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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-25-2010, 02:09 AM
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Posted By oberon567
(the summary of those 5,000 posts, though, is,...

(the summary of those 5,000 posts, though, is, no, it is fine to sit on a yeast cake for a good long while. assuming you're storing it at fermenting temps or lower, before you run the risk of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-24-2010, 05:59 PM
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Posted By oberon567
exactly. the longer you boil your hops the more...

exactly. the longer you boil your hops the more they isomerize and the more bitterness you get. (there is probably a cut off point, but i dont know what it is...). most recipes have a 60 min...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-16-2010, 02:45 PM
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Posted By oberon567
I think the truth of it is, the burnt flavors of...

I think the truth of it is, the burnt flavors of roasted barley can over power any chocolate flavor from the baking cocoa (or at least mask it, so they compliment but the chocolate is not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-14-2010, 03:45 AM
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Posted By oberon567
I second the above, your yeast should be fine. ...

I second the above, your yeast should be fine. Now that it has gotten started it should take care of its own business.

When you say you added "semi-sweet chocolate," do you mean like chocolate...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,214
Posted By oberon567
Could you use the peat as a steeping grain? ...

Could you use the peat as a steeping grain?

I mean, with so little of it in the grist it is not really adding a whole lot of sugars. So why not do some mini batches and steep the peat malt...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By oberon567
Thanks! I ended up mashing at about 150, or that...

Thanks! I ended up mashing at about 150, or that is what I aimed for.. I think it might have been off a bit, maybe closer to 152, but damn close...

I forgot that the beaker I usually measure my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By oberon567
Thanks for the input. I had planned on...

Thanks for the input.

I had planned on starting the ferment down around 62, and ramping it up every few days until it was around 70, and it will probably take a solid two weeks for the ferment,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2010, 03:55 PM
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Views: 431
Posted By oberon567
IIPA Recipe feedback

Howdy,
I just built a new mash tun and am going to break her in. I havent brewed in over a year, so I am rusty... here's what I came up, let me know what you think.

I am not aiming for a...
Forum: General Techniques 06-05-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By oberon567
It just fades... I dont know where it goes, its a...

It just fades... I dont know where it goes, its a beer mystery...

The worry of CO2 carrying off hop aroma isnt in the bottle conditioning, though, as you're right, it is a closed system. It is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-05-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,457
Posted By oberon567
IC works well for most folk. If you have a decent...

IC works well for most folk. If you have a decent length of hose hooked up to your IC, get yourself a large tub or bin, put it close to your brewpot, put a layer of ice on the bottom, coil all of...
Forum: General Techniques 06-04-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By oberon567
Some people choose to add the hops before...

Some people choose to add the hops before fermentation is complete, maybe while there is still 20% of fermentation left or so, under the auspice that it gives the active yeast the opportunity to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,320
Posted By oberon567
$16 a four pack in MA... but all of DFH's 4-packs...

$16 a four pack in MA... but all of DFH's 4-packs are worth that, at least once...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-04-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,457
Posted By oberon567
+1 on JZ's IC + Whirlpool. If you're not into...

+1 on JZ's IC + Whirlpool. If you're not into using a pump, though, I dont think that will work, as it is necessary for the whirlpool.

If you're pump free, then I would really just say add an ice...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-04-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By oberon567
Here is a possibility: ...

Here is a possibility:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/gingerbread-stout-3099/
Forum: DIY Projects 06-04-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2,767
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Posted By oberon567
As others, I was unable to get the 5/8" stainless...

As others, I was unable to get the 5/8" stainless steel. 5/8" zinc/steel was easy, though, and $0.30 each. So those went on the outside as spacers. What I was able to find easily in SS were 3/4". And...
Forum: General Techniques 06-03-2009, 12:25 PM
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Posted By oberon567
1.) I am assuming the reason for this is to avoid...

1.) I am assuming the reason for this is to avoid hot-side aeration... which some folks claim to be a myth at the home-brew scale anyway, though others swear it exists...

2.) As suggested above,...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-02-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,767
Views: 1,005,447
Posted By oberon567
Just bought my supplies today... will be building...

Just bought my supplies today... will be building when I get home. I am going away for 9 weks, unable to brew, and I want this to be ready and waiting for me when I return!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-29-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By oberon567
No worries. Just used the search function,...

No worries. Just used the search function, brother. Hope it treats you well, let us know how it goes!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-29-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By oberon567
How's this do ya for? ...

How's this do ya for?
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f78/india-brown-ale-87393/#post938073
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-29-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By oberon567
+1 for Carafa Special II. It is de-husked, and...

+1 for Carafa Special II. It is de-husked, and adds almost no taste, and certainly no burnt flavors. You dont need a lot, and you can actually go ahead and grind it all the way down, even finer than...
Forum: General Techniques 05-29-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 257,788
Posted By oberon567
Thanks, Saccharomyces. I am trying to figure out...

Thanks, Saccharomyces. I am trying to figure out how many might fit in my temp controlled fridge, especially the 6 gallon for fermenting...
Forum: General Techniques 05-29-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 257,788
Posted By oberon567
Thanks for the conversion chart, good to know! ...

Thanks for the conversion chart, good to know!

Anyone measure the external size of the winpaks? What size/shape did you guys go with?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-28-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By oberon567
I agree with NQ3X - if you're going for a Blonde...

I agree with NQ3X - if you're going for a Blonde Ale, and a partial boil, the less amount of time the extract is in there the better, just to reduce the possibility of kettle scorching, try to keep...
Forum: General Techniques 05-27-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 257,788
Posted By oberon567
Do you think the peanut smell, or whatever...

Do you think the peanut smell, or whatever oil-odor smell, would ever leave the container? Peanut Beer?
Forum: General Techniques 05-27-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 257,788
Posted By oberon567
Well, there is a 5 gallon version of the one Pol...

Well, there is a 5 gallon version of the one Pol uses, the cylindrical one. I just like the stackable ones. And, actually, there is a stackable 5 gallon version made by the same brand as the ones Pol...
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