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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-21-2014, 08:52 PM
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Posted By tacks
Yeast for SMaSH IPA

Hi all, it has recently come to my attention that while I have come a long ways in brewing, there are certain aspects that I am clueless in. I have done probably about 40 or 50 batches over the...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 08-15-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By tacks
Dark Horse off flavor, anyone else notice it?

I love and support the Dark Horse brewery from Marshall, Michigan and the recent TV series "Dark Horse Nation", but I just cracked my first beer from a six pack of their Sapient Trip Ale (Belgian...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-15-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By tacks
he and I settled this through pm's, and I concede...

he and I settled this through pm's, and I concede I have a lot to learn about using correct yeast to style.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By tacks
RmikeVT - the beer was abysmal. The extraction...

RmikeVT - the beer was abysmal. The extraction of the pistachio flavor worked fine, but I was an idiot and used artificial vanilla and made other mistakes as an over-ambitious new brewer. I might...
Forum: General Techniques 08-15-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By tacks
Here's the link, hope it helps, and props to...

Here's the link, hope it helps, and props to phelanka7 for sending the link to byo.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/spumoni-stout-possible-388793/
Forum: General Techniques 08-15-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By tacks
If you haven't heard of the "tea"method, I'll...

If you haven't heard of the "tea"method, I'll post a link to a batch I did early in my brewing career in which this method was explained. It (the beer) turned out poorly for me but the flavor...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-14-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By tacks
If you need to do things on a cheaper scale (I...

If you need to do things on a cheaper scale (I had to, I'm a college student), $30 cooler with plumbing fittings, a SS braided water supply for a filter in your grain bed, and a cheap burner work...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By tacks
Will cold crash to 55*F (as cold as I can get it...

Will cold crash to 55*F (as cold as I can get it in August here in Michigan since I don't have a keezer/ sizable refrigerator at my disposal) as suggested and see what happens, odd that this has only...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By tacks
Odd floaters in my fermented but unbottled beer

I was testing the gravity of a batch I did about two weeks ago and noticed a few floaters in the beer. I forgot to take a picture of them, but they are approximately 1.5-2 inches in diameter and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By tacks
What kind of beer, recipe? I had one batch that...

What kind of beer, recipe? I had one batch that was ruined because I used fake vanilla extract instead of ponying up the extra buck or two for the real stuff (3rd batch ever, learned my lesson). It...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-10-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By tacks
I guess I'll keep my opinions to myself, you...

I guess I'll keep my opinions to myself, you really don't like the way I use my yeasts so I'll make sure I don't ask you for advice in the future.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-07-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By tacks
I believe it's more complicated than that since...

I believe it's more complicated than that since at 1.030, there's actually more than 30 points worth of sugar, but because of alcohol production (since alcohol has a lower specific gravity) your...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-07-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By tacks
Well I used it to great effect for an imperial...

Well I used it to great effect for an imperial wheat and imperial cherry wheat, @hermit... Great scores on northern brewer where I ordered the supplies for on this batch... Also didn't see any other...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-07-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By tacks
Also, recipe was: 24# 2 row US 2# honey...

Also, recipe was:

24# 2 row US
2# honey malt
2# flaked barley
1# crystal 120L
1# candi 75L

Not sure hops really matter for my questions but it was 1 oz magnum (12.4%) and 2 oz northdown...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-07-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By tacks
Thanks for the responses, this was the first...

Thanks for the responses, this was the first starter I'd done, I figured since my OG was going to be so high, the better to get the yeast used to the environment, next time I'll know better. ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-07-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By tacks
For my brown ales, Oktoberfests, and saisons, I...

For my brown ales, Oktoberfests, and saisons, I use Nottingham as a good old standby. No particular reason, it just seems to have worked well for me in the past, why mess with a good thing?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-07-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By tacks
Barleywine, time to cold crash?

Hi all I'm doing my second barleywine currently (first one turned out like crap), and I am wondering if I should be cold crashing it, here's my situation: Brewed this batch on the 1st of this month,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By tacks
First partigyle brew soon, looking for tips

Hi all, I've been brewing for about two years now, a little over one as all grain, but I'm going to be doing a partigyle in the next week or so. My first runnings are going to be a barleywine and my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 990
Views: 16,543
Posted By tacks
I'll give it a shot

I'll give it a shot
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By tacks
Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-17-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By tacks
Last minute entries to a brew contest anyone?

The Rochester Mills of metro Detroit big brew is scheduled for the 26th this month, and if you are interested in entering, the website is http://beercos.com/ to get registered. It was a blast last...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-09-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By tacks
Learning lots about the style, thanks guys.

Learning lots about the style, thanks guys.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-09-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By tacks
Thanks guys. Zoidberg, how much chocolate malt?...

Thanks guys. Zoidberg, how much chocolate malt? I just want to have good proportions, in the past I've made mistakes of using way too much adjunct malt and had it completely overwhelm the beer. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By tacks
Black IPA grains?

I'm going to be brewing a black IPA for a homebrewing competition, and I've never done a black IPA. The contest sponsors are providing base malt but I need to know how much black barley to bring with...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-24-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 292,980
Posted By tacks
+5 27,514 gallons total

+5

27,514 gallons total
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