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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-25-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By ShermanTank
I would add champagne yeast if the alcohol...

I would add champagne yeast if the alcohol content exceeded 10% since American Ale Yeast, according to Wyeast's website, are at best, capable of tolerating an alcohol content of 11%. I'm looking for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By ShermanTank
So I did it. And I probably could have fit it...

So I did it. And I probably could have fit it all in my cooler, but it was too late once I started. The final product was the right color and seemed to work. I broke my hygrometer the other day...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-21-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By ShermanTank
Well, not too much input from the group. I plan...

Well, not too much input from the group. I plan on trying this method today and I'll let you know how it comes out.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-19-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By ShermanTank
Monster Mash

Gents,

A small dilemma to solve...

I plan on doing a monster USA Barleywine this weekend similar to the awesome Bigfoot Brew. It calls for 22lbs grain bill, and by my calculations (22lbs x 1.3...
Forum: Virginia HomeBrew Forum 09-30-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By ShermanTank
I just sent a note to Heather Matz, WoB Special...

I just sent a note to Heather Matz, WoB Special Events Coordinator, asking for October 21st, 28th or November 4th from 12-2. Let's see what she says...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-24-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By ShermanTank
Harvest is one of my all-time favorites. ...

Harvest is one of my all-time favorites. Southern Tier make a LOT of great beers in fact. Your recipe falls just barely in the "American IPA" category. I think upping the hops a little (.5 oz more...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-24-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By ShermanTank
Tank's Oh S#@! Porter

So, I started my quintessential Sunday brew time head strong with the Northern Brewers Caribou Slobber recipe loaded on my tiny iPhone screen. I proceeded to build my grain bill, 9 pounds here, half...
Forum: Virginia HomeBrew Forum 08-22-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By ShermanTank
Home Brewer's Day @ World of Beer (Ballston, VA)

Question...

I am looking for those within the Arlington/Ballston area who are interested in a Home Brewer's Day. I am in talks with their management to do some fun events. The first being a day...
Forum: India Pale Ale 06-29-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 541,664
Posted By ShermanTank
Give it some time. When I bottled, I typically...

Give it some time. When I bottled, I typically had to wait 3-4 weeks, especially at that temp. If you won't a faster product, put your bottles in a warmer area (75ish) and it will shave off a week....
Forum: India Pale Ale 06-29-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 541,664
Posted By ShermanTank
I used this recipe as a guide and used comparable...

I used this recipe as a guide and used comparable hops I had on hand. After one week in primary and one week in secondary with dry hops, I legged the batch. One week later I am now drinking what is...
Forum: Virginia HomeBrew Forum 06-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,972
Posted By ShermanTank
Arlingtonian Brewer

I think it's a great idea. I live in North Arlington, down the street from Westover Village. Lets see if we can get a few more people.

Tank
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 06-29-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,752
Posted By ShermanTank
GoP are pretty strong and they will make beer...

GoP are pretty strong and they will make beer bitter if you add too much from my experience. I like this recipe and will give it a try next weekend. I may add .5 oz of flavor hops like cascade at...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-23-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By ShermanTank
The only one I could really taste the sugar in...

The only one I could really taste the sugar in was the Belgian Ale (Golden Dragon) brew. The other two were minimally different. I'm trying to look more like your avatar and less like homer simpson...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-22-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By ShermanTank
Help! I need to ask the audience

So, for father's day I went and started kegging and built my own keezer. My problem started with over excitement. I know there are few mistakes that cant be corrected so here it goes.

I wanted...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-21-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,033
Posted By ShermanTank
7.0 CU FT GE Chest freezer conversion

I took the plunge this weekend for Father's Day and built a Keezer of my very own. I almost started drilling through the walls of the freezer before doing some research. I quickly found out about...
Forum: Introductions 06-04-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 195
Posted By ShermanTank
Can you post the recipe? I'm dying to make an AG...

Can you post the recipe? I'm dying to make an AG Irish Red. Thanks.
Forum: Introductions 06-04-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 195
Posted By ShermanTank
I'm on my 3rd batch after a year of extract...

I'm on my 3rd batch after a year of extract brewing. I enjoy the all-grain process a little more since I feel like I am actually making the beer; however, I haven't bottled any of the three yet...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-04-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,230
Posted By ShermanTank
Funny, I'm drinking an imperial IPA I dry hopped...

Funny, I'm drinking an imperial IPA I dry hopped with two-ounces of whole Citra. This is the best beer I have ever made.

Enjoy!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By ShermanTank
Agreed. You will be fine. The sign of a good...

Agreed. You will be fine. The sign of a good home brew is a thin film of yeast staring back at you. Just make sure to use a glass and not drink from the bottle. The constant back-and-forth of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By ShermanTank
Nothing is visible during bottle conditioning. ...

Nothing is visible during bottle conditioning. Most people will open bottles after 2 weeks. I typically wait 4 weeks before drinking a brew. This additional wait time is easier to deal with when...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,478
Posted By ShermanTank
I did exactly the same thing with my BIPA. I...

I did exactly the same thing with my BIPA. I love it and it doesn't matter. If I were selling it, I might care, but it drinks well and if I get a tiny piece of hops in my glass, I see it as a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By ShermanTank
+1

+1
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By ShermanTank
Congrats on joining the club of the obsessed. ...

Congrats on joining the club of the obsessed.

For cooling, you need to at the least get or make a wort chiller. They are easy to make and will save you about $20. Just get 20ft of 3/8 inch...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By ShermanTank
My buddy got a Turkey fryer on sale too. The...

My buddy got a Turkey fryer on sale too. The only issue he is having, that you may also have, is the size of base that the pot sits on. His solution, use a strong metal grate that is normally put...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By ShermanTank
If I want a beer fast, I go to the store. If I...

If I want a beer fast, I go to the store. If I want a magnificent home brew I can show to my friends and hear the accolades, I borrow one from a neighbor. When I brew mine, I try and get the best...
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