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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-21-2012, 08:49 PM
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Posted By cimirie
I read a few sources that said one teaspoon per...

I read a few sources that said one teaspoon per gallon. But my LHBS sells it in "bulk.". ie, no directions.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-21-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By cimirie
Are the yeast dead?

Never had the need to use yeast nutrient until yesterday. I made a big DIPA (1.095) yesterday and was using 2 packs of US05. Went to rehydrate the yeast and threw in DPA-based yeast nutrient (5...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By cimirie
I'll dial back the co2. Thanks all. Here's...

I'll dial back the co2. Thanks all.

Here's my last question. I've run dozens of kegs through this system on more or less identical settings. 48*, 15psi... This is the very first time this has...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By cimirie
I know there isn't a perfect setting for all...

I know there isn't a perfect setting for all beers. I've found that setting around 15psi has given me more or less a good result from most of my brews. I up that number for my wheats, for example.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By cimirie
OK, ill not discount carbonic acid, but I set the...

OK, ill not discount carbonic acid, but I set the psi at 14 like I do for most of my beers. I didn't power charge the keg. It's not overly foamy and has the right amount of co2 "bite."

A) How or...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By cimirie
Beer flavor total change in a day

I kegged a stout on Friday. I've been tasting the beer every day to check the progression. Regardless, it's tasted really good every day, just low on carb. Today, however, as soon as I pulled the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-07-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By cimirie
Any time I've ever added honey, I boil a small...

Any time I've ever added honey, I boil a small amount of water (pint or two- just enough to work with the honey) and add the honey to that boil. Mix the honey well (it should have the consistency of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-21-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,779
Posted By cimirie
This is a shot in the dark and may not apply but...

This is a shot in the dark and may not apply but here goes.

I used to use a particular brand of bottled water. One day I actually bought the water for drinking at my house and found that it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By cimirie
There are few topics that change that quickly....

There are few topics that change that quickly. Having said that, posing a question as a "has the thinking around this topic changed" is a very different question than "how do I do this?" if that's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By cimirie
I see absolutely no problem with a newbie posting...

I see absolutely no problem with a newbie posting any question whatsoever in the beginners forum. And at the same time, I find no reason for anybody to complain when a vet flames said newbie for...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-06-2012, 09:04 PM
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Posted By cimirie
I am officially replying! This is really cool!

I am officially replying! This is really cool!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-03-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,172
Posted By cimirie
By calling it a dead horse, using phrases like...

By calling it a dead horse, using phrases like "ad nauseum," and saying that as you are better informed than those who disagree with you, you are undeniably sending the message that this topic should...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-03-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,172
Posted By cimirie
It's a "dead horse" because many people feel...

It's a "dead horse" because many people feel passionately about it. You can call it ill-informed and close-minded all you want, by trying to quash it, you are actually being close-minded. Contrary...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,172
Posted By cimirie
IMO Budweiser - 100% undrinkable Bud Light...

IMO

Budweiser - 100% undrinkable
Bud Light - close to undrinkable
Coors Light - OK in a pinch, but devoid of taste
Coors Original - only had it once, but drinkable without being desirable...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By cimirie
Scotty- If you went to Sanford, it...

Scotty-

If you went to Sanford, it definitely wasn't Heart's. Thank you for the head's up: I had no idea someone had recently opened up shop in Sanford. I may have found a new store!

I know...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-31-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,288
Posted By cimirie
McEwan's is a brand, not a style.

McEwan's is a brand, not a style.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By cimirie
Scotty- You live in Lake Mary, so I'll...

Scotty-

You live in Lake Mary, so I'll assume you went to Hearts Homebrew. Their selection is pretty darned good but their advice (on the few occasions they're willing to offer any) is not really...
Forum: Fruit Beer 01-26-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 26,632
Posted By cimirie
Absolute guess on my part and I have zero...

Absolute guess on my part and I have zero experience with this so anyone is free to shoot the whole thing down.

We dry hop beers. I know many folks who place hop balls in their kegs to continue...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By cimirie
Far and away my favorite is "The Brewmaster's...

Far and away my favorite is "The Brewmaster's Bible." It gives great history, great technique, great why's and great descriptions of raw ingredients (malts, extracts, salts, yeast, and hops) and how...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-25-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,801
Posted By cimirie
+1 And as to why people bang their head...

+1

And as to why people bang their head against a wall to get a sweet and naturally carbed cider...

Bhunter's reason of the alcohol tolerance is spot on, but there is another, less scientific...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-20-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By cimirie
Or, the under carbed leg could well have a leak....

Or, the under carbed leg could well have a leak. My guess is that would empty the tank faster than 4 weeks- but maybe not. Just something else to think about.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,602
Posted By cimirie
The vial of yeast you mentioned typically isn't...

The vial of yeast you mentioned typically isn't enough to get a great fermentation on many beers - especially for one with such a high OG. For anything over.... Say 1.050 you really need a starter...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By cimirie
While I don't think time heals ALL wounds, I...

While I don't think time heals ALL wounds, I don't think the above statement is a good guide for a noob.

Particularly for those starting in recipe formulation, extra time mutes some of the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-13-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By cimirie
A few guesses: first is that my previous 3...

A few guesses: first is that my previous 3 batches were higher gravity brews with fairly sizable grainbills. This tends to be less efficient. Second, my vorlauf almost ended being another sparge: I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By cimirie
Good news/ Bad news

So, here's the deal. I've been having an atrocious time with my efficiency as of late. I've been consistently in the low 60s for my past 4 brews. In order to compensate, I added an extra 1 lb 2-row...
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