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Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2014, 09:43 AM
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Posted By brewski08
beautiful. very nice build.

beautiful. very nice build.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2013, 04:07 AM
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Views: 868
Posted By brewski08
wet t-shirts are always good...in many occasions....

wet t-shirts are always good...in many occasions.

...but in all seriousness, the wet t-shirt method is very effective in cooling down your fermenter.

what type of yeast did you use? those temps...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By brewski08
you are fine, my friend. gravities look good, and...

you are fine, my friend. gravities look good, and five days in the fermenter may not be enough time for it to take on its final color. the whitish grayish color of the yeast in suspension sometimes...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-30-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,226
Posted By brewski08
thank you friends. i've spent all day doing my...

thank you friends. i've spent all day doing my homework and have a much better idea of what i need to do. again, thank you.



it's the world of healthcare, my friend. you never stop studying,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By brewski08
from that picture alone, i would say everything...

from that picture alone, i would say everything looks healthy. my guess is a bit of yeast and hop particles.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-29-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,226
Posted By brewski08
it's finally time: building a keezer (questions)

friends,

long time since being on HBT. i am mechanically stupid and DIY-dumb, so sorry for the stupid questions beforehand.

med school is starting soon, so i figured i should finally get around...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 11-22-2012, 02:01 AM
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Views: 196,087
Posted By brewski08
So my FG is finishing a little high (1.025), but...

So my FG is finishing a little high (1.025), but my OG was also a little high (1.071). Since my ABV is a little higher than expected, I was thinking about adding water to the fermenter to dry it out...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 11-16-2012, 06:59 PM
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Posted By brewski08
Word of advice: rice hulls are your friend. ...

Word of advice: rice hulls are your friend.

I've been sparging for about an hour now, and I've collected about 2.5 gallons of delicious, pumpkiny nectar (mmmmmmmm). I only added about 0.75 lbs of...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 11-16-2012, 09:13 AM
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Posted By brewski08
Getting ready to brew this guy up...

Getting ready to brew this guy up tomorrow--couple of questions though.

Is it really necessary to pitch 2 packets of US05? Wouldn't this be over pitching?

How much pumpkin spice should I add to...
Forum: Florida HomeBrew Forum 08-22-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By brewski08
just travelled to tequesta brewing co. yesterday...

just travelled to tequesta brewing co. yesterday (from fort lauderdale), and i have nothing but good things to say about these guys.

great beer, great enthusiasm, and great people. i had a great...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By brewski08
bubbles do not indicate fermentation. you should...

bubbles do not indicate fermentation. you should rely on your gravity readings to determine if fermentation is taking place.

what was your FG before pitching the additional yeast and sugar?

are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-10-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By brewski08
if you can keep your fermenting beer in the low...

if you can keep your fermenting beer in the low 70s (70-72 F), i think you could get away with using US-05.

make an american wheat beer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-06-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By brewski08
Florida brewer here. with a swamp cooler and...

Florida brewer here.

with a swamp cooler and changing out frozen water bottles ~2 times a day, i am able to keep my fermenting beer in the mid 60s.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By brewski08
RDWHAHBUYFVIATEAOTC (relax, don't worry,...

RDWHAHBUYFVIATEAOTC

(relax, don't worry, have a homebrew...unless your fermentation vessel is about to explode all over the ceiling.)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By brewski08
has anyone ever tried crafting the same beer with...

has anyone ever tried crafting the same beer with and without a yeast starter? i suggest you try it if you haven't.

i no longer make yeast starters for beers under 1.080.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By brewski08
ehh looking at your picture, it looks a little...

ehh looking at your picture, it looks a little darker than a typical blonde ale (3-6 SRM) in the fermenter. it'll appear lighter in the glass.

grain bill looks fine; i'm sure it'll taste...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By brewski08
as a florida brewer who once struggled with...

as a florida brewer who once struggled with fermentation temps, the best advice i can give you is to embrace your mistakes.

i predict your beer is gonna taste banana/bubblegum-esque.

print out...
Forum: American Ale 08-01-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,122
Views: 842,234
Posted By brewski08
i used all centennial hop additions with great...

i used all centennial hop additions with great results!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-30-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By brewski08
you should be fine, and i think you'll get good...

you should be fine, and i think you'll get good results in clarity.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By brewski08
good looking beer, my friend! glad you...

good looking beer, my friend!

glad you finally learned the relaxing portion of RDWHAHB.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By brewski08
thanks for the good reply, evrose. considering...

thanks for the good reply, evrose. considering nearly every facet of home brewing has been discussed on this forum at one time or another, i suppose there is never a need for a beginner brewer to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By brewski08
yes, you can move it to the corny keg. i wouldn't...

yes, you can move it to the corny keg. i wouldn't really worry about clarity in a hefe.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-27-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By brewski08
are you by chance using a pre-hopped extract?...

are you by chance using a pre-hopped extract? this would definitely contribute to the bitterness if you are adding hops on top of the hops already present in the extract.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By brewski08
that actually sounds pretty tasty.

that actually sounds pretty tasty.
Forum: American Ale 07-21-2012, 08:27 PM
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Posted By brewski08
this beer is absolutely fantastic! i changed...

this beer is absolutely fantastic!

i changed the hop schedule to all centennial, decreased the crystal, and upped the vienna.

i will definitely need to make 10 gallons of this in the near...
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