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Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 11-25-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By nymtber
Ommegang is NOT meant to be an every day beer. At...

Ommegang is NOT meant to be an every day beer. At least, I don't think they are! Rare Vos, Witte, BPA, and one more I have had are all delicious, but should be enjoyed a bit warmer (near 50F IMO). I...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 11-25-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By nymtber
Tried Pumpking, tasted like a batch of beer gone...

Tried Pumpking, tasted like a batch of beer gone wrong WITH pumpkin and spices added, mixed with puke.

I decided I would never try a pumpkin beer again. In fact, beers with spices tend not to sit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By nymtber
1: Fermentation temperature control. My beers got...

1: Fermentation temperature control. My beers got a LOT better once I built a fermentation chamber with 2" dow foam board (blue stuff for houses) an old mini-fridge, and a digital temp controller...
Forum: Company Reviews 11-24-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 11,384
Posted By nymtber
Northern brewer has always been great to me,...

Northern brewer has always been great to me, HOWEVER I have advanced to where I need to buy my own grain bill, so I currently use Austin Homebrew.

My starter kit was from NB, and I'd buy the same...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-05-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By nymtber
72F for US05!?!?! I ferment that yeast...

72F for US05!?!?!

I ferment that yeast around 62-64 max (ambient) in my fermentation chamber. You definitely have fusel alcohols from too high of temp.

I built a fermentation chamber with a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-05-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,052
Posted By nymtber
I really like using my fine mesh nylon bag for...

I really like using my fine mesh nylon bag for hops (pellet). Keep all the vegetal matter out, and I can then just dump my work into a carboy (via funnel!)

Works for me! So does partial boil...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 09-06-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 86,411
Posted By nymtber
I'll be brewing batch #2 of this, brewed it last...

I'll be brewing batch #2 of this, brewed it last year as well. Turned out DELICIOUS, a coworker who went to germany a few years ago commented that it was as good as anything he had over there!
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Forum: Extract Brewing 09-06-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By nymtber
I'm a big fan of using DME, it cost more, but I...

I'm a big fan of using DME, it cost more, but I feel the beer taste better.

If you want to cut costs, go Partial Mash and (light) DME. I might try that soon :)
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-23-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By nymtber
My FIRST batch of beer I took a bunch of bottles...

My FIRST batch of beer I took a bunch of bottles to my Ex-gf's graduation from college party. Her family and friends really liked it. NB's American Wheat Extract...

It was daring on my part, but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By nymtber
Did you rehydrate the nottingham like it says to?...

Did you rehydrate the nottingham like it says to? if so it will take off and warm the beer up a good 5 or so! Its a pretty active and QUICK yeast! I just made an Irish Red using nottingham, and...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-17-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By nymtber
Depends. Are you using liquid Kolsch yeast? If...

Depends. Are you using liquid Kolsch yeast? If so, leave it the way it is, Kolsch is supposed to be a semi-lager. Light, simple but with nice fruity flavors from the yeast. Not bitter and not really...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,812
Posted By nymtber
Same here for the starsan. 2 years, 9+ batches,...

Same here for the starsan. 2 years, 9+ batches, no infections, and still have near 1/2 the bottle! I use distilled water and keep the gallon jugs in the basement. Just started using PBW, and in a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-14-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By nymtber
back to back Kolsch brewing saturday!

Well, Brewmasters warehouse came through, mostly, and I get to have a back to back brew session Saturday with my younger brother. 2 batches of Kolsch :) I ordered the same recipe I bought last year...
Forum: Company Reviews 03-12-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,692
Views: 196,220
Posted By nymtber
update: Today I get an email stating they...

update:

Today I get an email stating they are out of the tubing (DUH I already contacted them about that...) and they can hold shipment till it comes in or get my stuff out. And I was told it...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-11-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By nymtber
Northern Brewer "American Wheat" is simple,...

Northern Brewer "American Wheat" is simple, cheap, and most everyone liked it, even my ex girlfriend who really didnt like beer.

I'll never brew it again though. Why? Because Hefeweizen doesnt...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-09-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By nymtber
look up the "simple hefeweizen" recipe in the...

look up the "simple hefeweizen" recipe in the recipe section here. I brewed it pretty much as stated, and it turned out delicious! Ferment around 68F with wyeast 3068. Pretty close to a true Hefe in...
Forum: Company Reviews 03-08-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,692
Views: 196,220
Posted By nymtber
I ordered monday the 4th, needing stuff by Friday...

I ordered monday the 4th, needing stuff by Friday the 15th (double brew day with my brother on the 16th - his first brew day). I sent an email to them about 10 minutes ago, asking when it would ship...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-07-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By nymtber
Vintage Steel Allez! NICE! :) Those wheels do...

Vintage Steel Allez! NICE! :) Those wheels do look pretty fancy, what are they? My new bike is all assembled and mostly ready. Need to clean my SPD pedals, install, and clean the protectant out of...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-07-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By nymtber
Get a kit with unhopped extract and steeping...

Get a kit with unhopped extract and steeping grains. No matter what the kit says, keep the steeping water around 155F which I find better (some say up to 170, I think thats too hot) and steep for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-06-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By nymtber
The only thing I secondary anymore is Kolsch, and...

The only thing I secondary anymore is Kolsch, and dark beers. Dark beers, IMO, just need bulk aging. And Kolsch has to be taken off the yeast for "lagering"

2.5gal in a 5gal carboy? go for it. No...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-06-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,805
Posted By nymtber
Yep, it takes 3068 a while to settle down....

Yep, it takes 3068 a while to settle down. Remember, Hefe is supposed to be cloudy, you don't want the yeast to settle out completely :)

Give it 14 days. THEN check gravity. I think I bottled...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-06-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,554
Posted By nymtber
Megapots have the triple-clad bottom. That pot...

Megapots have the triple-clad bottom. That pot looks to be plain...Maybe the aluminum core at the bottom isn't needed, but I still want it.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-05-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,905
Posted By nymtber
I brewed the NB Kolsch with Wyeast Kolsch liquid...

I brewed the NB Kolsch with Wyeast Kolsch liquid yeast last spring. I'm brewing 2 batches the day before st. patty's day with my brother.

Yep, its that good. Older brother wants a half batch for...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-04-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By nymtber
I agree. I prefer DME, but LME can be used at the...

I agree. I prefer DME, but LME can be used at the end of boil to help save money (its a bit cheaper) and I think the negatives of LME are reduced by using at the end of the boil. Just remember to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-03-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,554
Posted By nymtber
Every batch I have made has been partial boil....

Every batch I have made has been partial boil. Now, I start with about 4gal of water, and end up adding about 1.5gal to get 5 gal of wort in the end. I use bottled water to top off.

Its all been...
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