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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-19-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,296
Posted By Pelican521
Ok, well I'm brewing another IPA again tomorrow...

Ok, well I'm brewing another IPA again tomorrow (gulp)... I went ahead and bought a kegging system and hoping for the best.

The recipe is very similar to the last IPA I brewed which tasted great...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-17-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Pelican521
Ok, I thought it was odd with it bumping up the...

Ok, I thought it was odd with it bumping up the IBUs... I tweaked the recipe slightly and moved the steep additions back to "boil -0min" (for my own peace of mind) and upped the 60 min Columbus to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-17-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Pelican521
Hey Ned, I do a partial mash and my tun can only...

Hey Ned, I do a partial mash and my tun can only hold 5.75 lbs of grain, so that's why I have the DME.

This is my 5 or so attempt at my perfect IPA. Up till now, they all suffered from horrible...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-16-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Pelican521
First time hop stand and IPA recipe advice?

Hi all, In my quest to brew the perfect IPA, I wanted to try my hand at doing a hop stand for an IPA recipe. I sort of loosely formulated after checking out some Heady Topper as well as other...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By Pelican521
Did you happen to pour the yeast sediment when...

Did you happen to pour the yeast sediment when you poured your beer? I noticed on one of my IPAs that oxidized, the yeast sediment turned a dark grey color as well when I was dumping them. Now I pour...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Pelican521
I just brewed a chocolate oatmeal stout and used...

I just brewed a chocolate oatmeal stout and used a half pound of lactose. To me it's almost too much, and gives it a fake sweet taste. It's only been bottled for 2 weeks so things may change a bit....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By Pelican521
Hey GtG, I've been struggling with the same issue...

Hey GtG, I've been struggling with the same issue with my IPAs as well (along with many others). I've done a lot of googling and from what I've read, it's oxidation that's the culprit.

Here's a...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-11-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Pelican521
Well here's an update to my own question... I...

Well here's an update to my own question... I went outside to look at them an not only are there millions of aphids on the edges of the screen but all over the hops themselves. I couldn't get myself...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-11-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Pelican521
Thanks DT, not sure if I should use them now as I...

Thanks DT, not sure if I should use them now as I left them outside overnight and it was a damp night. I could bring them back in but is it ok to use them with that sooty mold?
Forum: Hops Growing 09-11-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Pelican521
Holy crap, they're everywhere!!! I had my cones...

Holy crap, they're everywhere!!! I had my cones drying down in my family room on a large screen with a dehumidifier going, so I picked it up and put it outside. I guess this crop is lost, what a...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-10-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Pelican521
Ok thanks. Is it ok if some of the internal...

Ok thanks. Is it ok if some of the internal leaves have black spots. You can sort of see what I meant in close up shot. Is it mold?
Forum: Hops Growing 09-10-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Pelican521
Cascade harvest, do these look ok?

Hi all, I just harvested my 2nd year cascade and wanted to make sure I didn't let them go too long. I was holding off cause they didn't seem ready and then we had a heat wave here in the northeast.
...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-07-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Pelican521
CT cascade harvest time?

Hi all, I have a second year cascade that I've been eyeing to harvest for a week or so now. They feel/sound a somewhat papery to the touch, but when I open them they're still a bit plant-like, and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Pelican521
I'll let you know how things turn out. I pulled a...

I'll let you know how things turn out. I pulled a sample before I added the nibs and it tasted pretty good so we'll see what the nibs add to it. I plan on bottling later this week.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-23-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By Pelican521
I was adding an organic fertilizer up till end of...

I was adding an organic fertilizer up till end of July. My other two plant's cones look great (cascade & nugget). Just my centennial had this problem. I opened some cones the other day and saw some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-23-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Pelican521
Well, I went ahead and roasted them at 170 for...

Well, I went ahead and roasted them at 170 for five minutes, turned the oven off and left them in for another 10 minutes. They smell amazing!!! So much more chocolate aroma than not being roasted....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-23-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Pelican521
Hmmmm, what to do... I'm not as worried about...

Hmmmm, what to do... I'm not as worried about getting nasties, as the vodka should kill anything. I just want to get the best chocolate flavor from the nibs. Is this like the primary and secondary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-23-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Pelican521
Oh, yeah, I plan on soaking in vodka overnight.

Oh, yeah, I plan on soaking in vodka overnight.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-23-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Pelican521
Cacao nibs-do I need to bake?

I got a 4 oz pack of cacao nibs from morebeer.com, it doesn't say if they've been roasted. Do I or should I roast them in the oven before I add them to my choc stout? My stout has reached FG.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-21-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By Pelican521
I'm in CT and my Centennial hops look identical...

I'm in CT and my Centennial hops look identical as well. My Cascades look great and just about ready and don't have the same browning symptoms. Same as you, I felt they weren't ready to be picked but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Pelican521
No problem man. I bought mine from amazon as...

No problem man. I bought mine from amazon as well.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Pelican521
Yep, it's pretty simple once you get it built....

Yep, it's pretty simple once you get it built. Here's a thread on the build:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/extra-fridge-temp-control-question-399794/

And here's a thread that will help with the...
Forum: General Techniques 08-14-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,667
Posted By Pelican521
Thanks again for your responses Yooper (and...

Thanks again for your responses Yooper (and Francis). Yooper, you have commented on my before and after pics of one of my IPAs in a separate post saying they look like two completely beers :(

As...
Forum: General Techniques 08-14-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,667
Posted By Pelican521
Ran into this thread last night and read it all....

Ran into this thread last night and read it all. Sounds like exactly what's going on with my IPAs. My brewing techniques are pretty solid, i.e. healthy yeast starters, proper pitching temps, temp...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,296
Posted By Pelican521
Ok here's an update to this thread. Since then I...

Ok here's an update to this thread. Since then I brewed another IPA, that was even a hair lighter (I used crystal 20 instead of 40). For this new batch I didn't rack to a secondary and fermented and...
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