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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-05-2012, 02:37 PM
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Did you use 3 cinnamon sticks, or did you use...

Did you use 3 cinnamon sticks, or did you use ground cinnamon? I'm curious how much and what type others used.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-05-2012, 05:13 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
For my first Cream Ale, I just used 90% Pale Malt...

For my first Cream Ale, I just used 90% Pale Malt and 10% Flaked Corn, Willamette hops, and California Ale yeast and scored 42 points at my first competition.

Recipe link: ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2012, 02:36 PM
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Posted By bbbblaine
Fermentation took off like crazy for me too. ...

Fermentation took off like crazy for me too. Blowoff tube is definitely recommended or you will end up with a mess to clean up.

Also, I brewed mine without the use of any actual pumpkin. From...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-29-2012, 12:58 PM
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Posted By bbbblaine
I brewed the recipe from post #191 on 8/25 except...

I brewed the recipe from post #191 on 8/25 except I substituted 3 cinnamon sticks with 3 tsp ground cinnamon which I think may have been way too much now that I am doing more reading on it.
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Forum: Cider Forum 07-25-2012, 08:37 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
I believe what I used in my pink lemonade to stop...

I believe what I used in my pink lemonade to stop fermentation was some pottassium sorbate I got from my LHBS. But I heard that another thing should be added to the mix before that stuff or you...
Forum: Stout 07-25-2012, 08:30 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
Somebody else please correct me if I'm wrong...

Somebody else please correct me if I'm wrong here... I believe dry hopping is primarily for aroma. And I think that would probably add too much hop character and overpower the chocolate and mint...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-25-2012, 08:23 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
Update: I measured with a hydrometer and got a...

Update: I measured with a hydrometer and got a 1.011 reading which is awesome. Note to self: use hydrometer for determining FG. It looks like that thing will still be useful to me afterall!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-19-2012, 01:03 PM
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Posted By bbbblaine
To correct the FG, I use the refractometer...

To correct the FG, I use the refractometer calculator at this website http://onebeer.net/refractometer.shtml

When I take a (hopefully cleaner) sample, I'll take a reading with the refractometer...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-19-2012, 12:14 PM
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Posted By bbbblaine
I don't use a hydrometer anymore. I use a...

I don't use a hydrometer anymore. I use a refractometer that claims to give accurate readings regardless of temperature.

I will take another sample in a few hours and see how that goes
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-19-2012, 11:46 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
Very low FG (1.002)

I brewed the following recipe: http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/california-cream

I started with an OG of 1.050 on 7/3

I fermented at 60-65F

On 7/17, I lowered the temp to 35F to cold crash it...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-19-2012, 06:19 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
After fermentation would just mean after the...

After fermentation would just mean after the yeast has finished eating all the sugars it can (any fermentables). If you plan to keg and then carbonate naturally, you shouldn't add anything to kill...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-18-2012, 06:36 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
Subscribing for recipe post when it comes. I...

Subscribing for recipe post when it comes.

I currently have a batch of cider still finishing. My recipe was simply:
5 gallons locally farmed pasteurized cider
1 vial WLP001 California Ale yeast...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-18-2012, 06:27 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
I also used EC-1118 yeast the first time I...

I also used EC-1118 yeast the first time I fermented apple juice in attempt to make cider. From what I understand, this is a wine yeast, which means it will take quite a bit of time (aging) after...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-18-2012, 06:21 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
The dryness is the problem I have had in making...

The dryness is the problem I have had in making cider in the past. I don't like the bone-dry 1.00 gravity stuff that is about 10-15% alcohol. I want to make a good "beery" cider. What I mean is,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2012, 01:31 PM
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Posted By bbbblaine
I second the yeast change and low temp...

I second the yeast change and low temp fermentation idea.

I used US-05 and Nottingham for several beers and they seemed to take a long time to get to be "good" beers. My last batch was an Amber...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2012, 06:49 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
Hopworks Urban Brewery CDA is delicious. It was...

Hopworks Urban Brewery CDA is delicious. It was also the first CDA I tried.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2012, 06:39 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
Beer on the ceiling? I'm curious... How did this...

Beer on the ceiling? I'm curious... How did this happen?

Whenever I have used a blow off tube, I have not bothered removing it and cleaning it out during fermentation. I just let it run its...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By bbbblaine
I force carbed my last batch of beer. It was my...

I force carbed my last batch of beer. It was my first time out of my 13 or 14 brews so far (previously I always bottle conditioned). I'm happy with the results. I fermented a low gravity mild ale...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2012, 06:26 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
I agree with bovineblitz. I would be more...

I agree with bovineblitz. I would be more concerned about infection, really. But chances are you will still have good beer. If you really want to be safe, though, you could put the bottles in a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2012, 06:20 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
I also rack the beer on top of priming...

I also rack the beer on top of priming solution... and have also found some inconsistency in carbonation...

I am thinking a good gentle stirring with a long spoon for about a minute would do a lot...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-04-2012, 03:19 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
I keep them at about 70-72F. Before opening...

I keep them at about 70-72F.

Before opening one to drink, I refrigerate for 2 or 3 days at least.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-03-2012, 02:30 PM
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Posted By bbbblaine
Poor carbonation

Some of the beers I have made don't seem to carbonate very well...

It seems like the ones that I bottled within a couple weeks of fermentation carbonated pretty well, but I recently made a CDA...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-28-2012, 05:22 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
Need name for my London Mild beer

I brewed this recipe: link (http://hopville.com/recipe/1209491/mild-recipes/expressway-mild)

I am trying to come up with a name for it. It was brewed with a London Ale yeast and dry hopped with...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-28-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By bbbblaine
I took out the dip tube and could smell that some...

I took out the dip tube and could smell that some syrup was still in there for sure. The LHBS didn't have a wide enough brush to really clean it well, so I just bought a new dip tube.

After...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-27-2012, 06:53 AM
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Posted By bbbblaine
Cleaned keg but still some off flavor?

I got a 5gal corny keg from my LHBS. I have used PBW cleaner in it a few times now, letting it sit for many hours to be sure it was clean, but I can still taste something "not right" about water...
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