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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-18-2013, 02:43 AM
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Posted By charlesmartin
My 2nd AG Keg Just Kicked

my 1st ag was good (black ipa). the second (falconer's citra ipa) was fantastic...and the keg just kicked. a very sad moment.

two things that took my brews from good to great
1-extract to ag...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By charlesmartin
6 lbs of DME sounds right for an extract esb....

6 lbs of DME sounds right for an extract esb. those grains you steeped are called specialty grains. they give the brew color, flavor, and a little mouthfeel.

try this vid:...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-21-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By charlesmartin
made a starter last week from some rinsed 1332....

made a starter last week from some rinsed 1332. brewed on sunday night. left the blowoff for monday, tuesday, and most of wednesday. on wednesday eveing, i replaced the krausen filled blowoff with an...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,289
Posted By charlesmartin
any flavor/aroma news on the 1332 APAs fermented...

any flavor/aroma news on the 1332 APAs fermented at different temps?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By charlesmartin
one tablespoon of PBW, hot water, overnight,...

one tablespoon of PBW, hot water, overnight, rinse = just like new.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-20-2012, 06:12 PM
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Views: 5,256
Posted By charlesmartin
scottland, thanks for the rapid fire thoughts. ...

scottland, thanks for the rapid fire thoughts.

-first 2 were warm shelf storage at lhbs...the rest were refrigerated
-rehydration was between 90 and 100 on all batches
-pitching temp has ranged...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-20-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,256
Posted By charlesmartin
safale us05 phenolic problems

in the past several months, i have fermented 6 batches with safale us05. all of these have had an extreme phenolic aroma/flavor. i fermented all of them in swamp coolers with temps ranging from 55 to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,299
Posted By charlesmartin
i brewed for a while without irish moss and...

i brewed for a while without irish moss and everyone commented on the amazing head retention of my brews. i have tried irish moss with my last two batches and there is no head retention whatsoever....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By charlesmartin
maybe lower mash temp?

maybe lower mash temp?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-14-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By charlesmartin
1-i just throw my hops straight into the brew. ...

1-i just throw my hops straight into the brew.
2-you can use the plastic tube the hydrometer came in for your measurements. with my first brew, i was trying all kinds of glasses and then reaized i...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-14-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By charlesmartin
when companies make extract, they are basically...

when companies make extract, they are basically doing the mashing/sparging process for you. you really have no idea of the grains, quality of grains, or temperature(s) they are using. if they mashed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By charlesmartin
If it's an extract beer, it could possibly stop...

If it's an extract beer, it could possibly stop at 020. check your gravity for a couple days straight later this week (maybe Tuesday and Wednesday), and if the gravity is still 020, then it is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By charlesmartin
sounds like a keeper to me!

sounds like a keeper to me!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,475
Posted By charlesmartin
some metallic tasting commercial beers i have...

some metallic tasting commercial beers i have experienced use hops that give them the metallic taste. as one post mentioned earlier, i think one of those hop varities might be willamete. the biggest...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-30-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By charlesmartin
i did this with 4 bottles of tha and it turned...

i did this with 4 bottles of tha and it turned out amazingly well. it just took my starter a little while to get started. pitched 2 weeks later with amazing results.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-30-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,957
Posted By charlesmartin
i know exactly what you mean. brew on! :mug:

i know exactly what you mean. brew on!
:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-30-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,957
Posted By charlesmartin
.5lb = 227grams

.5lb = 227grams
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By charlesmartin
high ferment temps will lead to a sharp alcoholic...

high ferment temps will lead to a sharp alcoholic taste.
bacterial infection could lead to gushers and sour taste.
another source of gushers would be to bottle with a fg that is too high.

at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,216
Posted By charlesmartin
PBW that stuff is amazing.

PBW
that stuff is amazing.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-28-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,406
Posted By charlesmartin
i harvested yeast from 4 tha bottles. it has been...

i harvested yeast from 4 tha bottles. it has been my best yeast experience yet. it took me about 2 weeks of stepping it up before i had enough to ferment 5 gallons of my tha clone (dead ringer from...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-27-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By charlesmartin
looks like 1.010 or possibly 1.009 to me (if it's...

looks like 1.010 or possibly 1.009 to me (if it's at 60f). not really a bad fg.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-27-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By charlesmartin
did you use bleach, c-brite, or any other...

did you use bleach, c-brite, or any other chlorine based cleaner on the tubing/fermenters/etc.? could it be your water?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-27-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,725
Posted By charlesmartin
1272

1272
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-11-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,380
Posted By charlesmartin
ozone disappearing in the sky, bud man asking us...

ozone disappearing in the sky, bud man asking us why ask why
if I could find my magazine this bug would die
I complain
China boy standing up to a tank, southern boy living in the house of yanks...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-11-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By charlesmartin
what do you use to clean your equipment? is your...

what do you use to clean your equipment? is your wort coming into contact with chlorine? i used c-brite for a bit and i feel it ruined two of my brews (very plastic band aid aroma and taste). for...
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