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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-10-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By poetic_entropy
I have never used a liquid yeast as of yet, but a...

I have never used a liquid yeast as of yet, but a big beer if your yeast is not good and ready might be overwhelmed. No real advise here, but stick it out and check the GRAV in a few and see were...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-30-2007, 12:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,140
Posted By poetic_entropy
sun just broke and wind is down to 10 or so, just...

sun just broke and wind is down to 10 or so, just putting in last hop addition. I also just picked up 3 hop plants from a guy here in town already a few feet long. Any advise on planting already...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-29-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,140
Posted By poetic_entropy
how is your weather???????

Just started the boil and my beautiful brew day turned into a severe 50 mph+ wind and rain storm. Sure wish I had a garage. Currently Pouring, just added my first hop addition.

Burner is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-29-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By poetic_entropy
Push through baby , push through..... Let it...

Push through baby , push through.....
Let it go and tell people it is experimental and all the "big Micros" are trying it.

and by the way, I was showing off my rasp, honey wheat, and taking a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-28-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By poetic_entropy
Other than testing it, I don't know how I would...

Other than testing it, I don't know how I would tell. Any ideas?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,877
Posted By poetic_entropy
IBU's are bitterness units not so much aroma,...

IBU's are bitterness units not so much aroma, flavor units. You can have a low IBU with a lot of hop aroma and flavor.

My last IPA I shot in around 48 IBUS for the boil, but I added 1 oz at...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-26-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By poetic_entropy
anyone used a "ice barrel" aka roll around cold pop display

I have a ice barrel that I was thinking about converting to a mash tun.

It is 18" x 1.5' deep and has a drain in the center. Currently I am using a cooler tun, but dwould like something round...
Forum: General Techniques 06-26-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By poetic_entropy
I don't know if a beer could be too hoppy for me....

I don't know if a beer could be too hoppy for me. I'd bottle and celler, and save for your hop loving friends. That would free you up to do some more home brew. Good luck
Forum: General Techniques 06-26-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By poetic_entropy
The specific gravity you mention is the sp grav...

The specific gravity you mention is the sp grav of the gyle not the beer, I believe.
Good luck, basically you are substituting dme already in solution instead of powder.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,208
Posted By poetic_entropy
I have read, not partook, that when making a big...

I have read, not partook, that when making a big beer you can Add the Wort over a long period so as not to poop out the yeast.

You pitch your starter into 1/2 of the batch and as soon as the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,341
Posted By poetic_entropy
I added beano, probably first and last time, to...

I added beano, probably first and last time, to my rasp honey wheat. I mashed at 152 after protein rest and my fg still stood around 23. I put in 2 tabs smashed, how long am I going to have to wait...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,996
Posted By poetic_entropy
Did you heat them above 140 for at least 10 min. ...

Did you heat them above 140 for at least 10 min. Frozen berries are not sanitized just cleaned. Next time just drop them into 1/2 qt or so of boiliing water and let them set for 20 min or so before...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By poetic_entropy
Has anyone else seeped hops in their bottleing...

Has anyone else seeped hops in their bottleing primer. I tried on my last IPA and it gave it great flavor. I boiled my sugar in 1/2 qt of h20 and added my hops in a paint bag for 10 or 15 minutes...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-14-2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,405
Posted By poetic_entropy
ok my latest IPA and voted in top five of IPA...

ok my latest IPA and voted in top five of IPA lovers I have shared with. Here is a basic recipe.
10 # pale grain
2# crystal 20
mashed at 152 for 60 min ( I would next batch mash at 158 and let...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-10-2007, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By poetic_entropy
Man I love the name.. As a gee tar player...

Man I love the name.. As a gee tar player meeself, it is just so b e a u tiful.
keep up the good work. Also the beetles vibe is perfect.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-14-2007, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By poetic_entropy
No kidding on the hot to the hand part.... just...

No kidding on the hot to the hand part.... just tasted the batch though... hm hm good. Although 8.5% (if my calcs are right) is a little beefy. I gave a sixer to my brother and called it old age...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By poetic_entropy
They are surprisingly light considering (empty) ...

They are surprisingly light considering (empty) I am thinking of a handtruck style dolly that they mount in, all cushioned etc. balloon tire type. That is also why I bought the pump. So if needed...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By poetic_entropy
I didn't see anything about temps. if you...

I didn't see anything about temps.

if you mash really low (like my first attempt) you can get that off flavor.

Did you final gravity come out low?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By poetic_entropy
50 bones on craiglist, had 3 he broke one before...

50 bones on craiglist, had 3 he broke one before i got there. They are new, the guy got them from some laboratory that he works at..... He just said they were big, I was expecting 6.5's or so. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By poetic_entropy
It always seems like a good idea............then...

It always seems like a good idea............then you do it.......
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-09-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By poetic_entropy
new "big"boy carboy

I just got 2 pyrex 12 gallon glass carboys. Is this going to be big enough to primary a ten gallon batch?

Is any one using an iwaki magnetic pump? I just picked one up cheap and need to find...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2007, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By poetic_entropy
Things I have learned in last brews

1. Beer is good (oh wait I knew that)

2. If you don't solder your manifold in your mash tun, it can come apart when moving it.
a. 152 degree mash is very hot to put hand in

3. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-02-2007, 04:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,419
Posted By poetic_entropy
I am a smoker. I like hot and spicy foods. I...

I am a smoker. I like hot and spicy foods. I have developed a kinda sick deviant love for IPA's, but I prefer the aroma, flavor to the out right bitterness. So as "seemingly the only smoker" (must...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By poetic_entropy
transfered to secondary today. Had a little...

transfered to secondary today. Had a little taste a little dry but overall pretty good. It is a very mild IPA cascades and willamette hops. Gravity started at 1.071 with 12 #s of 2 row and 1# of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By poetic_entropy
want to raise final gravity HOW?

My beer finished at 1.010 I would like it around 1.015 at least maybe 1.017, Can I steep some sweet grains (what kind would you advise) and add to the secondary and let sit for a few more days?
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