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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-16-2012, 03:44 AM
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Posted By snoworshine
That will be a good beer...I'm kegging a similar...

That will be a good beer...I'm kegging a similar beer this week which tastes great.

My 12gal recipe was as follows:
85.4% Pale (Maris Otter)
7.8% C40
3.9% Munich
1.2% C60
1% Chocolate (4oz)...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-16-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,632
Posted By snoworshine
Looks good...I'm sure it will turn out great. ...

Looks good...I'm sure it will turn out great.

If you feel like researching further on something you might want to consider doing the 0min hops as flame-out hops and letting them sit with the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-12-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,632
Posted By snoworshine
this looks pretty good. hopefully some other...

this looks pretty good. hopefully some other folks can weigh in on it also. often times simpler is better. i guess my only concern is whether or not the 2.9% of choc is too much roast flavor.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-12-2012, 05:59 PM
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Posted By snoworshine
take a look at the famous Janets Brown Ale recipe...

take a look at the famous Janets Brown Ale recipe for some percentages to base off of. that beer is similar to a red ale but with a well proven grain bill.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-12-2012, 05:47 PM
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Views: 1,632
Posted By snoworshine
A less bready victory would be biscuit. try to...

A less bready victory would be biscuit. try to adjust the srm using black patent or the chocolate and not from the caramel malts. also, 3oz might be a bit much for a 5gal batch...its really easy to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-12-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,632
Posted By snoworshine
The revised recipe has total caramel percent of...

The revised recipe has total caramel percent of 11.6%, which will definitely give you a sweet beer (regardless of mash temp). the 11.6% comes from 5.8 mela, 2.9 amber and 2.9 c60. i would recommend...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-12-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,632
Posted By snoworshine
carared has a lovibond of 20, the same as caramel...

carared has a lovibond of 20, the same as caramel 20. so be careful because you can overdo the sweetness with that the same.

if you want a bready/malty beer you might want a small amount lf low...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-12-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,632
Posted By snoworshine
The amber and melanoidin are both caramel malts...

The amber and melanoidin are both caramel malts similar to the caramel/crystal malts that are commonly used in american beers. im not sure of the exact differences (maybe a different base grain? pils...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-12-2012, 04:42 PM
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Posted By snoworshine
Amber and Melanoidin are both crystal/caramel...

Amber and Melanoidin are both crystal/caramel type malts and both are about the same lovibond (coloring). i would use caramel 60 instead of both of those for about 8% of the grain. you will also need...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 10-05-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By snoworshine
On/off gas valves and boilovers

Do any of you with on/off gas valves have problems with boilovers? Since these things are full gas or none, wouldn't it put too much heat in and boil over?

I'm thinking of adding some gas...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-20-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,315
Posted By snoworshine
Thanks for the pictures, very clean build indeed....

Thanks for the pictures, very clean build indeed.

The reason to use plexiglass top is so you can cut a large opening in the keg to make it easy to clean the keg. I'd like to avoid having the fill...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-20-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,315
Posted By snoworshine
I wonder how much beer you would dump out the...

I wonder how much beer you would dump out the bottom before it would drain clear. I suppose the rotating racking arm is what people use to handle this without a conicle bottom.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-20-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,315
Posted By snoworshine
Sankey Fermenter Build

Hopefully someone has some experience with this before I pull the trigger and get my ideas welded into a keg. I have had enough with glass carboys and 10gallon batches.

Has anyone welded a bottom...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-23-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,031
Posted By snoworshine
I've got three buckets I store fresh grain in. I...

I've got three buckets I store fresh grain in. I basically tried all the basic odor removal tricks (baking soda, oxyclean...etc) and that got rid of most of the smell. After that I just left them...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-28-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,837
Posted By snoworshine
Since Jan 1 of 2011 IN CALIFORNIA all metals in...

Since Jan 1 of 2011 IN CALIFORNIA all metals in contact with potable water must be "lead free". Lead free means <0.25% lead. Vermont is another state that has lead free drinking water metals. Before...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-22-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 20,813
Posted By snoworshine
I'm brewing this tomorrow so hopefully I can get...

I'm brewing this tomorrow so hopefully I can get a quick response. The recipe calls for 1oz of "cut dried lemon peel" but I am unable to get it before brewtime. Any idea how I can substitute the cut...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-09-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By snoworshine
Ok i'm sold on the long dowel touching the beer...

Ok i'm sold on the long dowel touching the beer for micro oxygenation....off to find a oak dowel somewhere. Thanks for the advise.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By snoworshine
If I am using an oak spiral for the oak flavor, I...

If I am using an oak spiral for the oak flavor, I take it that it is not necessary to have the dowel touch the beer? If you get the oak flavor from the spiral/cubes...etc than all the oak dowel is...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-09-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By snoworshine
Raj / Jamil Flanders Red Oak Dowel

Ok so hopefully I'm not repeating a question, I couldn't get a straight answer from my searches. When you use the oak dowel as an 'airlock' in the secondary with the bugs for a sour beer does the oak...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-16-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By snoworshine
So it turns out the tank came from someones...

So it turns out the tank came from someones hydroponic grow system as a tank return. The liquid inside was water from a faulty backflow preventer causing the hydro solution to feed into the tank,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-14-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By snoworshine
Bad CO2 tank valve???

So I got a brand new aluminum 20# CO2 tank (Catalina brand) at the gas supplier and I cannot get any co2 to come out of the tank. Even without the regulator installed when I crack the tank valve open...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-15-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By snoworshine
No need to worry... after repeated use the...

No need to worry... after repeated use the oxidized surface will wear down and it will no longer leave a black mess. I had a few kegs like that and after a while I don't even know which ones they...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-15-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By snoworshine
Roeselare + Columbus hops (Flanders Red)??

Anyone have any major objections to using columbus to hop this? I plan on aging on oak for 1+year so I figure it probably wont matter that much. I also have hallertau if those work work better.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-12-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,287
Posted By snoworshine
I got 5gallon pickle buckets from the local...

I got 5gallon pickle buckets from the local In-N-Out, they saved 4 for me last time and I could have gotten many more. It took a few days out on the sun and some bleach, pbw...etc to get rid of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By snoworshine
My experience with keg hopping is whole hops...

My experience with keg hopping is whole hops only. The pellets for me have gotten a grassy flavor after 2 or so weeks whereas the whole cones can go for months (i've tried 3+) without getting the...
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