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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-03-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Frenchy
Overshooting target mash temp

I keep overshooting my target mash temp. I'm using 2 methods to determine the strike water temp. John Palmer's "How to Brew" book, as well as Brew Mate's strike temp calculater. Both are withing...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,725
Posted By Frenchy
Any sugestions what to use to bend the soft...

Any sugestions what to use to bend the soft copper around to get a consistent spiral, and keep from kinking the tube?
Forum: Cider Forum 01-01-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Frenchy
I just looked up the characteristics of the...

I just looked up the characteristics of the Wyeast 4766, and Midwest says it ferments dry. I assume it must be dry in the overall comparison of yeasts, but is it sweeter than the cote des blancs or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-20-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,355
Posted By Frenchy
Thanks for the tip on the mash temp. I think...

Thanks for the tip on the mash temp. I think I'll go ahead and leave the recipe as is then. I can't wait to try this out.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-20-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,355
Posted By Frenchy
So here is my recipe as I've adjusted it so far. ...

So here is my recipe as I've adjusted it so far.

Red Wheat Malt 8.0#
Dark Munich 4.0#
Dark Wheat Malt 1.5#
Melanoidin 1.0#
CaraWheat 0.5#
Chocolate Wheat 0.5#
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-18-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,355
Posted By Frenchy
I noticed that in several threads about...

I noticed that in several threads about weizenbock that ppl have stated their preference, but nobody has mentioned the 3068 strain that I'm planning on using. Have you ever used that strain. The...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-17-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 998
Posted By Frenchy
My previous understanding was that bock was a...

My previous understanding was that bock was a lager type as well. However, I recently discovered that it simply means a strong beer.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-17-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,355
Posted By Frenchy
Ya, I was planning on using either 1.5# dark...

Ya, I was planning on using either 1.5# dark wheat, or crystal 40, and 4# of dark Munich.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-17-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,355
Posted By Frenchy
I order my ingredients from Midwest Brewers, and...

I order my ingredients from Midwest Brewers, and they have the Munich and Vienna listed as 'color" malts. Is that correct? I would have thought 50+% of a color malt would be too much.

The...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-14-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,355
Posted By Frenchy
Anybody have any input on this?

Anybody have any input on this?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-13-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,355
Posted By Frenchy
Weizenbock recipe comparison

I'm planning an all grain weizen bock. My goal is to get a beer with around 8% ABV, and color around 24. I've come up with 2 recipes that accomplish this, the difference is the ratio of malted...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-23-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Frenchy
1. Yes, I used 4# of Briess Special Roast. This...

1. Yes, I used 4# of Briess Special Roast. This was a Nut Brown Ale recipe, and the recipe called for 4# of Biscuit\Amer Malt. The characteristics of the grain said “biscuit flavor..for nut brown...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-22-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Frenchy
Slightly Frustrated - 1st all grain

I just got done with my 1st all grain brew day. According to the recipe I got from "Radical Brew" and my brew software, I should have got an OG of 1.066. Unfortunately, my actual OG was 1.054. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-17-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Frenchy
ah, i think i'll stick with the rubber stoppers...

ah, i think i'll stick with the rubber stoppers then. Seemed like a good product, but not if it's inconsistent witht how it fits on carboys. I can probably still use it for starting the syphon when...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-17-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Frenchy
Carboy Cap

So I just bought a carboy cap designed for a 6 gallon carboy(http://www.midwestsupplies.com/carboy-cap-3-5-and-6-gallon-carboys.html). I have two carboys, and at the moment I don't know what size...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-17-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By Frenchy
Great!! Thanks for the response. Yes, one of the...

Great!! Thanks for the response. Yes, one of the reasons I was planning this was to save money on the yeast. Originally, I had planned on collecting the yeast and putting in a mason jar the day...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-17-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By Frenchy
Pitching on trub

Not sure if that's correct language for what I'm considering, but here's what it is. I'm about to brew this coming weekend, and after fermenting for 1 week, I'm brewing a second beer. I had read...
Forum: Brewing Software 08-06-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,634
Posted By Frenchy
I've been messing around with this a little bit,...

I've been messing around with this a little bit, and so far I like it. I've not used other programs, but I love that I can go into "edit" and make my own changes to styles, and add any type of...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-02-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Frenchy
hmmmmm...just realized, that i soldered it all...

hmmmmm...just realized, that i soldered it all together, but i have yet to cut. not sure how well, i can clean it out like that. I'm thinking i could just use my hand held jig saw, that has to have...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-02-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Frenchy
That sounds pretty good to me. I saw someone...

That sounds pretty good to me. I saw someone make a recommendation on another thread to use 1/16, and that seem too small to me, so I thought I'd see what others suggested.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-02-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Frenchy
holes for copper manifold

I recently built a copper manifold, and I'm trying to figure out what diameter to make the filtering hols in the bottom. Does anyone have an suggestions on what diameter to use?
Forum: DIY Projects 07-30-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By Frenchy
Do you recall what size drill bit you used for...

Do you recall what size drill bit you used for that?
Forum: DIY Projects 06-01-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,211
Posted By Frenchy
Any idea yet how much $$ you've sunk into this. ...

Any idea yet how much $$ you've sunk into this. Besides the kegs that is?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Frenchy
One is a brown ale, calls for 8.5 lbs of Mild ale...

One is a brown ale, calls for 8.5 lbs of Mild ale malt, and 4 lbs of biscuit malt, and .5 lb of brown ale malt.
The other recipe is for a stout that calls for 9.5 lbs of mild ale malt, along with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Frenchy
Ingredient Translation

I'm looking at a recipe the calls for milde ale malt (not pale ale), and brown ale malt. Can someone tell me what malts would fall into these categories?
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