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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients Today, 04:30 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
Id love to see that recipe.

Id love to see that recipe.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-18-2014, 01:25 AM
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Posted By cjbalough
OK, so I made the beer above. Using us05 dry...

OK, so I made the beer above. Using us05 dry yeast. Fermented in the high 50s/low 60s. It tastes good, but has a dry - kind of top of the toung - bitter-grainy like aftertaste. Is this a normal...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 02:20 AM
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Posted By cjbalough
I get that....however they will be stored in...

I get that....however they will be stored in closed boxes, inside a closed (most of the time) metal cabinet, in my dungeon of a basement.....not terribly worried about Skunking.

Still, I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 01:19 AM
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Posted By cjbalough
Is mold a problem if you do a good oxyclean soak,...

Is mold a problem if you do a good oxyclean soak, followed by bottle brushing and a good rinse? Curious as I've just inherited a hundred or so corona bottles that are pretty nasty looking, but are...
Forum: American Ale 04-09-2014, 08:43 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
Cowboy, see Post #10, page 1 of this thread. I...

Cowboy, see Post #10, page 1 of this thread. I did it a couple months back and it is good beer.

Steep the grains - carapils- in a gal or so of 150-160 degree water for 20 to 30 mins then remove...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 04-05-2014, 09:46 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
Thought I'd provide an update on my extract take...

Thought I'd provide an update on my extract take of the recipe using corn syrup. It is definatly missing the corny flavor of yuengling but did result in a good beer that would please the average...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-04-2014, 12:53 AM
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Posted By cjbalough
Wow

Wow
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2014, 05:37 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
My take is that it is malt liquor with premium...

My take is that it is malt liquor with premium price marketed to people "too good" for beer....if this is true it is quite an example of the power of marketing.

I tried a can and wasn't crazy...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
I've been cooling mine in the kitchen sink. My...

I've been cooling mine in the kitchen sink. My sink has 2 bowls, one really large, and deep enough that I have to hook weights to the pot so it doesn't float. The other bowl is a little one for the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2014, 02:29 AM
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Posted By cjbalough
I'm a newby, on batch 10 or so now, so take this...

I'm a newby, on batch 10 or so now, so take this for what its worth. I've done it both ways and prefer to transfer to secondary. I think I end up with less gunk in the bottles.

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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2014, 05:05 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
OK, I'm confused.....oil is evil but people are...

OK, I'm confused.....oil is evil but people are using it (olive oil) in lieu of aeration when pitching yeast??

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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2014, 04:10 AM
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Posted By cjbalough
Went with 6lb muttons wheat DME, 3/4 lb crystal...

Went with 6lb muttons wheat DME, 3/4 lb crystal 10, 1/4 lb honey, Willamette and cascade hops.

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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-28-2014, 12:40 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
Thanks, I'll do the wheat malt, maybe 1/2 lb of...

Thanks, I'll do the wheat malt, maybe 1/2 lb of the crystal and the 1/4 lb honey. I like the idea of honey-wheat.....hope it works OK.

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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2014, 01:30 AM
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Posted By cjbalough
Extract wheat help

I want to make a simple american wheat and have the following ingredients on hand. What should I do?

6 lbs (2-3lb bags) of muttons wheat DME (55% wheat)

3.3lbs Pilsen lme

1/4 lb honey...
Forum: Cider 02-20-2014, 05:12 AM
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Posted By cjbalough
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-19-2014, 02:28 AM
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Posted By cjbalough
Thanks Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Home...

Thanks

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-18-2014, 10:25 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
Perfect! Thanks...how long should the starter...

Perfect! Thanks...how long should the starter brew? 1 day, 2-3 days?....

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-18-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
Hmm...I haven't made a starter yet. Can anyone...

Hmm...I haven't made a starter yet. Can anyone offer some Keep It Simple Stupid yeast starter guidance or link? If not, I'll search.

Everyone, thanks for the input!

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-17-2014, 07:30 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
Thanks, I'll get some 05 or kolsch yeast. Its...

Thanks, I'll get some 05 or kolsch yeast. Its my first wheat and I want to keep it simple and "clean". Would my wyeast 1056 by OK, since its about the same as the 05? Or should I pass since its...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By cjbalough
Yeast for an american wheat

Stopped at a hbs the other day and picked up the ingredients for a simple american wheat (DME, Crystal 10, cascade hops) and I asked for whatever yeast they'd reccomend. They gave me safeale 06. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-08-2014, 02:07 AM
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Posted By cjbalough
The " base" of this recipe just went into...

The " base" of this recipe just went into secondary & I'm excited. It used gold lme, 1 lb DME, and the corn syrup. Almost the same hop schedule - just a little lighter on the 5 min. And 0.75lb of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-07-2014, 10:12 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
Please critique recipe!

I'm shooting for a fairly "lite" amber/red that is a slightly hop forward easy drinker. What do you think?
Extract, 5.5 gal batch, 3 gal boil.

Steeping grains: 0.5 lb crystal 60, 0.5 lb honey...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-04-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By cjbalough
When I did the blonde, for some reason, I was...

When I did the blonde, for some reason, I was looking at the temps for northwest ale 65-75....so I was afraid to start cool in the basement. Live and learn I guess...hope the cider comes out good...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-03-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By cjbalough
Ferment temp- is my method OK?

I'm fermenting using wyeast 1056. I recently did a Centenial blonde and am now doing Graff cider. Here is my " program" is this OK? First several days I'm leaving my fermenter at room temp of 65...
Forum: American Ale 02-02-2014, 07:49 PM
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Posted By cjbalough
When I did it - extract & partial boil - I just...

When I did it - extract & partial boil - I just did a late addition for 2lbs of the DME.

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