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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-27-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By itchygomey
I brewed this wheat up (Northern Brewers American...

I brewed this wheat up (Northern Brewers American Wheat that I tweaked just a touch) and it turned out great. Another plus is that it is went grain to glass pretty quick. It comes out about 4.5% and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-27-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By itchygomey
I usually warm for D rest at about 75%...

I usually warm for D rest at about 75% completion, so in your case i would raise it about 10 degrees when it hits about 1.024. I let it rest there for about a week and then rack to secondary and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-26-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By itchygomey
Seeing as how you had better eff. with BIAB but...

Seeing as how you had better eff. with BIAB but now it's gone down, I'd be more inclined to look for shorts in your grainbed. If your grainbed isn't getting rinsed properly due to tunnelling that...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 05-26-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,717
Posted By itchygomey
Locks up with my iphone 5s also. Deleted and...

Locks up with my iphone 5s also. Deleted and reinstalled.....same. Pretty much unusable.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-26-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By itchygomey
I put every recipe into beersmith and tweak a...

I put every recipe into beersmith and tweak a little. Then i order what i need based off of the recipe in beersmith. I dont have to order often though because i keep most common ingredients on hand....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-10-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By itchygomey
I do a D rest each time to be safe. You are just...

I do a D rest each time to be safe. You are just over 75% through fermenting and thats when i usually up the temp 10 degrees to finish out and then rack to secondary for lagering.


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-07-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By itchygomey
A wheat with clementines seems simple enough....

A wheat with clementines seems simple enough. Some experimenting would need to be done to add some lemongrass tea to it. I'd brew up a wheat with clementine zest. After fermentation add lemongrass...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-07-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By itchygomey
You didnt mention preboil gravity. If your...

You didnt mention preboil gravity. If your gravity is low pre boil but volume is correct, it is an efficiency issue. If the gravity is low but volume is high, it is either a volume issue or a...
Forum: Brew Science 04-28-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By itchygomey
Spreadsheet worked great after tweaking additions...

Spreadsheet worked great after tweaking additions a bit. Spreadsheet predicted 5.2 ph and thats exactly where it fell. SRM was initially incorrect because the debittered black quantity was entered...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-27-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By itchygomey
4-5 funny colors - that sux. It's ugly. If that...

4-5 funny colors - that sux. It's ugly. If that were the only problem I'd be inclined to rack from under it but you said the hydrometer sunk to the bottom. If the bugs have eaten to the point that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-27-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By itchygomey
If you like the nut brown, I have something you...

If you like the nut brown, I have something you can try to get an idea of what late additions and hopbursting (this isn't quite what i would call hopbursted, but will give you an idea of what it will...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By itchygomey
I just cracked my first one. It's actually pretty...

I just cracked my first one. It's actually pretty darn good. Just enough character that I won't complain and simple enough that I think anybody could enjoy it. Mission accomplished!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By itchygomey
So if beersmith says i need 170deg strike, i put...

So if beersmith says i need 170deg strike, i put my water in at 180 and close the cooler, wait for it to come down to strike temp or if its stabilized too high i add ice to get to strike temp. Then...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By itchygomey
Higher than strike. After about 10 mins its...

Higher than strike. After about 10 mins its usually still to warm but a few ice cubes fixes that. It just seems easier to overshoot on the Warmside and have to cool it than the other way around

...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By itchygomey
Mainly because i havent experienced fluctuating...

Mainly because i havent experienced fluctuating temps. TBH though i havent been using my setup long. I just add my water about 10 degrees high and let the cooler warm up for 10-15 mins and then rock...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-27-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By itchygomey
Flaked Barley or Wheat dry extract.

Im no expert here - my first time using flaked barley is in the fermenter now - but from what ive read, most seem to recommend staying under 5% for the barley in an attempt to avoid chill haze. For...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 65,285
Posted By itchygomey
13525 + 5 gallons APA = 13530 Sent from...

13525 + 5 gallons APA = 13530


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By itchygomey
If it has a steady gravity you could just bottle...

If it has a steady gravity you could just bottle it then. If its not done, the one gallon jugs is how i would move it so it couldnt slosh around.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By itchygomey
If it is a true lager, no way you can bottle that...

If it is a true lager, no way you can bottle that early. How far are you moving? If not too far, heres what i would do: rack it into one gallon jugs (fill em completely full) and then rack it all...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-22-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By itchygomey
In beersmith, did you have stirplate checked? ...

In beersmith, did you have stirplate checked?



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Forum: Extract Brewing 04-20-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By itchygomey
When i have used it, i dissolved it in a gallon...

When i have used it, i dissolved it in a gallon of hot water and added it at flameout. It doesnt seem to dissolve nearly as easily as dme.


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Forum: Brew Science 04-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By itchygomey
I've brewed this before, and it most certainly...

I've brewed this before, and it most certainly not 31srm. I've gone through Bru'n water, ezwater calc and brewers friend calc and I've been getting different results.
Forum: Brew Science 04-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By itchygomey
That would be awesome because I'm spinning my...

That would be awesome because I'm spinning my wheels!
Forum: Brew Science 04-16-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By itchygomey
Using distilled is certainly an option, and I've...

Using distilled is certainly an option, and I've been looking at different calculators to try to determine what I would need to add to get me to decent brewing water. Unfortunately, I've gotten...
Forum: Brew Science 04-16-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By itchygomey
Unreliable water

My tap water is very unreliable as it comes from multiple sources. Sometimes it comes from a water treatment plant through a pipeline, and sometimes it comes from the city's well. I have a charcoal...
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