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Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-09-2012, 02:40 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
Regarding the funnel issue, if you have the time...

Regarding the funnel issue, if you have the time and a but of money, I got one of our suppliers at my restaurant to get me another "China hat". It is a huge stainless strainer that is conical. It has...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-08-2012, 10:38 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
For what it is worth, this beer turned our...

For what it is worth, this beer turned our fantastic when we made it last year. Those who received bottles last year are all asking about it again. My final version of the recipe came out at about...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-17-2011, 02:37 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
That does seem to be a lot of sediment to just be...

That does seem to be a lot of sediment to just be yeast. How long was the beer in primary/secondary? What did the bottom of each fermentation look like?
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-04-2011, 04:50 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
I opened a bottle last Friday after about 2 weeks...

I opened a bottle last Friday after about 2 weeks in the bottle and the CO2 is getting there but it has been slow going. It is definitely going to take a while, but it will get there...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-26-2011, 05:20 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
^..personally already have this in the hopper....

^..personally already have this in the hopper. The extract version of this one appealed to me because of the time factor (aforementioned one year old). I'm thinking next year, I'll roast pumpkins...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-25-2011, 07:17 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
The OP's idea was to replicate some of the Avery...

The OP's idea was to replicate some of the Avery flavor profile. I realized as I was bottling the other day that I never let you guys know that I wound up with just over 3.5 gal of beer to bottle,...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-21-2011, 04:35 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
I would love to try the Avery, but alas, no NY...

I would love to try the Avery, but alas, no NY distribution...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-20-2011, 08:00 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
Oh lord... Someone else used my version of...

Oh lord... Someone else used my version of something. You changed it up though. I'm not responsible!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-19-2011, 04:06 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
Hehe, sorry a one year old in the house slows me...

Hehe, sorry a one year old in the house slows me down mare than I'd like to admit... I am actually going to use 3.5 oz of dextrose. I re figured my math and I personally would like this one to be a...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-13-2011, 04:13 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
^agreed. The starter gives everything a running...

^agreed. The starter gives everything a running head start, like pitching from one batch to another... I wish I had the time/patience/space/lack of a one year old grabbing airlocks to regularly use...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-09-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By ptra1004
^ agreed. They will also feel, super light and...

^ agreed. They will also feel, super light and papery. If they crunch when you break one open, chances are they are dry enough to store. Your corny idea might work as long as you purge it pretty well...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-09-2011, 05:53 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
I have found that the hops lose some of their...

I have found that the hops lose some of their pungency. There is probably a chemical equation that explains the process by which sunlight would cause the alpha acids to breakdown, I don't have it...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-08-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By ptra1004
Consider me intrigued! The USDA/NYS DEC list...

Consider me intrigued! The USDA/NYS DEC list Japanese Hops as an invasive species, I believe they are thought to choke out other plants, hops or not. In the last NEHA newsletter, the NYS Ag...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-08-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By ptra1004
I think we all know we aren't going to do that:D...

I think we all know we aren't going to do that:D Good luck brother, and thanks for helping me ruin my marriage!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-08-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 157
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Posted By ptra1004
I believe our secondary fermentation look quite...

I believe our secondary fermentation look quite the same. I have never brewed with pumpkin before so I was curious about the amount of trub that I got in primary. Plus I used the bucket and couldn't...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-06-2011, 11:24 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
Upon racking to secondary I found a solid three...

Upon racking to secondary I found a solid three or four inches of sediment in my pail. I am assuming that it was a combination of pumpkin and yeast. I still have a decent amount of sediment in the...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-06-2011, 11:18 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
So I did brew this beer up (with a few tweaks) on...

So I did brew this beer up (with a few tweaks) on the 25th. Here is how is went;

1# Caraamber (steep)
1# Maris Otter (steep) (toasted for 45 min @ 300F, love that idea)
1# Wheat (steep)
.5#...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-25-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 157
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Posted By ptra1004
Giving this one a go tonight with a few tweaks as...

Giving this one a go tonight with a few tweaks as I go... I may just "build" the pumpkin pie spice instead of using a premixed one and am considering the toasting of a pound of maris otter based on...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-26-2011, 03:56 PM
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Posted By ptra1004
Not too concerned with staying in the style. I...

Not too concerned with staying in the style. I defaulted to pale as a catch-all reference. And upon Furthur tinkering, my math says I am WAY over on IBUs, at least where I thought I wanted to be. And...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-25-2011, 05:52 PM
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Views: 303
Posted By ptra1004
One more request for criticism!

Trying to put together a quick batch for my hiking club and going the partial/mini/mainly-extract route for expedience (and no time to build a new mash tun with a 9 month old running around!). This...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-25-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By ptra1004
I have always been of the school of thought that...

I have always been of the school of thought that DME, in addition to storing better, grants the final product a lighter color. Plus, my LHBS has a crap selection of LME, I can never be sure how fresh...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-25-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,311
Posted By ptra1004
Also, veg-power! Keep fighting the good fight!

Also, veg-power! Keep fighting the good fight!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-25-2011, 05:20 PM
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Views: 1,311
Posted By ptra1004
I have never brewed with stevia, though I keep a...

I have never brewed with stevia, though I keep a plant outside (in the warm months) for my tea. It's awesome in tea, but we're talking a completely different world... I find the flavor of fresh...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-08-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By ptra1004
That's a lot of 5gallon tanks! Why not look for...

That's a lot of 5gallon tanks! Why not look for more SS drums if you are going to put the "dough-in" to the rest of the system? Not criticizing, just asking... Also, I've not heard of the acid/copper...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-08-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By ptra1004
Not sure about the burners, but I would...

Not sure about the burners, but I would definitely say use a plate chiller. And then look up the DIY glycol system, especially if you are looking at batches over 50 or 60 gallons, a two stage chiller...
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