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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By ReefkprZ
I think you'll be ok with the steep temp, but did...

I think you'll be ok with the steep temp, but did you sparge your steeping grains? if not like a previous poster mentioned you might wind up a little thin. not by much though since they are really...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By ReefkprZ
And just for all the doubters out there......

And just for all the doubters out there... Brewing DOES make life better. its been cloudy for a week, an hour into the beer session and the sun came out..... so much for the rapture.......
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ReefkprZ
its grains, and yes I steeped it for a full hour....

its grains, and yes I steeped it for a full hour. I'm now onto the boil, filtering out the grains is always a challenge for me as my setup leaves a lot to be desired for using grains that aren't in a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ReefkprZ
When I was designing this recipe my thoughts...

When I was designing this recipe my thoughts were. "Black and simple" the parameters actually fell inline with a dry porter purely by accident. the IBU is about .3 low (If I'm going by competition...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By ReefkprZ
another rainy day: out of work time to brew.

so I grabbed a 4 pack of guinness and a belgian wit. now I'm going to brew and drink beer. Todays recipe will be....

"Basic Black" my own dry stout.

very simple recipe

3.3lbs breiss dark DME...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-05-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,134
Posted By ReefkprZ
we are fortunate here there is a very local (7...

we are fortunate here there is a very local (7 blocks from my house) beer store that has over 100 different beers and iot ssuch a popular spot to buy beer the stock is pretty much always fresh on the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-02-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 173
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Posted By ReefkprZ
:ban:

:ban:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,671
Posted By ReefkprZ
as PTray mentioned you want the headspace to keep...

as PTray mentioned you want the headspace to keep your yeast in the fermentation chamber, if you go with too little headspace your going to lose enough yeast that your yeast is going to strain itself...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-02-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,134
Posted By ReefkprZ
my Rye IPA has been in bottles for several...

my Rye IPA has been in bottles for several months, and it tastes better every time I drink it. but my home brews are stored at 55F in the dark.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-02-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,817
Posted By ReefkprZ
I am completely not jealous at all. sorry such a...

I am completely not jealous at all. sorry such a tool lives down the way from you.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By ReefkprZ
nope its generally not needed. I only use a...

nope its generally not needed. I only use a secondary for dry hopping (some use it for fruiting their fruit beers) secondary used to be primarily to get it off the yeast before it autolysed now its...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-28-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,337
Posted By ReefkprZ
if water sales are pitching over your beers sales...

if water sales are pitching over your beers sales its a sign that your beer is crap.

I can see the logic for making a better N/A beer line I have a friend who loves good beer but has a bad liver...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-20-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By ReefkprZ
I would run with this. also If you sample your...

I would run with this. also If you sample your beer the same day as the judging you will taste the same thing the judges are tasting, make notes, when you get your feedback/results, you'll be able to...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-20-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 706
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Posted By ReefkprZ
superfluous post, love the setup. I wish I...

superfluous post,

love the setup. I wish I had the time and money for a bitchin' setup like that.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-17-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,041
Posted By ReefkprZ
some of the places I stop in look at me weird...

some of the places I stop in look at me weird when I ask for my draft in a warm glass. I don't bother explaining it.
Forum: Introductions 04-17-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By ReefkprZ
burns are no fun I hope your hand is alright. I...

burns are no fun I hope your hand is alright. I have experienced a 3rd degree burn on my chest it was a long 8 months of healing.

I wouldn't use commercial ice in my wort, nor would I use ice made...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-16-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,245
Posted By ReefkprZ
is it still fermenting? or are you bottling? I...

is it still fermenting? or are you bottling? I have found cold crashing helps clear a LOT. I still havent succefully gotten to the "filtered" look of clarity. but I have definitely dialed it back...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By ReefkprZ
I've created over the top recipes for the certain...

I've created over the top recipes for the certain style, and that's definitely an ok thing in my mind, I think one person describe the potential result as "downright chewy"..... I have also made...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By ReefkprZ
of course because "its 1 louder than 10"

of course because "its 1 louder than 10"
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,041
Posted By ReefkprZ
we have some amazing taplines around here, as...

we have some amazing taplines around here, as well as a few local (micro) breweries, so even if the bartender only replies "its a micro brew" when I ask what style beer the unidentified tap is. the...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By ReefkprZ
I dont think planting one to a large pot would be...

I dont think planting one to a large pot would be a problem. but root impaction from two would make growth stunted and separation would stunt them again when you damaged the roots replanting. 1...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-14-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By ReefkprZ
most hydrometers are calibrated to 60 degrees, so...

most hydrometers are calibrated to 60 degrees, so if your taking a sample of wort at 75 degrees the gravity will be lower, if your taking a sample at 50 degrees your reading will be higher. doesn't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-13-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By ReefkprZ
I had too much grain to fit in a bag for this...

I had too much grain to fit in a bag for this batch so I made a filter that worked awesome. dumped it all back into the pot after filtering it out then sparged hit my OG right on the head. I'll let...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-13-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By ReefkprZ
90 degrees from the sample pane, so above and...

90 degrees from the sample pane, so above and just forward of the refractometer. which is why natural light (the sun) works best, first it contains the full spectrum of light so the light has the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-12-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,512
Posted By ReefkprZ
I use a 2 quart pitcher with markings at each 1/4...

I use a 2 quart pitcher with markings at each 1/4 quart. I have also brewed in my pot enough I can fill it by eye and be dead on my target amount give or take a cup. which is close enough because...
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