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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,709
Posted By robertjohnson
How's this coming along? I've been trying to...

How's this coming along? I've been trying to figure out how to make a quick-version of the framboise without having to add the sour bugs. We're taking different approaches, obviously, but I thought...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,341
Posted By robertjohnson
...and three years later: I moved before I got...

...and three years later: I moved before I got the chance to bottle this batch, but not before I got the chance to taste it and take notes. Then I lost the notes. By the time I got back to brewing,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-27-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,160
Posted By robertjohnson
Thought I'd chime in here and hopefully allay...

Thought I'd chime in here and hopefully allay some concerns. I bought a six month old pack at a discount. The pack didn't swell much and the krausen was certainly nothing to write home about, but...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-21-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,926
Posted By robertjohnson
Congratulations on your lager. +1 to...

Congratulations on your lager.

+1 to everything Yooper said. I actually insulate the probe against my carboy so it detects nothing but the beer temperature. Nothing fancy, at all actually, I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-21-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By robertjohnson
I'll be stepping up an expired lager yeast with...

I'll be stepping up an expired lager yeast with an estimated 35% viability. If I'm stepping it up with 3 different starters, growing in the advised 65-70*F temperature range for lager starters, am I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,341
Posted By robertjohnson
Good question, Trent. After looking around some...

Good question, Trent. After looking around some more, I realize that 1.008 is going to be too dry.
I've been playing around with different ideas, such as adding crystal, backsweetening with lactose,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-06-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By robertjohnson
Ha, thanks Ryan. I thought it might be related to...

Ha, thanks Ryan. I thought it might be related to the preserving properties of beer, via pH or alcohol. It's amazing how fast it starts to stink when the beer is removed. I was just curious about e....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-06-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By robertjohnson
Strange Happenings In My Carboy

Sure it's happened to others around here, so I just wanted to ask a random question: Sometimes when I get lazy, I rinse out the carboy pretty well but fill it up to soak the brown ring of krausen and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-04-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By robertjohnson
To answer my own question, I brewed up Jamil's...

To answer my own question, I brewed up Jamil's steam beer and fermented it with saflager 23 at 58. Mashed it with a 30-45 hochkurz schedule and boiled a thin decoction of just liquid for the mashout....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-24-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,341
Posted By robertjohnson
@Suthrncomfrt: I was thinking the same thing on...

@Suthrncomfrt: I was thinking the same thing on the rests, at least in terms of trading off a shorter alpha rest for a longer beta rest. The only reason I decided to stay at 145 was because that's...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-24-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,341
Posted By robertjohnson
Quick Framboise (Lindemans)

You've probably seen this thread before: "My partner loves Lindeman's and I want to brew it without waiting 6 months to 2 years." You've also probably seen the thread: "I wanted to brew an authentic...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,451
Posted By robertjohnson
Just finished up a batch with Safale K-97 and was...

Just finished up a batch with Safale K-97 and was disappointed by the lack of information on the web before I brewed, so I thought I'd add to an old thread in case anyone goes searching...

I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-19-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,094
Posted By robertjohnson
Just finished up a batch with Safale K-97 and was...

Just finished up a batch with Safale K-97 and was disappointed by the lack of information on the web before I brewed, so I thought I'd add to an old thread in case anyone goes searching...

I...
Forum: General Techniques 01-28-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By robertjohnson
Hey, thanks for the the replies. I'm about to...

Hey, thanks for the the replies. I'm about to bottle lager a Cal Common that was fermented with Salfager 23 at about 56,* I'll either post a few updates here or create a new thread.

@pennism: +1...
Forum: General Techniques 01-22-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By robertjohnson
Just an update on an ancient thread (I hate...

Just an update on an ancient thread (I hate leaving them incomplete in case people want to use them as a reference):

I did not re-seed the yeast and I experienced carbonation problems. At first, I...
Forum: General Techniques 02-24-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By robertjohnson
Thanks for getting back to me. I will be...

Thanks for getting back to me. I will be bottling, so crash cooling wouldn't be ideal for me. I guess it really doesn't matter one way or the other though if I was planning on following the advice...
Forum: General Techniques 02-23-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By robertjohnson
Ramping down for lagering...

I'm making a lager. I dropped my temperature faster than the recommended 2 degrees per day while ramping down after the diacetyl rest and was wondering if the yeast would floc out, leaving me with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By robertjohnson
I dropped my temperature faster than the...

I dropped my temperature faster than the recommended 2 degrees per day and was wondering if the yeast would floc out, leaving me with nothing to bottle with. I went from 66 to 44 at the recommended...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-31-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By robertjohnson
Just brewed my first lager and am wondering the...

Just brewed my first lager and am wondering the same thing. I have three water baths that maintain fairly constant temps of 50*, 60*, and 66*. In my experience, the temperature of the fermenting...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-31-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By robertjohnson
Any experience with fermenting this at the low...

Any experience with fermenting this at the low end of the temperature range? Apparently this can produce a clean, crisp, lager-like beer with some sulphur at the low end and emphasizes the malt. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-30-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By robertjohnson
Steam Beer with German Ale Wyeast 1007?

I got Wyeast 1007 to brew either a kolsch, altbier, and biere de gard but don't have any german pils. I know it wouldn't be exact, but I'm not trying to brew a BJCP-approved clone of Anchor Steam...
Forum: Soda Making 12-24-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By robertjohnson
I've tried this before and it didn't really work...

I've tried this before and it didn't really work for me, but I think it's because I screwed up my math. I was thinking of using cooper's carb tabs and then adding champagne yeast directly to each...
Forum: Porter 09-10-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 126,013
Posted By robertjohnson
This turned out awesome. Thanks again.

This turned out awesome. Thanks again.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-07-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,584
Posted By robertjohnson
Just thought I'd add that it turned out in my...

Just thought I'd add that it turned out in my (jamil's) southern english brown. I didn't change ferment temps or anything since it was conditioning when I posted this, but it really turned out well...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,584
Posted By robertjohnson
Yeah, it's definitely worth a try. How did you...

Yeah, it's definitely worth a try. How did you rig up your chest freezer to maintain a constant 62*F? I'm thinking this would be a worthwhile investment down the road so I can brew in the summer.
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