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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-07-2006, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Mykel Obvious
I'd advise reading "How To Brew" by John...

I'd advise reading "How To Brew" by John Palmer... the online version can be found here: http://www.howtobrew.com/intro.html

This will help you gain a much better understanding of the all grain...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-07-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Here's the post from the link listed... had to...

Here's the post from the link listed... had to cut the first 2 IMG files, but they were simply the session file and the recipe file in that session (if you have ProMash, you should be able to figure...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-19-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Rohanski, Give us a little more info on your...

Rohanski,
Give us a little more info on your batch... recipe, OG, current SG, fermentation temperature, type of dry yeast used, fermentation vessel (glass, plastic, etc.), type of aeration used, and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-16-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,855
Posted By Mykel Obvious
I vote you try a batch sparge or two... some...

I vote you try a batch sparge or two... some setups work better with a fly sparge, some with a batch sparge...

I regularly get 80-85% efficiency with a batch sparge in my 10 gallon Rubbermaid...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-05-2006, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Mykel Obvious
I agree with david about the color difference......

I agree with david about the color difference... the fact that they are 7 degrees different makes me think that one of them is fermenting stronger than the other, as yeast activity builds some...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-01-2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Alabama is beer HELL!! We are one of only 4...

Alabama is beer HELL!! We are one of only 4 states that have a ABV limit on what beers can be sold and THE only state that has a 16 oz maximum on bottle size!! I have to drive 1.5 hours to get to the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-30-2006, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Belgian first... German second... British...

Belgian first... German second... British third... American never!!:rockin:

:mug:
later,
mikey
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-21-2006, 02:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,707
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Ok, just to put this in perspective... assuming...

Ok, just to put this in perspective...
assuming a 5 gallon batch:
Total cost = $18.31
cost per ounce of beer = $0.028609375
cost per 12 ounce bottle of beer = $0.3433125
cost per 6-pack of...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-16-2006, 02:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,706
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Ok, it didn't take as long as I thought... here...

Ok, it didn't take as long as I thought... here is the word from on high!!! And it makes sense after thinking about it a bit (seems I was OVER thinking the process :drunk: )

John Palmer's reply:...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-15-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,706
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Will do... it may take a few days to hear from...

Will do... it may take a few days to hear from him...

As to the sparge... the reason to use plain heated water is to remove the most sugars you can from the grains... the wort that you draw off...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-15-2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,706
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Hey Tommy, I read that after I posted as...

Hey Tommy,
I read that after I posted as well... I'm gonna have to talk to John and ask him to explain that to me versus what I posted... until further notice, go with what he said, as he has...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-15-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,706
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Remember, if you put a pound or two of grain in 3...

Remember, if you put a pound or two of grain in 3 or more gallons of water you will NOT get the same pH drop that you would from an all grain mash... this is one of the most misleading parts of the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-12-2006, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,550
Posted By Mykel Obvious
I've never made any of the recipes, but John...

I've never made any of the recipes, but John posts to the Brew Board in the Beer Forum... I'd post a question to him if I were you, as he likes to help out people using his book...
...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-12-2006, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Evan!, Have you been making starters...

Evan!,
Have you been making starters and properly aerating you wort before pitching the yeast?? I've been using White Labs yeast for 13 years now and I've never had a batch fail to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2006, 01:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,623
Posted By Mykel Obvious
You are on the right track for sure... I'd...

You are on the right track for sure... I'd suggest a nice American Pale malt and a tiny bit of Victory or Vienna to give it a bit of toasty/nutty malt flavor (though this is totally optional for the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-11-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,669
Posted By Mykel Obvious
I prefer my air to be filtered... I use...

I prefer my air to be filtered... I use Brettanomyces yeasts and both Lactobacillus and Pediococcus from time to time, so I don't really know WHAT is living in the brew room now... I love the funk,...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-11-2006, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,669
Posted By Mykel Obvious
David, Would you mind describing your set-up...

David,
Would you mind describing your set-up for this... I have a pump/filter/stone myself, and would like to be able to aerate after pitching for my high OG brews as well

thanks,
:mug:
mikey
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-05-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,679
Posted By Mykel Obvious
When I first started back brewing, I had a porter...

When I first started back brewing, I had a porter that I under pitched and under oxygenated (I now ALWAYS use starters and a filtered air pump)... the porter came out with a TON of banana esters,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-03-2006, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,345
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Yeast should be pitched as soon as possible, but...

Yeast should be pitched as soon as possible, but with the method you are using, it would probably be better to wait the 12 hours... cooling the pitched wort can lead to the yeast thinking it is time...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-03-2006, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,892
Posted By Mykel Obvious
A good place to start is here: ...

A good place to start is here:

http://www.howtobrew.com/section3/chapter14-6.html

HTH,
:mug:
mikey
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-02-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By Mykel Obvious
I have to say that IMO the liquid yeast will...

I have to say that IMO the liquid yeast will ALWAYS make a better beer!!! And there is a much larger variety of yeast (some styles you can ONLY brew correctly using the proper yeast strain)

So...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-02-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,345
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Did you make a starter? If not, then 16 hours...

Did you make a starter? If not, then 16 hours isn't that long, truth be told... it can take 48 hours or longer depending on a range of conditions...

How did you aerate the wort? Low oxygen...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-29-2006, 03:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Gonzo, The cooler you ferment, the longer...

Gonzo,

The cooler you ferment, the longer it can take to finish primary fermentation... "Secondary" is really a misnomer... 99% of your fermentation should be done before you transfer to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2006, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Funny you should mention that... a few hours ago,...

Funny you should mention that... a few hours ago, I bottled a Belgian Dubbel that had been in primary for 55 days... tastes fine and I expect no trouble with it... I'm beginning to believe that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-24-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By Mykel Obvious
Here's a good article on big beers if you haven't...

Here's a good article on big beers if you haven't see it yet:

Thinking Big: Getting a Handle on Brewing Big Beers
http://www.maltosefalcons.com/tech/brewingbig.php

later,
mikey
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