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Forum: General Techniques 01-03-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ILBMF
Oh yeah, not to mention the bottled beer doesn't...

Oh yeah, not to mention the bottled beer doesn't come close in taste. I honestly would not brew if I had to bottle it. I brew about 20 gallons every 6 weeks (10 gallons each batch) and that's enough...
Forum: General Techniques 01-03-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By ILBMF
Excellent point^

Excellent point^
Forum: General Techniques 01-02-2013, 11:28 PM
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Views: 1,615
Posted By ILBMF
I've used the Bravo several times in combination...

I've used the Bravo several times in combination with others, but it's a bit hard to tell since it was a mix. Since it's a higher coho hop I used it sparingly. I would say it was bit more earthy, but...
Forum: General Techniques 12-31-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,045
Posted By ILBMF
Nice. What does a bottle of the Knob Creek cost?...

Nice. What does a bottle of the Knob Creek cost? I've been using Jim Beam, might want to try something different.
Forum: General Techniques 12-31-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By ILBMF
I don't see that being a problem.

I don't see that being a problem.
Forum: General Techniques 12-31-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By ILBMF
I use 3 ozs medium toasted cubes or about 3 ozs...

I use 3 ozs medium toasted cubes or about 3 ozs oak spirals (2 spirals)

Anybody here ever used a little cedar?
Forum: General Techniques 12-31-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By ILBMF
I completely agree with what these guys are...

I completely agree with what these guys are saying^^

I stopped using a secondary last year and will never do it again unless with a lager. The beer is actually a little better or cleaner tasting....
Forum: General Techniques 12-31-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By ILBMF
I like the whiskey soaking idea. I make a bourbon...

I like the whiskey soaking idea. I make a bourbon oak red ale, but I just add 5 shots of Jim Beam to the keg before I rack into it.
Forum: General Techniques 12-31-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By ILBMF
You're going to have to see what works with your...

You're going to have to see what works with your system and your taste.
Forum: General Techniques 12-30-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,543
Posted By ILBMF
If you really like a huge hop flavor you are...

If you really like a huge hop flavor you are going to need 3-4 ozs. As far as more bitterness...the addition of large quantities of dry hops does cause a perceived bitterness according to your taste...
Forum: General Techniques 12-30-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By ILBMF
I personally would dilute partially. Get yourself...

I personally would dilute partially. Get yourself halfway there as a compromise. That way the other potential problems will be subtle while addressing your primary issue. My reasoning is...there's no...
Forum: General Techniques 12-30-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By ILBMF
I use low cohumulone%, high oil% hops. Some of my...

I use low cohumulone%, high oil% hops. Some of my favorites are simcoe, palisade, amarillo, motueka, galaxy, mosaic, bravo, zythos. Other popular hops like centennial, cascade I use less in the mix....
Forum: General Techniques 12-30-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By ILBMF
On my IPA's I'm up to 4 ozs of pellet hops per...

On my IPA's I'm up to 4 ozs of pellet hops per carboy. I ferment one week, add the hops and let it sit another 10-14 days. No secondary, no cold crash, but when I rack to the keg I tie a sanitized...
Forum: General Techniques 12-30-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By ILBMF
Never used that wood, but I've found that when...

Never used that wood, but I've found that when using toasted oak I prefer the cubes and spirals over the chips. The chips tend to take more time to mellow.

On another note, steam them before you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-03-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By ILBMF
OK guys...I get the message. Thanks, I never knew...

OK guys...I get the message. Thanks, I never knew about the DMS with pilsner malt.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-01-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By ILBMF
60 or 90 Minute Boil?

OK, I do some recipes that require 60 and 90 minute boils and I just want to know what is the advantage of a 90 minute boil over 60? All things equal...what does the final product have to offer on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,580
Posted By ILBMF
Is it my imagination or does the US-05 ferment...

Is it my imagination or does the US-05 ferment more vigorously at slightly lower temps than the WLP001?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-18-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,580
Posted By ILBMF
As far as the 1 vs 2 packs per carboy...I had a...

As far as the 1 vs 2 packs per carboy...I had a well respected vender here on the forum suggest that with higher gravity beer. I'm using 26 lbs of 2-row along with some specialty grains and sometimes...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-18-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,580
Posted By ILBMF
Dry vs Liquid Yeast

I'm doing 10 gallon batches of ale and mainly make IPA's and have been using 1 container of White labs WLP001 in a 2000ml stir plate starter. I split the 2000ml starter between two 5.5 gallon carboys...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-03-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By ILBMF
I agree with this 100% Hopped up IPA's are great...

I agree with this 100% Hopped up IPA's are great early
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-14-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,918
Posted By ILBMF
You can use a small quick grip from Home depot to...

You can use a small quick grip from Home depot to lock the trigger in place for proper speed. Works well for me.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-14-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,918
Posted By ILBMF
I've got an 18 volt Milwaukee cordless drill...

I've got an 18 volt Milwaukee cordless drill (newer) and the MM-2 mill. I DO NOT like the way it runs when milling grains. It bogs down, stops, gets hot and smells hot. I immediately switched to my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By ILBMF
^ Agreed ^ My IPA's never used to have...

^ Agreed ^

My IPA's never used to have enough hop flavor or aroma until I started leaving the flameout hops in for 20 minutes with the lid on the pot before cooling the wort, but also using the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By ILBMF
Depending on how much of a hop flavor/aroma you...

Depending on how much of a hop flavor/aroma you are wanting, I'd say more dry hops...of course, I'm a sick bastard. I'm up to anywhere between 4-6 ounces of dry hops in 5.5 gallons. I'd go at least...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-07-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By ILBMF
Thanks...I checked that out. I went ahead and...

Thanks...I checked that out. I went ahead and made the trip last night to get it. We were heading out to get dinner anyway so it was maybe 5 minutes out of my way rather than 1/2 hour.
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