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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-06-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,279
Posted By surferdrew
4 letters: 1) B 2) I 3) A 4) B

4 letters:

1) B
2) I
3) A
4) B
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-06-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By surferdrew
@martianpc - um....did you hijack my brain and...

@martianpc - um....did you hijack my brain and ask the exact same question i logged onto HBT to ask just now? Looks like we have the same journey ahead of us, my friend.

@bensiff brings up some...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-05-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,647
Posted By surferdrew
Hey Josh, Don't know if you've already...

Hey Josh,

Don't know if you've already figured out the answer to your question, but typically when homebrewers refer to a "5 gallon batch," that is the final volume of finished beer available for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-05-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 105,120
Posted By surferdrew
Just pre-ordered mine today and was interested in...

Just pre-ordered mine today and was interested in your mod for pressurized transfers.

Based upon your pictures, did you simply weld a tri-clover into the lid hole?

Also, has anybody considered...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,211
Posted By surferdrew
Official Launch?

Any updates on your official launch date?

Looking forward to being an "early adopter!"

Cheers.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-09-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By surferdrew
When he is saying "pitch" he means add to wort...

When he is saying "pitch" he means add to wort not add to trash.

There's millions of good yeasties in there even though it overflowed.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-08-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By surferdrew
Smart thinking. Yes, waiting until fermentation...

Smart thinking. Yes, waiting until fermentation is complete is usually the sign for me to put in fridge...timeframe totally depends on yeast strain.

Enjoy the upcoming brew session!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-08-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By surferdrew
Looking at your hop schedule, you have plenty of...

Looking at your hop schedule, you have plenty of hops added for bittering, flavor, and aroma in relation to your OG to *notice* it when you enjoy your first glass.

As the previous poster...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-08-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By surferdrew
If you can put it in fridge, yeast will drop...

If you can put it in fridge, yeast will drop quicker and then you can decant (like mentioned in prior post). I typically prefer this approach so I'm not adding so much liquid volume into my batch.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-08-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By surferdrew
Thanks to your trailblazing, I too have...

Thanks to your trailblazing, I too have harvested, stepped up a few times on stir plate, and brewed with this yeast.

LOVE the results on an IPA with all late kettle Galaxy, Mosaic, and Citra + 3...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-18-2013, 01:18 PM
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Posted By surferdrew
Throw my name in the hat!

Throw my name in the hat!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-11-2013, 06:38 AM
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Views: 92,194
Posted By surferdrew
In it to win it! :)

In it to win it!

:)
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 08-10-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By surferdrew
2013 LA County Fair Results Are In...

Anybody enter this year?

Stoked our American Strong Ale took 1st in category two years in a row.

Even more stoked that a friend I taught to brew medaled for his XPA.
...
Forum: Brewing Software 11-27-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,816
Posted By surferdrew
I've been using Beer Alchemy for 2+ years and it...

I've been using Beer Alchemy for 2+ years and it has been INVALUABLE to me over the course of 100+ all-grain batches including a gold medal winning American Strong Ale at this year's LA County Fair....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-27-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,775
Posted By surferdrew
Just won gold in the Strong Ale category at the...

Just won gold in the Strong Ale category at the LA County Fair using 1450. Been one of my most versatile and favorite strains, easy to wash and store, and gives me quick starts to fermentation. Love...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 08-23-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,611
Posted By surferdrew
+1000 on the Home, Wine, Beer, Cheese Shop in...

+1000 on the Home, Wine, Beer, Cheese Shop in Woodland Hills.

Amazing customer service...they've walked me through troubleshooting over the phone mid-brew.

Amazing knowledge...they convinced me...
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 08-23-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By surferdrew
2012 LA County Fair Results Are In...

...and I placed 1st in category 12: Strong Ale/Old Ale. Sweet! Thanks to all those behind the scenes who organized/judged. Maltose Falcons represented well!
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-29-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,729
Posted By surferdrew
Great question! Beyond my all grain setup...

Great question!

Beyond my all grain setup (keggles, 10 gallon Rubbermaid mash tun, bayou classic burners, etc.), I'd go with:

Kegging setup (kegs and co2 system)
Counter flow wort chiller...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-29-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,569
Posted By surferdrew
My 1st anniversary homebrew - a spiced bourbon...

My 1st anniversary homebrew - a spiced bourbon Belgian quad.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By surferdrew
I've got a great recipe for a spiced bourbon dark...

I've got a great recipe for a spiced bourbon dark ale that I love. I'm away from my computer but it's a Belgian quad with vanilla beans soaked in Woodford Reserve bourbon and my family's special...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-24-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,904
Posted By surferdrew
+1 on this idea...just got back from a week in...

+1 on this idea...just got back from a week in Maui where I tasted this for the first time...mmmmmm, can still taste the pineapple juice in it. so good. have scoured the web and can't find anything....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-14-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,193
Posted By surferdrew
1. Sanitation 2. Patience 3. HBT (and every...

1. Sanitation
2. Patience
3. HBT (and every book/article/post that has helped along the way
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-13-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
Posted By surferdrew
I know this is an old thread but I'll be doing...

I know this is an old thread but I'll be doing the following beginning tomorrow:

10 gallon batch of my pale ale recipe split into:
5 gallons with WLP001
5 gallons with WLP500

Then, in a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By surferdrew
Yes, there are reasons for pitching yeast prior...

Yes, there are reasons for pitching yeast prior to bottling (typical process describes 3 days prior to bottling).

These would include:

1. After attenuation of a high gravity brew (9% + by my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-11-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,462
Posted By surferdrew
+ 1 on this. Just make sure you're super accurate...

+ 1 on this. Just make sure you're super accurate when calibrating vinyl markers.

Before the sight tube, used to use a wood paint stirrer with calibrated marks on it.
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