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Forum: Mead Forum 04-24-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By BrewBrain
Great - thanks! I added the last of the yeast...

Great - thanks! I added the last of the yeast nutrient last night and stirred it up to degas, and there was a lot of CO2 being released. The gravity also moved about 8 - 10 points from the day...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-23-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By BrewBrain
This is probably yeast specific, but I'm...

This is probably yeast specific, but I'm wondering if there is a general rule for how long it takes to get to FG. I pitched Sunday late afternoon, and as of yesterday, gravity had dropped from about...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-21-2014, 08:02 PM
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Views: 358
Posted By BrewBrain
that temp is towards the middle of the range for...

that temp is towards the middle of the range for that yeast if I remember. I think it was a wide range - 68 - 84 or something close.
Forum: Mead Forum 04-21-2014, 12:45 AM
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Views: 358
Posted By BrewBrain
My first mead

Long time beer brewer, first time mead uh....maker? brewer? meader?

Anyway, I sort of just winged it, figuring this is probably like beer making, and it will be mead in the end as long as I...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-21-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,513
Posted By BrewBrain
I just pitched my first ever mead. 5 gallons of...

I just pitched my first ever mead. 5 gallons of straight up orange blossom mead. Hope it lives:mug:

576.31 gallons.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-21-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By BrewBrain
Yes, but that know has never been touched. It's...

Yes, but that know has never been touched. It's somewhere in the middle of the settings.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-19-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By BrewBrain
Magic Chef not getting cold

I've got a bad feeling, but here goes:

My 2ish year old keggerator, a Magic Chef, won't get below about 54 degrees. I took the temp controller off of it to use in my son's science project, and...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-10-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 22,491
Posted By BrewBrain
No, it has ratings because it's hilarious. It's...

No, it has ratings because it's hilarious. It's The Dukes Of Hazard trying to appear real with a drunken hillbilly falling off the roof.

That could be a cop following us. We'd better gun it so...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-08-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,692
Posted By BrewBrain
Wine is definitely still king by miles in...

Wine is definitely still king by miles in California. You're likely to see Blue Moon and possibly Fat Freaking Tire if you're lucky. I rarely even see a California beer for craps sake. I usually...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-05-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 275,612
Posted By BrewBrain
Success! I had to improvise here and there, but...

Success! I had to improvise here and there, but things turned out fine for my first wheat beer. I didnt have a bag, so took a couple gallons of boiling wort inside to the stove and boiled the oats,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-02-2011, 02:01 PM
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Views: 275,612
Posted By BrewBrain
After about a million all barley batches, this is...

After about a million all barley batches, this is my first wheat beer. Is it normal to have about six feet of trub on the bottom of the fermenter?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-26-2011, 11:30 PM
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Views: 275,612
Posted By BrewBrain
OK, just put my first wit into the bucket this...

OK, just put my first wit into the bucket this morning. I went basically with recipe #4 with small changes based on ingredients on hand. Also drank my first Blue Moon last night just to see what...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-21-2011, 04:34 AM
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Views: 275,612
Posted By BrewBrain
Thanks! I'll do this on Sunday and drink on Aug....

Thanks! I'll do this on Sunday and drink on Aug. 1st.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-21-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 275,612
Posted By BrewBrain
Holy carp this thread is long. Sorry for the...

Holy carp this thread is long. Sorry for the questions here - I'm sure they are in the first 40 pages someplace:D

My dad is visiting soon and wants me to brew a Blue Moon clone. He doesn't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-06-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,425
Posted By BrewBrain
Airline stewardess:Would you like that in the Can...

Airline stewardess:Would you like that in the Can

Clark Grizwald looks down the aisle toward bathroom) No I'll just have it right here, thanks.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,984
Posted By BrewBrain
Thread sucks, but the book post deserves a quote....

Thread sucks, but the book post deserves a quote. That's pretty awesome!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-29-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By BrewBrain
Yep, just like cooking, you need to develop...

Yep, just like cooking, you need to develop knowledge of what each ingredient will do for a beer, how much you need, and how the flavors interact with each other.

I started with a bare bones...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By BrewBrain
Not sure if it's an allergic reaction, but my...

Not sure if it's an allergic reaction, but my breathing is affected a bit when I crush my grains if I breath the dust in. I always attributed it to having that crap in my lungs, but who knows. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-23-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,806
Posted By BrewBrain
Haven't read the thread, so I'm probably not...

Haven't read the thread, so I'm probably not saying anything new.

There is no all-grain boogyman. The only reasons to do extract that I can think of are:

1) make sure you will stick with it...
Forum: General Techniques 11-04-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,508
Posted By BrewBrain
I never really thought about it, but the fact...

I never really thought about it, but the fact that none of my standard rotation recipes have any hops additions between 60 and 20 minutes probably means something.:fro:
Forum: General Techniques 10-14-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,020
Posted By BrewBrain
whew! 9 words in and I'm exempted! The rest...

whew! 9 words in and I'm exempted! The rest sounds real bad:drunk:

To make Cock Ale
Take ten gallons of ale, and a large cock, the older the better, parboil the cock, flea him, and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-13-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By BrewBrain
Agreed. Many of us have brewed many batches of...

Agreed. Many of us have brewed many batches of beer by throwing the entire contents of our boil pot in the fermenter. No problem at all.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-13-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By BrewBrain
Don't know if this will help, but I remembered...

Don't know if this will help, but I remembered this in the recipes section:

Recipe (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/zach-jacks-african-amber-52052/)
Forum: General Techniques 10-13-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,020
Posted By BrewBrain
best and worst thread title of all time

best and worst thread title of all time
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-13-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By BrewBrain
I used a 30 qt pot for a long time - 7 gallon...

I used a 30 qt pot for a long time - 7 gallon boils. In fact, I've only used my new larger pot three times. It works fine if you pay attention and turn down the heat when needed. Can't say I never...
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