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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By RyanN
Thanks that makes me feel better. At this point I...

Thanks that makes me feel better. At this point I think my only option is to keep going and see how this turns out. I brew frequently but rarely make stouts so I'm unfamiliar with the ingredients and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By RyanN
accidentally used black patent instead of black barley

Hey guys. I'm brewing a recipe that calls for 0.8 oz black barley and the lhbs told me black patent was the same thing. After doing some research it looks like this may have been a bad mistake. The...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-20-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By RyanN
That was fast, thanks. I think some time will...

That was fast, thanks. I think some time will help this beer too, the yeast have not totally settled out and I'm sure that's not helping. Thanks again, I appreciate your advice.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-20-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By RyanN
After some thought (and lots of tasting) I am...

After some thought (and lots of tasting) I am sure this is some esters I am picking up on. I did not make a starter because I thought it was unnecessary given the SG of 1.052...package said anything...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-18-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By RyanN
I have actually only tried it the last few...

I have actually only tried it the last few days...I really lack patience and I keep thinking I am over analyzing the flavor.... Next day it tastes the same. I am pretty sure this flavors from the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-17-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By RyanN
Wyeast 1056 primed keg fruity taste

Not sure what the cause of this is but I added priming sugar to a keg two weeks ago and it tastes a little fruity/sweet? I am unsure if this is the yeast that caused these flavors or if I am picking...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-26-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By RyanN
Hmm, potato is a tuber, probably should have...

Hmm, potato is a tuber, probably should have looked into it a bit more before my last post.
Forum: Hops Growing 03-26-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By RyanN
Thanks for the reply. Laying the pot on it's...

Thanks for the reply. Laying the pot on it's side is a great idea....of course to do this I would have to sever the roots coming out of the bottom of the pot but that shouldn't do any permanent...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-25-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By RyanN
Large roots growing out of the pot

I've read that this can happen and I actually prefer the hops spread. How do I encourage these roots to throw out bines? I planted my hops in huge pots because my yards is like a swamp in the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,014
Posted By RyanN
What yeast? Are you using tap water? Filtered...

What yeast? Are you using tap water? Filtered or treated? When I have had this issue in the past it was from too high a fermentation temperature - mid 60's. How are you measuring fermentation...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By RyanN
What yeast did you use? Just curious as I've had...

What yeast did you use? Just curious as I've had some off flavors myself lately.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-07-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,350
Posted By RyanN
I've been noticing some off flavors using this...

I've been noticing some off flavors using this yeast as well. I have a hard time describing the flavor but I have noticed the same flavor in things like Bell's Winter White Ale (tastes Belgian to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-01-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By RyanN
Thanks for the reply! I ended up making a...

Thanks for the reply! I ended up making a Terrapin Rye (never had it) Ale clone because something with rye sounded good. Please let me know if you make an attempt at cloning this beer, I'd love to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-29-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By RyanN
Arcadia Ales Sky High Rye

Anyone have any idea on a recipe for this beer? Here's a description from their Facebook page (that's the most info I can find)

In honor of our adventurous friends at Sky Dive Inc., in...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-12-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By RyanN
Insecticidal soap

This is probably a dumb question but is it possible to overuse insecticidal soap? I have a horrible problem with japanese beetles and have been spraying my hops (they are flowering currently) daily...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-02-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By RyanN
Need help with a recipe

Looking for something that uses both cascade and centennial hops since that's the majority of what's in my freezer. For grains I have 2 row, vienna, munich, crystal 60 and crystal 20. I'm leaning...
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-01-2011, 10:47 PM
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Posted By RyanN
5 days before bottling or kegging.

5 days before bottling or kegging.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-24-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By RyanN
Not sure what type of caterpillar this is but it...

Not sure what type of caterpillar this is but it was definitely eating the leaf. I found it on a Centennial.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s7/RyanSc_photos/Hops/IMG_0108.jpg
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-03-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,206
Posted By RyanN
This was posted by someone else in a similar...

This was posted by someone else in a similar thread and they seem to fit 50 lbs. of grain pretty well.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=41972&catid=818
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-14-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By RyanN
I do not sanitize with bleach and the water I use...

I do not sanitize with bleach and the water I use is filtered so there should not be any chlorine. I'll see how this looks in a week....maybe I'll taste it then?
Forum: American Ale 11-13-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 163,387
Posted By RyanN
Okay, first off I totally messed up some things...

Okay, first off I totally messed up some things with this recipe.....LHBS bucket and cloth to guide crushed grains was misplaced so I ended up with .5 lb on the floor which was likely the crystal. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By RyanN
At some point this weekend I may force myself to...

At some point this weekend I may force myself to try this but I'm imagining it tasting like....horrible chemical rubbery liquid. I just can't imagine this turning out well. Thinking about the smell...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By RyanN
I took a sample out to give it a try but the...

I took a sample out to give it a try but the smell is so strong I cannot bring myself to taste it. I would describe the smell as a plastic medicinal chemical smell....I can't really describe it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-11-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By RyanN
Most likely a dumper

I'm not sure I want to try this, it just smells really off? Post fermentation these bubbles popped up which I do not have when using Safale US-05. I'm starting to think this batch is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-11-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By RyanN
Thank you for your explanation. I'll definitely...

Thank you for your explanation. I'll definitely post back when I give this beer a try.
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