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Forum: English Pale Ale 08-10-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 169,114
Posted By BigRedDog
Common Room ESB

I made this today... The lhbs only had C80 and C120 so I had to improvise on crystal. I went with 2 2/3oz 120, 12 oz C80, and .5 oz chocolate malt (to boost color). Did I totally mess this up??? I'm...
Forum: American Ale 07-26-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 102,294
Posted By BigRedDog
I brewed this on June 20 and made a few...

I brewed this on June 20 and made a few modifications- I'm not a big fan of honey malt in pale ales so I replaced the honey malt with carared. My brew day was not planned ahead so I made use of a...
Forum: American Ale 05-10-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 150,141
Posted By BigRedDog
198661 Nottingham clears up nicely. A great beer...

198661 Nottingham clears up nicely. A great beer overall!!


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Forum: English Brown Ale 04-13-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 87,317
Posted By BigRedDog
Reaper's Mild, 1st place 2011 HBT Competition

Making this as I type... About 15min into boil at the moment. Been drinking a Clown Shoes sombrero stout bomber while mashing in. Ended up stirring the mashout with a spoon I used to make tortilla...
Forum: English Brown Ale 04-11-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 87,317
Posted By BigRedDog
I'm going to make 5 gals... Challenge is my s-04...

I'm going to make 5 gals... Challenge is my s-04 started smells infected. I have a package of dry -04 on hand. Do you think a starter is necessary? I hate diacetyl!


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Forum: American Ale 04-02-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 153,866
Posted By BigRedDog
Dude- are you changing anything up this time...

Dude- are you changing anything up this time around??


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Forum: American Ale 02-25-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 153,866
Posted By BigRedDog
I noticed the beer I made encountered a...

I noticed the beer I made encountered a significant decrease is hop aroma after just a few weeks in the bottle. This has happened to me twice now rendering an average beer from what was originally...
Forum: American Ale 01-27-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 153,866
Posted By BigRedDog
I made a 5 gallon batch three weeks ago following...

I made a 5 gallon batch three weeks ago following the recipe closely. I started with OG 1.064 and fermented at 2 weeks to FG 1.012. One week with dry hops and bottled yesterday. I agree with the...
Forum: American Ale 11-25-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 150,141
Posted By BigRedDog
I brewed this up today... I only had 1 oz of...

I brewed this up today... I only had 1 oz of Chinook so I had to make a substitution with what I had on hand. For the boil I used Columbus and I'm hoping that will not alter the outcome too much?? I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-23-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 494,891
Posted By BigRedDog
Previously I was gently stirring because I too...

Previously I was gently stirring because I too suspect there's problems with the level of inconsistency in distribution with racking alone. This time, using recommendation from this thread, no stir...
Forum: India Pale Ale 09-19-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 40,946
Posted By BigRedDog
I would cold crash all my beers if I had room in...

I would cold crash all my beers if I had room in my fridge. If you do a search on cold crash in general technics there's opinions on how to do it... If you need help :)
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 09-16-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 552,066
Posted By BigRedDog
I'm a bit perplexed... Im currently at two weeks...

I'm a bit perplexed... Im currently at two weeks in primary. I took a reading last Monday and it was .007. Took one today and its .006 so I think fermentation is done; however, there's still a thin...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 09-02-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 552,066
Posted By BigRedDog
I've been planning to make this since April and...

I've been planning to make this since April and was hoping it would be my summer quencher. I finally got around to it today and made a few adjustments... Did 5 gals and used only 1# of flaked maize...
Forum: India Pale Ale 06-09-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 40,946
Posted By BigRedDog
I received back my competition results and both...

I received back my competition results and both judges described a diacetyl flaw. Admittedly I was concerned about there not being enough yeast when I pitched into primary. I dismissed the potential...
Forum: India Pale Ale 04-27-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 40,946
Posted By BigRedDog
I bottled this on 3-24 and just had my first...

I bottled this on 3-24 and just had my first taste. A really awesome beer that I plan on submitting to local homebrew competition. The single package of S-05 worked perfectly and the hop profile...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 04-25-2013, 03:43 PM
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Views: 311,305
Posted By BigRedDog
Brown Mild?

Brown Mild?
Forum: Brew Science 04-23-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 269,571
Posted By BigRedDog
I'm glad you wrote this... I've been using...

I'm glad you wrote this... I've been using distilled water for my last three batches and had a hard time getting the ph to be inline with the recommendation here. Instead of going with aciduated...
Forum: American Ale 03-22-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 860,370
Posted By BigRedDog
Budweiser has the flavor of acetaldehyde, which...

Budweiser has the flavor of acetaldehyde, which can be perceived as sour apple (kind of like Jolly Roger candy). That off flavor is caused by fermentation issues such as low pitching rate, low...
Forum: India Pale Ale 03-03-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 40,946
Posted By BigRedDog
I just brewed a batch if this using a new propane...

I just brewed a batch if this using a new propane burner and boil kettle. Ended up with less wort in primary (boil off more than expected) than I planned so overshot OG by a bit. OG was 1.063 and all...
Forum: American Ale 02-26-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 686,889
Posted By BigRedDog
Considering the use of Safale-05 and cascade...

Considering the use of Safale-05 and cascade hops, I would say category 10a American Pale Ale.
Forum: American Ale 02-12-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 860,370
Posted By BigRedDog
I found this recipe in my search for a simple...

I found this recipe in my search for a simple brew to isolate an off flavor. I made this following the original recipe along with using Yoopers instructions in brewing chemistry primer. That is I...
Forum: Brew Science 02-11-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 269,571
Posted By BigRedDog
Its been 6 months since I spoke with the water...

Its been 6 months since I spoke with the water co. Specific to PH impact, he gave me ion ranges and said summer drought toward high end, plenty of rain toward low end. Alkalinity range was 26-73 ppm,...
Forum: Brew Science 02-10-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 269,571
Posted By BigRedDog
Thanks for the suggestion. PH is on my list of...

Thanks for the suggestion. PH is on my list of troubleshooting the issue. Strange thing is my PH when measured at Mash is low. Also the beers with off flavor have had no head. I'm measuring with ph...
Forum: Brew Science 02-10-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 269,571
Posted By BigRedDog
Yooper Just want to say thanks for the...

Yooper

Just want to say thanks for the simple instructions. I've been trying to isolate cause of off flavor in my beers. So I went simple, used your instructions using distilled water and with...
Forum: English Brown Ale 12-20-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 87,317
Posted By BigRedDog
Thanks for the recipe and tips. I brewed this a...

Thanks for the recipe and tips. I brewed this a 3.5 weeks ago with ingredients I had left over from various other batches throughout the year. I ended up toasting some pils malt in my oven as well....
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