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Forum: General Techniques 04-28-2014, 01:06 PM
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Posted By crocks86
I wouldn't worry about oxidation unless it's...

I wouldn't worry about oxidation unless it's staying in there for a long time. I've done a good few 2.5 gallon batches in a carboy and haven't had any issues. The CO2 from the fermentation will push...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-08-2014, 11:59 PM
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Posted By crocks86
How did you measure your gravity? I've definitely...

How did you measure your gravity? I've definitely had this problem using a refractometer. Over time figured out it's good to do a few measures each time I want to check the gravity because they can...
Forum: General Techniques 02-03-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By crocks86
I'm no expert on whirlpooling (only used the...

I'm no expert on whirlpooling (only used the technique about twice) but I chill a little, to 170 or so, and then let it sit for 20-30 minutes and start chilling again. I'm sure there's a thread...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2013, 02:22 PM
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Posted By crocks86
My biggest problem from a few low efficiency...

My biggest problem from a few low efficiency batches turned out to be as simple as the way I stirred. I thought I was doing enough but then for a recent batch I took my time and added the grain very...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-17-2013, 02:38 PM
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Posted By crocks86
I mash and then boil the next day fairly often...

I mash and then boil the next day fairly often and have never had any issues. I don't really do anything special, just drain it all off and cover it. I think if there is anything unwanted in there...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-03-2012, 03:36 PM
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Posted By crocks86
Thanks for the input. My next planned batch was...

Thanks for the input. My next planned batch was going to be an ipa. Maybe I'll parti-gyle it and bump up the starter a bit so I'll practically get the lighter beer for free just to toss in as a test...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-03-2012, 12:43 PM
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Posted By crocks86
Thanks guys. If it is brett will the same...

Thanks guys. If it is brett will the same cleaning process work? I've heard people who intentionally use brett usually have separate equipment for it, and since I started bottling before I noticed...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-02-2012, 12:49 PM
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Posted By crocks86
So, I bottled this beer last night and it seems...

So, I bottled this beer last night and it seems to taste fine. Its a spiced beer, so maybe off flavours are more likely to be masked or maybe it is just fine. But while transferring I noticed some...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-11-2012, 01:01 PM
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Posted By crocks86
So after about 8 days the beer is at it's FG, had...

So after about 8 days the beer is at it's FG, had a small sample yesterday and it seems to taste fine, not as much flavour as I would have expected from a 9% ABV spiced ale, but it doesn't taste bad,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-04-2012, 10:04 PM
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Posted By crocks86
Thanks for the input, I'll see how it goes. With...

Thanks for the input, I'll see how it goes. With any luck it will be drinkable, I kind of hope it isn't too good though, probably won't be able to reproduce it if it is. I'll post again when it's done
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-03-2012, 06:58 PM
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Posted By crocks86
Wild yeast

So I brewed a winter spiced ale this week, on Monday, but my yeast starter for whatever reason didn't seem to work. There was no accumulation of yeast in the bottom and no change in SG. Didn't think...
Forum: General Techniques 09-09-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By crocks86
I've been brewing 2.5 gallon batches all summer,...

I've been brewing 2.5 gallon batches all summer, going by the mr.malty numbers in general one full smack pack has been perfect for most of my batches, even had to make a starter for a couple.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2012, 03:09 PM
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Posted By crocks86
I'm relatively new to brewing (less than 10...

I'm relatively new to brewing (less than 10 batches so far), but in my experience that amount of time has worked fine. With the small amount of sugar in a starter it really doesn't take too long to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-22-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By crocks86
I've had some pretty big differences between the...

I've had some pretty big differences between the numbers in the recipe (mostly been doing ones from brewing classic styles lately) and the numbers from different calculators available, not really...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-18-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By crocks86
I've learned greatly recently on how much...

I've learned greatly recently on how much improvement comes with a little aging (usually noticing how good a batch suddenly tastes when half of it is already gone). Anyway, I ended up going with...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-18-2012, 06:47 PM
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Posted By crocks86
Not sure if this is always the case but I found...

Not sure if this is always the case but I found with a hoppy brown ale I recently made that when it's still very green tasting I refrigerated it for less time, basically just enough to be just cold...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By crocks86
Have you had a taste yet? Probably a bit too...

Have you had a taste yet? Probably a bit too soon, but I was thinking of doing a partigyle with a similar combination, having a barley wine as the big beer with a single hop (undecided as of now,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-24-2012, 06:23 PM
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Posted By crocks86
Sorry if its unclear, I basically just wanted to...

Sorry if its unclear, I basically just wanted to know which grain bill would turn out better. The two row and 5% or so crystal, or two row with 30% or so of munich or vienna. Just looking for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-24-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By crocks86
I wasn't planning on mixing afterwards, I want...

I wasn't planning on mixing afterwards, I want two different beers from the same grain.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-24-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By crocks86
First partigyle attempt

So, I've done 6 A.G batches now with decent results and I'm planning on trying a partigyle to make an English barleywine and something along the lines of a pale mild. The recipe is going to be fairly...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-13-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By crocks86
cool, thanks!

cool, thanks!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-12-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By crocks86
I thought the problem may have been aeration, but...

I thought the problem may have been aeration, but my first batch was aerated less if anything compared to the stalled ones and it came out fine. Maybe it was a combination of lack of air and older...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-12-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By crocks86
I'm using a hydrometer and making sure its not...

I'm using a hydrometer and making sure its not stuck to the side or affected by bubbles, also tested pure water to make sure it was reading properly, I'm waiting on a refractometer in the mail.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By crocks86
Thanks guys. Should help for next time but I...

Thanks guys. Should help for next time but I guess theres nothing I can do but toss or drink very low alcohol beer for now
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By crocks86
Well that makes sense, I'll try that next time....

Well that makes sense, I'll try that next time. Thanks Hector

but why doesn't that affect all grain batches? I'm hoping to move up to all grain within a few weeks when I get a new house and more...
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