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Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 08-19-2013, 04:05 AM
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Posted By crookshc
WLP530 Fermentation Domination!!

3 gallons of Belgian Dark Strong in a 5 gallon fermentor. Blowing off like crazy! Anyone else experience this kind of fermentation with this yeast?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By crookshc
I decided to let it ride. By morning the airlock...

I decided to let it ride. By morning the airlock was bubbling along as normal! :rockin:



There were two concerns of mine that you may have just alleviated. The first was the yeast falling...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By crookshc
Brew day help needed! Marshmallows!

Hi all,

So at the request of SWMBO, I'm making a S'more beer. My plan was to throw marshmallows (yes marshmallows) in the boil. The mash is well under way, and I'm reading the ingredients of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-28-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By crookshc
Thanks for the input! Unfortunately, I haven't...

Thanks for the input! Unfortunately, I haven't seen Coopers around.

Is the dry yeast worth using? I've always associated it with low grade kit beer, but maybe that's a misconception...

Cheers!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-26-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By crookshc
Australian Ale Yeast Substitute - WLP009

Hi all,

Wondering if anyone has a good substitute for WLP009 Australian Ale Yeast.

Looking for a yeast that maxes out the "bread-iness" of the malt bill. Using lots of maris otter, some...
Forum: Brewing Software 12-30-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By crookshc
Nevermind...found it! The measured batch size...

Nevermind...found it! The measured batch size was off. :smack:
Forum: Brewing Software 12-30-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By crookshc
BeerSmith Efficiency/OG Estimates - Help!

Ok. Racking my brain and I can't seem to find the source of this problem...

Just brewed an RIS. Was expecting an OG of 1.093 with an Estimated Efficiency of 75%. Checked the Brix before boil...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 12-06-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By crookshc
We don't need no stinking boilivers!

Feeling like I should go to Vegas or something. Misjudged water volumes, and ended up with this. Figured I'd let it ride.

Not sure how I avoided a boilover...

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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By crookshc
This...

This...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By crookshc
I'd say you're probably fine. Unless you pitched...

I'd say you're probably fine. Unless you pitched into the water and let it sit, I'd say it's quite safe. I'm a relatively new homebrewer (12 batches), so that's just my two cents.

Cheers!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,518
Posted By crookshc
Step 1 - whatever you do, don't flament anything....

Step 1 - whatever you do, don't flament anything. Only heartache awaits.
Step 2 - read "how to brew"
Step 3 - brew beer

This is all you need to know.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-19-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By crookshc
Thanks for the info, that makes good sense. If I...

Thanks for the info, that makes good sense. If I choose to go the secondary route, would I need to give it a long time to attain those flavors? Basically this would be my first time brewing with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-19-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By crookshc
Wyeast 3711 - French Saison w/ Brett

So I just tasted my Saison made with 3711. It turned out great! Took an OG of 1.067 down to 1.000. Great esters, medium spice, really easy drinking.

The only thing I would change in future...
Forum: For Sale 08-15-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 85,540
Posted By crookshc
I have 12-13 pint-sized swing tops and plenty of...

I have 12-13 pint-sized swing tops and plenty of fresh rubber gaskets. Only used a couple times, but I haven't had any luck carbonating with them for some reason. Seems a shame to just throw them...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 303,132
Posted By crookshc
First off, big ups to Death Brewer for the...

First off, big ups to Death Brewer for the perfectly detailed process. Wouldn't have been able to go all grain without it.

Second, had a question about SRM as it relates to this method. Every...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-13-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,732
Posted By crookshc
@onthe1 - how did this brew turn out? ...

@onthe1 - how did this brew turn out?

Cheers,
Zack
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By crookshc
Thanks. I already had it at 158, so I'm kind of...

Thanks. I already had it at 158, so I'm kind of at a loss. I think I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and go darker.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By crookshc
Haha, thanks for the tips :) Basically this...

Haha, thanks for the tips :) Basically this stemmed from a brew were the judges thought it needed more malt complexity, but I love the deep golden color I had it at. This already included 10% C-10,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-29-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By crookshc
Add caramel flavor w/o adding color?

Any ideas out there for adding the caramel flavor of caramel 80-ish without adding the inherent color associated with darker caramel malts?

I've tried caramel 10 with a high mash temp, and while...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-10-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By crookshc
I've thought about adding honey in place of/in...

I've thought about adding honey in place of/in addition to honey malt, but I've heard it takes considerably longer to ferment?

Any benefit other than sanitization for adding orange peel/zest at 10...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-10-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By crookshc
Honey Wheat Ale Recipe - Thoughts?

Hey guys,

Looking for input on this recipe. It's meant to be a refreshing/clean lawnmower beer.

Batch Size - 3.2 Gallons
3 lb. Wheat Malt - 50%
2.25 lb. Pale 2-row - 38 %
3/4 lb. Honey Malt...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-30-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 117,591
Posted By crookshc
Was anyone that tried this able to have anywhere...

Was anyone that tried this able to have anywhere near decent head retention? I brewed a similar beer recipe with 3 lbs. banana/3 gal of beer. Nice clean carbonation, but the head dissipates within...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By crookshc
Excellent, thanks for the insight! Much...

Excellent, thanks for the insight! Much appreciated.
:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By crookshc
Thanks, that's the plan for now. So you don't...

Thanks, that's the plan for now. So you don't think I'm near bottle bomb territory?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By crookshc
Oh yeah, primed with about 4 oz. of corn sugar. ...

Oh yeah, primed with about 4 oz. of corn sugar. Less than the 5 oz. bag that came with the kit (was aiming for something lightly carbonated :-/
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