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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-08-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By OaklandHills
So you say that it smells delicious? I'd run...

So you say that it smells delicious? I'd run with that. :-)

Why don't you collect a gravity sample in a week or so and see what it tastes like.

That is lot of fermentables once that notty...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-25-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By OaklandHills
I had a robust porter that I made from a friend's...

I had a robust porter that I made from a friend's recipe. It had a LOTTA hops in it. My friend doesn't use brewing software so when I punched it in, Brewmate predicted 120 IBU. I said to my...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-18-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,641
Posted By OaklandHills
Make a list of every bit of equipment/supplies...

Make a list of every bit of equipment/supplies you need to make this batch of beer and a list of everything you are going to do. Then, on brew day, work through your lists. annotate the lists as...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By OaklandHills
I absolutely think that different people are...

I absolutely think that different people are endowed with different taste bud capabilities with respect to what they like in beer. In other words, they taste different. Me, my wife, and friends...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-11-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,548
Posted By OaklandHills
In case no one else has said this yet, get some...

In case no one else has said this yet, get some kind of brew calculating software. I use Brewmate. The Tastybrew website has free calculators. Plus there are several commercial products. Any 5 or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By OaklandHills
Ugh. Bacon flavored beer? No thanks. And chili...

Ugh. Bacon flavored beer? No thanks. And chili pepper flavored beer. Tried that once. Bad idea. However, I just had a pint of Kona Brewing Co's coconut flavored brown ale (at the brewery) and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-09-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By OaklandHills
I made another batch of beer yesterday. Used...

I made another batch of beer yesterday. Used calculator to calc dough in temp for 8.9 lbs grain and 1.5 qrts water/pound, yada yada. Let strike water sit in cooler until hit dough in temp. ...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-08-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By OaklandHills
apartment woes?

So is this a 5 gallon batch and a 60 minute boil? So roughly 7+ gallons to boil assuming 1 gallon loss boiling, ~1 gallon adsorbed to the grain, right. Yup, two pots. Mashing in the 5 gallon pot...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By OaklandHills
Pliny the Elder Clone fermentation gone awry

I made a 2 gallon batch of PTE.
Recipe was:
4.6# American 2-row
0.2# crystal 40
0.25# cane sugar added w/10 minutes left in boil

hops:
1.35 oz columbus @ 90 min
0.25 oz centenial @ 45 min...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-02-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By OaklandHills
I've been using falconers for a couple of years...

I've been using falconers for a couple of years in the house IPA. Columbus for bittering and falconers for aroma and flavor. Makes a nice, clean citrusy ale.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-11-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 962
Posted By OaklandHills
Unusual amount of foam

I am sampling an IPA I've made several times before. It was in the fermentor for 3 weeks plus. Final gravity was 1.015; I measured gravity several times before bottling (cuz I like the taste of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-26-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By OaklandHills
What kind of mash paddle?

What material do people recommend for a mash paddle? Is a $5 plastic mash paddle worth the investment or will it wilt in a hot mash tun? Will a stainless steel paddle conduct enough heat that I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By OaklandHills
I suppose that the sample you collect to measure...

I suppose that the sample you collect to measure O.G. could go back in the fermentor if the hydrometer and measuring vial have been properly sanitized. That sample would be unpleasant to drink...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By OaklandHills
I get 4 gallons of wort boiling in ~45 minutes on...

I get 4 gallons of wort boiling in ~45 minutes on top of the stove. The house will smell great to you. Your wife, may not like it so much. My wife is particularly adverse to the smell of cluster...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By OaklandHills
Dry Stout not dry?

I am new to AG brewing. Found a recipe for a dry stout I wanted to try.
Recipe below.

Style: Dry Stout
TYPE: All Grain, BIAB
Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 3.25...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 09-26-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By OaklandHills
Mash temp ran a little high ~154 dF, when target...

Mash temp ran a little high ~154 dF, when target was 153 dF.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-26-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,508
Posted By OaklandHills
No visible activity

I was just about to post a frantic request for help for my ESB. Used a starter. 36 hrs after pitching, still no sign of activity. Read these posts. Decided to take a gravity reading. S.G. is...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 09-14-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By OaklandHills
Final Gravity after fixing stuck fermentation?

I have an IPA fermenting that was stuck at a gravity of 1.024. My target gravity was 1.018. Starting gravity was 1.073. That's never happened to me before. So I made a starter with some DME and a...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-31-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By OaklandHills
You say you're drinking this batch, so the yeast...

You say you're drinking this batch, so the yeast were happy during fermentation, right? In my experience, 1 oz priming sugar/gallon is plenty. If the yeast are happy post bottling, you should have...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-19-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,481
Posted By OaklandHills
I had to google "magic bullet" to see what it is....

I had to google "magic bullet" to see what it is. I think something with whirling blades will not last long grinding barley or not be so useful for other things after its been grinding barley on a...
Forum: Introductions 08-18-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 33
Posted By OaklandHills
New to Home Brew Talk for Oakland, CA

Greetings!
Just signed up to see what I can learn. I'm about to bottle batch #41. I've recently switched to a BIAB all-grain process. Due to equipment limitations, I do mostly 2 gallon and 4...
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