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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2012, 04:09 PM
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Posted By ChrisNH
Thanks, I will start with that assumption. I am...

Thanks, I will start with that assumption. I am going to pay more attention to my losses in upcoming beers and try to get a better feel for whats happening in my kettle. I have just added a valve to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-29-2012, 04:47 PM
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Posted By ChrisNH
Came across this thread and had to chime in that...

Came across this thread and had to chime in that while this experiment seems valid my anecdotal evidence suggests a lot more absorption.

Perhaps some confounding factors are:

1. Dryness of the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 52,532
Posted By ChrisNH
Bags

I use pint, quart, and gallon bags.. but mostly pint bags and a few QT bags. A pint bag will hold less then or up to if you squeeze 4 oz of whole hops, a gallon will hold a lb, and the qt are good...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-16-2012, 07:47 PM
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Posted By ChrisNH
Second that.. very important piece of equipment...

Second that.. very important piece of equipment for the whole hop user..
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-14-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 52,532
Posted By ChrisNH
8oz on the way

I have 8oz on the way. Thinking of a recipe along the lines of

14 lbs 4.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (1.8 SRM) Grain 1 95.0 %
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 45L (Crisp) (45.0 SRM) Grain 2 5.0 %
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-14-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,405
Posted By ChrisNH
I do.. I have two beers everyone wants.. the...

I do.. I have two beers everyone wants.. the Bangalore (a modified torpedo clone) and the Janet's brown. The rest are all for me. As it happens.. I like both of those a lot too..

Funny you should...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-14-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,405
Posted By ChrisNH
Labelpeelers

Thanks and to everyone else who mentioned these guys. Only place in stock I could find for leaf.

I got a 3oz Citra leaf order in with them, very reasonably priced and shipped. Wondering if its...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-26-2012, 05:52 PM
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Views: 113,205
Posted By ChrisNH
In Mitch Steele's IPA book he gives the recipe...

In Mitch Steele's IPA book he gives the recipe for El Jefe. Different beer.. but I think there are some things to look at there when formulating a recipe for HT.

The El Jefe recipe is
88-89.5%...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2012, 02:29 PM
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Views: 113,205
Posted By ChrisNH
This has been great discussion. I am planning on...

This has been great discussion. I am planning on brewing El Jefe, their seasonal brew, using the recipe in Mitch Steele's IPA Book. I will have to aquire some more heady toppers to culture that yeast...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-04-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,086
Posted By ChrisNH
I was getting about the same result when I put...

I was getting about the same result when I put the recipe in Beersmith. According to their website, its about 6.2%. I will probably let it ride for my first attempt.. I have some big beers in keg as...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-03-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,086
Posted By ChrisNH
How did it come out? I am tweaking this for...

How did it come out?

I am tweaking this for my system to maybe brew over Thanksgiving.

Chris
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-09-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,851
Posted By ChrisNH
My wife eventually bought me my first keg system...

My wife eventually bought me my first keg system for my birthday. Reasons she was on board:

1. Didn't like the bottle floating around (same issue yours had)
2. Didn't like how I would be up all...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-09-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By ChrisNH
Second on the Cobra tap. Might not need that much...

Second on the Cobra tap. Might not need that much line but you can always trim it. Very easy to use and easier to keep from foaming. I keep my keg in the fridge and the cobra tap hangs nicely on the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-09-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By ChrisNH
Does your water leave orange deposits? If not...

Does your water leave orange deposits? If not then you probably don't have an iron issue.

Chris
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-09-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By ChrisNH
I tapped a glass of a nice English IPA I made...

I tapped a glass of a nice English IPA I made that has come along quite nicely...

Life is good. I am still curious. I will know in a few weeks I guess!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-08-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By ChrisNH
I did various experiments and that is not...

I did various experiments and that is not needful. I get exactly the temp I want with the bottle in the water and a fan blowing to increase the evap of the water and thus its coolness. When...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-08-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By ChrisNH
Light left on by carboy for 4-5 hr, need I be concerned?

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has direct experience with this.

I keep a better bottle in a water bath with a fan going in my basement in the summer. It works great but I can't cover it or I will...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-15-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,003
Posted By ChrisNH
depends on the temp of the beer... so if it is...

depends on the temp of the beer... so if it is still falling then i would set it at what it needs to be at when you reach the target temp using one of the many charts out there for that purpose. If...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-08-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,695
Posted By ChrisNH
You are living the dream

Found this thread when checking some fridge models for compatibility when I saw..



You are living the dream, man! I thought I was doing good when the wife said I could put a kegerator in the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-30-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By ChrisNH
I always double sparge and yes, its because of...

I always double sparge and yes, its because of the mash tun size vs grain weight. I have a 5 gallon tun with no deadspace. Unless I want to use top off water, to get to 7.5 gallons (my preferred boil...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-30-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,003
Posted By ChrisNH
I went to try to dig up some of the reviews I had...

I went to try to dig up some of the reviews I had read in a quick moment at work but was not able to do so, so I guess take my statements with a grain of salt.

Anecdotally (and unsupported..) what...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-29-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,158
Posted By ChrisNH
I have gotten two kegs, one from KegConnection as...

I have gotten two kegs, one from KegConnection as part of their kit and one from a friend who got a bunch in a craigslist deal. Both were about in the same shape.. no dents or anything. The KC one...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-29-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,003
Posted By ChrisNH
I looked at one of these a few weeks back because...

I looked at one of these a few weeks back because it seemed ideal. Some research showed that they are very unreliable. Apparently they are another "Magic Chef" brand which is widely seen as a poor...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-23-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,661
Posted By ChrisNH
I made a 5 gallon tun and I am quite happy with...

I made a 5 gallon tun and I am quite happy with it. But.. were I to do it over.. I would probably go with the 10. You have room to do temperature rests and such.. something I just can't do with my 5....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-17-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,086
Posted By ChrisNH
Digging up an old thread.. but.. Planning to...

Digging up an old thread.. but..

Planning to brew this one this season. I like to line up at least 6 recipes to buy hops for at harvest.

I listened to the original show. I am thinking a change...
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