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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By midfielder5
would love one- thanks

would love one- thanks
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By midfielder5
Exactly my thinking. Plus the hops are super old...

Exactly my thinking. Plus the hops are super old so presumably less hoppy than intended even to begin with.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2013, 05:07 AM
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Views: 1,210
Posted By midfielder5
I have never used those kits but yes it is really...

I have never used those kits but yes it is really that easy. It is a no boil "can & kilo" kit.

If you want to drink something that is basically free (save your time and the new yeast)- go for it....
Forum: American Ale 12-13-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 132
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Posted By midfielder5
The banana notes are not due to grains or Simcoe...

The banana notes are not due to grains or Simcoe hops, that is a clear issue with yeast management-- you either fermented it too hot, or underpitched, or had old unhealthy yeast (or a combo). Look...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 12-12-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,145
Posted By midfielder5
Lactic acid won't make a beer more sour with more...

Lactic acid won't make a beer more sour with more time. You are confusing it with lactobasillus, which like the poster above me stated, is present on grain and you can sour the mash if you don't...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-11-2013, 03:45 AM
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Posted By midfielder5
Mine from Yeast Geek is the same, although I had...

Mine from Yeast Geek is the same, although I had to build it up a few times from the thimbelful of yeast they sent.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-10-2013, 05:54 PM
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Views: 2,334
Posted By midfielder5
I only use liquid when there is no dry strain...

I only use liquid when there is no dry strain equivalent.

There are more varities of liquid. It is nonsensical, to me, to pay $7.50 (cost of WL at my LHBS) for dead bang plain ole basic American...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By midfielder5
You needed to start with 3 vials of yeast, or...

You needed to start with 3 vials of yeast, or make a large yeast starter, for that high of an OG. It will of course "make beer", but obviously you have already encountered one of the problems from...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2013, 03:25 PM
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Posted By midfielder5
Dry or liquid yeast?

Dry or liquid yeast?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2013, 02:11 AM
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Posted By midfielder5
yeah that is 5 ounces you won't get back ;) ...

yeah that is 5 ounces you won't get back ;)

Seriously, it looks to be actively fermenting so wait a few more days. Then dry hop for 4-7 days- it is an IPA!
Then take a gravity reading to bottle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By midfielder5
You know, you are right. Let SWMBO package it in...

You know, you are right. Let SWMBO package it in bottles, and mail it out to us for further testing.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By midfielder5
Welcome to HBT! Looks fine; let it sit 10-14...

Welcome to HBT!

Looks fine; let it sit 10-14 days from brew day before messing with hydrometer readings.
cheers
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,601
Posted By midfielder5
there are a lot of steeping how to's on here &...

there are a lot of steeping how to's on here & the net.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,601
Posted By midfielder5
There is no equipment save a reusable grain bag...

There is no equipment save a reusable grain bag which is $1.

You really need to steep grains to make a mild-- it requires chocolate and crystal 60L. As mentioned by another poster, look for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-06-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,145
Posted By midfielder5
One liter is about 33 oz. You want to have 2...

One liter is about 33 oz. You want to have 2 gallons (128oz x2) of finished wort, plus trub and all that. So that is ~8-9 liters at the end. You boil off water and grain absorbs water, so you need...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,601
Posted By midfielder5
Can you steep grains? Or are you 100%...

Can you steep grains?

Or are you 100% extract?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By midfielder5
If you want cherry flavor, I would add real...

If you want cherry flavor, I would add real cherries or real cherry juice, to the beer-- not any fake artificial stuff.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/adding-cherries-beer-318537/
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-01-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,174
Posted By midfielder5
Not much to add until a new gravity sample is...

Not much to add until a new gravity sample is taken, just a few random comments--

I would give the dry Safale a few days to work, although rehydrating it before pitching would have confirmed...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-27-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By midfielder5
If it were me, I would want a tried and true...

If it were me, I would want a tried and true recipe. This seems like a mishmash. English yeast & hops for an American brown ale- huh?
Anyways, it is my suggestion to go to the recipe section or...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-26-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,519
Posted By midfielder5
Where do they get their water and how do they...

Where do they get their water and how do they treat it, if at all?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-26-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,519
Posted By midfielder5
Sorry to hear! I would get a water report from...

Sorry to hear!
I would get a water report from the bottled water you have been using, and plug the numbers of your grist into a spreadsheet to see an estimate of the mash pH....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,577
Posted By midfielder5
Sorry to hear he found a new victim. Hopefully...

Sorry to hear he found a new victim. Hopefully you get your money back.
I believe his companies are kegkits.com and stir-plate.com
There are threads on here asserting the same problems you...
Forum: Group Buys 11-26-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By midfielder5
My post was to say that it is not the end of...

My post was to say that it is not the end of buying bulk grain, you just need a new hook-up. I got three sacks this year when someone got a contact at a local brewery that added our order to theirs....
Forum: Group Buys 11-26-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By midfielder5
Hi, in case you did not know, the grain suppliers...

Hi, in case you did not know, the grain suppliers have generally stopped selling to homebrewers directly. There were some old accounts that were grandfathered in, but I understand that under...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 11-25-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 2,725
Posted By midfielder5
lots of slow loads and timed out errors for the...

lots of slow loads and timed out errors for the past few weeks (including today)
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