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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-15-2014, 10:06 PM
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Posted By MrEggSandwich
Thanks for the replies...I'm just gonna chalk it...

Thanks for the replies...I'm just gonna chalk it up to a WTF moment. Maybe the boil overs were much worst than I thought...Will check the keggle for leaks.

All I know it: I threw in the 2L...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By MrEggSandwich
Re: Boil overs- Tough to say, mostly foam. I...

Re: Boil overs- Tough to say, mostly foam. I don't think I could have lost 2 gallons, could I?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By MrEggSandwich
RE: Honey- That's what I figured, I had the honey...

RE: Honey- That's what I figured, I had the honey in warm water, so it runny. And should have disolved.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By MrEggSandwich
Grains were crushed! And I got a sweet wort out...

Grains were crushed! And I got a sweet wort out of the mash, no doubt.

I aerated the wort with drill attachment, then sampled. Should have been mixed just fine.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By MrEggSandwich
Took all pre-boil readings with refractometer....

Took all pre-boil readings with refractometer. Post- boil, I measured sample via refractometer & hydrometer. Both read low 1.040s.

I topped up an absurd amount (2.5 gallons), but that 3 gallons...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By MrEggSandwich
Yup

Yup. Trying to figure out how I went from 8.5 gallons at 1.044 to 3 gallons of 1.042.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By MrEggSandwich
So...What just happened?

Had the house to myself today, and decided to make it a brew day. It turned out to be one of those brews days that happen from time to time. I sit here now trying to figure out what went wrong.
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By MrEggSandwich
I had my LHBS dudes taste a sample today....

I had my LHBS dudes taste a sample today. Feedback was that it may be too much hop particle getting into primary, thus sitting on it too long. Trying to minimize by using hop bags now...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2014, 02:30 PM
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Posted By MrEggSandwich
Help with my Partial Mash process!

Trying to dial in my process and could use some help, lot's a great info here, and it gets over-whelming at times!

I am brewing a Double IPA tomorrow (Partial Mash)...

I will be mashing 5lbs of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By MrEggSandwich
I do not, but I plan on using bottled water on...

I do not, but I plan on using bottled water on next brew, maybe some gypsum. I may have been over-sparging.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-05-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By MrEggSandwich
Thanks Ross....I am not in a club, but will...

Thanks Ross....I am not in a club, but will certainly reach out to my local brewpub, and let the brewer sample.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-04-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By MrEggSandwich
MY non hoppys have pretty high IBUs, yes...But...

MY non hoppys have pretty high IBUs, yes...But this isn't just bitterness, it's an off-flavor.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-03-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By MrEggSandwich
I have no issues with commercial hoppy beers...I...

I have no issues with commercial hoppy beers...I love hops, and can detect the distinct aroma/flavors....this tastes like soap to me.

It's not a yeast/fermentation issue....has to be water and/or...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-03-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By MrEggSandwich
Thanks Ron....I also got the same flavor from the...

Thanks Ron....I also got the same flavor from the recipe below, which I entered in the AHA competition..It scored "good"....I wasn't crazy about it, as I got the same hop issue with this one as well....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-03-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By MrEggSandwich
Here is my most recent brew.......OG was 1.048,...

Here is my most recent brew.......OG was 1.048, FG 1.010.

The hops taste like a soapy, muddled mess to me.

Brew Method: Partial Mash
Style Name: Kölsch
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By MrEggSandwich
I am doing full boils...I have a keggle. I am...

I am doing full boils...I have a keggle. I am store more hops in a chest freezer, some of the bags are opened (like only using half the package)....So that certainly could be an issue. I have used...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-03-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By MrEggSandwich
Frustrated...What is my next move?

I've been brewing for about 3 years now with 20+ brews under my belt. I currently am doing partial mashes (up to 5lbs of grain), control my fermentation temps with a chest freezer/temp controller,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-18-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By MrEggSandwich
Keep getting same hop aroma- Is it me?

So I am sitting here sampling a session IPA with kolsch yeast that's been in the bottle 10 days...Body, clarity are spot on, carbonation is almost there...but there is one thing that I have noticed...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,523
Posted By MrEggSandwich
As stated, my OG was a bit high...I haven't...

As stated, my OG was a bit high...I haven't played around with my efficiency, not sure how to calculate. I was shooting for 1.044/45, hit 1.048.


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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-19-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,523
Posted By MrEggSandwich
Fwiw

I gave this another shot yesterday based on this http://beerstainedletter.blogspot.com/2011/07/carton-brewing-fires-up-kettle-in-test.html?m=1 and Carton's website....I used Warrior and NZ Hallertau,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-02-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By MrEggSandwich
6.5 Gallon Big Mouth Bubbler: Anyone got volume marks?

I am bottling today, and I don't have my carboy marked. Trying to estimate volume.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By MrEggSandwich
Johnson A419- What is default cooling setting?

I switched mine over to heating in the winter (obviously), now switching back to cooling.

Do I want cut in? Or cut out? In other words: What is jump 2 pin setting?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-18-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,634
Posted By MrEggSandwich
"Big Mouth Bubbler" Review (w/photos)

So I am now the proud owner of both a 5 & 6.5 gallon "Big Mouth Bubbler", great idea and many seem to be wondering what took so long. I have used the 5 gallon and am now debating whether or not to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-14-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By MrEggSandwich
Another question:

So my first fermentation went great.....

I now have a heating pad and an additional analog temp controller, to pair with my Johnson Digital. Current temp inside chamber is low 50's. I want to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-24-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By MrEggSandwich
Priming sugar residue bottom of bottling bucket-

My beers typically have no issue carbing up, in fact, if anything some are over-carbed.

I bottled a Pliny clone today, I took a guesstimate that I had 4.5 gallons in my carboy, which turned out to...
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