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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-10-2012, 05:01 PM
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Posted By Fermentalist
I'll try and get a couple recipes up in the next...

I'll try and get a couple recipes up in the next few days. Thanks again!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-09-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Fermentalist
Thanks BigEd! That will definitely get me...

Thanks BigEd! That will definitely get me started. Wondering if you could walk me through a double infusion? Never done one before and my research hasn't really gotten me anywhere. This book has...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-08-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Fermentalist
German recipe book

I just got a book of beer recipes given to me from my dad who recently visited germany. The book is titled:

Gutes Bier Selbst Brauen
schritt fur schritt - mit rezepten by Hubert Hanghofer
...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-24-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Fermentalist
Thanks. Sounds like they are right on track....

Thanks. Sounds like they are right on track. gbx's description was spot on. Here are the pics.

Right pic = Cascade
Left pic = Willamette
Forum: Hops Growing 04-23-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Fermentalist
Cascade Vs. Willamette question

First time hop grower. I planted in pots knowing i have to find them a permanent home next year. I live in the CA bay area. 1 Cascade rhizome and 1 Willamette per pot. I Planted about 3 weeks ago...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-28-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By Fermentalist
Great! Bottle bombs! The old lady will be...

Great! Bottle bombs! The old lady will be thrilled if those explode in the dining room. They are promptly going in the fridge. Ida thought 4 weeks would have been enough for them to explode if they...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-28-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By Fermentalist
Professional brewing yeast storage

Q#1:
I acquired a mason jar full of yeast off of a fermenting hefeweizen at my favorite brewery. The brewer that helped me steal a sample out of the fermenter advised me to not let the yeast drop...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-10-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Fermentalist
thanks for all the ideas anyway guys. always...

thanks for all the ideas anyway guys. always appreciated
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-09-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Fermentalist
Nope no rusty caps here. I dont sanitize more...

Nope no rusty caps here. I dont sanitize more than i need. if i do on accident i always make sure to dry them before storage. I would be more worried about mold than rust in that case.

And I dont...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-09-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Fermentalist
I have a mini fridge with a temp controller. I've...

I have a mini fridge with a temp controller. I've always followed White Labs instructions when fermenting with their yeast and the temps they ferment at. I've made beers with starters and without....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-08-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Fermentalist
I get my corn sugar from my local beer store. ...

I get my corn sugar from my local beer store.

I'm not drinking straight from the bottle and I've tried using different types of water (tap, purified, distilled). Like is said the flavor isn't...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-08-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Fermentalist
Corn sugar or DME for bottling?

Im on my 7th batch of beer and I've been bottling every one. I've had some trouble with some off flavors after bottling on every batch. My beer tastes absolutely awesome after fermentation has ended,...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-12-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 85,539
Posted By Fermentalist
Thats my everyday paddle! Keeps my beer bad-ass...

Thats my everyday paddle! Keeps my beer bad-ass when I pair it with some head banging metal.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-11-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 85,539
Posted By Fermentalist
Bam!!!

Bam!!!
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-11-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,012
Posted By Fermentalist
Thats really all there is. I just cut a standard...

Thats really all there is. I just cut a standard straight handle.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Fermentalist
The recipe I used was from the book written by...

The recipe I used was from the book written by greg koch "The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. " It is a clone of Stone brewing Companies 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. I followed...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-10-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,012
Posted By Fermentalist
Show us your mash paddles!!!

Homemade or bought, clean or sticky, we wanna see em!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Fermentalist
High Fermentation temps 24 hrs after pitching

I just brewed up a Bitter chocolate Oatmeal Stout. O.G. = 1.096. Brew day went without a hitch. I made a starter of WLP007 Dry English Ale yeast, and pitched it to the wort @ 75F. The recipe I have...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-10-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
Posted By Fermentalist
pressurize the keg and then take some really...

pressurize the keg and then take some really soapy water and sponge it along where the lid seals, the "in" and "out" ports, and the purge release. If you see bubbling, you know where the leak is. If...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,578
Posted By Fermentalist
Thanks Lito. Exactly the answer I was looking...

Thanks Lito. Exactly the answer I was looking for. I was already prepared with a blow off tube. My bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout had an O.G. of 1.096 and is fermenting at 75F. Needless to say, It's...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,578
Posted By Fermentalist
How do you know if your starter is infected?

I made a starter with WLP007 Dry English Ale yeast. I Sanitized EVERYTHING! 1 cup light DME to 2 pints (32oz). Boiled 15 minutes, cooled, pitched and put on a stir plate. The yeast expires 8/12. I've...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-21-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By Fermentalist
Combining recipes: Porter & Stout

Vanilla smoked Porter:
- 10.5 lbs American 2 row
- 1.1 lbs crystal 75L
-10.5 oz chocolate malt
- 5 oz peat smoked malt
- 1 1/4 cup light malt extract
- .7 oz Columbus hops (90 mins)
- .6 oz...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-14-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,324
Posted By Fermentalist
Major props to Mark curling for whippin out the...

Major props to Mark curling for whippin out the high school chemistry. I've decided to just add some sugar to the keg for natural carb. Seems like the easy way out. Thanks for all the info. Ill keep...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-13-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,324
Posted By Fermentalist
Carbonating w/ 16g co2 cartridges.

New to kegging and very low on funds. I just got a 3 gallon ball lock keg with no co2 tank or any hoses. I was wondering If i could use MoreBeer's 16 gram co2 injector kit (link attached) to...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-25-2011, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Fermentalist
My little elves brush, scrub, swish and swash...

My little elves brush, scrub, swish and swash hundreds of my dirty carboys day in and day out. Their little hands are worked to the bone and covered with trub all so they can give the little brewer...
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