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Forum: Brew Science 03-27-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Big_Belgian
Excellent - thanks guys Sent from my iPad...

Excellent - thanks guys


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-26-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,923
Posted By Big_Belgian
I think most shops these days, and particularly...

I think most shops these days, and particularly homebrew stores, know full well that they've got to compete with online prices. I love having a good LHBS nearby so I can get quality, fresh...
Forum: Brew Science 03-26-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Big_Belgian
Additional comment - regarding the report I...

Additional comment - regarding the report I linked, the Mil. Water Works guy said, "Just keep in mind that we report Calcium and Magnesium as both the cation, and as the mineralized form, so you will...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-26-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 104
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Posted By Big_Belgian
Yeah, those numbers definitely seem off to me. I...

Yeah, those numbers definitely seem off to me. I love Daisy Cutter and Half Acre, so hope no one gets me wrong here, but I do think its a bit funny (and telling in today's craft beer market) that...
Forum: Brew Science 03-26-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Big_Belgian
Question about my water report and Bru'n Water spreadsheet

I am just getting into water chemistry issues and working my way through the Bru'n Water information. I'm not a scientist, so it has been slow going, but I am looking forward to finally addressing...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,960
Posted By Big_Belgian
Perhaps its semantics, but the OP said it is...

Perhaps its semantics, but the OP said it is "still not very carbed" and has "almost no carb" - not necessarily that it is "flat". That suggests to me that patience may be the best remedy, based on...
Forum: Brewing Software 05-23-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,869
Posted By Big_Belgian
Yeah, this is something that I also noted (I...

Yeah, this is something that I also noted (I think my problem is the same as yours anyway) -- I brew a pale ale every year, but sometimes tweak it a bit, and like to save my notes, numbers, etc. for...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-23-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By Big_Belgian
I'm not much of an expert, but for what its worth...

I'm not much of an expert, but for what its worth I do agree that 14 days at 40 degrees plus a fining agent is an extreme cold crash, and may be removing so much yeast that is a factor affecting your...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-23-2013, 02:21 PM
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Views: 816,341
Posted By Big_Belgian
Apologies if this has been asked / answered in...

Apologies if this has been asked / answered in this long thread, but I wonder why all the yeast washing articles, videos, etc. always use boiling in hot water as the preferred method of sanitizing. ...
Forum: Brewing Software 05-23-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,869
Posted By Big_Belgian
Another Hopville import who agrees with the prior...

Another Hopville import who agrees with the prior comments - I really like this brewing software, but miss the feature that allowed me to compare calculated gravities to actual, measured OG and FG. ...
Forum: American Ale 05-16-2013, 08:45 PM
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Views: 172,852
Posted By Big_Belgian
My LHBS does not carry Pacman, so I'm curious if...

My LHBS does not carry Pacman, so I'm curious if there is a consensus recommendation as to an alternate yeast for this beer (I know, it is highly unlikely there is a "consensus" anything when it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Big_Belgian
I think probably the most common practice is to...

I think probably the most common practice is to go to batch sparging in a converted cooler. That's what I did. There are tons of guides here and elsewhere. Here's a pretty good summary of what you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-17-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,083
Posted By Big_Belgian
I appreciate all the advice in this thread. One...

I appreciate all the advice in this thread. One of my favorite brewing blogs (Mad Fermentationist) recommends a countertop carbon filter system, as he's noticed fermentation issues when using camden...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-16-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,083
Posted By Big_Belgian
Thanks everyone for the helpful replies. It is...

Thanks everyone for the helpful replies. It is sometimes funny how I've seemingly put so much into this hobby (time and $$), and still am making what seems like very basic mistakes. I will try the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-15-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,083
Posted By Big_Belgian
Astringent/Chemical off-flavor - is it my water?

I've noticed a chemically, astringent kind of off flavor in most of my beers, especially noticeable in my pale ale and other lighter beers (but it is present in the darker beers as well). At first I...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 04-15-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By Big_Belgian
Bell's Third Coast for me. I love it young and...

Bell's Third Coast for me. I love it young and love it aged.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 04-15-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By Big_Belgian
Some people like Bigfoot young and fresh, but I...

Some people like Bigfoot young and fresh, but I think most like to give it a year or 2 to mellow out a bit. I am definitely not an expert on barleywine, but I buy some Bigfoot every year and like to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By Big_Belgian
I did this recently with a barleywine that...

I did this recently with a barleywine that started at 1.122 and finished at 1.032. It had been sitting in secondary for about 18 months. I brewed a similar beer but with OG of about 1.080 and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Big_Belgian
Thanks for the helpful advice, as always ... ...

Thanks for the helpful advice, as always ...

I'll play it by ear tomorrow, but now have a much better understanding of my options.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-28-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By Big_Belgian
One of our local bottle shops has a tasting room...

One of our local bottle shops has a tasting room where they do mostly wine events, but about once a month they bring in a brewer. I've done tastings with master brewers from Sierra Nevada, New...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Big_Belgian
Brewday timing question - when to take a break?

I am brewing early tomorrow morning, but need to take a break mid-morning to run my son to his martial arts class. That means I need to find a good time to take approx. 90 minute break.

I'm doing...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-24-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Big_Belgian
A couple other minor tips - make sure you ship...

A couple other minor tips - make sure you ship ground, especially this time of year. Beer will freeze if shipped air. Also, its best to ship on a Monday, so there's less risk of it sitting on a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-10-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Big_Belgian
Thanks guys. I followed your advice and it made...

Thanks guys. I followed your advice and it made my bottling day a bit easier yesterday. A simpler, easier process is always preferred in this hobby. The uncarbonated, warm sample tasted great, so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Big_Belgian
One of the homebrewer cliches I've found to be...

One of the homebrewer cliches I've found to be true is that the last bottle of the batch is usually the best. Some say patience is the most important skill for a homebrewer to develop, and I tend to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Big_Belgian
Seeking advice re: using lactose at bottling as a "fix"

I made a pale ale that fermented out much lower than I had planned - down to 1.006 (I know why it happened, but its not the point of my question so I'll just leave it at that). This was supposed to...
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