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Forum: Extract Brewing 12-20-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By meadsupporter
saison ferment temps

saison ferment temps.


I am currently doing a saison using the Wyeast 3711 [french saison] and was curious about brew temps.

I currently have mine at 68F for the first 2 days and just raised...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-08-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By meadsupporter
Update: [sort of] since my local brew store...

Update: [sort of]

since my local brew store is knda short on the French Strisslespalt hops i was thinking of subbing for Crystal.

and I may use liquid plisner insted of the dry malt to lower...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-08-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By meadsupporter
Brewtah: I am not currently making this brew but...

Brewtah: I am not currently making this brew but i was think of fermenting at room tempature of 76F - 78 F. I know saison likes warmer temps so the is good news for my IPA that needs to be a bit...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-08-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By meadsupporter
My First Saison - Feedback Requested

Since it is the holiday season i have decided to do a spiced Saison.

Having never done a saison I have a recipe in mind.


Extract Batch:


Grain[s]/ Malts[s]
Forum: Mead Forum 02-14-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By meadsupporter
sack sweet attempt

I have done several meads before as my user name implies but i will try a 3 gallon sack sweet mead.


Should I use the white labs sweet mead yeast or


should i use something like R-2 or Qa23...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-08-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By meadsupporter
saramc: Yes my hydrometer is calibrated; but I...

saramc: Yes my hydrometer is calibrated; but I did use star-san to sanitize it and then put in into the bucket directly. Maybe that is why I have the reading I have.

Then again I think my gravity...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-08-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By meadsupporter
Riesling wine questions

Riesling wine questions

I'm new to wine and I probably suck at it. But hey why not?


I will try to give as much info as possible for my questions.

Vinters Reserve Riesling Wine Kit
The...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-01-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By meadsupporter
Its a working process however I have updated my...

Its a working process however I have updated my ingredients as some here have suggested the use of flaked maize.


For the partial mash:

1 Lb Rahr 6-row or high enzyme malt to convert the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By meadsupporter
Do you mean I need to use hops or I just dont...

Do you mean I need to use hops or I just dont have Enough?


I do plan on using hops farmerted:


I just did not want to reveal too much about the type. They will have an estimated IBU rating...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By meadsupporter
My attempt at cream ale

My attempt at cream ale: [partial mash] UPDATED

I am going for something that is easy to drink and not overly bitter so I chose to do a cream ale. Any suggestions and comments are appreciated....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-21-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By meadsupporter
My first All-Grain Brew

My first All-Grain Brew:


Let me know what you guys think.



Style: Hybrid/ Roggenbier [sort of]

GRAINS
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-11-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By meadsupporter
liquor quick yeast

I have picked up some liquor quick 20% ABV yeast and decided to try it out on a whim.


I am currently using it on a mixture of molasses I just had lying around. It has been over a day and I still...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-08-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By meadsupporter
My idea for pumpkin spice ale.

My idea for pumpkin spice ale.

EXTRACT RECIPE:

5.5 - 6.5Lbs Golden light DME

Steeping grains:
10-12 ozs crystal malt 60-75L (sometimes my local brew store has one or the other but never...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-17-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By meadsupporter
Update: I guess this new program does not...

Update: I guess this new program does not automatically change the 5 gallon to 5 gallon when you choose a different kettle under the options.

It will be interesting to try. Ive had stones...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-17-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By meadsupporter
Beersmith 2.0 question

OK; so I've went out and purchased a pliny the elder clone kit from morebeer dott kom. In the sheet of paper that comes with it the claims are to around 198-ish in terms of IBU's.

However when I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-08-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By meadsupporter
conical vs. upright fridge/freezer

I know there is a 7.5G heating and cooling conical fermenter that is sold by morebeer, but the price is what turns me off. :mad:



So, can anyone here recommend a fridge that can be used to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-07-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By meadsupporter
ABV conversion

ABV conversion


I normally have a caculator that does the work for me but I guess today it will not let me enter the values, and I forget the conversion formula.


Long story short my OG was...
Forum: General Techniques 07-02-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By meadsupporter
Diacetyl rest question

Diacetyl rest question



I am approx day 16 on my pils lager.I have used WLP802 Czech yeast. I know WLP802 tends to produce less diacetyl than some strains, but should I perform the rest now?...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-02-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By meadsupporter
opinions on yeast

opinions on yeast.

I was thinking of a ruiniation clone but was trying to decide weither it should be brewed with WLP007 [dry english] or WLP002 [english ale]?


Your thoughts.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-19-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By meadsupporter
Its only day 3 at most so I will probably wait a...

Its only day 3 at most so I will probably wait a bit to take a reading; but the yeast used was Czech Lager WLP 802
Best before date of Aug 12 2012


* If I did not mention this before I do think...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-19-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By meadsupporter
Quick lager question

Quick lager question:


I pitched 3 vials of yeast at 59 F and it cooled to 53 F [my desired temp], so when do you expect to see a krausen or bubbles in the airlock as it is day 3 and I dont...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-18-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By meadsupporter
My attempt at a Scotch Ale

My attempt at a Scotch Ale:


Thoughts/ tips are appreciated


Anyways this is what I have floating around my head at the moment:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-16-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By meadsupporter
Its not like I delibretly sniffed that tube [at...

Its not like I delibretly sniffed that tube [at least not initally; and only to compare] ; just the odor was that strong to get me to wonder if I had a bad tube or something.


Yes; I was careful...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-16-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By meadsupporter
Odd smell from yeast vial

Odd smell from yeast vial


So i recently pitched some yeast using three vials of white labs.


When opened two of the tubes were of normal 'yeasty' smell; while the third tube has a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-16-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By meadsupporter
Rose water

Rose water:


I dont know if you are aware, but some middle eastern stores sell a heavily scented rose water and orange blossom water.


Have any of you guys here tried to use it in a brew?
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