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Forum: Extract Brewing 03-29-2014, 09:56 PM
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Help with my saison

I brewed an extract saison 4 weeks ago. I made a mistake with my hop additions and when I tasted a sample today it was crazy bitter. Hoping some of the bitterness was that when I got the sample with...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-02-2014, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Projectfdw
First cider so I have a few questions. But first...

First cider so I have a few questions. But first some adaptations I made:

Used brown sugar instead of dextrose
Used a cider yeast(dry but I can't remember which)
Left in primary for 3 weeks to a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-28-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Projectfdw
Another fruit fly question(a bit different)

-Dead fruit flies in airlock for a few weeks
-airlock was filled with vodka
-Decided to add some more because the level was low
- a few of the flies blew back into the fermentor
-og: 1.065. ...
Forum: Stout 06-22-2013, 03:12 PM
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Views: 199,819
Posted By Projectfdw
Brewed an extract version of the recipe and put...

Brewed an extract version of the recipe and put it on top of 1oz French oak chips(soaked in makers mark for 2 week) for 1 week. Bottled on 11-9-12. 7 months later and the oak is still overpowering....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-30-2012, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Projectfdw
Looking for some guidance on my ZD clone. ...

Looking for some guidance on my ZD clone. Finished low at 1.011. Sg 1.064. Extract. S04Only bottled a week but my football team is so bad I needed a diversion.

Never had the real deal so I...
Forum: Stout 12-26-2012, 01:57 AM
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Posted By Projectfdw
By the way.... Bottled on 11/9/12. So everyone...

By the way.... Bottled on 11/9/12. So everyone who said 6 weeks was too soon was right.
Forum: Stout 12-26-2012, 01:55 AM
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Views: 199,819
Posted By Projectfdw
Split a bottle of this brew( a bit different bc I...

Split a bottle of this brew( a bit different bc I put 1oz of French oak chips and 5oz bourbon) and it was really rough. Still tastes like drinking coffee in a cup made of oak. It has so much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-20-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Projectfdw
Rouse the yeast probably wasn't the ought phrase....

Rouse the yeast probably wasn't the ought phrase. Just wondering if it is sunk ( haven't checked) that it would nullify the effects of the cold crash and cloud the beer. I will leave as is.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-20-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Projectfdw
Remove dry hops before cold crash

I have 3oz of citra dryhopping in a muslin bag in my zombie dust clone. Threw them directly into primary. Looking to cold crash tonight. Any thoughts on removing the hops before the cold crash. I...
Forum: Stout 11-17-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 889
Views: 199,819
Posted By Projectfdw
Well curiosity got the best of me.... I tried a...

Well curiosity got the best of me.... I tried a bottle after just one week. I know I know... A wasted beer but I didn't have much else in the house.

Real pod carbonation. Nice 2 finger head. ...
Forum: Stout 11-11-2012, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Projectfdw
Bottled my fbs extract on Friday. 2 weeks...

Bottled my fbs extract on Friday. 2 weeks primary, 3 wks secondary with 1 week of bourbon oak chips and about 5 oz of bourbon. Had a few oz left that I drank it it has so much potential. Coffee...
Forum: Stout 10-30-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 889
Views: 199,819
Posted By Projectfdw
Questions to those who have brewed this. I did...

Questions to those who have brewed this. I did the extract version. Started at 1.079 and finished at 1.011 using s04.

1) was in primary for 2 weeks and now 2 weeks in secondary. The beer...
Forum: Stout 10-14-2012, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Projectfdw
Checked my gravity today after 9 days in primary...

Checked my gravity today after 9 days in primary and it was 1.012. Sg of 1.079. Pitched 2 11g packs of unrehydrated s04. Held steady at 68 degrees. Any idea why so low? I expected to finish...
Forum: Stout 10-04-2012, 12:09 AM
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Posted By Projectfdw
Looking to make an extract version of this on...

Looking to make an extract version of this on Friday. I know tons of advice has been given but I had some specific questions and was hoping to get input from others who have made it, maybe even...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Projectfdw
Almost 2 months later and this is the best beer...

Almost 2 months later and this is the best beer I've made by far. So happy with the results. People are begging for more. It's a good feeling.
RDWHAHB really needs to be written somewhere in my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-22-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By Projectfdw
High range for wyeast 3711

Making my first saison and need some help as a noob. Got 3711 and I know the top range is 75 degrees but I've read about some who ferment higher. Any idea how high I can go and not get a horrible...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-30-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Projectfdw
Finally saw a little activity this morning. Took...

Finally saw a little activity this morning. Took it out of the swamp cooler last night so maybe the ambient temp rise plus the vigorous stirring yesterday got it moving.

Now, so I keep it at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-30-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Projectfdw
Noob ringwood issues

Hey guys,
Been doing a lot of research today and can't seem to find any advice for my issue.

Brewed a DFH 60 minute extract clone on Friday, 5 gallons. I admit I screwed up and out of laziness...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-02-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Projectfdw
Also, it is much darker than I expected. Looks...

Also, it is much darker than I expected. Looks similar to the porter I just brewed.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-02-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Projectfdw
IPA smells like applejuice?

Hey guys, love the site. Hoping for a little help.

Just put my 3rd batch into secondary. Midwest Octane IPA LME kit. Had a good 2 litre starter and used wyeast witbread. Everything went pretty...
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