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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2014, 02:49 AM
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Posted By jwetzler
When you get a chance post the recipe! I'm a fan...

When you get a chance post the recipe! I'm a fan of the banana bread beer, and wanting to make something banana soon.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-17-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,399
Posted By jwetzler
I added (2) 30oz cans of Libbys Easy Pumpkin Pie...

I added (2) 30oz cans of Libbys Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix to my 5 gallon batch of Brewers Best Pumpkin Porter. This is basically puree that has already been spiced with cinnamon/nutmet/ginger/etc...

I...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-02-2013, 04:09 AM
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Posted By jwetzler
I was actually thinking the same thing, maybe...

I was actually thinking the same thing, maybe even caramelize the brown sugar, and then dump with the apple juice to primary ferment.

Then caramelize more brown sugar and use as priming sugar...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-21-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By jwetzler
Yeah it came with a thermometer (with clip),...

Yeah it came with a thermometer (with clip), Cajun injector applicator/needle, Pot, Lid, turkey hanger, and a false bottom/strainer device.

I couldn't find the exact one on their website, but the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-20-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By jwetzler
I guess another good question would be...What is...

I guess another good question would be...What is the logic behind the 15 minute boil when adding spice/flavors? Are we boiling to release flavors, or just to sanitize those added ingredients?

Will...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-20-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By jwetzler
Thanks for the quick responses, I totally forgot...

Thanks for the quick responses, I totally forgot about bittering hops vs. flavoring hops vs. aroma hops...ha I'm still learning.

Woozy's reply makes perfect sense.

Here is another question:...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-20-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By jwetzler
Outdoor Gourmet 30qt pot - Anyone have this?

Anybody use one of these to do their boils in?

I found this Outdoor Gourmet, 30qt Aluminum Pot at Academy Sports for 19.99...which I thought was a pretty good deal.

I bought one, and when I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-20-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By jwetzler
When to add spices during boil to get the most flavor?

I have a pretty simple question here, hopefully someone can help me with.

I've noticed that on most of the extract kits, the directions normally recommend adding spices and other flavoring...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-15-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,433
Posted By jwetzler
I like to put about 2 gallons of store bought...

I like to put about 2 gallons of store bought spring water/drinking water into the fridge about a day before I brew.

About 10 minutes before my Boil is over, fill the sink up with water and ice,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-15-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By jwetzler
I'm guessing the fermentation temp was too hot....

I'm guessing the fermentation temp was too hot. I've noticed a few degrees difference between my fermometer strip on the outside of my fermentation bucket, versus the actual temperature of my wort.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-15-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By jwetzler
My first brew was with a True Brew - Nut Brown...

My first brew was with a True Brew - Nut Brown Ale kit...I followed the directions as exact as possible and the beer turned out awful. The 'True Brew' way sucks I can tell you that. I prefer Brewers...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By jwetzler
so the yeast doesn't necessarily need to be...

so the yeast doesn't necessarily need to be exposed to a constant source of oxygen, it just needs something to stir up everything.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By jwetzler
So when using a stir bar, do I need to keep the...

So when using a stir bar, do I need to keep the flask/jar uncovered so that oxygen to it is available?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By jwetzler
Hey thought of another question, when I make my...

Hey thought of another question, when I make my starter wort, how long do I boil it for? Certainly not 60 minutes for such a small batch?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By jwetzler
You and BlackGoat nailed it, exactly the info I...

You and BlackGoat nailed it, exactly the info I was looking for. Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By jwetzler
You have a good point I didn't think about the...

You have a good point I didn't think about the starter wort/beer becoming oxidized. I'm guessing there would still be a decent amount of oxidization if you saran wrapped the top of the container and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By jwetzler
Yeast Start w/extract kit & Stir Plate?

I have a few extract kits under my belt now, and am wanting to start wading out to the deep end of brewing a little more...slowly lol.

I am subscribed to weekly emails from Beer Smith, and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By jwetzler
Also, to get your wort temperature cooler even...

Also, to get your wort temperature cooler even quicker here is what I do.

Because I'm a master jedi in the art of being frugal, I never buy bags of ice even if it is cheap lol. I have a small tin...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By jwetzler
While you're letting it bottle condition the beer...

While you're letting it bottle condition the beer will look normal, and won't see any bubbling or anything like that...kind of boring I know.

What you should see (or at least I have on my first 2...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-10-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,285
Posted By jwetzler
I picked this up from my local home brew store...

I picked this up from my local home brew store last weekend, haven't brewed it up yet. I'm curious to see how it compares to ales with gluten.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-10-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By jwetzler
Brewers Best - Gluten Free Ale. "The wort is...

Brewers Best - Gluten Free Ale. "The wort is crafted from White Sorghum and Belgian Style syrup, and then complemented with an addition of orange and lemon peel. Lightly bitter with undertones of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-06-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By jwetzler
I'll apologize in advance for a newb question,...

I'll apologize in advance for a newb question, but what do you mean you put 2 oz of nibs in at flame out?

Does that mean that after doing your full boil of wort was complete, you turned the burner...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By jwetzler
I soaked the cacao nibs (4oz) in just enough...

I soaked the cacao nibs (4oz) in just enough vodka to cover the nibs, then dumped everything into the fermenter. No contamination, so it worked like a champ.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,180
Posted By jwetzler
After letting it condition about a total of 6...

After letting it condition about a total of 6 weeks in the bottle, the sharp alcohol taste has started to mellow out, and has turned out to be pretty good tasting beer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-21-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By jwetzler
So when I originally opened my yeast packet for...

So when I originally opened my yeast packet for this kit, I spilled a small pinch of the dry yeast on my counter top. I decided not to pitch it bc I didn't want to risk contamination since my counter...
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