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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-12-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Dirt101
Just dumped half a batch of my first brew ever...

Just dumped half a batch of my first brew ever today, a Brewers Best English Brown kit that fermented way too high and tasted like bandaids. From what I understand that taste wont go away, I choked...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Dirt101
Great, thanks for the info..my porter has been in...

Great, thanks for the info..my porter has been in primary since Nov 1st, would it benefit it to bring it upstairs and let it warm up for the rest of the time? I used S-05 yeast.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Dirt101
Post Fermentation Temp

I hate to start another ferm temp thread but I searched and couldnt find what I was looking for. I can regulate my ferm temps for the first 2 or 3 days very well during the heavy fermentation and...
Forum: American Ale 11-11-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 692,266
Posted By Dirt101
Brewed an extract version of this 2 weeks ago...

Brewed an extract version of this 2 weeks ago with the following hop schedule, turned out fantastic, my best beer to date.

I used

1 oz 11.4% Chinook at 60
1 oz 5.4% Cascade at 15
1 oz 5.4%...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-31-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,163
Posted By Dirt101
I think itll be just fine, I always rehydrated...

I think itll be just fine, I always rehydrated (mostly Nottingham, until thier troubles started)..but three days ago sprinkled some S-05 after rehydrating 2 packets of Notty that just didnt look or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-24-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Dirt101
I would maybe skip the kit and go to the recipe...

I would maybe skip the kit and go to the recipe section and brew one of the many outstanding recipes there, if you have a brew shop close by. Probably couldnt go wrong with something like this..
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By Dirt101
It was Nottingham, all the ones Ive tried have...

It was Nottingham, all the ones Ive tried have been cold right out of the fridge..just took me by surprise that this one didnt have it at all...so beats me..thanks for all the help though.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Dirt101
..then go get the free trial of Beersmith and...

..then go get the free trial of Beersmith and start getting familiar with it..:)

Your recipe might look like this, I like Dry extracts so thats what i used to bring your ABV up, I also assumed a 5...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,082
Posted By Dirt101
I would be careful using your primary bucket for...

I would be careful using your primary bucket for sanitizing because of the chance you may scratch the inside somehow. I used a mild bleach solution, then dishwasher for my 1st batch, then after...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By Dirt101
Im in Lincoln, our tap water tastes very good..I...

Im in Lincoln, our tap water tastes very good..I got this info from the City website;

PH - 7.6
Calcium - 70.7
Mag - 4.7
Sodium - 29.6
Sulfate - 78.0
Chloride - 17.8

I also brewed a Bitter...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By Dirt101
Yes I use Neb water..

Yes I use Neb water..
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By Dirt101
So, about this band-aid smell..

My first brew has been in the bottle for 3.5 weeks (an english brown ale). I didnt do anything to control ferment temps, the beer is fantastic but the first 5 or so bottles had a strong band aid...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 617,123
Posted By Dirt101
Ah, that makes sense..thanks for the help.

Ah, that makes sense..thanks for the help.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 617,123
Posted By Dirt101
This is after the mash..Its telling me to mash in...

This is after the mash..Its telling me to mash in 1 gallon for 45 minutes at 158 deg, then sparge two diff times..I just didnt know why it told me to sparge twice?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 617,123
Posted By Dirt101
One more quick question about the sparge,...

One more quick question about the sparge, Beersmith tells me to batch sparge round 1 with .96 gallons of water, then batch sparge round 2 with 1.63 gallons of water? This is with 4 lbs of grain. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-02-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 617,123
Posted By Dirt101
Great post, I cant get my head around the numbers...

Great post, I cant get my head around the numbers though. If I wanted to do this recipe in two 4 gallon pots what would it look like?, Its a version of Edworts Haus Pale Ale..


Style: American...
Forum: American Ale 10-02-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 692,266
Posted By Dirt101
Looking to brew this next and wondered if anyone...

Looking to brew this next and wondered if anyone has tried the PM version with success.. I browsed alot of the pages but didnt see where anyone has tried it. It will be my first venture away from...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-30-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,810
Posted By Dirt101
Heres my take on an extract version..could be way...

Heres my take on an extract version..could be way off though, I replaced the bittering addition with Chinook and tweaked the Cascade a little simply due to cost..Im not brewing a 65 dollar batch of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-29-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,398
Posted By Dirt101
Irish Red Recipe

delete............
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-28-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Dirt101
Is it possible that my beer..

can taste so good so soon...!!

Well this is only my second brew but I had to post this..I brewed a simple English Bitter (extract/specialty grain) on Wednesday, I just took a hydrometer reading...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-20-2009, 03:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dirt101
Hmm..its an English Brown Ale..maybe thats too...

Hmm..its an English Brown Ale..maybe thats too long in primary?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-19-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dirt101
4 days in primary and no more airlock activity so...

4 days in primary and no more airlock activity so i pulled a sample and its sitting at 1.013, tasted pretty decent too, I plan to let it sit in primary for about 4 weeks before bottling...pretty sure...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-18-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dirt101
Mines sitting in my basement on a table, the temp...

Mines sitting in my basement on a table, the temp down there is steady 67 and it was still fermenting at 75 according to the stick on therm that came with my kit which may be off a degree or two but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dirt101
Great..thanks for the info guys, Ill just wait...

Great..thanks for the info guys, Ill just wait and see how it turns out.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dirt101
So I should leave it as its too late and see how...

So I should leave it as its too late and see how it comes out, or go ahead and try setting it in some water?
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