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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By gypsyhead
If you're doing it at all, do it after racking so...

If you're doing it at all, do it after racking so as not to disturb your trub bed. That said, use sterilized/filtered water, otherwise there's a risk of infection. Beyond all that, is it a beer where...
Forum: General Techniques 01-23-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By gypsyhead
Even if the beer's completely fermented out, it...

Even if the beer's completely fermented out, it wouldn't be a bad idea to cap the barrel with an airlock or a 3-stage bung to allow excess pressure to vent out (apparently that's what they're doing...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 01-23-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,408
Posted By gypsyhead
Wow, yeah, but The Bruery does have a Tart of...

Wow, yeah, but The Bruery does have a Tart of Darkness already in production... these are just homebrew labels, right?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-23-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By gypsyhead
You've still yet to mistake a bag of PBW for...

You've still yet to mistake a bag of PBW for priming sugar, so you're on the right track bud. Yeah, this is now your experimental fermentation vessel, ie. you don't really trust drinking 5gal of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By gypsyhead
Gotta prost BrewMastersWarehouse and MoreBeer. I...

Gotta prost BrewMastersWarehouse and MoreBeer. I do dig the fact that you can post a recipe to BrewMastersWarehouse and buy exactly (almost) what you need, rather than weighing everything out...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-22-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By gypsyhead
Definitely forgot to add the bit about adding...

Definitely forgot to add the bit about adding Clarity-Ferm to the fermenter. Hopefully that'll help drop out whatever may have been cross-contaminated, etc.

Apparently that's all the guys making...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By gypsyhead
For whatever reason, the last few ales I've made...

For whatever reason, the last few ales I've made have had absolutely no "signs" of fermentation in the traditional sense. No real bubbling in the airlock, only a slight krausen, etc. but all have...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-22-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By gypsyhead
Generally agreed figure seems to be equivalent to...

Generally agreed figure seems to be equivalent to around 0.36qt (volume) per pound (weight) of grist. Other figures run around "Uncrushed malted barley is about .75L/# dry. Malted wheat is about...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-22-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By gypsyhead
It's possible, but you may want to look into...

It's possible, but you may want to look into staggered yeast/nutrient/enzyme/oxygen additions to push things along. Or you could sub malt (appx 75% fermentable) for honey/sugar (nearly 100%...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-22-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By gypsyhead
I would think the citric acid from the 4...

I would think the citric acid from the 4 pineapples may affect initial yeast behavior, but it could work. Good luck. I'm just hoping you did it in a bucket so you can actually get all the fruit parts...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-22-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By gypsyhead
Agree with CPDawg, definitely in the mid-teens,...

Agree with CPDawg, definitely in the mid-teens, any change you can get a pic with a white background and a comparable commercial beer next to it though? And yeah, 30 SRM would be black. How about a...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-21-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By gypsyhead
~100% Oat Malt... Shmeh

So brewed up a batch of Gluten-Free Pale Ale for my celiac cousin the other day... and it seems to be going so-so so far. Brewday was a bit of a pain in the ass though. Final Recipe ended up as...
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Posted By gypsyhead
Sounds fantastic!

Sounds fantastic!
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Posted By gypsyhead
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,553
Posted By gypsyhead
http://thesmilingman.hubpages.com/hub/WhatsInMyFoo...

http://thesmilingman.hubpages.com/hub/WhatsInMyFoodSkittlesIngredientsExplained

Any chance you measured the pH of the original wort? With the #4 ingredient being citric acid, there's a chance your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,963
Posted By gypsyhead
Glad you found your solution, but going back to...

Glad you found your solution, but going back to what was discussed before... mash temp doesn't really affect OG, right? OG is all based on dissolved solids in the wort, so as long as you sparge...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-10-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By gypsyhead
Agree with all above, but did you forget...

Agree with all above, but did you forget anything? I've definitely finished brewing, cooling, and pitching yeast only to realize I forgot a bag of DME.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-06-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By gypsyhead
Need to dry malt?

Just a quick question my gf actually brought up when I was drying home-malted GF grains for my last batch: I'd been taking up her oven (and using her electricity) for about 2 days trying to get my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-29-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By gypsyhead
If you've got enough brew to afford it, try...

If you've got enough brew to afford it, try different variations. I know the guys at Lagunitas recommend a course ground in their secondaries for no more than 48 hours, but if you brew a bit and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-29-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By gypsyhead
Honestly, if you dig the flavor, keep doing what...

Honestly, if you dig the flavor, keep doing what you're doing until you get it just right.

If you think you can do better at that point, well, a full boil will lend itself to better hop...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-29-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By gypsyhead
Wait, how does it taste? And was it for you in...

Wait, how does it taste? And was it for you in the first place, or your honey, and does she want a true craft brew or just a different kind of cocktail? Honestly, and I'm really not kidding, if it's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-29-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,367
Posted By gypsyhead
I keep wanting to make dirty jokes about what you...

I keep wanting to make dirty jokes about what you should be stirring with, but if you're Canadian, it just wont work. Yeah, buy a cheap mash paddle bud
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By gypsyhead
If you really dig the brewing process and...

If you really dig the brewing process and whatnot, well, learn how to brew a pot still, brew your beers like normal, then distill* and discard the alcohol, leaving you with a "nearly" alcohol free...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-25-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By gypsyhead
If you can find sprouted buckwheat (or if you're...

If you can find sprouted buckwheat (or if you're down for malting your own), it made for a nice base malt on a gf porter that i did, though I didn't roast them long enough to get the proper color,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-25-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By gypsyhead
I'm glad you asked, because I was wondering too,...

I'm glad you asked, because I was wondering too, but never really researched it before. Below are a few products listed on homebrew supply websites, but essentially, it looks like it's just a...
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