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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-30-2014, 09:16 PM
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I'm in! As a wounded warrior / medically...

I'm in!

As a wounded warrior / medically retired guy, this is right up my alley. I think I'll just go order one anyway!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-06-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Tadpole
Sweet donation! I'm in!

Sweet donation! I'm in!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-13-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Tadpole
Woo, I'm in!

Woo, I'm in!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-16-2014, 03:51 PM
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In!

In!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-26-2014, 04:23 PM
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Awesome, I'm in!

Awesome, I'm in!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 02:13 PM
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I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-24-2013, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Tadpole
I'm in, thanks!

I'm in, thanks!
Forum: India Pale Ale 11-03-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,271
Posted By Tadpole
Okay, I learned a bit more about BeerSmith and...

Okay, I learned a bit more about BeerSmith and tried again entering your All Grain recipe and then converted it to an estimate of my basic equipment. This is what it gave me for the extract...
Forum: India Pale Ale 11-03-2013, 01:38 AM
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Views: 12,271
Posted By Tadpole
Thanks for all the work to design this recipe. I...

Thanks for all the work to design this recipe. I live in Colorado and can't get Hop Knot unless my father in law brings some when he visits. I want to make some Hop Knot for his visit during...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By Tadpole
After you bottle, you need to let them condition...

After you bottle, you need to let them condition at room temp basically.....not in the fridge. After 2,3, or 4 weeks depending on the beer, then put it in the fridge, let it chill and rest, then...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,307
Posted By Tadpole
Do you guys think I should put some sugar in the...

Do you guys think I should put some sugar in the keg so it'll carb while aging or not?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,307
Posted By Tadpole
Thanks guys. I was about to say I know nothing...

Thanks guys. I was about to say I know nothing about starters but you replied in time for that.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 01:06 PM
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Views: 1,307
Posted By Tadpole
Thanks, I'll look over that link. Here's the...

Thanks, I'll look over that link. Here's the next one that I'm brewing, it just came in a couple days ago, it's in the fridge right now.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 04:08 AM
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Posted By Tadpole
I went downstairs and grabbed the empty...

I went downstairs and grabbed the empty smackpack. It's Wyeast 1272 American II. The package says to pitch between 62-72. But it also says into an OG of up to 1.060.

My OG was above that, in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 01:22 AM
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Posted By Tadpole
I assume by underpitching you mean I didn't put...

I assume by underpitching you mean I didn't put in enough yeast? I put in what the kit came with and instructed. I'm a beginner, hence posting in this forum here....I just figured the kit would...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Tadpole
It just tastes very potent, like liquor, not...

It just tastes very potent, like liquor, not beer, or any IIPA I've ever had. But it's not aged yet, so we'll see.

Mostly I was just posting this thread to figure out why my ABV comes out much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 01:13 AM
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Views: 1,307
Posted By Tadpole
I read it, and thought I did answer the taste...

I read it, and thought I did answer the taste early on in this thread.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 12:43 AM
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Views: 1,307
Posted By Tadpole
Read it yourself... ...

Read it yourself...
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/WILLIAMS-IMPERIAL-IPA-P1253.aspx
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/pdfs/K59%20Imperial%20IPA.pdf
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 12:25 AM
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Posted By Tadpole
The instructions from the kit, and can be read...

The instructions from the kit, and can be read online, say FG of 1.042 or lower. For Fermenting is says primary for 7 days at 60-65 degrees, then secondary for 15 day at a MINIMUM of 68. I passed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 02:26 PM
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Views: 1,307
Posted By Tadpole
This IPA has been in the fermenter for 3.5 weeks...

This IPA has been in the fermenter for 3.5 weeks so far. My only taste of it has been the FG sample I took last night.

Th last Ale was in the fermenter for 2 weeks per instruction and then I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,307
Posted By Tadpole
Nope on the hydrometer. Tested with a different...

Nope on the hydrometer. Tested with a different one last night too. Same fermenter for the last three batches, two bad and one good. Kits were fresh and kept in the fridge until needed.

I have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,307
Posted By Tadpole
They're pretty basic instructions and I follow...

They're pretty basic instructions and I follow them dead on. Nothing fancy but boil 4 or 5 gal of water and pour in the two malt pouches. They weighed 14lbs. The kit is all ore measured and they...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,307
Posted By Tadpole
The extract kit from William's doesn't identify...

The extract kit from William's doesn't identify any of the types of things I'm using, and my experience is too low to figure out what is what yet. The yeast was a Wyeast smack pack, though I don't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,307
Posted By Tadpole
What am I doing wrong?

I keep getting batches that are much higher in ABV than they're supposed to be. This makes the 2nd batch in a row. I'm doing extract kits from William's Brewing. My first 2 went great, the last 2,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,615
Posted By Tadpole
I stopped by RMB tonight on the way home from...

I stopped by RMB tonight on the way home from work to have a couple pints...I'm out at home....Imperial IPA getting kegged in a few days though.

Anyway, 5lb CO2 tank, $18 for a refill...takes a...
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