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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-02-2011, 04:27 PM
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Posted By iBrew
My first "kit" after 5 years of brewing and...

I'm not sure what to do with it. My girlfriend's family this passed Christmas did a secret santa, pick a name out of a hat and spend $50.00 thing and I got a brewer's best Belgian Triple kit. Even...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-13-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By iBrew
P.S... is this a definite "No" on the muntons...

P.S... is this a definite "No" on the muntons dry?
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-13-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By iBrew
huh, thats really not as bad as I thought it...

huh, thats really not as bad as I thought it would be. I have kept even milder beers in for that long. Only other issue I could pick at would be how sour it would get, and of course how much oxygen...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-13-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By iBrew
I was afraid of that.... hahaha I am pretty...

I was afraid of that.... hahaha I am pretty timid of the brett. I fear the process of balancing the aging of vs. bottle bombs (vs. my patience of course...)
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-13-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By iBrew
Old Ale Woes

I am trying to pick a yeast for my new, old ale...:drunk:..... I keep running onto a muntons old ale kit. Now, I have already designed and bought my own recipe sans the yeast. I have a couple of...
Forum: General Techniques 07-26-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By iBrew
Dry hopping with pellet hops...

I used .5 oz of Spaltz in my flameout leaving .5 oz in the bag still. I used clean hands and scissors to open the bag and then put the remaining hops in a ziplock and then back in the fridge. Since...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,541
Posted By iBrew
(OP here) Just letting you all know how it turned...

(OP here) Just letting you all know how it turned out. I bottled with 3/4 cup corn sugar and 1.5 cups of splenda (the cup for cup [to sugar] baking splenda). Everyone seemed to like it but the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-24-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By iBrew
Oh, the choices...

It's starting to look like my dubbel will finish a bit high at FG 1.019. I have been debating weather or not to pitch more yeast for bottling. I started at OG 1.079 and pitched 11.5g of Safbrew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By iBrew
To pitch more or not to pitch more...

History: I had the common 1.020 conundrum recently for a couple days. I roused the yeast and ramped up the heat in my brew room 2 or three degrees and it's fermenting away again wonderfully. Here...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-16-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By iBrew
Not a riot but a saviour... I always show up with...

Not a riot but a saviour... I always show up with at least a home-brewed 12 pack in hand!!! Anywho the brew is bottled and all seems well...If I have any bottle grenades I will be sure to update, but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-16-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By iBrew
I already know cash is the reason for the season,...

I already know cash is the reason for the season, don't need to be reminded. If they told you something else in Sunday school they were wrong, even Jesus would tell you he was born closer to April...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By iBrew
Well put, I will take another reading at noon...

Well put, I will take another reading at noon tomorrow giving me three readings over three days. If I remain at 1.010 I will stop concerning myself with bubbles. If it is the same and all goes to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By iBrew
I just sat in front of the bucket for two minutes...

I just sat in front of the bucket for two minutes and timed it and the airlock bubbled 4 times (5 if you count the bubble when the timer went off). So an average of 2/2.5 bubbles a minute? I used...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By iBrew
Can't seem to find the reason...

I have had a 5 gal batch of graf (cider-beer) going for a few weeks. I had it in primary for 8 days and then racked to secondary for what will be 8 days tomorrow. I was supposed to bottle after 14...
Forum: Cider 12-10-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 626,292
Posted By iBrew
ok, so I am about to bottle this stuff in a few...

ok, so I am about to bottle this stuff in a few days. Originally in my boil I used a low IBU .5 oz of fuggles. Upon taking my latest reading I tasted the product and noticed it didn't have the...
Forum: Cider 12-06-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,604
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Posted By iBrew
I'm wondering what the best amount of corn sugar...

I'm wondering what the best amount of corn sugar for (bottle) priming is. If all goes to plan and I get the right FG, should I be sticking with the traditional 3/4 cup (1 oz per gallon) rule or is it...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-04-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By iBrew
Priming calculation issues

Today I primed 4 gallons of cider with priming sugar measured for 4.5 gallons. My ml<>oz calculation was slightly off :drunk:. The question here is weather or not around .5 oz (give or take,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-17-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,286
Posted By iBrew
Cinnamon sticks rather than powder for sure. I...

Cinnamon sticks rather than powder for sure. I use two small or one large. My holiday spice beer is always a crowd pleaser. Just boil it (them) with a pint or so of water...let cool and add to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-15-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By iBrew
Adding SG readings?

So I have heard things about boosting different styles of brew with more sugar and/or yeast when racking to secondary. I have a cider going and I was thinking of doing just that (adding a bit more...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-15-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,541
Posted By iBrew
Thanks for all the reply info. I think I have...

Thanks for all the reply info. I think I have decided that I am going to backsweeten with splenda. I use splenda in my coffee and tea, and never had an issue with taste. I am also giving some as a...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-13-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,541
Posted By iBrew
Backsweetening cider but maintaining enough yeast for carbonation?

I have been reading post after post on stopping a cider after primary with camden tablets and backsweetning with concentrate and/or splenda but I can't figure out how there will be any carbonation if...
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