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Forum: Stout 03-20-2013, 09:03 PM
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Posted By ryangibson77
Without sparging, I would expect a fairly low...

Without sparging, I would expect a fairly low efficiency, like maybe 50%...but if you've brewed using BIAB before and got significantly higher efficiency, then it would seem to point to the grain...
Forum: Stout 03-20-2013, 06:14 PM
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Posted By ryangibson77
Based on what you've said, I'd bet the crush was...

Based on what you've said, I'd bet the crush was poor...either the grain mill wasn't adjusted correctly, or there was uncrushed grain mixed in with the crushed grain or something... even at 160...
Forum: Stout 03-20-2013, 05:09 PM
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Posted By ryangibson77
My first thought regarding your low yield issue...

My first thought regarding your low yield issue is that your grain may not have been crushed. Do you crush your own grain, or buy it crushed? Also, it is possible your strike water denatured a bunch...
Forum: Soda Making 10-17-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,342
Posted By ryangibson77
SpringMom, 10-4 on the toxicity. Someone can...

SpringMom, 10-4 on the toxicity. Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that if the flavor of the wintergreen is reasonable (ie. less strong than chewing a piece of wintergreen gum,...
Forum: Soda Making 10-17-2012, 05:47 PM
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Posted By ryangibson77
...okay, so I gave up trying to find a local...

...okay, so I gave up trying to find a local source of fresh wintergreen leaves or oil...they are both surprisingly difficult to find! However, I did actually come up with an even better idea (IMO)....
Forum: Soda Making 10-16-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By ryangibson77
I just met with my brew club, and the consensus...

I just met with my brew club, and the consensus is that I got some "barn yard" wintergreen...I am going to work on procuring some fresh (dried and vacuum packed) wintergreen and see if the aroma and...
Forum: Soda Making 10-15-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,817
Posted By ryangibson77
Connecting two related threads: ...

Connecting two related threads:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f95/sassafras-flavor-alternatives-317718/
Forum: Soda Making 10-15-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,342
Posted By ryangibson77
I did a small batch mixing some of the...

I did a small batch mixing some of the ingredients, and it turned out pretty good (very drinkable). It's definitely root beer, but not quite where it needs to be yet. Here is what I made:

0.5...
Forum: Soda Making 10-14-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By ryangibson77
I used a quarter cup in a half liter of water and...

I used a quarter cup in a half liter of water and it seemed about right to me. Scaled up, thats about 1.5 to 2 cups per gallon.
Forum: Soda Making 10-14-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,342
Posted By ryangibson77
I got the ingredients from my local homebrew...

I got the ingredients from my local homebrew shop. They were all dried roots, bark and leaves that had already been chopped.

I did not grind any of them, as it seemed unnecessary...except for the...
Forum: Soda Making 10-14-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By ryangibson77
I just made six single-flavor sodas, including:...

I just made six single-flavor sodas, including: Sassafras, Sarsaparilla, Star Anise, Licorice Root, wintergreen, and molasses. My nose and taste buds are pretty much pegged at this point, so will...
Forum: Soda Making 10-12-2012, 06:54 PM
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Posted By ryangibson77
:D I've heard that nearly 100% of test...

:D
I've heard that nearly 100% of test subjects who breathed oxygen died within about 100 years...so we should probably avoid oxygen at all costs... :cross: :mug:
Forum: Soda Making 10-12-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,817
Posted By ryangibson77
As I understand it, giving aspirin (salicylic...

As I understand it, giving aspirin (salicylic acid) to kids is only an issue if they take it when they have a fever (virus), which may cause Reye's Syndrome. It also has a level of toxicity, like...
Forum: Soda Making 10-10-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,342
Posted By ryangibson77
Connecting two related threads: ...

Connecting two related threads:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f95/best-source-root-beer-extracts-117270/
Forum: Soda Making 10-10-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,817
Posted By ryangibson77
I just found a recipe that calls for wintergreen...

I just found a recipe that calls for wintergreen instead of sassafras. I haven't tried it yet, but its a start. I will order some raw ingredients to experiment with in the same general proportions...
Forum: Soda Making 10-10-2012, 12:22 AM
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Posted By ryangibson77
FlyingDutchman, did you ever experiment with all...

FlyingDutchman, did you ever experiment with all of those herbs? Can you update us with a description of each? I am on the same quest. Due to a lack of either printed or online information, my next...
Forum: Soda Making 10-09-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,817
Posted By ryangibson77
Brawndo!! :rockin: I'm pickin' up...

Brawndo!! :rockin:



I'm pickin' up what you're puttin' down...and if I was just brewing a batch here and there for myself, who cares...however, this is for my kids, who will probably drink a...
Forum: Soda Making 10-09-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,817
Posted By ryangibson77
I just bought the only book I could find on...

I just bought the only book I could find on making Root Beer, and virtually every recipe in it uses sassafras...even his "modern" recipes.

Nearly every recipe I've seen online is similar...the...
Forum: Soda Making 10-08-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,817
Posted By ryangibson77
Does anyone know where to get safrole-free...

Does anyone know where to get safrole-free sassafras extract?

I am just getting into making root beer, and want to make it from scratch with my kids, but my kids are probably going to drink as...
Forum: General Techniques 10-08-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By ryangibson77
...I am curious if there is any scientific...

...I am curious if there is any scientific information available that describes the human perception of taste, with respect to different kinds of sugar.

Dextrins are not necessarily perceived as...
Forum: General Techniques 10-08-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By ryangibson77
BigEd, Thanks for the info. What you say...

BigEd,

Thanks for the info. What you say agrees with most of what I've read. What about my last question about bitterness though?

I notice from the BJCP guidelines that in a sweet stout:...
Forum: General Techniques 10-07-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By ryangibson77
Mashing and Sweetness

I know that mashing toward the upper end of the range produces a "thicker" beer, or higher FG, and mashing at the lower end produces a thinner or dryer beer. However, the term "sweeter" is often...
Forum: Brew Science 09-17-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 38,450
Posted By ryangibson77
Am I misreading the results? It looks to me like...

Am I misreading the results? It looks to me like the fermentability of the 50% C40 / 50% pale malt mash was only slightly higher than the average of the two. This tells me that there was indeed SOME...
Forum: Brew Science 09-12-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 38,450
Posted By ryangibson77
Nilo, Great experiment. I'm coming into this...

Nilo,

Great experiment. I'm coming into this thread late in the game, however, I just noticed something:

From your test results:
1) When crystal malt is mashed on it's own, it's...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,162
Posted By ryangibson77
Thanks for the recipe! I have a few...

Thanks for the recipe!

I have a few questions/comments about it though. Why 4oz debittered black malt? That has got to be a HUGE flavor and color contribution...? I am sure you are looking to add...
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