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Forum: General Techniques 08-20-2013, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Gavagai
This has probably already been covered, but I...

This has probably already been covered, but I don't have the time to read the entire thread and a cursory search didn't yield anything.

What do you guys make of Greg Noonan's assertion that...
Forum: General Techniques 08-04-2013, 11:06 PM
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Posted By Gavagai
Age it for 3-6 months. If it's still too boozy,...

Age it for 3-6 months. If it's still too boozy, use it for beer cocktails and/or cooking.
Forum: Company Reviews 07-06-2013, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Gavagai
I recently (6/12) ordered some kegging equipment...

I recently (6/12) ordered some kegging equipment from Midwest. It took them a full week to ship the order (UPS delivered it in a reasonable time). All of the items I ordered were listed on the...
Forum: Brew Science 06-19-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Gavagai
My hydrometer reads two points high, which I...

My hydrometer reads two points high, which I account for. I use Kaiser's water calculator, though I have some concerns about seasonal variation in my water supply. My water is very low mineral and...
Forum: Brew Science 06-16-2013, 09:57 PM
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Posted By Gavagai
Low Efficiency & High Attenuation

Since going all-grain, I've been consistently seeing very low efficiency (sub 70% with a single batch sparge), and very high attenuation (85%+ AA in all malt worts with a 60 minute 150-153F...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-06-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Gavagai
What yeast & malts did you use? Does it smell...

What yeast & malts did you use? Does it smell like cooked cabbage or rotten eggs? If it's sulfur or DMS, then it should fade with time. If it smells like asphalt or rubber bands, there ain't much...
Forum: General Techniques 03-24-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 83
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Posted By Gavagai
Sounds like your results are in the same ballpark...

Sounds like your results are in the same ballpark as mine, although it's hard to a make direct comparison because of the temperature curve on your first hop addition. I found the aromatics to be...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-20-2013, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Gavagai
I've only just brewed my first double dry-hopped...

I've only just brewed my first double dry-hopped beer, but a lot of pro brewers do it. I asked Matt Brynildson about it, and here's what he replied:



So if you're going to do a double dry hop,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-19-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,172
Posted By Gavagai
I agree with the infection diagnosis. I had a...

I agree with the infection diagnosis. I had a similar problem, and after I left the bottles around for a few months I got gushers.
Forum: General Techniques 03-18-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 83
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Posted By Gavagai
It was a 1.053 pale ale. Based on my results, I...

It was a 1.053 pale ale. Based on my results, I think that a 30 minute hopstand at 200 is about equivalent in IBUs to a 5 minute addition (Tinseth), while a 30 minute hopstand at 175 is about...
Forum: General Techniques 03-18-2013, 01:51 AM
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Posted By Gavagai
I recently did a similar experiment, except I...

I recently did a similar experiment, except I didn't add any mash hops. I did a split batch, half of which (2.5 gallons) received 3 oz of hops held at 200F for 30 minutes, and half of which received...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Gavagai
Most English ale yeasts flocculate well. Try...

Most English ale yeasts flocculate well. Try WLP002 or WLP007.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Gavagai
Carbonates don't really have much flavor, though....

Carbonates don't really have much flavor, though. It takes a LOT of chalk for me to be able to taste it, even in water.

Granted, the flavor could be something else in the water. But it's certainly...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Gavagai
I'm not really a fan of the flavor. I think...

I'm not really a fan of the flavor. I think you're probably right that it's coming from the yeast. I very much doubt anyone's adding hardness to dark beers, considering that would have the opposite...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Gavagai
Commercial beers. I'm thinking specifically of...

Commercial beers. I'm thinking specifically of Black Butte Porter and Anderson Valley Barney Flats.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Gavagai
Mineral Taste in Dark Beers

I've noticed that some dark beers, such as Black Butte Porter, have a pronounced flinty, mineral finish. Anyone know what causes this?
Forum: Brew Science 03-13-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Gavagai
Not this one, apparently. I checked it at 10K and...

Not this one, apparently. I checked it at 10K and 2.5˚ and it was 0.5-0.75˚ high for both.
Forum: Brew Science 03-13-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Gavagai
The beer is very good. No off-flavors that I can...

The beer is very good. No off-flavors that I can taste, and there's a lot of malt flavor from the 20% Munich in it. Nor is it overly thin. It's also only been fermenting for a week, and my experience...
Forum: Brew Science 03-13-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Gavagai
Huh. The hydrometer seems to consistently read...

Huh. The hydrometer seems to consistently read 0.5˚ Plato high. I guess the pale ale really is under 1.010.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-12-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Gavagai
They're the same shape as Sierra Nevada, but the...

They're the same shape as Sierra Nevada, but the capping lip is closer to the mouth of the bottle. The Red Baron hand capper won't cap them. A bench capper will.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-12-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Gavagai
My hand capper won't work on them, same as Anchor...

My hand capper won't work on them, same as Anchor bottles. If you can cap them, do it.
Forum: Brew Science 03-12-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Gavagai
OG was 1.052 (1.055 without correction). So 1.007...

OG was 1.052 (1.055 without correction). So 1.007 would be 86% apparent attenuation.

I will check my hydrometer as you suggest, Kai. Thanks for your help.
Forum: Brew Science 03-12-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Gavagai
Hydrometer Correction

I tested my hydrometer in distilled water at ~65F (hydrometer is calibrated at 68F). It read 1.003, so I've been adjusting my hydrometer readings accordingly. But the corrected readings just don't...
Forum: Brew Science 03-12-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Gavagai
Whoops, forgot to update my location. I'm in...

Whoops, forgot to update my location. I'm in Massachusetts now. The water source is a local pond.

Thanks for the info. Should I trust my water department, or my test kit? I'm thinking of just...
Forum: Brew Science 03-12-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Gavagai
GH/KH Puzzle

According to my water department, my water profile is as follows:

Calcium: 3 mg/l
Magnesium: 0.6 mg/l
Sodium: 4 mg/l
Chloride: 5 mg/l
Sulfate: 9 mg/l
Alkalinity (as bicarbonate): 3 mg/l
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