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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-31-2013, 04:23 PM
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Posted By COLObrewer
That's so freaky it just might be awesome!...

That's so freaky it just might be awesome! Consider pumping it (Infusing it into the finish beer) in a corny or secondary after your testing, unless that would oxygenate it too much. I'm interested...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-27-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 127,525
Posted By COLObrewer
Mine sprouts pretty evenly, as with all steps in...

Mine sprouts pretty evenly, as with all steps in malting it's imperative to keep the moisture content and temperature consistent throughout the grain bed, the easiest way I've found to accomplish...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2013, 04:51 PM
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Views: 1,572
Posted By COLObrewer
Interesting, thanx for posting. I was afraid a...

Interesting, thanx for posting. I was afraid a change in brewplace would change the flavour but it seems the same to me. Good to know the export isnt worth exporting, I've never seen it here.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By COLObrewer
IT'S BACK!!! Check you local stores, it's...

IT'S BACK!!! Check you local stores, it's everywhere and every bit as good as before, although a tad more expensive, $8/4pack. Well worth it in my opinion.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-23-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By COLObrewer
This is awesome, the peeps at Avery donated some...

This is awesome, the peeps at Avery donated some bombers of this golden ale to the winners of the festival and I recieved mine a few days ago....
Forum: DIY Projects 08-20-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 322
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Posted By COLObrewer
SMASH is about as simple as you can get.

SMASH is about as simple as you can get.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-20-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 127,525
Posted By COLObrewer
Looking good, the acrospire inconsistency I...

Looking good, the acrospire inconsistency I believe will be the single most challenging problem with home malting. Rotation along with consistent moisture and temperature throughout from soaking to...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 127,525
Posted By COLObrewer
This may be too much humidity for sun drying and...

This may be too much humidity for sun drying and storing in airtight containers, (If the malts are sufficiently dry and the containers are air tight you will have no mold) I suggested the container...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-18-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 127,525
Posted By COLObrewer
Vann, I believe it was right around 90F during my...

Vann, I believe it was right around 90F during my sun drying. If you can get it halted and dried sufficiently with the sun I believe you can probably wait to further kiln the malt. Personally I would...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-07-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 127,525
Posted By COLObrewer
Looks promising, as I've said before however, I'd...

Looks promising, as I've said before however, I'd want to devise some way to automatically "turn" the grains. I believe this to be the single most important aspect of any (and all) of the malting...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-30-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 322
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Posted By COLObrewer
My equipment is still waiting for me, life is...

My equipment is still waiting for me, life is getting in my way.:p
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-14-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By COLObrewer
You dont typically see a bunch of activity with...

You dont typically see a bunch of activity with most starters, you will have plenty of yeast. Is this a very high gravity ale?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-04-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By COLObrewer
If you are brewing a typical gravity beer there...

If you are brewing a typical gravity beer there are ample yeast cells in any dry yeast packet. You can go to mrmalty.com to calculate the proper amount of yeast needed for a particular brew.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By COLObrewer
Depends on the beer, I typically dont check...

Depends on the beer, I typically dont check anything until 3 weeks unless I am trying to push a wheat or low gravity beer.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-04-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By COLObrewer
Hmmm, zero risk, very little effort, if you're...

Hmmm, zero risk, very little effort, if you're pressed for time may be a different scenario I suppose. To each his own however.:mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By COLObrewer
+1, I'll buy yours instead. :mug:

+1, I'll buy yours instead.
:mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-04-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By COLObrewer
http://www.amazon.com/Americolor-Food-Color-Super-...

http://www.amazon.com/Americolor-Food-Color-Super-Black/dp/B002PFRE66/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1365085790&sr=8-4&keywords=food+coloring+black:D
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-04-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By COLObrewer
Sure. I always make a starter. Unless they are...

Sure. I always make a starter. Unless they are stored maybe less than a week,ish.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-04-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By COLObrewer
It's well worth the money for any yeast...

It's well worth the money for any yeast mongerer.:mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By COLObrewer
I like it, but I don't want to wait till May! My...

I like it, but I don't want to wait till May! My wallet has needed replacing for a few . . . . . .years.:mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By COLObrewer
I would leave it in primary for a couple more...

I would leave it in primary for a couple more weeks then check the gravity and proceed from there.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-04-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By COLObrewer
Probably not, what temperature did it ferment at?

Probably not, what temperature did it ferment at?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-04-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By COLObrewer
Forever, use a starter if they are very old. ...

Forever, use a starter if they are very old.

Disclaimer:
This is my opinion and not necessarily the norm of the forum or brewing world.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By COLObrewer
It depends on the brews and the yeast used, among...

It depends on the brews and the yeast used, among other things. Usually you can go from a lighter beer to a bigger beer by pitching on the cake but "adjuncts" (and other stuff) have effects from the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-04-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By COLObrewer
Well, there are yeasts everywhere in the world,...

Well, there are yeasts everywhere in the world, without extensive testing, who can say if all strains are discovered and classified? Yeasts are also forever changing, mutating etc. I would say...
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