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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2014, 01:59 AM
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Posted By michaelpeach76
Actually an awesome idea...wish I had the space.

Actually an awesome idea...wish I had the space.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By michaelpeach76
Going to start building a kegerator

I've never done this before and I figured this would be the best place to start. From what I can tell all models of mini fridge that is said to be a good starting point for a kegerator is 4.9 or 5.0...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2014, 07:48 PM
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Views: 845
Posted By michaelpeach76
YES INDEED! Very helpful...thank you guys so much.

YES INDEED! Very helpful...thank you guys so much.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By michaelpeach76
Kegging for the first time

I'm gonna be kegging for the first time and that also of course means...force carbonating for the first time. Anyway...questions. The main one is since I'm guessing that c02 force carbonating is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By michaelpeach76
I generally like centennial and use it the most...

I generally like centennial and use it the most when I brew...I'll stick to the recipe and see what happens. I'm planning on doing this IPA using orange blossom honey. Then orange peel and centennial...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By michaelpeach76
Planning in brewing an IPA

I'm planning on brewing an IPA with centennial through out the recipe. Would it be better to use a couple of different hops that are similar or would centennial all the way through be good? I thought...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-17-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By michaelpeach76
Wort chilling

I was thinking without a wort chiller ways to cool my wort. One idea was: rather than boiling five gallons I would boil 2.5 gallons all with the same schedules and ingredients as if I was boiling 5...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By michaelpeach76
I keep hearing scraping...what does that mean?

I keep hearing scraping...what does that mean?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By michaelpeach76
I would just add the maple syrup at flame out....

I would just add the maple syrup at flame out. Every time I add stuff like that especially honey I add at flame out. I do it because that the wort is hot enough to pasteurize the addition, but not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By michaelpeach76
vanilla extract

I posted a question before about using vanilla in beer and got a lot of good info. The one thing I didn't ask is how long should the vanilla beans soak in vodka for them to be effectively sanitized...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By michaelpeach76
Generally I usually make darker beers: browns,...

Generally I usually make darker beers: browns, reds, ambers, porters, stouts... I guess vienna would work well with those...?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By michaelpeach76
base grains

How about using all vienna as your base...or would it be better to mix it with 2 row? If I was making a recipe using 10lbs of base grain could all 10 be vienna or would it be better to maybe do a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By michaelpeach76
Cool. Thanks everyone!

Cool. Thanks everyone!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By michaelpeach76
Also, I'm more concerned about a vanilla aroma...

Also, I'm more concerned about a vanilla aroma rather than flavor. Could I just drop the vanilla bean into my secondary and get aroma without it flavoring it?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By michaelpeach76
So the way to do it would be to essentially make...

So the way to do it would be to essentially make a vanilla tincture with vanilla beans and vodka and when done poor the whole thing in...? I'm just a little leery about using too much and ruining the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-08-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By michaelpeach76
Brown sugar

I brewed a brown ale using Crystal 120L, roasted barley, and biscuit malt. Also I used vienna as part of my base. Bittered with cascade and and flavored with amarillo. I added brown sugar at flame...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-08-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By michaelpeach76
dry hopping with vanilla bean

I want to dry hop with vanilla bean. I brewed a brown ale using Crystal 120L, roasted barley, and biscuit malt. Also I used vienna as part of my base. Bittered with cascade and and flavored with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-08-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By michaelpeach76
Water amounts

When batch sparging do you just use as much water needed to fill the balance you'll need to boil? Say you're making a 5 gallon batch...you want to have a 6.5 gallon boil and when you've mashed out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-02-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By michaelpeach76
At the beginning of the Boil I had right about 6...

At the beginning of the Boil I had right about 6 gallons, and by the time I poured into the fermenter I had just barely under 5 gallons. Possible that maybe my temps weren't quite hot enough to thin...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-02-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By michaelpeach76
Hopefully this helps: 5 lbs 2 row 2 lbs...

Hopefully this helps:
5 lbs 2 row
2 lbs crystal 80l
2 lbs vienna
2 lbs biscuit (belgian)
0.3 chocolate malt.
3.5 gallons strike water 162 degrees, Mashed at 153 degrees for 1 hour, mashed out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-01-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By michaelpeach76
Hybrid sparge would help...? Or if the main...

Hybrid sparge would help...? Or if the main culprit being inefficiently milled grain...would you then suggest throw the milled grain back for a second run through...basically milling it twice?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-01-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By michaelpeach76
gravity

I just brewed a brown ale today. This batch was the first time I mashed out and batch sparged...where as in the past I didn't mash out and I would fly sparge. I changed my technique because I wasn't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By michaelpeach76
that's a good idea: a 3 gallon keg and a few...

that's a good idea: a 3 gallon keg and a few growlers or bottles. When you keg...do you carbonate right away and let it sit for a couple of weeks before drinking, or do you let it sit and carbonate...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-28-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By michaelpeach76
If you're just looking for a oak barrel aroma I...

If you're just looking for a oak barrel aroma I would just throw some oak chips into your secondary as if you're dry hopping. You should be able to get oak chips at your local beer and wine making...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-27-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By michaelpeach76
I kind of agree with Wirk...I like having the...

I kind of agree with Wirk...I like having the option to take my beer with me. And like I said: I also like having the option to - if I want - put a bottle or 2 away for a few months and see what it...
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