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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2012, 02:21 AM
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Yellowish white. I like the idea of boiling one...

Yellowish white. I like the idea of boiling one & will try that this weekend. I don't think the flavor is come from wort contact with the stopper but just the strong aroma being inclosed in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2012, 01:58 AM
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this may of already been commented on (I didn't...

this may of already been commented on (I didn't read the whole thread). I actually saw an add online from New Belgium that featured a can beer. I thought "hell yes".
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2012, 01:28 AM
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Posted By wgonfan
ferm temps between 62-68 inside the fermenter....

ferm temps between 62-68 inside the fermenter. using muntons gold, notingham & windsor. I strongly suspect its from the stopper because it smells exactly like the stopper does and it's been like...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2012, 01:11 AM
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Posted By wgonfan
rubber stopper causing off flavors?

I've brewed a couple of austin home brews 1gal kits to add variety to my 5 gal pipeline. at bottling they all have smelled just like that rubber stopper that comes with the kit. I wrote it off...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2012, 03:07 AM
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Posted By wgonfan
Ok, im going to play along here and give you an...

Ok, im going to play along here and give you an opinion unlike the others... I think you can most definitely STEEP your specialty grains in a sun tea method. When steeping specialty grains All you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-07-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By wgonfan
Cruising & homebrew

I'm taking a Cruise later this summer & would really love to enjoy a bottle or two of my own brew while onboard but they do not allow glass, nor alcohol to be brought on board. You are allowed to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-07-2012, 03:17 AM
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Posted By wgonfan
so far nothing that needs to be brewed now &could...

so far nothing that needs to be brewed now &could benefit from a long aging?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-07-2012, 01:55 AM
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Posted By wgonfan
cleaning equipment that may of been contaminated.

I just bottled a batch that has some stringy growths and possibly a little tiny hint of sourness. I'm going to ride that batch out, but I'm brewing this weekend and don't have time or money to "throw...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2012, 11:43 PM
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Posted By wgonfan
campfire / deer lease / hunting season brew

I'm an avid hunter & spend almost ever other weekend from October until Feburary (east texas so its not that cold) camped out at the hunting lease. My lease is a more family oriented lease and there...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2012, 07:09 PM
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Posted By wgonfan
I really don't know what it is that I didn't like...

I really don't know what it is that I didn't like about tank 7, I have one left that I'll drink on tonight & try to pick out what it is that is turning me off. I think there is a chance that I had a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2012, 06:15 PM
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Posted By wgonfan
ooopss! Anise, doh!

I bottled a Farmhouse/saison a few weeks back that tasted a lot like tank 7 at bottling time. I do not like tank 7 so I decided to add some vanilla flavor to the bottling bucket to hopefully distract...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-30-2012, 04:54 AM
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Posted By wgonfan
Just want to add... side by side, its very...

Just want to add... side by side, its very similar to dfh 60min . Believe it or not. Im calling this one "amarillo by morning" and will brew again next week but will also add 1/3oz amarillo at flame...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2012, 07:56 PM
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Posted By wgonfan
think im doing something wrong with my partial mash process

I've done two partial mash recipiecs from ahs and it dawned on me during the process yesterday that I may be making a mistake. My first recipe turned out really thin and dry with very little flavor,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2012, 04:13 PM
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Posted By wgonfan
What I'll be wishing I had brewed come Fall/winter ??

So, I'm new to brewing & I've got a couple of "summer batches" brewed & in bottles and I'm ready for another brew. When should I start brewing my beers for fall & winter. Specifically, I want to do...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By wgonfan
I could, but its a saison 3724 yeast, and im...

I could, but its a saison 3724 yeast, and im brewing a cream ale today. Im pretty sure that pin hole happened when I smacked the activator because its in a seam and there was no spillage in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2012, 03:36 PM
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Emergnecy starter, its brew day & my wyeast pack has a hole

Well, I forgot to set my wyeast out last night, so I did it 1st thing this morning. Now I notice a tiny pin hole at the top of the pack. I think I want to move the yeast to a sanitized bottle or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By wgonfan
Robust was probably the wrong word. I guess...

Robust was probably the wrong word. I guess interesting or complex would be more appropriate.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By wgonfan
what to do, can anything even be done?

3 weeks ago I brewed my first partial mash, a belgian blonde, I used wyeast saison3724 yeast hoping to achieve a more robust flavor profile. Fermentation started 10hrs after pitching and the wort was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By wgonfan
Dried hibiscus & orange peel.. when to add?

I working up my 1st custom recipe & I'm going to add a small amount of bitter orange peel & some dried hibiscus flowers that I bought from AHS and was wondering what the right method would be? Do I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By wgonfan
And obviously I only use the Honey for priming.....

And obviously I only use the Honey for priming.. Ditch the priming sugar correct? So does this impart any flavor or aroma?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By wgonfan
nevermind. I'm an idiot, not enough coffee yet...

nevermind. I'm an idiot, not enough coffee yet this morning.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By wgonfan
I not familiar with priming. I'll do some...

I not familiar with priming. I'll do some searches. thanks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By wgonfan
1 for 1 honey & LME?

I have a huge bee hive in my backyard that I have succesfully harvested honey from in the past & like to use more of my "own" ingredients in a brew so I'm wanting to use some of that honey. The...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-24-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By wgonfan
I went ahead & dry hopped this for 5 days while...

I went ahead & dry hopped this for 5 days while "cool" crashing with 1oz of Amarillo. I'm very pleased with the results after only 2 weeks in the bottle.

Infact, I'm going to chill another one...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By wgonfan
I live in texas and its just plain hot here year...

I live in texas and its just plain hot here year round.. all of my wyeast packs have come partly swollen. All of my fermentations have started within 16hrs & all except one (1324) finished in 4 days....
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