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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-16-2012, 11:40 PM
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Posted By BFitch
6.6lb Pilsen LME (half in the beginning, half 15...

6.6lb Pilsen LME (half in the beginning, half 15 minutes from the end)
3lb Pilsen DME
3oz aromatic malt
1oz kent goldings hops


I'm sure it'll come out fine, but it'd be nice to know if we did...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-16-2012, 01:23 PM
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Posted By BFitch
yea its an extract. bought it as a kit at my LHBS.

yea its an extract. bought it as a kit at my LHBS.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-15-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By BFitch
Thanks man. I really didn't want to dump the last...

Thanks man. I really didn't want to dump the last batch either, but it sat in primary for 2 months and went through 2 wyeast packets and only dropped to 1.030 gravity. I could have bottled but didn't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-15-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By BFitch
Belgian blonde color

So I'm attempting my second beer, a Belgian blonde. My first beer, a Cali common, never finished fermenting and I decided to dump it.
Any way the blonde has been in primary for 3 days an had a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-17-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By BFitch
moved to an appartment, any tips

so i moved out of my parents house a couple months ago and now that im settled in, i want to start brewing again. i made one batch a while back but it never finished fermenting, so im eager to try...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By BFitch
ok sorry a long weekend got in my way, but im...

ok sorry a long weekend got in my way, but im back on track now. this is an extract recipe, off the top of my head i dont remember the recipe but it had 2 cans of LME in it. when i aerated the wort,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By BFitch
And yes, it tastes sweet

And yes, it tastes sweet
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By BFitch
It's California ale yeast. Temps are around...

It's California ale yeast. Temps are around 66-68. Starting gravity was 1.050 and I'm using a hydrometer. Just checked it an it's reading right.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By BFitch
2 weeks in primary, still at 1.030

So my beers been in primary for 2 weeks. I checked it last week and I was at 1.030. Checked it again today and it's still at 1.030. I'm thinking my yeast tapped out. This is my first batch, anyone...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-18-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By BFitch
Thanks guys. Glad I posted this before I just...

Thanks guys. Glad I posted this before I just went Shea and did it guess I had a case of noob patience. ;D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-18-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By BFitch
Too early for 2nd ferm?

I just checked my beer and I had planned on switching to secondary today (5 days in primary). Not a lot of krausen on top and my fg is at 1.030 right now (started at 1.050). Should I let it sit in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-17-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By BFitch
in, cant let the yinzers invade too much. :p

in, cant let the yinzers invade too much. :p
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-17-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By BFitch
seems like every wedding i go to, the traditional...

seems like every wedding i go to, the traditional beer is miller lite :rolleyes:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-16-2012, 07:21 PM
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Posted By BFitch
im kinda jealous of that party :D

im kinda jealous of that party :D
Forum: Introductions 05-16-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By BFitch
when i get a lagering fridge i want to try to...

when i get a lagering fridge i want to try to make a lager clone. ever try it before? figure if i really wanted to get crazy i could just drive a couple miles and grab some legit skuke water too. :D
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By BFitch
looking at it on beersmith with out the crystal...

looking at it on beersmith with out the crystal malt, it looks like it makes it a little lighter, where with it it pushed it to the darker side of a tripel. so i might take your advice and leave it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By BFitch
is the clear candi sugar in rocks that much...

is the clear candi sugar in rocks that much worse. only reason i have it on there is thats what the guy gave me. he had a grocery bag that contained a total of 8lbs DME, 2lbs clear candi sugar rock...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By BFitch
ok, that looks better. its saying i need 280...

ok, that looks better. its saying i need 280 billion cells. so its saying 3 yeast packets with no starter. never done a starter before, what all is involved in making one?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By BFitch
ok so i took out a 1/2lb of sugar, got rid of the...

ok so i took out a 1/2lb of sugar, got rid of the bravo hops, added 3oz of stryian goldings to give it an IBU of 25. also added the .5lb of flaked wheat and honey malt.


ok, i think i might kick...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By BFitch
first attempt at Belgian tripel (extract)

when i bought my 5 gal kit on craigslist, it came with ingredients from a beer that the guy was attempting to make. so i got him to email me his recipe. i plugged it into beersmith (first time using...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By BFitch
it wasnt a brand new IC, but i did wash it pretty...

it wasnt a brand new IC, but i did wash it pretty well while my boil was going on. so im optimistic about it.



yea, thats going to be the tough part. but i just have to keep telling myself to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By BFitch
first brew day Good/Bad/Not much ugly

did my first brewday yesterday. i think it went pretty well. brewed a cali common exract kit. i was concerned with whether or not i was going to be able to get my temp to stay steady while steeping....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By BFitch
thanks man. appreciate it.

thanks man. appreciate it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By BFitch
quick OG question

do i take my OG reading before i add the extra water to bring it up to 5 gal? i was under the assumption that you take the reading after but i want to make sure. got 50 minutes till my boils done....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-12-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By BFitch
Went to the home brew shop. They were Carmel...

Went to the home brew shop. They were Carmel grains. G20 or something like that. I might take it all in next time and see what they say for hop and yeast and give it a go. Bought a Cali common while...
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