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Forum: Extract Brewing 08-20-2014, 04:44 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
x dupe

x dupe
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-20-2014, 04:35 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
more hops brotha. For my Hoppy IPA 5g...

more hops brotha.

For my Hoppy IPA 5g batchs I usually do 1oz at 10, 1oz at 5 and 1oz at 0, then dry hop with 2oz or so, sometimes a bittering/flavor charge around 30 or 20, maybe a First Wort...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-18-2014, 09:26 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
That so absolutely normal that the Germans came...

That so absolutely normal that the Germans came up for a name for it a good long time ago, Krausen. Be careful though, you might need to hook up a blow off tube, often times with beer brewing the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
I believe that I read in a BYO article that...

I believe that I read in a BYO article that filtering does remove flavor. I think the specific article was more concerned with hop flavor as the hop oil stick to the yeast, which stick to the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-15-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
Glad you decided on water bath. I was about to...

Glad you decided on water bath. I was about to say, "I think you are over thinking this, use a swamp cooler."

I use an igloo cube cooler filled with water that I put my better bottle into. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-14-2014, 04:01 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
You could brew a hefe -- 10 days grain to glass! ...

You could brew a hefe -- 10 days grain to glass! Or a Eng Pale in 10 days.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-14-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
I look at it like this: I have a somewhat...

I look at it like this: I have a somewhat expensive hobby just like anyone else who has a hobby (golf, cars, boats, sporting events etc), but my hobby has the added benefit of producing great beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2014, 01:57 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
I've been brewing for 2.5 years mostly all grain,...

I've been brewing for 2.5 years mostly all grain, I probably brew 1 or 2 times a month. I've tried to brew Rogue Dead Guy clone several times, all unsuccessful. 1st got infected tasted awful, 2nd I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By RmikeVT
Please tell me you haven't been dumping the...

Please tell me you haven't been dumping the beer!?

You need to make an alcohol correction when using a refractometer. Here is a tool that does the correction for you, you just plug in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2014, 06:12 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
Are you trying to make a wheat wine or a wit. ...

Are you trying to make a wheat wine or a wit. They only way you are going to get a wit is by using wit yeast, and they are medium alcohol tolerant. I have had some delicious weizenbocks which are...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:59 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
^^ 23

^^ 23
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
^^^Carapils does as advertised -- adds body,...

^^^Carapils does as advertised -- adds body, stability and head retention without adding much flavor. It's the other long chain sugars that don't get fermented when using high mash temps that lead...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2014, 06:49 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
A) You don't need to make 5g of sanitizer each...

A) You don't need to make 5g of sanitizer each time you brew. Make a bout a gallon or so and you can put in bucket/carboy and shake around to sanitize. And you can put in a spray bottle to get...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
No clue what that is.

No clue what that is.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2014, 06:44 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
I don't think you have anything to worry about. ...

I don't think you have anything to worry about. A change in barometric pressure could cause bubbling. Belle Saison is a beast too. I personally love the one beer I made with it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-06-2014, 08:31 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
Do you run your water through a carbon block...

Do you run your water through a carbon block filter? This made a big difference in my beers.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-06-2014, 03:35 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
I brewed this beer. Although, everyone loved it,...

I brewed this beer. Although, everyone loved it, I thought all that citra gave it a really funky flavor. It wasn't my favorite and didn't remind me of the sunshine ale I had had prior. But, I took...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By RmikeVT
There are lots of way to do no chill. Just...

There are lots of way to do no chill. Just search this forum on no chill brewing and you will find a ton of good info. I've done a few batches of no chill. Basically, get one of these...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By RmikeVT
Huh. Interesting comment from Igloo. Both...

Huh. Interesting comment from Igloo. Both homebrew stores I go to locally sell the yellow and red igloo coolers pre-fabricated MLT. I've never experienced because I built my own from a Home Depot...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By RmikeVT
I would suggest Cali Common Yeast on darker...

I would suggest Cali Common Yeast on darker maltier styles and Kolsch Yeast for lighter hoppier styles. Keep them in low 60's. Cali Common is in fact a true lager strain and has produced fantastic...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
Seems bizarre to have krausen fall then come...

Seems bizarre to have krausen fall then come back. I don't think you have to worry about the blow off tube falling out of the sanitizer, microscopic critters don't crawl up and over, typically and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By RmikeVT
How did I even dig that thread up? I thought I...

How did I even dig that thread up? I thought I was looking through new threads. I bet esters and or beer are gone by now.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-23-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By RmikeVT
Thanks Yooper. I've been out of the bottling...

Thanks Yooper. I've been out of the bottling game too long.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By RmikeVT
I think, either you guys are totally missing...

I think, either you guys are totally missing whats going on here, or I must be missing something. OP doesn't have an infection! He said his beer tastes fine! The OP is using way too much priming...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By RmikeVT
Esters are not something that should develop...

Esters are not something that should develop after primary fermentation has taken place. Esters are formed during yeast reproduction and active yeast metabolism. That being said most esters are...
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