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Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 12-21-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 52,275
Posted By pirate252
Just got done brewing this, tastes the OG sample,...

Just got done brewing this, tastes the OG sample, sure tastes spicy, hope that the fermentation calms it down lol :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-12-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By pirate252
Had the 08 version, was good, also really liked...

Had the 08 version, was good, also really liked the 08 version of XX :)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-12-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,633
Posted By pirate252
SP10 for $40.00 :) just bought it ...

SP10 for $40.00 :) just bought it

http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-SP10-High-Pressure-Outdoor/dp/B000291GBQ
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-12-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By pirate252
haha ya i get to brew in 0 degrees here soon,...

haha ya i get to brew in 0 degrees here soon, just got a propane burner cuz brewing inside is making the house fog up way to much
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By pirate252
OK good the hear :) Thanks

OK good the hear :)
Thanks
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-10-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By pirate252
Hop Utilization if Mash efficiency is lower than expected

Is there a simple way to correct hop additions if the pre boil wort is at a lower gravity than anticipated by the recipe? Ran a quick search couldnt find anything and am wondering for next time I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By pirate252
I have only used 5.2 three times now, so no not...

I have only used 5.2 three times now, so no not really.... I guess this next time I will either start with distilled water and add salts or just leave the culligun water alone... or maybe cut the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By pirate252
They 'claim' that it goes through an RO process...

They 'claim' that it goes through an RO process and they add minerals back for taste, but as far as I can tell from their website the only thing they add is calcium... Not sure

Will look into...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By pirate252
Umm no I just do a calculation based on the max...

Umm no I just do a calculation based on the max ppg to get my extract efficiencies, I dont even know how to get those other ones you are talking about :)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By pirate252
Efficiencies Question

I have done about 10 AG batches now and my efficiencies are all over the place... sort of, all of my pales, IPA's and even hefs have been in the 75-78% range and all my stouts, browns and porters...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-06-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,039
Posted By pirate252
Wow, sounds like it might turn out pretty good! I...

Wow, sounds like it might turn out pretty good! I kinda like the whiskey sour mix addition idea, maybe add a tsp to a sample to taste the flavor profile first tho???
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-03-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,891
Posted By pirate252
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 12-02-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 28,375
Posted By pirate252
Haha, I did, its been gone for about 2 weeks now...

Haha, I did, its been gone for about 2 weeks now :( Will have to do it again, this time working to hit better efficiencies :)

Thanks again for all your help
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-01-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By pirate252
Congrats :)

Congrats :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By pirate252
I store mine the same way I treat microbrews,...

I store mine the same way I treat microbrews, which is once its chilled thats it. I read up a while ago about letting kegs sit at room temp for a month or 2 and the consensus seemed to be that its...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-18-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,590
Posted By pirate252
HAHAHAHA Thats great

HAHAHAHA Thats great
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By pirate252
O, just went back to take a sample and its...

O, just went back to take a sample and its starting to churn, no bubbles still ;) but starting to churn slowly now, will let it go and be alone thanks all!! :)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By pirate252
No it was this yeast: ...

No it was this yeast:
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_21_77_157_402&products_id=10191

And thanks for the great advise Revvy :) I will go take one now actually :)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By pirate252
^ LOL! I like the pic :) OK will get it back up...

^ LOL! I like the pic :) OK will get it back up to 65F or so and leave it be :)

I am at least used to seeing the beer churn like crazy during fermentation and this beer is so clear I can see all...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By pirate252
When I checked it this morning it was at 60F......

When I checked it this morning it was at 60F... temp range of the yeast is from 59-74 though so I wasnt sure what was going on... I will leave it for now (have it in a 70F room wrapped in a blanket...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By pirate252
Question on re-aerating

I have a pale ale I am working on, first time using dry yeast, I re hydrated it and pitched it into vigously aerated wort yesterday evening. It looked like it started to go a few hours later (just...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-15-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By pirate252
I am going to stop at the LHBS here in a bit, I...

I am going to stop at the LHBS here in a bit, I was just trying to cover my ass if they didnt have any :) Was just curious if it would work in a pinch. Will try to get some real stuf though, if...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-15-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By pirate252
Well the only active ingredient is calcium...

Well the only active ingredient is calcium carbonate, and yes they are flavored, but will that tiny amount of flavor come through? Especially in the stout I am making?
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 11-15-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 28,375
Posted By pirate252
Well I gotta say I came close as well, it is...

Well I gotta say I came close as well, it is slightly bitter since I didnt hit my efficiencies and forgot to adjust the hopping rates :) but still very good, and close to the taste of the real thing...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-15-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By pirate252
Using TUMS Antacid for water modification

I cant believe I cant find anything on this in a search, but want to confirm I can use tums antacid's (crushed up) as a substitute for chalk/calcium carbonate, since that's what they are.

OK to...
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