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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-25-2012, 03:44 AM
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Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Blichmann vs Stout (Conicals)

Anybody had experience with both of these conicals (talking 7.5/7.3 models)?

Blichmann is the higher price point and the brand name, Stout seems to be a bargain. Wanting to hear opinions from...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
If you're serious about home brewing (which I am...

If you're serious about home brewing (which I am assuming you are because you've stepped up to All-Grain) begin reading this.

http://www.howtobrew.com/section3/index.html

Read everything that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,179
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Triple decoction mash a lager and fly sparge

Triple decoction mash a lager and fly sparge
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-06-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Another issue is that you could be letting the...

Another issue is that you could be letting the wort flow out of your tun too quickly, hurting your efficiency. Try going slower, it may or may not help. This used to happen to me quite often, and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Not too much gets past you guys! Left is correct....

Not too much gets past you guys! Left is correct. I don't know if anybody triple decoction mashes for American Pilsners, my brother just wanted too so he did.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Guess which is which

My brother brewed an American Pilsner. It is triple decoction mashed and filtered twice, a picture is below guess which is his brew and which is a commercial equivalent.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-26-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
my $.02... Get your water analyzed. I was...

my $.02...

Get your water analyzed. I was lucky had a great water report. If you think your beer is good now, it will be taken to great. I cannot stress enough my experience with other All-Grain...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
yeah I am thinking that we just had poor...

yeah I am thinking that we just had poor sanitation. we were using the low foam star san, which I discovered requires more than regular star san. Since I have never had an infected batch before...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Funny, I don't have reading comprehension...

Funny, I don't have reading comprehension problems. Perhaps I did not articulate my question correctly.

Question 1: Can a yeast starter (pitching a lot of yeast) be too big to cause my airlock...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-31-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
yeah, I guess my question is, could I pitch too...

yeah, I guess my question is, could I pitch too much yeast after making a yeast starter that itd cause that problem. I think it resulted in my beer becoming infected.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-31-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Yeast Starter

Can a yeast starter be too big? I ferment 5 gallon batches in 6.5gallon carboys. I've never really had a problem with the fermentation going through the airlock, or as in my most recent case,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-17-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Yeah I probably will now. Seems like my best...

Yeah I probably will now. Seems like my best chance to try other people's home brew. Anybody here willing to do a mail trade?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Part of my resistance to my local club is age....

Part of my resistance to my local club is age. Many of them are my father's age or 15+years older than me. I am from New Hampshire.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Trying other's HB

Recently I have been experimenting with my own home brews to make them better. I spent a lot of time/effort over the years diagnosing and correcting many flaws in my home brews. There is only one...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-12-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
True but then I might as well use dextrose at...

True but then I might as well use dextrose at room temp. So as you sit waiting for your beer, I'm already done mine and on to the next one! Boom! Roasted. =D. Nah that method is great too
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-12-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Carbonation, easy method.

I see a lot of threads with charts and discussions of equilibrium, hose length, purging, shaking, etc. I've had my trials and tribulations with all of these. While the "set it and forget it" method...
Forum: Brew Science 01-03-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
thanks guys, all good info. Next brew day I am...

thanks guys, all good info. Next brew day I am going to have all these considerations in mind, and try a few things & see what happens. I'll post pics and details in this forum.
Forum: Brew Science 01-02-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
So by better balancing the pH of my mash, I will...

So by better balancing the pH of my mash, I will achieve a better malt character and depth to my PAs and IPAs? I guess I lost you somewhere there.
Forum: Brew Science 01-02-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Alright so I've gotta balance my pH and increase...

Alright so I've gotta balance my pH and increase the calcium. In layman's terms, why is calcium so important to flavor? What does it do to malt/hops?
Forum: Brew Science 01-02-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Complicated, but I think I still get it. In...

Complicated, but I think I still get it. In terms of what that actually means for the flavor of my beers and my problems with my brews that I listed, and based off what you guys have told me,...
Forum: Brew Science 01-02-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
My bicarbonate level is 55.9 (56) multiplied by...

My bicarbonate level is 55.9 (56) multiplied by 1.22=68

link: http://www.pennichuck.com/PDF%20WQR/LockeLakeWaterSys.pdf

page 3, look to the "Airstrip" column, thanks for the help so far!
Forum: Brew Science 01-02-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
The report is not from Ward Labs. Its just a...

The report is not from Ward Labs. Its just a local report that we found online, but it is from 2011 March-May, so quite current. I did mess up alittle with the definitions but all my numbers are...
Forum: Brew Science 12-31-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Water Profile Question of course

Hey all,

I've read all the stickies, John Palmer's section on how to brew, etc. Done my homework. I wanted to get someone with practical experience with adding salts as I have never done so. My...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-07-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
Thanks all for the replies. I do vorlauf for...

Thanks all for the replies. I do vorlauf for clarity. Our debate centered around whether to drain the kettle fully or not. For example, we add the mash water, let sit for 60 minutes...vorlauf. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-04-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By NorsemenRugby58
No because I was batch sparging single infusion...

No because I was batch sparging single infusion mashing and using my lhbs for a crush
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