made 2.5 gallons batches. Recently I switched to all grain, and have continued doing 2.5 gallon batches, with BIAB.

I would love to make 5 gallon batches, but unfortnantly I live in...
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-09-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 110,774
Posted By skyzo
Brewed an all grain version of this recipe last...

Brewed an all grain version of this recipe last weekend, hit the OG right on, and after 1 week in the primary, its down to 1.012, and I swear I could drink the whole thing out of the primary right...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-08-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,063
Posted By skyzo
+1 on the 5 gallon paint strainer. I got mine...

+1 on the 5 gallon paint strainer. I got mine from the local hardware place for 2 for $5
I use them for all-grain BIAB, so they will work perfectly fine for steeping
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-07-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,445
Posted By skyzo
+1 for the still :rockin: A few years back I...

+1 for the still :rockin:

A few years back I had a 5gal batch of chocolate porter that was horrible. Its really the only beer that I've made thats been "bad". I mean this thing was undrinkable....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-06-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By skyzo
Yeah somethings not right here, crystal can't be...

Yeah somethings not right here, crystal can't be used as the single base malt. Maybe he used crystal along with some speciality malts?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-06-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By skyzo
For my stove to bring 4 gallons of water to a...

For my stove to bring 4 gallons of water to a boil(2.5 gallon BIAB batches), it takes about 30 minutes or so. Not too bad for an old stove
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-04-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By skyzo
http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-Fashioned-Cast-Grin...

http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-Fashioned-Cast-Grinder-Grain/dp/B000U5NZ4I

Free 2 day shipping for prime members too.

Be prepared to make those modifications to it though, because when I first...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-04-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By skyzo
Congrats on the first brew with BIAB. I have...

Congrats on the first brew with BIAB. I have recently been doing alot of BIAB batches, and love how easy it is.
Dont worry about dumping into the fermenter, I have done that on every batch for the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-04-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By skyzo
If you're on a budget and don't want to spend...

If you're on a budget and don't want to spend much, +1 on the coronas. I bought a victoria (just another brand that makes this style) for $20 shipped a couple months back. With some quick...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-03-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By skyzo
+1 to the juniper, also ask him and find out if...

+1 to the juniper, also ask him and find out if he is allergic to any other herbs.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-03-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,112
Posted By skyzo
When I need 2oz orange zest for my favorite...

When I need 2oz orange zest for my favorite recipe (blacklab's opa) I usually get zest from 4 large oranges. Like big ones, softball size.

I have a scale too, I always forget to weigh the oranges...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-03-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By skyzo
Cloudy wort

Last night I made an IPA on my new BIAB setup. This was only my 3rd AG ever, and my first IPA with this setup.
Things went pretty well besides missing my mash temp big time at first, it was at 160...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-28-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By skyzo
Yeah, I learned my lesson about cheap...

Yeah, I learned my lesson about cheap thermometers. Ordered the granddaddy of all thermometers, the thermapen, this morning. So hopefully my IPA next week goes smoother...

I might try what Bobby...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-28-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By skyzo
Too high mash temps

So its been 10 days since my double brew day, an APA and a brown ale.
On both the APA and brown, I hit my OG's exactly, 1.055 for APA, and 1.048 for the brown.
At 7 days in the primary, I took a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By skyzo
After I dumped the sparge into the rest of the...

After I dumped the sparge into the rest of the wort, i stirred it around and pulled a sample out with a baster, cooled it to 60f, and then got a hydrometer reading, which read 1.044. then I used this...
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