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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 09:58 PM
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Stirring will help. I tend to stir my mash every...

Stirring will help. I tend to stir my mash every 20 min or so. Another big factor for efficiency is the crush of the grain, if it's too course the sugars can not be completely extracted leading to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 03:24 AM
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Posted By wfowlks
The argument against the BB is that the PET lets...

The argument against the BB is that the PET lets oxygen pass. I always Use glass or SS when aging long periods of time, as they are not permeable. Also, the BB could have contaminants that could mess...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 03:19 AM
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Posted By wfowlks
So I HATE the fruit flavorings from my LHBS. They...

So I HATE the fruit flavorings from my LHBS. They are the typical ones but its such an artificial flavor that you are adding its like you might as well go to the grocery store and get some raspberry...
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Posted By wfowlks
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 02:13 AM
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Views: 85
Posted By wfowlks
It's mainly for clarity of the beer and to...

It's mainly for clarity of the beer and to prevent infection. I have been lazy before and put the whole pot in the fridge to cool over night and not had problems. If you followed strict sanitation...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-19-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By wfowlks
Yeah but shipping was like 10$

Yeah but shipping was like 10$
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-19-2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By wfowlks
I actually just found this:...

I actually just found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/180676695690?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

4 dram vials, with flat bottom. For about 80 cents a piece
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By wfowlks
Yeast Storage Vials

So I was wondering if anyone has recently bought some vials for yeast storage and if so where from and what size. After doing a lot of research I was looking for between 16ml(4 dram) and 24ml (6...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-18-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By wfowlks
Thanks guys for the help. Greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys for the help. Greatly appreciated.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By wfowlks
There are a few factors that can lead to the high...

There are a few factors that can lead to the high gravity. The first is what type of yeast you used, and how viable the yeast was at pitching. The second thing is the mash temps, if you were doing...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-18-2014, 02:14 AM
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Views: 70
Posted By wfowlks
Conan Yeast anyone?

So I have acquired some Heady Topper and I am working to culture the yeast. I got the beer on delivery day and cultured same day. Currently located around Worcester MA. If you are interested in...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-18-2014, 02:02 AM
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Views: 185
Posted By wfowlks
My plants got mixed up! Please help

So I had been growing my Cascade and Centennial hops in planters because I had been renting, and we recently moved, and on move day it was raining so we hired movers. The problem is now that I had...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 07-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 39
Posted By wfowlks
Conan Yeast near Worcester

So I have acquired some Heady Topper, I have a can left, and I was thinking of using it to harvest the Conan Yeast, for experimentation with some brews. If anyone is interested in some, I'm sure that...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-17-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By wfowlks
im in

im in
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2014, 11:24 AM
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Views: 115
Posted By wfowlks
The strip would read it lower. If it's glass it...

The strip would read it lower. If it's glass it can be as different as 5-7 degrees, plastic buckets have poor insulation so you would get a better read. But the wort should be within 7 degrees of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By wfowlks
Yes you could do that, id do exactly that,...

Yes you could do that, id do exactly that, possibly even 2 gallons of pilsner malt only if you have the carboy space
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By wfowlks
The reason you step is so you don't stress the...

The reason you step is so you don't stress the yeast. If the yeast are stressed, they can produce off flavors or have other side effects.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-15-2014, 11:38 PM
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I'm in

I'm in
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-15-2014, 11:38 PM
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Views: 1,086
Posted By wfowlks
Heady Topper: Drink from the can or from the glass

So I acquired this magnificent god nectar. The can says to drink from the can but I'm used to drinking from the glass for full aroma. Anyone with experience? I don't want to waste what little I have
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By wfowlks
Yah that's normal its just gas being released...

Yah that's normal its just gas being released from suspension. Fermentation should be done by now.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 685
Posted By wfowlks
Yeah, I love Bertus Brewery's site, his writing...

Yeah, I love Bertus Brewery's site, his writing is very good and his clone recipes are spot on. A great brewing resource, however lately he has slowed his posting, but that is mainly due to planning...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 685
Posted By wfowlks
I'd probably say close to 32. I used rock salt :)

I'd probably say close to 32. I used rock salt :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 685
Posted By wfowlks
Ok "Shook up" may have been a strong term. I...

Ok "Shook up" may have been a strong term. I gently swirled it. Typically I purge the oxygen from the secondary first using a spare CO2 line in my kegerator and I have also done it without purging...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 685
Posted By wfowlks
So. I am actually in the process of brewing a...

So. I am actually in the process of brewing a Blonde ale, So I thought I'd do the experiement for you. The first picture is from last night ~10PM, when I pulled it out of the swamp cooler and it was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 685
Posted By wfowlks
Yeah like a thick yeast cake. You are not heating...

Yeah like a thick yeast cake. You are not heating it above 170 F where it turns into gelatin
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