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Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-24-2013, 03:34 PM
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Posted By twbalding
I've always heard the same about tannins and...

I've always heard the same about tannins and never squeeze...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-15-2013, 08:21 PM
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Posted By twbalding
Brewing a dry Irish stout on Sunday... It's been...

Brewing a dry Irish stout on Sunday... It's been a month since I've been able to brew. Was trying to have it for St Pattys here in Savannah but may just be to late:(
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-11-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By twbalding
How long can a starter sit out?

How long can a starter sit out before going in the fridge? I got one going on fri night expecting to brew on sun but now I'm delayed till this coming weekend. Is my starter okay just sitting out or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,688
Posted By twbalding
Scarley88, I appreciate the positive message. I...

Scarley88, I appreciate the positive message. I will continue on with extract as I am a noob and have a lot to learn. I think I was just having a moment of disparity. I love this s**t and can't get...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-11-2013, 01:20 AM
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Views: 152
Posted By twbalding
Starter not really starting?

I used a wyeast Irish ale smack pack to make a starter two days ago but never got a krausen to form. FYI this is my first attempt... The smack pack partially froze in my fridge but when I broke the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,688
Posted By twbalding
I just finished my second brew and cracked the...

I just finished my second brew and cracked the first bottle tonight. I did a chinook IPA and drank it alog side a commercial IPA... The flavor is way off, not as bad as my first beer but still that...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-07-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By twbalding
I mean to say... How can I figure out how many...

I mean to say... How can I figure out how many yeast cells I have in a mason jar? Is there a ball park like 1/2in of yeast cake = 100,000 yeast cells... This way I can determine how big my starter...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-07-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By twbalding
Thanks for all the info... I believe that I let...

Thanks for all the info... I believe that I let it settle out for to long and should have mixed it up again. In the third pic of the mason jars I think what happened is I decanted the beer/water mix...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-05-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By twbalding
I had a bag of chinook pellets for dry hopping in...

I had a bag of chinook pellets for dry hopping in there and you can see how they settled out... I might be using the word trub incorrectly, I'm still new to the game.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-05-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By twbalding
First time harvesting yeast

Tonight I tried to harvest some west coast ale yeast from my secondary. As far as I can tell everything went well... The one concern I have is that I let it settle out for to long before moving to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By twbalding
First brew came out real DARK...

I am now just starting to enjoy my first brew and it tastes okay but it seems really dark for a brown ale. I used the NB caribou slobber extract kit and followed the instructions fairly well... I had...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,284
Posted By twbalding
There is a pecan barley wine floating out here...

There is a pecan barley wine floating out here somewhere... You might get some direction... I'd like to make this if you can get some good advice.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,742
Posted By twbalding
You probably want to check your gravity and then...

You probably want to check your gravity and then again a few days later... I've been told its the only way to know if its done.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By twbalding
Ice crystals in yeast packet

I'm planning to brew a NB dry Irish stout extract next weekend but the yeast pack I bought has been in the fridge for a week and there are some ice crystals that formed in it. Is it ruined or should...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-20-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By twbalding
Ice crysals in yeast pack

I'm planning to brew a NB dry Irish stout extract next weekend but the yeast pack I bought has been in the fridge for a week and there are some ice crystals that formed in it. Is it ruined or should...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,742
Posted By twbalding
I have this one sitting in secondary with dry...

I have this one sitting in secondary with dry hops... Probably bottle tomorrow. Can't wait as this is beer no.2 for me and first IPA... Looking forward to the one hop style.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2013, 07:06 PM
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Posted By twbalding
Dry Irish Stout...adjunct?

I live in Savannah so I thought it only fitting that I brew a stout for St. Patrick's Day. I have the Northern Brewer dry irish stout extract kit and I'm wondering what I could add to have some fun....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-12-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By twbalding
Absolutely... I always have a beer when I brew mo...

Absolutely... I always have a beer when I brew mo matter what time it is.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-12-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By twbalding
Fermentation instructions?

I have a cream ale in primary for one week now and the NB instructions say primary 2weeks and bottle 2weeks. Is this right? Seems a little short. I have only brewed two other beers so far and each...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By twbalding
Mold?

I just bottled my first batch of home brew and when I uncovered the car boy it had some little white dots floating in the beer. Could this mold and if so could it affect the taste.
The picture shows...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-06-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By twbalding
Thanks for all the advice! I just brewed a 5gal...

Thanks for all the advice! I just brewed a 5gal full boil batch yesterday and cooling after the boil is the biggest pain right now. Takes me about 30min in a tub of ice. I think I'll do the chiller...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-05-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By twbalding
Whats the next best piece of equipment?

I have a simple start up brew rig. Propane burner, 10 gal nice stainless brew pot, two glass car boys, bottling bucket etc....
What should I invest in next? I could use a temp gage on the brew pot...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-26-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By twbalding
So how did she do it? Do you add it to any beer?...

So how did she do it? Do you add it to any beer? Does it magically make a BMC taste good?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-22-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By twbalding
Any one know where you can send a water sample to...

Any one know where you can send a water sample to get tested?
I live in Savannah and our water comes from the northern Florida aquifer but I can't seem to find any data online. The water company...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-18-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By twbalding
I also do a mini spathe on my specialty grains....

I also do a mini spathe on my specialty grains. Lol... My OG always seems higher then the recipe. Which I like, for what ever reason.
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