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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By drakerebel
Start with Sierra Nevada pale ale then move to...

Start with Sierra Nevada pale ale then move to Founders All Day IPA...mellow bitterness and not as sticky to your tongue.


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-11-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 81,485
Posted By drakerebel
Making oatmeal this morning and having a total...

Making oatmeal this morning and having a total different perspective on now "mashing in" my oats/sugars wondering what my OG is when i'm done and about ready to eat.

What yeast should be added...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-09-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By drakerebel
I only use the basket when i lift the bag full of...

I only use the basket when i lift the bag full of grains into my sparge kettle.
1. lift bag, let drain and transfer into basket that's in the sparge kettle
2. let grains rest in bag/basket...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-09-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By drakerebel
well to update: 3 out of the 5 are doing swell. ...

well to update: 3 out of the 5 are doing swell. The potted guy is almost 4', one in the garden is about 3', another in the garden is almost a foot, one never shot up (must be dead) and the last...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-09-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By drakerebel
Hey thanks guys for the info...the roasting base...

Hey thanks guys for the info...the roasting base malt sounds techy, i like it. but, i'm impatient and want to brew in a couple days so i got a hold of a buddy. he has some regular chocolate malt...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-09-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By drakerebel
Pale Chocolate needed?

I have a question regarding a recipe i found in another thread. I have everything except the pale choc. Is this for color only or what could i add via the supermarket that could somewhat...
Forum: American Ale 06-28-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,983
Posted By drakerebel
This sounds stellar, any one else try it? ...

This sounds stellar, any one else try it? Chinook and oatmeal brown...mmm
Forum: American Ale 06-26-2013, 04:40 PM
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Views: 3,200
Posted By drakerebel
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Forum: Hops Growing 06-25-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By drakerebel
Well, one more plant showed its face! Now only...

Well, one more plant showed its face! Now only one to go...but they are all slow to grow. And the one I moved outside keeps wanting to uncurl from the ripe I strung...and I am going clockwise. Its...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-21-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By drakerebel
Ah, you may indeed have a point. That's common...

Ah, you may indeed have a point. That's common to every beer I've made is that store bought spring water. I didn't think to test it yet since going off the "if its tastes good to drink then its ok"...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-18-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By drakerebel
so, it's been 2.5 weeks and 2 of the 5 have not...

so, it's been 2.5 weeks and 2 of the 5 have not broke ground. how long should i wait to do an autopsy? i'd like to know what happened...if i overwatered or other but i don't want to destroy the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By drakerebel
Well, i think i'm going to go forward thinking...

Well, i think i'm going to go forward thinking that my questionable flavor is likely related to pitching temps...can't think of another reasonable excuse. It's too bad i have one already fermenting,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By drakerebel
Well, tried another that's been cooled for a...

Well, tried another that's been cooled for a couple days. I'm getting the "hot" notes at the end that people speak of...I think? It tastes decent but doesn't have a mellow finish...maybe "nail...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By drakerebel
hmm...well the first was wyeast 1056, just...

hmm...well the first was wyeast 1056, just pitched after it was smacked a day or so prior (verified inflating)
the second was wyeast london 1028, made starter (w/dme) after inflating the smackpack,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By drakerebel
i also end up putting more wort in the primary...

i also end up putting more wort in the primary than maybe the next guy. i try and leave the really gunky stuff in the pot but i've thought that i can just have the crud settle when transferring to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By drakerebel
maybe i'm adding yeast too early? i usually add...

maybe i'm adding yeast too early? i usually add when temp is 70-80ish and maybe i ended up having it too high when pitching (inadverntantly)? i'll keep that in check for the next batch.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By drakerebel
you may very well be describing this correctly...

you may very well be describing this correctly and i'm not. what i taste and what the other guy had described was a "boozy" aftertaste. he noted it as a "nail polish or rubbing alcohol" note. it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By drakerebel
My temp was off of the temp strip on the...

My temp was off of the temp strip on the carboy...it normally read 64-66 so I stated the higher due to the internal being warmer than the strip... but 10 degrees offset? That seems like a lot? I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By drakerebel
boozy twange off-flavor

Hey all,

i'm looking for a bit of help on my first 3 batches i've brewed. The first was a brown ale (extract), second was a india brown ale (extract) and the third was the same recipe although i...
Forum: General Techniques 06-15-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 31,172
Posted By drakerebel
So would you pair Chinook with Citra as a dry hop...

So would you pair Chinook with Citra as a dry hop combo?
Forum: Hops Growing 06-15-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By drakerebel
Well I transferred the indoor cent to outside in...

Well I transferred the indoor cent to outside in a large whiskey barrel while the other 4are in the garden. Only one 12" shoot on the indoor guy and am seeing many on the garden ones break ground...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-14-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 96,165
Posted By drakerebel
Classic, love the line to SHMBO. I can envision...

Classic, love the line to SHMBO. I can envision the snarly look on your face as you reply/ sneer. Good story...glad the resurrection was a success!
Forum: Hops Growing 06-14-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By drakerebel
What?...wait...could it be... By Jove...I...

What?...wait...could it be...

By Jove...I think it is...

I think the kids are coming out to play. Two out of four anyways. Hopefully the other two aren't far off the pace.

And BTW, his...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By drakerebel
Ahh...num num. For sure say how the added...

Ahh...num num.

For sure say how the added hops go. Am curious about upping the hop profile.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-13-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 47,424
Posted By drakerebel
Nice looking family photo there! And after...

Nice looking family photo there!

And after seeing those ropes the way they are, I can't help but envision a lighted Xmas light display interweaved and you playing trans Siberian orchestra at night...
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