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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 09:33 PM
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Posted By hotspurdotus
Would this would work? Yes. Would I ever try...

Would this would work? Yes.

Would I ever try it? No.

The problem is that final gravity can vary depending on a numbers of factors. Getting the expected carb level would be a crapshoot.
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By hotspurdotus
My advice is to drink your delicious beer when...

My advice is to drink your delicious beer when it's ready. A day or two at 60 shouldn't negatively affect the flavor.
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-06-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By hotspurdotus
If it makes you feel better, most homebrewers...

If it makes you feel better, most homebrewers have made a boneheaded mistake or two. I once bottled a third of a batch before I realized I hadn't added the priming sugar.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-05-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By hotspurdotus
I brewed 15 gallons of saison 2 weeks ago, and...

I brewed 15 gallons of saison 2 weeks ago, and pitched 3 different yeasts. I fermented in my attic, where temps are 765-85.

I checked gravity yesterday; here are the results.

Wyeast 3724 -...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-04-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By hotspurdotus
I don't see anything funky in there. Looks like...

I don't see anything funky in there. Looks like clean beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-04-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By hotspurdotus
let's do this

let's do this
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-02-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By hotspurdotus
I did a Rye Saison with 3711 last fall. I...

I did a Rye Saison with 3711 last fall.

I bittered with 2oz of Styrian Goldings (33 IBU) and dry hopped with 2oz of Amarillo. I got a thumbs up from my saison drinking friends.

I like to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By hotspurdotus
If you have a Co-Op or natural foods store...

If you have a Co-Op or natural foods store around, you can probably find flaked wheat or rye there.

Good luck, but I have doubts that 85 Pils/15 Oats will make a very good Berliner.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-30-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By hotspurdotus
When are you adding the honey to beer, and how...

When are you adding the honey to beer, and how much are adding?

Honey can be tricky to use. If you want to retain the flavor and aroma, you'll need to add it after flameout. My procedure is to...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-29-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By hotspurdotus
Good thread! About #2. My experimental...

Good thread!

About #2. My experimental brewing crew started a Berliner Weisse project. We did a large batch, and split it into several fermenters where we pitched different strains of Lacto,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-17-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By hotspurdotus
I'd buy the 25. It's too big for 5 gallon, but...

I'd buy the 25. It's too big for 5 gallon, but you won't be doing those anymore (trust me on this one). It should be ok for 10 gallons, though cooling might take longer since your chiller is likely...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By hotspurdotus
I'd open a few more. You know, for science. :mug:...

I'd open a few more. You know, for science. :mug:

If they are also nicely carbed, I'd chill as many as you have room for, and find a cooler place for the rest.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-15-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By hotspurdotus
Most flaked wheat isnt malted. Its ready to mash...

Most flaked wheat isnt malted. Its ready to mash with, though, since the flaking process softens the wheat.

Raw wheat kernels typically require a cereal mash beforehand.
Forum: Brew Science 06-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By hotspurdotus
What do you mean by mineral water? That might be...

What do you mean by mineral water? That might be the issue right there.

Can you get distilled water where you're at? Try using 50% distilled water, or 100% distilled and adding salts to build...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-14-2014, 01:49 PM
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Posted By hotspurdotus
When your beer purchases are influenced by how...

When your beer purchases are influenced by how easy it is to remove the labels from the bottles.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-01-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 179
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Posted By hotspurdotus
I went with the non-ported version. You can...

I went with the non-ported version. You can always add a port yourself later on. All you need is a good cordless drill and a step bit.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-20-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By hotspurdotus
I've been picking the brains of my hop head...

I've been picking the brains of my hop head friends recently, trying to brew the best IPA for my purposes.

Several friends have told me that dry hopping tends to fade quickly. For bottled IPAs...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-19-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By hotspurdotus
Cali, can you give me some details on your...

Cali, can you give me some details on your stovetop reduction? I tried it once with a Scotch Ale and ended up with a big mess due to lack of attention. What heat settings do you use, how much do you...
Forum: General Techniques 05-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By hotspurdotus
I wouldn't try it. The top of the barrel will dry...

I wouldn't try it. The top of the barrel will dry out and be much more permeable to oxygen. You're likely to end up with a lot of unfriendly bugs (acetobacter, etc) that will ruin the barrel for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-16-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By hotspurdotus
This is pretty much my SOP now. 10 gallon batches...

This is pretty much my SOP now. 10 gallon batches are 100% beer, but maybe 25% more work. 5 Gallon batches are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

Instead of creating a simple base recipe, I...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By hotspurdotus
Sounds like a good beer, quietglow! Which saison...

Sounds like a good beer, quietglow! Which saison yeast are you using? I'm definitely going to get some fresh sour cherries this season for fruiting.

I haven't done a sour mash, so I don't have...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By hotspurdotus
Trusty, I used to avoid hoppy beers, but hanging...

Trusty, I used to avoid hoppy beers, but hanging out with other home brewers taught me that its only certain hops I dont like. For example, I can spot Simcoe a mile away, and rarely finish a beer...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-16-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By hotspurdotus
Lactic Acid actually inhibits the many bad...

Lactic Acid actually inhibits the many bad bacteria from taking hold. Just try to keep the oxygen to a minimum.



The Mad Ferm was in a Facebook chat yesterday on BYO's site. He said "If you...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-15-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By hotspurdotus
A couple thoughts. - Your starter is most...

A couple thoughts.

- Your starter is most likely souring. You really need to taste to be sure, though. Visual signs tend to vary.

- Don't swirl. Lacto doesn't need oxygen, but other bugs that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By hotspurdotus
Is this the only one you've opened? If so, that's...

Is this the only one you've opened? If so, that's too small of sample size to determine much of anything. I'd open a few more and see if it's an isolated issue.
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