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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients Yesterday, 01:49 PM
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Posted By LLBeanJ
pjj2ba is correct that you could brew this with...

pjj2ba is correct that you could brew this with just a bittering addition and forego any flavor additions since the style calls for little to no hop presence. For the bittering, you'd be looking at...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By LLBeanJ
Magnum is a great bittering hop, I use it all the...

Magnum is a great bittering hop, I use it all the time, but it's not a good choice for flavor/aroma. Get yourself some regular Hallertauer or Saaz for that.
Forum: Brewing Software 04-22-2014, 02:10 AM
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Posted By LLBeanJ
This is very similar to what I do. I don't use...

This is very similar to what I do. I don't use the brew log, but at the beginning of every year I create a new folder with the current year as the name. Then I populate it with recipes as I brew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By LLBeanJ
I don't see any base grains in the recipe. My...

I don't see any base grains in the recipe. My guess is that you did not get much, if any, conversion from the brown malt, since it lacks any diastatic power to self-convert. And the crystal and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By LLBeanJ
Yeah, your math is correct. You're currently...

Yeah, your math is correct. You're currently sitting at about 60% AA. It's only been a week, though, so I'd just give it more time. It could very well have stalled, but it's really too early to tell...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By LLBeanJ
I get a bit of fruit, but not much phenolic.

I get a bit of fruit, but not much phenolic.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By LLBeanJ
Warm it up. I usually pitch this strain around...

Warm it up. I usually pitch this strain around 67-68, hold for 48 hours, then raise it one degree per day to 75 and hold it there a few more days until it's done. This is one of those classic Belgian...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By LLBeanJ
If it were me and I was that much over expected...

If it were me and I was that much over expected OG, I'd probably go ahead and add some top off water, but there's no harm in letting it go as-is. FG will likely be a few points higher than expected,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By LLBeanJ
Pre-boil corrected for temp puts you around 1.049...

Pre-boil corrected for temp puts you around 1.049 + 2 pts for the DME = 1.051

(51 x 6.2)/4.5 = 70.27 = 1.070 estimated OG

Edit: That 1.070 figure will be a bit high due to the loss of sugars...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-09-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By LLBeanJ
I don't think he was taking issue with your...

I don't think he was taking issue with your advice. Rather, he was equating the dude you said you once knew who made it a practice to sanitize his mash tun with the OCD/misguided Youtube guy.

And...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By LLBeanJ
No, you don't need WLP090... US-05 will be better...

No, you don't need WLP090... US-05 will be better than nothing. The idea is to get the starter up to high krausen, meaning the yeast are in full-on fermentation mode and pitch at that time....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By LLBeanJ
You're correct that the warmer the wort is, the...

You're correct that the warmer the wort is, the higher the actual gravity than what the hydrometer indicates. What you were talking about earlier, though, is the possibility that he was getting a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By LLBeanJ
Isn't it the other way around? The warmer the...

Isn't it the other way around? The warmer the wort/beer, the lower the reading?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By LLBeanJ
Yeah, with a top off amount that small, we're...

Yeah, with a top off amount that small, we're only talking a few points. My guess is that you had quite a bit more extract than you thought. I don't know how else you could have been off by 50...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By LLBeanJ
Hmmm. (scratches head) Okay, so fermentation...

Hmmm. (scratches head)

Okay, so fermentation definitely happened. Good. The thing is that there's a finite amount of gravity points available, especially with it being an extract brew. How sure...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By LLBeanJ
If intended OG was 1.070 and it was an extract...

If intended OG was 1.070 and it was an extract brew, assuming all volumes are correct (this is a 5 or 5.5 gallon batch, right?), and FG is at 1.070, it would appear that no fermentation took place at...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By LLBeanJ
No need for it to be sealed when injecting oxygen.

No need for it to be sealed when injecting oxygen.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By LLBeanJ
Sure, why not... Well, I could go either...

Sure, why not...

Well, I could go either way. My curiosity would be inclined to let it be and see what I end up with, knowing that it will likely finish pretty dry and short on body. On the other...
Forum: General Techniques 04-01-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By LLBeanJ
Was using a $20 CDN digital and having trouble...

Was using a $20 CDN digital and having trouble with FGs. When I suspected my thermometer was the culprit, I asked the missus for a Thermapen for Xmas. After I got my Thermapen, I checked the two...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By LLBeanJ
I don't bottle condition very often, but when I...

I don't bottle condition very often, but when I do, I use cane sugar. It works fine.

Here's a link to NB's priming sugar calculator...

http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By LLBeanJ
No need to add any additional water. In fact, in...

No need to add any additional water. In fact, in primary, you generally want to leave excess headspace to provide room for the krausen. Speaking of which, good move on the blowoff tube. Hopefully,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By LLBeanJ
Headspace in primary is not an issue. The CO2...

Headspace in primary is not an issue. The CO2 created during active fermentation will push all of the oxygen out through the airlock. Where it becomes a problem is in secondary (bright tank,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By LLBeanJ
You got it.

You got it.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By LLBeanJ
There may be a more scientific method out there,...

There may be a more scientific method out there, but I prefer to use the "How does it taste and does the carbonation seem right?" method.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By LLBeanJ
^ There's some solid advice right there.

^ There's some solid advice right there.
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