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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-14-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,317
Posted By porterguy
Look up "No-chill brewing" on this forum (also...

Look up "No-chill brewing" on this forum (also covered in last issue of BYO). It won't cut your time in half, but it does shave up to about an hour. Basically, you run your hot wort, right after...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-05-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By porterguy
I'm going with the 3944 yeast. But what can I add...

I'm going with the 3944 yeast. But what can I add to darken it without seriously changing the flavor profile? More black wheat? Some debittered Belgian?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-04-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By porterguy
Dark Wit help

I'm trying to make a dark wit beer. I do mostly clone recipes, so I'm ;looking for some feedback/assistance. My grain bill currently looks like this:

3 lb. Pilsen
3 lb. Wheat
.75 lb. Munich
.50...
Forum: For Sale 07-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By porterguy
Free Bottles- St. Charles (Chicago area)

I have about 8 cases worth of bottles (mostly in six-packs). All rinsed out. Still with original labels.

PM me if interested.:mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By porterguy
Conversion Help

I'm trying to convert to an AG recipe.

What does 2/3 lb. of "dutch light dried extract" convert to for AG?
How about 4 lbs. Northwestern Gold Extract Syrup converted to AG? They're both used...
Forum: Group Buys 04-20-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,522
Posted By porterguy
Anyone else in the far west suburbs (St. Charles...

Anyone else in the far west suburbs (St. Charles for me) want to try and coordinate a pickup? I work in Palatine area, so that's a possibility, too. Let me know!

Porterguy
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-27-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By porterguy
I was looking at a Belgian yeast, either WLP 530...

I was looking at a Belgian yeast, either WLP 530 or Wyeast 1762.
Hops are:

.5 oz. Northern Brewer (8.5%AA) @ 60 min.
.3 oz.Hallertauer (4%AA) @ 60 min.
.25 Hallertauer ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-27-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By porterguy
Thanks, I guess that would have helped. How...

Thanks, I guess that would have helped.

How about for 5.5 gallons?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-27-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By porterguy
Recipe Modification

What is recommended if I want to brew this recipe but just want a lower ABV, like in the 6.5% range? It's 8.3% as listed with no changes.

The grain bill:
10 lbs. Pilsener
23 oz. Munich
23 oz....
Forum: Group Buys 02-26-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 17,037
Posted By porterguy
Almost March

A ways back in this thread there was a rumor that the next group buy (#10 by my count) might be in March.

So...any truth to that rumor? I could use several sacks of grain. I just couldn't bring...
Forum: Want to Buy 01-25-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By porterguy
Corona style mill

I wore mine out :confused:(metal fatigue in a DIY power drill hook-up). I'm in the Chicago area.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 806
Posted By porterguy
Po-Jama Party Porter

Started as a clone of the Gatekeeper recipe in the last issue of BYO, but after realizing I didn't have the same grains available, here's what the grain bill looks like. I'm also doing BIAB.

6.5...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-30-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By porterguy
"Base grain" options

I missed the last bulk group buy.

The only grains I have left in bulk are Wheat, Munich, and Pilsen (10-15 lbs of each).

Any recipe suggestions for any porters, stouts, or brown ales that I can...
Forum: For Sale 10-06-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By porterguy
FREE BOTTLES-St. Charles

Six (6) cases of 12 oz. longneck brown bottles. Rinsed. Miscellaneous labels. Send PM
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-14-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 55,955
Posted By porterguy
Has Ed ever made any? I mean, after that first...

Has Ed ever made any? I mean, after that first batch?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-14-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,862
Posted By porterguy
Anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of...

Anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

Do a search for "NO CHILL brewing".
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-14-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,740
Posted By porterguy
Cleaning up, etc. Besides, if I sit down SWMBO...

Cleaning up, etc. Besides, if I sit down SWMBO will appear out of nowhere with a request that I do...something other than relax.:rolleyes:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-14-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By porterguy
Don't Brew in the Dark

Can somebody please give me a RDWHAHB?:(

I'm a confirmed BIAB brewer, and brew in my old, no-electricity, detached garage. No problem. I brew with the door open so I have enough daylight.

Last...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-13-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By porterguy
Thanks, I will proceed accordingly.:mug:

Thanks, I will proceed accordingly.:mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By porterguy
Stout bottling question

I'm making a clone of Mackeson XXX Stout (from the Clone Brews book), and it says bottle with:

2/3 cup corn sugar
2 oz. lactose

Does that mean both, or is it either/or?

Thanks!
Forum: Sour Ale 08-16-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,452
Posted By porterguy
This sounds very tasty and tempting. I haven't...

This sounds very tasty and tempting. I haven't ever done a sour, so I'm looking forward to hearing how this turns out.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-13-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,051
Posted By porterguy
If you're in an area to get in on a group buy...

If you're in an area to get in on a group buy (easy to find in most larger metro areas) you can get a 55 lb. bag of two-row for a ridiculously low price/lb. But you need to move to crushing/grinding...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-02-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,275
Posted By porterguy
I usually join a group buy to get 50 or 55lb bags...

I usually join a group buy to get 50 or 55lb bags of base grains. 2-row, Maris Otter, Pilsener, Munich, and wheat. other grains I usually buy anywhere from 2-5 lbs at a time, depending on frequency...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-02-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,849
Posted By porterguy
If nobody suggested it yet, take a look at the...

If nobody suggested it yet, take a look at the BIAB (Brew In A Bag) method of AG brewing. It's originally an Aussie method. For many of us, BIAB was a quick , easy, low-cost move to AG brewing....
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-29-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,102
Posted By porterguy
I ALWAYS do a 90 minute mash and a 90 minute boil...

I ALWAYS do a 90 minute mash and a 90 minute boil with BIAB (read that on one of the Aussie BIAB sites).
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