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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2013, 06:09 PM
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Posted By MistFM
OK, So I just tried this beer and I have to say...

OK, So I just tried this beer and I have to say it came out GREAT! We ended up adding about 1.5 lbs of lactose before our bottling sugar and the final product has a tartness that isn't too bad. The...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-22-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By MistFM
So looking around, I actually came across some...

So looking around, I actually came across some new information. I think my biscuit malt was too high, so I lowered that to 12 oz. I am also thinking about using Wyeast 1056 or Wyeast 1272. I was...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-22-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By MistFM
Gooseberry Pie Beer Recipe

Hello everyone, I have been challenged by a coworker to try to mimic a gooseberry pie beer. I have 7 lbs of freshly picked gooseberries in my freezer right now and after researching on HBT and...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-17-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By MistFM
Do you think gooseberry would ruin a mead? It's...

Do you think gooseberry would ruin a mead? It's very very sour/tart. I honestly never had gooseberrys until moving to Missouri, so I have no idea what I'm doing when brewing it. :/
Forum: Mead Forum 06-17-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By MistFM
Gooseberry mead?

Hello everyone, I searched the forums and came up with goose-eggs. A coworker of mine recently gave me 7 lbs of gooseberrys and has challenged me to make an alcoholic beverage out of it. I didn't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By MistFM
I have heard both ways, why wouldn't you add...

I have heard both ways, why wouldn't you add during flameout?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By MistFM
First fruit secondary, how to sanitize puree?

Hey everyone, so I am brewing a nice summer peach beer. I added 1 lb of peach puree during flame out, and I am planning on adding more peach during secondary. I bought a 3 lb can of peach puree from...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-31-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By MistFM
Jesus, that second picture looks crazy....it was...

Jesus, that second picture looks crazy....it was wyeast 1450 denny's fav 50. It smelled like crap, but tasted really good and clean. Sorta like left hand milk stout (which is what i wanted). We'll...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-30-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By MistFM
Is my beer infected?

I opened up my fermenter to keg this bad boy when I saw this....is this an infection?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-23-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By MistFM
Reusing washed yeast, different beer style?

I have been researching how to wash and reuse yeast lately. I asked a friend about it and he mentioned that if I reuse that yeast I need to have a higher OG or a darker beer. I know this is true for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,007
Posted By MistFM
That made me laugh so hard! The siphon tube you...

That made me laugh so hard! The siphon tube you guys mention, that's not the racking tube that we use the autosiphon with when we bottle, right?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By MistFM
Safeale US - 05 dry packet

Safeale US - 05 dry packet
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By MistFM
Noob question about yeast starters

I am in the process of researching how to get the most efficiency out of my yeast. I have already read the yeast washing illustrated thread and now I am trying to research how to create a yeast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By MistFM
If I'm using a swamp cooler, what would be a good...

If I'm using a swamp cooler, what would be a good temp to let my water get to once the major fermentation is done? Im trying to keep my water at 60 F. Would letting it get up to 65 during week 2-2.5...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-22-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By MistFM
First attempt at dusseldorf altbier

Hello everyone,

So I am wanting to create a dusseldorf altbier ale for October and I found this recipe in another thread.

Dusseldorf Altbier
8 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 70.4 %
2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,978
Posted By MistFM
You reminded me too, a lot of more experienced...

You reminded me too, a lot of more experienced brewers have stories about beers that were ok or disappointing and they left it alone for months only to come back to it and taste one of the best beers...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By MistFM
When I brewed this weekend I poured my cooled...

When I brewed this weekend I poured my cooled wort into my primary fermentation bucket and there was a huge layer of foam that rose on top. From research on this forum I found out that it is just a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,242
Posted By MistFM
Have you tried getting that stuff off or is it...

Have you tried getting that stuff off or is it permanently stuck on it? Hope that starsan helps. I'm sure if you have a LHBS nearby and they create their own sanitizing solution you can use that and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,978
Posted By MistFM
My first beer was fermenting in my closet at...

My first beer was fermenting in my closet at around 75 degree ambient temperature. You can assume that during the most active part of fermentation the actual temp of the wort will be 8 - 10 degrees...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,242
Posted By MistFM
I've read in other threads that the swamp water...

I've read in other threads that the swamp water can get kinda gross and infected(?) with stuff since it's just going to be stagnant water for 2-3 weeks. Starsan will hopefully prevent any growth from...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-22-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By MistFM
I have no experience with non-homebrew pumpkin...

I have no experience with non-homebrew pumpkin ales and schlafly's was my first. I like it, it does have a lot of pumpkin spices but that's what I was wanting. My girlfriend thinks it's too sweet and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,242
Posted By MistFM
Something to help newer brewers with swampcoolers

Hi everyone,

I recently upgraded my account to premium due to the awesomeness of this website and the help that I have received from total strangers online. Since I have upgraded my account, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-21-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,911
Posted By MistFM
I put a 1/2 oz of starsan in my swamp water to...

I put a 1/2 oz of starsan in my swamp water to prevent nasty growth and I just use an old t-shirt for insulation. For now, since I don't have space for a cooler, the swamp cooler is my method of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,911
Posted By MistFM
I have no experience with a son of fermentation...

I have no experience with a son of fermentation chiller, but I am using my swamp cooler for the first time and 3 water bottles changed out 3 times a day works like a charm and I'm at 60 F flat in a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By MistFM
Ok, sweet. You guys make me feel a lot better....

Ok, sweet. You guys make me feel a lot better. Hopefully the bubbles break soon and I see/hear those lovely bubbles...
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