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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-24-2012, 08:43 PM
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Posted By tschoolman
Weizenbock - keg or bottle

Hey Dave -

I bottle all of my brews, but made a weizenbock with a friend of mine over Christmas last year. Since he lives 3 hours away, didn't make it in time for packaging. He bottled some for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-24-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By tschoolman
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the feedback. I...

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the feedback. I used Weyerman's Bohemian Pils - I'll try Castle Pils next batch and see if it makes a difference. I haven't noticed any taste issues, so I don't think...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-22-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By tschoolman
Having problems with Pilsner malts

Just finished a doppelbock today that consisted of relatively equal parts pilsner malt and dark munich malt, with some caramunich III and a little accidulated malt per AJDeLange's recommendations...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-28-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By tschoolman
NordeastBrewer - I use the Mr. Malty site quite a...

NordeastBrewer - I use the Mr. Malty site quite a bit; just went over again to make sure I didn't miss anything. The charts/subs there are for Wyeast and White Labs, but I did not find anything on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-28-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By tschoolman
Dry Yeast subs for liquid yeast

Hey All - I've been dabbling with dry yeast for ease of getting hi pitch counts without a starter. As I was researching origins of the yeasts, I came across this site listing substitutions:...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-12-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,667
Posted By tschoolman
You needed a funny story?....

My FIL, on our wedding nite as my SWMBO were leaving for our hotel room, pulls me aside to give me the following advice:

"take it slow and easy"

...wait, what ?!?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-05-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By tschoolman
I don't know the exact number, but the packages I...

I don't know the exact number, but the packages I get easily have enough to fill a 20 liter batch in 12 oz (approx 350 mil) bottles.

As to the cost and ease - yes, bulk priming sugar may be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-05-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By tschoolman
I love 'em. If I'm not adding yeast for my longer...

I love 'em. If I'm not adding yeast for my longer lagers or spice for the holiday ales, I use them. Did my first 10 batches mixing priming sugar and siphoning to a bottling bucket. Was always worried...
Forum: General Techniques 06-07-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By tschoolman
I've used Wyeast Bohemian Lager for Cal Common...

I've used Wyeast Bohemian Lager for Cal Common beers with great results - you might try Saflager W34/70 - purportedly the same strain. As JFowler said, keep it cooler, and give it some time (hard to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,334
Posted By tschoolman
A wit is a good way to start, but you can use...

A wit is a good way to start, but you can use wheat like an adjunct in most beers. I use my dad's raw wheat all the time, but always do a cereal mash to make sure it converts. Wheat in western Ks is...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-06-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,397
Posted By tschoolman
Yeesh, wish my brother in law would make me a...

Yeesh, wish my brother in law would make me a mill! I give him enough free beer darn it.... Where did he get the rollers?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,834
Posted By tschoolman
I use the Cooper carb drops on almost all of my...

I use the Cooper carb drops on almost all of my beers (30+ batches) and they work great -- just have to be patient and give them time just like normal bottling! If you want to play around with the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By tschoolman
There are award winning recipes for extract and...

There are award winning recipes for extract and steeping grains. Yes, you can brew-h recipe w/o kits. Trying googling Ken Schwartz -- he has a paper that helps convert all grain recipes to extract...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By tschoolman
I haven't modified my cooler, so can't say what...

I haven't modified my cooler, so can't say what one may gain by doing so -- I to0 use a grain bag and it works great. I use 5 gallon paint strainer bags from HD, they have a little elastic in the top...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 311,987
Posted By tschoolman
I have the same question as keepthedrive (post...

I have the same question as keepthedrive (post #175 back in May) -- my first two batches of all grain have resulted in LOT of thick hazy crap -- what am I doing wrong? Am I not allowing the mash...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-30-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By tschoolman
This folder is named all grain & partial mash...

This folder is named all grain & partial mash brewing -- why not do a partial mash? Cut back on the grains, and use some malt extract. You can even steep the specialty grains in the sparge water and...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-03-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 50,686
Posted By tschoolman
Have the beer first to steel your resolve, and...

Have the beer first to steel your resolve, and then a beer after to relax!
Forum: Hops Growing 09-03-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 50,686
Posted By tschoolman
I think you're good to go Gridlocked. I'm...

I think you're good to go Gridlocked. I'm starting my Centennials and Cascades this weekend (and probably should have started earlier). Tettnag needs a little time.

I've not found my cones to...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-26-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 50,686
Posted By tschoolman
Nice! Before you get worried about the...

Nice! Before you get worried about the Centennial, wait until year 2. My cascade produced alot in the first year, not much in the Centennial and Tettnang. This year, the Centennial has taken over,...
Forum: Brewing Software 05-08-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,531
Posted By tschoolman
I see the comment that the manual appears blank...

I see the comment that the manual appears blank -- but I didn't see the fix or how to get to the manual. Did I miss it? Running mac 10.6.3 and QT 4.62
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