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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-25-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By WhiskeySam
Thank you for the advice. Keep it coming if you...

Thank you for the advice. Keep it coming if you think of anything else.


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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-24-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By WhiskeySam
I'm going a little nuts and need advice

I'm going to be stupid and throw a bunch of additions into a porter I intend to age for a while. I'm shooting for a 9% base porter. I'm thinking of the following additions

Oak
Cherries
Coffee...
Forum: General Techniques 08-24-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By WhiskeySam
How would you suggest roasting them? Sent...

How would you suggest roasting them?


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By WhiskeySam
So I froze a beer

My ranco malfunctioned while I was out of the country. Kolsch was in the chest freezer fermenting. Returned to find about half a gallon of frozen Kolsch (the squeeze out) frozen around a solid block...
Forum: General Techniques 03-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By WhiskeySam
Sanitizer in beer

Five gallons in secondary.

Reverse suction from my sanitizer bucket pulled at most a teaspoon of sanitizer solution into my beer. This is diluted star San, not concentrate.

I'm good, right? ...
Forum: General Techniques 11-25-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By WhiskeySam
Thanks for the advice guys. Appreciate it

Thanks for the advice guys. Appreciate it
Forum: General Techniques 11-25-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By WhiskeySam
Is there a point of diminishing returns with dry...

Is there a point of diminishing returns with dry hop time? What I'm asking is if there is a difference between dry hopping for 7 days v. dry hopping for 14 days.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-14-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By WhiskeySam
Two step mash

I'm expanding my mash techniques. I've done the standard single infusion mash a few dozen times and a double decoction mash three times. I've never done a double infusion mash.

I'm thinking mash...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-13-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By WhiskeySam
I was going to say scorch, but that got taken....

I was going to say scorch, but that got taken. This one is a blank for me.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-13-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,741
Posted By WhiskeySam
Just reading this makes me want to find out more...

Just reading this makes me want to find out more about Tallgrass Brewing. Great name BTW
Forum: General Techniques 04-03-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By WhiskeySam
Thanks guys. I ended up leaving my step mash at...

Thanks guys. I ended up leaving my step mash at 158 for about 2 hours while i ran errands. Temp didn't drop below 156 in that time. Hit 1080 on my OG so I think I'm good.
Forum: General Techniques 03-28-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By WhiskeySam
Breaking up a brew day

SWIMBO and the kids are demanding my presence in my ongoing efforts to be 2013 Father of the Year. This will take up from about 11:00 to about 3. I have a giant slugo of Bock yeast that I've been...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-04-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,563
Posted By WhiskeySam
Not just gfi's. residential breakers trip to the...

Not just gfi's. residential breakers trip to the middle position. With only a few exceptions, they all have to be switched off, then on.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By WhiskeySam
Well hell then. I guess I've been shorted on my...

Well hell then. I guess I've been shorted on my other tanks.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-02-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By WhiskeySam
Magical 5LB CO2 tank

I've had one tank of CO2 last me since last May. Seriously. I've dispensed 5, almost 6 5 gallon kegs with this one tank. Including the "push out" of sanitizer / PBW.

I've had a standby tank...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,774
Posted By WhiskeySam
Or maybe 95. Whatever. I had one. Then I lost...

Or maybe 95. Whatever. I had one. Then I lost it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,774
Posted By WhiskeySam
Aggie Ring. It doubles as a bottle opener. Only...

Aggie Ring. It doubles as a bottle opener. Only takes 65 credit hours to acquire.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,726
Posted By WhiskeySam
So like, we all agree that Bud Light Lime is the...

So like, we all agree that Bud Light Lime is the worst beer ever made and those who drink it are stupid stupidheads who don't know anything, right? We can all agree on this?

By the way, no...
Forum: General Techniques 11-08-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By WhiskeySam
I'm thinking it's got to be the diastatic power...

I'm thinking it's got to be the diastatic power of the grain being too low to convert. But I'm nowhere near the chemistry guy on this forum.
Forum: General Techniques 11-08-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By WhiskeySam
I really never understand this secondary...

I really never understand this secondary business. Secondary in the keg. Your beer will clear in the keg. Run a quarter glass out every day or so while it's carbonating to suck up settling...
Forum: General Techniques 11-08-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By WhiskeySam
OHHH -- I see what you meant -- you used brown...

OHHH -- I see what you meant -- you used brown malt INSTEAD of MO. OK.

You may not have had enough diastatic power in the grain to properly convert.
Forum: General Techniques 11-08-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By WhiskeySam
OK, troubleshooting this one.... First of...

OK, troubleshooting this one....

First of all, MO is not a specialty grain. It's a 2-row base grain. So that's not your problem.

What were your mash temperatures and is your thermometer...
Forum: General Techniques 11-08-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,285
Posted By WhiskeySam
WL 099 is supposed to be similar in character to...

WL 099 is supposed to be similar in character to their 002 English. I've heard from multiple sources that it's a good yeast for almost every beer style.

Don't dream of having this beer served...
Forum: General Techniques 11-08-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,157
Posted By WhiskeySam
I make a two stage starter for lagers. The first...

I make a two stage starter for lagers. The first in a 1600ML flask. Once the yeast are done, I'll crash and decant and pitch that slug into a 1 gallon flask of 1040-1050 wort.

You need a...
Forum: General Techniques 11-08-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,157
Posted By WhiskeySam
Wait.....the light goes off?

Wait.....the light goes off?
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