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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2012, 04:23 PM
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Posted By smmcdermott
That did help, thanks!

That did help, thanks!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By smmcdermott
Saflager, and I forget the numbers, and but it...

Saflager, and I forget the numbers, and but it was the one that came with the northern brewer oktoberfest kit
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2012, 03:41 PM
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Posted By smmcdermott
Anyone???

Anyone???
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-03-2012, 08:16 PM
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Posted By smmcdermott
Bottling a Lager

I brewed an Oktoberfest back in May and have had it at 38 degrees since at least June 1. I am going to bottle this on Sunday and the last lager i brewed i added a half packet of US-05 to the bottling...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-11-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,139
Posted By smmcdermott
I brewed a Barleywine (10.2%) on the day I put my...

I brewed a Barleywine (10.2%) on the day I put my dog down in early June and named it after him: Bailey's Barleywine. He sure made it strong!
Forum: DIY Projects 07-10-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 38,005
Posted By smmcdermott
This is an awesome thread. Would you mind...

This is an awesome thread. Would you mind sharing the expected budget? I would love to do this but not sure what to plan for in terms of $$$. No worries if you don't want to share. Best of luck!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By smmcdermott
NB's Advantageous Weizenbock

I am going to brew the extract version of this recipe, which it doesn't look like they sell anymore. Please see the below for the AG recipe.

There is a first wort hop addition to be added but my...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 09-05-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By smmcdermott
Sorry was looking at this on the appp, ignore the...

Sorry was looking at this on the appp, ignore the above...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 09-05-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By smmcdermott
What's the OG like on this guy?

What's the OG like on this guy?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-31-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By smmcdermott
hmm, good point. If i were to be able to get my...

hmm, good point. If i were to be able to get my hands on some rice hulls, how much should I put in with the mash?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By smmcdermott
I already said that isn't an option as there is...

I already said that isn't an option as there is no lhbs and I am not paying an extra $7 for rice hulls due to shipping.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By smmcdermott
I typically do a 1.25 qt/lb mash, is adding the...

I typically do a 1.25 qt/lb mash, is adding the extra 0.25 really going to make that much of a difference?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By smmcdermott
Nice sfrisby, I really like that experiment. Let...

Nice sfrisby, I really like that experiment. Let me know what the results are.

So now my question is with my mash. I do not ahve access to a LHBS, everything is online, so I can't easily get...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-29-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By smmcdermott
Ah, good points, all of them. I may do the same...

Ah, good points, all of them. I may do the same and add the 1 tsp and then adjust when i go to bottle it as well. I don't want to keg this one because I am gonig to be giving a lot away.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-29-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By smmcdermott
NB Smashing Pumpkin

I am getting ready to brew a Pumpkin ale recipe from NB. I am doing an all grain kit using Wyeast 1056 and am curious about the pumpkin pie spice it instructs to add at the end of the boil. It...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-17-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 103,183
Posted By smmcdermott
I have a couple questions, if you don't mind...

I have a couple questions, if you don't mind answering them, that I didn't see addressed in the thread yet.

1) You provided the total cost of brewing a beer with materials/electricity but did not...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-15-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By smmcdermott
I stuck with 1.25 qt/lb and then did one sparge...

I stuck with 1.25 qt/lb and then did one sparge to get to my preboil volume of 3.75 gallons. Hit my numbers dead on. Thanks.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-14-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By smmcdermott
anyone? I have never done anything other than a 5...

anyone? I have never done anything other than a 5 gallon recipe
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-12-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By smmcdermott
2.5 Gallon Barleywine

I previously posted questions regarding my starter, but failed to ask about the amount of water in the mash.

I usually do 1.25 qt/lb when doing a 5 gallon batch, but now am only doing a 2.5 gallon...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By smmcdermott
lol - yea i know how a starter works, but 4...

lol - yea i know how a starter works, but 4 liters is crazy, I think i can do a liter, so thats what i will do.

Thanks all.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By smmcdermott
It came up with over 4 liters!!! OG = 1.082

It came up with over 4 liters!!! OG = 1.082
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By smmcdermott
2.5 Gallon Barleywine

I know it is late, but I am going to make a 2.5 gallon AG barleywine this weekend and plan to drink it late January/early February. I took the NB Barleywine and halved the recipe to get my grains.
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Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,874
Posted By smmcdermott
I have a two tap tower and have copper piping...

I have a two tap tower and have copper piping that I run the lines through. Just let the copper pipe stay about 2-3 inches into the fridge and it will keep it cool. Then put some sort of insulator...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-26-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By smmcdermott
I was thinking it was the rise in temperature as...

I was thinking it was the rise in temperature as well. I used Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale.

I thought because it was in secondary for so long i needed to add yeast. WOOOPS. Live and learn.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-25-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By smmcdermott
Carbonation/Bottle Bombs

So I recently brewed a NB Scottish Wee Heavy. I went to London for two months for work, so brewed it right before leaving, let it ferment and then put in the basement for the duration of the two...
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