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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2013, 01:13 AM
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Posted By rjwhite41
How big of a starter or how many steps you need...

How big of a starter or how many steps you need to make depends on your OG however a 1 quart starter will not be enough for a lager and definitely not enough for a Maibock. Go to Mr. Malty or Yeast...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-26-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By rjwhite41
Me too. Thanks for the tip.

Me too. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-24-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By rjwhite41
I just noticed you're in Iowa. Where did you see...

I just noticed you're in Iowa. Where did you see it for sale?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-24-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By rjwhite41
I've had one before but never made one. ...

I've had one before but never made one. Indistinguishable from a farely clean hoppy ale in my opinion. Dry hop near the end of lagering for best results and make sure to use plenty of flavor hops...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-24-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By rjwhite41
If you have a stir plate the flask is a good...

If you have a stir plate the flask is a good idea. If not, make your starter in your fermenter.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-24-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By rjwhite41
Diacetyl is created at the beginning of...

Diacetyl is created at the beginning of fermentation. As the yeast "finish up" they generally clear it up themselves (depending on how bad it was to begin with).
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-24-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By rjwhite41
I'd dump the crystal completely in my opinion. ...

I'd dump the crystal completely in my opinion. With barleywine you want to limit the non base grain percentage so it doesn't end to high. I'd also up the hops some more. As it ages the hops age...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-24-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By rjwhite41
At $7.99 I would be stocking my cellar!:D

At $7.99 I would be stocking my cellar!:D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-24-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By rjwhite41
The only thing I would add about crystal malts is...

The only thing I would add about crystal malts is they also add body and head retention.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-24-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By rjwhite41
Still needs to be cleaned asap if you ever want...

Still needs to be cleaned asap if you ever want to use it again. If the krausen has died down you can clean it, sanitize it, and put it back on. If it hasn't go with the blowoff tube (which...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-24-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,439
Posted By rjwhite41
And I can dispose of any Scotch whiskey you find...

And I can dispose of any Scotch whiskey you find so troubling:D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-24-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,181
Posted By rjwhite41
Wow.:smack: Take the advice of others before me....

Wow.:smack: Take the advice of others before me. Spend some time cruising this forum, especially the beginner section, and pick up a book about yeast (or at least brewing). This situation is not...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-19-2012, 11:19 PM
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Posted By rjwhite41
So I'm sitting at a bar in a casino drinking a...

So I'm sitting at a bar in a casino drinking a scotch and group of 4 grabs a table behind me.

Guy 1: So I just got back from vacation.
Girl 1: Where'd you go?
Guy 1: California
Guy 2: How was...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 12-19-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 261,840
Posted By rjwhite41
I agree with you but no one in this thread is...

I agree with you but no one in this thread is going to believe you.:mug:
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-15-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By rjwhite41
Washed yeast can take a little longer to get...

Washed yeast can take a little longer to get going (depending on how old it is of course).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-10-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,003
Posted By rjwhite41
Back from the dead with nothing new to add. (no...

Back from the dead with nothing new to add. (no offense)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-10-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,050
Posted By rjwhite41
If you don't mind me asking, which craft brewery...

If you don't mind me asking, which craft brewery do you work in?
Forum: Iowa HomeBrew Forum 10-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By rjwhite41
I checked out Exile a couple of weeks ago and I...

I checked out Exile a couple of weeks ago and I was not impressed to say the least. The beers were both lacking in my opinion and the food was expensive for the portion size and cold. It tasted...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-19-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,923
Posted By rjwhite41
Or find some other beer/beers from his region...

Or find some other beer/beers from his region that you wouldn't mind sampling.
Forum: Iowa HomeBrew Forum 08-28-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By rjwhite41
There's no truly amazing brew pubs in Des Moines....

There's no truly amazing brew pubs in Des Moines. Raccoon River and Court Avenue Brewing are both alright. Court Avenue is the better of the two in my opinion but Raccoon River does a lot of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,827
Posted By rjwhite41
As a fellow Iowan I'm curious what brew pub you...

As a fellow Iowan I'm curious what brew pub you went to. Although most in Des Moines are merely average I wouldn't say any were so terrible I had to send a beer back. There is one that does seem to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,146
Posted By rjwhite41
For those that seem to be in disbelief, I also...

For those that seem to be in disbelief, I also pitch in the upper 50s and ferment at 62 for my hefe's.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,345
Posted By rjwhite41
Coors would be the one using "superior" product....

Coors would be the one using "superior" product. They use all barley I believe. Miller uses corn, Bud uses rice. Miller uses hop extract, I believe Bud uses whole flowers and I don't know about...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,345
Posted By rjwhite41
I've always found bud to be overly sweet. Plus...

I've always found bud to be overly sweet. Plus the acetaldehyde bugs me.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,221
Posted By rjwhite41
I do it the opposite. Sparge water goes in the...

I do it the opposite. Sparge water goes in the bottling bucket, wort goes in the kettle.
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