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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-04-2013, 04:43 AM
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Posted By stikman33
Yeah, I let mine sit for 3-4 weeks typically on...

Yeah, I let mine sit for 3-4 weeks typically on purpose. As the batches I've done have aged, i continually learn that time is beers friend. I just had a smoked porter that I bottled at the end of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-31-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,362
Posted By stikman33
I went to a Zacharys in San Ramon, CA recently,...

I went to a Zacharys in San Ramon, CA recently, had some great deep dish pizza, and they had Stone IPA on tap, not bad at all for a pizza joint!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-10-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By stikman33
Was it in secondary or on the primary yeast that...

Was it in secondary or on the primary yeast that long?

Either way taste it! If it was in secondary its probably awesome! I've never aged anything that long in primary, but might have a funny...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-08-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By stikman33
I have gotten flavors like that at 2 weeks before...

I have gotten flavors like that at 2 weeks before in a brown ale I did recently. At 3 then 4 weeks the flavor was completely gone. Sounds like its young.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-06-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By stikman33
Mine took 3 weeks to mellow out, and got better...

Mine took 3 weeks to mellow out, and got better with time. Mine was an OG 1.050 smoked porter. Been bottled 3 months now and is amazing!

I just did a brown ale also, and I opened the first one...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By stikman33
I did a smoked porter in the beginning of...

I did a smoked porter in the beginning of december, extract recipe similar to yours. Came out fantastic! Took a good 2 months to age out correctly, but now its smooth, dark, and very roasty with a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,519
Posted By stikman33
Yeah, my LHBS is about 20 miles away or so. I go...

Yeah, my LHBS is about 20 miles away or so. I go there for a lot of my stuff, especially the heavier things. shipping is often brutal if you aren't order it in large quantitys.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,554
Posted By stikman33
Isn't Malto Goya the same thing as you are...

Isn't Malto Goya the same thing as you are describing above? Unfermerted wort? I've seen it at the mexican grocery stores here in town and was told it makes a decent starter in a pinch!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,956
Posted By stikman33
Quite the find! Some of those should be...

Quite the find! Some of those should be interesting after all that time, others more scary!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By stikman33
The smack pack shouldn't have hurt anything, it...

The smack pack shouldn't have hurt anything, it went in clean. I would let it condition for a bit before you judge on the final taste, I typically let my stuff go 3 weeks minimum in bottles.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,020
Posted By stikman33
Time really is a cure for things. Every beer I...

Time really is a cure for things. Every beer I have made so far tasted better at 3 weeks bottle than 2 weeks. They all still have a slight off flavor that soon. I just had the smooth nut brown ale...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By stikman33
Yeah, put it in a pan of water and throw a towel...

Yeah, put it in a pan of water and throw a towel or shirt over it to act as a swamp cooler
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,661
Posted By stikman33
SN pale ale was the first good beer I ever had,...

SN pale ale was the first good beer I ever had, then it snowballed from there quickly!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By stikman33
I drink when playing golf earlier than when I...

I drink when playing golf earlier than when I drink brewing!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,551
Posted By stikman33
I have a smoked porter that is almost bottled for...

I have a smoked porter that is almost bottled for 3 months now, it gets better and better. Have a brown ale that will be coming of age shortly in the bottles about 3 weeks. Going to do 1 more cold...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,794
Posted By stikman33
Done

Done
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By stikman33
Yeah, the primary fermentation is complete. When...

Yeah, the primary fermentation is complete. When you ad the bottling sugar though you kick start things again, the yeast eat the little sugar you gave them and produce the Co2 that gives you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By stikman33
Yeah, thats normal sediment. I don't touch my...

Yeah, thats normal sediment. I don't touch my stuff once its bottled to let it settle out nicely for at least 2+ weeks. (I'm nervous, I typically drink one at 2 weeks, but it most gets better in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,536
Posted By stikman33
The nut brown ale I got from midwest supply used...

The nut brown ale I got from midwest supply used 1lb of brown sugar as part of the fermentables! I forgot it at first, it was suppsed to be in full boil time, but I didn't add it to the boil until...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By stikman33
Incandescent light won't hurt anything, its just...

Incandescent light won't hurt anything, its just direct sunlight?

Thats good to know, my wife wants to move my bottle collection to a shelf that is not behind a cabinet! These are all brown stuff...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-18-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,914
Posted By stikman33
My wife likes that I make my own, she thinks its...

My wife likes that I make my own, she thinks its cooler than buying it from the store! She made a pot roast the other day and used a smoked porter I made in the stock pot! Yeah, she's good... so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By stikman33
Interesting! I didn't realize something like...

Interesting! I didn't realize something like that would be that cheap. Maybe that is something that I could build. I am interested in doing a lager sometime and continuing to do ales in the summer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By stikman33
Thank you for the suggestions, I have tried some...

Thank you for the suggestions, I have tried some commercial belgians (Chimay Grande Reserve was an experience in a corked bottle!) and really enjoyed them. I hear a lot about Saisons and would be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By stikman33
Warm weather brewing, any types good at higher temps?

Hey guys, don't have a setup yet for a fridge that I can lager or really control temps in so here is my dilema. During the winter time here in CA my themostat keeps the house at a nice 68-70, and it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-08-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By stikman33
Yeah, I served a friend of mine a Stone IPA I had...

Yeah, I served a friend of mine a Stone IPA I had in the after asking him what beer he liked... He didn't know. I started to ask him if he liked lighter/darker stuff, and he said "i don't like dark...
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