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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-16-2014, 10:06 PM
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Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Just a follow up post to let you all know what I...

Just a follow up post to let you all know what I found through my trials. Basically, clean clean clean fermentation is key. I let one batch sit on the yeast cake for about 4 weeks and tasted yeasty...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Get yourself a few kegs. Ferment primary for...

Get yourself a few kegs. Ferment primary for about 10 days, use a starter, sample at day 10 and take reading. If it tastes clean and you hit your FG, put it in the keg. I dry hop in my keg. Just put...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2014, 09:28 PM
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Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Here is what I came up with. I loosely based the...

Here is what I came up with. I loosely based the hop schedule on Yooper's house pale ale. Smitten is delicious and i'm dying to brew with Rye and am craving cascade right now. Brewing it tomorrow.
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-07-2014, 01:40 AM
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Views: 153
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
force carbonating at room temp?

I havent had much luck finding a chart out there that shows psi, desired carbonation levels, temperatures AND days/hours. Sorry if this has been asked a million times before.

I have a full...
Forum: General Techniques 01-30-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
If anyone else is wondering. I came up with a...

If anyone else is wondering. I came up with a simple solution to figuring this out. I poured my 5 gallons of wort into the boil kettle. Took a refractometer reading to verify that it really was what...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-21-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,474
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
I have the same problem. The first pint is very...

I have the same problem. The first pint is very foamy. The second goes pretty well. I find that I end up wasting a lot of beer as a result. I may try longer lines. If I release the pressure in the...
Forum: General Techniques 01-17-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
5 gallons wort + 2 gallons water = ?

I'm going to be getting 5 gallon of wort from a brewery for a local competition. I want to end up with 5.5 gallons in my fermentor. If the 5 gallons of wort is 1.050 and I add 2 gallons of water to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Wow. 'm going to try this. Thanks for the help...

Wow. 'm going to try this. Thanks for the help and the photos.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Interesting. I use a whole whirlfloc tab at 15 -...

Interesting. I use a whole whirlfloc tab at 15 - 10 minutes. I also use a plate chiller for quickly cooling. I never thought about letting it settle after chilling Usually, I whirlpool in the boil...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
chill haze removal in keg- clarification

I'm trying to think of ways to get my beer to clear faster. I find that in about 3 weeks, I have some of the clearest beer ever. But it takes 3 weeks. Some people say that it's just a matter of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-05-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Update. My Beer is nice and clear now. But it...

Update. My Beer is nice and clear now. But it still has that peanut flavor. More like dry roasted. I really cant believe there is not a lot of information on the internet about this issue. Seems a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-05-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Not sure the age of the yeast our LHBS keeps...

Not sure the age of the yeast our LHBS keeps pretty fresh ingredients. Assume well before the expiration date, properly stored etc. I've developed a few theories....

1) Temp of wort may have been...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-04-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Looking at the BJCP flashcards, Diacetyl can be...

Looking at the BJCP flashcards, Diacetyl can be described as nutty. This is my best guess. Maybe it was under pitching of yeast. Typically, I just use one packet of dry yeast and don't have a problem...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-04-2013, 01:28 AM
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Views: 520
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
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Forum: Stout 12-04-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,070
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Yep...contain the coconut. Use a hop sock and...

Yep...contain the coconut. Use a hop sock and some marbles...careful. Dont throw out all the marbles later by accident. Your wife will get mad at you....lol. Plus if you contain it, you wont waste as...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-04-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,963
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
So maybe I screwed this up. I've always talked...

So maybe I screwed this up. I've always talked about running whole hops through a salad shooter...jokingly. Instead, I broke ever hole hop cone in half, dropped 1.75 oz of whole chinook in my pale...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-04-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Peanut off flavor..why??

I made an IPA for a homebrew competition a while back. The brewery gives you the wort, you take it home and make it what you will. It had a peanut finish. I Just made a two hearted clone and it has...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-17-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
I am definitely switching it out this week, but I...

I am definitely switching it out this week, but I want to keep my kegs under pressure with what I got for a few days. Agree, that it is worthless for fine tuning.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-17-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
0-300 PSI gauge- need help reading it

I came across this regulator for cheap. Only problem is the PSI gauge. 0-300 is hard to read. I'm ordering a new one, but in the mean time, I have two kegs that I'd like to set at 10-12 psi until...
Forum: Stout 11-15-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,070
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Beersmith will tell you so. I wouldn't be too...

Beersmith will tell you so. I wouldn't be too concerned. I think it's a very minimal effect. I can tell you that I've felt good after drinking a few, so to me it's irrelevant. End result, good...
Forum: Stout 11-15-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,070
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
I don't think the lactose has any effect on...

I don't think the lactose has any effect on gravity since its not fermentable. I'd just take your reading.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-15-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Yooper, do you think that my method of kegging...

Yooper, do you think that my method of kegging and leaving at 12 psi for 2-3 weeks could have something to do with the green beer taste when sampling sooner? Carbonation changes the ph levels. So, if...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-15-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
I smell an experiment coming on. Double pitch....

I smell an experiment coming on. Double pitch. Cold crash, filter, then consume. Sample as quickly as possible.

But, does double pitch rates necessarily mean faster yeast cleanup? Would it ferment...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-14-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,704
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Beer in 2 weeks

So, I just got back from touring a new brewery in town. Their beers were flavorful, no off flavors, tasted true to style, etc. When I asked questions about their process, here is what i gathered....
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-13-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,929
Posted By BrewmeisterSmith
Be careful with fermenting in your bedroom. The...

Be careful with fermenting in your bedroom. The fermentation process is creating gases that can be hazardous to your health. Could cause health issues according to my physician.
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