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Forum: Extract Brewing 04-10-2013, 08:39 PM
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Posted By tkrafty
Yes, I did a pale... well, I guess it was an...

Yes, I did a pale... well, I guess it was an amber because I couldn't get light DME at my LHBS, and it was great!
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-08-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By tkrafty
More 15 minute boil recipes?

I really enjoyed the 15 minute Cascade Pale Ale recipe recently and I'd like to do more 15 minute boil recipes. They seem like a great way just to keep the keg full of something I want to drink.
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Forum: Sake Forum 02-12-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4,299
Views: 486,474
Posted By tkrafty
I can attest to that. I was trying to rely on...

I can attest to that. I was trying to rely on ambient temps in my house (~64) and I now have two batches at 2 weeks or so and they are just now getting liquidy. Although the rice has almost...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-08-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By tkrafty
Racking and Bottle Conditioning Lagers

I'm making MoreBeer's Doppel Bock and have looked all over, only to find precious little information about how to actually deal with the lagering. I have a nice fermentation controller that's been...
Forum: Sake Forum 01-23-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4,299
Views: 486,474
Posted By tkrafty
Hops? Enzymes from grains?

So... I like the idea, and I am going to try it plain and simple but of course I am already planning on how to screw with it!

I can get the qu yeast balls locally and I know that I need the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By tkrafty
Problems with long boils?

So if I am going to do a long boil to drive off water, I assume that I boil until I get to my standard pre-boil volume and then start the usual timers? Will there be undesirable effects on the beer...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-23-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By tkrafty
I did end up buying the "Big Ben" vintage capper...

I did end up buying the "Big Ben" vintage capper on ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170813267968&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160#ht_717wt_1163). I'm quite happy with it......
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By tkrafty
The recipe

10 lbs belgian pale
0.5 lbs Belgian Carmunich
.25 lbs Belgian Special B

I created the mash with 3.5 gallons of strike water, and then after the saccharification was done, I did a continuous...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By tkrafty
Starter too

And oh yeah, this was my first batch for which I had done a starter.... I am quite upset at how this batch turned out on its way into the fermenter.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By tkrafty
Messed up mash water calculations

I had used http://www.brew365.com/mash_sparge_water_calculator.php a few times before to calculate my mash water and strike temp. It had seemed to work, but this time it was way off.

I was...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By tkrafty
Which fitting do I need?

The fitting on my C02 regulator goes from the regulator straight to a barbed fitting. I want to be able to remove the gas lines easily and swap in my force carbonation setup. I think that means that...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-04-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By tkrafty
So do the vintage cappers have the nice magnet...

So do the vintage cappers have the nice magnet for holding the cap to the bell before you press down?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-03-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By tkrafty
'Vintage' Cappers

Since it's sometimes easy to think that older things were made better than many modern products, I've started to consider a 'vintage' capper. I'm kind of done with the wing capper and have found...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By tkrafty
Pretty fly

To be honest, I haven't exactly calculated the efficiency... I'm only a few batches into AG and I have really only gone by the target gravity on the recipes that I've used. I've nailed the target on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By tkrafty
What kind of sparge am I doing?

So, lacking a real mentor nearby, I've been doing the following:


Mash
Mash out with appropriate amount of water.
Start draining the wort and recirculate until clear
Add 170 degree sparge...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-13-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By tkrafty
I assume that I have to adjust the amount of...

I assume that I have to adjust the amount of priming sugar then too? 90% of the amount that had been planned (4.5/5=90)?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-13-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By tkrafty
Undershot volume, add it back when priming?

I've been off of beer brewing for years and did my first batch with a friend a couple of weeks ago. Once I had everything cooled and in the fermenter, I realized that I had 4 1/2 gallons due to...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-18-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 51,299
Posted By tkrafty
I have dirty carboys... very very dirty carboys.

I have dirty carboys... very very dirty carboys.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By tkrafty
So I suppose I assume it is completed and I prime...

So I suppose I assume it is completed and I prime accordingly.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-01-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By tkrafty
Can I bottle?

I just checked the final gravity on my first 5 gallon batch of cider. I was mystified at first by getting a reading of 1.030 after a month of active fermentation! Then I remembered to spin the...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-26-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,638
Posted By tkrafty
boil?

Did you boil just for sanitation? I'm wondering if boiling is pretty harsh on the ginger and if maybe there would be a way to use it without boiling.
Forum: Cider Forum 09-26-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,638
Posted By tkrafty
Ginger cider

I'm having fun doing 1 gallon batches of cider and drinking it pretty young and sweet. If I want to make a ginger cider, do I add the ginger to the primary or the secondary? And I guess that means...
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