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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2013, 02:47 AM
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Posted By floodbrew
Just brewed this imperial over the weekend,...

Just brewed this imperial over the weekend, generally the same recipe as above and a 2 liter starter. OG came in at 1.090. The sucker took off in a short time with a very vigorous first couple of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By floodbrew
Thanks guys, this is excellent advice. I agree...

Thanks guys, this is excellent advice. I agree about pulling back from the SMASH definition. Really my intent was just to focus on a single hop variety and these recommendations are going to help me...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By floodbrew
Thank you for the suggestion. I'll drop it in the...

Thank you for the suggestion. I'll drop it in the calculator tonight.

Can I assume I need to shoot past 85-90 IBUs to fight through the malt presence? I chose this hop after enjoying Ballast...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By floodbrew
Not sure about the hostile response, buddy....

Not sure about the hostile response, buddy. You're right, I'm not getting the single malt side done through extract... though there is plenty written here and elsewhere about extract brewers getting...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By floodbrew
El Dorado SMaSH DIPA (Need Assistance)

Hey folks, as I progress in my brewing experience (now in year two) I am interested in brewing a simple SMaSH DIPA, or as simple as that can get.

I'm going 5.5 gallon extract brew and have...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-05-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By floodbrew
Thank you for the reply. I was wondering when I...

Thank you for the reply. I was wondering when I would get some help too! That calculator is great. Just what I was looking for.

I would imagine my pre-fermentation additions are going to to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-03-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By floodbrew
Maple Primer in a Party Pig

Hey Folks,
I have a maple porter in the 5 gallon primary that I am going to split between my Party Pig (2.25 gallons) and about a dozen bomber bottles for whatever beer remains. Already used 24oz of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-24-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By floodbrew
Talked to Midwest today. The yeast providers...

Talked to Midwest today. The yeast providers assure them that their product remains viable even after freezing in transit.

Also to note on the puffy American Ale smackpak, I was told that all of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-23-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By floodbrew
Frozen on arrival

Hey, I just received a fairly big Midwest ingredient/equipment order via FedEx today.. with a daytime high temperature of 15F, of course. Immediately opened the box to to locate my two Wyeast...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-18-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By floodbrew
Thanks guys, I'm not worried about the beer if I...

Thanks guys, I'm not worried about the beer if I move it up to 70. I was more curious what benefits would be found with that move. From what I see, its speed of carbonation. Otherwise by this point...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-15-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By floodbrew
Of course I just saw a similar post just below...

Of course I just saw a similar post just below this one.. . I can refer to those answers from Revvy, but any other feedback is welcome.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-15-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By floodbrew
Bottle Conditioning at Low End Temps

Just bottled a sweet stout over the weekend after about a month in my primary. Started at 1.075 that included 14oz of lactose in the mix. Hit my target finish at 1.023. I used Wyeast 1098 British and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-07-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By floodbrew
Here's the update on this brew. All went very...

Here's the update on this brew. All went very well. Finished at 1.014 and bottled with lactose on the 5th of October and cracking open the first one just before Halloween. Plenty of spice and the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-20-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By floodbrew
Thanks for the continued advice, guys. airlock...

Thanks for the continued advice, guys. airlock activity is slowing, so i just did a hyrometer reading at the 11 day mark. I'm down to 1.016, so I'm feelin' fine and will allow this brew to sit it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-12-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By floodbrew
Ive used the secondary for brews i am looking to...

Ive used the secondary for brews i am looking to clear up a little more and have when I needed to start a second batch right away with bottles ready.

Ill take your advice and let you know how it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-11-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By floodbrew
Yep the yeast sensed my stress and made me sweat...

Yep the yeast sensed my stress and made me sweat it out!

Drinknoh2o.. pleas elaborate a little on your post if you don't mind. Should I omit plans for the secondary and just leave it in the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-11-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By floodbrew
Yep the yeast sensed my stress and made me sweat...

Yep the yeast sensed my stress and made me sweat it out!

Drinknoh2o.. pleas elaborate a little on your post if you don't mind. Should I omit plans for the secondary and just leave it in the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By floodbrew
Quick followup.. the yeast is beginning to do its...

Quick followup.. the yeast is beginning to do its thing... of course after buying the second vial of 005 and driving home on lunch. I'm still going to add it tonight and a given an update at the end....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By floodbrew
Thanks for the replies. The "best by" date on the...

Thanks for the replies. The "best by" date on the vial is November and it traveled from Austin home brew with an icepack. I don't think that is the issue. Thinking underpitching is the culprit. All...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By floodbrew
Thanks for takin' it easy on me! Senior brewer I...

Thanks for takin' it easy on me! Senior brewer I am not, but 7 brews deep and all of my White Labs before this one have taken off like rockets without a starter and I always finish within a point or...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By floodbrew
WLP005 Question

Brewed an 5 gallon extract based pumpkin ale last night (Saturday), OG 1.060. Pitched a WLP005 directly into wort at about 9:30pm as I have done with all of my White Labs yeast vials of various...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-31-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By floodbrew
Twist-Off Comes to Craft?

It's never been a surprise in the past to be cracking off a cap by habit on a bottle of faux craft beer with my opener and realizing it's actually a twisty.. duh. However, since the start of the new...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-11-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By floodbrew
thanks folks. i'm curious why i've seen...

thanks folks. i'm curious why i've seen instructions suggesting the "cold start" and the logic behind it.
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-10-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By floodbrew
When does the steeping timer start

Doing an fat tire clone extract kit with specialty grains tomorrow morning for the first time.

As per my kit directions, I plan to go the route of transferring my pre-crushed grains into a muslin...
Forum: Introductions 01-25-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 31
Posted By floodbrew
good point. i am sure there are a few. ...

good point. i am sure there are a few.

thanks for the advice. i'll make sure to hit you up with some questions if i get stuck in my next brew.
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