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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2013, 06:10 PM
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Posted By BridgeBrew
Boy, I'd try to find a warmer place for us04....

Boy, I'd try to find a warmer place for us04. Generally English strains need to be in the mid 60s. That's a safe temp. They also will produce some interesting esters if you let them up towards 70 or...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-21-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By BridgeBrew
Definitely the 68+ temps. Hefe yeasts will even...

Definitely the 68+ temps. Hefe yeasts will even like to be a touch warmer. And don't worry about internal temps rising with a one gallon batch. There won't be enough mass or volume to have your temps...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2013, 12:42 AM
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Posted By BridgeBrew
well you will definitely have a huge caramel...

well you will definitely have a huge caramel flavor in there with that much c40. That would be 2.5 pound of c40 in a five gallon batch!! BUT that doesn't mean it wont be delicious, just rich.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-29-2013, 02:35 PM
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Views: 2,127
Posted By BridgeBrew
Not sure of others recipes, but that isn't...

Not sure of others recipes, but that isn't anywhere close to my clone. The Amarillo and Simcoe should be added in about .5oz increments from 20 minutes to flameout. I then have two ounces Simcoe, one...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-20-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By BridgeBrew
Try not to go too nuts with the challenger, it...

Try not to go too nuts with the challenger, it will get spicy on you and take away from the Citra. I make an amber with .5 oz of challenger and then Amarillo later on in the boil and they work well...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-17-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By BridgeBrew
Don't panic your reading is probably right. That...

Don't panic your reading is probably right. That was the first beer I ever brewed and it finished at 1.002FG. It tasted like champagne. Crystal clear, light and refreshing. If you get the kit again,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-27-2013, 01:48 PM
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Views: 118
Posted By BridgeBrew
Exactly, you seem to be right in the ballpark....

Exactly, you seem to be right in the ballpark. Leave the default setting at 75% for a few more batches and see how close they are. If you find that you are always a few points low then you can change...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By BridgeBrew
Have you ever had a kolsch before? The yeast does...

Have you ever had a kolsch before? The yeast does impart a unique flavor and aroma and it is supposed to!! As for the clearing up of the beer, just do as everyone else suggested. There are a bunch of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-26-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By BridgeBrew
My bet is the Honey malt. When you get up to the...

My bet is the Honey malt. When you get up to the half pound range it starts to taste like concentrated honey/musty grain. It overpowers other grains and hops. The beer I did with that much honey is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By BridgeBrew
The Beersmith FG is a approximate number, not a...

The Beersmith FG is a approximate number, not a definite one. Things such as your mash temp and how efficient you were at getting the sugars out of your mash tun will have a big effect on your FG....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-20-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,440
Posted By BridgeBrew
Hey Chad have you ever let anyone with some beer...

Hey Chad have you ever let anyone with some beer tasting experience judge or critique your beers? Could this possibly be an issue with your palate? Just a thought.....i would be depressed if i were...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-19-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By BridgeBrew
If this is one of your first brews I seriously...

If this is one of your first brews I seriously suggest you hold off on the lagers and brew an ale first!! If you have stir plates and starter equiptment and some fermentation control then you could...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-19-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By BridgeBrew
Np man, hope it turns out super tasty!!

Np man, hope it turns out super tasty!!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-18-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By BridgeBrew
Well i am new to adding salt to my water profile,...

Well i am new to adding salt to my water profile, but when i plug your salts in it seems to me your sulfite/chloride ratio is accentuating the bitterness in the beer. Dont take this as gospel, i am...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By BridgeBrew
Let that baby warm up in your closet for 2 days...

Let that baby warm up in your closet for 2 days and then drop it back down to 48-52 again to finish off your total fermentation time. You never know if this beer may actually finish lower than 1.014....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-18-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By BridgeBrew
I know a highlt attenuating yeast is important in...

I know a highlt attenuating yeast is important in reaching a low F.G, but isnt having sugars that are much more fermantable more important? Fermantable such as table sugar, honey, candi sugar. A...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-18-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By BridgeBrew
You will probably have to list your recipe and...

You will probably have to list your recipe and salts added plus your fermentation temps for us to give you better feedback.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-18-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By BridgeBrew
Dont panic, the beer looks much lighter when...

Dont panic, the beer looks much lighter when sitting in a white fermenting bucket. That coupled with you looking through about 15inches of beer in the carboy gives the illusion of a much darker beer....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By BridgeBrew
Understandable, and thats why you need to check...

Understandable, and thats why you need to check the gravity in that day 4 area. Hopefully you catch the yeast while they still have enough work to do and they can clean the diacetyl and other things...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By BridgeBrew
You mean like posting on a national homebrewing...

You mean like posting on a national homebrewing forum......;)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By BridgeBrew
Be patient and wait at least 4 days. Then take a...

Be patient and wait at least 4 days. Then take a gravity reading. You should be around that 75-80%,but the only true measure is gravity readings. Those temps will be perfect.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,342
Posted By BridgeBrew
Bullgator just make a small one gallon batch or...

Bullgator just make a small one gallon batch or steep the hops and make a hop tea and see if you can taste or smell that nasty aroma. Make sure your palate is clear of the smell before you sample so...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By BridgeBrew
Bubbling airlocks dont mean that yeast are still...

Bubbling airlocks dont mean that yeast are still active. Temp changes and a bunch of other things can make an airlock bubble. Pop the top off your fermentor and take a gravity reading. That is the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By BridgeBrew
Congrats!! Now get them to come over and witness...

Congrats!! Now get them to come over and witness how much effort goes into a batch and see if they hang around to help out a few times. Then explain to them that you cannot be paid legally to brew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By BridgeBrew
A good way to gauge if you are boiling too hard...

A good way to gauge if you are boiling too hard is if your rolling boil is splattering up and out of the kettle. From there tone it back until its not shooting out everywhere. That usually give me a...
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