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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-20-2012, 02:31 AM
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Posted By garcara
It's already tasting a lot better.

It's already tasting a lot better.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-19-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,858
Posted By garcara
Beer tastes thin/watery

Hi guys,

I would not consider myself a beginner brewer, but I feel my question is a beginner question (if that even makes sense..).

Anyhow, I brewed a clone of Magic Hat #9 about 2 1/2 weeks...
Forum: General Techniques 09-09-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By garcara
Check my sig to see the (approximate) affect a...

Check my sig to see the (approximate) affect a couple weeks in a fridge w/ o2 on them for the variety you have.
Forum: General Techniques 09-05-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By garcara
Check out the link in my sig to get a general...

Check out the link in my sig to get a general idea how much aa they have left.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-03-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By garcara
I am thinking I am going to add a 60 minute...

I am thinking I am going to add a 60 minute addition. I have to yet decide where I am going to remove some, I might replace my FWH.

Thanks
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-03-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By garcara
Sorry I did forget my mash temp, I was definitely...

Sorry I did forget my mash temp, I was definitely planning on mashing at 149, but I will consider 148.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-31-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By garcara
Double IPA Recipe Critique

Hi guys, I am looking for some criticisms on this Double IPA recipe I came up with. I have a lot of Chinook to use up so I thought I would try a single-hop Chinook.

Double IPA
OG: 1.092
FG:...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By garcara
Thanks for the reassurances guys.

Thanks for the reassurances guys.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By garcara
Missing last few points of fermentation on RIS

I made a RIS about a month ago that I mashed at 149 and an OG of 1.110. My plan was to finish at 1.020. I am at 1.023 but the last 3 points are happening. I racked to secondary tonight where it is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By garcara
brewerslog.appspot.com/HopAlphaCalc Check...

brewerslog.appspot.com/HopAlphaCalc

Check this out. Depending on how old and the variety, they might still be good to use.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-12-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By garcara
Need Help With Fermentation Chamber

So, I've taken apart my compact fridge and am ready to connect to my fermentation chamber. I noticed the copper running on the sides was almost in the foam and then just had the metal sides attached....
Forum: DIY Projects 08-04-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By garcara
http://www.howtobrew.com/appendices/appendixD-1.ht...

http://www.howtobrew.com/appendices/appendixD-1.html

Check out the bottom of this page. You can sweat together some of the fittings, just not all of them, so it's still easy to clean.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By garcara
Unfortunately, I am getting no dimple right now...

Unfortunately, I am getting no dimple right now :( When I try and use a larger bar, it gets thrown. Is yours setup some special way?
Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By garcara
Help with Stir Plates for 1 gallon plus

I have a regular stir plate that I use for up to 2 liters happily. I have a 5 liter starter going on it right now and it isn't doing a whole ton (maybe enough, but I want more). Any suggests on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-26-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By garcara
I think I am idiot. This sounds right. I'd like...

I think I am idiot. This sounds right. I'd like to see if someone else agrees. So simple.. then I can use a formula I found on another page to get the % from that.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-26-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By garcara
I think I am just not being complete clear as to...

I think I am just not being complete clear as to what I means. Try checking out this chart: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Malts_Chart and look at the yield column. This isn't taking...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-25-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By garcara
This is the information that I currently have and...

This is the information that I currently have and am looking to use to get my extract potential percentage.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-25-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By garcara
No, sorry, I am asking for the extract potential...

No, sorry, I am asking for the extract potential of the fermentables, not the "brewhouse efficiency".
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-25-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By garcara
exract potential calculation (by hand)

Hi,

If I have the amount of each grain in my recipe, my water volumes and the potential in SG of each grain, how can I calculate the extract potential % for the entire recipe?
Forum: General Techniques 07-19-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By garcara
A few weeks really isn't going to matter too...

A few weeks really isn't going to matter too much. The best way to store them is as cold as you can get them (Freezer) in a air-less air-tight container. Some hops hold up much better over time than...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By garcara
Need recipe ideas for hop usage

So, I was cleaning out the freezer yesterday, and I found a lot of hops I had bought with some recipes in mind. Now I can't remember what they were and I don't know what to do with them. I'd...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-18-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By garcara
I found some black Caulk at Home Depot or Lowes...

I found some black Caulk at Home Depot or Lowes that I used on mine. Not sure about your seal, but it seems like it will be tough since it's flexible. I imagine most paints will crack and flake off.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,339
Posted By garcara
From:...

From: http://russianriverbrewing.com/brews/pliny-the-elder/

Pliny the Elder is brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, CTZ, and Simcoe hops.

Have they changed the recipe? I thought I had read in the...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-14-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By garcara
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-13-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,385
Posted By garcara
I'm interested in this as well. I just got my...

I'm interested in this as well. I just got my cooler yesterday and plan on doing my build Sunday.
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