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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-24-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,794
Posted By LambChop4Prez
That was probably a pelical (sp?), those are...

That was probably a pelical (sp?), those are usually formed by some sort of bacteria.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-23-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,999
Posted By LambChop4Prez
Kitchen sink beers

So with how busy the holidays can be, it can be difficult to get a brew day in around the end of the year. And since I didn't have the time to formulate a recipe, I decided to throw together a...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-01-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By LambChop4Prez
No worries. There is plenty of yeast in...

No worries. There is plenty of yeast in suspension to do the job. A secondary "fermentation" isn't really a fermentation per-se, more just the yeast cleaning up after itself when its done fermenting.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By LambChop4Prez
For timing out my brews, I have my Google...

For timing out my brews, I have my Google calendar open and look for when I want the beer to be ready. I count back 5 weeks if I plan on bottling or two months if its a bigger beer. Then I create...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-24-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By LambChop4Prez
I'm surprised this hasn't been said yet in this...

I'm surprised this hasn't been said yet in this thread, buy it bears repeating every time our canine companions get brought up. NEVER let you dog eat the hops. It WILL kill them. Grains are fine tho....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-18-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By LambChop4Prez
Racked to primary a few hours ago. Had a great...

Racked to primary a few hours ago. Had a great stuck sparge and clogged my counterflow chiller. Hopefully it'll come out good.
Forum: General Techniques 09-09-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By LambChop4Prez
Get some iodine and some chalk and look up how to...

Get some iodine and some chalk and look up how to do a starch conversion test. May help in the future.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-14-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By LambChop4Prez
I'm currently mashing my Russian Imperial Stout....

I'm currently mashing my Russian Imperial Stout. Hoping to have it ready by November. Next week I'll prolly make my pumpkin ale for October/November. Week after that will be Christmas ale. I plan on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-14-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By LambChop4Prez
Never made a saison before, but an interesting...

Never made a saison before, but an interesting idea would be to brew 4 gallons of a base saison (sour mash maybe) and then add fresh apple cider mid fermentation. Make sure the cider is pasteurized,...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-31-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By LambChop4Prez
I really wish I could have saved enough of it to...

I really wish I could have saved enough of it to do this. Unfortunately, the majority of it was on the inside of my refrigerator and the floor around it.
Forum: Cider Forum 07-30-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By LambChop4Prez
A word of warning with unpasturized cider

Start fermenting your unpasturized cider as soon as you get it. At least drop some camden into it.
I just finished cleaning a sticky mess in my refrigerator because I had left my cider in there for...
Forum: General Techniques 06-24-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By LambChop4Prez
I built a hop spider for pretty close to $10....

I built a hop spider for pretty close to $10. Super effective with my last batch, my counterflow chiller didn't clog one bit with any of the trub! I did get a little break material, but I'm sure that...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-14-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,964
Posted By LambChop4Prez
That looks great! One question tho, it looks...

That looks great!
One question tho, it looks like you gutted a refrigerator of some sort for your cooling? How did you go about doing that? I really need a ferm chamber and that looks perfect!
Forum: Cider Forum 04-13-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By LambChop4Prez
I bought some fresh apple cider with the...

I bought some fresh apple cider with the intention of fermenting it. I left it in the fridge for like two months. When I finally took it out, the bottle was under pressure and the cider tasted like...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-13-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By LambChop4Prez
I've made many ciders before, but I have never...

I've made many ciders before, but I have never considered putting black tea in it. That sounds like it would be delicious! I got my next cider planned out (minus the lime, I like my ciders dry, but...
Forum: General Techniques 02-22-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,640
Posted By LambChop4Prez
Of course you can. A lot of people in here rack...

Of course you can. A lot of people in here rack to secondary on top of some sort of fruit. The alcohol present will usually help bring the flavors out.
Forum: General Techniques 02-12-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By LambChop4Prez
Your yeast needs oxygen in the initial stages of...

Your yeast needs oxygen in the initial stages of fermentation, so usually if it's a slow starter it means you didn't aerate enough. When I aerate, I cover the hole and shake the bejezus out of it,...
Forum: General Techniques 02-11-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,977
Posted By LambChop4Prez
Wow, I never thought to do this! What kind of...

Wow, I never thought to do this! What kind of suggestions do you have for type of stick?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15,032
Views: 507,966
Posted By LambChop4Prez
Tomorrow is gonna be my first all grain brew!...

Tomorrow is gonna be my first all grain brew! Totally pumped.
Making an irish red
Forum: General Techniques 01-23-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,203
Posted By LambChop4Prez
Wow, I just looked at refractometers on ebay. SO...

Wow, I just looked at refractometers on ebay. SO MUCH CHEAPER!
Looks like I'm gonna be making a new addition to my brewing arsenal by the end of the day.
Cheers! :mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-20-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By LambChop4Prez
I gravity feed my cfc. Works just fine. I am,...

I gravity feed my cfc. Works just fine. I am, however, planning to put a ball valve on my kettle and prolly gonna put some sort of filter on the inside, I've had it clog with trub before. Not fun.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-15-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,609
Posted By LambChop4Prez
Well since hops and marijuana are very similar...

Well since hops and marijuana are very similar botanically (being in the same plant family and all) that doesn't surprise me. They both have similar aromatic compounds in them.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-05-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,705
Posted By LambChop4Prez
After finally graduating college and getting a...

After finally graduating college and getting a real job, I am finally able to afford real brewing equipment.
In 2010 I got

6.5 gal fermentor
5 gal fermentor
turkey fryer kit w/ 7.5 gal pot
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-28-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,317
Posted By LambChop4Prez
If you want to get the stuff real cheap and in...

If you want to get the stuff real cheap and in bulk, you can buy sodium percarbonate from pool supply stores. It is the active ingredient in oxy clean, and is much cheaper. Oxy clean has a bunch of...
Forum: Cider 11-26-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 43,123
Posted By LambChop4Prez
what about Whiskey soaked wood chips! :ban:

what about Whiskey soaked wood chips! :ban:
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