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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-08-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Groo
From my experience the puke smell comes from...

From my experience the puke smell comes from exposure to oxygen during the sour mash. I've heard of some people having success with the plastic wrap but others not so much.

Also, mine take an...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-06-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,290
Posted By Groo
Recently tried this with some concord grapes from...

Recently tried this with some concord grapes from my yard and some sage brush needles.

I put a small amount of starter wort (1.030 and lightly hopped) into a white labs vial and put two grapes...
Forum: Soda Making 08-31-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Groo
Ginger Ale turns Pink

I've been trying to make a very lemon heavy ginger ale for a couple of weeks and am getting close to the flavor I like. The problem I'm having is that the solution keeps turning pink instead of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-02-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 62,899
Posted By Groo
I had trouble for a couple of days. Really...

I had trouble for a couple of days. Really frustrating since I didn't get an error message until everything was already typed in. It started working correctly for me at the same time that they...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Groo
I was thinking that nothing should grow on the...

I was thinking that nothing should grow on the star san either but maybe the blowoff was so huge that layer formed on top of the sanitizer. This layer could have been housing the mold. Again all...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-02-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Groo
Infection from Blowoff Tube?

Had a strange thing happen recently and I'm wondering if I'm thinking straight.

I had 3-1 gallon batches of beer fermenting next to each other and each had a blowoff tube that went into a single...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 62,899
Posted By Groo
Received my scoresheets today from SD. Received...

Received my scoresheets today from SD. Received a 40.5 and went to Mini-BOS for 16E and placed 1st. I thought this was the best beer I've ever brewed and that's why it was entered.

I haven't...
Forum: General Techniques 03-01-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By Groo
Pale Stout (with roasted grains) - New Ideas

I recently set out to brew a pale stout with traditional stout ingredients. I failed a couple of times in accomplishing the "pale" portion of the stout but finally seem to have made progress using...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4,703
Views: 439,374
Posted By Groo
I fill up a 1 gallon jug to the very top and...

I fill up a 1 gallon jug to the very top and fridge it over night to settle everything out. The next day I rack it off to a clean jug. I've only done this twice and it's worked well. Before that I...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-11-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By Groo
You nailed the aroma I got, sourdough and yogurt....

You nailed the aroma I got, sourdough and yogurt. Super clean aroma. I took mine out after about 3.5 days and it was fairly tart. I was getting gun shy and and couldn't let it go any longer. I'm...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-02-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By Groo
Thanks for the insight. It sounds like the...

Thanks for the insight. It sounds like the sourness from the sour wort was better but the graininess from the sour mash was better. I ended up going with a sour wort since it was easier.

I'm...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-31-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By Groo
Sour Mash or Sour Wort?

I'm brewing a Berliner Weiss and was planning on conducting a sour mash with a handful of base grains but I was thinking that with my equipment it would be much easier to just run off the mash and...
Forum: Arizona HomeBrew Forum 07-29-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Groo
I would check to see if you have any Persian...

I would check to see if you have any Persian markets in the area. Supposedly they started shipping from Utah on July 20 and most land in the Persian markets. I found some in Los Angeles.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-12-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Groo
Tastes Good Fresh & Aged

I'm approaching the 10 yr anniversary with my wife towards the end of August and I'm looking to brew something that will taste good on our anniversary and hopefully taste even better each anniversary...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,254
Posted By Groo
I'd give myself on a 7 on anything that is not...

I'd give myself on a 7 on anything that is not considered hoppy. My stouts, porters, and brown ales have been great.

I'm a 5 on light colored hoppy forward beers. I haven't been able to get a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-18-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,500
Posted By Groo
Brewed this in Oct '12 and it has really started...

Brewed this in Oct '12 and it has really started to shine. When it was young it was delicious but very very coffee forward (mostly in the aroma). Now that the aroma has died back a bit the coffee...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-10-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,451
Posted By Groo
I'm from CA too but picked up some beer from Left...

I'm from CA too but picked up some beer from Left Hand, Odell's, Ska, a Brekenridge at a couple stores in AZ. I was lucky enough to find a the seasonal from Odell's and the Milk stout on nitro (in a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-06-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Groo
Had some issues on my brew last week (1st brew...

Had some issues on my brew last week (1st brew since November). Burner got clogged by a pincher bug and wouldn't boil. Had to move 11 gallons of 165 degree wort to the top of my three tier.

The...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4,703
Views: 439,374
Posted By Groo
I was sort of thinking the same thing and wort...

I was sort of thinking the same thing and wort tasted sweet but we'll see. I think my refractometer is off because it was at 1.020 preboil (2.25 gallons) and I added .25lb of dme then post boil I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4,703
Views: 439,374
Posted By Groo
Brewed my 1st gallon batch the other night. ...

Brewed my 1st gallon batch the other night. Tried to go BIAB as I have done it for partial mash 5 gallon in the past but I couldn't find my paint strainer. Split the grain into two hop sacks and it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-14-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By Groo
I did 10 feet at 12 psi and it's perfect. 8 feet...

I did 10 feet at 12 psi and it's perfect. 8 feet on 10 psi seems to work too but 10 feet on 10 psi was pouring really slow. 8 feet on 12 psi shot out pretty quick when I mixed up my lines. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-12-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By Groo
Not sure if it helps but my friend did a Coffee...

Not sure if it helps but my friend did a Coffee porter recently and did 1lb in secondary (keg) for 48 hours in 5 gallon batch and it pretty much tasted like bitter day old coffee. I'm not sure if it...
Forum: Arizona HomeBrew Forum 09-24-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Groo
That's a pretty cool site. It looks like if I'm...

That's a pretty cool site. It looks like if I'm lucky I could gather a nice collection of brews from a handful of great breweries. Now the trick is figuring out where to buy any of them.
Forum: Arizona HomeBrew Forum 09-23-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Groo
Beer in AZ/NV/UT that you can't buy in CA

I'm going on a trip through Utah (National Parks), Arizona (Page and Grand Canyon) and Nevada (Vegas) and I'd like to buy some bottles of beer that I can't get in Los Angeles.

One of my favorite...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-23-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,824
Posted By Groo
Here's a list of the recipes included. The...

Here's a list of the recipes included. The recipes are all in the normal format they're mostly in percentages including hops. Some have a mystery hop (Odell) and some don't get super specific but...
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