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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-14-2012, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Cal_J
I am in Hampton Roads myself... I started brewing...

I am in Hampton Roads myself... I started brewing about 4 months ago and have progressed pretty well... I do not know about award winning brews, but I understand the science of it all and I have had...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-11-2012, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Cal_J
Thinkeverything will split pretty evenly?

Thinkeverything will split pretty evenly?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2012, 11:56 PM
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Posted By Cal_J
I am planning to brew it next month...

I am planning to brew it next month...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2012, 11:49 PM
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Posted By Cal_J
I thought about that... I guess I was wondering...

I thought about that... I guess I was wondering if I were to split the grain into the proportions for 2.5 and 5 gallions what my potential options were, based on the original combination of grain......
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Cal_J
LHBS screwup.... What can I make?

SOOOOOOO.... I took a trip to the LHBS today hoping to aquire ingredients for 5 gallons of Bee Cave Brewery Haus Ale and 2.5 Gallons of an Irish red. I neglected to completely read the grain order...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-08-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,678
Posted By Cal_J
I second nitrousjunkie... I am using my GI Bill...

I second nitrousjunkie... I am using my GI Bill right now, and working full time. To be considered full time, you have to take a minimum of 12 credit hours a semester to draw full E-5 with dependents...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-23-2012, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Cal_J
So I guess I would do a 50/50 split on the 10...

So I guess I would do a 50/50 split on the 10 gallon batch?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Cal_J
Parti-gyle advice

I am wanting to do a 3-way parti-gyle, 5 gallons each . One thing has me kind of stumped... How do you calculate either manually or in beersmith for 3 beers? I know for 2, you make your efficiency...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,549
Posted By Cal_J
When I add fruit, I generally pulverize the fruit...

When I add fruit, I generally pulverize the fruit and add it to my hop bag, adding it and the juice into the secondary for about 5 days or so... It has worked for me...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Cal_J
1.) Determine what type of beer you like 2.) Go...

1.) Determine what type of beer you like
2.) Go to your local Homebrew Shop (LHBS) and purchase a basic homebrew kit and an extract recipe of a style you like...
3.) Follow the instructions in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-07-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Cal_J
You could totally make a blonde ale with the...

You could totally make a blonde ale with the ingredients you have. These ingredients would give about a gallon to a gallon and a half of finished beer.... The only possible issue is it would need to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-05-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Cal_J
Opinions onStarr Hill Dark Starr Clone

I was wondering if I could get an opinion on the grain bill for a Dark Starr Stout clone... This is based on the following description from the Starr Hill Website:

Dry Irish Stout

Starr Hillís...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,897
Posted By Cal_J
If given a choice of the 3 it is definitely Bud...

If given a choice of the 3 it is definitely Bud Light, although given my own choice either PBR or Trader Joe's Nametag Lager (http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=165) ......
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-29-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Cal_J
I would just replace the plug. It sounds like it...

I would just replace the plug. It sounds like it was damaged and burned up. Doesn't seem like it is anything major, maybe $15 in repairs
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-28-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,688
Posted By Cal_J
+1 Although, Iwill drink some BMC if it is in the...

+1 Although, Iwill drink some BMC if it is in the fridge. As a matter of fact, I have a little PBR from a recent beachtrip...:)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-11-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Cal_J
@golddiggie I see what you are saying....

@golddiggie I see what you are saying....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-11-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Cal_J
Thank you all for your input, @golddiggie I...

Thank you all for your input,

@golddiggie I understand that it is not a true SMaSH, I misstated what I am attempting... I do know though that there are malt extracts that are single malt, just...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-11-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Cal_J
Extract SmaSh

I inadvertantly ordered 6 pounds of Munton's Hopped Light DME. I am figuring i could use it in a SmaSH of sorts. I understand that it is most likely not one malt, but it is pretty close from what I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Cal_J
I will have to let you guys know how the recipe...

I will have to let you guys know how the recipe turns out...

@Rockfish, I think I amy give this a try...
@BeerGolf and DrummerBoySeth, I will also look into software. Should take some of the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-19-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Cal_J
Thank you all for the replies... The recipe...

Thank you all for the replies...

The recipe is a Fullers London Porter clone I found on here:

74% Pale Malt
10% Brown Malt
8% Crystal 75
8% Chocolate Malt

Fuggles 27 IBU
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-19-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Cal_J
Percentages with no quantities

Let me start by saying that I am new to home brewing and I am hooked. I have a recipe that is given only in percentages. What is a good reference for determining the total amount of grain for a...
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