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Forum: Mead Forum 01-24-2014, 10:55 AM
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Hmmm, no opinions? I finally got around to...

Hmmm, no opinions?

I finally got around to downloading BeerSmith and using the all-extract recipe, and switching out the hops schedule to:

0.5 oz. Saaz (4.0%AA) @ 60 min
0.5 oz. Citra...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-23-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,652
Posted By wintermute2
No tank. I meant racking your mead from primary...

No tank. I meant racking your mead from primary to secondary then tipping your "empty" primary vessel, full of air and CO2, over your secondary. The Co2 should, theoretically at least, flow down...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-23-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By wintermute2
Since this thread has been resuscitated... ...

Since this thread has been resuscitated...

What about "pouring" CO2 from the primary into the secondary, since CO2 is heavier than air?
Forum: Mead Forum 01-16-2014, 01:24 AM
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Posted By wintermute2
Belchin' Braggart - Belgian Wit Braggot

Okay, I've never seen or tasted a braggot, but I've made a decent number of beers and I've dabbled with mead. I was thinking taste-wise, a Wit with orange blossom honey might taste pretty awesome,...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-14-2014, 12:15 AM
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Posted By wintermute2
Thanks for your generosity! Have one of your...

Thanks for your generosity! Have one of your brew kettles and love it. I'm in!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-14-2013, 09:12 PM
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Posted By wintermute2
First Stuck Fermentation - Help!

I brewed up a batch of Yooper's Oatmeal Stout (with some small modifications) on 11/30. Last night I racked it to secondary over a vanilla bean (I had added 4 oz. cocoa powder to the boil and wanted...
Forum: Stout 12-08-2013, 05:41 PM
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Posted By wintermute2
On a similar note, I only have 6 oz. pale...

On a similar note, I only have 6 oz. pale chocolate for my next batch and the LHBS is out. He stated that Carafa I Dehusked is the closest substitute.
Forum: Stout 12-01-2013, 04:11 AM
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Posted By wintermute2
Just brewed this up today with slight...

Just brewed this up today with slight modifications: substituted 2 oz. UK Kent Goldings leaf hops @ 6.6%AA for the Williamette, and added 4 oz. of Hershey's cocoa powder at 10 minutes. Used one...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-23-2013, 05:07 PM
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Posted By wintermute2
Count me in! Thanks for the generous offer!

Count me in! Thanks for the generous offer!
Forum: Brew Science 10-22-2013, 10:36 PM
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Posted By wintermute2
Aging beer in fridge

I have a bottle of Founder's Canadian Breakfast Stout that I've had in the fridge the last few months in expectation of a friend of mine stopping over to enjoy it (makes me sound pathetic) but due to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-14-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By wintermute2
Thanks everyone, you talked some sense into me...

Thanks everyone, you talked some sense into me and I'm going to try that dampfbier when I get my burner. I'll take on the fancier stuff when I've got my system down.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-10-2013, 02:01 PM
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Posted By wintermute2
Dampfbier is a German steam beer (dampf = steam)....

Dampfbier is a German steam beer (dampf = steam). Pilsner (70%)/Munich (30%) grain bill, moderate noble hops, weissbier yeast.

I happen to have some 3068, tettnanger, and hersbrucker on-hand,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-10-2013, 01:26 PM
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Posted By wintermute2
Infusion Mash Roggenbier Possible?

I'm about to do my first all-grain batch and wanted to do something memorable, something that really couldn't be done as a partial-mash, something interesting. I was thinking of doing a roggenbier...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By wintermute2
76 should be fine - it's the basement temp, not...

76 should be fine - it's the basement temp, not the wort-fermenting-in-the-basement temp, and I'm using Lallemand's Belle Saison yeast, which should be fine at that temperature. I believe the place...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-01-2013, 10:56 AM
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Posted By wintermute2
I'm in! Thank you for the very generous giveaway!

I'm in! Thank you for the very generous giveaway!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-01-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By wintermute2
Thanks, but the fermenter fridge ain't going to...

Thanks, but the fermenter fridge ain't going to happen soon. Luckily my basement keeps a really steady temperature over the span of weeks and I brew to the basement temperature (i.e., I've had...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-31-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By wintermute2
Alright - I've been studying up on 15-gallon...

Alright - I've been studying up on 15-gallon kettles. Right now it looks like a pre-drilled Midwest heavy duty, a welded heavy duty MoreBeer, or a Bayou Classic are my best bets cost vs....
Forum: Hops Growing 07-26-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By wintermute2
Hops vs Poison Ivy?

I have a corner in my yard that we just can't slow down ivy, virginia creeper, and poison ivy growth in. I was wondering how aggressive hops plants are and if it's possible to use them to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-26-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By wintermute2
Thanks. Sounds like the 15-gallon kettle is the...

Thanks. Sounds like the 15-gallon kettle is the way to go. Of course, if I ever get to it, I'll have to start thinking about how to MOVE all this stuff - I don't have a dedicated brewing location...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By wintermute2
Alot of wisdom here. I guess I should fill...

Alot of wisdom here.

I guess I should fill in a few of the blanks.

I already built and use an immersion chiller - capable of cooling around 2.75 gallons of boiling wort in 10 minutes or less.
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By wintermute2
Next Step in Evolution? Kegs? 10 Gal? All Grain?

I feel like I'm starting to get the hang of 5-gallon, partial match brewing, and my wife has actually suggested that I step it up a notch. Right now I boil my wort on my stove in a kettle that I can...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2013, 05:53 PM
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Views: 241
Posted By wintermute2
There's plenty of commerically available...

There's plenty of commerically available Hefeweizens with the traditional amount of head that come in normal 12 oz. bottles (e.g., Hoffbrauhaus). I just made a Hefeweizen with about 4.1 volumes CO2,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2013, 02:00 PM
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Posted By wintermute2
Hmmm, let's see what I can do with what I have......

Hmmm, let's see what I can do with what I have...

- If I bump the aroma hops back up to 1 oz each, that'll bring the IBUs up to around 21, which is (barely) within the Saizon envelope.

-...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By wintermute2
Thank you all for the honest criticism. Better...

Thank you all for the honest criticism. Better to learn something and throw out a couple bucks worth of malt than to make a bad batch of beer. Here's my modified recipe thanks to your help:

2 lb...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-09-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 80,616
Posted By wintermute2
I just want to say "Thank You!" to homebrewer_99...

I just want to say "Thank You!" to homebrewer_99 for posting this recipe. I followed this recipe to a "tee", with the exception of using fresh Wyeast 3068. It might be the best-tasting Hefeweizen...
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