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Forum: Extract Brewing 09-10-2007, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By puravida286
all good points, thanks, i'll just go to the tub

all good points, thanks, i'll just go to the tub
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-10-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By puravida286
Brew Pot in Freezer?

I got a new brew pot and it doesn't fit in my sink, which is where I usually chill the wort. Is it safe to put a lid on it and stick it in the freezer for a little while? Please reply quickly, I have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By puravida286
I want a little more flavor than just the orange...

I want a little more flavor than just the orange zest. Would adding some OJ to the secondary work? Or is fresh fruit/puree the best way to go?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-04-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By puravida286
Orange Heffe

I am planning on brewing a heffeweizen in a few days. I was going to use a standard heffe recipe (5 lbs wheat lme, 1 lb light lme, 1oz hallertau, 1oz cascade) but I want it to have just a hint of...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-09-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By puravida286
Wheat is all i have right now and i'm trying to...

Wheat is all i have right now and i'm trying to work with it
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-09-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By puravida286
Priming with wheat DME

I am about to bottle my third batch of beer and have already used the corn sugar and dme methods of priming. I was wondering if I can use wheat DME to prime. The recipe for the beer had wheat in it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-28-2006, 07:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,532
Posted By puravida286
The lemon in beer discussion was previosly...

The lemon in beer discussion was previosly settled during the "men of the square table" discussion in late 2006. According to Sir Burt Reynolds, you might as well pour a beer into a coconut, stick a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-13-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By puravida286
I don't think it would give the same...

I don't think it would give the same result...just because it is fermenting at a higher gravity than it normally would. I don't think it would hurt anything though; creative thinking.
Forum: General Techniques 11-08-2006, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By puravida286
I just recently used a starter for the first time...

I just recently used a starter for the first time with one packet of Munton's dry yeast...the cheap kind I suppose. The starter worked great for me, I can't really understand the "harm" that could...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 11-07-2006, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,973
Posted By puravida286
Try some Troegs Nugget Nectar...high alcohol and...

Try some Troegs Nugget Nectar...high alcohol and high hops!!! Mmmmm
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 11-07-2006, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By puravida286
Well I know the #9 is making a strong appearance...

Well I know the #9 is making a strong appearance in the college bar scene...they might have upped the sweetness to appeal to a "less mature" beer drinking palate
Forum: General Techniques 11-03-2006, 04:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,765
Posted By puravida286
Mmmm, I haven't experimented with that yet...

Mmmm, I haven't experimented with that yet considering I'm still pretty new to brewing, but I love IPA's and I think some citrus flavoring might be an interesting addition/complement
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-31-2006, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,955
Posted By puravida286
I am VERY happy to say that my dad took me to...

I am VERY happy to say that my dad took me to Germany last Thanksgiving break (I'm still in college) specifically Bamberg where he grew up. We visited the Shlenkerla pub/restaurant and had the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By puravida286
Stocking as grainbag

Is it OK to use a new women's leg stocking as a grainbag? I plan on brewing today but don't have a muslin bag nor know where to get one so I was thinkin about picking up a pair of stockings at the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2006, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By puravida286
Check out simple brew sites especially...

Check out simple brew sites especially www.howtobrew.com. From experience, the "hopped" can kits are complete bull shizah. To make a decent beer all you need is liquid malt extract/dry malt extract,...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-20-2006, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,545
Posted By puravida286
Maybe you should re attach the airlock and see...

Maybe you should re attach the airlock and see what happens. There is no harm in waiting a week to see if the batch is REALLY infected or if there is just a suspicion...it takes a lot to infect a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2006, 04:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,241
Posted By puravida286
I had a "secondary" fermentation in my secondary...

I had a "secondary" fermentation in my secondary with my Irish Red Ale that is currently in bottles. Everything tasted OK during the bottlind process. A little extra fermentation in the secondary...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 10-18-2006, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By puravida286
I've been drinking that variety pack like a champ...

I've been drinking that variety pack like a champ because its my source of non twist-off bottles. #9 is quite sweet due to the apricot extract...a hit with every beer drinker. I agree that Jinx is a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-17-2006, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,464
Posted By puravida286
I hear Perle is the main hop in SNPA, which is...

I hear Perle is the main hop in SNPA, which is why I ordered some for my first attempt at my own IPA recipe :)
Forum: General Techniques 10-17-2006, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By puravida286
Possible problems: (diagnosed by a beginner) ...

Possible problems: (diagnosed by a beginner)
not enough hops
scorched malt (pouring your LME too quickly into the brewpot)
poor fermentation (try a starter next time)

just my .02....probably...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-16-2006, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By puravida286
Sounds good, so a ziplock is all I need to keep...

Sounds good, so a ziplock is all I need to keep my DME nice and fresh?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-15-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By puravida286
Preserving DME

I have to break into my plastic bag of DME tonight to make a starter. I don't have a way to vaccum seal the bag so I was wondering how I should seal the bag back up to keep it fresh until this...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-15-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,832
Posted By puravida286
I'm bottling my Irish Red Ale tonight...can't...

I'm bottling my Irish Red Ale tonight...can't wait for a taste!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-15-2006, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By puravida286
P.S. sorry to post in the AG/Partial Mash...

P.S. sorry to post in the AG/Partial Mash section, I thought I might have to do a mini-mash but I guess I'll just steep
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-15-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By puravida286
Ok, the hulls are cracked...I thought it might...

Ok, the hulls are cracked...I thought it might just look a bit more ground up than this. Can I use a nylon stocking as a grain bag? The kits that I have bought off AHS before have given me a muslin...
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