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Forum: Extract Brewing 03-24-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By wjbunton
This beer turned out great, it took a little...

This beer turned out great, it took a little while in the bottle to round into shape, but it is definitely a recipe that I will make again. Had very good balance between malt and hops. The attempt...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-25-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By wjbunton
ahpsp: I considered brewing that one but decided...

ahpsp: I considered brewing that one but decided I wanted to make my own semi original recipe.

I did finally settle on my recipe and began the process for it tonight. I got the candi sugar made,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-19-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By wjbunton
Build a Tripel

Haven't brewed since April and am ready to get another brew going. I would really like to brew a Tripel. I have been doing a ton of research on the style and have uncovered thus far that a Tripel...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-19-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By wjbunton
Build a Tripel

Haven't brewed since April and am ready to get another brew going. I would really like to brew a Tripel. I have been doing a ton of research on the style and have uncovered thus far that a Tripel...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-02-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By wjbunton
Alright, the brew is going, about 25 min into the...

Alright, the brew is going, about 25 min into the boil right now. Looks like it is going to be a little darker than I had planned. After the steep it was much darker than I had figured.
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-23-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By wjbunton
Ordered everything for this beer this afternoon,...

Ordered everything for this beer this afternoon, added some whirlfloc tablets so that I can try to get this one clear as possible. Will be brewing on Sunday.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-27-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By wjbunton
Thanks for the graph I'll hang on to that for...

Thanks for the graph I'll hang on to that for future reference. I think I'm going to do a little more research(drink more craft beers;)) to try to determine what taste I am going for then come up...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-27-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By wjbunton
I was under the impression that the most flavor...

I was under the impression that the most flavor was given from hops at 30 minutes, please let me know if I am wrong. Have to wait until May to brew because I'll be moving soon, therefore this will...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-27-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By wjbunton
Thanks for the help guys. I'll look into the...

Thanks for the help guys. I'll look into the helpers. I definitely have noticed my last two brews were a little cloudy, although not a big deal since they were darker beers. Making this one as...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-26-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By wjbunton
3rd Batch - Blonde Ale

Alright, I am putting together a recipe for my third brew and I think I have decided to brew up a blonde ale that will be very drinkable on a warm summer day. My plan is to brew sometime around the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By wjbunton
Haha, yeah I have a scale that I bought for...

Haha, yeah I have a scale that I bought for making sausage, so it's no trouble for me to make accurate measurements down to tenths of ounces.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By wjbunton
3rd Batch - Blonde Ale

Alright, I am putting together a recipe for my third brew and I think I have decided to brew up a blonde ale that will be very drinkable on a warm summer day. My plan is to brew sometime around the...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 03-01-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By wjbunton
Back to the grinder, I pulled the trigger on it...

Back to the grinder, I pulled the trigger on it and made up 15 lbs. last weekend, 5 each of italian, chorizo, and pop's breakfast. Worked great, probably took about an hour and a half to do it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By wjbunton
half an hour at about 160 degrees I believe been...

half an hour at about 160 degrees I believe been 7 weeks since I brewed.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By wjbunton
6 lb. Gold liquid malt extract 2 oz. Special B...

6 lb. Gold liquid malt extract
2 oz. Special B steep
8 oz. Crystal 80L steep
2 oz. Roasted Barley specialty grains steep
1 oz. Hallertau 60 min
1 oz. Fuggle pellet hops 2 min
yeast US-05

It...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By wjbunton
Late Addition and Hop Utilization

So I now have two brews under my belt and am really enjoying the first one now after about 4 weeks in the bottle. The only problem I am having is that it is a little bitter to me. Is supposed to be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By wjbunton
Ok after about 3 and 1/2 weeks in the primary I...

Ok after about 3 and 1/2 weeks in the primary I took a FG came up 1.019, pretty close to what I was shooting for. Will take another few readings between now and Saturday and if steady will bottle...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 02-01-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By wjbunton
Thanks for the help guys, looks like I will be...

Thanks for the help guys, looks like I will be picking one up very soon. I am very accustomed to making sausage and how it is much easier with 2 people. My grandpa used to have a large commercial...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 02-01-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By wjbunton
Meat Grinder

Anyone have the Food Grinder Attachment for the KitchenAid Stand Mixer?
This one...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-01-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 379,393
Posted By wjbunton
I used Illustrator to make the logo, started with...

I used Illustrator to make the logo, started with just a silhouette and added layers and distortions to make it look the way it does.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 01-28-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 379,393
Posted By wjbunton
Batter Up Brews - Huge baseball fan and think it...

Batter Up Brews - Huge baseball fan and think it provides a good theme for my brew names, like my bottle conditioning Fall Classic Amber, fermenting Perfect Game Porter and in the works Tripel Play...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By wjbunton
High OG

Here is what I brewed exported from Brewer's Friend:

Brew Method: Extract
Style Name: Robust Porter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 3.5 gallons

...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By wjbunton
Thank you so much. I had lurked these forums for...

Thank you so much. I had lurked these forums for a while and had seen many people post pics freaking out just like I did, just to be assured it was ok, but did I learn from them, of course not. Now...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By wjbunton
Ok, I just got home and got a reading it comes up...

Ok, I just got home and got a reading it comes up at 1.011 which is what I was shooting for. Only thing now is I am freaking out about what it looks like. This is the first time I opened the bucket...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By wjbunton
+1 to this Probably will pick up something...

+1 to this

Probably will pick up something that will double as a swamp cooler so SWMBO can stop complaining that it is so cold.
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