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Forum: India Pale Ale 07-01-2013, 06:30 PM
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-30-2013, 01:50 PM
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Posted By epicac2
:'(

:'(
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-29-2013, 03:33 PM
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Posted By epicac2
help name these contaminated brews

I recently started working for a nano brewery and the last brewer was horrible with sanitation. I need help figuring out what these contaminations are from.

The first 2 are from buckets holding a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2013, 12:31 PM
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Posted By epicac2
looks very normal to me

looks very normal to me
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2013, 02:48 AM
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Posted By epicac2
Can you name them?

Can you name them?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-12-2012, 02:00 PM
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Posted By epicac2
Thanks for the clarification!

Thanks for the clarification!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-12-2012, 02:09 AM
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Posted By epicac2
Starter OG same as recipe OG?

Im brewing a recipe with an expected OG of 1.077. Should my starter wort be 1.077 as well? I'll be using WY1056. Thanks
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-01-2012, 03:41 AM
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Posted By epicac2
i just did Northern Brewers Spiced Winter Ale. I...

i just did Northern Brewers Spiced Winter Ale. I would def. recommended it for a winter party. Its super easy drinking. Even my mom liked it, or at least she claimed to... Low IBU, the mulling spices...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2012, 11:10 PM
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Posted By epicac2
Yes my therm was reading higher. meaning my...

Yes my therm was reading higher. meaning my actual mash temp was 152, instead of my intended 154. My hydrometer was calibrated at 60F in distilled water. Yes I use Beer alchemy and it does adjust for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2012, 10:09 PM
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Posted By epicac2
Help! Consistent low FG

My efficiency has recently jumped and the last 6 or so brews have come out with a higher OG. Lately I've been getting about 80% efficiency. Im normally shooting for OG around 1.056 and most end...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-01-2012, 08:35 PM
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Posted By epicac2
about 42F. I usually set around 12psi for 7-9...

about 42F. I usually set around 12psi for 7-9 days and carbonation is pretty good. This style called for 10psi. My serving lines are 5 feet from a picnic tap
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-01-2012, 06:38 PM
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Posted By epicac2
I'm trying to carb 2 new beers and keep serving...

I'm trying to carb 2 new beers and keep serving pressure on a 3rd keg. I recently installed the splitter and my 2 new beers seem to be carving slower than before. Should I have the higher pressure on...
Forum: Brew Science 09-25-2012, 11:09 PM
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Posted By epicac2
Just got my water report Help? Please??

I tried using brunwater but it says my water report is unbalanced. Im not sure what that means. Can anyone help me out with understanding my report?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-24-2012, 11:55 PM
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Posted By epicac2
Thanks for the tip. Maybe I'll dry hop with .75...

Thanks for the tip. Maybe I'll dry hop with .75 oz of each
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2012, 10:47 PM
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Posted By epicac2
oops, sorry. i missed that 40 ibu comment...

oops, sorry. i missed that 40 ibu comment earlier.

Ok, heres where I'm at now. Any concerns?

US Warrior 16.7 % 0.75 oz 60 Min From End
US Amarillo 9.3 % 0.75 oz 15 Min From End
US Simcoe 13.0...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2012, 09:35 PM
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Posted By epicac2
Ok I'll try this. I added in beer alchemy though...

Ok I'll try this. I added in beer alchemy though and this comes out to 109 IBU. That seems a little high. I was shooting for around 70-80. Should I scale back the warrior to .50 oz? That would bring...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2012, 07:34 PM
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Posted By epicac2
Thanks. Maybe I'll go with 1.5 oz dry hop. Or...

Thanks. Maybe I'll go with 1.5 oz dry hop.
Or possibly 1oz citra & .5 oz Amarillo dry hop
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2012, 06:59 PM
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Posted By epicac2
Please critique my IPA

What do you guys think of this recipe?


2 Row 11lbs
Caramel 40 1 lb

mash at 152 for 60 min

US Simcoe 13.0 % 1.00 oz 60 Min From End
US Amarillo 9.3 % 0.25 oz 30 Min From End
Forum: India Pale Ale 04-21-2012, 04:46 PM
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Posted By epicac2
I brewed this last week with some minor changes....

I brewed this last week with some minor changes. Should I rack to secondary? Its been in primary for 7 days now. If so, should the oak chips stay behind when I transfer?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-11-2012, 01:17 AM
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Posted By epicac2
anyone find any info on this recipe?

anyone find any info on this recipe?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-03-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By epicac2
i took a gravity reading today. It was 1.012....

i took a gravity reading today. It was 1.012. Exactly what beeralchemy said it would finish at. Since I hit my FG number, do you think my low OG was due to a late reading(3 hours after pitching yeast)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-29-2011, 02:09 AM
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Posted By epicac2
No I dont. But I will for my next brew in a few...

No I dont. But I will for my next brew in a few days. i got 3 all grain kits for xmas, so its going to be a busy week.

What does "check your crush" mean?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-28-2011, 02:41 AM
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Posted By epicac2
I just read it, thanks. This was an all grain...

I just read it, thanks. This was an all grain batch though.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-28-2011, 02:25 AM
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Posted By epicac2
OG wayyyyy too low

Im not sure what went wrong. Beeralchemy says this recipe should have been 1.051. I completely forgot to take a reading until 3 hours later. It came in at 1.027. Not sure why its so low. I know it's...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-29-2011, 05:22 AM
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Posted By epicac2
I usually make starters but decided to brew last...

I usually make starters but decided to brew last minute kinda.

I brewed to day. Northern Brewer in Milwaukee didnt have Crystal 15 but they gave me a substitute. This is what I went with...
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