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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2014, 03:18 AM
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Posted By kylevester
To avoid hot spots, you just have to stir. I know...

To avoid hot spots, you just have to stir. I know it sounds flippant and simplistic, but that's just the way it is. Just like mashing in, you gotta keep things moving to help spread the heat around....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-08-2014, 03:09 AM
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Posted By kylevester
I shall not allow this thread to die! At a...

I shall not allow this thread to die!

At a recent beer festival, I had a Chocolate Peppermint Imperial Porter from One Trick Pony that was pretty atrocious. Not as bad as the bacon maple donut or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By kylevester
Agreed on that it won't hurt to taste it. ...

Agreed on that it won't hurt to taste it.

However, with the plasticky or band-aid smell or taste, that indicates a not good type of infection. Couple that with a gravity at 1.000 and there may be...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-20-2013, 06:20 AM
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Views: 4,038
Posted By kylevester
Found this thread on a google search... I've...

Found this thread on a google search...

I've been having problems with one of my Perlick 525 faucets. Came home about an hour ago to an empty keg and beer all over the carpet.

My first problem...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2013, 05:01 AM
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Posted By kylevester
Sigh. Yeah. I started this for people to post...

Sigh. Yeah. I started this for people to post truly bad beers, not just things they don't care for. For the most part, it's gone well, but let's reiterate...

Please list here beers you find with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2013, 04:46 AM
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Posted By kylevester
As a fat guy who likes McGriddles and started...

As a fat guy who likes McGriddles and started this thread, Voodoo Maple Donut does not taste like a McGriddle. At all. In the least.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2013, 04:44 AM
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Posted By kylevester
I tried it awhile back now, shortly after it came...

I tried it awhile back now, shortly after it came out. It was ok, but certainly not a "worst" that I've had. I'll take Sapphire over regular Beck's any day.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2013, 04:42 AM
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Posted By kylevester
I was in Binny's the other day and saw that Rogue...

I was in Binny's the other day and saw that Rogue has expanded their "Voodoo Maple Donut" beer to include something that had chocolate and banana in it.

Anyone had that? They scarred me enough...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,268
Posted By kylevester
With a SS mash tun, you can wrap it in an...

With a SS mash tun, you can wrap it in an insulating material as well, skipping the direct heating. I took a rubber bottomed keg and wrapped it in K-Flex, which is used in industry to wrap steam...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-21-2013, 08:03 AM
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Views: 137,699
Posted By kylevester
Hey there folks, let's try to keep this as on...

Hey there folks, let's try to keep this as on topic as possible. The topic is the worst CRAFT BREW you've ever had, not your least favorite brewery or trashing of macrobrews.

For example, I opened...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By kylevester
My kettle is 8 gallons and the sight glass comes...

My kettle is 8 gallons and the sight glass comes to the top of the kettle.

Your best fix is to get a new tube that's longer and just cut it at the top of the kettle. That way you're not gonna boil...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By kylevester
So you have a larger volume than 8 gallons in...

So you have a larger volume than 8 gallons in your boil kettle? I'm unsure from the first paragraph the size of your kettle.

Yes, account for dead space in your total volume. Overall your plan...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By kylevester
Never used the yeast, but I'll try to provide...

Never used the yeast, but I'll try to provide some useful info for you.

That you had a slow starter is a potential red flag. The age of the yeast is a likely culprit here, but since you did a big...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By kylevester
Air scrubbing will upset the grain bed, the level...

Air scrubbing will upset the grain bed, the level of which is dependent on the air flow velocity, the nature of the clog, and the manifold.

Given the description here, air scrubbing would probably...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By kylevester
Ok, so after multiple beer judging experiences in...

Ok, so after multiple beer judging experiences in the Specialty Beer category, I can give you this advice: Learn how to brew before experimenting or moving too fast.

You first need to develop a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By kylevester
It's partly what you're asking and partly that...

It's partly what you're asking and partly that you didn't use enough water. One big thing could be whether or not you poured the entire contents of the boil kettle into your fermenter.

If you want...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By kylevester
I'll support the above two posts. Without grains...

I'll support the above two posts. Without grains you'll lose temp faster. Most coolers will lose 1-3 degrees an hour with grains, and that's only in the spot you're measuring. fair78 gives a great...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By kylevester
I have the standard JS MaltMill. Since I bought...

I have the standard JS MaltMill. Since I bought it (and I've changed mash tun equipment in that time) my brewhouse efficiency has been consistently 75% or higher for standard to big 5 gallon batches....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By kylevester
As far as magazines go... Join the AHA...

As far as magazines go...

Join the AHA (American Homebrewers Association) and you'll get Zymurgy free. BYO (Brew Your Own) is another excellent magazine.

Both of them provide recipes, and it's...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 137,699
Posted By kylevester
My brother hates it, but loves a bunch of other...

My brother hates it, but loves a bunch of other Bell's and his standard IPA homebrew is based on Two-Hearted.

I'm kinda the same. I think it's too sour, in a bad way, to drink. I think it has a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 137,699
Posted By kylevester
I've been a little MIA recently. I'm gonna...

I've been a little MIA recently.

I'm gonna toss in 2012 Dark Lord as a brew that was pretty disgusting. Had it fully attenuated, I bet it would have been very good, not as good as 2011, but still...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-27-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,711
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Posted By kylevester
I don't think this is so bad if I pour it into a...

I don't think this is so bad if I pour it into a glass first. A lot of the aroma and whatnot goes away then. From the bottle, it's pretty bad, but if you pour it into a glass like it's meant, it's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-25-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By kylevester
That's been the case when I've judged. Some...

That's been the case when I've judged. Some competitions require a 30 or better to get a medal. Generally, if you're getting a 35 or better, you've got a really good beer on your hands.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-25-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By kylevester
The alcohol already in the beer will help prevent...

The alcohol already in the beer will help prevent infection, plus the cherries and honey are sterile.

However, to be safe, put the cherries and honey into a pot and mix well. Add your spices and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-25-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By kylevester
Brewing an RIS now and submitting for spring...

Brewing an RIS now and submitting for spring isn't optimal. An RIS needs upwards of 9 months aging to be at it's peak, if not longer. I second the suggestion of entering the same RIS (assuming you...
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