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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,382
Posted By Kidder
Hops are an essential ingredient to beer. I know...

Hops are an essential ingredient to beer. I know you guys have been talking about it being a preservative but it also balances out the maltiness. At least throw a little bittering hops in it. To each...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,382
Posted By Kidder
I don't understand why someone would want to go...

I don't understand why someone would want to go through the effort of brewing up a batch of beer and not add an essential component that is meant to balance it out. It's like not adding salt and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-22-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Kidder
Hop Rod Rye from the BYO 250 Clones issue. Brewed...

Hop Rod Rye from the BYO 250 Clones issue. Brewed it last year and it was fantastic.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-19-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By Kidder
After a lack of response to a few of my emails...

After a lack of response to a few of my emails and them pushing out my order, I eventually threatened to go to Paypal and get my money back. They promptly responded and had my order shipped out the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-16-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By Kidder
I'm really thinking about using bags for dry...

I'm really thinking about using bags for dry hopping. Upon racking my last IPA to the keg, I must've transferred a TON of hops. I just cannot seem to get a foam-free dispense because of the hops...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-15-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By Kidder
I use a hop bag for leaf hops in the boil. They...

I use a hop bag for leaf hops in the boil. They can easily clog up your racking cane or Autosiphon, even with the plastic "filter" tip. I don't worry about putting pellet hops in a bag, just drop...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-06-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By Kidder
Mine took a little over 3 weeks direct from BC....

Mine took a little over 3 weeks direct from BC. Really had to nag them to get an email response. I suggest buying from a retailer that has them in stock.

I get a great crush with stock settings....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-06-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,155
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Posted By Kidder
I tried this tonight and didn't have very good...

I tried this tonight and didn't have very good results. Most of my problems were from an obstructed beer line. It was a rye IPA (Hop Rod Rye) and a decent amount of hops from the secondary made their...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-31-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,599
Posted By Kidder
In the winter I brew 2.5-3 gallon AG batches in...

In the winter I brew 2.5-3 gallon AG batches in the kitchen. My electric range can bring 4 gallons of wort to a boil in about 30 minutes, assuming the runoffs are still fairly warm. I like doing half...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-24-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Kidder
Well, I cracked open a bottle the other night and...

Well, I cracked open a bottle the other night and it tastes exactly like it did in the keg. :( Maybe I'll try dry hopping what's in the carboy, perhaps with a high alpha acid hop lika Citra or...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-15-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Kidder
My father-in-law told me that you can buy a case...

My father-in-law told me that you can buy a case of used empty beer bottles from you local beer distributor for about $8. They come with a nice, thick cardboard case. I've saved up a bunch of Amber...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-15-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,703
Posted By Kidder
It usually takes me 4-5 hours from start to...

It usually takes me 4-5 hours from start to finish for my AG sessions (batch sparge), not including cleanup. Definitely saves time if you heat your sparge water during the mash...that way you're...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-15-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Kidder
I racked it back to the carboy tonight and...

I racked it back to the carboy tonight and cleaned the heck out of the keg. There was some previous beer residue stuck to the inside of it. Possible source of infection right there. I cannot believe...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-14-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Kidder
I should also mention that the keg that it's in...

I should also mention that the keg that it's in smelled bad prior to cleaning (shaking) with One Step. I forget if I sanitized it prior to storage. In hindsight, I should've scrubbed the heck out of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-14-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Kidder
My LHBS didn't have Ahtanum hops at the time so I...

My LHBS didn't have Ahtanum hops at the time so I used Amarillo.

Maybe I will set it aside but I only have two kegs total so that only leaves me with one...unless I buy another one. I didn't...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-14-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Kidder
I'll probably just dump the batch. I have a...

I'll probably just dump the batch. I have a really good feeling it is an infection. When I was racking to the secondary, a piece of tape that was on the carpet just happened to attach itself to my...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-14-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Kidder
keg hopping to salvage a beer?

Well, I think I finally got an infected or oxidized batch of beer. A few weeks ago I did the BYO Stone Pale Ale clone (AG). Fermented 2 weeks, then in the secondary for another week. I kegged it last...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 03-12-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 203,887
Posted By Kidder
Wow, just pulled a sample from the fermenter and...

Wow, just pulled a sample from the fermenter and it tastes really nice. I don't know if it's finished yet as it's 1.012, but my OG was 1.050 which was much higher than what the recipe said. It's been...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-07-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,912
Posted By Kidder
No, after each of your runnings you'll probably...

No, after each of your runnings you'll probably have a little wort left behind in your mash tun...that is the dead space. I usually have around a 1/4 gallon leftover in my round 5 gallon Rubbermaid...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-04-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By Kidder
I've made two batches of beer since I got my BC a...

I've made two batches of beer since I got my BC a few weeks ago. I kept factory settings. First batch made with it was an APA and had no problems; got 75% efficiency. Second batch was this past...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-28-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 203,887
Posted By Kidder
Do you still get any of the coriander flavor? I...

Do you still get any of the coriander flavor? I guess I'm just starting to worry a bit. I really want this beer to turn out well.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-27-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 203,887
Posted By Kidder
I just brewed this today but my OG was 1.050....

I just brewed this today but my OG was 1.050. Pre-boil was 1.040. Maybe I missed it because I scaled it down to 5 gallons? Also, I think I should've crushed the coriander seeds, right? I just threw...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 28,244
Posted By Kidder
Barley Crusher was finally shipped out today....

Barley Crusher was finally shipped out today. Ordered it on January 25th. I'll sure be glad once it arrives.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-09-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 28,244
Posted By Kidder
I know he's busy but he (or their "customer...

I know he's busy but he (or their "customer service") needs to respond. I mean you drop $130+ on something you'd expect halfway decent customer service, right? At least update the website with a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-07-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 28,244
Posted By Kidder
Just got an email back from BC - my order will be...

Just got an email back from BC - my order will be shipping out tomorrow morning.

I just finished brewing a Foreign Extra Stout today, now I'll have an excuse to brew another batch this coming...
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