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Forum: General Techniques 02-25-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Polboy
As davefleck said they are very strong, i think i...

As davefleck said they are very strong, i think i put 1/3 or 1/4 of the spiral in to 5gal batch and i liked the subtle flavor after months of aging in RIS, i did the same for belgian dubbel and it...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 12-27-2013, 02:01 PM
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Views: 262,285
Posted By Polboy
I wouldn't, im big fan of 3711 strain but i find...

I wouldn't, im big fan of 3711 strain but i find high gravity beers fermented with it lacking complexity and being alcohol forward
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-26-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Polboy
I dont see how can you introduce more O2 by...

I dont see how can you introduce more O2 by stirring wort/beer in close (airlock) carboy. There is O2 at the beginning of fermentation (dissolved in wort and in the headspace) but rather quickly this...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 11-21-2013, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Polboy
I completely agree on pitch rates in to 11gal of...

I completely agree on pitch rates in to 11gal of 1.095 OG wort but i wasnt able to build big enough starter so i decide to do sugar additions in primary after yeasts had 2 days to multiply as a...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 11-20-2013, 09:10 PM
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Posted By Polboy
I read 2/3 of this thread and lots of info from...

I read 2/3 of this thread and lots of info from your website before i brew this beer, a lot of good information i have to say. I was aiming for 550 billion cells starter for 11gal (2 step starter on...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 11-20-2013, 01:08 AM
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Posted By Polboy
I made traditional version, it was single...

I made traditional version, it was single infusion mash that stabilized at 151F and i used 4lb total of sugars for 11gal batch (in primary at 48h of fermentation), OG was 1.095 but after two weeks of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-19-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 105,384
Posted By Polboy
i did 2 split batches with 3711 and 3724, dont...

i did 2 split batches with 3711 and 3724, dont have my notes in front of me but from memory 3711 is maintenance free and delivers great results in short time, extremely dry and refreshing with great...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-11-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,326
Posted By Polboy
Sorry man, thats a lot of high gravity wort to...

Sorry man, thats a lot of high gravity wort to lost
I like my glass, have 12 carboys. I started with buckets but now i use them for grain storage and ferment in glass carboys only. I tired haulers...
Forum: For Sale 11-09-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 79,385
Posted By Polboy
i have probably 100 extra bottles (mix of 12, 16...

i have probably 100 extra bottles (mix of 12, 16 and 22oz), im on the south side of chicago by midway airport, if no one arrange pickup by next weekend they will end up in recycling bin
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 986
Posted By Polboy
You said you didnt like 90% of your brews, what...

You said you didnt like 90% of your brews, what about 10% that you like . Do you see the pattern there, what style do you like, process? I would focus on beers you made that u like and start from...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-17-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Polboy
+1 on STC-1000, its dual stage so it gives you...

+1 on STC-1000, its dual stage so it gives you best control over fermentation temp for great price. So i would make fermentation chamber for cheap (you can do it for around ~$100) and buy a keggle...
Forum: For Sale 10-09-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 958
Views: 79,385
Posted By Polboy
I have around 60 to give away. Mostly 12oz but...

I have around 60 to give away. Mostly 12oz but few bombers as well. Im on the southside near midway so let me know if you are close and want to pick it up
Forum: DIY Projects 10-08-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 62,166
Posted By Polboy
It looks great, do you know flow rate and how...

It looks great, do you know flow rate and how high can you pump with it?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-05-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Polboy
I set me first kegging system few weeks ago and...

I set me first kegging system few weeks ago and right from the begining seems to me that im loosing too much co2. I tried soapy water and starsan in the spray bottle and found nothing, only when i...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-30-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By Polboy
I build one over a year ago, here is a thread...

I build one over a year ago, here is a thread from work in progress (for summary look at post 17 and 18):
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/office-water-cooler-temp-control-289108/
Now i use heavy...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-29-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By Polboy
I would not recomend adding sugar base on grain...

I would not recomend adding sugar base on grain bill but rather as a % of fermentables in wort. With high efficiency its not a big difference but in this case 20% if grain bill would be a lot of sugar
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-25-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By Polboy
You could boil it down to 1.035-40 and freez in...

You could boil it down to 1.035-40 and freez in pet bottles for starters. I do that sometimes with 3rd running, still 1.012 is thin even for that
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-24-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By Polboy
Im sorry but i dont see how to save it. At this...

Im sorry but i dont see how to save it. At this point you can keep going just to see what og u get but it wont be a lot
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-23-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 41,387
Posted By Polboy
Its around 6ft from the ground, it was gravity...

Its around 6ft from the ground, it was gravity feed system so i needed to have BK high as possible but now with one pump i could lower everything by ft+. I use step stool to mix the mash
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By Polboy
if you are looking at the same stuff and prices...

if you are looking at the same stuff and prices are more than 20% then just go to the new guys, there is no way to justify 700% markup
and BTW you dont have to explain yourself :)
Forum: Group Buys 09-10-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 13,176
Posted By Polboy
Im still good on grain from GB#8 but im kicking...

Im still good on grain from GB#8 but im kicking myself for not getting more hops :(
Forum: For Sale 08-31-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Polboy
im in need of regulator, i can buy one alone or...

im in need of regulator, i can buy one alone or together with smaller tank for $40 if this become available again, pm on the way
Forum: Group Buys 08-29-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 53,304
Posted By Polboy
will we be able to order hops as well?

will we be able to order hops as well?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-28-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Polboy
Search for corona mill in the bucket, it will...

Search for corona mill in the bucket, it will help you to figure out, i have on and im happy with it
Forum: Group Buys 08-28-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 53,304
Posted By Polboy
Sure

Sure
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