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Forum: Extract Brewing 07-20-2014, 03:39 PM
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Posted By CraigKing
I'm still brewing partial mashes + extracts and I...

I'm still brewing partial mashes + extracts and I use a 7.5gal kettle. I usually start with about 4.25gal of water. At the end of the boil, I'm usually down to around 4gals. Then I top off with 1gal...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 07-20-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 344,134
Posted By CraigKing
Forgive me for not reading the hundreds of posts...

Forgive me for not reading the hundreds of posts thus far, but is this recipe still current for the extract version? Have their been any updates?

Has anyone tried using some darker malts to get...
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,596
Posted By CraigKing
Quick update a month later - I've almost drank my...

Quick update a month later - I've almost drank my last few bottles from this batch. It was a very good beer. I'm planning to brew it again this weekend.
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 129,953
Posted By CraigKing
Interesting feedback. I ended up brewing this...

Interesting feedback. I ended up brewing this recipe last week and used the Chinook in place of the Columbus hops. I have another week before transferring to secondary, so hopefully between now and...
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-13-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 129,953
Posted By CraigKing
Alright, maybe I'm getting confused here. CTZ =...

Alright, maybe I'm getting confused here. CTZ = Columbus ?
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-10-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 129,953
Posted By CraigKing
So... would Chinook be a suitable replacement for...

So... would Chinook be a suitable replacement for Columbus in this recipe?
Forum: Hops Growing 07-10-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By CraigKing
Actually, most of the pictures of the cones...

Actually, most of the pictures of the cones seemed slightly different to me?

For the leaves, most of them had 5 leaves, but the pictures still looked different to me?
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-10-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 129,953
Posted By CraigKing
Stopped by my LHBS to pick up my supplies and...

Stopped by my LHBS to pick up my supplies and they did not have Columbus hops. The suggested Chinook as an alternative. Any thoughts on how that will affect the final product? Chinook and Columbus...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-10-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By CraigKing
:smack: Crap - of the varieties listed that...

:smack: Crap - of the varieties listed that include pictures of the leaves, most of them have a 5-leaf pattern.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-09-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By CraigKing
It looked like all of the leaves were the same. I...

It looked like all of the leaves were the same. I pulled a couple of the bigger ones off. Attached is a picture. The main stem had a rough texture to it. Tiny little prickles on it. No cones yet.
...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-08-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By CraigKing
Snipped a couple leaves today - will upload the...

Snipped a couple leaves today - will upload the pictures shortly and see if they yield any identifiable results.
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By CraigKing
I'm going to attempt a partial mash version of...

I'm going to attempt a partial mash version of this beer from a recipe I found on here. I'm pretty excited about it.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By CraigKing
Thanks for the link. I'll look through those...

Thanks for the link. I'll look through those pictures and see if any of mine match or are similar.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-07-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,397
Posted By CraigKing
Vendor should remove the links - they no longer...

Vendor should remove the links - they no longer work.
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-07-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,867
Posted By CraigKing
I'm a fan of black IPAs!

I'm a fan of black IPAs!
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-07-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 129,953
Posted By CraigKing
Planning to start brewing this recipe this week!...

Planning to start brewing this recipe this week! Started making a shopping list .... that's a lot of hops!
Forum: Hops Growing 07-07-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By CraigKing
Interesting - I did not know about ornamental...

Interesting - I did not know about ornamental varieties of hops. When making a hop-tea, do you still need to dry the hops like you normally would to brew with them?
Forum: Hops Growing 07-06-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By CraigKing
How to identify unknown hop vines?

My neighbor informed me that he has some hop vines growing, but he didn't plant them. Apparently the previous owner of his house planted them. Anyway, they keep growing year after year at his place....
Forum: Introductions 07-06-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By CraigKing
Greetings from another Pennsylvania Home Brewer!

Greetings from another Pennsylvania Home Brewer!
Forum: India Pale Ale 06-19-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 129,953
Posted By CraigKing
x2

x2
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-17-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By CraigKing
I hadn't thought about that. Instead of opening...

I hadn't thought about that. Instead of opening the bottles, letting them vent, then re-capping. Any advantages to putting them all back into a bottling bucket?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-17-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By CraigKing
Agreed, I'm going to reduce the amount of priming...

Agreed, I'm going to reduce the amount of priming sugar I use as well.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-17-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By CraigKing
Got home from work today and found that another...

Got home from work today and found that another 22oz bottle blew up.

With some safety glasses on, I transferred all of the remaining bottles to a cooler, and put them on ice. I'm just going to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-16-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By CraigKing
Bumping this thread back up. I've had 2...

Bumping this thread back up.

I've had 2 bottle bombs thus far from a batch I made back in January. It is an imperial chocolate stout, so I was trying to cellar it till this coming winter. However,...
Forum: India Pale Ale 06-15-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 129,953
Posted By CraigKing
Forgive me for not reading every post to see if...

Forgive me for not reading every post to see if it was already mentioned, but how would you change the hop boil schedule if you were using pellets instead of whole leaf? Thanks
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