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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-24-2011, 01:22 PM
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Posted By gavo
I just recently kegged my first beer, and this is...

I just recently kegged my first beer, and this is exactly what I did. I kept the pressure right around 28-30psi the whole time it was at room temp. When I got my kegerator a week later, I popped it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-22-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,053
Posted By gavo
Kegged the Surly Bender kit that Northern brewer...

Kegged the Surly Bender kit that Northern brewer sells. Not sure if it tastes like the beer from the Surly brewery, but the one I made tastes amazing. I highly recommend it. Brewing the Surly...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-12-2011, 09:13 PM
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Views: 12,762
Posted By gavo
I brewed this beer back in February and I think...

I brewed this beer back in February and I think it turned out great. I did a side by side comparison and it doesn't taste exactly the same, but it's still very good. To me the Moose drool has a...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-31-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
Well we finally tried the GF Double Chocolate...

Well we finally tried the GF Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. It turned out pretty well. It's been in the bottle for almost four weeks and seems to continue to get better every day. I've attached a...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-23-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By gavo
My Fiancee has Celiac and and by brewing beer for...

My Fiancee has Celiac and and by brewing beer for her it keeps her happy about the hobby and the money I put in to it.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-09-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,440
Posted By gavo
On that note, Lake Front brewery here in...

On that note, Lake Front brewery here in Milwaukee makes New Grist and they are still small enough I'm sure that they have to outsource their malt. One of the guys that did brew there now works at...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-08-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
It went pretty well actually. Didn't have any...

It went pretty well actually. Didn't have any hang-ups with the vanilla beans. It was the most sediment that I've ever picked up though. I bottled a little over a week ago and am just waiting for it...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-24-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
So I moved to secondary this past weekend and...

So I moved to secondary this past weekend and added the vanilla and chocolate extract. Planning to bottle sometime this weekend. Is there any problem using corn sugar to bottle this up? I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By gavo
I just brewed this a few months ago. It did the...

I just brewed this a few months ago. It did the exact same thing. You will be just fine. It turned out well for me.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-14-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
Awesome! That's good to know. I'm hoping it's...

Awesome! That's good to know. I'm hoping it's something we can both enjoy!
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-14-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
Good to know. Thanks for the help. Will be my...

Good to know. Thanks for the help. Will be my first time adding those. Any thoughts on the FG I'm at? I'm ok with it, but I just wasn't sure if I had done something wrong.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-13-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
I have. It tastes like flat beer. Not too bad of...

I have. It tastes like flat beer. Not too bad of a sorghum after taste. My girlfriend, the one the beer is for thinks it tastes good. She said the sorghum wasn't as bad as a new grist. So that's a...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-13-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
Checked gravity again today. Almost 3 weeks in...

Checked gravity again today. Almost 3 weeks in primary and it has seemed to settle at 1.020. I received the same reading from it last week as well. Beer Smith had me getting closer to 1.016 or...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-12-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,704
Posted By gavo
It seems like you bottled this up pretty quick. ...

It seems like you bottled this up pretty quick. Only two weeks after brew day doesn't give the the yeasties much of a chance to clean up. I usually prefer to wait at least 4 weeks before bottling,...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-10-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
That sounds like a plan to me. Appreciate your...

That sounds like a plan to me. Appreciate your help once again. Pretty excited about this one. Still a pretty odd color, but has been tasting good.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-08-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
That's the conversion I see as well. I'll...

That's the conversion I see as well. I'll probably shoot for somewhere between 3/4 of a teaspoon to a full teaspoon.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-07-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
I can take a sample, but I'm not sure if I will...

I can take a sample, but I'm not sure if I will be able to tell with smaller samples and then convert that to something that will work for the whole five gallons. I might give that a try though. I...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-07-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
I don't remember the exact brand. It's one I...

I don't remember the exact brand. It's one I picked up at whole foods and says it is GF on the side. Not exactly sure how much I'm going to use yet. I think it's a two ounce bottle. I may start...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-06-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
Just an update. It's been a week and half in the...

Just an update. It's been a week and half in the primary and it has gone from 1.066 OG to 1.020 SG so far with fermentation still going. Hoping to get it down around 1.016. Planning to leave it in...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-29-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
Here's a picture of it so far. 48-hours in and...

Here's a picture of it so far. 48-hours in and the fermentation is slow as expected, but it is going. Take a look.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s238/gdowdy3/DCOS.jpg
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-28-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
I ended up cooking them in a grain bag and...

I ended up cooking them in a grain bag and removed them before dumping in anything else. It added a bit of color as well as some flavor from what I could tell.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-28-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
Well brew day went well yesterday. No issues...

Well brew day went well yesterday. No issues with the recipe and everything is bubbling away in the primary. Ended up with an OG of 1.066. Tasted it before adding the yeast. It was very sweet as...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-26-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
Great! Thanks DKershner. I thought I had saw...

Great! Thanks DKershner. I thought I had saw that somewhere, but I wanted to make sure.

I'll try to let everyone know how it goes and hopefully I come up with a drinkable final product.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-26-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
Ok so tomorrow is brew day for this beast. I'm...

Ok so tomorrow is brew day for this beast. I'm pretty sure I'm completely set, but I do have one question. Does anyone out there have experience using DAP. I'm just not sure the exact amount to...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-14-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,875
Posted By gavo
That makes sense. I'm going to consider doing...

That makes sense. I'm going to consider doing the candi sugar this time. It will probably come down to budget. I noticed some unsulphured molasses at outpost tonight when I was there so I'll...
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