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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-05-2006, 09:19 PM
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Posted By mpetty
Looks great. I love my California common, but it...

Looks great. I love my California common, but it sure would make a crappy wine.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-23-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,949
Posted By mpetty
Just like Walker, I only own this and the...

Just like Walker, I only own this and the Complete Joy. Designing Great Beers is simply the best resource anyone can purchase to help them understand just exactly what each of the ingredients and...
Forum: General Techniques 03-23-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By mpetty
Yeah, I think you forgot decimal points and a few...

Yeah, I think you forgot decimal points and a few other things. Either that or you are a very clueless commercial brewer.

IBU's are a measure of bitterness, to calculate them, you need to know...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,640
Posted By mpetty
There are no disadvantages. You can acheive the...

There are no disadvantages. You can acheive the same efficiencies, but obviously it will take some time to figure out how to do that with your system.

My first time I got an eff of 67%, after...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-20-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By mpetty
It is only an issue when fly sparging, because as...

It is only an issue when fly sparging, because as mentioned, you do not want to develop channels.

You can avoid the entire issue by batch sparging, and achieve the same efficiencies. Do a Google...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-13-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By mpetty
Insulate the top of the mash tun to solve that...

Insulate the top of the mash tun to solve that problem.

Also, when batch sparging, an automated stirrer could probably grab a couple more efficiency points for you.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-13-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By mpetty
Just FYI, but you're only going to get 5 or 6...

Just FYI, but you're only going to get 5 or 6 holes out of a step bit. A hole saw will go faster (cutting less material), and you will get many more holes out of it (at least 10), not to mention...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-08-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,026
Posted By mpetty
I cut the tops of out my kegs with an angle...

I cut the tops of out my kegs with an angle grinder. The first one took 20 minutes, but now I've got my technique down and can get it done in half that.

I drilled holes using a bimetal hole saw. ...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-08-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By mpetty
I like the Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. Get a...

I like the Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. Get a pint bottle!
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-06-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,912
Posted By mpetty
Apparrently I am a beer snob because when I taste...

Apparrently I am a beer snob because when I taste a beer, I talk about the flavors, and because I do not like the same beers one of my friends likes.

What a crock of ****.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,999
Posted By mpetty
This is the WINE forum. The BEER forum has a...

This is the WINE forum.

The BEER forum has a recipe section of its own.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,134
Posted By mpetty
Well, MGD allegedly won't skunk because they use...

Well, MGD allegedly won't skunk because they use hop extracts instead of hops. Apparently, whatever is getting skunked stays in the hop cone with the creation of a hop extract.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By mpetty
As has been said previously, the name "bitter" is...

As has been said previously, the name "bitter" is just to distinguish the beer from a mild. The only difference between bitter, special bitter, and extra special bitter, is initial gravity readings....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-24-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By mpetty
Yes, I got it. I think I'll go ahead and...

Yes, I got it.

I think I'll go ahead and throw in an ounce or two of moravian black.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-24-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By mpetty
I searched BYO's site but that recipe isn't...

I searched BYO's site but that recipe isn't available online. Would it be too much trouble to find the article and post the grain/hop bill?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-24-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By mpetty
American India Brown Ale

So I came up with an idea last night for an American India Brown Ale. Basically, an American brown ale with an OG of 1.070, 70 IBU's (using American hops), and SRM of 30-36. Here is a recipe I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By mpetty
Not really. Hot side aeration is only a worry...

Not really. Hot side aeration is only a worry before the boil, and its effects don't manifest themselves until your beer has been conditioning for 3-4 months.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-21-2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By mpetty
I just transferred my amber ale into one of those...

I just transferred my amber ale into one of those water cooler tanks. They are the same sort of plastic that the Better Bottle products are made from. Yes, it is oxygen permeable, but everyone...
Forum: General Techniques 02-21-2006, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By mpetty
Ok, got a link with an explanation of how those...

Ok, got a link with an explanation of how those variables affect attenuation? Or a book recommendation?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-20-2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,561
Posted By mpetty
General rule of thumb: Not less than 1/2 inch and...

General rule of thumb: Not less than 1/2 inch and not more than 2 inches. I use a bottle filler, and on a standard bottle, it is pretty close 1.25 inches of headspace. It is less on stubbies and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-20-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By mpetty
You could always call/email the manufacturer.

You could always call/email the manufacturer.
Forum: General Techniques 02-20-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By mpetty
No, the FG is lower than it should be. The beer...

No, the FG is lower than it should be. The beer is over-attenuated.

Even if it was spot-on, I need to review calculating and planning for the correct attenuation.
Forum: General Techniques 02-20-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By mpetty
Hitting Target Attenuation

Hey guys -

I just transferred by amber ale to secondary, but I missed by final gravity by 2 or 4 points. That is certainly nothing to worry about, but now technically I am outside of the style...
Forum: General Techniques 02-20-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,979
Posted By mpetty
But only homebrewers use gravity points. ...

But only homebrewers use gravity points. Everyone else uses Plato.
Forum: General Techniques 02-20-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By mpetty
Cold conditioning ales is fine so long as...

Cold conditioning ales is fine so long as fermentation has completed. It will clear up nicer, and chill haze will not happen.
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