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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-17-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By Trappist Artist
I have had this trouble. Some people have had...

I have had this trouble. Some people have had luck running some hot water through the lines helping flush out some of the taste. We never did have luck with that and all we did was get hot smelly...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Trappist Artist
I made an APA with Sorachi Ace and West Coast...

I made an APA with Sorachi Ace and West Coast Cascades that won a small local compatition (7 brewers). I did follow your thinking and made a "bright" pale ale without a whole lot of caramel or...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-04-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Trappist Artist
I might be concerned about all the simple sugars...

I might be concerned about all the simple sugars in a soda. So, maybe going for a big OG would help. I know plenty of people who add sugar to barley wine and the like. Let us know how this turns...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-26-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Trappist Artist
I usually just put the grains in while the water...

I usually just put the grains in while the water is heating up and then take them out as the temperature reaches about 170 F. I guess to answer your question, I don't think that the volume of water...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-19-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Trappist Artist
I scrape 'em down.

I scrape 'em down.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-19-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Trappist Artist
You can use a hydrometer if you want to, just...

You can use a hydrometer if you want to, just make sure to use one of the handy-dandy temperature correction calculators online.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-19-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By Trappist Artist
I've got to know, did they explode?!

I've got to know, did they explode?!
Forum: General Techniques 03-18-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Trappist Artist
Final update! The beer was really good, nice...

Final update!

The beer was really good, nice and clovey with out too much of that yeasty flavor. I thought this beer turned out a little on the sweet side (maybe it didn't finish off). People...
Forum: General Techniques 03-14-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Trappist Artist
Just an update, Racked the beer over to a keg...

Just an update,
Racked the beer over to a keg on 3/12. It tasted a little yeasty, but all in all not terrible.

I'll let you guys know who it is recieved this Saturday!
Forum: General Techniques 02-29-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Trappist Artist
Sweet, about 35 psi for 36 hours... I'm kinda new...

Sweet, about 35 psi for 36 hours... I'm kinda new to keggin so that's real helpful. Thanks for all the encouragement too!
Forum: General Techniques 02-29-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Trappist Artist
:off: Wow, this was the thread that I broke 100...

:off: Wow, this was the thread that I broke 100 posts!!!
Forum: General Techniques 02-29-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Trappist Artist
Unfortunatly, I won't have time for a starter...

Unfortunatly, I won't have time for a starter since I am brewing tomorrow. I could buy some more yeast though.

Would it be better to buy a smack pack and then give the yeast a solid 3-4 hour head...
Forum: General Techniques 02-29-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Trappist Artist
Ok, I'm going for it!! 15 day beer here I...

Ok, I'm going for it!!

15 day beer here I come!
Forum: General Techniques 02-29-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Trappist Artist
Opinion: Can I brew a Hefe before March 15

I am throwing a beer dinner for some friends and I would really like to get in one more beer for the dinner. Here's the schedule I am planning:

3/1 Brew day: Get the beer into the primary...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-29-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Trappist Artist
Do you have something to boil in?

Do you have something to boil in?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-26-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Trappist Artist
I have tasted this beer. The flavors and aromas...

I have tasted this beer. The flavors and aromas definatly get worse the longer the beer sits in the lines. We tried running some boiling hot water through it it and boy did it ever smell bad. This...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,045
Posted By Trappist Artist
If by reduced boil volume you mean that you just...

If by reduced boil volume you mean that you just make 3 gallons instead of 5 gallons all-grain should work just fine. But, if you were intending on having a concentrated boil and then diluting to 5...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Trappist Artist
Thanks guys, I have calculted this out before and...

Thanks guys, I have calculted this out before and just have never reached this. So I guess I just got lucky and had some real good eff.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Trappist Artist
Is +90% efficiency possible?

Hi Guys,
I just recently had a brew where my calculations show that I've hit about 93% efficiency. Is this possible? I notice that there is another post where someone got even higher than that! ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-22-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,920
Posted By Trappist Artist
:ban: Somebody has to! :ban:

:ban: Somebody has to! :ban:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-22-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,920
Posted By Trappist Artist
I like to add my grain first that way the highest...

I like to add my grain first that way the highest temperature that the grain sees is the mash temperature. I just make sure to stir well to avoid the clumping situation.
Forum: General Techniques 12-17-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By Trappist Artist
My two cents, flat beer is worse than green beer....

My two cents, flat beer is worse than green beer. 2 in primary 3 in bottles.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Trappist Artist
Boiling for an hour won't kill spores. To kill...

Boiling for an hour won't kill spores. To kill off spores you'll need the pressure cooker. That being said, I'd probably use it anyway.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-24-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,921
Posted By Trappist Artist
I would not autoclave racking canes or plastic...

I would not autoclave racking canes or plastic tubing. But I have done my carboys, bottles and stoppers without any problems
Forum: Mead Forum 09-17-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Trappist Artist
Does the Welches Grape juice have K-sorbate? I...

Does the Welches Grape juice have K-sorbate? I just had a heck of a time finding apple cider that didn't have any in it.
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