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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2014, 10:23 PM
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Posted By asterix404
Boiling is not only boiling though. You can still...

Boiling is not only boiling though. You can still have a simmer or a light boil. One the stove especially it is difficult. What you worry about is DMS particularly with Pils malt. The more vigourous...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By asterix404
Okay. Sorry for not being clear. Perhaps I should...

Okay. Sorry for not being clear. Perhaps I should have used the word "cost effective". A yeast packet costs about 3$. Wyeast costs between 8 and 10. If you chose to make a starter, let us just say...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By asterix404
Dry yeast comes with the proper nutrient set to...

Dry yeast comes with the proper nutrient set to get reaclimated. It is why when you rehydrate with it will bubble. The reason that no one makes a starter with dry yeast is that dry yeast is really...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By asterix404
Exact same thing happened to me. I pitched the...

Exact same thing happened to me. I pitched the beer. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with it but bottle bombs are really dangerous. Chill everything down in your fridge and pour it. I am sorry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By asterix404
Yea. What Doc said. A very cold and carbonated...

Yea. What Doc said. A very cold and carbonated beer tastes different than a hot and carbonated beer. Also, letting it sit for a bit will make a difference. I think I heard that 6 months decreases the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By asterix404
So I am going to be anal about this because this...

So I am going to be anal about this because this is a common mistake and best to nip that. A stout always has roasted barley. If you didn't add roasted barley, it isn't a stout, it is still a porter....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By asterix404
GAH! I hate it when people say that making a...

GAH! I hate it when people say that making a starter for dry yeast doesn't work. It will work perfectly fine. The reason you shouldn't do it is that DME is more expensive than another packet or two. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By asterix404
Okay. You cannot make a heff with unmalted wheat....

Okay. You cannot make a heff with unmalted wheat. What you can make with unmalted wheat is a witbier and those are awesome. Also, with your supplies you can make two batches of the stuff because why...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By asterix404
Lagers need starters. This is why liquid yeast...

Lagers need starters. This is why liquid yeast with lagers is so terrible for the normal home brewer that I would never recommend doing it. What you want to do is pitch 2 or 3 packs of yeast with a 2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By asterix404
In short no. Once the fermentation is done, you...

In short no. Once the fermentation is done, you can store the beer at any temperature. What you will have to be careful of though is pitching priming sugar. The amount of dissolved CO2 is temperature...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By asterix404
Collecting blowoff yeast?

Hi everyone. I had the experience that most people have when they first need to use a blowoff tube. My carboy was about to explode with krausen so I shoved some tubing I had around into the bung and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By asterix404
Hmm. So I did carefully examine it and it turns...

Hmm. So I did carefully examine it and it turns out that there is some dissolved CO2 in the beer but really not much at all. So this is funny. I have been kegging for a very long time but I never...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By asterix404
Almost no head retention and I can't figure out why.

Hi All,

I tried brewing a belgian blonde and well, this is my first experiance with Belgians. I typically brew german beers but I REALLY wanted a tripple so I brewed this to get the yeast cake....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By asterix404
I ended up tossing the starter. It smelled sort...

I ended up tossing the starter. It smelled sort of vile and tasted sort of vile so I really didn't want to use it. Thanks all! I actually went the LHBS and they gave me a new smack pack. This one...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By asterix404
The starter still has all of those intermittent...

The starter still has all of those intermittent products in it though, how would I know what I am suppose to be tasting? I have never thought about tasting a starter, what should it taste like?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By asterix404
For this I did 3c water to 3/4c DME and ended up...

For this I did 3c water to 3/4c DME and ended up with about 800ml in the flask. I followed the same guides as I always do. I smelled it again and it smells less vinous so I guess I will be brewing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By asterix404
I have had it going for about 3 days on and off...

I have had it going for about 3 days on and off the stir plate. It was an accident that it went that long but I would have expected to see something. I pitched when the wort was cool and the bag was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By asterix404
Urgent: Should I pitch my starter

I have been doing this for a long time but this is the first time I made a starter and it didn't krausen. I have it running on a stir plate and the ambient temp was about 85 degrees in the day and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-20-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By asterix404
You will get hot side oxidation by not draining...

You will get hot side oxidation by not draining directly into your kettle. I don't know if that matters or not though. Apparently, even though you boil for a long time, this will have an affect on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By asterix404
I think it is a balance between malt and hops. I...

I think it is a balance between malt and hops. I brewed a bock which had an IBU:GU ratio of about .25-.30. You can take the dark munich. In fact, you can only taste the dark munich. I would try...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By asterix404
So why aren't you using a 6G pot? You still can't...

So why aren't you using a 6G pot? You still can't heat up an igloo cooler.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By asterix404
You are going to have a huge problem with...

You are going to have a huge problem with fermentation. Did you use a huge starter? I think at this point you might want to add water to it since you are looking at yeast not being able to start and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-19-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By asterix404
So the trick to doing good decoction mashing is...

So the trick to doing good decoction mashing is to ignore all forms of measure. This is a totally back of the envelope calculation, it was formed as a back of the envelope calculation and the numbers...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-19-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By asterix404
Just to add to the confusion, someone makes a...

Just to add to the confusion, someone makes a 100% stainless ball valve, shank and connector set. I bought mine from the LHBS. Personally I love it. The shank now has a 3/8 nipple connecting to 3/8...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-19-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,797
Posted By asterix404
Do not bother with plates. They are total...

Do not bother with plates. They are total overkill for all but half and full barrel setups. Immersion coolers are cheap and easy to make if you are going to make it or easy to buy if you are going to...
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