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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-27-2013, 09:39 PM
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Posted By BigHead33
Yes it is. That OG is what beersmith is telling...

Yes it is. That OG is what beersmith is telling me
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-27-2013, 09:31 PM
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Posted By BigHead33
I upped the sugar to 1 lb and now my OG is 1.060,...

I upped the sugar to 1 lb and now my OG is 1.060, my ABV is 6.0%, and my IBU's are 49.6. I agree with you about the hop increase and the color increase. I would like to get a nice deep copper color...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-27-2013, 04:30 PM
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Posted By BigHead33
Feedback on my ESB Recipe

Hey guys, I'm in the process of building an ESB recipe and i'd like some feedback from people who have bewed good ESB's in the past. FYI im shooting for the end of the spectrum with regards to OG...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By BigHead33
Yooper you are correct, my runnings are pretty...

Yooper you are correct, my runnings are pretty clear by the end, but I dont check them because I use a hydrometer and it would take too long to chill the sample to get the reading while Im sparging. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By BigHead33
Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I think I...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I think I will use some carapils and try to mash closer to 154 degrees. I will be brewing this again in October and I will let you know how it comes out. Feel...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By BigHead33
Im not sure what my mash ph was because I dont...

Im not sure what my mash ph was because I dont have a ph tester. I use a mash ratio of about 1.25/1.3 quarts per pound of grain. I have never heard of hop shots, I will have to do some research
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-01-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By BigHead33
It might be the topic of another thread, but I...

It might be the topic of another thread, but I like to sparge with enough water to reach my target pre boil voulume. I dont like the idea of adding water post boil. The runnings are clear but I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-31-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By BigHead33
oh and my OG was 1.063 and FG 1.013

oh and my OG was 1.063 and FG 1.013
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-31-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By BigHead33
Thanks for all the input guys. Yes I am shooting...

Thanks for all the input guys. Yes I am shooting for more body. Dont get me wrong, the beer is great, I just feel that it could use a little more fuller mouth feel.

I am not sure that it is a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-31-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By BigHead33
Need some helpful advice for my IPA recipe

Hi guys. I designed an IPA recipe which came out really well except for the body/mouth feel aspect. The head retention was really good though. Actually too good. The initial foam was out of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-27-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By BigHead33
Any recommedations on a good scale?

Hi I am in the market for a good scale to use for weighing minerals to add to my tap water. I have one that I use for weighing hop pellets, but it doesnt do well weighing small amounts under a few...
Forum: Brew Science 07-18-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By BigHead33
My logic is that if you wanted to brew a pilsner...

My logic is that if you wanted to brew a pilsner for example, you would want to achieve the same water chemistry of that region so you would take your given local water chemistry and alter it to...
Forum: Brew Science 07-10-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By BigHead33
Thanks for the help guys. Is brunwater a website...

Thanks for the help guys. Is brunwater a website or program?
Forum: Brew Science 07-09-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By BigHead33
Water chemistry changes: calculated with batch vol or water vol?

Hi, I am planning on brewing a session IPA pretty soon. I have brewed IPA's successfuly in the past and I altered my water chemistry by changing each the strike water and sparge water to the desired...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-24-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By BigHead33
Thanks for the tips. I have a bunch of 2 row...

Thanks for the tips. I have a bunch of 2 row that i need to use, but next time I will try the pilsner split. It sounds interesting.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By BigHead33
I havnt brewed it yet. I am actually brewing it...

I havnt brewed it yet. I am actually brewing it this Friday. I am looking forward to it. I will let you guys know how it comes out
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-07-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By BigHead33
BTW when you say "finished", do you mean adding...

BTW when you say "finished", do you mean adding the CaCl in after the boil? I always add my salts in the strike and sparge water and calculate the amount needed by the volumes of water.

I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-07-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By BigHead33
Thanks! I'll give it a try and let you guys know...

Thanks! I'll give it a try and let you guys know how it comes out. I wont be brewing this for a few more weeks yet though. Im doing one more IPA on Friday and then next month will be the cream ale.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By BigHead33
Hey Yooper, according to my water quality report...

Hey Yooper, according to my water quality report these are the readings on average:

Ca 14 ppm
Mg 1.55 ppm
Na 7.8 ppm
S04 5.7 ppm
Cl 11.6 ppm

Thanks again for your help!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By BigHead33
Thanks! I usually adjust my water chemistry...

Thanks! I usually adjust my water chemistry because I have soft water. It really helps with hop bittering in the IPA's. Should I bother doing this for a cream ale? I read that soft water is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By BigHead33
Thanks for the feedback. According to beersmith:...

Thanks for the feedback. According to beersmith:

1. The estimated OG is 1.052 (falls under the given limit of 1.055)

2. I usually mash at 152 for most of my brews so I think I will stick...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By BigHead33
What do you think of my cream ale recipe?

I am working on creating my own cream ale recipe using beersmith in preparation for a spring brew. I like cream ales, but I have only brewed one once before. It was a kit from midwest. It was ok...
Forum: Brew Science 03-02-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By BigHead33
what is the primer? thanks

what is the primer? thanks
Forum: Brew Science 03-02-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By BigHead33
Need help with an IPA water profile

I recently brewed an IPA that came out amazing, but I stupidly didn't record the water chemistry changes I made. I found the profile online, but now of course I can't find it.

Can anybody...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By BigHead33
Thanks guys, I will try it with a socket instead...

Thanks guys, I will try it with a socket instead of a wrench. What exactly needs lubrication inside these valves once I have them apart?
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