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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-19-2012, 03:31 AM
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Posted By Batinse
Thanks, bnuttz!

Thanks, bnuttz!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Batinse
It's not too long. As others have said, you could...

It's not too long. As others have said, you could get it out sooner but there's nothing to worry about it staying in longer. It won't hurt a damn thing.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-22-2011, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Batinse
English IPAs are typically much less bitter,...

English IPAs are typically much less bitter, lower ABV and maltier than their American cousins. American IPAs are also typically (but not always) much drier, so mashed at a lower temperature (like...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-20-2011, 04:53 AM
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Posted By Batinse
I use both EZ Cap bottles and Grolsch bottles...

I use both EZ Cap bottles and Grolsch bottles (some with original seals) and I couldn't be happier with them. I've never noticed any leaking and they look great (with labels removed!).

Any...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Batinse
You have made beer. It may even be delicious....

You have made beer. It may even be delicious. Congratulations on your first batch!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-19-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,783
Posted By Batinse
Right. So I added 15 g Gypsum (roughly two...

Right. So I added 15 g Gypsum (roughly two heaping teaspoons), 3 g CaCl (almost a tsp) and 4g Epsom Salt (1/2 tsp?) to my water for Yooper's DFH 60' IPA clone. Hard to tell how the bitterness is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-16-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Batinse
Hey TimT...I found some at Famous Foods, on...

Hey TimT...I found some at Famous Foods, on Kingsway between Knight and Victoria St. Grab some there next time you're in town. I haven't mingled with the VHA yet, but I've been itching. Maybe this...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-16-2011, 03:25 AM
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Posted By Batinse
I've bottled cider in champagne bottles, and yes,...

I've bottled cider in champagne bottles, and yes, you can use them. My LHBS sells reusable plastic corks and wire cages you can use to seal them--without a capper. It takes a bit longer than pop-tops...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-16-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Batinse
+1 to those saying not to replace spent grains...

+1 to those saying not to replace spent grains with flour. I've made spent grain bread before and it's quite tasty, but adding about a cup is all you should be after--and as an extra, the way you'd...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-16-2011, 01:34 AM
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Posted By Batinse
So, my LHBS doesn't have Calcium Chloride--I...

So, my LHBS doesn't have Calcium Chloride--I picked up a kilo of Gypsum though. Can I use the same stuff they have at gardening stores? Does it have to have a "food-grade" label or anything?

Can I...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 12-15-2011, 09:42 PM
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Posted By Batinse
I'm just about ready to place an order (thanks,...

I'm just about ready to place an order (thanks, it works now) but I want to make sure you ship with USPS so I don't get nailed with brokerage fees at the border (I'm getting a false bottom too!). Do...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-15-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Batinse
It's hard to tell what it is unless you can be...

It's hard to tell what it is unless you can be more specific about the off-flavour you taste (especially since it's so early yet). With the information at hand I'm thinking ferm temps and/or...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-15-2011, 02:46 AM
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Posted By Batinse
CUPE Local 2278, reporting.

CUPE Local 2278, reporting.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-14-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,783
Posted By Batinse
Thanks y'all. That's some great advice. I'm...

Thanks y'all. That's some great advice. I'm excited to see how my upcoming IPA turns out.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 12-14-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Batinse
Is your site down? I can't access my cart or add...

Is your site down? I can't access my cart or add items to it!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,070
Posted By Batinse
Lol. Yes. The well-reasoned, cool-headed, and...

Lol. Yes. The well-reasoned, cool-headed, and not-at-all deliberately incendiary OP that is in no way spoiling for a fight.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-13-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,783
Posted By Batinse
Ahh that makes sense. Thanks, Yooper.

Ahh that makes sense. Thanks, Yooper.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-13-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,783
Posted By Batinse
So, 6g gypsum and 6g CaSO4 to the mash only? For,...

So, 6g gypsum and 6g CaSO4 to the mash only? For, say, a certain someone's 60 min IPA recipe?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-13-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,783
Posted By Batinse
Actually, according to ezcalc, I should be adding...

Actually, according to ezcalc, I should be adding 6g of gypsum each (about 1 1/2 tsp) to the mash and sparge water, or 3 tsp total. And 8g total of Calcium Chloride and 4g total Epsom salt. Does that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-13-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,783
Posted By Batinse
OMG the water!

So, I've been making pretty decent beer for a couple of years, but my IPAs and especially IIPAs have been missing that characteristic sharp hop bittering attack I wanted. Even my pale ales--still...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-08-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By Batinse
In the olden days it was also marketed as a rye...

In the olden days it was also marketed as a rye beer. The flavour is very lightly smoked, but it's not a "smoked beer" by any means. I haven't had it since they were bought out, though.

Shame,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-08-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By Batinse
Raftman is a rye beer if I remember correctly--I...

Raftman is a rye beer if I remember correctly--I used to live in Montreal and even did some promor work for Unibroue. Add a touch of smoked malt, some rye malt, 2-row, touch of crystal and wheat and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2011, 10:50 PM
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Posted By Batinse
I usually like to ferment my beers cool, which in...

I usually like to ferment my beers cool, which in general results in a crisp, clean palate--especially good for IPAs and most APAs. I would also do this my dry stouts (like Guinness). I might ferment...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-06-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 145,676
Posted By Batinse
So, I just finished sending my KTG clone to the...

So, I just finished sending my KTG clone to the fermentor with about 7L worth of starter. O.G. 1.105. In case anyone is considering brewing a Russian Imperial Stout, let me offer you a piece of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-05-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 145,676
Posted By Batinse
Brewing a batch of this as we speak! Preboil...

Brewing a batch of this as we speak! Preboil S.G.: 1.093. Oh yeah.
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