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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2013, 09:48 PM
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Posted By SurlyBrew
Potentially under pitched lager

I brewed a lager on Thursday and made a 2l starter with 1 pack of yeast. I was shooting for an OG of 1.047 and sparged rather slowly and got an efficiency of 87% resulting in an OG of 1.060. My...
Forum: Want to Buy 09-09-2013, 01:49 AM
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Views: 158
Posted By SurlyBrew
Chest freezer in the Twin Cities MN

Looking to buy a chest freezer. I'd prefer if it could fit 4 corny kegs. Anyone selling a freezer or no where I can find one.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2013, 01:42 PM
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Views: 1,550
Posted By SurlyBrew
I'm glad you had a good experience. Don't forget...

I'm glad you had a good experience. Don't forget about our frequent buyers program. See you in again soon!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2013, 05:23 PM
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Views: 1,550
Posted By SurlyBrew
Yes we are open! We have been open for almost 6...

Yes we are open! We have been open for almost 6 months now. Stop on by. 4135 Hiawatha.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By SurlyBrew
I racked into a keg and didn't get much trub at...

I racked into a keg and didn't get much trub at all in the keg. Don't think this is it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By SurlyBrew
How do results with polyclar compare to say...

How do results with polyclar compare to say gelatin? I forgot to mention I cold crashed and used gelatin before cold crashing. Can't imagine that would have any affect.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By SurlyBrew
At that time, I used St. Paul MN tap water (and...

At that time, I used St. Paul MN tap water (and still use it). From what I've heard, it is pretty good. I treated it with campden tablets the night before brewing. Since then I have purchased a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By SurlyBrew
Really? I did this same recipe except it was...

Really? I did this same recipe except it was extract and took second runner up. No astringency issues with the first one. Hop schedule was the exact same. One large new variable is the mash.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By SurlyBrew
I do have a refractometer. I should check the...

I do have a refractometer. I should check the gravity when sparging next time. I had 4 people judge the beer, and the only one with any BJCP certification experience mentioned astringency. I did...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By SurlyBrew
Unfortunately, the beer was finished before I got...

Unfortunately, the beer was finished before I got the scores... So, I was not able to try it and read the notes.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By SurlyBrew
You could be onto something. I bottled this beer...

You could be onto something. I bottled this beer from a keg. Cabonation was spot on. But, when I was bottling it, I had stirred up a bit of stuff on the bottom from moving the keg. It was a tad bit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By SurlyBrew
Yes, I recirculate the wort so no grain in the...

Yes, I recirculate the wort so no grain in the boil kettle. Haven't measured the gravity when sparging. I could give it a look next time.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By SurlyBrew
Mashp PH is unknown. I was going to purchase some...

Mashp PH is unknown. I was going to purchase some mash PH strips, but from what I've heard they suck/don't work. Ph meter is also too expensive. I also use a single crush, and it's not very good at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By SurlyBrew
Rahr 2-row, and sparge water was 168F.

Rahr 2-row, and sparge water was 168F.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,108
Posted By SurlyBrew
Diagnoising astrigency issue

I got some competition scores back and one red flag that came up was mild astringency. I didn't catch it when I drank the beer. I've been looking up the causes and can't figure it out. For one, how...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 771
Posted By SurlyBrew
Using a water filter housing as a hop rocket

I purchased a water filter from more beer. I found the deal on home brew finds. I am wondering if anyone has tried using the water filter housing as a hop rocket. I'd obviously remove the cartridge...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By SurlyBrew
Next time. try it at 10 mins with a whole tablet....

Next time. try it at 10 mins with a whole tablet. Ever since switching to all grain, 10 minutes with a whole tab has worked much better. I've been getting much more coagulation of proteins with this...
Forum: India Pale Ale 12-21-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,174
Views: 536,182
Posted By SurlyBrew
This beer is the real deal! By far the best I've...

This beer is the real deal! By far the best I've made and better than the real thing.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-18-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By SurlyBrew
My new mini fridge kegrator

NordeastBrewer77 helped me build this one. Got the tin sign from a liquor store I work at. Didn't know what to do with at first but I found a nice place for it. Emptied the first keg within the first...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-18-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,399
Posted By SurlyBrew
Here are some pics of my kegs and keezer. They...

Here are some pics of my kegs and keezer. They work great. I've already emptied a keg within the first couple of weeks.
http://i.imgur.com/K28PN.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/j1DES.jpg
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-17-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By SurlyBrew
Wrote this one up relatively quickly. ...

Wrote this one up relatively quickly.

Recipe: Hoppy Amber Ale
Brewer: Robbie
Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: All Grain


Recipe Specifications
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-17-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By SurlyBrew
That's a nice, simple recipe. Good place to...

That's a nice, simple recipe. Good place to start. I'd maybe make the malt bill a bit more complicated than that. Interesting choice of bittering hop. I like the idea of using chinook as a flame out...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-17-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By SurlyBrew
Recipe advice on a hoppy amber ale

I want to make a fairly hoppy amber ale. I am a huge fan of pales/IPA's and that's pretty much all I like. I don't enjoy very malty beers, but I do enjoy and amber. I haven't seen a whole lot of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By SurlyBrew
Are you planning on use half or a whole? Like I...

Are you planning on use half or a whole? Like I mentioned, when switching to all grain, I've has issues using half a tablet. With half at 5 mins, I wasn't getting much cold break and I have been...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By SurlyBrew
Mine says that too, but I've heard and read...

Mine says that too, but I've heard and read plenty stating that this is wrong. Although, this last brew I used a whole tablet at 10 and had a much better cold break. When doing extract, I would add...
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