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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By Tommish
Yeah, fuggles for when I am feeling fuggly, which...

Yeah, fuggles for when I am feeling fuggly, which is anytime I want an English style, which is just about any time I want beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Tommish
Soperbrew is on right now. soperbrew,...

Soperbrew is on right now.

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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,604
Posted By Tommish
Almost finished with the mash for my first AG...

Almost finished with the mash for my first AG pale ale. Not sure how the recipe will turn out because I suspect the LHBS mis-measured my grain bill. Oh well, it smells good-- I bet it will turn out...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-30-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,040
Posted By Tommish
If you're adding any late, I would go with the...

If you're adding any late, I would go with the Kent Goldings.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-27-2008, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By Tommish
Gravity and grain weight were spot on, as were my...

Gravity and grain weight were spot on, as were my infusion volumes. I did not precisely measure my volume collected but I did the calculation assuming 6 gallons collected-- my boil kettle is not yet...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-26-2008, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By Tommish
My 2nd All-Grain / Massive Efficiency Increase!

Last Sunday I finally had a chance to do a 2nd all-grain recipe and I was majorly surprised by the leap in efficiency I had! I did Jamil's Beamish-Style Dry Stout recipe from the September issue of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-19-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,668
Posted By Tommish
When you racked to secondary, did you start the...

When you racked to secondary, did you start the siphon with your mouth? If so, there could be lactic bacteria contamination. Generally though with that kind of infection you will see some kind of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-11-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By Tommish
I have not used the White Labs Wit Yeast but I...

I have not used the White Labs Wit Yeast but I have used a couple of the other White Labs Belgians which recommended temps in the higher range.

I did a wit with the WLP550 Belgian Ale Yeast with...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By Tommish
Because I don't have adequate temp control yet I...

Because I don't have adequate temp control yet I have been focusing on Belgians styles for the higher temp yeast tolerance. Good thing I like Belgians :)

1 1/2 weeks ago I did my first AG. I was...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-03-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By Tommish
+1 to that.

+1 to that.
Forum: General Techniques 06-01-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Tommish
What is your hop addition schedule/recipe?

What is your hop addition schedule/recipe?
Forum: General Techniques 05-29-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Tommish
7. Yeast #1: I think I'm in love! Yeast #2:...

7. Yeast #1: I think I'm in love!
Yeast #2: Me too. Too bad we reproduce by budding.
Yeast #1: Mmmmm, budding...
Yeast #2: I know, right?

:D

I am actually using a Belgian blend...
Forum: General Techniques 05-28-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,789
Posted By Tommish
I wouldn't put a flask directly on an electric...

I wouldn't put a flask directly on an electric element but since you have a glass-top, I don't see any issues.
Forum: General Techniques 05-28-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,789
Posted By Tommish
Even though that is not a lot of wort, keep in...

Even though that is not a lot of wort, keep in mind that you will likely double the number of yeast cells that are in the smack pack. Since many people use the pack without a starter, I suspect your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-28-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,176
Posted By Tommish
I think that stuff on top might BE...

I think that stuff on top might BE antibiotics...:drunk:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-27-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Tommish
BTW - I like that sparge arm. I think it is a...

BTW - I like that sparge arm. I think it is a great design...






... for a 21A beer :D
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-27-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By Tommish
Was bubbling like crazy after only 4 hours. I...

Was bubbling like crazy after only 4 hours. I did a blow-off tube for the first time ever, just because I thought I had better since I did a two-step starter. When I got up this a.m. it was about...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-27-2008, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By Tommish
Next batch for sure-- going to wally world! ...

Next batch for sure-- going to wally world!

I was just griping because the sense of accomplishment had not quite sunk in like it has now. I was still in "what do I need to do next?" mode when I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-27-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By Tommish
1st AG - Belgian Blond!

I am so exhausted.

All went pretty well. Did a batch sparge and got just shy of 75%. I am so psyched about the color-- I have never been able to get anything this color (pale straw-- about 4.5...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-26-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By Tommish
That makes sense. Most of the time you get the...

That makes sense. Most of the time you get the temp warning about grains and tannins is towards the end of the sparge when the Ph is getting higher as the sugar is extracted. Guess that's why...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-25-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By Tommish
Question about decoction mashing

All the literature I have read about handling grain, both for steeping and for mashing, advise that you not bring the grain to a boil or else tannins will be extracted which will cause astringency in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-25-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,830
Posted By Tommish
Can I have yours? :p <kidding>

Can I have yours? :p <kidding>
Forum: General Techniques 05-24-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By Tommish
I do a ratio of 1/2 cup of DME to 2 cups water...

I do a ratio of 1/2 cup of DME to 2 cups water which puts it about 1.040.
Forum: General Techniques 05-23-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By Tommish
Basting turkeys w/beer! mmmmmmm

Basting turkeys w/beer! mmmmmmm
Forum: General Techniques 05-23-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,589
Posted By Tommish
"And in the end, the beer you take is equal to...

"And in the end, the beer you take is equal to the wort... you make!" :tank:

and

"Yeasterday... all my dubbels seemed so far away!" :D
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