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Forum: General Beer Discussion Today, 01:55 PM
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I hadn't seen those numbers but they do sort of...

I hadn't seen those numbers but they do sort of match up with what I'm learning through experimentation. I exchanged MO for invert 1:1 and that ratio isn't correct. I have come to the conclusion...
Forum: General Beer Discussion Today, 03:12 AM
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Just a quick follow-up on the ESB I brewed last...

Just a quick follow-up on the ESB I brewed last month. Yesterday I racked it to the keg and took a sample. It came in above 7% ABV but tasted pretty good out of the sample jar. Still waiting, of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-17-2014, 03:41 AM
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Sounds like a fun experiment to me! :D

Sounds like a fun experiment to me! :D
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-17-2014, 01:52 AM
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For my 2c worth I agree with omitting the oats. ...

For my 2c worth I agree with omitting the oats. As far as the hops I think I'd make an either/or choice between Target and Challenger for bittering then the same either/or choice of EKG or Fuggles...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2014, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
I prefer beer myself, but for a first time...

I prefer beer myself, but for a first time attempt at making an adult beverage I'd have to suggest a batch of hard cider. Also, most younger people I know enjoy a sweet drink.

Cider is very easy...
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Count me in! Thanks Spike!

Count me in! Thanks Spike!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-06-2014, 01:24 AM
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I brewed up a batch of my regular Irish red...

I brewed up a batch of my regular Irish red recipe today only this time I added 6 oz. of #2 invert sugar at 10 minutes remaining in the boil. My thinking was that since Irish red ales find their...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 02:35 PM
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Around my house "after a few months" usually...

Around my house "after a few months" usually means an empty keg! :drunk:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:37 AM
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:33 AM
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-04-2014, 09:48 PM
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Just a point of curiosity on my part, is the...

Just a point of curiosity on my part, is the golden syrup you are describing a the same thing as white invert sugar?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-04-2014, 01:12 AM
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Yes, I saw that method as well. I decided on the...

Yes, I saw that method as well. I decided on the first approach because it is close to the method used by confectioners. Figured if they were following that technique it probably was a good one.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2014, 09:57 PM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
Best of luck with the beer and that waiting...

Best of luck with the beer and that waiting thing! ;)

Cheers!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2014, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
I haven't used DME for that purpose but I would...

I haven't used DME for that purpose but I would suspect the lightest you can find would be best. It would have the least impact on the flavor.

One thing I would try to take into account is that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
+1 ^^^ Keep your beer in the upper 60's if...

+1 ^^^

Keep your beer in the upper 60's if you can for the first 3-5 days. The internal temperature of the beer will drop back to about room temperature once that initial fermentation is...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-02-2014, 03:32 AM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
Can't say I'd know where to start to figure that...

Can't say I'd know where to start to figure that out. If the dosages are that critical perhaps I should stick to a little dose of Fermaid at the beginning and call it good. Everyone loves my ciders...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
After further reading and learning I've decided...

After further reading and learning I've decided that this batch will receive 4 oz. invert #2 with no modification to the grain bill. A half pound will be too much for this grain bill.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-01-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
Yes, that is an excellent article. Thanks for...

Yes, that is an excellent article. Thanks for sending it along. Too late to implement with the batch in production now but I will definitely get some DAP to have on hand for the next batch.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2014, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
Just a follow-up on this thread, I'm getting set...

Just a follow-up on this thread, I'm getting set up to make another run of this recipe but adding 1/2 lb. of #2 Invert sugar to the recipe. Since Irish Red ales originated from English bitters and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2014, 03:46 AM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
Brew beer that tastes good to you, Don't worry...

Brew beer that tastes good to you, Don't worry about judges until you are brewing something you like to drink.
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-01-2014, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
I always keep the first tap in the keezer for...

I always keep the first tap in the keezer for cider for her and my daughters. She will occasionally drink the other beers and understands the need to brew often enough to keep the pipeline well...
Forum: Company Reviews 07-31-2014, 11:58 PM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
Your experience re; yeast is similar to a recent...

Your experience re; yeast is similar to a recent experience I had with them:

My daughter lives near their Riverside, CA store. Since she was coming to visit us I placed a will-call order for a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2014, 11:38 PM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
Here's a link to a thread that describes the...

Here's a link to a thread that describes the process of making invert sugar:

http://www.unholymess.com/blog/beer-brewing-info/making-brewers-invert

I made mine on the stovetop per instructions...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-31-2014, 12:40 AM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
You have an awesome lady, Dude. Keep her close! ...

You have an awesome lady, Dude. Keep her close! :mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2014, 12:19 AM
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Posted By Puddlethumper
That is excellent information and it matches up...

That is excellent information and it matches up almost exactly with what I observed during this first attempt at using invert sugar. It would appear that if invert is to be added to the mash the...
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