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Forum: Brewing Software 04-12-2013, 02:50 PM
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Posted By knelson
Beersmith- water calculation problems

I brewed an IPA on Monday and had issues with my water volumes post mash and post boil. In both instances I was very low. I have not had this issue in the past.

Used the Northern Brewer Dead...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-30-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,189
Posted By knelson
Thanks Mark, i could have sworn that the...

Thanks Mark, i could have sworn that the instructions with the brewmometer showed the o-ring on the inside of the pot. I will have to look closer when I get home today.

Dougbot- I went over to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-27-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By knelson
Not sure, I will look tonight. I will give NB a...

Not sure, I will look tonight. I will give NB a call and see if they can trouble shoot with me. The thermometer is a blichman brewmometer and they expressly say to not use teflon tape. There was no...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-27-2011, 05:23 PM
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Posted By knelson
I did not add any teflon tape to the assembly. I...

I did not add any teflon tape to the assembly. I am at work right now so I dont have access to my kettle. Does the ball valve assembly come with teflon tape on the threads between the lock nut and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-27-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,189
Posted By knelson
Megapot with weldless ball valve and brewmometer leaking

I did a quick search and didn't find anything on this which makes me feel even sillier.

I got a 10 gallon Megapot from NB for Christmas and when I went to install the weldless Ball valve and the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-11-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,961
Posted By knelson
Thanks for all the info everyone! Let me throw...

Thanks for all the info everyone! Let me throw this one out there, and I will use coke as an example because I have heard the crazy stories of how they protect their recipe. Feel free to substitute...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-11-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,961
Posted By knelson
Recipe Copyrights?

I was thinking the other day about the legality of using a similar recipe (clone recipe) as your own. Do breweries copyright their recipes?

With a fairly structured style guideline for each beer,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By knelson
How about some Malto Dextrin to get a nice thick...

How about some Malto Dextrin to get a nice thick mouthfeel? Just a thought!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-04-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By knelson
Bells Hopslam in my opinion is a better DIPA....

Bells Hopslam in my opinion is a better DIPA. Although when you get a chance try a nice fresh Pliny. Its a fine beer!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,494
Posted By knelson
I've never had The End of History, but I had a...

I've never had The End of History, but I had a bottle of Sink The Bismarck (44% ABV) from Brewdog a few weeks back. $130.00 a bottle and its smaller than a 750mL.

Tasted like a nice scotch. Burnt...
Forum: Porter 03-01-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,389
Posted By knelson
UPDATE: I brewed this a little over a month ago...

UPDATE: I brewed this a little over a month ago and bottled it this past weekend. When I racked the beer from primary to secondary, I was pleasantly surprised. Without any of the additions, it was a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-03-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By knelson
You will be just fine... I mashed in my...

You will be just fine...

I mashed in my garage last weekend and it was about 10f. I think i lost about 2 degrees total.

-preheat your MT
-whatever you do, DO NOT OPEN THE LID UNTIL THE MAS IS...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-02-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By knelson
Lots of good advice on here so far but I think...

Lots of good advice on here so far but I think the above hit it right on. I just finished my first all grain batch last weekend. Being paranoid prior to the brewday I did some tests. The first of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-01-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By knelson
[QUOTE=SKMO;2604795]Sweet success story. ...

[QUOTE=SKMO;2604795]Sweet success story.

It's hard to explain exactly how easy it is to do all grain. Not rocket surgery by any means.QUOTE]

That is for sure. hmmmm...heat water, put in mash...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-01-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By knelson
1st all grain batch...SUCCESS...and Happy Anniversary

I know I know, there is one of these threads a week, but I just thought I would share briefly my 1 st all grain experience. But First I wanted to say thanks to everyone on here for all the help and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By knelson
I believe it was bottled 1/10/11. I have a six...

I believe it was bottled 1/10/11. I have a six pack coming my way next week in a trade with a kind fellow out in S.C. Cant Wait!!!
Forum: Porter 01-26-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,389
Posted By knelson
Shinglejohn- I am brewing this on Sunday....

Shinglejohn-

I am brewing this on Sunday. Just wondering about ferm temps. Do you typically ferment at the lower end ~64f of the Whitbread yeast?

Excited to try this as one last dark beer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-21-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By knelson
What does this mean?

What does it mean when a recipe says " or until conversion is complete"?

I guess my questions is how to I measure that, or know when conversion is complete?

Thanks!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-17-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,276
Posted By knelson
I believe Northern Brewer DOES NOT crush the...

I believe Northern Brewer DOES NOT crush the grain in their kits. I have bought two kits from them and the first didnt realize the grain was uncrushed until I got home and started brewing. The second...
Forum: Porter 01-13-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,389
Posted By knelson
I am contemplating doing this as my first all...

I am contemplating doing this as my first all grain recipe, but I am having a bit of difficulty understanding the Mash schedule. Here is what I got out of it. Let me know if I am incorrect.

Mash:...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By knelson
If you have the ability to lager, look for...

If you have the ability to lager, look for Maibock/Helles Bock recipes. Brew it now and it should be ready in May.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-30-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,318
Posted By knelson
Have fun with the Grand Cru...its a great beer. I...

Have fun with the Grand Cru...its a great beer. I highly recommend it.

I will be celebrating with some Surly Smoke, O'Dell Deconstruction, hopefully not the bottle of Goose Island Rare that I just...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,857
Posted By knelson
Sounds like your friend enjoys sipping on a fine...

Sounds like your friend enjoys sipping on a fine beverage whether it be scotch or wine. I would go with a high alcohol beer that can be sipped and enjoyed in a tulip or a snifter. I like the English...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 93,261
Posted By knelson
I'm fairly positive that this is not the ONLY...

I'm fairly positive that this is not the ONLY mishap that has ever happened in commercial brewing. If everyone started covering their blemished by blending or other techniques. Can you image the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 93,261
Posted By knelson
I thought it was funny that when they sat down to...

I thought it was funny that when they sat down to taste the 3 year vertical (06' 07' and 08' i think) that they preferred the oldest. That beer needs some age on it in my opinion. Of course the 4...
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