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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-01-2007, 02:01 AM
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Posted By ahoym8e
mashing one day and boiling the next?

any reason why I shouldn't split up my sweetwort extraction and my boil?

I would like to break it up into two evenings...

Thanks
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-03-2006, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,245
Posted By ahoym8e
what??? I don't get it.

what??? I don't get it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-11-2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By ahoym8e
Boosting with brown sugar in secondary; who does it?

My last 3 batches I have added about 1.3 (packed) cups of organic brown sugar to the secondary. I boiled the sugar in the water I used to top off my secondary after transferring from primary.

I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-16-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By ahoym8e
Well, you'll need 2 hyrometers. Tap one of them...

Well, you'll need 2 hyrometers. Tap one of them on a table (like a pencil) until the paper with the scales on it moves all the way to the fat end. Use that one to measure OG. Take another hydrometer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-16-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,607
Posted By ahoym8e
so aren't spent grains totally devoid of...

so aren't spent grains totally devoid of nutrition?

Can't animals die of malnutrition form eating spent grains?

just curious.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-06-2006, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By ahoym8e
favorite GP yeast

what's everyones favorite yeast?

I used to really like WL cali V, but it crapped out on me several times in a row and stopped fermenting and 1.020 ~ 1.015.

So I switched to WL german/koelsch,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2006, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By ahoym8e
Man, I thought this thread would really take off....

Man, I thought this thread would really take off.

I thought it was the funniest thing I had written in months.

I guess no-one appreciates a good troll job around here... :D

anyway, :tank:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-03-2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By ahoym8e
squeaky sparge arm...

I have been trying to sparge with this Phil's sparge contraption that spins as the HL is passing through it. It works pretty well, and I have hit efficiencies in the low to mid 70's

Something...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-30-2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By ahoym8e
efficiency gurus, rate my wort.

I had

7 lbs of pilsener
4 lbs munich
1/2 lb german dark crystal
1/4 lb german medium crystal
1/4 lb german melanoidin

and came up exactly 5 gallons of wort with OG of 1.065 (temp corrected).
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-30-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By ahoym8e
I am sure it was not contamintation, just...

I am sure it was not contamintation, just bottling too early.

I bought another carboy, so now I won't be tempted to bottle too early for want of another secondary.

i dryhop by "dissolving" hop...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-29-2006, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By ahoym8e
2nd bad batch...

Crap, my prized munich dunkel brown sugar boosted dryhopped ale was bottled too early.

grolsch bottles now open with tremendous force, flinging ceramic top across room. beer comes out as solid...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2006, 05:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By ahoym8e
so I've heard several people say they stopped...

so I've heard several people say they stopped drinking Soda.

I drink at least 36 oz of Diet mt dew every day, and often at least one or 2 MONSTER sugar free energy drinks. Diet soda doesn't count...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-27-2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By ahoym8e
getting fat!

Dang, I've gained 10 lbs since I started brewing.

that is really dissappointng, given how much I enloy brewing.

anyone have any good solutions to the weight gain? (besides diet and excercise...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-26-2006, 05:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,976
Posted By ahoym8e
Man, that stinks... i just used a bunch of...

Man, that stinks... i just used a bunch of Chinook to bitter my everyday pilsener swill with... poop. :(

Since I am going to drink it anyway I'll report back on the headache factor.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-26-2006, 05:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,976
Posted By ahoym8e
I submit that those only brewing their own high...

I submit that those only brewing their own high quality beers are doing half a job.

buy 10 lbs of 2 row, 1/2 lb of cara pils, some cheap hops (or use what you have left over) and reuse some yeast....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-26-2006, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By ahoym8e
pah! heat wave in Canada. whatever... it's...

pah! heat wave in Canada. whatever...

it's 110+ in cali right now.

mid 90's in Texas, with 190% humidity
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-26-2006, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By ahoym8e
plant grapes, make wine...

plant grapes, make wine...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-26-2006, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By ahoym8e
Oklahoma State? Ohio State? Oregon State?

Oklahoma State? Ohio State? Oregon State?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2006, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By ahoym8e
is it about drinking beer or making it?

is it about drinking beer or making it?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2006, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By ahoym8e
LOL at "not married huh?" yeah I am married....

LOL at "not married huh?"

yeah I am married. have kids too. I think that's why I brew: to stay nice and busy while my wife attends to the anklebiters

J/K

It offers a tangible result to my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-20-2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By ahoym8e
addicted to brewing?

It seems these days I just cannot go a weeend without brewing.

I have 3 fermenters at a time going now. Hopefully I'll get over this before too long, but a weekend without brewing just doesn't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-19-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By ahoym8e
I agree as well. I have had odd smells and sights...

I agree as well. I have had odd smells and sights that made me want to dump, but it always paid off to wait.

However, when you get a batch where the entire bottle contents violently exit the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-13-2006, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By ahoym8e
LOL yeah, good point. been sampling a bottled...

LOL yeah, good point. been sampling a bottled project, so sorry.

I have this aapa in a secondary fermenter at about 72 degrees. Do I need to get it out soon at this temp, or is it ok for a while...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-13-2006, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By ahoym8e
how long is too long in secondary?

I have one in secondary (AAPA) going on 2 weeks, and it's still bubbling every 10-20 seconds or so. I also have a bunch of dry hop hops sitting in there around the neck of the carboy.

Do I need to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By ahoym8e
no I bought an assembled tun made with the orange...

no I bought an assembled tun made with the orange 10 gal cooler and the rest was Phil's parts (phalse bottom, sparger).

Thanks
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