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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-17-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
I have a lb of aromatic malt but haven't tried it...

I have a lb of aromatic malt but haven't tried it yet. It's probably not the best malt for summer beers but maybe I'll sneak some into an APA.

Watermelon juice beers are a recent fad. The only...
Forum: American Ale 06-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,376
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
how did this turn out?

how did this turn out?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-17-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
how did this turn out?

how did this turn out?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-17-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Seems reasonable. Some might go with a slightly...

Seems reasonable. Some might go with a slightly "cleaner" tasting yeast, like S-05. I assume 150 mash will give you "Light" rather than "Medium" body but my guess is you're aiming for Light. Maybe...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Lagering temp should be about 10-15 degrees...

Lagering temp should be about 10-15 degrees colder than fermenting temp. Most people ferment 45 to 55 and lager at 32 to 42.
According to John Palmer’s How to Brew the recommended lagering times...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-25-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Getting back to the original question, YES, the...

Getting back to the original question, YES, the oven works well to sterilize bottles. Cover the openings of clean bottles with aluminum foil, bake for 1 hr at 350 degrees and let cool slowly. ...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-22-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Bolero snort makes good stouts and coffee beers. ...

Bolero snort makes good stouts and coffee beers.


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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,968
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Thanks for the update. Spinning the bottles...

Thanks for the update. Spinning the bottles doesn't shake em loose for me. Maybe if I try on day 3 it will work better.


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Forum: For Sale 01-29-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,019
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
I'll take em.

I'll take em.
Forum: For Sale 01-28-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,019
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
I'll take some if you got em.

I'll take some if you got em.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Any update?

Any update?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
I'm sure Palmer's recipes are fine (I've haven't...

I'm sure Palmer's recipes are fine (I've haven't used one but they look reasonable) so go with whatever is cheaper/simpler. Just pick a recipe for a style you really like and focus on your process. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Yes, it will improve in the bottle. Let us know...

Yes, it will improve in the bottle. Let us know how it goes.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-25-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Good point, I forgot that SS is not magnetic. In...

Good point, I forgot that SS is not magnetic. In terms of glass, some people use a large vase...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,020
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Not to disagree with any of the above, but I...

Not to disagree with any of the above, but I would add that flavors tend to fade after about 6 months if they are not refrigerated.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
It should be fine overnight. You should cover it...

It should be fine overnight. You should cover it well to keep out microbes but if you added priming sugar to the bucket then don't seal it air tight because some CO2 will be produced.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-23-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Glass coffee pot works and can be boiled on stove.

Glass coffee pot works and can be boiled on stove.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,664
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
When you wish that restaurants/bars served 4 oz...

When you wish that restaurants/bars served 4 oz beers so you could try three times as many.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,664
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
:off: I agree the Shock Jock crap is...

:off:

I agree the Shock Jock crap is annoying, I recommend Basic Brewing radio.

Back on topic, I knew I was addicted when every conversation I had with coworkers/friends ended up about beer. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
If my mash tun looked that nice, it would be my...

If my mash tun looked that nice, it would be my best friend too.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
I'm sure they'll be good.

I'm sure they'll be good.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-14-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Thanks for sharing. Exact same thing happened to...

Thanks for sharing. Exact same thing happened to me when my brother in law helped me brew and I had him stir the mash. Luckily the braid was just twisted around once or twice, so I unwound it and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Maybe the crush was different on the 2-row and...

Maybe the crush was different on the 2-row and more stuff got through the bag?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-09-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
Another thing you can do is add a drop of fresh...

Another thing you can do is add a drop of fresh yeast to bottle and see how it carbs. Pour a beer into a small soda bottle, add yeast and crush the bottle a bit before screwing on the top. If bottle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-09-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By BridgewaterBrewer
These are all reasonable points but I find it...

These are all reasonable points but I find it hard to believe you have that much unfermentable stuff left. Also if that were the only problem then the yeast would have no problem fermenting the...
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