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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2013, 01:14 AM
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Posted By HandyBrewer
Need some help identifying my recipe

So this might sound weird and newbish, but I want some help to classify this next brew.

If I had to take a guess, it would be a Scotch Ale but I want other's opinions to help me tell my testers...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-10-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By HandyBrewer
The hoppier version you speak of is a lot like...

The hoppier version you speak of is a lot like the batch I brewed, and am referencing in the original post.

It is new to me to have a wheat beer with no additional spices or flavors added.

I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-10-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By HandyBrewer
Wheat Beer Question

I'm not really concerned, because I'm adding raspberry flavoring, and the beer doesn't taste...bad...but it is just a general question I have...

What is your experience with wheat beers before...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By HandyBrewer
Im going to dry hop. I forgot to mention that it...

Im going to dry hop. I forgot to mention that it is an ipa.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-09-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By HandyBrewer
Okay, so.... I did a gravity reading and...

Okay, so....

I did a gravity reading and tasting tonight and the gravity is now down to 1.010. I will test it again tomorrow and if it drops below, then I will cold crash. so I can prevent the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By HandyBrewer
Thank you for the responses. I think I will...

Thank you for the responses.

I think I will take another reading tonight and if it dropped to 1.010 or lower I may cold crash since I'm already passed my anticipated FG. Once I do that for 30-48...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By HandyBrewer
It is fermenting at about 67 degrees. I will let...

It is fermenting at about 67 degrees. I will let it go for a couple more days in hopes that it will slow down. I'm not opposed to letting it go longer, but I'm worried about the gravity getting too...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By HandyBrewer
Question about Wyeast 1272

Wyeast 1272 is making me nervous...

I brewed 9 days ago and the little guys are still going strong. I know not to trust the bubbles in the airlock, but I have to believe that when I can see...
Forum: For Sale 12-12-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By HandyBrewer
Anything $50 and Under... I would prefer original...

Anything $50 and Under... I would prefer original Ball Lock.
Forum: For Sale 12-11-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By HandyBrewer
Not quite sure where you are seeing this sale....

Not quite sure where you are seeing this sale....
Forum: For Sale 12-11-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By HandyBrewer
5 gallon ball lock kegs - Omaha, NE area

I'm getting equipment together do a kegerator buildout. I need kegs! Of course I can go to my LHBS, but I'd rather give the money to a fellow brewer that has extra kegs....that way they can go to the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,992
Posted By HandyBrewer
I havent had any issues with collapse....at least...

I havent had any issues with collapse....at least i dont notice it. Even if it collapses, the runnings still make it through the braid and it still filters the runnings.
I like the copper coil idea...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-04-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,992
Posted By HandyBrewer
You can get a stainless steel braided toilet...

You can get a stainless steel braided toilet supply line and cut off the ends, push out the hose, and then you have a filter that works really well. Same concept as the bazooka tube, but about $10...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-09-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By HandyBrewer
It looks like the little guys just woke up for a...

It looks like the little guys just woke up for a little snack when I transferred to the secondary. The layer of foam has dropped significantly in the last 18-20 hours and the beer still smells like...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-09-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By HandyBrewer
That is why I ask! Another person's point of view...

That is why I ask! Another person's point of view is always nice to have because I haven't thought about those points you have made.

With #1 I think that using a small like 80mm fan on a rheostat...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-09-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By HandyBrewer
I used Belgian Witbier (Wyeast Labs #3944). I'm...

I used Belgian Witbier (Wyeast Labs #3944). I'm obviously going to just let it go...can't hurt if it keeps fermenting...right?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-09-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By HandyBrewer
1.010

1.010
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-09-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By HandyBrewer
Krausen in Secondary Fermenter

Ok...I have read some other threads about this TYPE of issue, but I have a little more detail behind mine. (I'm a new to brewing, brewer)

Fermenting a Blonde Ale @ 67-69 degrees:
1. After 3...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-05-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By HandyBrewer
I know this is an old post, but maybe someone has...

I know this is an old post, but maybe someone has a good answer to this good man's question about his fermentation chamber. I am in the same predicament and wondered if anyone has made it work...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-04-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By HandyBrewer
Selling Homegrown Hops

Has anyone been successful at selling hops via craigslist or any other sites? I have 4 varieties right now that are I just harvested first year and did pretty well. If what they say is true, 2nd and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-02-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By HandyBrewer
Actually, the way it is designed I can use a...

Actually, the way it is designed I can use a small space heater at the base where the air intake is located, but right now I'm doing a cool drying process using the room temp air.

I do have to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By HandyBrewer
Hop Dryer

I was just wondering if I could get some feedback on my home built hop dryer that I am currently using to dry my 1st year harvest.

I am using a roof mount server rack cooling fan assembly to draw...
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