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Forum: General Techniques 03-26-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,014
Posted By novaraz
Flavor and aroma are inseparably linked, and of...

Flavor and aroma are inseparably linked, and of course very subjective. Try holding your nose and sipping your favorite IPA, and I bet it will taste exactly like bitter, slight sweet alcohol and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By novaraz
Definitely a lesson learned. Luckly, the beer...

Definitely a lesson learned. Luckly, the beer came out pretty good, thanks to my last minute saving throws. The Brown Ale is quite good, while the Nugget Cali Common is a little thin, but very...
Forum: General Techniques 03-11-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,458
Posted By novaraz
May be too late for this suggestion, but you...

May be too late for this suggestion, but you could smoke a few pounds of 2-row with hickory.

Alternatively, soak the charred hickory in vodka and dump the whole mess into the secondary?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By novaraz
It will definitely carb at 60*F, but it may take...

It will definitely carb at 60*F, but it may take 2-3 months. My first batch, a Fat Tire clone, had a similar story. After a month in our cellar at ~60*F, my clever friends dubbed it "Flat Tire". A...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By novaraz
Old Bay has the best tap list in town, and the...

Old Bay has the best tap list in town, and the food is excellent. Triumph is good but in Princeton, ~40 minutes away. Harvest Moon's beer is on par with "average brewpub" quality, and their food is...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 03-04-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 5,608
Posted By novaraz
Almost daily!

Almost daily!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,050
Posted By novaraz
I can't say best, but certainly most memorable:...

I can't say best, but certainly most memorable: first decent beer after Naddy/Keystone college days, i.e. the first time I enjoyed a beer, was Yeungling lager while camping. First "craft" beer was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By novaraz
I do BIAB partial mashes too; this is a great...

I do BIAB partial mashes too; this is a great idea. I ended up buzzing the 2 pounds of grain that the Fat Tire kit came with. Little messy, but I'll take it. It's bubbling away happily now.
Thanks...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By novaraz
Thanks two_hearted, pretty definitive proof...

Thanks two_hearted, pretty definitive proof there.
BobC I ran that by the wifey, not too pleased. I figure I'd invest once I have room to store some bulk grains.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By novaraz
Grain crush question

Last weekend I set out to brew all Sunday, so I stopped by the LHBS and picked up 1 extract kit, 1 partial mash, and one 1 AG 3.5 gallon (BierMuncher's Aberdeen Brown). I started with the AG, and...
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 01-04-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,507
Posted By novaraz
This recipe looks really cool! Quick question (if...

This recipe looks really cool! Quick question (if you are still around), do you smoke just the 2 row, or a mix of the 2 row and chocolate? Also, did you ever try making it with commercial smoked malt?
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 231,722
Posted By novaraz
Question: All the specs I find on the Firestone...

Question: All the specs I find on the Firestone liquid-out post say 5/18-18. How does it fit onto the 3/8" flare??
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 372,169
Posted By novaraz
I brewed a partial mash version of this beer...

I brewed a partial mash version of this beer about a month ago. It was in the primary for 3 weeks, then kegged and spiced a week ago. Pulled a sample last night, and while still not fully carbed, it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-06-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By novaraz
I was going to make a spice tea with ground...

I was going to make a spice tea with ground spices. They should settle in the couple of weeks of carbing and exit with the first pint (I would think).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-06-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By novaraz
I'm new here, but I just stumbled across this in...

I'm new here, but I just stumbled across this in another thread,
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/secondary-not-john-palmer-jamil-zainasheff-weigh-176837/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-06-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By novaraz
I had a feeling that's what everybody would say!...

I had a feeling that's what everybody would say! :) I asked mainly because Thunderstruck recipe calls for a secondary. Ideally I would do 2 weeks on the yeast, then 10 days in the secondary with the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-06-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By novaraz
Traveling for 2 weeks -- to rack or not to rack?

On Labor Day, we brewed up Yuri_Rage's Thunderstruck Pumpkin Ale as a partial mash (6 gal batch size), and an additional 2 gallon AG. Pitched 1.5 packets on S-04 on the pumpkin, the other 0.5 on the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,331
Posted By novaraz
In the beer! As in, the gas at 30 PSI in the...

In the beer! As in, the gas at 30 PSI in the headspace dissolves into your beer. If the beer is already saturated with CO2, the gauge will stay at 30 PSI and you'll have over-carbed your batch.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-04-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By novaraz
I did this exact thing once. Read the...

I did this exact thing once. Read the instructions too fast and used 1 oz per gallon. Made the best beer yet with super-starsan bubbles in the fermenter. :mug:
Forum: Brew Science 08-28-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By novaraz
Great, thanks for the advice! So, would you...

Great, thanks for the advice!
So, would you recommend adjusting Ca by assuming Mg is 0, if necessary for a certain brew? I don't want to get too picky (yet), just get into the ballpark.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-28-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By novaraz
So how do you control fermentation temps? There...

So how do you control fermentation temps? There will always be a temperature gradient unless there's mixing or an internal chiller.
Forum: Brew Science 08-23-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By novaraz
Water profile from WaterCo -- tips?

United Water Toms River posted their quality report recently --
Chlorine ppm 0.47
Alkalinity ppm 53
Aluminum ppb 76
Chloride ppm 12
Corrosivity 0.7
Color CU 1
Hardness (as CaCO3) ppm 54
Iron...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-23-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By novaraz
Target sells a 2gal Igloo water cooler for $12. I...

Target sells a 2gal Igloo water cooler for $12. I am going use BIAB and the cooler as a mash tun for 1-2.5 gallon batches. Northern brewer also sells cute little 2 gallon buckets for ferm chambers,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By novaraz
Good advice. I'm picking some up for Brandon O's...

Good advice. I'm picking some up for Brandon O's Graff and starters. I'll get some extra.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By novaraz
Cool, thanks guys! I was to focus on the hops,...

Cool, thanks guys!
I was to focus on the hops, but keep it relatively simple. Also I hear Apollo described as 'dank'? Anyway, I think I will change the hop schedule to:
0.5oz Summit @ FWH, 27 IBU...
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