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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-30-2011, 07:19 AM
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Posted By swoof
One of the fine fellows at my...

One of the fine fellows at my LHBS/soon-to-be-brewpub just told me today that 1469 is going to be available year round now.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-27-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14,398
Views: 459,148
Posted By swoof
I have a big IPA mashing right now. I'm going to...

I have a big IPA mashing right now. I'm going to continuously hop with Pacific Jade.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By swoof
Wait, are you asking if you should make a starter...

Wait, are you asking if you should make a starter for bottling? Even for a higher alcohol beer just rehydrating about 1/2 a packet of dry yeast should be enough for bottling.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-23-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By swoof
I do it the same way as OP. I bottled 1117, a...

I do it the same way as OP. I bottled 1117, a RIS, last week.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By swoof
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws is my current fave.

Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws is my current fave.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-19-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,654
Posted By swoof
It's called Sixteen Tons, about two blocks south...

It's called Sixteen Tons, about two blocks south of the Stein. The Stein has a much bigger bottle selection but if you want to have a pint or fill a growler or jar, Sixteen Tons is a nice place to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-18-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,654
Posted By swoof
Nah, copied from the website. They update it...

Nah, copied from the website. They update it whenever they change kegs.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-18-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,654
Posted By swoof
Reading this thread makes me feel even more lucky...

Reading this thread makes me feel even more lucky that I can go into my local tap house with a growler from anywhere and fill it with any of the 18 beers they currently have on tap. Today I could...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-18-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By swoof
Yeah, I wouldn't have racked it but I wanted to...

Yeah, I wouldn't have racked it but I wanted to use the yeast and didn't have time to bottle and brew before going out of town and brewing is more fun.:D

I wonder if my measurement was off somehow...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-18-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By swoof
I just racked it to secondary on Friday so I...

I just racked it to secondary on Friday so I could use the yeast in a Strong Dark. I will hopefully be bottling it this weekend. The hydrometer sample tasted amazing. FG was only 1.016 which seems...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-15-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14,398
Views: 459,148
Posted By swoof
Last night/early this morning I brewed a Belgian...

Last night/early this morning I brewed a Belgian Strong Dark using the 3522 cake from the batch of Surly Cynic clone I just bottled.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By swoof
The Mad Fermentationist has done a bunch of kvass...

The Mad Fermentationist has done a bunch of kvass experiments. Just go to his site, http://www.themadfermentationist.com/ and put "kvass" in the search box. I've been thinking about trying a kvass...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By swoof
I'm a big fan of Quenchers myself and it's only a...

I'm a big fan of Quenchers myself and it's only a few steps away from a record store with an old school arcade in the back. Had a Mikkeller single-hop Cascade IPA there in July. They've got a great...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-16-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,058
Posted By swoof
Whenever I do a late addition of DME I collect...

Whenever I do a late addition of DME I collect about 2 quarts of my wort into a smaller pot and add the DME to that over low heat while whisking. Once all the clumps are broken up and i have a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-15-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,948
Posted By swoof
http://www.metrosea.com/blog/kurtwill.jpg

http://www.metrosea.com/blog/kurtwill.jpg
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-10-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By swoof
If you're using a bottling bucket I'd add the...

If you're using a bottling bucket I'd add the yeast to your cooled priming solution to make sure it gets mixed thoroughly.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By swoof
Second this. I've never used Denny's Favorite 50...

Second this. I've never used Denny's Favorite 50 but have tasted a number of beers brewed with it and they've all been good. I just used 1272 in my last IPA and it was great. I currently have an...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-09-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By swoof
This thread right here...

This thread right here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/brewing-big-beer-1-150-would-like-some-input-263261/ has some good tips.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-08-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By swoof
Just pitched yeast on it this morning so I won't...

Just pitched yeast on it this morning so I won't be able to tell you for awhile but I would be curious to hear others' experiences with this kit.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-08-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By swoof
As Cave said, "what is the recipe?" If you were...

As Cave said, "what is the recipe?" If you were doing extract only your OG should not differ much from what was calculated.

You might be dealing with a bad hydrometer or more likely a difference...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-01-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 24,521
Posted By swoof
I just did a partial mash adaptation of this...

I just did a partial mash adaptation of this recipe and it turned out great. I've only had the real thing once so I can't say for sure how close it is, but it sure is good.

I ended up using 6 oz....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14,398
Views: 459,148
Posted By swoof
Doing the NB 115th Dream Hopbursted IIPA kit and...

Doing the NB 115th Dream Hopbursted IIPA kit and bottling my Gumball Head clone. I'm using the 1272 yeast from the Gumball Head clone in the IIPA. I was just going to dump the IIPA onto the yeast...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-26-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By swoof
Denny Conn said in another forum that it was...

Denny Conn said in another forum that it was almost perfect for brewing his RyePA with a little added sugar and some Crystal 60.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-20-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 102,338
Posted By swoof
+5.5 gal. Kate the Great clone +5 gal. Midnight...

+5.5 gal. Kate the Great clone
+5 gal. Midnight Beatdown Wheaten Porter
+2.5 gal. WeihenStout
+5 gal. petite Saison
+5 gal. Gumball Head clone

=26016
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-20-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By swoof
I enjoy the late night brewing myself. I tell my...

I enjoy the late night brewing myself. I tell my girlfriend I can't pitch yeast before midnight. Sort of like not feeding gremlins after midnight.
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