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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By CouchFarmer
Part of the reason I'm wondering if something...

Part of the reason I'm wondering if something happened was that I did two batches back to back, the only difference being that I watched the second one and made sure it didn't foam up. The second...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By CouchFarmer
Bad filter technique

I'm using a filter for the first time. Setup is the source keg is hooked up at 2 psi and piped through a filter to the spear-side of another keg. The beer was cold from being in the fridge...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-16-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By CouchFarmer
It won 2nd in the morebeer forum comp, wood aged...

It won 2nd in the morebeer forum comp, wood aged / smoke beer category. I'll post the score card when I get it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By CouchFarmer
Sweet list, my first day was similar. =) ...

Sweet list, my first day was similar. =)

Your beer will probably be fine. As long as you pitched the yeast at room temp and they get off to a good start you'll likely end up with good beer.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By CouchFarmer
If you have too little water your OG should be...

If you have too little water your OG should be higher than estimated, not lower. You didn't describe your process so I can't guess how much wort you had at the end of the boil and how much you lost...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2009, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By CouchFarmer
I do partial mashes, but I don't have beersmith....

I do partial mashes, but I don't have beersmith. I'm using equations from Designing Great Beers. I get the same numbers you do, 95% efficiency for a 5 gallon batch. Congrats, I usually get 65%-70%.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By CouchFarmer
First, how much water did you end up with in your...

First, how much water did you end up with in your primary fermenter? That will affect the OG. Most of us shoot for ~5.5 gallons in the fermenter on a 5 gallon batch as you'll lose some to trub and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By CouchFarmer
Has anyone tried freezing their own ice? I was...

Has anyone tried freezing their own ice? I was thinking of using my brew pot the day before and boiling a half gallon or so to sterilize the water, then freezing it in several small sterilized...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,376
Posted By CouchFarmer
It's probably ok, but I wouldn't trust commercial...

It's probably ok, but I wouldn't trust commercial ice to be sterile enough to do it every batch. I'd be willing to try it if you boil the water you're going to freeze and use sanitized containers......
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By CouchFarmer
I use star-san, but this might help- I mix...

I use star-san, but this might help-

I mix my sanitizer in a cooler. I add about 2 gallons of water, then add capfulls of starsan until I get about the right amount of bubbles to come up when I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-17-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By CouchFarmer
The mint went really well with the honey stout, I...

The mint went really well with the honey stout, I took some leaves from the side yard and dried them in the the sun before adding. The key is to be pretty conservative on the amounts, a growler...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-17-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By CouchFarmer
Cabonating a 2-Liter

I have growler of beer I set aside so I could "dry hop" it with jalapenos as an experiment. I have a keg and a carborater cap for the 2 liter. I only have one carborater cap and plan to replace it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-17-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By CouchFarmer
From the primary I sometimes rack to a secondary...

From the primary I sometimes rack to a secondary (or keg) and a growler. In the growler I'll dry hop with something as an experiment. In the past I've put some mint leaves in a stout and jalapeņo...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,779
Posted By CouchFarmer
1. Don't add more yeast. Your yeast should be...

1. Don't add more yeast. Your yeast should be multiplying and eating all the sugar without extra help. Adding something only increased the chance of contamination. If your SG is too high you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-14-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By CouchFarmer
SWMBO says it's the best I've brewed, but she...

SWMBO says it's the best I've brewed, but she says that at least half the time. I'm really happy with it, I've been trying to keep my hands off it until 6 weeks.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By CouchFarmer
Also I don't know if you can get it in Michigan,...

Also I don't know if you can get it in Michigan, but there's a beer here called Devil's Canyon Full Boar that's a smoky Scottish ale that I swear has notes of bacon that may be what you're looking...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By CouchFarmer
I posted the recipe on HBT yesterday here...

I posted the recipe on HBT yesterday here (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/couch-farm-oaked-ipa-131365/). I think it would qualify as an American IPA, at least according to this article...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By CouchFarmer
I just brewed an Oaked IPA a month ago, I used 1...

I just brewed an Oaked IPA a month ago, I used 1 oz medium+ oak cubes 1 week in primary and the same for 2 weeks in secondary. It's still aging but right now the oak flavor is present but not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By CouchFarmer
Couch Farm Oaked IPA

Targets:
OG - 1.065
IBU - 90
ABV - 6.4%

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Extract + MiniMash

Ultralight Extract - 7 lbs
2 Row ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By CouchFarmer
You didn't say if it hit bottom, you need at...

You didn't say if it hit bottom, you need at least as much liquid as the hydrometer is tall.

That said, at 4 days your beer should still be fermenting away. Leave it for at least 10 days before...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By CouchFarmer
If by fuller you mean more full-bodied you could...

If by fuller you mean more full-bodied you could add a little more extract to raise the OG and therefore alcohol.

You also didn't say how the hops were added, if you did 1 oz at 60 mins, 20 mins...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By CouchFarmer
You'll be fine without one on this beer. Just...

You'll be fine without one on this beer. Just make sure that it's been out at room temperature for at least an hour or two (or just set it out when you start brewing) before you pitch.

I almost...
Forum: American Ale 08-05-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 155,446
Posted By CouchFarmer
Add me to the long list of people trying this...

Add me to the long list of people trying this one, I just pitched the yeast. I picked it for a homebrewer get together at the end of the month where we're doing a blind tasting. Judging by the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By CouchFarmer
Ha! Now you're addicted. Congrats!

Ha! Now you're addicted. Congrats!
Forum: California HomeBrew Forum 04-09-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By CouchFarmer
Just read this. D'oh! I'll have to get in on...

Just read this. D'oh! I'll have to get in on the next one.
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