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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-13-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By cblack85
Sour Smell from White Labs vial

I recently purchased a vial of White Labs WLP001 for a Robust Porter. When I opened the vial to pitch in the starter I noticed a distinctly sour/vinegary smell. I closed the vial and did a little...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-22-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By cblack85
that's interesting. I just had a similar...

that's interesting. I just had a similar situation with the Vintners Harvest peach puree. I brewed a standard American Wheat recipe for the base (one that I have brewed several times before), and am...
Forum: American Ale 02-25-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,149
Views: 862,670
Posted By cblack85
Brewed a 5 gallon batch of this yesterday,...

Brewed a 5 gallon batch of this yesterday, excited to see how it comes out. If it's as good as everyone says it is, I may brew another 10 gallon batch to have around for when summer comes...
Forum: General Techniques 02-25-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By cblack85
I took it out of the freezer and gave it a good...

I took it out of the freezer and gave it a good shake for a couple of minutes. Hopefully tht is good enough.
Forum: General Techniques 02-25-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By cblack85
Oxygenating after pitching

Are there any issues with oxygenating after pitching? I brewed today and didn't notice until it was too late that I was out of oxygen. If I pick up some oxygen tomorrow and oxygenate within 24 hours...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-28-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 101,503
Posted By cblack85
Looks terrific. What is the overall SF of the...

Looks terrific. What is the overall SF of the house? (if you don't mind my asking)
Forum: American Ale 01-27-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4,149
Views: 862,670
Posted By cblack85
Was thinking about brewing this with Magnum and...

Was thinking about brewing this with Magnum and Falconers 7 C's, will that overpower the malt bill, or is it worth it to go ahead a get some Centennials and Cascades and follow the original recipe?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-02-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,914
Posted By cblack85
did you end up brewing this? if so, how did it...

did you end up brewing this? if so, how did it come out
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-03-2012, 06:15 PM
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Posted By cblack85
I am going to be brewing a smoked porter, a...

I am going to be brewing a smoked porter, a pumpkin ale, and an american amber
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-03-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,962
Posted By cblack85
I am brewing this one this weekend. I got it from...

I am brewing this one this weekend. I got it from a "can you brew it episode" it is supposed to be a Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter Clone

Batch Size: 6 gallons
Original Gravity: 1.068
Final...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By cblack85
I think I have settled on a smoked porter for my...

I think I have settled on a smoked porter for my second beer with the pumpkin beer listed above as my first. It should be a good time, this will be the first year that I am providing beer for it.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-03-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By cblack85
Yeah, its a pretty good time. Lots of terrific...

Yeah, its a pretty good time. Lots of terrific beer
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-02-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By cblack85
if it is anything like last year there will be...

if it is anything like last year there will be around 100-150 kegs of homebrew from 4-5 different homebrew clubs around the region. That is in addition to all of the commercial beer that will be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-02-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,914
Posted By cblack85
I usually leave it in the primary for 3 weeks,...

I usually leave it in the primary for 3 weeks, then keg. I will usually leave it in the keg at serving temp for about 2 weeks before I start pouring.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-02-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,914
Posted By cblack85
Here is a recipe for an Irish Red that I brew...

Here is a recipe for an Irish Red that I brew several times a year, it comes out very nice and malty with just a hint of toasty/biscuity notes

9.00 lb Maris Otter
0.50 lb Crystal 40
0.25 lb...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-02-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By cblack85
Homebrew Ideas for a Festival

I am brewing two 5 gallon batches for a local homebrew festival. I have approximately 60 days until the festival and need ideas. I am planning on brewing a pumpkin beer (the recipe is below), and...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-13-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,330
Posted By cblack85
When referring to doing a favor for a customer,...

When referring to doing a favor for a customer, my boss always says that we are going to "trade a cracker for a ham"...

This same boss also says that "we are going to cut a fat hog" on projects...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-19-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,696
Posted By cblack85
Has anyone tried adding this in the keg or in the...

Has anyone tried adding this in the keg or in the bottling bucket? A friend of mine uses it sometimes and says that he usually adds it when he kegs. Would this cause any potential issues?
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 03-16-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,379
Posted By cblack85
Medium crystal is usually roughly the same as...

Medium crystal is usually roughly the same as Crystal/Caramel 60. I'm not sure that I would sub with 80 just because there are distinct flavor differences that you get that reducing the amount used...
Forum: Stout 02-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 189,423
Posted By cblack85
I added it at 10 minutes left in the boil

I added it at 10 minutes left in the boil
Forum: Stout 02-16-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 189,423
Posted By cblack85
Mine finished at 1.019

Mine finished at 1.019
Forum: Stout 02-11-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 189,423
Posted By cblack85
I brewed this a few weeks ago. Cracked my first...

I brewed this a few weeks ago. Cracked my first bottle open tonight...

Absolutely phenomenal
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-25-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,443
Posted By cblack85
Got mine a few days ago. Really a nice surprise,...

Got mine a few days ago. Really a nice surprise, since I forgot that I even called to get one until it showed up on my porch.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 80,974
Posted By cblack85
Mechanical Preconstruction Professional for a MEP...

Mechanical Preconstruction Professional for a MEP company. I estimate/coordinate with the design team/work with the project managers/hold the customers hand on projects until they get turned over to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,715
Posted By cblack85
Would that make it a Zombie Dust clone?:ban:

Would that make it a Zombie Dust clone?:ban:
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