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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-25-2007, 04:13 AM
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Posted By rjm
No, but Guinness is a stout in it's own class....

No, but Guinness is a stout in it's own class. There is not other stout like it, so don't use it as your bench mark. There are lots of other great stouts on the market that are made without CO2...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-25-2007, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By rjm
The problem with all grain

So I cracked my first all grain tonight, and I'm having some reservations. The real problem with all grain, is that I can't imagine that the beer on tap at my local is ever going to cut it again, and...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-05-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By rjm
The yeast I used was Wyeasst 1214, which should...

The yeast I used was Wyeasst 1214, which should have handled high alcohol beers. Unfortunately I did not use a starter, which may have been the reason that fermentation cut short. Regardless, do I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-05-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By rjm
They are in the basement right now, but it isn't...

They are in the basement right now, but it isn't exactly 'cold' down there. I will move them upstairs to see if that makes a difference. I used a little less than 3/4 cup priming sugar.
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-04-2006, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By rjm
No Carb in my beautiful Belgian Strong PA

Iím in the process of brewing a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, and it has been in the bottles for 2 weeks. It was in the primary for about 8 days, and the fermentation had pretty much stopped Ė one bubble...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-10-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 59,602
Posted By rjm
A quick question - what do you recomend a 5...

A quick question - what do you recomend a 5 gallon carboy cap and a 6.5 gallon carboy cap. I assume this is because you have two different sized carboys? I am new to brewing, but my guess is the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-10-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By rjm
Extract Bavarian Weizen Q's

Iím contemplating doing a Bavarian Weizen, and have a few questions since I am tinkering with a recipe a bit so that I donít have all kinds of leftovers Ė the ingredients are obviously not sized...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-04-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By rjm
No starter. Not quite sure how to do that yet,...

No starter. Not quite sure how to do that yet, and equally newbe like, I aerate by shaking the hell out of it after I pitch. The aeration method will not likely change for the next few batches, but...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-03-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By rjm
Yeast stalled?

Iíve only brewed two batches of beer, and this is the first time that I have transferred to a secondary. It was in the primary for about 8 days, and the fermentation had pretty much stopped Ė one...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By rjm
Can't disagree with that idea. I'm working on...

Can't disagree with that idea. I'm working on it... ;)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By rjm
The Down Side of Homebrewing

I got impatient, and popped my very first homebrew today at lunch. It has only been in the bottle for a week, but I couldnít wait. Unfortunately it was so damn good that I canít see how a store...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-01-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By rjm
Racking to Secondary

Hello all,

I'm about to rack my second brew to the secondary, and was wondering about timing. I know that a good guess as to when to do this is after the krausen has fallen, and the fermentation...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By rjm
Yeah, I cooked another batch up on the weekend,...

Yeah, I cooked another batch up on the weekend, and I will definately pick up a bottling wand before I bottle that batch. But, I'm glad to hear that a little extra head space will not make a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By rjm
First Batch Bottled, good to go!

I bottled my first batch last night, and it went smoother than I thought. I donít have a bottling wand or a dishwasher, so I had a bit more labour involved, but I sanitized, and rinsed and Iím sure...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-24-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By rjm
bottling with the minumum

Later this afternoon I will be bottling my first batch, and I have a few questions. First off, I do not have a bottling wand or a bottling bucket, but I do have one of the plastic fermenters without...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,674
Posted By rjm
Thanks for setting all of that straight for me. I...

Thanks for setting all of that straight for me. I think I have a better understanding, and although I can see that the hydrometer should be used with a 'grain of salt', I feel more comfortable now...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,674
Posted By rjm
Help estimating Alcohol %

In the vein of Kevin Kís recent post, I wonder if someone could help me out with some calculations.

I didnít get a good reading of my OG, but here is the extract + steeped grain recipe I followed:...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-20-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,344
Posted By rjm
Is Dextrose the Same as Corn Sugar

The message header about sums it up. I'm preping to bottle my first homebrew and need to know if I can use the Dextrose on sale at my local health food store for bottle conditioning, or if corn sugar...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By rjm
1 Week and really slowing down?

I started my first homebrew exactly a week ago today, and the fermentation lock has slowed to about 1 burp per minute already. Should I be concerned about this? I had not planned to rack to a...
Forum: General Techniques 04-13-2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By rjm
First Brew!

Good day all. Iím new to this forum, and glad that I found it. Canít wait to indulge in my new hobby.

Two nights ago I attempted my first homebrew, and I had a few problems. Now I'm impatient and...
Forum: Introductions 04-13-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By rjm
another noob

Another noob here - so noob that I know the it means Ďnewí but nothing beyond that! I started my first homebrew 2 days ago, and I look forward to indulging in my new hobby. The waiting is going to...
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