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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation Today, 02:09 AM
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Posted By lhommedieu
Standard, then. Thank you!

Standard, then. Thank you!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation Yesterday, 10:25 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
What size allen wrench for 10g Blichmann Boilermaker?

I've misplaced the Allen wriench that tightens the drain tube on the Blichmann Boilermaker. I'm assuming it's a standard size because I can't find a fit with my metric set.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 01:59 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
Thanks for your input. I just increased the...

Thanks for your input. I just increased the amount of sugar to 8 oz. and you are correct - while OG and ABV go up, FG goes down. I did notice that I had to adjust my hop addition at 60 minutes to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 01:27 PM
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I've never used sugar before. I think that what...

I've never used sugar before. I think that what I'll do is to compare a glass of this batch with a glass of Fuller's (my go-to beer). When I'm drinking my own beers I enjoy them for what they are...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2014, 01:28 PM
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lol - Good luck on that patience thing... I...

lol - Good luck on that patience thing...

I brewed an ESB in early July and it's been in the keg for about two weeks. I plan to tap it August 23rd for a BBQ party, and I'll post the results.

My...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
Thanks - that's good to know, lol. Second stage...

Thanks - that's good to know, lol. Second stage looks like it's going well. I'm going to brew a Pilsner on Wednsday.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
One question that just occurred to me (and these...

One question that just occurred to me (and these questions generally occur to me when it's too late):

If White Labs 802 has a temperature range between 50F and 55F, then should I be making a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2014, 05:37 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
So, for a Brown Ale that has a 1.046 OG and a...

So, for a Brown Ale that has a 1.046 OG and a rather simple grain bill that includes 84% Marris Otter, 13% Crystal 60, and 3% Chocolate malt (Roughly, Ray Daniels' guidelines for a beginner's brown...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By lhommedieu
As a sidebar - I haven't done a signature until...

As a sidebar - I haven't done a signature until now. By "on deck," do we mean a beer that we're preparing to make, or a beer that's been kegged and about to be tapped?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2014, 03:42 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
I generally aerate my wort and pitch my yeast in...

I generally aerate my wort and pitch my yeast in a modified chest freezer - and maintain my fermentation temperature there. Easy enough to bring the starter up to temp by letting it sit in the chest...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-23-2014, 03:22 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
Well, that's why i made my original post, lol. ...

Well, that's why i made my original post, lol.

Comments?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By lhommedieu
Ah, I get it. You want to bring the yeast up...

Ah, I get it.

You want to bring the yeast up to fermentation temperature, whether from first step to second step, or from starter to fermenter, before pitching the yeast.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By lhommedieu
What they said. Generally my pale ales take...

What they said.

Generally my pale ales take about 7-8 weeks from brew to glass. Fermentation is done at two weeks. At this point I'll check FG and let it sit for a while longer if it's still...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-23-2014, 02:15 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
+1 Simply Home Brew in Drums. I learned a lot...

+1 Simply Home Brew in Drums. I learned a lot there last May, and try to stop by when I'm driving through to Williamsport from Long Island. Very nice, knowledgeable staff and good price points on a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-23-2014, 02:02 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
Thanks guys. I think that I'll push my brew day...

Thanks guys. I think that I'll push my brew day back to Sunday or even later next week. I put my first starter on the stir plate last night and will let it go for another 24 hours, cold crash it,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-22-2014, 05:18 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
Can I make two starters from one vial of yeast?

I only have one vial of White Labs 802 at about 35% viability. Beersmith says that I need two vials to make an appropriate starter for the lager that I would like to brew on Thursday.

Can I make...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-14-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By lhommedieu
Makes sense. I had just assumed that a darker,...

Makes sense. I had just assumed that a darker, more complex beer would need more conditioning time.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-13-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By lhommedieu
Conditioning times for brown ales?

My pale ales peak after four weeks in a cellared keg (after fermentation).

Are there general rules to follow for:

Northern Brown Ale?

Brown Porter?

Dry Stout?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-09-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 202
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Posted By lhommedieu
No problem. There are plenty of brewers on the...

No problem. There are plenty of brewers on the forum with more knowledge and experience making ales than me, and my directions are merely a compendium of what I learned from them. Look at posts by...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-08-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
I'm also weary of hop-forward IPA's. Lately I've...

I'm also weary of hop-forward IPA's. Lately I've been drinking German lagers with a nice balance of malt and hops, and will brew my first Pilsner in a couple of weeks. After some experimentation,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-19-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By lhommedieu
I'll take that into consideration in the future. ...

I'll take that into consideration in the future. When you use chocolate malt, do you add it at the end of the mash just for color?


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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By lhommedieu
Thanks - that looks good. Sent from my...

Thanks - that looks good.


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-19-2014, 02:12 AM
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Posted By lhommedieu
Bingo! I'd forgotten that for this batch, I...

Bingo! I'd forgotten that for this batch, I forgot to add a Tbsp. of gypsum to my water, which is quite soft. (There's nothing like ending up a school year to make you tired and forgetful if you're...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-18-2014, 11:49 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
Almost there with my ESB but need some help

In the interests of making things very simple I did the following:

93% Marris Otter
7% Chrystal Malt 60
Goldings East Kent at 60 min/30 min/0 min for an IBU of 40

I let my mash temp get away...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2014, 11:29 PM
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Posted By lhommedieu
size/weight magnet for Stir Plate 3000?

The magnet that I got for my Stir Plate 3000 will "dance" but it won't spin. in my 2000 ML flask. What size/weight magnet do I need?

Thanks.

Steve
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