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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-09-2010, 06:47 PM
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Views: 1,976
Posted By RootsUltimate
nevermind... Found a few recipes for the DFH...

nevermind...

Found a few recipes for the DFH IBA with a search. Here is one:

Originally Posted by RoaringBrewer View Post
This is from Sam Calagione's (DFH founder) book. It's extract, but...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-09-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,976
Posted By RootsUltimate
I'm also a supporter of the blonde ale with...

I'm also a supporter of the blonde ale with lemon. I made one with honey malt and lemon that was a bit lighter and had more lemon flavor than sam summer but was a real crowd favorite. For the dark,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-21-2009, 01:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By RootsUltimate
Thanks for the suggestions. Since I hear the...

Thanks for the suggestions. Since I hear the notty happily bubbling away I think I'll just let it ride. So one last question - If I leave the starter in the fridge, should I leave the tin foil top...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-20-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By RootsUltimate
From reading some other posts it looks like I...

From reading some other posts it looks like I either needed to give the starter more time, or it already did it's thing and I didn't notice. Any way to tell? The starters (2) I've made before both...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-20-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By RootsUltimate
The batch is certainly not broken and I'm sure...

The batch is certainly not broken and I'm sure the nottingham will do fine. But I also don't think the starter is doing anything as there are no signs of activity. Would it show up in a gravity...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-20-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By RootsUltimate
Safe to add yeast starter that failed?

24 hours ago I made a 64oz starter at 1.050 (my gravity on the batch today is 1.054) with LME and pitched in a vial of British Ale Yeast that I washed from a previous brew. It never kicked off so I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,644
Posted By RootsUltimate
Did the same thing (except for proofing) on my...

Did the same thing (except for proofing) on my Rye Ale with SafBrew T-58. Lost about 1/4 gallon to blow off.

Hoping it comes out good but I plan to leave it in for a full 2 weeks to settle out.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-02-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By RootsUltimate
I thought retail would have a good price if they...

I thought retail would have a good price if they wanted to get rid of their thanksgiving overstock, but I haven't seen anything on sale. PelicanSky.com has their system on sale from 60 down to 50. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-02-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By RootsUltimate
I rack to fermenter currently and wouldn't mind...

I rack to fermenter currently and wouldn't mind doing that still. Good idea about the HLT.

The pot also looks tall (but I don't have the dimensions) so I might have some extra space for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-02-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By RootsUltimate
Considering a brew purchase - 7.5 gal turkey fryer

So I've been wanting to slowly transition to AG equipment. I started about a year ago with extract batches and went to PM shortly after. I'm still using the starter equipment with a 5 gal stove top...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-21-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By RootsUltimate
Do you have a cooler? I've done several PM...

Do you have a cooler?

I've done several PM beers using one brew pot and a 3 gallon jug cooler.

Heat the mash water in your brew pot.
Transfer to cooler.
Add grains to a large grain...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-24-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,593
Posted By RootsUltimate
I'm in center PA. Weyerbacher is in Easton, PA...

I'm in center PA. Weyerbacher is in Easton, PA so it's close by and Post Road is in NY but distributed wider than Weyerbacher. Still, it probably won't make it down to Florida. You can try one of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-24-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,593
Posted By RootsUltimate
Weyerbacher: 10 (best so far, so I'll normalize...

Weyerbacher: 10 (best so far, so I'll normalize other scores on this one)
DFH Punk: 8


+1 to that! But I'd slide Post Road in at 9 (like others have said). I think weyerbacher has the best...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-18-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 66,711
Posted By RootsUltimate
So after drying how do you prefer to package for...

So after drying how do you prefer to package for freezing?

Do you vacuum pack and freeze? Would a ziplock bag or press and seal work as well?

I'm assuming the same thing you do for your...
Forum: General Techniques 07-21-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By RootsUltimate
Thanks, I did already move it to about 73/74 but...

Thanks, I did already move it to about 73/74 but have not seen a change in the past 2 days. Hopefully that's all it needs and I'll give it another week there...
Forum: General Techniques 07-21-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By RootsUltimate
Another Stuck Ferm - Yeast 'hulls' or Notty

So I'm brewing a Belgian strong ale and I am currently at 1.032 after 4 weeks.

It's a partial mash with the following grain bill:

35% 5.0# Pale Liquid Extract
21% 3.0# Vienna Malt ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-08-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By RootsUltimate
Make sure you have the right grains. Some of...

Make sure you have the right grains. Some of your specialty grains that require mashing might not have enough power to convert themselves. Either add 2 lbs of base malt (2-row) or get some enzymes...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-04-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,697
Posted By RootsUltimate
They don't distribute very far, but next time you...

They don't distribute very far, but next time you are visiting Penn State head to Otto's and hope that they have their Triple D IPA on tap.

"Triple D IPA

Our biggest IPA ever! 75 pounds of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15,502
Views: 549,144
Posted By RootsUltimate
busy weekend. bottled 5 gal spiced...

busy weekend.

bottled 5 gal spiced apfelwein with 1/2 of it carbed
and 5 gal of a 'well hopped wit' for the 4th

brewing 5 gal nugget IIPA (8.5%) and making a starter for 5 gal of a trappist...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-05-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,319
Posted By RootsUltimate
If you still want to try to make it, Sam C's...

If you still want to try to make it, Sam C's "Extreme Brewing" has the recipe in there. It does call for a good bit of honey and saffron. Good luck.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-04-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,653
Posted By RootsUltimate
Here is my IIPA partial mash recipe using 3 oz of...

Here is my IIPA partial mash recipe using 3 oz of nugget. Around 100IBU

7# Extra Pale LME

3# 6-Row
1# Golden Naked Oats
1# Caravienne
1# Crystal 60L
8 oz Victory Malt
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-16-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By RootsUltimate
DFH uses something similar to this at their...

DFH uses something similar to this at their place. It's basically a table tap with fresh hops at the bottom. I think Sam C mentions something about it in one of his books.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-24-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,225
Posted By RootsUltimate
I know that DFH has some instructions to build a...

I know that DFH has some instructions to build a hop-o-matic, but has anybody thought about using a water pipet for additions over the 120 min? If you are using pellets instead of leaf you could...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-09-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By RootsUltimate
Depending on the selection at your local store,...

Depending on the selection at your local store, Troegs (Harrisburg, PA) might ship out to Chicago. Try their Nugget Nectar Troegs Brewing Company, Nugget Nectar Ale...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By RootsUltimate
Zesting gets all the flavor and avoids the white...

Zesting gets all the flavor and avoids the white part of the peel which will add strong bitterness.
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