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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2012, 06:26 PM
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Posted By bourgeoisbee
Since the beer is already in there, I don't see a...

Since the beer is already in there, I don't see a reason to reason to expose it to oxygen again by transferring it. As long as it doesn't become over carbonated and the glass can take the pressure...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-18-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,110
Posted By bourgeoisbee
I wouldn't age it in a bucket. I've aged numerous...

I wouldn't age it in a bucket. I've aged numerous sour beers in Better Bottles and never had an issue with oxidation. Mike at themadfermtationist.com & OldSock on here uses Better Bottles and he's...
Forum: General Techniques 12-17-2011, 04:22 PM
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Posted By bourgeoisbee
Yeah, I ferment at 63 or 62 for most ale yeasts....

Yeah, I ferment at 63 or 62 for most ale yeasts. Getting temperatures down from room temp (67-68) to mid-low 60's was the biggest improvement I made when starting out. Optimum temperature for yeast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By bourgeoisbee
No, I pitched Orval dregs (2 bottles) into a...

No, I pitched Orval dregs (2 bottles) into a secondary after an initial 3 week fermentation. Secondary was a Better Bottle, and let it sit like that for a year before bottling.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-16-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,110
Posted By bourgeoisbee
I brewed a Matilda clone that was off a little on...

I brewed a Matilda clone that was off a little on the malt bill, but nailed everything else. I pitched the yeast and let it go for 3 weeks and then moved to a better bottle and pitched Orval dregs. A...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-16-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By bourgeoisbee
You don't need a pressure cooker, but it cuts the...

You don't need a pressure cooker, but it cuts the boiling time from an hour to 10-15 minutes. I got mine second hand for next to nothing. Also if you're canning in the heat of the summer, boil...
Forum: General Techniques 12-16-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,971
Posted By bourgeoisbee
Yeah, 72 hours from activity is probably fine; a...

Yeah, 72 hours from activity is probably fine; a week gives you more security. How much higher is the non-controlled area? You would probably be OK, but I wouldn't go over 70F, even after a week.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-09-2011, 03:42 PM
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Views: 567
Posted By bourgeoisbee
I've done that to heat up a fermentor (bucket),...

I've done that to heat up a fermentor (bucket), but not bottles. It works great for a bucket. I like this heater too, but you need a temperature controller Wort-O-Matic: Fermentation Can Heater...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,350
Posted By bourgeoisbee
Great! If they bitter at 30 minutes, that makes...

Great! If they bitter at 30 minutes, that makes me think they do a significant whirlpool. I'd guess 30 minutes or so, which is common on a commercial system. I still think they dry hop it based on my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-08-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By bourgeoisbee
Here's a link to a thread that discusses that...

Here's a link to a thread that discusses that recipe, including a breakdown of it from Stone.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/stone-xi-anniversary-clone-51521/
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-08-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By bourgeoisbee
Put it on the warmest setting and check it, but I...

Put it on the warmest setting and check it, but I would still think that would be significantly below 32F. I wouldn't risk pulling a keg out every couple hours - what about sleeping? The beer in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By bourgeoisbee
Soak them all together for 30-60 minutes. In all...

Soak them all together for 30-60 minutes. In all grain brewing all the grain goes into the mash together.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By bourgeoisbee
64F is a good fermentation temperature to shoot...

64F is a good fermentation temperature to shoot for. Fermentation temperatures from 62-64F is my goal for a clean tasting ale. If you want to play up phenols you can push it up to 68 or so, but be...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-07-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By bourgeoisbee
Your process sounds good, but just fair warning...

Your process sounds good, but just fair warning it's better to harvest yeast from one of Bell's lower ABV beers that use their house strain, rather than Two Hearted. The higher the ABV of the beer,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By bourgeoisbee
1. A bubble a second is a good rate, but be wary...

1. A bubble a second is a good rate, but be wary of judging gravity/doneness by bubbles. Sure it shows you activity now, but later in the process it's not a good way to determine if it has fermented...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-29-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By bourgeoisbee
I wouldn't go wild and get a pump and everything...

I wouldn't go wild and get a pump and everything right away. Learn the AG process and get your system dialed in first. My set up is similar to Homercidal's, except I use a 15g kettle instead of a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-29-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By bourgeoisbee
I preheat my mashtun with my strike water and...

I preheat my mashtun with my strike water and then add my grains after about 10 minutes. You can pour in the grains somewhat slowly while stirring or just dump the whole thing in and let it settle...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-29-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By bourgeoisbee
I would cold condition/crash ales at 32-34. I...

I would cold condition/crash ales at 32-34. I know a lot of breweries use 32F to cold crash.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-29-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,350
Posted By bourgeoisbee
I just saw your question about how much Biscuit...

I just saw your question about how much Biscuit Malt to use. I would try 8oz. That wasn't enough when I used 2 Row as my base malt, but I think would be a good start if you're going to use Pale...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,350
Posted By bourgeoisbee
My version turned out great, but wasn't cloned. I...

My version turned out great, but wasn't cloned. I was the most off on it needing more biscuit flavor and aroma. I think using Pale Malt instead of 2 Row would help, but I'd steep some biscuit too. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-11-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 245,525
Posted By bourgeoisbee
I just used regular clear silicone bathroom...

I just used regular clear silicone bathroom caulk. On the top of the freezer I put done a solid bead where the middle of the wood would sit and then where the middle of the foam would sit and placed...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-06-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 245,525
Posted By bourgeoisbee
I just used the screws that originally attached...

I just used the screws that originally attached the lid to the freezer. Silicone the collar to the freezer and then screw into the wood of the collar to attach the lid. I used exterior wood screws to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-08-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By bourgeoisbee
How about Tasty's Janet's Brown? ...

How about Tasty's Janet's Brown?
http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18453&start=0
MoreBeer has kits too

To me browns are a love or hate style, especially nut browns....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-08-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By bourgeoisbee
This is a prime example of DWRHAHB. Hef's tend to...

This is a prime example of DWRHAHB. Hef's tend to be be lower/moderate gravity anyway, so not aerating beyond what you did shouldn't be a problem.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-07-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,946
Posted By bourgeoisbee
I do the same bucket method. It made my life so...

I do the same bucket method. It made my life so much easier, especially since on my first couple batches I "sanitized" with bleach and then rinsed with water as How to Brew mentioned. I'll never go...
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