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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 03:07 AM
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Posted By nanofreak
What temp is your controller set to. Go put the...

What temp is your controller set to. Go put the carboy in a sink of warm water for a while after swirling the yeast to suspend them, that'll wake em up. Works for me. Then raise the temp a few on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-03-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By nanofreak
But that would raise my gravity

But that would raise my gravity
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-03-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By nanofreak
Mashing 4 pounds

I am mashing just over 4 pounds of grain. Will my 10 gallon mash tun be too big for this? It is the big round yellow water cooler with false bottom.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-03-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By nanofreak
Colder is ok, it will just take longer to carb...

Colder is ok, it will just take longer to carb and condition. Just don't go so cold the yeast go to sleep.
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-03-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,350
Posted By nanofreak
Really off topic, so sorry to thread jack, but...

Really off topic, so sorry to thread jack, but Rick and Peggy sold the store. She will still work there for some time, and the new owner is a nice guy.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-27-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By nanofreak
First BIG beer

So I brewed an all grain Wee Heavy. It came in at 1.104. Well honestly it isn't ALL grain. I thought my OG was going to be off, so I added in 1 pound of light DME, so I ended up over of where I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By nanofreak
Lighter tasting as opposed to overly matly, not...

Lighter tasting as opposed to overly matly, not as in bud light coors light, etc. Also as in not heavy mouth feel or in the belly. The pilsen should keep it really light.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By nanofreak
No fruit.

No fruit.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By nanofreak
Recipe thoughts, beer for the girlfriend

I am trying to throw something together that the girl friend will drink. I am not looking to crak out the mash tun, and am looking to use a few things I have on hand.

I thought of using the...
Forum: Stout 10-08-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 149,461
Posted By nanofreak
So I brewed this. I brewed a half batch and did...

So I brewed this. I brewed a half batch and did so on my stove. My calculations were off, and I ended up with more wort than I planned, so my gravity was a little low. (a gallon too much, used the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By nanofreak
Tell us about your sparging process. Water...

Tell us about your sparging process. Water temps, amount, type of sparge, etc.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-05-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,887
Posted By nanofreak
I always boil my sugar, place in bottling bucket...

I always boil my sugar, place in bottling bucket and rack on top of it.never had an issue.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By nanofreak
I have always pitched it before my drive, even...

I have always pitched it before my drive, even when the drive was significantly longer than that. Never had a bad batch.
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-02-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By nanofreak
If you added them the wrong way around, and the...

If you added them the wrong way around, and the gravity points of each was different, the only difference in the beer will be in hop utilization. You will still have beer, just a bit different of a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-28-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,738
Posted By nanofreak
As it aged just a little it became one of the...

As it aged just a little it became one of the best beers I ever brewed.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By nanofreak
I am not talking about the size of the boil, just...

I am not talking about the size of the boil, just the freshness of ingredients and quality of kits. I have a friend that took a gold with a stout from one of the larger vendors kits (done as full...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By nanofreak
I have to call bullpoops on this. A lot of...

I have to call bullpoops on this. A lot of stores work really hard to develop kits that will wow you. These same stores move through so much LME it would make your head spin, and it isn't about...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-22-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,966
Posted By nanofreak
bought that same scale, and on ounces or grams...

bought that same scale, and on ounces or grams out jumps around even with nothing on it. Replaced it, same thing. Hate it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-22-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By nanofreak
I actually get my best with grains from there,...

I actually get my best with grains from there, and I have used most the big online vendors a well as 3 or 4 other local shops.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By nanofreak
They do bottle condition some beers, I am unsure...

They do bottle condition some beers, I am unsure if that is one of them. That said it is correct that their yeast is available through wyeast as stated above.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-19-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By nanofreak
StarSan and this...

StarSan and this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnD4Xln-E9k I only pump twice, I find that the third time for some reason adds the StarSan bubbles.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-19-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By nanofreak
Also it may just be me, but that seems like a lot...

Also it may just be me, but that seems like a lot of oats for such a small gravity beer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-19-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By nanofreak
Almost seems more like a sweet english mild than...

Almost seems more like a sweet english mild than a stout. Take out the lactose and the oars, and thats pretty much what you have, a mild.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By nanofreak
Start by looking here...

Start by looking here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/vendors/ there are a lot of great vendors that support this site, and their support is a big part of the reason you have this space to ask the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-17-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,966
Posted By nanofreak
The cheap escali is a piece of junk. It jumps...

The cheap escali is a piece of junk. It jumps around and isnt accurate.
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