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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By vidarien
I'm not the expert, but if you want darkness with...

I'm not the expert, but if you want darkness with minimal flavor change go with Crystal 90L, it will give you a nice frothy head, the slight sweetness will be shrouded by the hops, and you'll get the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-11-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,161
Posted By vidarien
Possible Shocktop/Blue Moon Extract Clone

I know theres a lot of people on here who focus more or less on extract brewing, and have been hunting around for a blue moon clone for a long time. What i've noticed in most of the attempts though,...
Forum: India Pale Ale 09-21-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 262,825
Posted By vidarien
I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in here that...

I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in here that beersmith reports the extract 5gal conversion recipe seems to be about 10 points lower on OG than the original AG. Thoughts on bumping the specialty...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-21-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By vidarien
Beersmith giving me some wild numbers for full boil/late LME addition

Ok, so im doing the AHS stella clone, and it automatically comes with LME (Not typically a fan of working with LME) but anyways, I want to try and max out my performance on this one so i figure i'll...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-15-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By vidarien
Finally Finished the Keezer

I just wanted to share with everyone, thanks to the inspiration on this board, I took on the project and its finally done. Lot of great tips from others here got me there.
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-24-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By vidarien
Yeah..what you guys said was my best guess. I...

Yeah..what you guys said was my best guess. I can deal with aeration since itll probably be gone before the oxygenation can really take its toll on the beer...but i know its got to be infected to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-23-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By vidarien
What in the heck happened!?

I brewed up 4 different beers, attached them all to the gas lines, threw them in the chest freezer to cool off for a while.

I opened the chest this afternoon (checked it yesterday..everything was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-16-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By vidarien
Belgian Whites & Me - Help...

So, ive had an AHS belgian white kit in the primary for 4 weeks now, and i went to keg it tonight and i usually taste a sample of my beer to get an idea of the flavor profile before i tuck it...
Forum: For Sale 10-21-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By vidarien
Probably would have bites if that was counterflow...

Probably would have bites if that was counterflow at that price but im sure someone will make an offer of their own soon.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-07-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 140,197
Posted By vidarien
Money must be cool to have, as i look at these...

Money must be cool to have, as i look at these pictures.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-07-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By vidarien
I dont have an appropriate solution based...

I dont have an appropriate solution based response, im just more curious in why did you decide to pull the relief valve instead of tuning your regulator down to serving pressure and then bleeding off...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-23-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By vidarien
I guess if you really wanted to punish a friend,...

I guess if you really wanted to punish a friend, you could always just throw some warm water in a fermenter filled with the remains of a primary after racking, and stick it by their furnace exchange...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By vidarien
Really Bad Ideas...

Heres a tip to anyone who is feeling a hint of laziness when it comes to clean-up. Don't do what I did:




So, I had just finished up fermenting a belgian wit in a 6.5 gal garboy, which had...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By vidarien
Well, ya know..ive been really researching on it...

Well, ya know..ive been really researching on it and im really beginning to focus on one issue, that being tanning extraction through grain steeping.

I do full 5 gal volume boils and while i know...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By vidarien
A remarkably bitter belgan ale?

I was trying to knock this one around in my head and i cant quite figure it out, so i thought perhaps someone wiser than I might have a clue.


So, i brewed a midwest extract, the belgian grand...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 189,677
Posted By vidarien
I made an amber ale where i screwed up a bunch of...

I made an amber ale where i screwed up a bunch of things...I forgot my moss, I forgot to throw the LME plastic jug into some hot water to loosen it up and ended up just not putting in a good half-cup...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-11-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By vidarien
maybe someone needs to update the suggestion...

maybe someone needs to update the suggestion posts. Deviate from proper procedure as much as you can and see what you get..
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-10-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By vidarien
First Batch Mistakes = Best Batch?

I was just wondering if anyone else ran into this situation, where they made a ton of mistakes either by chance or because it was their first batch...and that batch ends up being remarkably great.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-10-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By vidarien
Attempting Fast Cold Break w/ wort chiller vs. oxidation of hot wort

Ok so heres my question, and i suspect ill have to fall back to some of the grizzled veterans on here for a consensus on this one.


When you're using an immersion wort chiller to get the temp...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By vidarien
Well, if i direct pitch, im just worried due to...

Well, if i direct pitch, im just worried due to its inactive state...itll have trouble with attunation. I mean, i could order more but thats a 3 day wait.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By vidarien
Looking for a quick suggestion on yeast pitching

At the moment, im boiling a hefe weizen up, but heres the problem. My wyeast 3056 activator for it isnt expanding like normal (its 3.5 months old or so). So, it seems clear theres a delayed...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-29-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By vidarien
good call, i couldve swore it was that fitting,...

good call, i couldve swore it was that fitting, but as you said, it was the nylon washer, i was originally just putting it inside the nut and screwing it in..and that wasnt working. This time i...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-29-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By vidarien
Regulator Leak? Picture Included

I'm just getting into kegging and just bought a CO2 tank and dual gauge regulator, well i finally got it filled today and i hooked it up, and when i opened the CO2 tank valve, gas was rushing out of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-24-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By vidarien
Kegging Conditioning Questions

Ok, im going to be making the jump to kegging and i want to clear some facts up that i was unable to resolve researching the forum.


1.) After pulling the beer out of the primary and racking it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-16-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By vidarien
Belgian to Secondary Question

Heres my question:

Im making a fairly potent belgian ale at the moment, and i threw it in the primary 7 days ago today, and roughly 12 hours after i put it in, its been fermenting a storm. Gas...
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