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Forum: Brew Science 06-01-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By XpeedeeX
You need to be careful because if you try to...

You need to be careful because if you try to ferment a wort that is 75 or 80% rice you have very little yeast nutrients that are normally provided by the malt so I would suggest buying some yeast...
Forum: Brew Science 06-01-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,369
Posted By XpeedeeX
This is an interesting question because there a...

This is an interesting question because there a some people that believe that the amount of protein breakdown that can happen in a protein rest is next to none. The reason being is that the enzymes...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-26-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By XpeedeeX
Big breweries will have a three part brewhouse:...

Big breweries will have a three part brewhouse: the mash mixer, the lauter tun and the boil kettle. The mash mixer is used to keep the entire mash at the same temperature. If there was no mixing...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-21-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,507
Posted By XpeedeeX
Don't know what BIAB means but here is some food...

Don't know what BIAB means but here is some food for thought on mash thickness. Most breweries will have a mash thickness of 4-5:1. This is because the more concentrated the starch molecules are the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-21-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,055
Posted By XpeedeeX
This is a tactic that some breweries use because...

This is a tactic that some breweries use because the first runnings of the mash are of the highest gravity. What you leave behind is small amounts of extract that are stuck between the grains.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-21-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By XpeedeeX
First of all you are dong a decoction mash. A...

First of all you are dong a decoction mash. A decoction mash is defined as taking portion of the mash and boiling it. No matter the amount of the mash you take out it is still a decoction. The reason...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-26-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,741
Posted By XpeedeeX
First off, low alkalinity is desired. High...

First off, low alkalinity is desired. High alkalinity extracts astringent, harsh, bitter, and colored substances from raw materials. Hardness, gained from calcium and magnesium ions in the water has...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-11-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By XpeedeeX
Russian Imperial Stout, need help

Hey all,

I came up with this recipe for a Russian Imperial Stout, but I do not have brewing software to tell me the specific specs for the beer. If you all could give your thoughts about it that...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-09-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By XpeedeeX
I used cloves in a beer and I added way to much....

I used cloves in a beer and I added way to much. All you could really taste was cloves so start out really small (like teaspoon amounts) for a 5 gallon batch
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-15-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,185
Posted By XpeedeeX
Im curious how this method does not cause tannin...

Im curious how this method does not cause tannin extraction. Im currently reading up on decoction mashing and this is the most confusing part for me. I have read in so many places that when adding...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-15-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By XpeedeeX
I saw this and was curious if this will work?...

I saw this and was curious if this will work? What will happen?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-15-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By XpeedeeX
I have been wondering if that was possible to do...

I have been wondering if that was possible to do as well. Would you have to worry about cleaning the fermenter or would it not matter since its all the same yeast?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-10-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By XpeedeeX
Firstly you shouldn't be adding hops during the...

Firstly you shouldn't be adding hops during the steeping process. You should steep the grains at around 160 degrees fro 30 mins then heat up to boiling then add the DME bring to a boil, wait for the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-25-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,525
Posted By XpeedeeX
Yes the gauge that tells you how much gas is left...

Yes the gauge that tells you how much gas is left is what i am talking about. But that makes me happy that it does that because I was freaking out.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-25-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,525
Posted By XpeedeeX
How much CO2 do you guys go through while trying...

How much CO2 do you guys go through while trying to carb? I kegged my beer tuesday with a full 5lb CO2 tank and the gauge is already down into the red area where it says it getting low on CO2. Is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,945
Posted By XpeedeeX
Well i looked an i think the bottles had a 7 on...

Well i looked an i think the bottles had a 7 on it. And i guess i should have put this in originally but I wanted one as a secondary fermenter so I would have very little head space once i racked it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,945
Posted By XpeedeeX
3 Gallon store bought water container as ferment

I am planning on brewing beer in 3 gallon batches now but I didn't want to buy another $20 carboy. I saw 3 gallon water containers (similar to the ones that you put in a water dispenser in your home)...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-09-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By XpeedeeX
Ive heard read posts about people who like to use...

Ive heard read posts about people who like to use certain hops with other hops and I was simply looking for a good combination to create a great IPA
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-09-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By XpeedeeX
Best combination of Bittering and Aroma Hops

Im trying to create an IPA recipe and I want at great combination of bittering and aroma hops. Any suggestions will be great thanks.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,877
Posted By XpeedeeX
And you haven't had any problems doing that?

And you haven't had any problems doing that?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,877
Posted By XpeedeeX
Rehydrating dry yeast packet

I was wondering, everywhere says to boil the water you will use to rehydrate your dry yeast packet. My question is can you avoid that step by just using bottled water or would that have to be boiled...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-22-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By XpeedeeX
Strike and Sparge Water

Hey I'm new to all grain brewing and I was wondering about the amount of water used to the boil time. I only brew in 5 gallon batches and I've read that foir the strike water you want a 1.25-1.5...
Forum: Brew Science 11-15-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 30,660
Posted By XpeedeeX
You can buy small barrels here ...

You can buy small barrels here

http://www.northernbrewer.com/winemaking/wine-equipment/oak-products/wine-oak-barrels
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-10-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,132
Posted By XpeedeeX
Thanks man I searched the forum but didn't look...

Thanks man I searched the forum but didn't look hard enough apparently.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-10-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,132
Posted By XpeedeeX
Adding Brown Sugar to a Beer

I wanted to added some brown sugar to my recipe to bump up the ABV and hopefully to give it more of a "sweetness" to the final beer. Will the brown sugar do that or should i just add some specialty...
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