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Forum: General Techniques 11-16-2013, 02:19 AM
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Posted By barleyhole
I recently put about 24 fl. oz of grade A amber...

I recently put about 24 fl. oz of grade A amber syrup in secondary with my nut brown. My thought was that if I racked over enough yeast it would eat most of the syrup and leave a nice balanced...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-27-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By barleyhole
What other specialty malt are you using? I agree...

What other specialty malt are you using? I agree if you are using just rye and 2 row, go with marris otter 2 row. But if you are bringing in any crystal or biscuit etc, go with american 2 row. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2013, 12:44 PM
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Posted By barleyhole
Hey mitchar19, have you tried boiling with the...

Hey mitchar19, have you tried boiling with the false bottom? I was thinking about doing this also but heeded the warnings so far. I don't really want to use a hop bag. They also sent some little...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-03-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,086
Posted By barleyhole
There were no real discernible off flavors with...

There were no real discernible off flavors with the beer that I can recall...other than I should have been more patient with it and given it time to mature rather than keg it and drink it. It only...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-30-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By barleyhole
You are correct on the expected OG being around...

You are correct on the expected OG being around 1.085. I think you'd need about 3 more pounds of DME to get that gravity up to 1.120. I just don't see how it is possible to have that large of a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-30-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By barleyhole
Be careful with cherry extract...they can make...

Be careful with cherry extract...they can make the beer taste like cough syrup. I've steered clear of them for that reason, and go with pure 100% dark cherry or tart cherry juice or concentrate you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-30-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By barleyhole
I do this with my lagers, never had issues. ...

I do this with my lagers, never had issues.

I have heard of people having issues though, but mainly from yeasties that like to emit sulfur and that being a difficult odor to remove from the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-29-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By barleyhole
I'm not convinced that mashing with base grains...

I'm not convinced that mashing with base grains vs. steeping alone would have such a huge impact on the beer. It can be argued that there are some more complex carbs that are not broken down into...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-08-2012, 12:58 PM
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Posted By barleyhole
what kind of beer style are you brewing, and what...

what kind of beer style are you brewing, and what is your target OG? Without any additional fermentables 6.6 lbs of DME would give a 5 gallon batch an OG of around 1.048.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-20-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By barleyhole
There are a few areas where everyone is usually...

There are a few areas where everyone is usually able to improve efficiency. The first is grain crush. You should make sure there are no whole, unbroken husks or even just cracked. They need to be...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-19-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By barleyhole
hmmm. good point tre9er. I actually cool it...

hmmm. good point tre9er. I actually cool it down in a measuring cup and pour it in the hydrometer flask...but I don't really mix it up. Couldn't be off by too much to affect the total gravity, but...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-19-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By barleyhole
Yup, I spin the hydrometer. The preboil...

Yup, I spin the hydrometer.

The preboil volume was right at the 7.5 gal line on the kettle. Did not take into account expansion due to the wort being about 190 F, and I do not think that would...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-19-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By barleyhole
Efficiency weirdness

I brewed a Porter - I'll spare the grain bill details but I was shooting for an OG at 1.080.

I got done with my batch sparge and hit a preboil volume of 7.5 gal at 1.060. So I was pretty pleased...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-02-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,118
Posted By barleyhole
haha, that's a great video. My vorlauf is...

haha, that's a great video.

My vorlauf is horrible. I think probably b/c I disturb the grain bed when I pour the wort back in. Anyway I get a few chunks of husk in and the wort is not clear. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-02-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By barleyhole
I agree. Just do a full batch. I made the leap...

I agree. Just do a full batch. I made the leap last year and the first 2 batches were certainly for "learning the system" - like how much water does my crushed grain absorb and what do I need for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-30-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By barleyhole
Can someone explain to me how a protein rest...

Can someone explain to me how a protein rest would increase efficiency? (Honest question). Has it to do with beta-amylase works better at protein rest temps and helps to break down the more complex...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-25-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,725
Posted By barleyhole
I usually use 16 oz of Belgian amber candi syrup...

I usually use 16 oz of Belgian amber candi syrup though it may help up the color which some Saison snobs frown upon. I have also used the Saison II yeast with good results. First day fermented at...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-04-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By barleyhole
I'd give it time. I thought I added too much...

I'd give it time. I thought I added too much gypsum to a recent saison brew. Fermentation dried it right out and there was a very harsh bitterness. I calculated the sulfate addition might have been...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By barleyhole
In my experience, it would seem that if you do...

In my experience, it would seem that if you do not load tons of hops into the fermenter, or you do it in batches, more hops is in contact with the beer. Is this really any different than just doing...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By barleyhole
I've used 2oz of cone hops (home grown zeus and...

I've used 2oz of cone hops (home grown zeus and cascade) in a Black IPA before with very good effect. If you are using cone hops, then a minimum of 2oz is fine, but with pellet hops, I'd imagine you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By barleyhole
Efficiency just means how much of the available...

Efficiency just means how much of the available sugars, most of them fermentable, made it out of your grain and into the boil kettle from mash and mash out. Usually there are a lot of factors that...
Forum: Brew Science 03-07-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By barleyhole
Noted on the sulfate. I may just wait another...

Noted on the sulfate. I may just wait another week, keg it, and store it and see what happens.

By the way, do you use WSSC tap water there in McLean? I didn't start using tap water until I...
Forum: Brew Science 03-07-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By barleyhole
Yummy calcium

I already know the answer to this, but anyone have some techniques to hide having added too much calcium sulfate to the mash? I was trying to lower my pH for a saison, and guess that the mash ended...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-05-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By barleyhole
Glad you decided to add the honey anyway...it's...

Glad you decided to add the honey anyway...it's probably not a bad time to add it anyway as mead makers will advise against every boiling honey.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-05-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,821
Posted By barleyhole
Sure, a simple recipe is good so that you can...

Sure, a simple recipe is good so that you can learn your all-grain process and improve on the execution on the next iteration, without having to add stress worrying about a stuck sparge with tons of...
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