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Forum: Extract Brewing 11-18-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 49,040
Posted By carl spakler
:rolleyes: Wow... Let's not cloud our...

:rolleyes: Wow...

Let's not cloud our opinion with information!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-18-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,351
Posted By carl spakler
Beware of those cheapies over the long haul. If...

Beware of those cheapies over the long haul. If you look at the tip of the probe you will likely see a seam between the point and the shaft, this is where liquid can seep in over time and absolutely...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-18-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 49,040
Posted By carl spakler
Generally speaking you'd be 1/2 right and 1/2...

Generally speaking you'd be 1/2 right and 1/2 wrong. AG does give more recipe options, but to say categorically AG produces better beer is flat out wrong. Inexperience is the key, you even say so! ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-18-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By carl spakler
Since you've given us absolutely nothing to go...

Since you've given us absolutely nothing to go on, you will likely get a wide range of answers form which to choose. The best thing to do would be to ask her what she likes versus asking us to tell...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,779
Posted By carl spakler
Dead link. :(

Dead link. :(
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-18-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 49,040
Posted By carl spakler
Avid brewer doesn't mean a damn thing when he...

Avid brewer doesn't mean a damn thing when he throws out inaccurate statements like that. I don't care if you work for a brewery, you don't get a free pass on spreading misinformation because you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-18-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,338
Posted By carl spakler
The above comments smacks of sour grapes. Did...

The above comments smacks of sour grapes. Did you know Laphroiag was going to be that good until you tried it? I would bet I can find people who think Laphroiag is unimpressive and would rather...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-18-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By carl spakler
If the batch does not improve you owe it to...

If the batch does not improve you owe it to future brews to determine why it went south somewhere in the process. A simple brew like you outlined has no strange recipe, odd additions, etc to make it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-14-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By carl spakler
Send them to me, I will use them. :mug:

Send them to me, I will use them. :mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-14-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By carl spakler
Unless you made some major mistake somewhere...

Unless you made some major mistake somewhere along the line or have an infection that you are 100% sure of I wouldn't dump the batch until you need the bottles. Sit on them for a while and check in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-13-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By carl spakler
:confused::confused::confused:

:confused::confused::confused:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-13-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By carl spakler
If they sink to the bottom, then why do you call...

If they sink to the bottom, then why do you call them floaties? :p

I do a 3-4 week primary a 1-2 week brighting/secondary and bottle. This coupled with whirlfloc gives me very clear beer and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-02-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By carl spakler
That is the way to describe every single Sam...

That is the way to describe every single Sam Adams mix pack. One great beer, a couple decent beers, and a real clunker that SA uses their mix packs to get rid of. I have stopped buying their mix...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-02-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By carl spakler
Been using the oven for the mash tun "insulation"...

Been using the oven for the mash tun "insulation" for years. Works like a charm.

Hit your strike temp, heat over to ~170* F then kill the heat and insert pot.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-08-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By carl spakler
I am always amazed how much settles out on its...

I am always amazed how much settles out on its own if left to its own devices. I routinely do a 3-4 week primary and a 1 week secondary, that coupled with whirfloc in the boil makes for some very...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By carl spakler
HSA has generally been discredited. There is a...

HSA has generally been discredited. There is a picture of a commercial brewery splashing their hot wort 3-4 feet into the boil pot. I've used a strainer many times until I invested the $2.00 for a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By carl spakler
Small batches sound like a great way to...

Small batches sound like a great way to experiment with beers you don't want 5g of and learn a different brewing method without much investment (if any) beyond what many of us already have. :)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By carl spakler
Do any AGers ever come down of their high horse...

Do any AGers ever come down of their high horse and accept that brewing is brewing rather than try to show how superior you are to the rest of the world with foolish questions like this? :rolleyes:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-06-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By carl spakler
Single Malt and Single Hops You...

Single
Malt
and
Single
Hops

You already picked the hops, so that leaves..................the malt!

MO
2 row (probably the best fit for an AIPA?)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-06-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,554
Posted By carl spakler
Calling people out for pre-judging is idolizing? ...

Calling people out for pre-judging is idolizing? Huh...interesting leap there. :rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-06-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By carl spakler
How do you move the wort from the brew pot to the...

How do you move the wort from the brew pot to the fermenter? As noted stratification is likely the cause.

Do you measure OG and FG in each vessel? Is it the same? Do the batches taste or...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-06-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,554
Posted By carl spakler
IMO this exact same beer with a Stone Brewery...

IMO this exact same beer with a Stone Brewery bottle would be the best wheat beer ever. Too many people on here have made up their minds without seeing this in person let alone tasting it.
Forum: General Techniques 10-05-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By carl spakler
1 large pot and there is no need to modify the...

1 large pot and there is no need to modify the pot at all.
Forum: General Techniques 10-05-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By carl spakler
To echo the previous comment and give more info: ...

To echo the previous comment and give more info:

What people are missing here is that the oven thermometer is a single spot in the oven, the mash is a several quart pot of water with several...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-05-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,391
Posted By carl spakler
I've been brewing for ~3 years now and am on the...

I've been brewing for ~3 years now and am on the original bucket, it still looks fine. I am careful when i clean (no abrasives) and do not use it to store anything abrasive. I expect it to last a...
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