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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2013, 10:45 PM
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Posted By matthague
I cracked the first bottle of this. 2-3 weeks in...

I cracked the first bottle of this. 2-3 weeks in the bottle it's nicely carbed.

Hoppy nose; dark, brown color; interesting bitterness at finish. It also tastes stronger than 3.1% (from the buzz...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2013, 04:54 PM
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Posted By matthague
Thanks for the advice. Frankly not sure what the...

Thanks for the advice. Frankly not sure what the FG should be now since I adjusted the recipe. Though I am hoping for something around 1.015. I'll hold off on the hops next time around.

I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2012, 06:59 PM
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Posted By matthague
Quick follow up (and another question!) Dry...

Quick follow up (and another question!)

Dry hopped it yesterday about 7 days in G has dropped from 1.060 to 1.030 which is looking nice, as I wasn't seeing a lot of airlock activity and was a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-24-2012, 04:34 PM
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Posted By matthague
Awesome advice thanks! Regarding the milling...

Awesome advice thanks!

Regarding the milling first time I bashed the grain but now I have the shop mill for me so it comes out properly.

I'm keen to learn more about the grains like you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-24-2012, 02:14 AM
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Posted By matthague
Can you direct me to a good IPA recipe?

Can you direct me to a good IPA recipe?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 08:30 PM
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Posted By matthague
Yeah my first all grain, didn't mill properly is...

Yeah my first all grain, didn't mill properly is my thinking. Anyway got 1.060 (thanks for the correction) from this batch so that isn't a concern now.

Thanks for the clarification on the smelly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 04:18 PM
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Posted By matthague
No I meant after I boiled and cooled the wort I...

No I meant after I boiled and cooled the wort I got 10.020. I have a gift.

I also tend to leave in primary for 3 weeks and check FG for stability so I think it might have been an infection.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 01:20 PM
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Posted By matthague
I think you guys are in a different position from...

I think you guys are in a different position from me, I've made 2 lots of bottle bombs followed by a starting gravity of 10.020 and as my 4th brew I won't need any imagination to taste a delicious...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 05:13 AM
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Posted By matthague
Well... truth be told there is no Victory, its...

Well... truth be told there is no Victory, its special B. I was in the store reading the recipe looking at the wall of grains and coundn't find it so opted for the most exciting sounding option.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-20-2012, 11:16 PM
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Posted By matthague
Nevermind - just read this- thanks again Yooper...

Nevermind - just read this- thanks again Yooper http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/when-remove-hops-94129/index2.html
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-20-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By matthague
Awesome thanks! Too late to take out the...

Awesome thanks! Too late to take out the Crystal..

How many days in would you dry hop?

And a total noob question, those hops added up to and including flame out - would you leave them in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-20-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By matthague
All Grain IPA - what hops when?

Hey All,

I'm having a crack at an IPA, following this recipe but with the differences in that I have a different set of hops, when would you add what to this brew?

Amount Item Type % or IBU...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-26-2012, 12:30 PM
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Posted By matthague
Thanks for the input guys, i'll give it a shot...

Thanks for the input guys, i'll give it a shot and hope for the best!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-26-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By matthague
I think I didn't crack the grain properly having...

I think I didn't crack the grain properly having looked into it further, mash temp was good, but also my sparge technique probably wasn't as thorough as could be.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2012, 11:59 PM
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Posted By matthague
Bin it or bottle it?

I recently went all grain, but I messed up the mash I believe and only got 10.010 after boiling for an hour. After cooling I reconfirmed the low sg and decided to add all the LME on hand, pulling it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By matthague
Appreciate the input guys, I've an auto syphoner...

Appreciate the input guys, I've an auto syphoner that I haven't used yet so this looks like the right time to crack it out and swap buckets.

In terms of timing, should I wait Til fermentation is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2012, 09:49 PM
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Posted By matthague
Thanks. I do have a bottling wand but hasn't...

Thanks. I do have a bottling wand but hasn't bothered with it in the past as it looked so convenient to just put a bottle up to the spigot and pour it in. Does this harm the brew by adding too much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By matthague
Thanks chaps. I have the coopers drops so...

Thanks chaps. I have the coopers drops so priming straight into the bottle is fine, but in doing so am I still running the risk of pouring a pile of trub into the bottle?

If I bottle drop prime...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,827
Posted By matthague
No secondary, how to bottle

Hey Guys,

So I opted for a no secondary this time around (since I have messed up EVERY batch so far I thought this might be safer). Doing so I picked the bottling bucket to primary in (I have 2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By matthague
Yeah, sorry you are right. Aka 3 BRIX.

Yeah, sorry you are right. Aka 3 BRIX.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By matthague
I got the same 10.10... At 80f. Refract...

I got the same 10.10... At 80f.

Refract should be good as I saw proper readings with extract brews in the past.

I've sadly jumped the gun and added all the dme I had in the house (3lbs) brought...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-11-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By matthague
OG 10.10 All Grain Heifweizen

Hey all

Trying my first all grain. Started with approx 6lbs wheat 3lbs pils

Mashed at 155 for 1hr.
Sparged through to get up to 6 gals in about 10 mins of running hot water and rerunning mash...
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