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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2014, 08:34 PM
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I went with pin locks because I was able to get...

I went with pin locks because I was able to get them pretty cheap - adventures in homebrewing has had quite a few sales on pin locks in the last year, where you can get them for under $40 each.
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-15-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,937
Posted By QuercusMax
I had the Harvest Barn Ale last week when I was...

I had the Harvest Barn Ale last week when I was in VT. Anybody know how this year's version compares to this recipe? It was delicious, one of my favorite Long Trail brews this year.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-31-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 73
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Cellaring a hoppy IPA pretty much defeats the...

Cellaring a hoppy IPA pretty much defeats the purpose of making such an IPA. You'll lose all the lovely fresh hoppiness if you do that. Provided you have a good healthy pitch of yeast and ferment at...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-30-2014, 08:09 PM
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Posted By QuercusMax
I recently (as in 6 months ago) made a baltic...

I recently (as in 6 months ago) made a baltic porter with the following grain bill, and it came out quite lovely:

8lb Munich (Avangard)
4lb MO (Crisp)
4lb Pils (Avangard)
8oz Caramunich
8oz...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By QuercusMax
Most likely yeast and other sediment. You'll...

Most likely yeast and other sediment. You'll notice that in commercial bottle-conditioned or unfiltered beers as well. Next time you try a Bell's or Sierra Nevada, look for the thin layer of sediment...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By QuercusMax
You may need to let it sit another week or two...

You may need to let it sit another week or two before it will be fully carbonated. It's only been 10 days. I'd take a few bottles and put them in a warm-ish place (68-75 degrees F) for a week, then...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-28-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By QuercusMax
Have you calibrated your hydrometer? Room...

Have you calibrated your hydrometer? Room temperature (60-75 degrees) water should read 1.000. (You can use distilled if you have it available, but regular tap water should be fine.) Your hydro might...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-27-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By QuercusMax
That's great advice, but one thing I would add is...

That's great advice, but one thing I would add is that temperature can affect the perception of sweetness. You may want to chill down the samples before making your final decision.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-27-2014, 01:37 AM
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Views: 120
Posted By QuercusMax
Multiple keg-to-keg transfers - any downsides?

I have a number of beers I've been aging in 3 gallon corny kegs, but I'm going to be going on a road trip and want to use those 3 gallon kegs as they'll be easier to a) stash various places in my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-25-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By QuercusMax
60 hours in, and she's ready to blow. I put a...

60 hours in, and she's ready to blow. I put a towel around it to catch the excess. I have it temp controlled now at 75.

I sure hope this tastes good. If not, I'm going back to WLP500. It takes...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-24-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By QuercusMax
You got 73% attenuation, which is about what I...

You got 73% attenuation, which is about what I would expect from extract. I don't think pitching more yeast will help. In the future, replace some extract with simple sugar, which is much more...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By QuercusMax
This morning I pitched the slurry I saved into a...

This morning I pitched the slurry I saved into a Golden Strong, and when I opened the mason jar containing the slurry it had the same funny krausen-thingy on top of it, just like the fermenter. Super...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By QuercusMax
The difference between a 2.33L and 2L starter has...

The difference between a 2.33L and 2L starter has got to be pretty minimal, to be honest. I'd just go with the 2L starter and call it a day.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By QuercusMax
If you're using a stir plate, you can do a 2.33...

If you're using a stir plate, you can do a 2.33 liter starter with 1 packet, which will likely save you some $$. But if you can only do a 1L starter, then you'd just put both smack packs into your...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-22-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By QuercusMax
Rahr is based in Minnesota and Briess in...

Rahr is based in Minnesota and Briess in Wisconson. Neither one is a "continental" (referring to Continental Europe) malt.

I believe there are some differences between the two, but they both make...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-22-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By QuercusMax
I may have increased my intake somewhat after...

I may have increased my intake somewhat after beginning Kegging. One difference is that I'm less concerned about maintaining my stock of a particular brew - and when a keg kicks it's a little...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By QuercusMax
I made a 1.094 Dark Strong with WLP500 and it...

I made a 1.094 Dark Strong with WLP500 and it didn't explode. I didn't realize how explosive this yeast is.

I think with my Tripel I'm just going to leave the lid loosely on top for the first...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By QuercusMax
The beer appeared to be very clear when I...

The beer appeared to be very clear when I transferred it, with a nice compact yeast cake. I had an extra half gallon which I racked directly into some bottles (with priming sugar), and they looked...
Forum: Introductions 07-21-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By QuercusMax
So how different are the systems you're brewing...

So how different are the systems you're brewing on between home and work? It sounds like they're both keggle-based systems, so I'm curious about the differences between your two brewing experiences.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-21-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By QuercusMax
Tiny flakes in my beer?

I'm getting close to the bottom of a keg of Honey Tangerine Golden Strong and in the last 2 half-pints I have poured tonight I have noticed tiny little translucent white flakes. They don't seem to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-21-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By QuercusMax
I would leave it be. Fermentation makes all kinds...

I would leave it be. Fermentation makes all kinds of weird tastes and smells which often dissipate. It's part of the process.

Come back in 10 days and see.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-21-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By QuercusMax
WLP530 - What a crazy yeast!

A month ago, I brewed a Dubbel with an OG of 1.068. I made up a half gallon starter of WLP530 and pitched the entire starter at high krausen.

I put it in my basement (in the bathroom on a tile...
Forum: General Techniques 07-20-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By QuercusMax
On Friday I attempted to brew a Cream Ale, and my...

On Friday I attempted to brew a Cream Ale, and my chiller couldn't get it down below 80. I had to put it in the fridge for a few hours before it would chill down properly.

I attempted to find the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-20-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,808
Posted By QuercusMax
186 gallons this so far year. Last year I brewed...

186 gallons this so far year. Last year I brewed 199.98 gallons.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By QuercusMax
You shouldn't need to heat the kettle much if at...

You shouldn't need to heat the kettle much if at all when mashing with BIAB, if you calculate your strike water temperature properly.

When doing BIAB, I prefer to do my mash without the bag at...
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