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Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-02-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mmonteiro
i just brewed a pumpkin ale friday, only my 3rd...

i just brewed a pumpkin ale friday, only my 3rd batch so i'm no expert. however theis recipe called for 30 ounces of pumpkin to be added in the last 5 minutes of the boil.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-01-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By mmonteiro
secondary fermenter?

Im doing a pumpkin ale for the fall, should i use a secondary or will i get the same result only using a primary? also i have fruit flys around the fermenter, i've never had them around any of my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-24-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By mmonteiro
Beer ready by thanksgiving?

doing my first pumpkin beer, if i start friday im thinking it should definitely be ready by then. its just about 8 weeks away, im thinking 3 weeks in the fermenter, and 5 in bottles. what do u guys...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By mmonteiro
i tried using a swamp cooler last time, but i...

i tried using a swamp cooler last time, but i guess the water was too cold, and i shocked the yeast. what water temperature would you guys suggest?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By mmonteiro
yea it was at 78 the whole time, which ik is...

yea it was at 78 the whole time, which ik is really really really high. i didnt really have an option tho because it was summer, i used food safe buckets. so hopefully it was just the heat that gave...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-22-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By mmonteiro
Taste problems...

i've now done 2 batches... they both are the exact color they're supposed to be. yet they have a faint nail polish remover smell, and kind of taste like you would imagine nail poish remover too(much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-07-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By mmonteiro
this is the link to the kit i bought, it was...

this is the link to the kit i bought, it was $30.99. http://www.homebrewers.com/product/ALP1029/Oatmeal-Stout-Beer-Kit.html
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-07-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By mmonteiro
first beer of my second brew.

its an oatmeal stout, it came out much better then my first brew in every aspect, cant wait to get my third started.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By mmonteiro
main thing i've learn'd is that it's nearly...

main thing i've learn'd is that it's nearly impossible to have an infected batch or ruin the beer. i messed up so many times, where it could easily have been infected. i put my hand in the wert to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By mmonteiro
first taste of my first brew

here it is... head disappeared very quick and a little undercarbd....but its beer and it'll get me drunk
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By mmonteiro
i was able to wait, because i brewed a second...

i was able to wait, because i brewed a second batch and just put all my effort into that one lol
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By mmonteiro
3 weeks or longer for bottling time?

on sunday my first brew will have been in the bottles for 3 weeks, should i give them another 2 weeks or so. or will nothing be gained by my extra patience?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By mmonteiro
i rechecked my kit, it says my srm should be a...

i rechecked my kit, it says my srm should be a 23... isnt that very light for a stout? when i look at an srm of 23 on charts that seems way to light.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By mmonteiro
i just google "synamar".... couldnt find...

i just google "synamar".... couldnt find anything, what's that?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By mmonteiro
my stout isnt black?

i took my first gravity reading since my og. and to my surprise my oatmeal stout is a dark brown color not the black i've seen in most stouts. is this normal for oatmeal stout? will it get darker if...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 06-04-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By mmonteiro
wareham, so its would probably be around 45...

wareham, so its would probably be around 45 minutes. so its gonna be about the same time trip. but sounds like abetter store then the "witches brew"
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-01-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By mmonteiro
always good advice from revvy

always good advice from revvy
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-01-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By mmonteiro
4 tablets per bottle, it said 4 if you want...

4 tablets per bottle, it said 4 if you want medium carbonation, and 5 for high. its stored at around 65 degrees. i dont have a thermometer in my basement but its a colder room. and i haven't opened...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-01-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By mmonteiro
2 questions about my bottling

i have an american wheat ale that i bottled exactly 2 weeks ago, there arn't any bubbles in the bottle, i used conditioning tablets, could this mean its under carbonated?

question 2... since its...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By mmonteiro
im doin an american wheat ale. its stored at 65...

im doin an american wheat ale. its stored at 65 degree room temp. the bottles are cold to the touch. ii've already waited 10 days, and i not really that anxious to open it up. i took good advice and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By mmonteiro
ideal bottling time

i plan on keeping my first ever batch in the bottle for 3 weeks. should i do any longer, or will nothing be gained by my extra patience?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By mmonteiro
Cacao nibs

i'm doing an oatmeal stout. its already in the primary. i want to add chochlate to it, but im passed boiling. im thinking about adding 4.0 ounces of cacao nips when i move to secondary.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By mmonteiro
how much cacao nibs for a 5 gallon batch? is...

how much cacao nibs for a 5 gallon batch? is there a high risk of contaminating the beer by adding them? this is only my second brew and rushed into it before thinking about if i wanted to add...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By mmonteiro
im doing an oatmeal stout, i wanted to add...

im doing an oatmeal stout, i wanted to add chocolate to it, would that even be a good idea?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By mmonteiro
adding spices to fermenter?

could i add a chocolate flavoring spice to my fermenter, or did i miss the boat on this one?
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