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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-15-2013, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Backslider
I'm feelin' lucky

Winning entry submitted!

I've been very busy in 2012 - hoping to get back into serious brewing after I move into the new house later this month. =]
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 04-17-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 370,842
Posted By Backslider
I just wanted to say, this recipe doesn't need...

I just wanted to say, this recipe doesn't need modification - if you love a good hefe this is spot on.

I've brewed this a few times now, and have started to deviate from the recipe a bit with a...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-22-2012, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Backslider
I thought I had already replied but can't find my...

I thought I had already replied but can't find my reply.. Forgive me if this is a second post, but I think I must have not committed my first one.

Good luck everybaady!
Forum: Brew Science 02-22-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By Backslider
Thanks mabrungard for the spreadsheet, I really...

Thanks mabrungard for the spreadsheet, I really think it's the best one out there. Easy to understand, easy to use, and for me it has turned out to be spot on in it's calculations a few times.

I'm...
Forum: Brew Science 11-22-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By Backslider
Thank you both very much. I'll be doing this on...

Thank you both very much. I'll be doing this on Friday and will report back with how everything went.
Forum: Brew Science 11-22-2011, 05:14 PM
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Views: 1,701
Posted By Backslider
mabrungard, thanks. Yeah, I found and...

mabrungard, thanks.

Yeah, I found and entered the details for the various grains I will be using and those figures I posted above estimated a pH of 5.3 based on all of these variables.

I...
Forum: Brew Science 11-22-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By Backslider
Also, incoming donation for this spreadsheet...

Also, incoming donation for this spreadsheet (later tonight, at work with no wallet right now) - definitely the most detailed and descriptive one I've seen, wish I had found this much earlier.
Forum: Brew Science 11-22-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By Backslider
I haven't used any chalk in previous brews yet, I...

I haven't used any chalk in previous brews yet, I was adding gypsum, calcium chloride, epsom salts and and canning salt to create soft water with a very low RA for a hefeweizen.

When you say...
Forum: Brew Science 11-22-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By Backslider
aj - Thanks for your detailed response. I...

aj -

Thanks for your detailed response. I read so much conflicting information about brewing water chemistry that I just end up confused at the end.

Can you give me a recommendation as to what...
Forum: Brew Science 11-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By Backslider
Thanks - I think this is the most in depth...

Thanks - I think this is the most in depth spreadsheet I've seen yet. Great information that really clarified a few things for me under the Water Knowledge tab.

One problem though, the water...
Forum: Brew Science 11-22-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By Backslider
Requesting Help / Water Profiles for a Stout

I originally posted this in General Discussion.. Not much response and I was advised to post here - so here's my copy/paste job.

So. I'm pretty new to brewing. I have been messing around with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-22-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Backslider
Ah, thanks. I was originally going to post this...

Ah, thanks. I was originally going to post this there but I thought it was for pro discussion.

Gonna repost there, thanks again!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-21-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Backslider
Requesting Help / Water Profiles

So. I'm pretty new to brewing. I have been messing around with building water from RO - but it's too soon to report on exactly how those batches have turned out.

I want to brew a sweet oatmeal...
Forum: English Brown Ale 11-08-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 35,609
Posted By Backslider
I brewed this on 8/19 and bottled after around 4...

I brewed this on 8/19 and bottled after around 4 weeks. Took another 6 weeks before it really started tasting good, although it was definitely drinkable at 3.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 11-08-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 370,842
Posted By Backslider
One more question: I brewed almost a week...

One more question:

I brewed almost a week ago. During the first couple of days of fermentation my temps were at 61, after major bubbling died down I moved it to a 68-69 area.

After 5 days I'm...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 11-03-2011, 02:51 PM
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Views: 370,842
Posted By Backslider
Thanks for the help bergman. I brewed last night,...

Thanks for the help bergman. I brewed last night, just hitting the point where everything goes flawlessly (my 3rd AG batch, 5th batch all together.)

Been fermenting about 9 hours and already...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 11-02-2011, 04:01 PM
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Views: 370,842
Posted By Backslider
I've been using John Palmer's spreadsheet, pretty...

I've been using John Palmer's spreadsheet, pretty much the same thing.

If I use a yeast nutrient doesn't that contain everything yeast need to be happy? I was aware that magnesium was important...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 11-02-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 370,842
Posted By Backslider
Does this look a little better? Ca: 85 Mg:...

Does this look a little better?

Ca: 85
Mg: 3
Na: 3
Cl: 69
SO4: 95
CaC03: 25

RA: -37
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 11-01-2011, 03:59 PM
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Views: 370,842
Posted By Backslider
I have a noob question, it's probably been...

I have a noob question, it's probably been answered in various forms many times in this thread but I'm too lazy to read all 67 pages. I got about 20 in before deciding to ask..

Anyway, here is my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Backslider
borden, I think you'll be happy with the...

borden,

I think you'll be happy with the results. I've just started tasting my first AG-BIAB and it's much better than the partial mashes I was doing.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-18-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Backslider
I have recently started doing AG BIAB with...

I have recently started doing AG BIAB with similar equipment, OP.

Because I wanted to be able to boilf my full volume I do 3.5 gallon batches in a 24qt stock pot.

After mashing I top off to...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-05-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By Backslider
The campden tablets are probably the reason for...

The campden tablets are probably the reason for your sulfur smell.

If you are using pasteurized cider I see no reason for using campden tablets. I use raw cider and I still don't use campden, I...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-05-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By Backslider
What type of cider/juice did you use? Did...

What type of cider/juice did you use?

Did you make any additions other than yeast?

I believe it should go away over time, but hard to be sure without knowing exactly what went into it.
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 10-05-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 68,042
Posted By Backslider
I used some caraaroma instead of roasted barley,...

I used some caraaroma instead of roasted barley, it's much more red and allegedly caraaroma has a better flavor profile for an irish red.


I looked at a lot of different irish red recipes,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-04-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Backslider
I just got a 15.5g from a friend in exchange for...

I just got a 15.5g from a friend in exchange for a case of beer. =D

I'm going to keggle mine, as I'm currently doing mini-BIAB in a 24qt pot on the ole' electric range.

Free kegs are awesome!
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