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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 09:12 PM
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Posted By moffatt163
You can sit on trub for several weeks before...

You can sit on trub for several weeks before worrying about the possible off flavors, and in many situations several months. There's more benefit sitting on the yeast bed than rushing to get it to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-29-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By moffatt163
+1 for kal's post. I would find a probe...

+1 for kal's post. I would find a probe immediately after the HLT not nearly as useful as a probe low in the grain bed or below the false bottom.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,470
Posted By moffatt163
I break it up...day before I do my grain milling...

I break it up...day before I do my grain milling and a yeast starter. Next day I can start around 9am and pitch the yeast around 2. Double brew around 5:30. I very much prefer getting every...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-29-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By moffatt163
Yeah it will be quite an adventure. I'll be...

Yeah it will be quite an adventure. I'll be recruiting help but I like to bottle because I give out a lot of beer and it's not convenient to have it all in kegs at the house. I take it to friends'...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-27-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By moffatt163
UPDATE - The airlocks showed activity for a full...

UPDATE - The airlocks showed activity for a full 10 days and today I took my first hydrometer reading and it's down from 1.074 to 1.016. Day after tomorrow I will be transferring to secondary for...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-18-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By moffatt163
Thanks, I just manage to stress myself out

Thanks, I just manage to stress myself out
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-16-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By moffatt163
10/10/13 is the date and White Labs puts that...

10/10/13 is the date and White Labs puts that four months out so 6/10/13? And I don't have a stir plate but was recommended to swirl the wort as frequently as possible which I did. Visible...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-16-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By moffatt163
ADVICE 20 gal batch

So I just brewed a 20 Gal batch yesterday and did a yeast starter instead of buying like 8 vials of yeast. I asked the guy at the shop who has given me great advice over the years. He said I could...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By moffatt163
You'll get a better bitter flavor with a 60 hop...

You'll get a better bitter flavor with a 60 hop boil instead of the bittering extract. Use extract for the sugar content but use hops for your bitter/flavor/aroma profile
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,045
Posted By moffatt163
That's not terrible. If you're not happy with it...

That's not terrible. If you're not happy with it pitch more yeast.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-28-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By moffatt163
What's the OG and what was your target FG? 1.020...

What's the OG and what was your target FG? 1.020 isn't necessarily a bad thing. If it comes out sweet just pitch more yeast or use a starter next time. It'll dry out the sweetness and raise the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,317
Posted By moffatt163
I second gloatbrewing on that...if you find a...

I second gloatbrewing on that...if you find a local supply shop and/or a club you will find a lot of support and some of them teach classes for extract and all-grain brewing. Don't worry about what...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-28-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By moffatt163
Columbus hops have an alpha acid rating of 11 -...

Columbus hops have an alpha acid rating of 11 - 16% and cascade hops have a rating of 4.5 - 7%. The higher rating will give more bitterness to your beer. The two factors to adjust are amount and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 150,461
Posted By moffatt163
3485 + 5g American wheat + 10g American IPA + 10g...

3485 + 5g American wheat + 10g American IPA + 10g Porter + 10g Kolsch + 10g Witbier = 3530
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By moffatt163
I think you need a bigger grain bed. If your...

I think you need a bigger grain bed. If your dead space is too big you'll have too much "free" water and as you draw it out, even while recirculating, the water will sort of tunnel down through the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,714
Posted By moffatt163
A bottom fermenting yeast is a lager yeast but...

A bottom fermenting yeast is a lager yeast but you said you're using English ale. The temp has to be the issue, ale yeast should be creating that thick top layer you're looking for. Stay in temp...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By moffatt163
I ferment in 6 gallon carboy and 5 gallon...

I ferment in 6 gallon carboy and 5 gallon secondary with pelletized hops and a stopper/aerator and I've never had a problem. The only reason I have a few 5 gallon ones are because they're cheaper...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,774
Posted By moffatt163
I don't disagree with you, my response was to the...

I don't disagree with you, my response was to the previous poster's claim that they aren't in it to profit or expand and that they sell their beer at a loss which is completely untrue.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,084
Posted By moffatt163
One week in is early and you're most likely...

One week in is early and you're most likely tasting the sugar that's left. If it's still sweet after another week I'd either reduce the corn sugar a little or pitch more yeast after brewing. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,622
Posted By moffatt163
I do all grain on a 20 gallon setup and it takes...

I do all grain on a 20 gallon setup and it takes me about 5 or 6 hours. I've become more efficient the more I do it but I'd say 4 to 5 hours is as low as you can get it
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,774
Posted By moffatt163
Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, and Samuel Adams are...

Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, and Samuel Adams are companies with HUGE growth and expansion and are some of the largest American brewing companies. They care about growing and expanding, and they...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-27-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 241,747
Posted By moffatt163
Picture of my pint

Happy Homebrewing :)
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