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Forum: General Techniques 01-20-2014, 12:34 AM
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Posted By YeastHerder
I've done 10% honey malt in the mash, let it...

I've done 10% honey malt in the mash, let it ferment for 7 days, pour in 1.5lbs of orange blossom honey (mixed with an equal volume of water so that it would pour and mix into the wort reasonably),...
Forum: General Techniques 01-20-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By YeastHerder
You mention that you are doing the partial mash...

You mention that you are doing the partial mash kit. Walk us through your brew day with details like your mash temp, and whatnot.

A hot alcohol flavor can be a sign of fermentation temps that got...
Forum: General Techniques 01-20-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By YeastHerder
Here is a method I use that works every time. The...

Here is a method I use that works every time. The below is scaled for a 5 gallon batch. It can be scaled up or down depending on your volume of beer.

After fermentation is done and any dry...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2013, 04:04 AM
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Views: 202
Posted By YeastHerder
Low carb (not low cal) recipe help

From my search, I'm settling in on something that will be much like a SMaSH. Here is my tentative plan:

X lbs US 2 row mashed at 149-150F for 75 mins
Y oz Cascade at 60 mins (2/3 IBUs here)
rest...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-13-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By YeastHerder
Re the OP question: The BeerSmith default...

Re the OP question:

The BeerSmith default value is 1.25 qts water per 1 lb of grain in the mash. I mash 5 lbs of grain in a 3.25gal pot to do partial mashes, so using that to scale down I would...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-13-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 43,045
Posted By YeastHerder
My SG hops were fresh. I even made it a second...

My SG hops were fresh. I even made it a second time shifting the addition times around and still didn't like it. I had previously used it in an irish red with lots of crystal malt and I'm guessing...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-11-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 43,045
Posted By YeastHerder
I made some 1-gallon SMaSHs plus a bunch of...

I made some 1-gallon SMaSHs plus a bunch of cheaters that included various % of a single specialty grain (SMaSH+1 or DMaSH) in the mash. My favorites so far have been Maris Otter + Saaz, Maris Otter...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By YeastHerder
I do 1-gallon testers and 5-gallon batches on the...

I do 1-gallon testers and 5-gallon batches on the stove top. The 1-gallon batches are all grain, about 2 lbs of grain to reach a 1.060 OG or so. The 5-gallon batches are partial mashes and my largest...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By YeastHerder
Without a hydrometer or comparable piece of...

Without a hydrometer or comparable piece of equipment, you are guessing on when it is done. 2-3 weeks is probably safe to call it, but your next piece of brewing equipment really REALLY needs to be a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By YeastHerder
Yeah, whenever I take a sample for the hydrometer...

Yeah, whenever I take a sample for the hydrometer (OG, and so on), I taste it to see how things are coming along. At OG, everything is really sweet of course, but you can pick up other...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-01-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By YeastHerder
Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: Cider Forum 03-24-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By YeastHerder
To be clear, I'm not looking to instigate flame...

To be clear, I'm not looking to instigate flame wars between the different ways of doing it, just wanting a clear practical picture on how to tell for method 1/2 its ready based on criteria X/Y..
Forum: Cider Forum 03-24-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By YeastHerder
How to: plastic soda bottle conditioning testers?

So, I've been sifting through all the forums and am still not 100% certain what to do and how to interpret it. The two strats seem to be 1) fill soda bottle with bottling wand, squeeze out the air...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By YeastHerder
Yeah, there are many different viewpoints on how...

Yeah, there are many different viewpoints on how to do it. They all seem to work too, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. I say pick one way and do that this time, next time try doing it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By YeastHerder
In your original post, it sounds like you added...

In your original post, it sounds like you added the whirlfloc *after* the 60 mins of boil time. If you really added it right at flame-out, I suggest adding it a bit earlier. I use it in every batch...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By YeastHerder
No harm in procrastinating, I do it all the time!...

No harm in procrastinating, I do it all the time! :D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By YeastHerder
I doubt your hottest tap water is 150F, it is...

I doubt your hottest tap water is 150F, it is probably closer to 125F. If your goal is to keep something warm, you want to insulate with something that is a really poor conductor of heat. Water will...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,040
Posted By YeastHerder
I like 12oz size bottles and I get more than I...

I like 12oz size bottles and I get more than I need as donations from friends as empties. I do the hot soapy water soak method. Some brands labels fall right off, others are near impossible to get...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By YeastHerder
My plain german-style wheats are done in about 10...

My plain german-style wheats are done in about 10 days (stable FG for 2-3 days at that point), I bottle condition and those can be carbed up and ready in as little as 8 days - maybe because there is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-21-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By YeastHerder
If it tastes burnt now, that might mellow a bit...

If it tastes burnt now, that might mellow a bit but its not clear from your post whether there was actually a burnt taste or if you're just concerned that there might be a burnt taste.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-21-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By YeastHerder
In general here is a simple recipe: 1 qt...

In general here is a simple recipe:

1 qt water + 1 cup DME, boil 15 minutes, cool to pitching temp, pour into a suitable container, pitch entire vial/packet of yeast. Give it a good swirl whenever...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-21-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By YeastHerder
Brown sugar is basically cane sugar + some...

Brown sugar is basically cane sugar + some molasses. If you're goal is really to get the molasses into your beer, I suggest adding that directly instead of having to add gobs of cane sugar along with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-21-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By YeastHerder
I use a nylon hop sack -- been reusing the same...

I use a nylon hop sack -- been reusing the same one for over a year now.. I just dump the spent hops gunk into the trash, turn it inside out and rinse it under the tap. Hang dry, and its ready to go...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-21-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,651
Posted By YeastHerder
Swamp cooler and some empty soda bottles. Freeze...

Swamp cooler and some empty soda bottles. Freeze water in the soda bottles and those are your giant ice cubes. You can get pretty fancy, or you can just use a $12 tub from target/walmart. And summer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-21-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By YeastHerder
I cool my wort in the pot in the kitchen sink in...

I cool my wort in the pot in the kitchen sink in the coldest water that comes from the tap. Constant whirlpooling of the wort in the pot to help dissipate the heat into the sink water for 5 minutes...
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