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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-20-2014, 05:41 PM
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Posted By sparksanthony
Secondary Fermentation - To Rack or Not to Rack

I have been racking to secondary since I started homebrewing several years ago, with only one infection (and I am fairly sure it was not the secondary). Probably starting next batch I will be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-24-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,557
Posted By sparksanthony
Yeah..not a huge fan of the Vienna style in...

Yeah..not a huge fan of the Vienna style in particular. But theirs is one of the best I have had. Heard their Scottish Ale is bangin..
Forum: DIY Projects 08-24-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 371,855
Posted By sparksanthony
I had a few parts on hand but somehow broke the...

I had a few parts on hand but somehow broke the damned computer fan when I was fooling around with it. Everything was already soldered in place too. So I had to spend an extra $12 on a new fan and...
Forum: General Techniques 08-24-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,043
Posted By sparksanthony
Been thinking about doing this myself. I will...

Been thinking about doing this myself. I will probably go with some cheap vodka. Not that any very small amount of any spirit will necessarily be evident in your beer (if it somehow got down in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-24-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By sparksanthony
My brother brewed a beer and added blueberries in...

My brother brewed a beer and added blueberries in the secondary. Had some similar problems. To me, they don't much (good) flavor to anything...cept pancakes
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-24-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By sparksanthony
Used Horizon for a bittering hop in an APA and it...

Used Horizon for a bittering hop in an APA and it was a really nice clean bittering. Never used it as a flavor/aroma addition.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-24-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By sparksanthony
Thanks for the tip on the UnionJack Clone Stone....

Thanks for the tip on the UnionJack Clone Stone. Looked it up and the 145F to 155F mash step is an interesting technique. I would like to try that sometime. Unfortunately right now I use a converted...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-22-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,557
Posted By sparksanthony
I have been a little underwhelmed by their IPA,...

I have been a little underwhelmed by their IPA, but its not bad by any stretch. May try to pick some up fresh soon. My office just moved 5 minutes away from their Outpost Brewery in Lexington.

Let...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By sparksanthony
I think I have a base recipe. Holidays are coming...

I think I have a base recipe. Holidays are coming up so malt profile is very similar to SN Celebration. Never brewed a Black IPA so added a little bit of Carafa....going for a good holiday IPA with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-11-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By sparksanthony
I think I have read that Galaxy/Simcoe is a good...

I think I have read that Galaxy/Simcoe is a good combo

I think I am looking for a fruity bomb on the nose with this one...not sure what hops to use where and what hop to bitter with. After more...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By sparksanthony
Oceania IPA

Hey folks, just went by my LHBS and they had quite the selection of Aussie/NZ hops, I have never tried any hops from that part of the world. They were fairly low (in quantity) on all varieties, so in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-09-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 34,987
Posted By sparksanthony
New Glarus has ssome other great beers..Black Top...

New Glarus has ssome other great beers..Black Top and Two Women are pretty good too.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-09-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 34,987
Posted By sparksanthony
Bump-- Buddy just brought some of these...

Bump--

Buddy just brought some of these great beers back from Wisky for me. Haven't had MM in a year or so...tasting superb. One of my fav APAs!

Funny you say this kenlenard ^^^^. Maybe its...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 716,883
Posted By sparksanthony
Seems there are some varying opinions about how...

Seems there are some varying opinions about how to handle the equipment once an infection has been inside of it. Once you get an infection in a better bottle or plastic bucket...are they now best...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 716,883
Posted By sparksanthony
OK, I will plan to prime with the normal amount...

OK, I will plan to prime with the normal amount of corn sugar in a week then (assuming FG is the same). Thanks alot for your help 66! I feel a little better now that I know 20 gallons of beer may not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2013, 05:21 PM
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Views: 716,883
Posted By sparksanthony
NOt truly sure what it is, but based on the...

NOt truly sure what it is, but based on the pictures it is brett, lacto, or something like that.

I just checked the FG again and it is pretty well the same as when I transferred them to secondary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2013, 03:30 PM
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Views: 716,883
Posted By sparksanthony
Just checked my buckets again (haven't looked at...

Just checked my buckets again (haven't looked at it in a week) and they all look about the same. Looks like everything is contaminated with the brett/lactic bacteria.

Everything smelled good and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-27-2013, 03:01 PM
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Views: 716,883
Posted By sparksanthony
Yes, I do use the same siphoning tube/wand/tubing...

Yes, I do use the same siphoning tube/wand/tubing so yes, there may have been something there. That would make sense.

I also had to do some creative secondary transferring from one bucket to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-27-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 716,883
Posted By sparksanthony
Alright here goes..had a very ambitious brewday...

Alright here goes..had a very ambitious brewday on July 3rd, these are after a 18 day primary and a little over a week in the secondary., but obviously didn't work out the way I wanted. I brewed 3...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-25-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 77,562
Posted By sparksanthony
How about this one.... I assume you can mash...

How about this one....
I assume you can mash 10lbs in your cooler with a pretty thick mash??
This was formulated at 5.5 gallons/70% efficiency. Fermentable Percentages and IBU:GU (.65) are almost...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-14-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 59,903
Posted By sparksanthony
Just brewed a very similar clone a couple of...

Just brewed a very similar clone a couple of weeks ago. I used Red Wheat (per 3Floyds) and I couldn't find the Caravienne at my LHBS, but they had a Cara-Amber (which after the fact found out it is...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-14-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,370
Posted By sparksanthony
This is kind of interesting. I assume you...

This is kind of interesting. I assume you mistyped your OG/FG??

Tasting Notes......just curious, why do you call it hippy wheat??
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-13-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 77,562
Posted By sparksanthony
This one smells great after 10 days in the...

This one smells great after 10 days in the primary and there was a nice taste of the rye in the hydrometer sample.

One thing a little bit concerning is that when I checked the FG it was only 1.018...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-04-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 77,562
Posted By sparksanthony
Brewed this one tonight for the first time and...

Brewed this one tonight for the first time and numbers were almost dead on. The only difference from the OPs recipe was that I used a little bit of melanoidin (2%) to hopefully get some good red...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-22-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,225
Posted By sparksanthony
Never used this yeast but thinking about using it...

Never used this yeast but thinking about using it for (my first) American Wheat/WPA. Stole the malt bill and hop schedule (adding Amarillo) from the Lemon-Lime Hef on the recipe forum...erased the...
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