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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-26-2013, 11:36 AM
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I just had a similar issue with crush seeming...

I just had a similar issue with crush seeming oddly larger than normal, usually get 65% and ended up getting around 45%.... Guess I should have only pitched one of the packages of yeast I used
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
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Stone Ruination and Bell's Two Hearted are both...

Stone Ruination and Bell's Two Hearted are both essentially all Centennial (the bittering additions are not Centennial in the Ruination if i remember), but they are both amazing beers despite being...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-08-2012, 12:23 PM
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Go to jp henleys after you finish at a1a aleworks...

Go to jp henleys after you finish at a1a aleworks they have a pretty nice selection on tap and are right next door
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-03-2012, 03:05 PM
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Yeah, the process should be the same: 1)...

Yeah, the process should be the same:

1) Wait until fermentation is complete, chose your form of bottling sugar (i use table sugar, a lot of people use corn syrup)
2) Dissolve sugar in boiling...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2012, 10:29 AM
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I have a rough recipe for the 395 IPA, I emailed...

I have a rough recipe for the 395 IPA, I emailed their brewmaster and he actually gave a lot of details about the recipe, here is the response:

Hi Stephanos,
We use local sage we pick off of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-30-2012, 12:12 PM
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Posted By RitsiGators
Just wanted to let you guys know how this was...

Just wanted to let you guys know how this was shaping up as I just bottled this last night.... the final recipe was as follows:

OG: 1.061 (1.050 pre honey) FG: 1.012 IBU's: 19 Mashed @ 152...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-27-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By RitsiGators
He transferred it into secondary with the vanilla...

He transferred it into secondary with the vanilla beans and some oak and aged it on them for a week (not really aging it that long but the vanilla and oak chips had reached their optimum level so he...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-27-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
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I second using whole beans. My dad made Denny's...

I second using whole beans. My dad made Denny's Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter which he aged on two vanilla beans and the vanilla came through really well. Just make sure you check the beer often so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-27-2012, 03:43 PM
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I am pretty sure 10lbs of grain is not going to...

I am pretty sure 10lbs of grain is not going to fit with the mash water in a 3 gallon cooler. Beersmith says even mashing at 1qt/lb is going to take a 3.28 gallon cooler. Also how big of a batch are...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-27-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By RitsiGators
Which yeasts came with the kits? For me...

Which yeasts came with the kits? For me personally, US-05 is my favorite yeast that I have used. I have used it in everything from Russian Imperial Stouts to American Pale Ales....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,793
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I really liked Stone XV, but other than that the...

I really liked Stone XV, but other than that the commercial examples I have had are not hoppy enough!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-05-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By RitsiGators
Hey congrats on your first beer. For you...

Hey congrats on your first beer.

For you first question check out this thread, basically you dont have to secondary unless you are dry hopping or adding fruit etc...
Forum: General Techniques 03-31-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
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Dogfishhead actually does an IPA which they add...

Dogfishhead actually does an IPA which they add lemon zest to help add some more citrus flavor. I had it on tap at their restaurant and it was pretty decent, so i'm sure that yours should come out...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 301
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Yeah I have not used candi sugar before, but...

Yeah I have not used candi sugar before, but after having this beer it might find its way in to some stouts, maybe I will probably send Ed an email and ask him what he would recommend or if for some...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2012, 05:37 PM
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So I was looking to brew this, but at...

So I was looking to brew this, but at brewmaster's warehouse the darkest candi sugar they have is the D-180 Dark Candi Syrup http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/product/0102156/D-180-dark-candi-syrup...
Forum: General Techniques 03-07-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By RitsiGators
For Edwort's apfelwein all you need is one...

For Edwort's apfelwein all you need is one packet of red star yeast, apple juice (the stuff you find in a grocery store, just make sure there are not preservatives), and some corn sugar. It is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 20
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Sorry for the bad info about straining, I guess I...

Sorry for the bad info about straining, I guess I have gotten lucky so far or I just dont know what oxidation tastes like... I have a Pale Ale that is almost ready to bottle so will try this method...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-03-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By RitsiGators
Do you have oak cubes or oak chips? Oak chips...

Do you have oak cubes or oak chips? Oak chips need a relatively short contact time, oak cubes a much longer time. Here is a link to a thread with alot of good info...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-03-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By RitsiGators
That sounds awesome! I am debating doing a...

That sounds awesome!

I am debating doing a 1 Gal test batch of this, but at the same time i figure that since I like pretty much any hoppy beer I will probably like the end result even if its not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-03-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By RitsiGators
According to beersmith the SRM is predicted at...

According to beersmith the SRM is predicted at 12, so towards the high side, but still within guidelines. Are you suggesting to replace the aromatic with melanoiden? And if so any recommendations for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,731
Posted By RitsiGators
I bottle, so I usually strain my beer as it comes...

I bottle, so I usually strain my beer as it comes into my bottling bucket to try and remove the hop matter. Other suggestions I have read about include putting a nylon bag or hop bag over the inlet...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-03-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By RitsiGators
Trying to make a small IPA taste big

Hey everyone I am trying to make an IPA that stays under 1.060 for my OG but tastes like a much larger beer. I am aiming for an IPA with a strong malt backbone, decent mouthfeel, and of course, a ton...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-03-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By RitsiGators
I would change up the recipe if you did not like...

I would change up the recipe if you did not like how it came out. What was the OG and FG for you last batch? It could have dried out too much. Also I would think about upping the flavor and aroma...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-03-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By RitsiGators
It seems like for a 12Gal batch that you could...

It seems like for a 12Gal batch that you could use more hops. One of my favorite IPA's that I have brewed uses 10.5 oz per 5 Gal, so we are talking about 25 oz of hops for a 12 Gal Batch... Do you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By RitsiGators
Hahaha very true, its actually one of my favorite...

Hahaha very true, its actually one of my favorite combinations!
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