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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2012, 02:26 AM
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Fermenting good right at 64.2 degrees!! Spiced...

Fermenting good right at 64.2 degrees!! Spiced holiday ale. Starting OG of 1.062 with a target of 1.008.

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-30-2011, 09:32 PM
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Views: 976
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Just made a home made fermentation chamber. I...

Just made a home made fermentation chamber. I live in Houston area where temps have been 100+ degrees outside for over a month and a half. Fermenting has been a challenge. Maintaing right temps has...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2011, 01:40 AM
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Views: 518,412
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Going to brew a pils and a stout tomorrow if...

Going to brew a pils and a stout tomorrow if weather is not too hot. Forecast to be 107 in Houston. I don't have a wort chiller. I use an ice bath to cool down my wort. Could be worse, could be in...
Forum: General Techniques 08-26-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,165
Posted By CypressTop
What I do is take 3 Starbucks VIA packs add to my...

What I do is take 3 Starbucks VIA packs add to my boiling priming sugar and water mixture. I let it boil for 2 -3 min then add to the bottling bucket. I then add the fermented porter and very gently...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-10-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,936
Posted By CypressTop
Well, I would say this question has been...

Well, I would say this question has been answered. :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By CypressTop
Why would you clarify ( secondary ) a hefe?

Why would you clarify ( secondary ) a hefe?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By CypressTop
Don't depend on airlock. From all research I have...

Don't depend on airlock. From all research I have done on Dunkel, give it 21 days primary, then check for 3 stable days of hydro readings, then bottle. Even though my krausen is beginning to fall, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By CypressTop
Leave it. I have a Dunkel, brewed 10 days ago,...

Leave it. I have a Dunkel, brewed 10 days ago, krausen just now starting to fall. Gonna leave mine another 2-3 weeks, then straight to bottle. No need to rack to a clarifying carboy ( secondary ) as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-28-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By CypressTop
Day 3 in primary, still has Krausen and actively...

Day 3 in primary, still has Krausen and actively fermenting. Fermentation temp right at 64 degrees and holding. Per a Jamil Show episode, he recommended fermenting Dunkel at 62 ish to keep the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-26-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By CypressTop
How would one go abount calculating the...

How would one go abount calculating the effeciency?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-26-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By CypressTop
4th Batch Made, 1st AG

Made my first AG yesterday

Dunkelweizen

1.70 lbs. Pilsener Germany
5.80 lbs. Wheat Malt America
2.60 lbs. Munich Malt(light) America
4 oz.. Special B Malt Belgian
4 oz Crystal 40L America...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-22-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1,026
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Posted By CypressTop
Ok, I'm in! With the holidays coming, I am...

Ok, I'm in! With the holidays coming, I am looking for some ideas for my first AG or PM. I am looking for a smooth, well balanced, and festive brew. Again, this will be my first AG / PM so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By CypressTop
Why not just talk them in to holding the...

Why not just talk them in to holding the competition to a later date? Reading what Revvy has stated, as well as the other vast information within this site, you can't rush perfection. I would go...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-20-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By CypressTop
Cypress Top Brewing

Here are our labels. Thanks to Kirk Draut for the design!
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By CypressTop
Awesome. I was trying to figure SWMBO out...

Awesome. I was trying to figure SWMBO out myself, but knew not to ask, as I would find it eventually.

Great manual of acronyms. Now no one has an excuse.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,509
Posted By CypressTop
Tasting the ferment, 10 days old yesterday, it...

Tasting the ferment, 10 days old yesterday, it tasted quite good. Well rounded. By using 2.5 gallons, it still boiled down to just under 2 gallons. 1st batch, steeped for 30 min, then I boiled for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By CypressTop
I got a 30 Qt, Stainless pot from my local...

I got a 30 Qt, Stainless pot from my local Academy store for $49.99. Much cheaper than my LHBS.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,509
Posted By CypressTop
I have brewed 2 batches of the True Brew...

I have brewed 2 batches of the True Brew Oktoberfest. I followed the instructions as stated, with one exception, I used 2.5 gallons for the boil. Both batches are still fermenting, one is getting...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-14-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,634
Posted By CypressTop
Revvy, You Rock! All of the beginner...

Revvy,

You Rock! All of the beginner brewing videos in one place! Nice links!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-13-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By CypressTop
Progressing!

Well, brewed batch #2 and #3 this past Friday. Who Hoo! Now the waiting game continues. Batch #1, 9 days in fermenter. Clearing nicely now:tank:.



Primary #1 : 1st batch run - Oktoberfest...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By CypressTop
Is it an extract recipe? Can you post?

Is it an extract recipe? Can you post?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-08-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By CypressTop
68-70. I have primary in a bin with water and...

68-70. I have primary in a bin with water and change ice bottles, with wicking towel.
Yes, this is an ale version of Oktoberfest. Kit is from True Brew.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-08-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By CypressTop
Recipe Suggestions

Now that I have my first batch, Oktoberfest from a kit, in the primary, looking to brew a second batch of brew this weekend. Any suggestions on a brew? I am extract for now, until I research All...
Forum: Introductions 09-08-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 76
Posted By CypressTop
Went to DeFalcos yesterday. Was ok. Not the...

Went to DeFalcos yesterday. Was ok. Not the cleanest store I have been to. Going to go to Brew it Yourself, in Spring on Friday. Closer to me.
Forum: Introductions 09-08-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 76
Posted By CypressTop
Well thanks for the welcome

Thanks all for the welcome. First batch is fermenting. Day 5. Already smells like beer!

What is LHBS?
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