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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2014, 12:07 AM
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Yes. Most of the liquid belgian yeasts like...

Yes. Most of the liquid belgian yeasts like warmer temperatures. For instance, wyeast 1214 Belgian Abbey yeast had a temp range from 68 to 78 degrees which should work perfectly for your temps not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2014, 01:21 AM
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You don't mention how young the beer is, but it...

You don't mention how young the beer is, but it obviously does not taste good. This is fairly common with young beers and especially common with new brewers.

The first thing that jumps out at me...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2014, 12:56 AM
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The color of the beer being darker is pretty...

The color of the beer being darker is pretty normal for an extract beer. Most extract brews are darker because of the amount of kettle carmelization that happens.

As for your band aid flavor. My...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-25-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By phuff7129
Thanks everyone for their input. I definitely...

Thanks everyone for their input. I definitely think that some experimentation is in order. I am going to plan to do the same brew both in biab and using the 3 vessel system and compare the brews side...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By phuff7129
Maybe you had to much volume. Maybe you didn't...

Maybe you had to much volume. Maybe you didn't boil off enough wort.

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Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-24-2014, 12:44 AM
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Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-20-2014, 08:00 PM
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Posted By phuff7129
Experienced Brewer First Time BIAB, Couple of Questions

I have been brewing using a 3 vessel system for 4 years and I recently read an article in Zymurgy about the BIAB process and thought I would give it a try.

I found the process to be very simple...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-14-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By phuff7129
Pitch 3711. It is a beast and will finish your...

Pitch 3711. It is a beast and will finish your fermentation. Anything temp from the 60's to the 80's will work.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By phuff7129
Don't be cheap. Buy Beersmith for your home...

Don't be cheap. Buy Beersmith for your home computer and for your mobile. It will be the bestv $33 you will spend. There is a reason beersmith costs money. It is vastly superior to all the free crap...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-27-2013, 07:42 PM
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Posted By phuff7129
I had the same problem with my fridge but...

I had the same problem with my fridge but magically when it warmed up the freezer started working again. I think what happens is because the fridge is in a cold garage the compressor never kicks on...
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By phuff7129
How does it taste? If it tastes good and you brew...

How does it taste? If it tastes good and you brew extract then go ahead and use it. If you are an all grain brewer I would get a water report from the whoever supplies your water or send of for a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-12-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By phuff7129
Add it to your mash water before you dough in.

Add it to your mash water before you dough in.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-12-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By phuff7129
That sounds perfect. Good luck with the brew.

That sounds perfect. Good luck with the brew.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-12-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By phuff7129
How much acid malt did it call for? It should be...

How much acid malt did it call for? It should be less than 3% of the grist.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-12-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By phuff7129
Yes you can add lactic acid. I prefer to use acid...

Yes you can add lactic acid. I prefer to use acid malt. If you go to the mash acidification page and add some acid malt to your grist to adjust your pH. Just use acid malt instead of lactic acid. You...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-12-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By phuff7129
I have found that Brunwater.com will get you to...

I have found that Brunwater.com will get you to +/- 0.1 of your target pH. I would go for 5.4 to give you a little wiggle room in case you miss it high or low.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-12-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By phuff7129
As you make changes in the water additions you...

As you make changes in the water additions you will see the finished water profile numbers change. You just want to get the numbers as close to the target profile as you can. Also on the mash...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-12-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By phuff7129
Brunwater.com. everything you need to adjust your...

Brunwater.com. everything you need to adjust your water. It will change your life!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-09-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By phuff7129
I hate it when I'm right! The pils just has this...

I hate it when I'm right! The pils just has this amazing grainy sweetness and you get this silky mouth feel that belies how dry the beer is. God I love Belgians!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By phuff7129
I know. I was just being a smart ass. I hate it...

I know. I was just being a smart ass. I hate it when I do that. Sorry.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By phuff7129
I brew a dipa using all Simpsons Golden Promise...

I brew a dipa using all Simpsons Golden Promise with just a little carapils and a pound of corn sugar. I mash at 150 going for a highly fermentable wort. It finishes right at 1.010 but the Golden...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By phuff7129
Right because no one from the Midwest has ever...

Right because no one from the Midwest has ever had a West Coast IPA. :confused:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By phuff7129
Thanks to everyone for the replies. I agree with...

Thanks to everyone for the replies. I agree with most that the bottling yeast would have little to no flavor impact on the beer. I went ahead and put the dregs in a starter so hopefully I can get a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-05-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By phuff7129
I'm not sure why you would do that. The yeast in...

I'm not sure why you would do that. The yeast in the bottle is different than the yeast they ferment with. Wyeast's Belgian Strong Ale is the Duvel strain. I do not know what strain they bottle with,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-02-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By phuff7129
There has got to be a belgian expert out there.

There has got to be a belgian expert out there.
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