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Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 12-09-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 65
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Posted By reverendnathan
Big ol' bump here, but I'm serving this now, and...

Big ol' bump here, but I'm serving this now, and I thought I'd give some notes. This is Winter Solstice by the way, if you can't tell by the frozen fingertips I'm typing this with.

So the rumor...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-28-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 44,484
Posted By reverendnathan
Alright I've got an update on my brew... racked...

Alright I've got an update on my brew... racked to secondary to rack on slurry, it stayed 68F or within a tolerance of .5F for five days. It worked quick, and hasn't really given a damn about...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-10-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 44,484
Posted By reverendnathan
Hmm... well I'll just have to see how mine went....

Hmm... well I'll just have to see how mine went. I'll use it again and changeup my ferm temps slightly to see which direction I'd like this yeast to produce it's notes. This yeast works quick; the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-07-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 44,484
Posted By reverendnathan
Hey, I've got a beer with it going right now,...

Hey, I've got a beer with it going right now, this was my idea. It seems like those going on the low end get a neutral ale, and those on the high end get insane flavors. Very few people are reporting...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-26-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,729
Posted By reverendnathan
Cheap 5$ Blow-off Tube for a Better Bottle - Requires some advanced tools

http://i.imgur.com/Xe2OoWc.jpg

You will need:
1 #10 Bung - this is your standard rubber bung that will fit a Better Bottle
1 3/4" ID - 1" OD Vynil tube cut to length - make sure your tube is 1"...
Forum: Brew Science 01-24-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By reverendnathan
Gypsum for Gardening v. Food-Grade Gypsum

This has been asked time and time again, but I wonder if Gypsum from the garden section of your hardware store is really all that different. The guaranteed analysis of Gypsum on the 30# bag says 92%...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-16-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,747
Posted By reverendnathan
Brewed, fermented, dry hopped, cold crashed,...

Brewed, fermented, dry hopped, cold crashed, kegged and served all within two weeks. No notes of green beer here. I followed everything by the book and this beer turned around like a champ. However,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-14-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By reverendnathan
I do want to stick to a late hop addition in the...

I do want to stick to a late hop addition in the beer, not sure if Centennial is the best call, but I like it's high AA% to get the IBUs on level. Should I try something English or Noble with a lower...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-13-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By reverendnathan
Seeking a critique of an Irish Red done American style and question about Carared

I wanted to make an Irish Red 100% my own and keep is SIMPLE. Just looking for some thoughts and feedback, I want to make sure my specialty malts aren't the wrong approach.

Also, just how red is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-21-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,747
Posted By reverendnathan
Brewed this tonight, like everyone I had...

Brewed this tonight, like everyone I had skepticism about the hop amounts, but I know Lagu IPA pretty well, and since the hops early in the boil are high AA, I can believe the hopping rate is going...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-09-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By reverendnathan
Perfect, thank you for the reply.

Perfect, thank you for the reply.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-08-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By reverendnathan
Going to be a ~1065OG beer finishing at ~6.5%,...

Going to be a ~1065OG beer finishing at ~6.5%, was thinking of just trying to get as much of the cake to come out into the new fermenter... half of the slurry? Is that good?

Yeast population is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-07-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By reverendnathan
Racking a slurry from one carboy to the next?

Hello, I'm not sure whether the question I'm about to ask is genius or if I should dig the ol' dunce cap out from storage.

I have 5 gal carboys, and I'm getting 6 gal carboys in the mail. I'm...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-07-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By reverendnathan
Torpedo is one of my faves, because it packs a...

Torpedo is one of my faves, because it packs a ton of hop flavor. By bumping up the malt load but not considering the hop flavor load, you are losing what you may love about this beer. Whatever you...
Forum: India Pale Ale 10-29-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 116,477
Posted By reverendnathan
Denny, or whoever, obviously it's been a few...

Denny, or whoever, obviously it's been a few years and the hop yields are different now. How many IBUs should I be shooting for this recipe -- ~65 IBUs?
Forum: DIY Projects 10-29-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 117,463
Posted By reverendnathan
http://i.imgur.com/NtHjV.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/NtHjV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/O5VJl.jpg

I used Fo's 15$ Stir Plate video and a trip to fry's. Local liquor store sells the empty cigarette boxes when they are done, so I grabbed...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-26-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By reverendnathan
Alright, everyone. I thought I'd check How to...

Alright, everyone. I thought I'd check How to Brew for Malt and Style opinions and... John Palmer's Porter was looking a lot like my own! So, I scrapped most of my work, took his recipe, and shifted...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-23-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By reverendnathan
Wow, thanks all for the replies! I didn't realize...

Wow, thanks all for the replies! I didn't realize Munich would be an issue on first glance... for building my pale beers, I do a 7#-3# split of 2row/Munich as a base and tweak from there... that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-23-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By reverendnathan
Porter Recipe -- Critique and Thoughts as to "What it is to be a Porter".

I like the style of Porter, but I've in the past called a Porter, "something not quite like a stout, usually dialed back in roast and dialed up in Chocolate in Caramel". I've learned that this...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-22-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,719
Posted By reverendnathan
On Can You Brew It? for the Boont Amber clone...

On Can You Brew It? for the Boont Amber clone they went with WLP002 / WY1968 Fuller's ESB Ale yeast. Boont's recipe is simple but they all concluded the flavor was complex and the yeast was a good...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-22-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,719
Posted By reverendnathan
Someone earlier in the thread mentioned that,...

Someone earlier in the thread mentioned that, too. Splitting vanilla beans in half is popular, maybe cut one bean and half and start from there.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-22-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,913
Posted By reverendnathan
Very possible. They have other beers with very...

Very possible. They have other beers with very low IBUs, and I think this is where the malt focus is being so heavily emphasized. I had this beer followed by a Newcastle (not at all known for being...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-08-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By reverendnathan
Honestly it did have a overly sweet scent during...

Honestly it did have a overly sweet scent during the first runnings, before the aroma of the first wort hop took over. Just hoping for the best. I've made an overly sweet beer before, I will know...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By reverendnathan
Bleh, too late, already mashed in. I'll take...

Bleh, too late, already mashed in. I'll take intense notes and see how it goes. This is the first time I've ever "opened up a notepad and made a unique recipe from scratch", I tuned it into BeerSmith...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By reverendnathan
I was just about to post in this thread, I do...

I was just about to post in this thread, I do want some honey in there to get a real sense of the malt, I chose .5#. Here's what I have now:


Recipe: Rye WIP TYPE: All Grain
Style: American IPA...
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