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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2014, 01:40 AM
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Posted By RmikeVT
Just a little nugget on whirlfloc ... They are a...

Just a little nugget on whirlfloc ... They are a pain to cut in half but real easy to break in half. Since you have a firm fridge you should cold crash with gelatin and you will get crystal clear...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-09-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By RmikeVT
You can also steam the wood to avoid losing the...

You can also steam the wood to avoid losing the Oak flavor from boiling. Simply put an upside bowl down in a pot, then something on top of that to hold the oak, fill with enough water to steam for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-09-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By RmikeVT
There is also a school of thought that thinks hot...

There is also a school of thought that thinks hot side aeration is a bit of a boogie man on the home brew scale, that is to say it's not a concern. A tend to run my sparge off into a bucket then...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 09-08-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By RmikeVT
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-04-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,336
Posted By RmikeVT
Or 20+ gallons of beer that tastes off.

Or 20+ gallons of beer that tastes off.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-04-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,336
Posted By RmikeVT
I just want to revive this thread. I bought a...

I just want to revive this thread. I bought a 1lb of citra probably in March or April and I've made several all citra beers (Lawson's Sunshine Double IPA clone, and then an all citra session amber...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By RmikeVT
What a question. Part of the reason bottle...

What a question. Part of the reason bottle conditioned beer needs to condition is because it requires some time to actually carbonate the beer. Also, when you add priming sugar and bottle the beer,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-03-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By RmikeVT
Either its dead (I doubt), or maybe you missed...

Either its dead (I doubt), or maybe you missed the fermentation. When you look under the foil can you see any ring of gunk about the liquid level left over from a krausen?
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By RmikeVT
x dupe

x dupe
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-20-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By RmikeVT
more hops brotha. For my Hoppy IPA 5g...

more hops brotha.

For my Hoppy IPA 5g batchs I usually do 1oz at 10, 1oz at 5 and 1oz at 0, then dry hop with 2oz or so, sometimes a bittering/flavor charge around 30 or 20, maybe a First Wort...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-18-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By RmikeVT
That so absolutely normal that the Germans came...

That so absolutely normal that the Germans came up for a name for it a good long time ago, Krausen. Be careful though, you might need to hook up a blow off tube, often times with beer brewing the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By RmikeVT
I believe that I read in a BYO article that...

I believe that I read in a BYO article that filtering does remove flavor. I think the specific article was more concerned with hop flavor as the hop oil stick to the yeast, which stick to the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-15-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By RmikeVT
Glad you decided on water bath. I was about to...

Glad you decided on water bath. I was about to say, "I think you are over thinking this, use a swamp cooler."

I use an igloo cube cooler filled with water that I put my better bottle into. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-14-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,170
Posted By RmikeVT
You could brew a hefe -- 10 days grain to glass! ...

You could brew a hefe -- 10 days grain to glass! Or a Eng Pale in 10 days.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-14-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,101
Posted By RmikeVT
I look at it like this: I have a somewhat...

I look at it like this: I have a somewhat expensive hobby just like anyone else who has a hobby (golf, cars, boats, sporting events etc), but my hobby has the added benefit of producing great beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By RmikeVT
I've been brewing for 2.5 years mostly all grain,...

I've been brewing for 2.5 years mostly all grain, I probably brew 1 or 2 times a month. I've tried to brew Rogue Dead Guy clone several times, all unsuccessful. 1st got infected tasted awful, 2nd I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By RmikeVT
Please tell me you haven't been dumping the...

Please tell me you haven't been dumping the beer!?

You need to make an alcohol correction when using a refractometer. Here is a tool that does the correction for you, you just plug in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By RmikeVT
Are you trying to make a wheat wine or a wit. ...

Are you trying to make a wheat wine or a wit. They only way you are going to get a wit is by using wit yeast, and they are medium alcohol tolerant. I have had some delicious weizenbocks which are...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By RmikeVT
^^ 23

^^ 23
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By RmikeVT
^^^Carapils does as advertised -- adds body,...

^^^Carapils does as advertised -- adds body, stability and head retention without adding much flavor. It's the other long chain sugars that don't get fermented when using high mash temps that lead...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By RmikeVT
A) You don't need to make 5g of sanitizer each...

A) You don't need to make 5g of sanitizer each time you brew. Make a bout a gallon or so and you can put in bucket/carboy and shake around to sanitize. And you can put in a spray bottle to get...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By RmikeVT
No clue what that is.

No clue what that is.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By RmikeVT
I don't think you have anything to worry about. ...

I don't think you have anything to worry about. A change in barometric pressure could cause bubbling. Belle Saison is a beast too. I personally love the one beer I made with it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By RmikeVT
Do you run your water through a carbon block...

Do you run your water through a carbon block filter? This made a big difference in my beers.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,356
Posted By RmikeVT
I brewed this beer. Although, everyone loved it,...

I brewed this beer. Although, everyone loved it, I thought all that citra gave it a really funky flavor. It wasn't my favorite and didn't remind me of the sunshine ale I had had prior. But, I took...
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