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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 37,193
Posted By KYB
My favorite myth: People on homebrew forums are...

My favorite myth: People on homebrew forums are experts on brewing.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-09-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,940
Posted By KYB
Ok, but the most important thing - what actually...

Ok, but the most important thing - what actually turns maltose water into beer -is fermentation. A person new to brewing should learn proper fermentation: proper pitch rate and temperature. "Green"...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-16-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,340
Posted By KYB
Where is all the research to backup all your...

Where is all the research to backup all your statements? You seem to know very little about Brettanomyces yet you have a firm belief that what you are saying is true. Wyeast and White Labs package it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-20-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,834
Posted By KYB
You need a low carbonation if using a nitrogen...

You need a low carbonation if using a nitrogen setup. Carbing normally will result in a lot of foam. Remember you are forcing beer through tiny holes at 30psi. There is going to be some turbulence....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By KYB
I haven't noticed off flavors until about 8...

I haven't noticed off flavors until about 8 months. I'd say 6 to be safe. 5 gallon batches.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-03-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 243,931
Posted By KYB
At 3 weeks in, the 2 5gal batches (Jar 6 and 9)...

At 3 weeks in, the 2 5gal batches (Jar 6 and 9) are down to 1.010 from 1.050, 80% attentuation. They smell good but I did not sample. Going to let them go a little longer and then sample and probably...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By KYB
I wasn't able to make it, but there is a beer...

I wasn't able to make it, but there is a beer store called Growlers that looked great.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-19-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,988
Posted By KYB
My plan exactly. I have a bunch of brett beers...

My plan exactly. I have a bunch of brett beers going, and bottled one after 3 months primary (I pitched brett with the sacc). I'm always needing more fermenters. I've also heard the beer really...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-19-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By KYB
I brewed a different kind of Imperial Stout, with...

I brewed a different kind of Imperial Stout, with cocoa, Flaked Corn and 6lbs of Honey. 1.117 corrected OG. I heated the honey to 180*F for a few minutes, then cooled and pitched in primary (most of...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-19-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 243,931
Posted By KYB
No, but I did everything in the house on the...

No, but I did everything in the house on the property I set it out. No one in recent history has brewed there. I used his pot to boil in, and my new sanitized jars. Is it possible someone a hundred...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-04-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 243,931
Posted By KYB
I don't believe I had a question.. and yes, I...

I don't believe I had a question.. and yes, I know - all of that. I am more than familiar with wild beers. That is the point of this experiment.

I am stepping them up into quart jars now, then I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-31-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,015
Posted By KYB
Yea I've heard it tore through a BW to 17+%. I'll...

Yea I've heard it tore through a BW to 17+%. I'll be making a big english barleywine soon, so I will be using WLP099.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-28-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By KYB
For the first use I would brew something big and...

For the first use I would brew something big and flavorful. Big stout, barleywine, old ale, bdsa, something along those lines. The 2nd run could be a medium flavored beer. I've had a bourbon barrel...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-27-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,932
Posted By KYB
Use GOOD vanilla beans. Don't use Brewers Best...

Use GOOD vanilla beans. Don't use Brewers Best Vanilla beans. There's a reason they're so cheap. Do like above, slice them open longways.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-27-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,026
Posted By KYB
**** I've drank an Imperial Stout on the beach in...

**** I've drank an Imperial Stout on the beach in the middle of summer, and enjoyed every bit of it. I will never buy cheap beer, unless I'm broke and out of homebrew. Usually ends up being in the...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-25-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 243,931
Posted By KYB
Yea all I care about is capturing some from the...

Yea all I care about is capturing some from the air that makes damn good beer. That's my goal. I don't really care what it is at this point.

I do find it odd that the 2 jars from the basement...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-24-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 243,931
Posted By KYB
Yes I know, which is why I only set 2 out of 9...

Yes I know, which is why I only set 2 out of 9 jars in the cellar. The rest of the jars were around trees, raspberry bushes, gardens, etc. It was partially the novelty, partially because I happen to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,249
Posted By KYB
It may sound great, but a lot of people don't...

It may sound great, but a lot of people don't realize it's not that glamorous. If a cool job to you is carrying around sacks of grain, cleaning crap, and maybe some other oddball jobs - for typically...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By KYB
There's been a lot of these popping up lately. If...

There's been a lot of these popping up lately. If you can't do you own legwork/research, I don't think you can run a brewpub ("you" meaning anyone). Also, I hope you have around $500,000 lined up. If...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-22-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By KYB
1.00oz EK Goldings 60min 0.50oz EKG 30min (not...

1.00oz EK Goldings 60min
0.50oz EKG 30min (not really necessary at 30min but I do it anyway)

I also use a pound of biscuit, or anything for a subtle toasted malt character. I like that in my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-22-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By KYB
Definitely not an aeration problem with such low...

Definitely not an aeration problem with such low OG. I noticed you had another stuck fermentation as well.

What yeast did you use? How much? If dry, did you rehydrate and what temp was the water...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-21-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By KYB
I use 2oz Black Barley in mine, and 8oz of...

I use 2oz Black Barley in mine, and 8oz of crystal malts. Beersmith says 13.4srm and it's a nice deep red. Looks pretty solid to me, although I've never actually used those cara-malts. I vary my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-21-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,293
Posted By KYB
I don't know if they are food safe, but I've used...

I don't know if they are food safe, but I've used those rubber washers in bulkheads and they stopped the leaking. Used one in my first mash tun cooler, over 3 years with not a single drop leaking,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-21-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,468
Posted By KYB
Haha, yea. Teenagers are smart about things they...

Haha, yea. Teenagers are smart about things they want. They also rebel the stricter you are (if they have the opportunity to) about certain things. If you lock it and tell them NO NO NO OFF LIMITS OR...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-21-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 243,931
Posted By KYB
I have some promising jars I'm about to step up,...

I have some promising jars I'm about to step up, then hopefully brew with them. One of the jars in the 193yr old cellar has a nice fruity and apple smell to it. The other good one is hard to...
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