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Forum: Extract Brewing 05-22-2013, 05:45 PM
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Posted By brtisbuck
Simcoe is best utilized for flavor/aroma rather...

Simcoe is best utilized for flavor/aroma rather than bitter IMO. The earlier you add them the more bitter and less flavor/aroma.

Hops added around the 20 minute mark will contribute some flavor...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-22-2013, 11:52 AM
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Posted By brtisbuck
It is nearly impossible to completely mix the top...

It is nearly impossible to completely mix the top off water once in the fermenter. No worries, the yeasties will most definitely take care of that for you when they get going.

You also want to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-21-2013, 08:25 PM
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Posted By brtisbuck
Extract, especially as you increase in color,...

Extract, especially as you increase in color, already has specialty grains in it. It would be closer to a smash if you used say only extra light extract, but then if you add crystal it no longer is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 08:46 PM
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Posted By brtisbuck
Just drop 'em , it will be fine. The effects...

Just drop 'em , it will be fine.

The effects of dry hopping subside over time. That is to say the hoppy aroma will mellow out in time. It should have no immediate effect on flavor or aroma...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 08:41 PM
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Posted By brtisbuck
Wouldn't expansion and contraction occur with a...

Wouldn't expansion and contraction occur with a temp swing? If his system started at room temp with the reg set at 12 it may change a bit once everything has gone from 70 degrees to 40. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By brtisbuck
I've not tried bottling off of a keg with my...

I've not tried bottling off of a keg with my racking cane, but I have taken myself a growler full or two to a byob party.:p

But yes you are correct about the more than 10 days. If given the same...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 07:32 PM
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Posted By brtisbuck
This past spring/summer I built myself a keezer...

This past spring/summer I built myself a keezer and now keg my beer so it carbs the same everytime.;)

I still bottle the occasional batch when it needs to travel or be given as gifts.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 07:03 PM
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Views: 544
Posted By brtisbuck
Most kit instructions (say from Northern Brewer)...

Most kit instructions (say from Northern Brewer) call for 2/3 cup of priming sugar dissolved in 16oz of water. I typically use 4oz of priming sugar in 2 cups of water, heated to put the sugar into...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By brtisbuck
As stated - warm them to 70-72 and try again in a...

As stated - warm them to 70-72 and try again in a week or so. One question I have it what was your process for adding the priming sugar? Did you dissolve it into 2 cups of water and mix it...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-10-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By brtisbuck
I used Wyeast 1056 for mine. I pitched lower...

I used Wyeast 1056 for mine. I pitched lower than I normally do, say about 70 where I normally pitch at about 78/80. I keep temps 64-65 with an ambient temp of about 62. It started slow and at 24...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-09-2013, 07:48 PM
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Posted By brtisbuck
How quickly were you able to cool your wort to...

How quickly were you able to cool your wort to pitching temps? If you were able to do it efficiently then you should be fine as long as you give it a fair amount of time in the fermenter. I rarely...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-07-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By brtisbuck
You won't get an unexpected amount of bitterness....

You won't get an unexpected amount of bitterness. It is old thinking about hops utilization and gravity, but since has been dis-proven (about 2008 or so). the impact on bitterness will be minimal.
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-07-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By brtisbuck
I just brewed this almost exact recipe, not the...

I just brewed this almost exact recipe, not the kit as it was cheaper to buy the ingredients elsewhere. Yooper is right, just keep the hops the same and do the late addition. I found it easiest...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-07-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By brtisbuck
Any extract liquid or dry can be prone to...

Any extract liquid or dry can be prone to caramelization during extended boil period. Search about late extract addition. I typically withhold about 70% of my extract until after the last 15...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-01-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By brtisbuck
I agree with sweed. Get yourself another high...

I agree with sweed. Get yourself another high alpha acid hop like chinook or magnum for the 60 minute bittering addition and save the citra and simcoe late additions for flavor and aroma.
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-01-2013, 08:29 PM
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Posted By brtisbuck
I like crazy hop schedules as well. I would get...

I like crazy hop schedules as well. I would get the magnum or chinook for bittering, then go .5 citra @ 20, .5 simco @ 10, .5 citra @ 5, .5 simco @ flameout, then dry hop with 1 oz of citra for a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-01-2013, 08:02 PM
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Posted By brtisbuck
You are boiling for bitterness as well as flavor...

You are boiling for bitterness as well as flavor and aroma. You are better off with a 60 minute boil in my opinion. 60 minutes for bittering, 20 minutes for flavor, and 5 minutes to flame out for...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-01-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By brtisbuck
I only use a primary, dry hopping and all, unless...

I only use a primary, dry hopping and all, unless in the rare instance I am fruiting my beer....never less than 4 week. Clears up great with no problems carbing.

Cooper's kits have their place...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-30-2013, 07:26 PM
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Posted By brtisbuck
add: 5 gallons Sierra Nevada Clone 5...

add:

5 gallons Sierra Nevada Clone
5 gallons Citra Light Hybrid
5 gallons my "Full Draw IPA"
5 gallons Two Hearted Clone

=

21587.5
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-29-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By brtisbuck
This pilsen DME can make a good session pale, but...

This pilsen DME can make a good session pale, but you still will want to steep some crystal with that.

Here is a recipe, if you like a "light" IPA:


5 gallon batch/full boil

12oz carapils...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-29-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By brtisbuck
First off, if you are using 2-row for a "steep"...

First off, if you are using 2-row for a "steep" it needs to be a partial mash and done properly or you are just wasting the 2-row.

If you are using LME only buy it from places that move volume, it...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-29-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By brtisbuck
I think it can work for most IPA's. It is a...

I think it can work for most IPA's. It is a matter of balancing other specialty grains off of it. I prefer DME most of the time anyhow. I usually use the lightest extract I can as a base and build...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-19-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By brtisbuck
It sounds to me like you are loosing an awful lot...

It sounds to me like you are loosing an awful lot during the boil. How hard are you boiling? You only need to keep a constant "rolling boil". There is no need to boil the living snot out of it.
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-08-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By brtisbuck
Big box. Probably comes in a 4x8. I got mine...

Big box. Probably comes in a 4x8. I got mine from remnants at work on the cheap! You only need a single layer so amount depends on the dims of the freezer and height of the collar. After foaming...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-04-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By brtisbuck
You should run a fan - constant if possible. A...

You should run a fan - constant if possible. A high speed, low noise computer fan draws little power and will do several things for you as it evens out the temp in your keezer. 1. It will help to...
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