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Forum: English Pale Ale 09-03-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 84,856
Posted By BierMuncher
The gold I won with this beer was four months old...

The gold I won with this beer was four months old in the keg.
Forum: India Pale Ale 09-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 68,313
Posted By BierMuncher
My coin came down "heads". Melanoidin....

My coin came down "heads". Melanoidin. :mug:
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 09-03-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 214,623
Posted By BierMuncher
1 packet of Safale-04 is plenty. I always hydrate...

1 packet of Safale-04 is plenty. I always hydrate the yeast in a cup+ ofwam water for several hours (usually during the brew process) and then split the slurry between two five gallon buckets.
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-29-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By BierMuncher
I always have the same issue on all my taps. It's...

I always have the same issue on all my taps. It's normal to flush a few ounces out of the line first before serving. Bubbles in the line are pretty much unavoidable.
Forum: Introductions 08-25-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 632
Posted By BierMuncher
The evidence in my brewshop after several hundred...

The evidence in my brewshop after several hundred batches is empirical. The identical grist mashed at 149 Degrees for 90 minutes will definitely attenuate lower than one mashed at 154 for 60 minutes....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By BierMuncher
You're Welcome. :)

You're Welcome. :)
Forum: Introductions 08-22-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 632
Posted By BierMuncher
The lower the mash temp the lower the FG. The...

The lower the mash temp the lower the FG.
The longer the mash rest, the lower the FG.

My driest beers (1040-1050 range) rest at around 149 for 90 minutes and dry out to well under 1010.

Lower...
Forum: American Ale 08-22-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4,168
Views: 871,440
Posted By BierMuncher
Follow the prescribed additions and times. The...

Follow the prescribed additions and times. The lower Alpha of the cascade will provide a bit lower bitterness. :mug:
Forum: Introductions 08-15-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By BierMuncher
Welcome to the fray....

Welcome to the fray....
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 07-21-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,617
Posted By BierMuncher
My go-to yeast...Safale-04 is excellent for this...

My go-to yeast...Safale-04 is excellent for this style. Lends a bit more underlying malt which is a nice contrast to the citrus tones.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By BierMuncher
Sorry. No talk of distilling allowed.

Sorry. No talk of distilling allowed.
Forum: India Pale Ale 06-30-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 68,313
Posted By BierMuncher
Until the beer ferments and the yeast falls out,...

Until the beer ferments and the yeast falls out, hops flavor and aroma will be smothered by the sweet wort. Let the beer do it's thing, and the hops will rise to the occasion.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-27-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By BierMuncher
I dry hop my medium gravity pale ales in the...

I dry hop my medium gravity pale ales in the primary, but the big boys always get racked to a secondary so I'm dry hopping beer in a "cleaner" stage. Just a personal preference.

Racking cleanly...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-24-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 523,974
Posted By BierMuncher
I stopped freezing my bottles some time ago. ...

I stopped freezing my bottles some time ago.

I find that a simple rinse in cold tap water is sufficient to cool the bottles and reduce foaming. I found that doing a case at a time on my own was a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-13-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 111,547
Posted By BierMuncher
Don't go in the basement... Don't go in the...

Don't go in the basement...
Don't go in the basement...
Don't go in the basement...
Don't go in the basement...

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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-11-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,470
Posted By BierMuncher
Using a 2x6 will give you that much more head...

Using a 2x6 will give you that much more head space and not require any more labor to do it.

I like the additional space because I store my garbage bag full of hops on top of the kegs without...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-11-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By BierMuncher
I find that with my IPA's and IIPA's (or any late...

I find that with my IPA's and IIPA's (or any late hop/dry hopped beers for that matter) perform much better is allowed to warm slightly before serving.

I usually decant from my 37 degree kegerator...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-11-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By BierMuncher
"Creamy" is a mouthfeel aspect and less reliant...

"Creamy" is a mouthfeel aspect and less reliant on the recipe than the serving carbonation. The creamiest beers will be served on nitrogen rather than CO2.

For those who don't have a nitro set...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-11-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By BierMuncher
The crud on your fermenter walls is a dead give...

The crud on your fermenter walls is a dead give away (and a good sign) that you had fermentation.

Now put it back to sleep for another week or two and get on to your next batch. :mug:
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 06-11-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By BierMuncher
Good choice. Definitely want to get a decent...

Good choice.

Definitely want to get a decent probe thermometer. I just grabbed an older one from the brewshop. This one has an alarm that goes off if the temp gets to high that I can hear from...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By BierMuncher
Ha ha. Been there, done that. Yeah, you have...

Ha ha. Been there, done that.

Yeah, you have a nice blend between a stout and a porter.

That much roasted barley will give a near coffee flavor. You could take it all the way to a coffee...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-10-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By BierMuncher
Warm vigorous initial fermentation can lend...

Warm vigorous initial fermentation can lend itself to some hot alcohol warmth in the beer, but this is usually limited to high gravity brews. Even so, the alcohol warmth will fade with some time. At...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,020
Posted By BierMuncher
I'm still honing my process before I really get...

I'm still honing my process before I really get into this homebrewing thingy.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 06-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By BierMuncher
A few more pics of the unit at work last Fathers...

A few more pics of the unit at work last Fathers Day.

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By BierMuncher
Inexpensive container to hold your fermenter (oil...

Inexpensive container to hold your fermenter (oil change bucket at Sears with the top cut out)

Large t-shirt wrapped around the Carboy.

Fille bucket with water and let water wick up the...
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