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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2014, 08:42 PM
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Posted By julioardz
I really enjoy S-04. There's a lot of hate for it...

I really enjoy S-04. There's a lot of hate for it around here, but it's been praised on pro/commercial brewing forums. I always rehydrate and pitch at 58-60F (what's that, like 14-16C?) Sometimes I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-23-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By julioardz
Getting wort to lager pitch temp

I'm in Texas too. I usually get the wort down to 85-90F before I feel like I'm just wasting water, both with and without a pre-chiller. I then put the wort into my fermenting fridge and let it sit...
Forum: General Techniques 06-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By julioardz
I set the temperature to near freezing after...

I set the temperature to near freezing after fermentation is complete and let it go. I use a mini-fridge and it takes around 48 hours to get the entire batch to that temperature. I have never noticed...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-19-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By julioardz
Also, with the hops you listed, I would use...

Also, with the hops you listed, I would use Warrior for the bittering. Everything else would go to flavor and aroma.


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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-19-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By julioardz
IPA recipe help

I don't know the beer you're referencing and don't know your taste, but here's what I would do. I would do a 60 minute bittering addition to achieve the IBU's I was shooting for. My IPA grain bill is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-29-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By julioardz
I cold crash to near freezing then add gelatin. I...

I cold crash to near freezing then add gelatin. I hold it at near freezing for 2 days after adding the gelatin.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-23-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By julioardz
I have dry hopped some mild/lighter beers with...

I have dry hopped some mild/lighter beers with one ounce each of Liberty and Perle, for a 5 gallon batch. I like the mild and fresh character they bring. I think they would go great in a blonde. You...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By julioardz
More recently, I have been doing bittering hops...

More recently, I have been doing bittering hops at 60mins, then I add my flavor/aroma after the boil, once the wort has cooled below 180F. This is for my hop-centered beers. I also add dry hops. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By julioardz
What style of beer or yeast profile are you going...

What style of beer or yeast profile are you going for? If it's a neutral US or English strain, I wouldn't even bother with liquid yeast and starter. US-05, S-04, and other dry yeasts work great, in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By julioardz
First of all, I've never dry hopped with 1 pound...

First of all, I've never dry hopped with 1 pound of hops. The most I have done at one time is 5 ounces for 5 gallons, and this is what has worked for me. I use to put the hops in sanitized muslin...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-21-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By julioardz
Top Cropping

Old thread, but I've done it successfully on many occasions. I open the fermentor, scoop out yeast and a bit if fermenting wort with a sanitized spoon, store it in a sanitized jar, and put in the...
Forum: General Techniques 05-19-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By julioardz
I like to know the temperature of the wort/beer...

I like to know the temperature of the wort/beer and not the air or some other liquid in the fermentation temperature. I tape the temperature controller probe to the side of the fermenter. After...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-19-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By julioardz
I made an all 2-row IPA with Falconer's Flight...

I made an all 2-row IPA with Falconer's Flight once and didn't care for it at all. I mashed at 150F, boiled for 60 minutes, and used US-05. It was too dry, no malt backbone, all bitterness and hop...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,078
Posted By julioardz
Ok, I'm sure there are many other nuances with...

Ok, I'm sure there are many other nuances with cold crashing, just like everything else in brewing. Beer volume decreases as it cools. This lowers the air pressure in the headspace of the fermenter,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,078
Posted By julioardz
One more thing... I often dry hop with loose...

One more thing... I often dry hop with loose pellets (as opposed to using a hop sack) in the primary fermenter. Then I follow the same technique as above of cold crashing, adding gelatin, holding at...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,078
Posted By julioardz
I cold crash for 48 hours at 32-34F, add gelatin,...

I cold crash for 48 hours at 32-34F, add gelatin, and hold at 32-34F for another 48 hours. Then I transfer the beer to the bottling bucket cold, add the priming sugar solution, and bottle away. I let...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-18-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,078
Posted By julioardz
When is (your) Ferment "Done?"

Gelatin is a fining agent. It helps clear your beer quickly when done properly. Here's a good write up on using gelatin.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,078
Posted By julioardz
When is (your) Ferment "Done?"

I consider fermentation done when I get stable final gravity readings over a 24 hour period and it's within the expected range. I then cold crash at 32-34F for 2 days, add gelatin and let it sit 2...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-12-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By julioardz
Chipotle. It turned out OK, but it's not...

Chipotle. It turned out OK, but it's not something I have made again. It was like a smokey flavored ESB. The smoke faded in time and it tasted rather vegatal once it aged. It was better fresh.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By julioardz
I use mostly dry US or English yeast strains,...

I use mostly dry US or English yeast strains, with the occasional Belgian or Hefe liquid strain with an appropriate starter and have yet to find a need for an oxygen system to aerate. I slosh around...
Forum: General Techniques 05-09-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By julioardz
Forgot to add Whirlfloc to lager - does it matter?

In my experience, I have to take a multipronged approach for perfectly clear beer. My most clear beers required Whirfloc/Irish moss during the boil, a quick chill from boiling to pitching...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-06-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By julioardz
I have only used Warrior for bittering. I'll use...

I have only used Warrior for bittering. I'll use it at the beginning of the boil to get most of the bitterness I'm trying to achieve, saving the better flavor/aroma hops for late additions, steeping,...
Forum: General Techniques 05-06-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By julioardz
So many ways to skin a cat sort of thing......

So many ways to skin a cat sort of thing... Everyone is going to have their own method and preferences. I dry hop for about 3-5 days at whatever conditioning temperature I have set for that batch,...
Forum: General Techniques 05-06-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By julioardz
I can only say, I hear you man. Same thing...

I can only say, I hear you man. Same thing happened to me this weekend. I knew I was low on propane, but I wanted to finish the tank so I could refill it before a camping trip I have coming up. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-06-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By julioardz
The way I use it, with the shelf on the bottom...

The way I use it, with the shelf on the bottom and no freezer compartment. I get a fermentation compartment that is 15.5" wide, 15.5" deep, and 19.5" tall. That works for 10 gallon Bayou Classic...
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