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Forum: Stout 11-13-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,155
Posted By mack65
There is no oak in Ten Fidy, that smoke you are...

There is no oak in Ten Fidy, that smoke you are tasting is definitely from all that dark malt.

I have done more batches and altered the recipe and used less dark malt and more pale making a...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 10-10-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By mack65
We get Hoppin' Frog here in Colorado, good stuff....

We get Hoppin' Frog here in Colorado, good stuff. I'm going to hit the Founders and 21st Amendment first!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By mack65
I live in Colorado and have very soft water and I...

I live in Colorado and have very soft water and I had the same issue. I started using Gypsum in the mash and boil and immediately noticed the difference. I would suggest playing with the EZwater...
Forum: Stout 09-12-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,155
Posted By mack65
It turned out really good. Funny part is, I made...

It turned out really good. Funny part is, I made 3 batches of this and thought the first two were bad at first. But my LHBS guy told me to bottle it and let it sit and it might get better. So, I did...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,227
Posted By mack65
My wife likes to go up the mountain to a spring...

My wife likes to go up the mountain to a spring just outside of Cripple Creek, CO. She uses it for baking bread. So, I've been up a few times and brought a bunch of carboys with me. I've brewed with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-09-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By mack65
Yep, this and I have found that sometimes you can...

Yep, this and I have found that sometimes you can actually make an accidental sour so no need to pitch.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-09-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By mack65
When I went on a tour of Twisted Pine Brewery,...

When I went on a tour of Twisted Pine Brewery, their owner told us that all of their fermenters have an open port at the top to the beer can "open" ferment. I've also done something similar before...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-25-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By mack65
I used concrete backerboard like beerloaf above....

I used concrete backerboard like beerloaf above. Also, in other places that get some heat I used spray paint meant for BBQs.
Forum: Stout 06-20-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,155
Posted By mack65
Well, after several failed attempts I finally did...

Well, after several failed attempts I finally did it. Fermenting a 1.104 beer takes some extra skills it seems. Especially during the Colorado winter.

So far it tastes great 2 months in the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-01-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By mack65
I carbonated a stout in a growler before. Put in...

I carbonated a stout in a growler before. Put in about 1/2 a tsp of sugar and used the he-man grip on a good cap. Left it for a few months to age and came back to a highly carbonated beer.

Maybe...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-01-2012, 07:02 PM
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Posted By mack65
Free Stuff is mine!

Free Stuff is mine!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,678
Posted By mack65
I bought a 6-pack Imperial Stout sampler (22oz)...

I bought a 6-pack Imperial Stout sampler (22oz) from this place a few weeks ago. Came really nicely packed via UPS. They do ID while signing for the package.
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Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 05-23-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By mack65
Fresh Hops

I really love fresh hop beers and this year I would like to find a place where I can buy some fresh off the vine, so I can attempt a batch or two.

Does anyone in know of a farm in Colorado that...
Forum: Brew Science 05-03-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,225
Posted By mack65
No problem! Are you going to any of the Homebrew...

No problem! Are you going to any of the Homebrew Day events in town? I'll be up at Pike Peak Brewery with the Brew Brothers.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-02-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,075
Posted By mack65
Well, I have found that my creation isn't...

Well, I have found that my creation isn't watertight. You might be able to fix that though. After using it a few times I have come to the conclusion that it is more trouble than its worth, until I...
Forum: Brew Science 04-18-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,225
Posted By mack65
Colorado Springs Water Report

I finally got a Ward Labs report for my water and I think it explains why my hops uptake seems to be low. There is nothing in my water! :p

So, I thought I'd post this here for anyone else on COS...
Forum: Stout 04-16-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,155
Posted By mack65
Ten Fidy Clone

Boil Size: 5.95 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.106 SG
Estimated Color: 68.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 80.0 IBUs
Brewhouse...
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 03-08-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,062
Posted By mack65
I'm in Colorado Springs and joined the BBoPP in...

I'm in Colorado Springs and joined the BBoPP in November. Great bunch of guys (and gals) and they do a lot of events.

http://brewbrosco.com/wordpress/
Forum: General Techniques 02-29-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By mack65
I dry hop quite a bit and always use whole hops....

I dry hop quite a bit and always use whole hops. I just throw them in the secondary loose and pretend they aren't there when I rack into the keg. They have always settled to the bottom while I am...
Forum: For Sale 02-29-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,684
Posted By mack65
How much for 2 pounds of CTZ to 80918?

How much for 2 pounds of CTZ to 80918?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By mack65
I have Fermometers on my carboys, but one thing...

I have Fermometers on my carboys, but one thing I've always wondered is: Does the temp displayed by the Fermometer more accurately show the internal temp or outside temp? If it is not an accurate...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-21-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By mack65
Not sure this will help you, but I found this...

Not sure this will help you, but I found this list to be helpful in understanding faults in beer.

http://www.bjcp.org/faults.php
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-19-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By mack65
Put the bucket into a tub and wait it out :)

Put the bucket into a tub and wait it out :)
Forum: General Techniques 02-18-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By mack65
People use O2 for high gravity beers, since they...

People use O2 for high gravity beers, since they fail to completely ferment without it. I had several high gravity brews (SG 1.100+) become sweet un-drinkable messes before I got an O2 tank. Now,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By mack65
I made a 10.5% RIS using only Wyeast #1056 (SG...

I made a 10.5% RIS using only Wyeast #1056 (SG 1.104). You just have to make sure you have a big enough starter and good O2 :)
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