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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
I've always soaked my bottles in oxyclean longer...

I've always soaked my bottles in oxyclean longer than an hour, sometimes for days. Never had any evidence of mineral deposits. After a thorough rinse and a high temp cycle in the dishwasher without...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-31-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
I just made an Imperial IPA. Wanted to cold...

I just made an Imperial IPA. Wanted to cold crash prior to dry hopping. Put it in the freezer with my temperature control, but something went wrong and when I checked it the next day the airlock...
Forum: General Techniques 10-25-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
Have you tried the Hopfenweisse collaboration...

Have you tried the Hopfenweisse collaboration between Schneider and Brooklyn? It's pretty much a cross between a traditional Bavarian hefe and American IPA, and it's awesome. If I were going to...
Forum: General Techniques 10-22-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
I heat my strike water above the desired...

I heat my strike water above the desired temperature, usually somewhere in the 170s. Then I dump it all in the cooler and close the lid. As it cools to the proper strike temp, it's preheating the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-22-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
So I finally got around to brewing this 10 days...

So I finally got around to brewing this 10 days ago. I brewed it as written above, with the water profile as specified. I ran off a bit too much wort and extended the boil to 75 minutes to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-16-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
Sounds awesome. Keep us updated, seems like...

Sounds awesome. Keep us updated, seems like something I'd be interested in trying someday down the road. I've heard of others having success with pumpkin saisons also, and I love anything Belgian.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-26-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
I haven't brewed this yet. I'm going to do an...

I haven't brewed this yet. I'm going to do an English Old Ale using a 3L starter of WLP007 first, then transfer that to a secondary with bourbon soaked oak cubes, wash the yeast and repitch a nice...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-30-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
Imperial IPA Feedback

I've been working on an Imperial IPA recipe and I'm fishing for some feedback.

I tried to put together a relatively simple grain bill - Mostly 2-row with some Maris Otter for a little added...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 150,109
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
+ 5.5 gal Belgian Pale Ale + 5.5 gal Belgian...

+ 5.5 gal Belgian Pale Ale

+ 5.5 gal Belgian Blonde

= 29,044
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-21-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,653
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
Little guy is 4.5 months now. Brewing definitely...

Little guy is 4.5 months now. Brewing definitely took a backseat for a while, but squeezed in a Wee Heavy when he was about 3 months old, which is when this picture was taken. Gonna have my brew...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-16-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
This is how I rigged up my cooler mash tun. The...

This is how I rigged up my cooler mash tun. The stainless steel fenders were a little pricey, but worth the added cost for the stability, and they should last forever. Have fun with your first brew.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 150,109
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
+5 gal Weizenbock =13,916

+5 gal Weizenbock

=13,916
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-08-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,466
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
Hmmm, I pitched one pack of Wyeast 3068. Was a...

Hmmm, I pitched one pack of Wyeast 3068. Was a little worried about it stalling, especially since it was shipped from MN to FL in the middle of summer and got here warm. But it fermented fully. ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-04-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,466
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
I waited to add the second half of the DME in the...

I waited to add the second half of the DME in the last 15 minutes. Color still came out darker than I'd like. I guess that's common with extract brewing, especially partial volume. But other than...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-18-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,152
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
I use Better Bottles to ferment and judging by...

I use Better Bottles to ferment and judging by that picture, I'd say you're right around 5 gallons there, maybe a tad under. When you're done with the bottle and have it cleaned out, fill it with...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-17-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,466
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
I brewed this recipe as initially outlined...

I brewed this recipe as initially outlined (without the Irish moss). Pitched one pack of Wyeast 3068. Fermented most of the time around 68, but did drop it down to 65-66 for a few days...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-08-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
Actually, I just tried my Oktoberfest that was...

Actually, I just tried my Oktoberfest that was lagered for over 12 weeks. Straight out of the fridge, most of the flavor was dominated by hop bitterness and little else. I was a tad disappointed...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-30-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
I brewed an Oktoberfest with an OG of 1.060 a few...

I brewed an Oktoberfest with an OG of 1.060 a few months ago. Pitched 2 packs of Saflager 34/70 and fermented 9 days at 52-54 F, then 2 day D-Rest at 68-70. Was at FG in about 11 days. I'd pitch...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-09-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,466
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
As for the DME, Northern Brewer has Breiss Wheat...

As for the DME, Northern Brewer has Breiss Wheat DME with a 65/35 ratio.

I will be definitely using a blowoff tube. And if it means I can save the 6 bucks and only pitch one pack to get some...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-09-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,466
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
I want to keep the color light. I've heard that...

I want to keep the color light. I've heard that adding extract later in the boil can help keep the color lighter, although I'm not sure if this applies only to liquid malt extract. But in any case,...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-09-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,466
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
I'm not going to be making a starter so I figured...

I'm not going to be making a starter so I figured it's best to go with 2 packs. Mr. Malty suggests 205 billion cells for 1.056 OG, and each pack has 100 billion - so 2 packs should do it. I'll be...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-08-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,466
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
Hefeweizen Recipe

I'm putting together a hefeweizen recipe, thought I'd throw it up here to see if anyone had any suggestions. I'm aiming for a golden colored bavarian-style hefe with a nice, thick white head. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,673
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
Thanks everyone. Brought the temperature up to...

Thanks everyone. Brought the temperature up to 68-70 for two days and racked to my secondary tonight. Gravity came down a few more points to around 1.015. Made my wife taste it and no detectable...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-14-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,673
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
Just figured I'd play it on the safe side and do...

Just figured I'd play it on the safe side and do one. I've read that not everyone is as perceptive to the taste, and since I've never tasted it before I have nothing to compare to. Planning on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-14-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,673
Posted By Wort_Cleaver
Oktoberfest Diacetyl Rest

I brewed an Oktoberfest 9 days ago, OG = 1.060, estimated FG between 1.015-1.017 depending on the calculator used. Will post complete recipe, if needed.

I used 2 packs of rehydrated Saflager...
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