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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-25-2013, 06:35 PM
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Posted By RchanceN
Did you brew this? Sounds interesting which is...

Did you brew this? Sounds interesting which is good... I do a similar big brown ale with lots of Nugget and some Colombus. It comes out deliciously chocolatey, earthy, and dank.

I don't think the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-23-2012, 01:20 AM
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Posted By RchanceN
Most of my kegs smelled like pepsi. Oxyclean or...

Most of my kegs smelled like pepsi. Oxyclean or pbw got rid of almost all the smell. Whatever was left has never been detectable in any beer including a lager and a light, clean summer ale.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By RchanceN
I dont think that recipe needs any help, but you...

I dont think that recipe needs any help, but you could add some of your amarillo or nelson for flavor/aroma. Looks good as is though.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-01-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By RchanceN
I've done this twice now...good balance of...

I've done this twice now...good balance of caramel sweetness and hops.

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.30 gal
Estimated OG: 1.056 SG...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-31-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By RchanceN
I wouldnt use the chocolate with the carafa for...

I wouldnt use the chocolate with the carafa for this, but maybe Im wrong. 30min hop additions are definitely a waste though. Hop burst with 15min - flameout additions to get all the flavor you want...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-17-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,224
Posted By RchanceN
I haven't used the NZ hops before so I may not be...

I haven't used the NZ hops before so I may not be much help, but...
If you're looking for tropical I'd use as much Citra and Riwaka at 15min - to whirlpool as possible, dry hop with more...
Forum: General Techniques 05-25-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,450
Posted By RchanceN
My IC is stainless, which I like just for the...

My IC is stainless, which I like just for the durability, but copper may even chill a bit better. I open my 1/2" ball valve about half way when I first start draining and gradually open it more to...
Forum: General Techniques 05-24-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,450
Posted By RchanceN
I think I get what you're saying, but I'm also...

I think I get what you're saying, but I'm also not sure how much of a whirlpool you could get going and I'd be nervous about draining near boiling wort into a plastic bucket.

I also don't want to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-19-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By RchanceN
I picked up a single of this about a month ago...

I picked up a single of this about a month ago and thought it was awesome. I went searching for more, but couldn't find it around here anywhere and assume it's all gone for this year anyway. I'm...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-13-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By RchanceN
1272 at 68-70 degrees is nice and a bit different.

1272 at 68-70 degrees is nice and a bit different.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-12-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By RchanceN
To maximize hop flavor and aroma get rid of the...

To maximize hop flavor and aroma get rid of the 30min hop additions as 30min is enough to drive off pretty much all the flavor and definitely all the aroma, but not long enough to efficiently utilize...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-10-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By RchanceN
Yeppers. Leave it in primary longer, cold crash a...

Yeppers. Leave it in primary longer, cold crash a couple days before bottling, and/or use gelatin to have less sediment to begin with. I usually only get what looks like just a fine layer of dust on...
Forum: General Techniques 05-02-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By RchanceN
+1 to what Yooper said. I just had a beer...

+1 to what Yooper said.

I just had a beer that looked milky yellow before gelatin and dark Octoberfestish orange after it all settled. In the glass it's golden yellow. It all looks very different...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,259
Posted By RchanceN
2-3 days after I place my order, it's at my door....

2-3 days after I place my order, it's at my door. Great prices, prompt email responses, it's all great. I hope to be moving to Atlanta soon and being close to the store is one of the things I look...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,498
Posted By RchanceN
I guess that would depend on how many times a day...

I guess that would depend on how many times a day you read the forum? Once a day vs 10x a day...you get it.

The CAGE questionnaire:

Two "yes" responses indicate that the respondent should be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-08-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 133,532
Posted By RchanceN
So I got bored writing a mid-term paper tonight,...

So I got bored writing a mid-term paper tonight, poured a Highland Seven Sisters, and decided to experiment. I did a triple stage 290F syrup just to see what would happen and I got one that is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-08-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By RchanceN
So I got bored writing a mid-term paper tonight,...

So I got bored writing a mid-term paper tonight, poured a Highland Seven Sisters, and decided to experiment. I did a triple stage 290F syrup just to see what would happen and I got one that is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-07-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By RchanceN
I hit the same stall in temp at 230F as well...

I hit the same stall in temp at 230F as well diverpat. I guess that's just the point where most of the water has boiled off.

Gio, I can't compare it to the authenticate Belgian syrups because I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-07-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By RchanceN
First time candi syrup success

Not that this is particularly useful to anyone else, but I used SnickASaurusRex's method found here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/20-lb-sugar-jar-yeast-nutrient-114837/ this week and was pretty...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-05-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By RchanceN
Glad it got going for ya. Every time I have used...

Glad it got going for ya. Every time I have used Notty it takes 36-48 hours to show visible signs of fermentation. That combined with several recalls, and a slightly tart flavor I get from it leaves...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By RchanceN
Boil kettle. AKA "keggle"... strange hybrid type...

Boil kettle. AKA "keggle"... strange hybrid type word. Use a cooler as a mash tun and double batch sparge. Cheapest, easiest, fastest method, and no down side that I know of.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-11-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By RchanceN
There's been several threads about a bad batch of...

There's been several threads about a bad batch of Nottingham that acts this way, but I've had a few batches that do exactly what you describe with "good" Nottingham. So far it's been 3 batches that I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-28-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By RchanceN
Mashing at 150 combined with 90% 2-row and single...

Mashing at 150 combined with 90% 2-row and single variety of crystal grain bill would lead to a thin, less robust beer in my experience. Did you have some kind of reliable temp control? Could have...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-21-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By RchanceN
There are several commercial IPAs and many people...

There are several commercial IPAs and many people home brew IPAs at or over the 100 IBU mark. Outcome depends on OG, grain bill, and subjective nature of taste. I really like summit and plan on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By RchanceN
I occasionally experience this myself and have...

I occasionally experience this myself and have had friends tell me the same after drinking homebrew. I don't know for sure of course, but think it has a lot to do with set and setting.

"Set and...
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