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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2014, 01:39 AM
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Posted By BigEd
Do you own a thermometer?

Do you own a thermometer?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By BigEd
If you try it make sure you use Wright's brand...

If you try it make sure you use Wright's brand liquid smoke. It is an actual water extraction of real wood smoke.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By BigEd
In the first post you seem to be asking for help...

In the first post you seem to be asking for help and when Yooper gives it now you say you're happy with what you're doing. Using 80ppm of both Cl- and SO4- for all beers is a vast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By BigEd
The yeast in those pills is no longer viable. It...

The yeast in those pills is no longer viable. It has been processed into those pills for the vitamin & mineral content.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By BigEd
Flaking is a way of preparing adjunct grains...

Flaking is a way of preparing adjunct grains (unmalted) to be easily utilized and added to the mash. Whole grains, malted or not, need to be milled.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-07-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By BigEd
There are several different algorithms used for...

There are several different algorithms used for hop IBU calculations. Not all brewing programs use the same one.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2014, 02:56 AM
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Posted By BigEd
[QUOTE=usaftrevor87;6044380]Can some tell me what...

[QUOTE=usaftrevor87;6044380]Can some tell me what the difference between:
1. Flaked Maize
2. Milled
3. Unmilled

I thought flaked maize was milled maize? Am I missing something?

/QUOTE]
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-06-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By BigEd
Relax, that's cloudy not dark. The color of the...

Relax, that's cloudy not dark. The color of the finished beer should be just fine.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-03-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By BigEd
The chances of getting a bag of bad malt are...

The chances of getting a bag of bad malt are probably in line with buying a winning lottery ticket. How does a mash "look" unconverted? The most likely problem is a false negative on the iodine...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By BigEd
I'm not sure what your actual question is here. ...

I'm not sure what your actual question is here. As far as the recipe it does have a large amount of adjuncts, about 38%. Even at that the base malt list should be able to handle the conversion...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-31-2014, 10:32 PM
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Posted By BigEd
Wort = Wert

Wort = Wert
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-27-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,550
Posted By BigEd
Yes, it's excellent in an ESB.

Yes, it's excellent in an ESB.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-24-2014, 03:17 AM
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Posted By BigEd
Just being sure, it is something that it seems a...

Just being sure, it is something that it seems a lot of folks do not know. Brew on. :mug:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-24-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By BigEd
Maris-Otter is a barley. Thomas Fawcett and...

Maris-Otter is a barley. Thomas Fawcett and Crisp are maltsters who malt it and they both do a excellent job. Product from either one will make excellent beer so no worries.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-23-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By BigEd
Yes, it matters because that statement is not...

Yes, it matters because that statement is not entirely true. It is an over-simplification. While the impact is not like a late addition there is influence on the flavor of the beer from the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By BigEd
White rice, I'm pretty sure. You are only...

White rice, I'm pretty sure. You are only looking for the starch and fermentables here. White rice is just brown rice with the bran removed.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,550
Posted By BigEd
Assuming you want to stay traditional almost any...

Assuming you want to stay traditional almost any of the UK hops will pair with the US Goldings or they could be used as the sole hop in the beer. The above mentioned Fuggles or other low alpha hops...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-21-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By BigEd
I think you will be happier with the color from...

I think you will be happier with the color from the revised recipe. Let us know how it turns out.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By BigEd
Agree with Olbart. I think it's a little light...

Agree with Olbart. I think it's a little light on dark malt and a bit heavy on the caramel. About 10% dark roasted is a good starting point and your recipe is at 6.7%. You could add more chocolate...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-19-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By BigEd
You're right that a lot of recipes, especially in...

You're right that a lot of recipes, especially in older books, call for adding gypsum, Calcium sulphate. Yes it is important to have Calcium, Ca+, for the many things it helps with in mashing but it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By BigEd
I've used maize and other adjuncts like sugar,...

I've used maize and other adjuncts like sugar, torrified wheat, or flaked barley in many ales. My adjunct addition is always 10% or less. At 50% maize you'd have a similar base to an American...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By BigEd
Irish ale yeast is a Guinness type so obviously a...

Irish ale yeast is a Guinness type so obviously a stout is a natural but almost any kind of UK/Irish beer can be done with the strain. Mild, brown, porter, bitter, ESB are all candidates.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By BigEd
...and you're keeping it a secret?

...and you're keeping it a secret?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-16-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By BigEd
Maple sap is about 2% sugar or ~3.5 oz per...

Maple sap is about 2% sugar or ~3.5 oz per gallon. The fermentables contribution is low but as posted above it contributes a nice, slightly "woodsy" flavor. Works well in a porter.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-15-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By BigEd
It's beerstone, calcium oxalate. An acidic...

It's beerstone, calcium oxalate. An acidic cleaner like Bar Keepers Friend will help as the typical high pH detergents don't do a great job with beerstone.
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