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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-20-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
once I have a yard this will be great

once I have a yard this will be great
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-04-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Hopelesst
Mud

Mud
Forum: DIY Projects 02-25-2014, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
I've been out of the programming game since...

I've been out of the programming game since tiBASIC and haven't done any circuitry since highschool physics. But this is exactly what I want to implement once I get my temp control system set up. I'm...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-17-2014, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
rolling the dice

I've been meaning to sign up for a long time and this is the give away that finally got me to do it. I came looking for information on programmable fermentation temp control, and look what's in the...
Forum: American Ale 07-08-2013, 04:24 PM
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Brewed a bigger hoppier version this time for an...

Brewed a bigger hoppier version this time for an upcoming crab fest.
OG: 1.052
FG: 1.011
ABV: 5.4%
IBU: 26.5

5.3# American 6-Row
2# Flaked Corn
1# Flaked Rye
1# Dark Brown Sugar
Forum: American Ale 06-27-2013, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
My first batch was with CalAle and it turned out...

My first batch was with CalAle and it turned out fine.
Forum: American Ale 06-26-2013, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
This was my first all-grain BIAB recipe, and its...

This was my first all-grain BIAB recipe, and its about to be the first batch to go through my new mash tun. All I have to do now is finish building it...

Success! I stepped up the recipe a bit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2013, 12:02 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
That sounds fine. I've been doing side-by-side...

That sounds fine. I've been doing side-by-side small batches recently and I heat my water on the stove, and BIAB mash in a bucket while I work on cleanup and the next batch.

The beauty of this...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-13-2013, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
Found a problem, and made an excellent solution:...

Found a problem, and made an excellent solution: Of the two ESBs in my experiment, I liked the Fawcett Optic much more. However, my LHBS doesn't carry and Fawcett malts. So rather than take another...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-10-2013, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
Hydrometer sample had almost no hop aroma, but a...

Hydrometer sample had almost no hop aroma, but a nice clean bitterness. Oddly, the bitterness behaved differently in each of the two beers. In the Maris Otter batch it was a building bitter that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-03-2013, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
The hops I got were a higher alpha acid than I...

The hops I got were a higher alpha acid than I was expecting. At 7.4% I had to scale down the amount I used in my somewhat subdued ESB. I was both happy and sad since I really wanted to get a good...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-27-2013, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
Well the West Yorkshire Ale is a yeast that is...

Well the West Yorkshire Ale is a yeast that is supposed to leave a full chewy malt character. Supposedly it is the Timothy Taylor yeast and finishes a bit high. That and mashing in at 152 should...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-27-2013, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
I'm about to brew some test batches for an ESB...

I'm about to brew some test batches for an ESB recipie and to keep the number of variables as low as possible will use a single hop. The earthiness and black currant sound like the kind of flavor...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 11-30-2012, 12:03 PM
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Views: 32,684
Posted By Hopelesst
Remember how I said I got worried about...

Remember how I said I got worried about carbination and added a few grains of champagne yeast to each bottle? Well guess what. We crack one of the 6 that didnt have the added yeast and it is a...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-16-2012, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Hopelesst
Opened our first bottle last night. Lots of booze...

Opened our first bottle last night. Lots of booze in the nose, but spices come through nicely. At first I got a sharp, fruity tartness backed with the rum and barleywine malt flavors. Roasty pumpkin...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-03-2012, 11:31 AM
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Views: 786
Posted By Hopelesst
Just bottled a batch that had 4.5 pounds of...

Just bottled a batch that had 4.5 pounds of pumpkin in the boil. there was a huge layer of trub at the bottom of the fermenter. So far it tastes great.

Enjoy!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-29-2012, 05:59 PM
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Views: 32,684
Posted By Hopelesst
We added a few grains of champagne yeast to about...

We added a few grains of champagne yeast to about half the bottles and carbed with enough brown sugar to give us about 2.1-2.3 volumes.

My patience is finally wearing thin. I NEED to taste this...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-19-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 32,684
Posted By Hopelesst
Prepping to bottle this tonight. I brought the...

Prepping to bottle this tonight. I brought the carboy up so anything I stir up has a chance to settle out and wow, look at that sediment!
...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-17-2012, 07:19 PM
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Views: 739
Posted By Hopelesst
Expanding foam to improve cheap cooler efficiency?

A 48qt Igloo 'Island Breeze' Cooler (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003CVRHKU/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?ref_=dra_a_cs_lb_hn_it_P1400_1000&tag=dradis-20) went on clearance at work. The craftsmanship is...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-17-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 32,684
Posted By Hopelesst
We had the same loss of volume on our batch....

We had the same loss of volume on our batch. You'll be fine. There is enough booze in there to keep anything from growing. We did 2 months in sevondary but there is a lot of room for personal...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-07-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 32,684
Posted By Hopelesst
I'm considering bottling this on sunday but I'm...

I'm considering bottling this on sunday but I'm worried about carbonation. I let the alcohol content get really up there- 12% with the rum added in. Will there be enough yeast left in there to...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-26-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 32,684
Posted By Hopelesst
Oh yeah the color: it's a crisp, clear brown with...

Oh yeah the color: it's a crisp, clear brown with bright ruby red highlights
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-26-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 32,684
Posted By Hopelesst
Took a sample to taste last night. This beer is...

Took a sample to taste last night. This beer is way too young still. Syrupy, hot alcohol heat, and some astringency. Granted, this is a huge beer, so aging was expected.

This is definately a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-19-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,922
Posted By Hopelesst
How did the mushroom flavor come through? Did the...

How did the mushroom flavor come through? Did the pepper blend in with everything or mask some of the other flavors? I suspect that the pepper would be a bit strong initially but should mellow out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-08-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,317
Posted By Hopelesst
I'll have to try the vienna when I'm back at...

I'll have to try the vienna when I'm back at devils backbone.
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