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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2014, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Pelican521
Thanks for the info. I think I'll stick with my...

Thanks for the info. I think I'll stick with my tap water then and go from there. I thought PS was pretty soft but didn't realize it was that soft.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Pelican521
Experience with Poland spring in a stout?

Hi all, I'm getting ready to brew a chocolate oatmeal stout (partial mash), and was thinking of using PS water. Am I correct in thinking PS water is pretty soft?

What would you suggest for some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Pelican521
Getting ready to brew this, any other tips/advice...

Getting ready to brew this, any other tips/advice would be welcome. Here's the latest tweaked recipe.

2.75 lb............2 Row
.75 lb............Flaked Oats
.5 lb............Roast Barley
1.0...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Pelican521
Great, thanks for the help. I keep going back and...

Great, thanks for the help. I keep going back and forth with this recipe. I think I may keep the coffee steep addition but pay attention to the temp I add it and the duration (maybe only a min or two...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Pelican521
Thanks for the replies. I made some tweaks to the...

Thanks for the replies. I made some tweaks to the recipe by reducing the specialty grains a bit but I increased the Chocolate malt to a pound. What do you think of this now?

3.0 lb............2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Pelican521
Any tips on my Chocolate Coffee Stout recipe?

Hi all, for my next brew I want to do a Chocolate Oatmeal stout with a bit of coffee flavor. Looking for it to age for several months and be ready for the fall.

I do Partial Mashes with a max of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By Pelican521
I bought a thief a while back that fit my hydro...

I bought a thief a while back that fit my hydro but had a tough time reading it with it clinging to the sides and distorting the reading.

Is it easy to read in a test tube? I think they are a bit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By Pelican521
Tough to get OG with all the foam!

Hi all, I have a tough time measuring my OG due to the fact I run my wort through a fine mesh SS strainer resulting in a 3-4 inch layer of foam.

Anyone have any tips or ideas to share on how to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Pelican521
Thanks for the replies everyone, very helpful...

Thanks for the replies everyone, very helpful info. My last IIPA finished this low (FG) as well with the same yeast.

I'll just keep thin in mind moving forward.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Pelican521
Ok, so not only did I play around with my...

Ok, so not only did I play around with my efficiency numbers (which brought me closer to my OG), but I also plugged my recipe into Brewer's Friend, but everything I do keeps my FG at 1.017.

Why is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Pelican521
I see, thanks for explaining. Since this had...

I see, thanks for explaining. Since this had happened in the past as well, I'm thinking I should increase my efficiency by 5% since my brewing method is pretty dialed in. Does that sound like the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Pelican521
Oh no, 7.6 %, I was hoping to end up in the mid...

Oh no, 7.6 %, I was hoping to end up in the mid 6% range so I could have more than one a night ;)

Any ideas on how it went from 6.7% (based on brewtoad) to 7.6%? I'm pretty sure BT takes in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Pelican521
Thanks for the replies. I created this recipe...

Thanks for the replies. I created this recipe through Brewtoad and it came up with the 6.7% alc.

Here is the recipe I've named...Nectar of the Gods

2-Row...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Pelican521
did i make a mistake using corn sugar in my IPA?

Hi all, of course now that my IPA is almost ready to bottle I'm wondering if it was a mistake using 1 lb of corn sugar in the boil.

I know a lot of IIPAs call for it to dry them out but mine is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Pelican521
thanks for the replies. I didn't transfer to a...

thanks for the replies. I didn't transfer to a secondary, just did everything in the bucket (first time ever doing this in over a year and a half of brewing). I'll still have to transfer to my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Pelican521
Hop pellet absorption/priming sugar question

Hi all, I'm wondering if someone here has an answer to this by experience.

I dryhopped my IPA with 5 oz of pellets (4 muslin bags w/1.25 oz in each), and I'm trying to estimate how much beer will...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-08-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Pelican521
Think they are only refrigerated there. They are...

Think they are only refrigerated there. They are sold in small ziplock baggies that hold 2oz.

I guess I'd say they're not yellow per say, but a lighter green than other varieties I have.

I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-08-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Pelican521
yellowing centennial hops-good or bad?

I have an ounce of Centennial pellets i've been storing in my freezer for 4 -6 months (not quite sure). They look a little yellower than some of my other other hop pellets so i thought I'd just dump...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-05-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Pelican521
Awesome, listening to it now! Thanks!

Awesome, listening to it now!

Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Pelican521
Funny, you should mention that RM-MN. I'm going...

Funny, you should mention that RM-MN. I'm going to skip the secondary for the first time for an IPA I have now.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Pelican521
Thanks m1k3, I was on the fence about doing 2...

Thanks m1k3, I was on the fence about doing 2 additions, thanks for the advice!


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Pelican521
Any other opinions? Should I split down the...

Any other opinions?

Should I split down the middle for two equal additions? Or should I do 2/3 for the first addition and 1/3 for the second?

Or should I just dump all at once?

Anyone have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By Pelican521
LOL. I remember my first brew I did and was in...

LOL. I remember my first brew I did and was in the same situation and thought "hmmm, maybe some of that stuff would add some extra flavor".

Stay away from the yeast cake!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Pelican521
multiple Dry hop addition question

Hi all, I'm almost ready to dry hop my IPA in my primary (this is the first time of a year and a half of brewing I'm going to skip the secondary!), and I wanted to do a 2-part dry hopping. I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Pelican521
Thanks Saboral, that's a great option to think...

Thanks Saboral, that's a great option to think about.
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