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Forum: General Techniques 11-02-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,303
Posted By menisale
I know this is an old thread. I forgot my 30...

I know this is an old thread.

I forgot my 30 minute hop addition in my brown. I'm pressure cooking wort tomorrow for my starters so thought I would throw in a jar of brown with hops in it. Because...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-31-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 209,881
Posted By menisale
Heat tape was the recommendation of my...

Heat tape was the recommendation of my electrician. I was planning on the coolbot because they have been so instrumental in my planning for my cooler.

Your thoughts on this are greatly...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-29-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 209,881
Posted By menisale
Heat tape?

Do you think wrapping the thermostat sensor with heat tape would work versus investing in a coolbot? Cost of $10 vs $400.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-17-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,501
Posted By menisale
I'm looking to brew this next Thursday. Any...

I'm looking to brew this next Thursday. Any updates on your successes and failures?
Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 209,881
Posted By menisale
Irrenarzt, thank you for your reply. It jives...

Irrenarzt, thank you for your reply. It jives with the information that I got from Ron.

I sent an email to Ron from Coolbot, what a great resource he is. if anyone is looking to build a cooler...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-18-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 372,892
Posted By menisale
Wirehead, I love the Christmas lights idea. I...

Wirehead, I love the Christmas lights idea. I have the controller but was planning on the cool bot but no more. You just saved me 300 clams.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-17-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 209,881
Posted By menisale
I've been researching building a cooler in my...

I've been researching building a cooler in my garage to replace my 5 tap keezer and full size frig. The cooler would be 36" x 63" x 7' high. It would also act as a temperature control for an...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
Posted By menisale
I made 22 G of it last night and look forward to...

I made 22 G of it last night and look forward to trying it in a couple of weeks.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-25-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
Posted By menisale
did you ever brew the all Columbus IPA? I'm...

did you ever brew the all Columbus IPA? I'm thinking of doing one this Thursday.
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 09-12-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 329,400
Posted By menisale
I did a side by side tasting of my Old World...

I did a side by side tasting of my Old World Pious vs Westmalle 8 and Rochefort 10. I had brewed the Old World on March 30 and then bottled in July, so still a little young in the bottle. So it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-15-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 29,530
Posted By menisale
So I made this with the cold steeping back on...

So I made this with the cold steeping back on June 22 and just drank it for the first time last night. Incredible! All of the coffee and chocolate flavor but without the astringency that comes from...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-12-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By menisale
Do check it out. Jeff Bagby, former director of...

Do check it out. Jeff Bagby, former director of brewing operations at Pizza Port will be hosting the VIP tent and it will have great specialty and hard to get brews from around the country. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-11-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By menisale
I'm in Carlsbad as well and need to get more...

I'm in Carlsbad as well and need to get more connected to local homebrewers.

Also, a great beer event coming in our area. Great list of brewers, best VIP tent ever and all proceeds go to local...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 07-11-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,927
Posted By menisale
As a San Diego Homebrew Club, I wanted to make...

As a San Diego Homebrew Club, I wanted to make sure you are all aware of the BrewFest Encinitas. 100% of proceeds go to charity. A great brewery line-up and one of the best VIP tents ever.
...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-28-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,638
Posted By menisale
Yes, the MoreBeer conical was what made me...

Yes, the MoreBeer conical was what made me wonder. I'm going to try and go see one this weekend to see how they do it.

My concern was getting good contact because all I've read is about how...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-26-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,638
Posted By menisale
Peltier effect temperature control (TEC) for fermenter?

You appear to have great knowledge in the area of peltier effect and TEC.

Has anyone attached the TEC directly to the fermenter? Cooling with the metal to metal contact with heat sink. I have a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-21-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 29,530
Posted By menisale
Cold Steeping my dark grains.

I'm brewing this again tomorrow. It will be my 3rd go round with this recipe. I obviously like this recipe. they have all been incredible.

I'm doing a 12.5 G batch and have a 10 G igloo MT, so...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-12-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 29,530
Posted By menisale
I still have a number of 22 OZ bottles left from...

I still have a number of 22 OZ bottles left from my August brew and it is incredible. IMHO this is a great beer fresh but really hits a new level at about the 9 month mark. The roast really comes...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 05-29-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 37,400
Posted By menisale
I'm going to brew a 10 G batch of Saison this...

I'm going to brew a 10 G batch of Saison this Saturday and split the batch between a normal Saison and the Saison Brett.

The Boulevard websites says they bottle conditioned with various yeasts,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By menisale
I have the problem of the grain stinking to high...

I have the problem of the grain stinking to high h--l for a couple of weeks. How do you keep the smell down? i want to keep it and compost it.
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 03-31-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 329,400
Posted By menisale
Has anyone done natural carbonation with this...

Has anyone done natural carbonation with this brew? I canned the final 5/8 G and plan on adding it at bottling.

Any thoughts?
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 03-31-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 329,400
Posted By menisale
Just did the traditional. 8.8 Gallons. Pre...

Just did the traditional. 8.8 Gallons. Pre fermenter it tastes incredible. I also did the 3/4 gallons reduction but made it 1.5 G. WOW was that incredible.

Ended with a 1.094 SG after boil.
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Forum: English Brown Ale 03-26-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 87,582
Posted By menisale
I made this recipe back in November. Sitting...

I made this recipe back in November. Sitting here at work drinking a bottle of it. It continues to improve. My LHBS raved over it. My only problem was I massed at too low of a temperature so it...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 03-25-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 329,400
Posted By menisale
Do I make the new world or the old world recipe? ...

Do I make the new world or the old world recipe?

I'm going to brew one of them this Friday but trying to decide which one. I've brewed the new world twice with excellent results. thinking...
Forum: India Pale Ale 03-15-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 79,711
Posted By menisale
I brewed the west coast blaster on 2/16. I...

I brewed the west coast blaster on 2/16. I kegged and bottled on 3/11. The sample tasted quite nice. It didn't seem to have the same complexity as the IRA but seems like a cleaner style.

OG...
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