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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2012, 04:24 PM
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Posted By wadner
Wild hops

I'm back. Brewing a partial mash Cascadian Dark Ale and I'm using some wild hops for flavor. These were probably planted shortly after the civil war and were just rediscovered about a month ago. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2010, 02:29 AM
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Views: 4,228
Posted By wadner
I keg with pinlock Coke kegs because they are a...

I keg with pinlock Coke kegs because they are a little shorter and fatter so I can fit two kegs in my little kegerator. Ball lock Pepsi kegs are thinner and taller. Too tall in fact to allow two...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-20-2010, 04:03 PM
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Views: 397
Posted By wadner
Dry yeast

The last few brews I've done I've mixed either Safale 04 or 05 with Coopers brewers yeast (an amber, an outmeal stout, and a black IPA). I've had great results. Today I brewed a porter and threw...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By wadner
Advantages: You get better hop utilization. ...

Advantages: You get better hop utilization.

Disadvantages: Takes a lot longer to cool.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2010, 12:52 PM
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Posted By wadner
It's 6 am and I started my oatmeal stout partial...

It's 6 am and I started my oatmeal stout partial mash. I am excited for this one. It is a kit from Northern. I wish the kit sellers would develop a program where you could buy partial mash kits...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By wadner
Nice. I remember my first... She was brown with...

Nice. I remember my first... She was brown with a great head. Some called it love at first sight, but I didn't really fall in love until I tasted her. It was amazing...

I've never heard one...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,934
Posted By wadner
The Northern Brewer recipe uses 9.5 lbs of dark...

The Northern Brewer recipe uses 9.5 lbs of dark LME plus some dark specialty grains. This stuff is black!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,934
Posted By wadner
www.northernbrewer.com has a black IPA kit. It...

www.northernbrewer.com has a black IPA kit. It is fermenting in my basement right now. It looks fabulous! Order that. 5 ounces of hops in the boil and another ounce of dry-hop.

Mmmmm
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-30-2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By wadner
Go fot it. It will be a number of years before I...

Go fot it. It will be a number of years before I go all-grain due to time. I don't think it is that difficult.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-30-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By wadner
I've never done an all extract kit. It is simple...

I've never done an all extract kit. It is simple to add specialty grains. Go that route.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-30-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By wadner
Okay, so when my nutbrown is out of primary I'll...

Okay, so when my nutbrown is out of primary I'll cut those slits too. Doh!

I knew there had to be an easier way. It sure tore up my hands opening the bucket by pulling it off with my fingers. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By wadner
Doh! Nice work. Thanks for the suggestion. Off...

Doh! Nice work. Thanks for the suggestion. Off to the hardware store.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 585,419
Posted By wadner
If that is the case you are doing an extract brew...

If that is the case you are doing an extract brew session with specialty grains. Steeping and mashing are NOT the same process.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By wadner
Getting the lid off of my fermenting bucket.

Is there any easy way to get the lid off of my fermenting bucket that I don't know about? I'd hate to struggle with the process if someone knows an easier way.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-12-2009, 04:26 AM
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Views: 585,419
Posted By wadner
DB you magnificent bastard

My 'Fuller's Clone' with rye, flat and warm is the best beer I've brewed yet. When I get back from watching the University of Montana Griz whip up on Appilacian State tomorrow I'll have the best...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2009, 03:23 AM
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Posted By wadner
ESB, hmmmmm.....

You did it again DB. I just put my ESB in the scondary to dry hop and I sampled a little. Fantastic! I made a Fuller's clone and added 1lb of rye.

Other than punching a hole in my utility...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2009, 04:46 AM
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Views: 585,419
Posted By wadner
Yep the Fuller's is a partial mash. The beauty...

Yep the Fuller's is a partial mash. The beauty of this system is I can take care of my son, give him a shower, read to him, put him to bed while everything is working in the kitchen.

If you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 585,419
Posted By wadner
Well I made this recipe omitting the malto and I...

Well I made this recipe omitting the malto and I forgot a pound of DME. Best beer I've made yet. Great color and head retention. Making the fullers as I type.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,129
Posted By wadner
I like your thoughts. I'm partial mashing...

I like your thoughts. I'm partial mashing because it takes less time. I can do it in my kitchen. With kids and a wife, golf courses calling my name, pheasants waiting to be hunted, and assorted...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,160
Posted By wadner
My time is worth at least $100 an hour. AG 6...

My time is worth at least $100 an hour. AG 6 plus hours. Extract, less than 2. Extract brewers save way more money.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By wadner
I'm going with a bucket with a spigot instead of...

I'm going with a bucket with a spigot instead of a glass carboy. I think my autosiphon is much more likely to harbor hidden bacteria. I also like not having to worry about a glass carboy shattering...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-13-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By wadner
Plastic ale pails

How do you guys that use buckets transfer your beer from the primary bucket to the secondary bucket or a priming bucket? It seems like you should be able to pour one bucket into the other. Is there...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-10-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 87,202
Posted By wadner
Got it. No reason to frige it.

Got it. No reason to frige it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-10-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 87,202
Posted By wadner
I have a fridge in my garage that could hold an...

I have a fridge in my garage that could hold an ale pail. Any reason not to stick in there to speed up the cooling?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 585,419
Posted By wadner
I just got my Williams Brewing catalog (great...

I just got my Williams Brewing catalog (great timing! :tank:). Excellent equipment for a guy that has zero mechanical skills. Read, I can't cut metal or weld anything and I really have no desire to...
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