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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-25-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Sounds like you learned alot, I learned way too...

Sounds like you learned alot, I learned way too much on my first go. What's done is done. Just make sure the rest of it goes smooth. Remember take your time each time you handle your beer during...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Yes my temp was set at 66F. My starter on the...

Yes my temp was set at 66F. My starter on the other hand really wasn't big enough. I added wlp001 to a 1000ml flask and let it go for two days on a stir plate. 8 hours before pitching I turned i...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
High alcohol taste.. very warm

My 2IPA has a high alcohol warmness to it. I have read that this will mellow with time. Should I allow it to stay in its secondary or should I let it mellow during bottle conditioning?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-21-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,106
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Test out your hydrometer in water. Then pull a...

Test out your hydrometer in water. Then pull a sample of your beer and check it outside of the demijon. My money is on a busted hydrometer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-21-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
I think it's just letting off exess Co2 it should...

I think it's just letting off exess Co2 it should chill out pretty soon. The bonus is that will help drive off any O2 that is in your secondary.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-26-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,203
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
glycol-jacketed conical fermenter with self-contained cooling and heating

Glycol-jacketed conical fermenter with self-contained cooling and heating! They must be expensive. Are they wroth it? The only real technical help that i see they offer besides being able to move the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Barley Wine bottle conditioning

Hi All, I'm planning on brewing a barley wine next and I need some advice on how to bottle condition it. The OG will be 1.120 and I'm hoping to get it down to 1.024 FG. That's 12.4% abv of goodness!...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-20-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Primimng a barley wine

Hi All, I'm planning on brewing a barley wine next and I need some advice on how to bottle condition it. The OG will be 1.120 and I'm hoping to get it down to 1.024 FG. That's 12.4% abv of goodness!...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-14-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Malta Goya? you found gold and your lookin for...

Malta Goya? you found gold and your lookin for copper. F*^K Malta Goya get the gear. WOW!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-13-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,161
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
You might need more time to learn your system....

You might need more time to learn your system. Start by opening your ball valve really slow. Let it run like that until you get a clear run off, recirculate what you have collected and start your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-13-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Sounds like your ready to send youre beers out...

Sounds like your ready to send youre beers out for contests. Great Job!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
I love to make IPAs and I will often toss in a...

I love to make IPAs and I will often toss in a scrap hop or two. I myself have not found any issues with this. I have heard of people adding to much hops and getting a grassy taste. I try not to go...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-30-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Congratz on your soon to be happening wedding....

Congratz on your soon to be happening wedding. Glasses up and CHEERS! to to you both.
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 04-29-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Thanks, Ya I'm going to send some to "the eight...

Thanks, Ya I'm going to send some to "the eight seconds of froth". I'm just trying to get more opinions in order to see a more accurate picture of what I'm brewing.
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-29-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
sounds great!

sounds great!
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 04-29-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Would like to have an IPA judged

I would like to have someone (a qualified judge please) judge my IPA. I like it but I would like to get feedback from someone else more QUALIFIED than me. I don't accpect anything back but a score...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Cheers! for 6 more points and wee bit more buzz!...

Cheers! for 6 more points and wee bit more buzz! lol
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,313
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Check your hydrometer, make sure your temp is at...

Check your hydrometer, make sure your temp is at 60 degrees before you take your reading or correct for where its at.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
I went from hi 60s to mid 70s. not a big jump lol.

I went from hi 60s to mid 70s. not a big jump lol.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
I wrap my cooler in a blanket and I no longer...

I wrap my cooler in a blanket and I no longer lose the 2 to 3 degrees.
I only stir during dough in and hot water additions too.
I changed from SS braid to a pvc manifold, my efficiency did get...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
Ya check out youtube and you will see alot of AG...

Ya check out youtube and you will see alot of AG brewing done in converted coolers, even how to convert the cooler!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
it is possible to extract the tannis form the...

it is possible to extract the tannis form the husks of the grain giving an astringent taste if you over sparge , maybe that is what they were thinking. Maybe IDK
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,941
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
My only thought is cut the amber, biscuit, and...

My only thought is cut the amber, biscuit, and crystal way down. You have 6lbs of 2 row and 3 plus lbs of darker way too flavorful stuff with it. Some may like that flavor I don't. try 7.5lbs 2row, ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,562
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
I do use a program for my mash temps!

I do use a program for my mash temps!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,562
Posted By HodgsonsBrewer
I do everything on paper. I read Ray Daniels...

I do everything on paper. I read Ray Daniels "Designing Great Beers" after that I went old school. It really isn't that hard and it doesn't take that long. I don't lose recipes due to computer...
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