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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Today, 03:08 AM
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Is the beer still cloudy? I like to use white...

Is the beer still cloudy? I like to use white labs 566 and find that this yeast tastes sweet, making an otherwise low FG beer that should be dry, taste sweet. I had a keg of a big saison that was...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients Yesterday, 01:33 PM
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Of course traditionally with an Oktoberfest, hop...

Of course traditionally with an Oktoberfest, hop flavor and aroma are minimal. I've seen recipes that only use a bittering addition. I only use a 1/3 oz for flavor, and no aroma hops. If all you...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-17-2014, 09:12 PM
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How much pressure can the 809 handle? I was...

How much pressure can the 809 handle? I was thinking about using my pump to push beer through a filter and am concerned about the backpressure that would develop, particularly with a fine filter. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2014, 03:15 PM
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I know the owner of a bar here in town and often...

I know the owner of a bar here in town and often bring in some beers for him and the regulars to try. Here in PA it is up to the discretion of the owner. They can charge a "corkage" fee if they want
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I'm in.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-16-2014, 02:54 PM
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This is worth repeating and emphasizing. It...

This is worth repeating and emphasizing. It applies to all aspects of brewing, not just sparging.

Keep in mind that everyone's brew set up ups are different, so what might be easy for one person,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-16-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 40,841
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Hey, that is my club - and me! No club within a...

Hey, that is my club - and me! No club within a 45 min. drive, although we are working on it, so until that gets going Homebrewtalk brewers is my official club listing in competitions
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By pjj2ba
Something strange is going on. As the mash...

Something strange is going on. As the mash proceeds, the starch is being consumed and the amount of solid material in the mash tun should decrease. At the end of the mash, all that should be left...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By pjj2ba
As a beginner, the easiest thing to do is to...

As a beginner, the easiest thing to do is to leave it in the primary. No harm will come to your beer.

To use a secondary or not is a personal decision. By sitting on the yeast cake longer, that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By pjj2ba
I like to add ingredients with higher levels of...

I like to add ingredients with higher levels of protein to give beers a little more body. Things like wheat (torrified or malted) and flaked barley are my favorites
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2014, 06:49 PM
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Got my score sheets from NYC today. Two moving...

Got my score sheets from NYC today. Two moving forward - the same ones as last year. Both in Cat. 2. Took 1st and 2nd with a 41.5 and a 39 (Ger pils and CAP respectively)

Bock scored a 38. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-11-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By pjj2ba
Picture in your head, the sweetness of the munich...

Picture in your head, the sweetness of the munich with the lemon from the hops. I find munich has a richness to it, that I personally think is not the best match for lemon (or at least vienna is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-11-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By pjj2ba
Hmmmm, earthy. I'd add some fuggles or...

Hmmmm, earthy. I'd add some fuggles or willamette towards the end of the boil for that, and if you ferment on the cool side, that will help with the spicy.

Me personally, I would swap out the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By pjj2ba
What I bolded in red is most likely your problem....

What I bolded in red is most likely your problem. The only other option would be that the yeast crapped out and didn't finish fermenting the beer.

There is very little sweetness to be gained in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-11-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By pjj2ba
You can buy XXL ziploc bags that will fit a whole...

You can buy XXL ziploc bags that will fit a whole sack of grain!!!! As in, I put the grain bag into the bag, not simply dumping the grain in. I like these as then I can squeeze most of the air out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2014, 08:54 PM
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Welcome to the lighter side! I use it for...

Welcome to the lighter side! I use it for porters and stouts too
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
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Since you are new to this, the easiest is to just...

Since you are new to this, the easiest is to just leave your beer in primary. It will be fine. That is a big advantage - easy to do.

There are risks associated with using a secondary including...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By pjj2ba
Check out the Classic American pils in my recipes...

Check out the Classic American pils in my recipes (under my avatar). Going from taste memory of Canadian beers, I said rather than using 1.5 lbs of corn, split it 50:50 with rice
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,268
Posted By pjj2ba
Pound for pound, rice will give you a lighter...

Pound for pound, rice will give you a lighter tasting beer than corn. Yes, torrified wheat is great for promoting head AND BODY. When I brew beers that are crisp I like to add ingredients that have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By pjj2ba
Keep in mind that to dry a beer out, you want to...

Keep in mind that to dry a beer out, you want to replace some of the malt with sugar, not just simply adding sugar on top of the malt that was in the original recipe. The latter will just boost the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By pjj2ba
If you are sure the lines are clean, then I'd...

If you are sure the lines are clean, then I'd take the faucets off and apart for a thorough cleaning. Simply running cleaning solution through won't get all the nooks and crannies in a tap. Run a...
Forum: General Techniques 04-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By pjj2ba
No, fermentation will not suffer. The yeast that...

No, fermentation will not suffer. The yeast that have settled out are dormant and are not required for the beer to mature properly. That being said, sitting on the yeast longer, does add some extra...
Forum: General Techniques 04-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By pjj2ba
I've never brewed a wit, but use a LOT of pilsner...

I've never brewed a wit, but use a LOT of pilsner malt and some times with adjuncts (mostly corn - ~20% typically). I like to use a 20 min. rest at 122 F. It really helps with the lautering, and I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-07-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By pjj2ba
Next time you can add a little crushed wheat, or...

Next time you can add a little crushed wheat, or even simply flour to the boil. This will give you a starch haze that is pretty hard to get rid off and resists settling out.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By pjj2ba
You can add a little bit of table salt to it. ...

You can add a little bit of table salt to it. Put a dash in a pint, add a shot of beer, let it foam, and let the salt to dissolve. Now fill the pint. If not enough SLOWLY try adding more until you...
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