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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Niv
Not so, If the yeast has reached its...

Not so,

If the yeast has reached its attenuation then it's not going any further. That doesn't mean there are not moe fermentable sugars in it. You can put another higher attenuating yeast in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Niv
It will be sweet... Try a stronger yeast strain t...

It will be sweet... Try a stronger yeast strain t bring it down before you bottle. But it depends on the fermentables of course, but it since it is a kit I would think you have fermentables left. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,386
Posted By Niv
In other words, if you are trying to filter it to...

In other words, if you are trying to filter it to the point to where it is as clear as a ****ty macrobrew then you aren't going to do it naturally. They get it as cold as **** to get all the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Niv
If you added to secondary there is no need to put...

If you added to secondary there is no need to put in more sugar until you are ready to bottle or keg. It defeats the purpose. The purpose of a secondary is for it to finish all the way off and make...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Niv
Hallertauer is used a lot for wheat beers though....

Hallertauer is used a lot for wheat beers though. It's a not a strong flavor and it's not a very strong ibu. Whatever though, you can put it in whatever you want given the right quantities. ****. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Niv
Anything you want.....

Anything you want.....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,597
Posted By Niv
I'd much rather pitch it on the warm side. That's...

I'd much rather pitch it on the warm side. That's me. 50-60 is way too cold to pitch imo. I'd rather pitch it when the wort is at 80 and let it come down naturally. That's just me. It's been my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Niv
You cannot/should not cap screw off bottles. ...

You cannot/should not cap screw off bottles. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Sam Adams has the best bottles. I almost think they WANT you to use their bottles. Their labels come off...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Niv
The best thing you can do actually, if find out...

The best thing you can do actually, if find out how how much carbonation you want then boil that amount of sugar in some water. Then either pur that sugar water into your main fermenter slowly and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Niv
What bottles are you using? It makes a huge...

What bottles are you using? It makes a huge difference. I have found that you can go over quite a bit without hurting anything but it depends on how much you let your beer age and how much sugar...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Niv
I apologize for all my terrible grammar mistakes....

I apologize for all my terrible grammar mistakes. I am just getting around to doing my good cleaning (after soaking) and I hate it so much I need to be drunk to do it. I'm sure you'll all agree. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Niv
If you want to grow your own hops you better...

If you want to grow your own hops you better start pre-ordering now. They won't last long. Pre-order season has begun, they will be shipping in a month or two. Don't hesitate if you want to start...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By Niv
Looks pretty good, as long as you like it then...

Looks pretty good, as long as you like it then nothing else matters. Enjoy. bro! Congrats!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,386
Posted By Niv
Your type of bottle makes no difference. Plastic...

Your type of bottle makes no difference. Plastic bottles are fine. They'll hold the C02 as wel as anything else if not better.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,386
Posted By Niv
Filtering and natural carbing to not mix. It's...

Filtering and natural carbing to not mix. It's pointless to filter it anyway if you are naturally carbing. No matter what you do there is going to be sediment. If you are going to filter then you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By Niv
Ugh, either way this sounds gross to me. Enjoy...

Ugh, either way this sounds gross to me. Enjoy your "beer"
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Niv
Nottingham Yeast / Barleywine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgLupVk2sk0

OMG! I am in love with Nottingham. Prelude, I told Aaron, from Brewstock (in New Orleans) that I was going to use Nottingham for my first Barleywine...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-18-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Niv
it turned out fine in the end. It ended up...

it turned out fine in the end. It ended up finishing probably at about .012. I can't remember exactly but I have never had a beer finish high yet. But yes it did take a while to see some activity.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,833
Posted By Niv
I dunno, I just bought Sam Adams for a few months...

I dunno, I just bought Sam Adams for a few months and a few Grolsch type cases of bottles (500ml) from my LHBS until I built my keezer. Kegs only now, except I stash away a few 6 packs from each...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-15-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,569
Posted By Niv
As far as cleaning goes I always clean my mash...

As far as cleaning goes I always clean my mash tun and buckets etc. and run it through the wort chiller as a middle man. So I clean the tun with oxyclean type cleanser and flow that out through the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By Niv
Yeah, I'm hoping that I get just a tad bit of...

Yeah, I'm hoping that I get just a tad bit of banana from my bottle conditioning at around 74 degrees. Other than that I think I'm not going to get much esters wise. Thanks for the feedback. I'll...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Niv
Wyeast 1335 slow starter?

Ok, so I brewed my second brown ale. I made a starter yesterday out of American Ale yeast I had frozen but apparently it was frozen too long because it was doing nothing (I had good outcomes with the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-03-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By Niv
Well, I did a lot of reading an settled on around...

Well, I did a lot of reading an settled on around 64-66 and right now no esters. I've been seeing a lot of people claim hotter is better for esters so. I dunno. I think I'm just going to do hefes for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-03-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By Niv
That's good to know did the esters become more...

That's good to know did the esters become more pronounced?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-03-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By Niv
more of a tart taste but very slight.

more of a tart taste but very slight.
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