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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-11-2012, 11:47 PM
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Posted By tdjb
re-pitch on old yeast and bugs?

I had a sour experiment that didn't work out well due to the wort (really poor 2nd runnings from another beer) that was fermented with us-04 and then had dregs from various wild beers poured into it....
Forum: Cider Forum 11-03-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By tdjb
wyldewal: I might have to give that a try as a...

wyldewal: I might have to give that a try as a last ditch attempt at saving this, thanks for the info.

BWN, I don't have the containers anymore but I'm pretty sure this was just 100% pressed apple...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-03-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By tdjb
Cider won't start?

So I'm stuck here, I have a cider that just won't start fermenting and was hoping the experts might have some ideas :). I previously made a 1 gallon batch that turned out great so I stepped it up to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 58,539
Posted By tdjb
Curious if anyone using the "bigger" recipe (the...

Curious if anyone using the "bigger" recipe (the one with 15lbs of 2-row) has tried to get another beer out of the grains using a parti-gyle process? Was hoping to do this beer next weekend and was...
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 03-12-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By tdjb
Just in case anyone cares, the lady I spoke with...

Just in case anyone cares, the lady I spoke with was very helpful but said that the city doesn't have a report with the data I need, they just do what the government requires which is the water...
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 03-05-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By tdjb
I did find that but it seems to only have the...

I did find that but it seems to only have the "bad" stuff in it. It did have some contact info though that I'll use to try and track down a more detailed report.
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 03-02-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By tdjb
Thanks for the info. My issue is that almost...

Thanks for the info. My issue is that almost every other beer I make seems to be lacking a "backbone", they basically taste like bitter water. I started a thread in the all grain section about it and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-01-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By tdjb
sounds like i need to get some pH strips :) ...

sounds like i need to get some pH strips :)

as for the yeast and malt, i've used various types of yeast, mainly dry but my most recent was wlp001. the malt is usually either maris otter or briess,...
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 02-29-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By tdjb
Castle Rock water?

Have another thread going about trying to figure out some beer issues and one of the things that has come up is my water profile. I figured before I went to the city I'd see if anyone in the Castle...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-29-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By tdjb
Thanks for the ideas guys, I guess I'll just have...

Thanks for the ideas guys, I guess I'll just have to play around. I've been wanting to brew a big RIS for next winter but I don't want to risk it being crappy so I'm trying to get everything figured...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-27-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By tdjb
Causes for no maltiness?

I've been searching around and haven't found anything really that I think can help me with my issue. Last week was probably my 8 or 9th all grain batch but during this time I've run into an issue...
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 02-14-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By tdjb
My wife and I have been taking tours as often as...

My wife and I have been taking tours as often as possible recently as well and here is what we've found:

- Avery: the beer is great (probably my favorite local brewery) but the tour is just...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-29-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By tdjb
mess of parts e-herms build help?

So I'm not an electrical guy at all which is why I'm posting here :) I'd like to put together a budget e-herms build so I can brew in the basement year round. I have most of the "hardware" side...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By tdjb
First off, thanks everyone for the tips. I...

First off, thanks everyone for the tips.

I actually have a full pound of cascade and a 1/2 pound of simcoe. I don't have to use them all at once of course, but I'd like to use as much as possible...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By tdjb
IPA recipe to clear out my old hops

So this is the first recipe I've made from scratch but the goal is to try and clear out some stockpiled simcoe and cascade I got awhile back. I figured I'd try and make an IPA, any thoughts or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By tdjb
Well I hope you guys are right. I'll pop one in...

Well I hope you guys are right. I'll pop one in the fridge friday (will be three weeks by then) and leave it until sunday before I test it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By tdjb
Come on now, gotta give me more credit then that!...

Come on now, gotta give me more credit then that! :D The caps do not let any liquid by, gas I can't say for sure.

As far as adding the sugar, yes, I'm 100% sure I've added it to all the batches...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By tdjb
I thought about that but I'm not sure how to...

I thought about that but I'm not sure how to really verify they are tight aside from a visual inspection (which I've done). I used new caps though for this latest batch.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By tdjb
Well, two weeks today and this batch appears to...

Well, two weeks today and this batch appears to have the same issues as the previous 2. Almost no carbonation at all :(

I've put them in a closet with a heater set at 70deg and roused the yeast a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By tdjb
Sorry, I wasn't clear enough in my original post,...

Sorry, I wasn't clear enough in my original post, see the one before yours (I carb the beer right around 70).

My only thoughts are my 2nd and 3rd brews (the ones that were flat, 1st brew was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By tdjb
Sorry, my forum communication is lacking a bit. ...

Sorry, my forum communication is lacking a bit.
The beer is only in the basement right before I bottle (in the fermenter). After I've bottled it I keep it in our kitchen cabinets where it's about...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By tdjb
I use 4oz corn sugar (per how to brew) boiled in...

I use 4oz corn sugar (per how to brew) boiled in 2 cups of water. All of my brews have been 5-5.5 gallons. For all but one I've used Safeale US-05 yeast and they have all been pretty low gravity...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By tdjb
Sorry guys, I probably wasn't clear enough. This...

Sorry guys, I probably wasn't clear enough. This third problem brew I opened at 7 days, the previous two problem brews have sat for months without ever carbing up. I have my 3rd batch that was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By tdjb
Re-occurring carbonation issues

This forum has helped me a ton so I'm hoping it'll come through again :)

I've recently just completed my 4th all grain batch and it's been in the bottles for about 7 days now. I opened up a tester...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 133,610
Posted By tdjb
I hate to admit this because this seems like such...

I hate to admit this because this seems like such a simple process, but I've failed 3 times at making this stuff (doing 1lbs batches). Has anyone else had issues with the sugar basically becoming a...
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