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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 12:00 AM
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Posted By mesa4234
Typically, if your fg hasn't changed for a few...

Typically, if your fg hasn't changed for a few days (at least 3) it is done fermenting.

How long has it been fermenting? It doesn't hurt to keep it in the primary for a few extra days.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-26-2014, 11:33 PM
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Posted By mesa4234
In!

In!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2014, 11:27 PM
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Posted By mesa4234
When I have a stuck fermentation, I usually use...

When I have a stuck fermentation, I usually use safale s-05. It is a clean fermenting yeast as long as you keep it at the right temp. I usually ferment s-05 at around 64, so the ambient temp needs be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2014, 11:34 PM
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Posted By mesa4234
I drink PBR when it is on tap occasionally, and I...

I drink PBR when it is on tap occasionally, and I will bring a case of it to tailgates as a lighter beer since we are drinking for 6-8 hours.

I also drink Coors Light at my local dive bar. They...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 08-23-2014, 11:29 PM
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Posted By mesa4234
thanks! Picked one up!

thanks! Picked one up!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-23-2014, 09:59 PM
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Posted By mesa4234
The first time I used the oats, my lhbs was out...

The first time I used the oats, my lhbs was out of flaked wheat, so I just decided to use the oats.

Honestly, there isn't much difference. There is a little less "wheaty" taste with the oats, but...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-23-2014, 05:38 PM
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Posted By mesa4234
Ritetemp thermostat for chiller?

I am building a Son of a fermentation chiller and I picked up a ritetemp thermostat (model 6010) from HD. It was the cheapest one, but I notice it says it is for 24v and I plan on using a 12v power...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-23-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By mesa4234
Thanks for the reply. That sounds like a good...

Thanks for the reply. That sounds like a good idea. I have used k-meta before, just not in cider because I usually used pasteurized juice.

I am interested in trying this one out. I am not sure if...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-22-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By mesa4234
Elderflower cider

I am going to experiment with some elderflower in a gallon of cider. I plan on using a 1.5 gallons of Costco juice, 1/4 to 1/2 lb honey, and some dried elderflower from the homebrew shop.

Has...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-21-2014, 10:30 PM
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Posted By mesa4234
I am brewing this right now with a few small...

I am brewing this right now with a few small changes. Going with S-05 and flaked oats instead of the wheat.

I brewed it this way two years ago and SWMBO liked it better than the original recipe,...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-04-2014, 12:24 AM
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Posted By mesa4234
I am in!

I am in!
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 03-25-2014, 01:35 AM
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Posted By mesa4234
87

87
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2014, 02:56 AM
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Posted By mesa4234
Thanks. How did you set it up using home wiring...

Thanks. How did you set it up using home wiring components?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By mesa4234
Have keg for keggle, what to build

I have been brewing for about 2 years, mostly extract but some BIAB. Currently I have 20 quart kettle, a 32 quart kettle and a cooler that I have converted to a mash tun (though I haven't had the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-19-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 105
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Posted By mesa4234
I have a 2006 braggot from Atlantic Brewing in...

I have a 2006 braggot from Atlantic Brewing in Maine. I drank the 2007 a year or so ago and it was fantastic. As far as my own beer. I found about a dozen or so Citra Pale Ales that I brewed a year...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-18-2014, 10:57 PM
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Posted By mesa4234
When I was in Ireland I think I had one Guiness...

When I was in Ireland I think I had one Guiness and that was at the factory. I did have a few Murphy's stouts and I liked them quite a bit more than the Guiness.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By mesa4234
It could be that it didn't finish fermenting. ...

It could be that it didn't finish fermenting.

However, in my experience, when I open a warm bottle I almost always get a gusher. Chill the next one for a day or two, and then try it. Check that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By mesa4234
In my experience, I find it better the leave the...

In my experience, I find it better the leave the beer in the primary more than four days. Even though it dropped to 1.033, the yeast probably still had some work to do. Even if the gravity wasn't...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By mesa4234
honey malt as steeping grain?

I am brewing an American Wheat either today or tomorrow, and I would like to use a bit of honey malt. Can honey malt be steeped or does it have to be mashed with other grains? I also don't want the...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 02-22-2014, 11:27 AM
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Posted By mesa4234
I am going to brew an extract version of this. I...

I am going to brew an extract version of this. I don't have the capability to do AG in the winter yet.

I converted it in Beersmith and it gave me 5.5lbs of wheat extract and a quarter lb of C20....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-03-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By mesa4234
I am fermenting a kolsch right now, but I am...

I am fermenting a kolsch right now, but I am using East Coast Yeast. I have kept it at 56-59 ambient for the first week, and I plan on keeping it there for another week. Then I am going to move it to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-30-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By mesa4234
Sounds like a plan. I will keep it in the low 60s...

Sounds like a plan. I will keep it in the low 60s when I ferment.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By mesa4234
Cascade Hefe?

So, I have cleaned out most of my older ingredients from the fridge, and what I am left with is a vial of WLP300 and two ounces of cascade. Has anyone done a cascade hefe? The yeast is a bit older,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-10-2014, 11:20 AM
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Posted By mesa4234
Marynka hops?

I was recently given some marynka hops. I was thinking of using them in a maibock, and right now I am thinking of just going with the marynka (something like 2-3 oz at 60 and the rest distributed...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-09-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,846
Posted By mesa4234
I tend to agree with this...but if you ask my...

I tend to agree with this...but if you ask my LHBS, they would say the opposite!
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