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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2012, 04:04 PM
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Posted By sd_tom
Was at the White labs tasting room recently and...

Was at the White labs tasting room recently and there was 5 Ambers (so, not porter) done with 001, 002, 041 and one other.. think 028. 041 was the winner for me.
Forum: Soda Making 09-27-2012, 12:51 PM
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Posted By sd_tom
root beer syrup (mix in)

Ok, have secured the ingredients for from scratch root beer syrup (to be mixed with carbonated water). I liked this route better as while I have a kegging system I got some serious warnings about...
Forum: General Techniques 01-17-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By sd_tom
ok well I feel a little better that I'm not the...

ok well I feel a little better that I'm not the only one that's had complications with this thing :o what about some chinese lantern kind of thing (the orb/sphere ones) where you knit with some...
Forum: General Techniques 01-16-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By sd_tom
Ehh..

I built one of these and it sucked. I see all these photos where your bag is all open.. but the one and only time I tried to use it the bag immediately bunched up once I got a boil going / caught in...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-20-2010, 02:39 AM
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Views: 102,712
Posted By sd_tom
Think it's carastan dark (30-37L), or at least...

Think it's carastan dark (30-37L), or at least that was my conclusion.
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 07-30-2010, 01:02 PM
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Posted By sd_tom
To tell you the truth, I've had horrible luck...

To tell you the truth, I've had horrible luck with WLP002 as well; not to the extent of bottle bombs but early flocculation and having to rouse a bit. However, that was before I got serious about...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 07-29-2010, 01:25 PM
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Posted By sd_tom
Definitely looking to do a pumpkin beer in the...

Definitely looking to do a pumpkin beer in the next couple of weeks.. my last attempt 2 years ago failed where I think I used fresh nutmeg vs everything else from a jar.. which so overpowered...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2010, 12:11 PM
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Posted By sd_tom
Thanks those are some good tips. I'll update this...

Thanks those are some good tips. I'll update this with the final game plan and recipe here when I get going. Was thinking of doing it this weekend but work might get in the way
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-13-2010, 01:41 PM
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Views: 438
Posted By sd_tom
Imperial Porter w/ lots of other stuff development

So locally there was a one off beer produced by a local brewery on contract from a beer bar in town (Hamilton's in SD). It was a "Imperial Chili Spiced Chocolate Milk Coffee Porter w/ Vanilla Bean"....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-20-2010, 07:28 PM
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Posted By sd_tom
rice hulls from feed store

So today I was trying to do a wit and the LHBS I use was out of rice hulls. Anyway my gf has a horse and says they have huge bails of rice hulls there.. so we went and 6cuft of rice hulls was $10. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-19-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By sd_tom
ok just tried it again focusing on less air being...

ok just tried it again focusing on less air being the way i wanted to go, i had been assuming more air as people generally have talked about jet engine sounds. So I tightened down all the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-19-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By sd_tom
New burner, not sure if it's working right

Just started playing with a camp chef, morebeer, burner I got a month ago. Read a lot of threads about messing around with the air shutter, and what people are describing doesn't really match at all...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-13-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By sd_tom
Experiences with Williams Extracts?

So, I'm on batch 13 in my homebrewing hobby, and I've starting to see a pattern here (which may not be the case) when using williams extracts. Specifically I've done 3 batches with their Marris...
Forum: General Techniques 08-14-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,492
Posted By sd_tom
I just bottled a triple with: - Cane Sugar,...

I just bottled a triple with:
- Cane Sugar, also followed Jamil's comment that Candi sugar is a waste of money
- Added near end of fermentation

Gravity Readings:
OG 1.068
Added 2.5lbs of table...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-14-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By sd_tom
Well, ordered the German Gold from williams. ...

Well, ordered the German Gold from williams. Figured, if I like it then i'll never know what I was missing with the real stuff.. and if I don't, can try it next time.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-13-2009, 03:23 PM
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Posted By sd_tom
Munich Extract: Weyermann vs Blends?

Thinking about getting a doppelbock going to put on my oktoberfest yeast cake and the recipe I've looked at so far (Jamils) is 10.4lb Munich extract, 3lb Pilsner extract. Normally I do a partial...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2009, 11:45 PM
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Posted By sd_tom
I tried this recently as well, but what I didn't...

I tried this recently as well, but what I didn't account for is water under the false bottom.. so the normal 5.5qts per 4lb (1.375 qts/lb) seemed to have a noticable more density of water/grain above...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-03-2009, 07:45 PM
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Views: 772
Posted By sd_tom
B3 Oktoberfest PM kit?

Anyone tried this? I just got my sanyo 4912 and a temp controller, so thought I'd try out my first lager, and since I was at morebeer anyway i got lazy and added the mini mash oktoberfest kit to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By sd_tom
Ok, having pondered this I'm going to propose an...

Ok, having pondered this I'm going to propose an answer to my own question.. Q1.. with more mouths to feed, need larger volumes of wort (more sugar, without concentrating it above 1.040) for good...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By sd_tom
Starter decant the repitch on yeast?

So, Started making a 2L triple from a single vial of WLP550 for a triple. According to the pitching rate charts, this really isn't enough (BCS- says this is a 3 vial batch). What i haven't seen...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-09-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,552
Posted By sd_tom
Well, on stone's website, they do mention hops...

Well, on stone's website, they do mention hops per beer.. whether this is the complete list or not, who knows. Which, they clame both the IPA and Ruination are the same, Magnum and Centennial. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-09-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,552
Posted By sd_tom
Thanks ! useful link!

Thanks ! useful link!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,552
Posted By sd_tom
Look around for Pliny the Elder Clones.. there's...

Look around for Pliny the Elder Clones.. there's one in Jamil's Brewing Classic Styles book, and several on the internet. Including here
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,552
Posted By sd_tom
Good thing I don't have cats then ;) I have...

Good thing I don't have cats then ;)

I have had Alesmith's IPA, and it's also on the like side.

Stone IPA, and, most of Stone's hoppy items, I just don't like at all.. maybe it's the Magnum. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,552
Posted By sd_tom
IPAs and their hops

As a San Diegan, I've found there's two kinds of IPA, II IPA, and III IPA's... ones i like vs one's i don't :D :D I'm suspicous that the latter are loaded with a particular style of hops that I...
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