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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-23-2011, 01:32 PM
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Posted By TheTower
Yeah, I was thinking of nixing the dry-hop and...

Yeah, I was thinking of nixing the dry-hop and pushing one or two of the other additions a little earlier. Once primary fermentation is complete, I'll probably bulk age it 5-6 months, then...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-23-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,044
Posted By TheTower
Braggot Yeast

I'm toying with the idea of making a pale ale based braggot, and am having difficulty deciding on a yeast. The recipe is below, it'll be OG 1.115, ending around 11-12%. Should I be using a beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By TheTower
I've done this with jasmine tea to great success....

I've done this with jasmine tea to great success. One thing to consider is that you're not supposed to boil tea as it pulls excessive tannins out. So, you don't want to boil them too long if you're...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,307
Posted By TheTower
Alright, for anyone going to this Harvest Beer...

Alright, for anyone going to this Harvest Beer Fest today, I'll be there with my buddy from Crofton. I'm a tall guy (6'5") with short hair and a bit of a scruff at the moment. My buddy's also...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-15-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,307
Posted By TheTower
Just bought my ticket for this, I'll be there...

Just bought my ticket for this, I'll be there with another homebrewer from Crofton who isn't on these boards. When/how do people want to meet up? Anyone know the location well enough to suggest a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-11-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,307
Posted By TheTower
I'll definitely try to get to this beerfest,...

I'll definitely try to get to this beerfest, sounds awesome. I'm gonna try to get my buddy to come out as well (another brewer in Crofton).

Are we gonna set up a time/place to meet up?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-07-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,307
Posted By TheTower
Silver Spring apartment brewer here

Silver Spring apartment brewer here
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-30-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By TheTower
Belgian Dubbel Help

I'm planning on making a Belgian Dubbel based on Brewsmith's recipe:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f73/belgian-dubbel-21477/

I increased the caramunich and Special B per Brewsmith's...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,107
Posted By TheTower
Jasmine

My friend made a Jasmine beer a while back and I wanted to re-create it. He just came back for the holidays from peace corps, and I was able to corner him and get some information on his brew and...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 11-17-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,999
Posted By TheTower
awww crap. It's actually live in Silver Spring...

awww crap. It's actually live in Silver Spring now, I forgot to change it when I moved down here. I did live in Fell's Point while I was up there.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 11-16-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,999
Posted By TheTower
A few random other shots from the day....my brew...

A few random other shots from the day....my brew closet/coat closet, SWMBO, and her guest star.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 11-16-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,999
Posted By TheTower
The remaining trub, my sample coming in at 1.054,...

The remaining trub, my sample coming in at 1.054, and my fermenter with blowoff tube resting directly in front of an air conditioner.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 11-16-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,999
Posted By TheTower
Steeping the grains, reaching a boil/First hop...

Steeping the grains, reaching a boil/First hop addition, and drinking a homebrew IIPA.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 11-16-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,999
Posted By TheTower
Apartment Brewing

This is my first attempt at brewing in my new apartment. It's a one bedroom with a relatively small kitchen. Luckily, I don't pay for gas or water, so I can boil water to my heart's content. The...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,222
Posted By TheTower
Clipper City Brewing in Baltimore also gives free...

Clipper City Brewing in Baltimore also gives free tours, with a $5 pint glass that comes with a few (probably 3) fills. I think you have to register for it though...
Forum: General Techniques 04-22-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By TheTower
I don't use a propane burner, but I just bring...

I don't use a propane burner, but I just bring the water up to temp, turn off the heat, cover and leave it alone. It's not a mash, so the loss of a few degrees isn't a big deal. i can't imagine why...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By TheTower
There's a post somewhere that I don't even know...

There's a post somewhere that I don't even know where to start looking for that goes into solid detail about the difference betwenn HDPE #2 and food-grade HDPE #2. I believe it had to do with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,454
Posted By TheTower
As mentioned, yes, the only reason is to keep...

As mentioned, yes, the only reason is to keep things out. That being said, I do not cover. It gets cooled down to about 80 in twenty minutes and I use the top off water to get it down to 70. That...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-20-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,213
Posted By TheTower
I did a IIPA that is still bottle conditioning,...

I did a IIPA that is still bottle conditioning, it was an extract, 8.5% and I used, if I remember correctly, 7 oz in the boil kettle, 2 oz dry-hop. All samples thus far have been very hoppy, both in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-20-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By TheTower
All is well, beer looks a lot darker in bulk than...

All is well, beer looks a lot darker in bulk than it will in the glass.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By TheTower
It needs to carbonate in the bottle, at least...

It needs to carbonate in the bottle, at least three weeks. Then drink up!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By TheTower
Sencondaries *shouldn't* generate too much...

Sencondaries *shouldn't* generate too much pressure, assuming your fermentation is complete (only a hydrometer meter can determine that). You could also cover the keg with sanitized foil to let the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By TheTower
I personally don't see a problem, I have a hefe...

I personally don't see a problem, I have a hefe fermenting currently with a blow-off and I fully intend to leave the blow-off in place until I bottle next week. The less I fiddle around with my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By TheTower
My buddy made an octoberfest with some cider...

My buddy made an octoberfest with some cider which was very well recieved. I don't have the recipe and he's in Paraguay for 2 years, so.....that's just about all I know about the beer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By TheTower
Depends who you ask. I try to only use...

Depends who you ask. I try to only use non-twist-offs. Some people have reported a loss of carbonation due to a bad seal. I actually just used one because I didn't notice it and went ahead and...
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