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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-08-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Pie_Man
Yes, please. I love dogs!

Yes, please. I love dogs!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Pie_Man
Extract og is easy to calculate, I suggest...

Extract og is easy to calculate, I suggest reading howtobrew.com for instructions. If you added top up water, your readings are likely off. Temperature of the wort during the reading is also...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Pie_Man
To calculate the proper size starter, use either...

To calculate the proper size starter, use either yeastcalculator.com or mrmalty.com. As others mentioned, you just need one strain of yeast.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-02-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Pie_Man
U.s.a! U.s.a! Why is HBT autocorrecting my...

U.s.a! U.s.a!

Why is HBT autocorrecting my capital S and capital A?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Pie_Man
Definitely not the water's fault. Your...

Definitely not the water's fault.

Your gravity readings are all screwed up. If I understood everything correctly, you took a reading with very hot wort, right after adding top off water, and...
Forum: Brew Science 06-25-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By Pie_Man
Right, there are other ways to sanitize things....

Right, there are other ways to sanitize things. Boiling being one of them.
Forum: Brew Science 06-25-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By Pie_Man
I realize that, but in my opinion, it is easier...

I realize that, but in my opinion, it is easier to say boiling than to list a specific temperature since changes in elevation impact the boiling point.
Forum: Brew Science 06-25-2014, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Pie_Man
http://www.howtobrew.com/section4/chapter21-2.html...

http://www.howtobrew.com/section4/chapter21-2.html

The DMS precursor is called SMM. The more lightly kilned the grain, the more SMM, or the more DMS potential. Some brewers prefer 90 boils to...
Forum: Brew Science 06-25-2014, 03:59 PM
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Views: 552
Posted By Pie_Man
Boiling also sanitizes things. There are...

Boiling also sanitizes things.

There are no-boil beer methods you can look in to. Besides not boiling, I don't know much about it as I am not interested in non-boiled beer. Check out the forum for...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-25-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Pie_Man
Also, can you describe the flavor that you are...

Also, can you describe the flavor that you are tasting which makes you think it is oxidation?

Mild infections, or chlorophenols can cause off flavors in beer that may be confused with oxidation.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Pie_Man
Check out the kegging and bottling forum. These...

Check out the kegging and bottling forum. These stickies should assist you:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/keg-force-carbing-methods-illustrated-73328/...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Pie_Man
You may have the wrong size stopper. Next trip to...

You may have the wrong size stopper. Next trip to you LHBS, I would pick up the correct stopper, but the gheto-rigging works too :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Pie_Man
I am not sure when you took that gravity reading,...

I am not sure when you took that gravity reading, but adding top up water can easily skew your gravity reading. Think about it, the wort is at a completely differnet gravity than the water you added....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Pie_Man
In my opinion, you either had a really terrible...

In my opinion, you either had a really terrible grain crush, or something is off with your gravity reading and/or volume calculation. I recommend double checking your gravity before fooling with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Pie_Man
That sounds reasonable. A few things to...

That sounds reasonable.

A few things to add, I ferment my beers according to the fermentation, not a timeilne. In general, two weeks is enough, but if things are still working, or you detect...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-25-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Pie_Man
Do you notice the oxidation/staling occuring at...

Do you notice the oxidation/staling occuring at the same rate for all styles?

In my experience, oxidation usually takes longer to occur, but it is somewhat dependent on style, hoppy beers can lose...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-25-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Pie_Man
I wonder if you are missing a seal or the nut is...

I wonder if you are missing a seal or the nut is not tight enough where the regulator attaches to the tank/input, or the fitting/output? You may want to consider a new regulator as well. Good luck.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-25-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Pie_Man
If your ambient temp is 75-78, your fermentation...

If your ambient temp is 75-78, your fermentation temperature will be 5-10F higher during active fermentation. I would consider this a high-temp saision fermentation. Any saison strain should do, I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-25-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 532
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Posted By Pie_Man
In addition to AndOldUR's comment, there is a...

In addition to AndOldUR's comment, there is a dude using this burner for a 14 gallon batch just a few pages back:...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By Pie_Man
After re-reading the link in the OP's recipe post...

After re-reading the link in the OP's recipe post about coffee, http://www.jacobgrier.com/blog/archives/3855.html, I think you are right. By clear, I was thinking not hazy, but being that this is a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By Pie_Man
Copied from your brew post: Brew 34 oz....

Copied from your brew post:


Brew 34 oz. of coffee (actually, I used 34 oz. of water, so the coffee was probably a bit less)
Combine 1/3 cup of water with 8 grams (.28 oz.) gelatin (1 packet...
Forum: Brew Science 06-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Pie_Man
I don't know the SMM content of wheat malt, but...

I don't know the SMM content of wheat malt, but in general, the lighter the SRM, the higher its SMM content.
Forum: General Techniques 06-11-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Pie_Man
I have only added diced fruit to my beer, not...

I have only added diced fruit to my beer, not pureed fruit.

The amount varies depending on the fruit and the beer. In general, about one US pound per one US gallon is a good starting point for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-11-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Pie_Man
Hello and welcome to HBT. I would recommend...

Hello and welcome to HBT.

I would recommend using a water calculation spreadsheet like Bru'N water (free, just do a google search). Do you know how much minerals you are adding back? If you are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Pie_Man
I think you're good. I recently used 3711 for the...

I think you're good. I recently used 3711 for the first time. I pitched at 67 and let the fermentation rise to 77 which took about a day as it was hot last week in Florida. My beer is still young,...
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