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Forum: General Chit Chat 10-26-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By eriktlupus
The problem is I haven't brewed for like 3 yrs....

The problem is I haven't brewed for like 3 yrs. Stopped and haven't gotten the motivation to do a brewday since we did the last utopia clone here in michigan
Forum: Pilsner 10-26-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,405
Posted By eriktlupus
How did it turn out? My butt needs to get moving...

How did it turn out? My butt needs to get moving and brew again
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,336
Posted By eriktlupus
My 5g igloo use a prefab FB while my 10g uses a...

My 5g igloo use a prefab FB while my 10g uses a FB made from a pizza crisper pan trimmed to size and bowed slightly with a hammer and drilled to accept a 1/2in topdrain. Both have served me well for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By eriktlupus
Quite a few of the historically dark beers are...

Quite a few of the historically dark beers are actually the result of a harder water profile and this is part of the correct flavor profile for them eg...guinness is one. Unfortuately 95% of the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-16-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 888
Posted By eriktlupus
After an early trip to the gun shop and the brew...

After an early trip to the gun shop and the brew store it be corned beef, cabbage and taters into the oven for a slow 5hr roast. Hmmm maybe I'll finally brew another beer if I can find all my stuff
Forum: Pilsner 12-11-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,405
Posted By eriktlupus
Using flaked rice just takes the step of boiling...

Using flaked rice just takes the step of boiling this adjunct out of the equation. As for using an ale yeast I've never done it but like revvy said any of the clean yeasts should work. If you have a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-18-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By eriktlupus
since you live in the north with all of us cool...

since you live in the north with all of us cool brewers. use a swamp chiller in the winter in your coldest room of your house wrap a t-shirt around your carboy and stick a therm in there...i did my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-16-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By eriktlupus
go with a simple blonde recipe. it'll be close...

go with a simple blonde recipe. it'll be close enough for the bmc crowd and enough flavor to settle the real ale drinkers.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-12-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,836
Posted By eriktlupus
stuck sparges are the problem when milling too...

stuck sparges are the problem when milling too finely. one of the guys(do not remember who its been a couple years since he wrote on here about it) however had luck with misting the grain the day...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By eriktlupus
1st of all : AG is not difficult, but it is a...

1st of all : AG is not difficult, but it is a time intensive process. don't rush anything.

a couple of gadgets that have helped me
a refractometer is a godsend for taking gravity readings...
Forum: General Techniques 08-04-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,552
Posted By eriktlupus
yeah but that's because most of em play hockey...

yeah but that's because most of em play hockey too...that automatically improves their taste buds where beer is concerned, then you add in the fact that ya'll are in bfe yooper michigan and that...
Forum: General Techniques 07-31-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,552
Posted By eriktlupus
hey yooper long no hear huh? don't forget...

hey yooper

long no hear huh? don't forget to check the hot side as well. i feel your pain on this as i've been there before. i'm hoping to get back to brewing here soon( dear lord i just...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-13-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,942
Posted By eriktlupus
just make sure that you use stainless steel...

just make sure that you use stainless steel tubing in the box if you go the diy route. metal of course conduct heat/cold better than plastic, the reason i say SS is that copper will leach in the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-13-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By eriktlupus
teh only way to up your efficiency is to sparge...

teh only way to up your efficiency is to sparge more and boil off. what your doing currently is akin o the old way of brewing. making a big beer of the primary mash then remashing on the same grain...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 02-26-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By eriktlupus
hey ya'll been away from the site for...

hey ya'll
been away from the site for awhile( and i haven't brewed a thing since last years utopia brewday:mad: ) so plz forgive me for i have sinned against the gods of homebrew. i have been...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 10-04-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By eriktlupus
looks like it might be a hefe weizen. whats it...

looks like it might be a hefe weizen. whats it smell like? taste

hefe's are a bready, banana, clove type aroma and taste. the cloudiness is actually yeast still in suspension intentionally.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-04-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,853
Posted By eriktlupus
as long as your bottles are clean going in there...

as long as your bottles are clean going in there is no problems using a dishwasher for sanitizing. also if you set up your bottling bucket and wand on the counter over the machine it makes for easy...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-25-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,050
Posted By eriktlupus
the recipe i posted is very easy for a 1st timer...

the recipe i posted is very easy for a 1st timer lager. its closer to a bud from pre WWII than todays megaswill. if you have a dehumidfier set it so it draws across the shirt on your swamp chiller...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By eriktlupus
calculated efficiency is easy to do just look at...

calculated efficiency is easy to do just look at the formula in my sig.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-07-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,050
Posted By eriktlupus
wyeast sells a st louis style lager yeast. ...

wyeast sells a st louis style lager yeast. basically a buttwieser yeast. for a light lager check out the budclone(sorta) in my dropdown
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By eriktlupus
also, this off flavor can come from a plastic...

also, this off flavor can come from a plastic vessel being used when moving boiling wort around, if your using a pump and vinyl lines(eww remember that yooper?) or from a contamination of one of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,398
Posted By eriktlupus
it is a bit high, however notty is a very clean...

it is a bit high, however notty is a very clean strain and if you can do the swamp cooler thing and let it rest for an extra week it should clean itself up enough that you'll never know the...
Forum: Introductions 06-01-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 10
Posted By eriktlupus
welcome from a transplanted buckeye

welcome from a transplanted buckeye
Forum: DIY Projects 06-01-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By eriktlupus
really a 20' cfc is gonna do a good job. putting...

really a 20' cfc is gonna do a good job. putting the cfc in an ice bath won't accomplish much since the wort would be insulated from the ice by the water and whatever you used as an outer jacket. ...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 04-15-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,905
Posted By eriktlupus
unfortunately my beersmith has been bugged and...

unfortunately my beersmith has been bugged and i'm unable to access my notes. bear in mind it's been al,ost 4yrs since i posted this but i seem to recall it was similar to blue moon but without the...
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