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Forum: General Techniques 09-14-2012, 09:30 PM
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Posted By HenryKDuff
Both judges mentioned "butterscotch". I had one...

Both judges mentioned "butterscotch". I had one of my remaining bottles last night and I just don't taste it. I did detect a slick mouth feel, however. I think I need to follow your earlier advice...
Forum: General Techniques 09-13-2012, 11:19 PM
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Posted By HenryKDuff
I certainly wasn't challenging the judges verdict...

I certainly wasn't challenging the judges verdict and I'm pretty happy with my scores overall - the comments from both amounted to "diacetyl detracts from an otherwise good IPA". I only have a few...
Forum: General Techniques 09-13-2012, 04:37 AM
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Posted By HenryKDuff
The IPA was judged by two judges, one National...

The IPA was judged by two judges, one National and one Recognized. They both indicated diacetyl.

I'd rather have a beer I find delicious than one that pleases strangers (certified or not), but...
Forum: General Techniques 09-12-2012, 10:05 PM
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Posted By HenryKDuff
I only mentioned oxidation because something I...

I only mentioned oxidation because something I came across mentioned introducing too much oxygen in transfer as a possible diacetyl cause.

I aerated with O2 and didn't have any lag time issue. I...
Forum: General Techniques 09-12-2012, 07:58 PM
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Posted By HenryKDuff
First Competition Results

I just received the results from my first competition - a recently brewed IPA (14B) I (and every civilian who tasted it) absolutely loved and a porter (12B) I brewed a year ago and happened to have...
Forum: American Ale 03-16-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 86
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Posted By HenryKDuff
If you scale back or eliminate the CaraAroma,...

If you scale back or eliminate the CaraAroma, should you replace it with an equal amount of another grain, or just eliminate it?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-22-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,982
Posted By HenryKDuff
I've been researching pilsner recipes (I should...

I've been researching pilsner recipes (I should soon have a basement fridge I can devote to lagering) and noticed most of them involved decoction. After a great deal of researching/googling...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-21-2012, 12:38 PM
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Posted By HenryKDuff
Reply! - Count me in

Reply! - Count me in
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-16-2012, 10:36 PM
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Posted By HenryKDuff
I'm going to brew this recipe this weekend and...

I'm going to brew this recipe this weekend and have one question - am I reading the 90 minute boil/first hops at 60 minutes right? What is the purpose of boiling for 30 minutes before the first hop...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-04-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,399
Posted By HenryKDuff
I got good results using BIAB with a single dunk...

I got good results using BIAB with a single dunk sparge. I only moved to a more conventional AG system due to the bag limitations (couldn't find a big enough bag to do bigger beers) and realizing...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-29-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By HenryKDuff
I've used Ghiardelli Unsweetened Cocoa (10 oz)...

I've used Ghiardelli Unsweetened Cocoa (10 oz) added with 10 minutes left in the boil with great results in a Porter.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-28-2011, 11:28 PM
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Posted By HenryKDuff
Thanks - that was my next question - if an extra...

Thanks - that was my next question - if an extra inch is ok, how about an extra 4-5 inches?

I don't know if I need the 15g kettle yet (it would be nice to be able to do 10g batches), but it's good...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-28-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By HenryKDuff
Kettle/Turkey Fryer question

I'm trying to decide if I want to jump on a pretty good 10g boil kettle deal on CL (the spike brewing deal being discussed in a couple other threads).

My concern is that the kettle is 14" in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,331
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Posted By HenryKDuff
My first try...of course, a problem

I'm in the middle of my first go at yeast washing. The trub + water is sitting and settling as I type. However, the yeast cake had a strong apple odor to it. The sample tasted fine (it's the Bells...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,069
Posted By HenryKDuff
One of the changes I made that seriously improved...

One of the changes I made that seriously improved my beer was moving the fermentor from my 67-69 degree upstairs and into my 60-62 degree basement. I think it's a very important 5 degrees.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-24-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 295,169
Posted By HenryKDuff
I tried it just now, after a week at 10psi and it...

I tried it just now, after a week at 10psi and it is tasty, clear and flat. So the obvious answer is let it sit another week or two (I don't want to try the shaking/rocking thing). My question now...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-23-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,882
Posted By HenryKDuff
There is something that has always bugged me...

There is something that has always bugged me about rehydrating the dry yeast - how the yeast piles up. I buy Revvy's notion of sprinkling on the wort foam being the same as hydrating in a separate...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-22-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 295,169
Posted By HenryKDuff
Thanks for a great thread! I am also new to...

Thanks for a great thread! I am also new to kegging and have my first keg in the "set" part of "set & forget" (the "forget" part is much more difficult).

My question is about the beer line...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,957
Posted By HenryKDuff
I brewed damdaman's recipe and it turned out...

I brewed damdaman's recipe and it turned out great. I cold steeped the dark grains and there is no astringency. My only complaint is that it is not quite as hoppy as I was expecting. I did this as...
Forum: General Techniques 07-12-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,962
Posted By HenryKDuff
So tying it to the end of the hose doesn't cause...

So tying it to the end of the hose doesn't cause any oxidation problems? I tried it on the auto siphon end this past weekend and bailed after about a gallon because of bubbles/gaps in the hose.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 82,146
Posted By HenryKDuff
Smoked Porter True Brew IPA Milk Stout ...

Smoked Porter
True Brew IPA
Milk Stout
Honey Porter (Tipsy Dragon)
Yooper's Dead Guy clone
Fire Rock Pale Ale clone
Irish Red

5 gals each - 10967 + 35 = 11002
Forum: American Ale 04-25-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 163,254
Posted By HenryKDuff
I brewed the extract version of this and it came...

I brewed the extract version of this and it came out fantastic. It was the fifth batch of my second go round with homebrewing and it's the first batch I'm truly proud of. I did the side by side...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-10-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12,233
Views: 2,127,578
Posted By HenryKDuff
Maybe that's why I have it in my head - for one...

Maybe that's why I have it in my head - for one of the bottles, I do have the original cork and it seems like it has a pretty good seal going back in. However, I just checked my LHBS website and...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-10-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12,233
Views: 2,127,578
Posted By HenryKDuff
I was planning on using them for the still part...

I was planning on using them for the still part of the "still v. carbed" experiment. So, just shoving the cork in does not provide a proper seal?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-10-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12,233
Views: 2,127,578
Posted By HenryKDuff
bottling question

I am about 10 days from bottling my first batch of this. I have 3 wine bottles I'd like to use, along with a bunch of bomber beer bottles. I assume the wine bottles can't take beer caps - do I need...
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