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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-24-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By MasterWan
Great advice everyone! Im going try the swamp...

Great advice everyone! Im going try the swamp cooler next time to regulate temperature rather than hoping its at the right temp.
Cheers and happy TG!

Wan
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By MasterWan
So I guess this post was more about my results...

So I guess this post was more about my results than about the show. That just what got me thinking about my issues.

So the American cream ale was a kit, however I used wyeast for American ale, and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By MasterWan
Brew Day to Consumption - Time

So I was watching the new Brew Masters show on TV and they were talking about how long it takes to make a beer from start to finish. For regular strength beers, it takes them around 2 to 3 weeks. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By MasterWan
Go the full two weeks. The yeast will clean up...

Go the full two weeks. The yeast will clean up after itself and you may get a better beer as a result. Also, as many have said on here, if you smelling something weird, that means the smell or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,831
Posted By MasterWan
i think its location sensitive. his link is for...

i think its location sensitive. his link is for StPaul
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-10-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By MasterWan
nice! It is truely amazing how the beer changes...

nice! It is truely amazing how the beer changes with time. In even as little as a week the beer can take on big changes! Waiting is so hard, but so worth it! I wait a minimum of 8 weeks for my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By MasterWan
It hasn't even been 3 weeks since your brew day. ...

It hasn't even been 3 weeks since your brew day. In my experience (less than 1 year of brewing so far, but about 10 or 12 batches so far) beer is very 'green' for the first 6 weeks. Meaning,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By MasterWan
You may not need to cold crash that style of...

You may not need to cold crash that style of beer. In my opinion, I like unfiltered wheat beer cloudy. Also like the previous poster said, just bottle and condition around 68-70 degrees or so for a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,072
Posted By MasterWan
looks like your all set. Just be sure to...

looks like your all set. Just be sure to sanitize sanitize sanitize! Get that liquid starsan stuff. go ahead and get a big bottle, cause when you start brewing you will probably be doing it a lot!...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By MasterWan
Whirlfloc - what a difference!

I got talked into using irish moss or Whirlfloc by the folks at my brew store, and wow what a difference. If you haven't used any clarity aids like these before, you should give them a try. My last...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-07-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,460
Posted By MasterWan
good info peeps. I learned my floating...

good info peeps. I learned my floating thermometer lesson yesterday cooling the wort. I guess I bumped it with the stiring spoon. I really thought it was plastic I guess. I talked to the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By MasterWan
wow awesome. Answers a lot of questions for me. ...

wow awesome. Answers a lot of questions for me. Thanks
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By MasterWan
yeah, I did the same thing the first time I used...

yeah, I did the same thing the first time I used a slap pack. Gotta really nail it. I actually didnt realize that the nutrients didn't break until I poured the contence of the pak in the wort. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By MasterWan
hey, a great way to airate is to just pour your...

hey, a great way to airate is to just pour your wort from the pot to the fermentation bucket and then pour it back into the pot. Do this a few times. Also helps cool it. Just be sure to have good...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By MasterWan
Hi alcohol active yeasts (like champaign yeast)...

Hi alcohol active yeasts (like champaign yeast) are only really needed if you want to acheive ABVs higher than 9% or so. Am I correct vet's?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By MasterWan
thanks for the clarification everyone!

thanks for the clarification everyone!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By MasterWan
So to clarify. once I add the 5 lbs dme and...

So to clarify. once I add the 5 lbs dme and bring back to boil, I add bakers chocolate at 15 mins, the rest of the dme at 20, and then the hops at 60. How long then do I boil after I add the hops? ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By MasterWan
hmmmm, I need to take the plunge eventually. I...

hmmmm, I need to take the plunge eventually. I think I'll try this... Just buy everything on the list then and follow basic cooking instructions?

This is what I would do, correct me if I'm wrong....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By MasterWan
what did your ABV turn out to be? How long did...

what did your ABV turn out to be? How long did it take to condition for peak tastiness?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By MasterWan
Update Holy Crap. I took my too sweet (in...

Update

Holy Crap.
I took my too sweet (in my opinion) fat tire off draft after having only a few glasses of it and stuck it in the cornor of the garage for another 3 weeks after starting this...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By MasterWan
Cool. So do you just set your refrigerator to...

Cool. So do you just set your refrigerator to really cold or do you have another method for doing this? Thanks for the answers, I am definently going to do this.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By MasterWan
So another couple question here then. When do...

So another couple question here then. When do you cold crash? Right after primary when you rack over to a secondary?
How is cold crashing different than just sticking your conditioned beer in a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By MasterWan
High Gravity Chocolate Stout

Hello,
Wanted to know if anyone could recomend a extract or partial mash kit that would yeild a great, 9 or 10% ABV chocolate stout. Someone else talked about making a high gravity stout like this...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By MasterWan
Hmmmm. This isn't really fruity, its just more...

Hmmmm. This isn't really fruity, its just more sweet than I would have expected. I'm giving it until mid April and I think it may be less green then and hopefully more balanced. Thanks for the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-30-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By MasterWan
Thats a good idea. I am going to make a Chinook...

Thats a good idea. I am going to make a Chinook IPA soon, and I have a pilsner cold conditioning now in secondary. There is some sediment on the bottom (about a third of what there was after 10...
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