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Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-11-2011, 07:53 PM
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-06-2010, 12:02 AM
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Posted By Helms
For what it's worth, in Brewing Classic Styles...

For what it's worth, in Brewing Classic Styles John Palmer recommends adding the late addition at flame out. That's the way I've been doing my partial mashes for the last year and a half.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-10-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Helms
I made a traditional mead a while ago with 15.4...

I made a traditional mead a while ago with 15.4 pounds of honey and 5 gallons of water which had an OG of 1.096. That amount of honey and water ends up being slightly over six gallons of must.
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-15-2010, 02:33 AM
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Posted By Helms
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f54/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f54/
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-15-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Helms
I recently made a partial mash Arrogant bastard...

I recently made a partial mash Arrogant bastard clone which contained a pound and a half of crystal 120. Nottingham yeast took it from 1.070 to 1.013, so I would say the crystal alone is not to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-31-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,124
Posted By Helms
There's really no reason to boil your extract at...

There's really no reason to boil your extract at all. I've always done my late additions at flame out.
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-02-2010, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Helms
I brewed this up as a partial mash two weeks ago....

I brewed this up as a partial mash two weeks ago. I was a bit worried about getting poor attenuation due to the extract, so I mashed 5 1/2 pounds of grain at 148-149 for 90 minutes. I fermented it...
Forum: India Pale Ale 04-15-2010, 12:35 AM
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Posted By Helms
I'm thinking of brewing this on the weekend. My...

I'm thinking of brewing this on the weekend. My problem is that I only have four ounces of Centennial available. Do you think it will be detrimental to drop the thirty minute addition entirely? I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-27-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,762
Posted By Helms
I know they've already been mentioned in this...

I know they've already been mentioned in this thread but I'd like to mention for anyone wanting extract, Brewtime in Hamilton sells fresh bulk LME for about $1.85 a pound. That's cheaper than any of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By Helms
Was it repackaged bulk DME? To date, I have...

Was it repackaged bulk DME?

To date, I have only ever dumped one batch of beer. It was also the only batch I've made using Ontario bought bulk DME. The beer dropped from 1.066 to 1.050 and then...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2010, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Helms
Six gallons of all Nugget IPA tomorrow.

Six gallons of all Nugget IPA tomorrow.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2010, 04:45 PM
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Views: 1,381
Posted By Helms
I recently brewed an IPA with just Chinook and...

I recently brewed an IPA with just Chinook and Simcoe and it's absolutely fantastic. It tastes like the juice of a grapefruit that grew on a pine tree. I'm sure it wouldn't be to everyone's taste,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Helms
I'm brewing an all Nugget IPA tomorrow so I can...

I'm brewing an all Nugget IPA tomorrow so I can let you know in a few weeks. I've only ever used Nugget for bittering so I really don't know what to expect. I'm going to do additions at 60, 10, 5,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-07-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,371
Posted By Helms
For what it's worth, I recently made an APA with...

For what it's worth, I recently made an APA with Centennial and Amarillo that turned out fantastic. I think it's a great combination.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By Helms
Go to Brew Time on Upper James St. They charge...

Go to Brew Time on Upper James St. They charge about $1.85 per pound for fresh bulk LME.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-06-2010, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Helms
Just made my first batch. Six gallons. ...

Just made my first batch. Six gallons.

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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-31-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By Helms
To make it even more confusing, Caraamber isn't a...

To make it even more confusing, Caraamber isn't a caramel malt, it's Weyermann's version of biscuit.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-06-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Helms
Do you have any brew on premises places nearby? ...

Do you have any brew on premises places nearby? I pay about $1.85 a pound for LME from a local shop. They go through a lot of it themselves so it's pretty much guaranteed never to be stale.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,034
Posted By Helms
Wow! I'm drinking one of these right now and...

Wow! I'm drinking one of these right now and it's fantastic. I let it go four weeks in the primary and right now it's been bottle conditioning for 2. The citrus flavour from the Centennial is an...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-28-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,056
Posted By Helms
I always add my late extract addition at flame...

I always add my late extract addition at flame out. In Brewing Classic Styles, John Palmer recommends removing from heat, adding extract, and letting it stand for one minute before cooling. That's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,569
Posted By Helms
For what it's worth, I've brewed Forrest's recipe...

For what it's worth, I've brewed Forrest's recipe and it's fantastic.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By Helms
I was using a Marineland Stealth heater, which...

I was using a Marineland Stealth heater, which went down to 65 but it recently died on me. I just replaced it with an EHEIM Jager heater. The numbers on the dial go down to 64, but you can...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-22-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Helms
I used Jamil's recipe and it turned out...

I used Jamil's recipe and it turned out fantastic. Here's what I ended up with for a 6gal batch.

5.75lb Pale LME

2.2lbs Two Row
1lb Munich
1lb Crystal 40
.5lb Victory

1oz NB @ 60
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,473
Posted By Helms
I've ordered from him a few times in the past,...

I've ordered from him a few times in the past, both for pickup and shipping. The shipping IS expensive, but that seems to be pretty standard when Canada Post is involved. I definitely recommend him...
Forum: Brewing Software 11-23-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,231
Posted By Helms
Beersmith, Dextrose, and Fermentability

The last IPA that I made finished a little bit sweeter than I would have liked. I have another one planned for the near future and I wanted to add some dextrose to increase the fermentability of the...
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