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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-19-2014, 02:29 PM
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Posted By rmr9
Thanks for the replies, I like the idea of...

Thanks for the replies, I like the idea of splitting it and trying both ways Helper. First hand experience is always the best way to go I find. This is a heck of a topic to research on the forum,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-17-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By rmr9
Post-lagering bottle carbing

Hello all,

I've finally taken the plunge into lager making after a long time of making ales. I have a vienna lager lagering now, and I plan to bottle it at the end of the week. I don't keg, I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-26-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By rmr9
Also don't sweat it if it doesn't come out...

Also don't sweat it if it doesn't come out exactly like nosferatu, you can make a damned fine beer that isn't the same but is still delicious!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-26-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By rmr9
Could add 2 oz of chocolate malt, won't add too...

Could add 2 oz of chocolate malt, won't add too much flavor wise, but'll get your SRMs close to what you'd want
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-26-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By rmr9
I would suggest this: 12lbs 2-row .75lbs...

I would suggest this:

12lbs 2-row
.75lbs crystal 80
.5lbs special B

That should give you a starting gravity of 1.073 (very close to the 18P great lakes posts about nosferatu, while...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-25-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By rmr9
Three pounds of crystal 60 is a lot to be using...

Three pounds of crystal 60 is a lot to be using in a 5(?) gallon batch, you're going to end up with something that's cloyingly sweet since it only contributes unfermentable sugars ie sweetness. I'd...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-23-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By rmr9
Wyeast 2124: vigorous primary fermentation?

Hello all,

I've finally decided to break out of the wonderful world of ales and into my very first batch of lager! I would like to use Wyeast 2124 (Bohemian Lager strain) fermenting around 53...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-24-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By rmr9
Thanks for the input guys. I think my...

Thanks for the input guys. I think my fermentation temps were around 63-65 degrees for the duration. I've put the carboy in the basement which is usually right around 58-60 degrees since I figure...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-23-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By rmr9
first time mead questions

Hey all, I started my first batch of mead on 3/2/13, just 15lbs local wildflower honey in 5 gallons of water, d-47 and staggered nutrient addition. It's started to clear (I think) and I transferred...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-05-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By rmr9
I'm almost certain that sanitation was good. I...

I'm almost certain that sanitation was good. I added some yeast nutrient when I pitched as well...time will tell I guess!
Forum: Cider Forum 10-05-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By rmr9
Cough Syrup Taste?

Hey guys, I made my first cider using cider from a local orchard combined with a preservative free apple juice and 4 tightly packed cups of brown sugar. I pitched rehydrated nottingham yeast and let...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-03-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By rmr9
Thanks for the advice guys, I'll have to run to...

Thanks for the advice guys, I'll have to run to LHBS soon to see what they have floating around!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By rmr9
Has anyone used S-23?

I've been reading up on possible lager yeast strains to try and find one that operates fairly well at higher temperatures around 62 degrees. Has anyone used this strain before at this upper end of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-26-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By rmr9
I've used the 1007 recently, the krausen took a...

I've used the 1007 recently, the krausen took a really long time to drop out. I almost panicked because I thought it was contaminated. It's since dropped (two weeks after pitching). Give this...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-23-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By rmr9
I'm not actually too sure about carbed or still,...

I'm not actually too sure about carbed or still, or if i want it to be a real kicker...I may tone the sugar down to 1.5 but I do want it to be sweet
Forum: Cider Forum 09-23-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By rmr9
First cider

So I just purchased 3 gallons of preservative free, UV pasteurized cider from a local apple orchard. This will be my first crack at a hard cider so I'm wondering if this sounds about right: I plan to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-18-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By rmr9
Thanks for the input and advice guys, I really...

Thanks for the input and advice guys, I really appreciate it! I'll leave it primary for another week or so just to be safe, rack to secondary and leave it alone for another couple weeks. As a side...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-18-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By rmr9
I also used the 1007 strain in mine...Perhaps...

I also used the 1007 strain in mine...Perhaps patience is key here. Should I wait until it settles or rack it to a secondary now? Also it kinda smells....a bit off
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-18-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By rmr9
Brewed it on the 8th of September by the way just...

Brewed it on the 8th of September by the way just in case that helps
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-18-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By rmr9
Possible contamination!

So I brewed up a batch of oktoberfest style beer with a German ale yeast strain. I'm normally very good at keeping things sanitary but I discovered some brown floating nastiness in it...I know one...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-12-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By rmr9
Brewed this up this past weekend, went with 3lbs...

Brewed this up this past weekend, went with 3lbs Munich, 4lbs Vienna, 3lbs pilsner malt and the same hop schedule. Pitched Wyeast 1007. Hopefully this one turns out good!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-27-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By rmr9
I think I'll try my recipe above listed with...

I think I'll try my recipe above listed with either the S-04 or the wyeast 1007. I am wondering about the specialty malts: maybe cut back the munich malt in favor of vienna and add in some...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-25-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By rmr9
I plan to ferment around 60 degrees. I don't...

I plan to ferment around 60 degrees. I don't have the equipment just yet for colder temperatures (have an old spare fridge in the basement but it's about as unreliable as they come, I'd hate to lose...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-25-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By rmr9
Thanks for the input guys. I'm wondering if I...

Thanks for the input guys. I'm wondering if I should opt for an altbier yeast instead of the California lager yeast. That being said, I'm aiming for something that's low in fruitiness with decent...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-24-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
Posted By rmr9
Malt heavy Vienna-ish style ale?

Hey all,

I'm planning to attempt to brew an AG ale that is somewhat "lager-esque" and this is the recipe I've come up with:

4lbs Munich Malt
3lbs Vienna Malt
3lbs Pilsner Malt

1oz...
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