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Forum: General Techniques 02-24-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By grainstoglass
Whether or not you choose to dryhop your robust...

Whether or not you choose to dryhop your robust porter is up to you. I have done this a couple of times and enjoyed the results, but that being said the amount you use to dryhop should probably vary...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By grainstoglass
I'd be interested to know just how much the...

I'd be interested to know just how much the flavors would change as well. I also layer caramel malts and prefer the flavors I get when doing so in my Ambers and occasionally in brown ales, but I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-20-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By grainstoglass
I agree completely. I am not going to touch it...

I agree completely. I am not going to touch it for awhile, I guess I am already trying to prepare myself for a major lack of carbonation after 3 or 4 weeks of bottle conditionaing and wondering what...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-20-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By grainstoglass
A sticky situation with carbonation...

I just bottled a delicious batch of pale ale this weekend and thought everything had gone smoothly until I tasted the last 6 ounces or so of beer that was left beind in my bottling bucket. The...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-25-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,920
Posted By grainstoglass
That would be awesome!

Thanks! If you could do that at least it will give me a starting point. What did you enter for the weight of the 15 gallon blichmann? I've looked it up and gotten three different weight...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-24-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,920
Posted By grainstoglass
Blichmann 15 Gallon Mashtun and Boil Kettle Equipment Profiles for Beersmith 2.0

Just bought beersmith 2.0 last evening and it looks like it is going to be an awesome tool for my recipe formulations. After perusing the various features I noticed fairly quickly how important it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-22-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,175
Posted By grainstoglass
Thanks for the advice I'm just happy to hear that...

Thanks for the advice I'm just happy to hear that its not going to be a complete waste of time and money.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-22-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,175
Posted By grainstoglass
My Wife Thought She Was Being Helpful!

I brewed up a batch of Pale Ale the other night and my wife decided she wanted to play the role of assistant brewer. I had filled my brew kettle with the appropriate amount of strike water,...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-14-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,147
Posted By grainstoglass
Thanks

Alright I'm going for it! The responses were both consistent so I'm going to brew one up this weekend.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-13-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,147
Posted By grainstoglass
Does that seem like alot of Carapils?

10% seems like alot of Carapils to me. I am trying to brew a Founders Centennial clone this weekend and I am trying to figure out an appropriate malt bill. Anyone tried this malt bill with any...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-30-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By grainstoglass
I usually make a spice tea of about 1 cup or so...

I usually make a spice tea of about 1 cup or so of water, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons all spice, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon nutmeg. I boil the spices in water in a covered pot and leave...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By grainstoglass
First thing that comes to mind is running it...

First thing that comes to mind is running it through a still...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,673
Posted By grainstoglass
Am I the only one that thinks brewing with beans...

Am I the only one that thinks brewing with beans is an awesome opportunity for a Blazing Saddles themed beer?
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 07-28-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By grainstoglass
Try the Sunset Grill and Tap Room in Allston. ...

Try the Sunset Grill and Tap Room in Allston. I'm not sure what you are looking for, but they have a pretty nice selection and I've always enjoyed it.
Forum: Cider Forum 07-28-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By grainstoglass
Sound Advice

This sounds like a good idea and would enable me to work backwards to redetermine an appropriate final gravity. Then its just a matter of figuring out how to hit that target. I never thought of...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-28-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By grainstoglass
Why didn't I think of that!

This sounds like a good idea. Perhaps I will get rid of the additional malt extract, reduce the caramel malt a bit, and add a few cans of apple concentrate after I figure out the sugar content and...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-28-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By grainstoglass
Well I have used a variety of yeast in the past,...

Well I have used a variety of yeast in the past, but lately I've been favoring my results with S-04. Like you said though choosing a medium attentuative yeast isnt foolproof. I've had batches of...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-27-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By grainstoglass
Increasing the Caramel Malt in a Graff?

I have made 4 or so batches of Graff using various combinations of different specialty grains and yet while I have enjoyed each batch thoroughly, the resulting batches have been rather dry for some...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-26-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By grainstoglass
I don't know how I feel about throwing corriander...

I don't know how I feel about throwing corriander in a cider. I dont really associate it with a more traditional approach to spicing cider, but if you like the taste and think it works for you...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-22-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By grainstoglass
I thought it was pretty good when I had it for...

I thought it was pretty good when I had it for the first time, but I had one recently and like others on here have already mentioned, I wished it finished a bit drier. Many of the higher abv dogfish...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By grainstoglass
I've only made a few beers using orange peels,...

I've only made a few beers using orange peels, but I think you really should give it three weeks or more in the bottle before you get too nervous about its taste. Orange peel does seem to add some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,590
Posted By grainstoglass
The Auto-siphon is indispensible, but I did many...

The Auto-siphon is indispensible, but I did many a batch of wine and beer with the suck start method.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By grainstoglass
I have found that I get less sulphur smells...

I have found that I get less sulphur smells coming from my fementing cider if I am sure to use an ample amount of yeast nutrient. But with time the smell diminishes anyway so its no big deal. Just...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-21-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,541
Posted By grainstoglass
That is so sweet! I definitely will be keeping...

That is so sweet! I definitely will be keeping an eye out for a locker now. Well executed design.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-21-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,646
Posted By grainstoglass
I guess in theory it would be a smart move by any...

I guess in theory it would be a smart move by any brewery large enough and with enough capital to corner the market on a particular hop variety. Think about how crazy it would be for a brewery to be...
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