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Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 01-14-2014, 03:40 AM
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Posted By Heatwaves
I'm interested. I have Black Tuesday, Bois...

I'm interested. I have Black Tuesday, Bois variants (Brandy, Rye, New Oak), BA Speedway Stout, Vietnamese Speedway, or Chocolate Rain. (For Chocolate Rain, I would request 2x MBCP).

You can also...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-11-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Heatwaves
I was very surprised myself! And I only had it...

I was very surprised myself! And I only had it set for "medium" for five days. Looks like I have to buy a thermostat for it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-10-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Heatwaves
Frozen Fermentor

I recently bought a used mini-fridge to cold crash, but when I went to bottle the beer today it was frozen solid.

It's a strawberry-rhubarb saison that had already undergone 6 weeks of primary and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-22-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Heatwaves
I just had the exact same issue. I bought some...

I just had the exact same issue. I bought some French Saison yeast and by the time it got here is was completely room temperature. I made a starter, but within 24 hours I didn't get the typical...
Forum: General Techniques 09-11-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,362
Posted By Heatwaves
Thanks. I researched it a little more and it...

Thanks. I researched it a little more and it definitely seems like the lactic acid is intended for the sparge water. I've never had to lower the pH of my sparge water in the past, so I'm just going...
Forum: General Techniques 09-11-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,362
Posted By Heatwaves
Lactic Acid in Stawberry Rhubarb Saison

This month's Zymurgy mag has an interesting article for a Strawberry Rhubarb Saison. However, the base wort mentions lactic acid as an ingredient without any quantity. I've never used lactic acid...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-15-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 116,976
Posted By Heatwaves
Can I skip the mash out step and just do a larger...

Can I skip the mash out step and just do a larger sparge?

Reason being, my mash tun is a 5 gallon cooler, so it will not fit 14.00 of grain, 4 gallons for mash-in (16.4 quarts as instructed), and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-15-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Heatwaves
Thanks for the info, guys! @dnslater The...

Thanks for the info, guys!

@dnslater The room is not very cold. Fermenter temp says 72. Normally, I keep my carboys chilled lower, but the yeast strain for this belgian is up to 75 degrees.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-15-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Heatwaves
Carbonating in the Carboy?

Is it possible for a beer to carbonate while in a secondary? Mine appears to have.

Here's the situation... I recently brewed a 1.080 Belgian Ale and fermented it in a 6.5 gallon glass carboy. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-03-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Heatwaves
Bob, after helping me with this one and the IPA,...

Bob, after helping me with this one and the IPA, I'm going to end up having to name a beer after you. :rockin:

I figured that I was using too many grains in limited quantities, but I just didn't...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-02-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Heatwaves
Anyone? Since I'm more or less doing this...

Anyone?

Since I'm more or less doing this from scratch for the first time, I just don't want to screw it up too bad.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Heatwaves
I've revised my grain bill for this recipe, but...

I've revised my grain bill for this recipe, but now I think I'm overthinking it with too many grain varieties in such small amounts. I'm trying to get the bready, biscuity flavors to show through. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,403
Posted By Heatwaves
Thank Bob! This looks great! Quick question......

Thank Bob! This looks great! Quick question... are the post-boil hops directions simply cutting the boil and letting it sit for 30 min prior to using the wort chiller?

Thanks again. Definitely...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-27-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Heatwaves
Houdini, I have the same kit and was planning on...

Houdini, I have the same kit and was planning on doing the same thing! I'm going to use 6 oz of cocoa nibs though. I'm actually not going to use the extract they provided with the kit and I'm...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-27-2012, 04:48 AM
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Views: 10,403
Posted By Heatwaves
Love to try your IPA Magic, Bob! *All-Grain,...

Love to try your IPA Magic, Bob!

*All-Grain, Partial-Mash, or Extract? All-Grain
*Boil time? In minutes. 60
*Will you rack to secondary? Yes
*Hop Pellets or Leaf? Either.
*What is your start...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-25-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Heatwaves
I'm always up for something new, so I think I'll...

I'm always up for something new, so I think I'll try that! As for your suggestion of CaraWheat, do you think Carastan would work well?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-25-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Heatwaves
Thanks Bob. If I add piloncillo at high krausen,...

Thanks Bob. If I add piloncillo at high krausen, I take it that I should boil it first? I've never added an ingredient during the peak of fermentation, so just want to be sure. Also, how much...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-25-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Heatwaves
The buckwheat sounds interesting. I've never...

The buckwheat sounds interesting. I've never used buckwheat in anything before. Would I just mash as a whole grain? I tried loooking online for "flacked buckwheat" but I didn't see that as an...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-25-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Heatwaves
Advice for "MAPLE SLAPJACK!" Recipe

I found a recipe for a Maple Pancake Brown Ale on Hopville that I have altered a little bit. I'm looking for maple and biscuity, bready flavors. Any advice, alterations or suggestions for the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-15-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By Heatwaves
I'm going to be trying the same thing in a brew...

I'm going to be trying the same thing in a brew with pecans next month. The funny thing is that I've roasted them 'low and slow' multiple times and they actually appear to be oilier than when they...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Heatwaves
Thanks! Appreciate the info.

Thanks! Appreciate the info.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Heatwaves
True ABV with Lactose

I added 1 lb of Lactose to a 5 gallon batch of Porter. I'd read that this would account for up to 0.007 of additional gravity.

When calculating the true ABV, should I subtract 0.007 from the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-08-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,632
Posted By Heatwaves
Northern Brewer has great kits and a super wide...

Northern Brewer has great kits and a super wide selection. I've also used breworganic.com. Tasty brew kits that are 100% organic and a pretty good section under those parameters.
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-08-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Heatwaves
Even if just 10% survived, they'll start...

Even if just 10% survived, they'll start multiplying like crazy. I'm may take up to three days, but they'll catch on. I think you'd only have to be worried if your room temp was over 85 degrees for...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-08-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Heatwaves
Should I Be Concerned About This STUCK Fermentation?

I've read a lot of the past threads on this topic and the consensus seems to be "just leave it alone" or add some dry yeast. But I'd like to know your thoughts on my specific situation.

I'm...
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