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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-26-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,329
Posted By derekge
Thanks for this! This recipe is going in my...

Thanks for this! This recipe is going in my queue!!
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 11-12-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By derekge
Oh, this is the best. Any recipe's out there? I...

Oh, this is the best. Any recipe's out there? I heard an ample helping of brown sugar is used to boost the ABV up to 10%.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-30-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,561
Posted By derekge
Yes. Pitching the yeast is when you add the...

Yes. Pitching the yeast is when you add the yeast to your wort in the carboy. Washing yeast is when you capture most of what's leftover in the carboy after you bottle, keg, or rack to secondary. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,561
Posted By derekge
I think the byo version will be my next. I got a...

I think the byo version will be my next. I got a washed white labs german kolsch that I want to throw at it.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-27-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By derekge
Just had this brew a few weeks ago. Bump.

Just had this brew a few weeks ago. Bump.
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 10-23-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,613
Posted By derekge
Bottled this the other night. Tasted nice and...

Bottled this the other night. Tasted nice and sweet.

OG: 1.070
FG: 1.012
ABV: 7.7%
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-19-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,834
Posted By derekge
I wash my yeast too and have had the yeastie...

I wash my yeast too and have had the yeastie taste come through on some batches. From what I was told, the yeast cells will start to die after just 7-14 days. I would have my washed yeast sitting...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 07-27-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,613
Posted By derekge
Just had some Kilt Lifter last night and I loved...

Just had some Kilt Lifter last night and I loved it: a Wee Heavy without the boozy taste! I am going to take Hurricane's comments into consideration and tweak tborgman's recipe a bit. I'd like to...
Forum: Brewing Software 07-20-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By derekge
So true, the equipment is the big part. You...

So true, the equipment is the big part. You might also factor in the correct attributes for your ingredients. I.e. a hops alpha acid listed in BeerSmith might be different from what you're actually...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-18-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,986
Posted By derekge
This is an awesome setup but for those, like me,...

This is an awesome setup but for those, like me, who aren't handy and can't stand building stuff I found Home Brew Stuff online with this setup ready to go. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By derekge
The beer I brewed morphed into a Belgian Golden...

The beer I brewed morphed into a Belgian Golden Bitter Ale. It was pitched with WLP001 California but the lemon zest totally accentuated the taste with a Belgian-ness. It's a crowd pleaser,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-13-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,986
Posted By derekge
What about fly-sparging? Do you just do a...

What about fly-sparging? Do you just do a similar setup?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-09-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By derekge
Thanks for the replies. Looks like the middle...

Thanks for the replies. Looks like the middle section of the yeast is settling. I'm still curious as to how I pitch this?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-09-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By derekge
Washed Yeast...now what?

I washed some Belgian Ale WLP550 and I can't really tell which layer is the yeast. Is it the thin, white layer just above the bottom trub layer or is it the middle murky layer?

Also: how do I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-21-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,168
Posted By derekge
I think I want to brew this batch next. I agree...

I think I want to brew this batch next. I agree about pitching with a Kolsch yeast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-05-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By derekge
Nice idea about making tea out of the zest and...

Nice idea about making tea out of the zest and fruit itself.
Forum: General Techniques 04-27-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,781
Posted By derekge
Thanks Calder - did the Rum flavor come through...

Thanks Calder - did the Rum flavor come through with those measurements? I'd like it to be a notch or two above "subtle".
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-27-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 31,688
Posted By derekge
Awesome idea, thanks!

Awesome idea, thanks!
Forum: General Techniques 04-26-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,781
Posted By derekge
Do you have a measurement on this? How much rum...

Do you have a measurement on this? How much rum per bottle? Or did you just add it to the bottling bucket? I will be bottling 22 oz. Thanks!
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-26-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,558
Views: 770,903
Posted By derekge
Simple.

Simple.
Forum: Brew Science 04-26-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,308
Posted By derekge
Thanks for the replies guys. I do have the 1.25...

Thanks for the replies guys. I do have the 1.25 gal. Brita Ultramax but it would be a pain to run water through twice x 4.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-25-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 31,688
Posted By derekge
I had the same idea jackson_d - this is such a...

I had the same idea jackson_d - this is such a time saver and takes the guess work out of trying to figure out what you have in storage! Thanks!
Forum: Brew Science 04-25-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,308
Posted By derekge
FYI - Brita filters and San Diego tap water, no chloramine removal

I emailed Brita a simple question: do their filters remove chloramine?

Here is the answer:
Thank you for contacting Brita.

I apologize, but Brita does not claim to remove the substance that...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-24-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By derekge
Beersmith, free trial: ...

Beersmith, free trial:
http://www.beersmith.com/download-beersmith/
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-24-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,969
Posted By derekge
Bump. Anyone got updates on this? Can you just...

Bump. Anyone got updates on this? Can you just replace black treacle with molasses?
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