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Forum: Fruit Beer 06-05-2012, 02:29 AM
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Posted By esarkipato
For those that complain of tartness -- you need...

For those that complain of tartness -- you need to age this a bit more. Like a wine that uses a lot of fruit, age will bring out the natural strawberry flavor.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-27-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,672
Posted By esarkipato
I am thinking of a triple batch coming up here,...

I am thinking of a triple batch coming up here, and only have 1 brew kettle and 1 mash/lauter tun. A few things I am thinking of to ease the pain of a long day and increase efficiencies:

-do 30...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-11-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By esarkipato
Coming around to harvest time again. To update...

Coming around to harvest time again. To update this thread, I experienced some pretty crazy sulphur production. I ended up running the wine through copper tubing I had laying around and WHALA it...
Forum: Mead 08-16-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 45,293
Posted By esarkipato
Sounds awesome. I'm becoming a fan of weaker...

Sounds awesome. I'm becoming a fan of weaker meads - not so dang long for aging!
Forum: Mead 08-16-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 45,293
Posted By esarkipato
I'm going to read those recipes right now! Good...

I'm going to read those recipes right now! Good thinking. I've read many of his, but never the blackberry ones.
Forum: Mead 08-16-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By esarkipato
Sounds pretty delic! I've never had a...

Sounds pretty delic! I've never had a huckleberry let alone brewed with one. However, I think you will be pleased with the results - if you have patience :). Higher gravity meads like this that...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-05-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By esarkipato
Well I just had the same problem as you did...

Well I just had the same problem as you did Bovine. Brewed a high gravity IPA with huge aroma additions and dry hopping. As soon as carbonation levels were OK the HUGE amarillo nose was pretty much...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-05-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By esarkipato
Right, so the san fran yeast took about 24 hours...

Right, so the san fran yeast took about 24 hours to get moving, which scared me right good. But at that point it took off, and the aromas from the ferment were great. So, after another day I added...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-25-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By esarkipato
Yea I should really do better about making...

Yea I should really do better about making starters. Really. But when I get the chance to brew, I just gotta do it. I decided to go ahead and pitch the decanted yeast, but I'll wait to add the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-24-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By esarkipato
WLP810 Starter

I'm hoping to ferment a braggot (raspberry brown ale with 50-60% honey) with san fransisco lager yeast. It worked really well for me in the past, and I washed and preserved about 1 cup of the yeast...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-16-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By esarkipato
Great advice. I guess I didn't even think about...

Great advice. I guess I didn't even think about the sterilization of the un-boiled wort (other than keeping it's containers sterile).

I'll probably just bring the "second" wort to a boil after my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-15-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By esarkipato
Reduces hop utilization in concentrated boils

I really want to max out my 15g mash tun. So bad. I'm planning to do a double batch of an ipa. I'm calculating a gravity for 11 gallons of beer with 35 lbs of grain of about 1.080, given my...
Forum: Mead 04-16-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 45,293
Posted By esarkipato
inexperience. I thought they might be more...

inexperience. I thought they might be more prominent in the flavor if they were added in secondary.

At this point, if I were to make this again, the berries would go in the primary OR I would add...
Forum: General Techniques 03-31-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By esarkipato
Nucleation sites - awesome. It sounds like the...

Nucleation sites - awesome. It sounds like the same could be accomplished using a sponge or other porous material. Maybe I'll try an experiment (read=excuse to drink another beer).

Regarding...
Forum: General Techniques 03-30-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By esarkipato
Over-carbonation CURE

I have a batch of cider/graf that was bottled and the FG must not have been low enough. There is waaaaay too much carbonation in there.

BUT, I thought to try throwing an orange slice in there...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-23-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,395
Posted By esarkipato
If I did, you better be sure I'd try it. :) ...

If I did, you better be sure I'd try it. :)

@mb2696: not yet. Sadly.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-22-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By esarkipato
Well, I guess I'd stick with my recommendation to...

Well, I guess I'd stick with my recommendation to try 3 oz dry hop and see how you like it for a "normal" gravity. My red's rya PA was 1.068 I think and 3 oz was great. Can't hurt can it!?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-15-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By esarkipato
Try 3 oz dry hop. To me this finally gets it up...

Try 3 oz dry hop. To me this finally gets it up in the realm of a potent hop aroma. Then again, you are referring to flavor .... aren't flavoring hops supposed to be in the 20-40 minute range? Are...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,395
Posted By esarkipato
I'm determined to try this. But my calculations...

I'm determined to try this. But my calculations show an OG of 20, or about 1.083 converted, and an ABV of 9.3% which is what my bottle says, to be pretty damn near impossible. Well not impossible...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 71,091
Posted By esarkipato
I did brew this but closer to tamoore's recipe. ...

I did brew this but closer to tamoore's recipe. I did 2 oz dry hop with 1oz in the bottling bucket for a few hours...the hop aroma and rye spice balance perfectly. I'm not a pro beer taster but I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By esarkipato
I say go for it! I am, and I'm in the same boat...

I say go for it! I am, and I'm in the same boat as you. I've pitched a 1/2 gal starter of WLP810 into what is otherwise a pale ale with Hallertau hops. I put the 6g carboy in an 18 gallon tote...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By esarkipato
I respectfully disagree. Ask a commercial...

I respectfully disagree. Ask a commercial operation and hopefully (usually) they will say the most important factor in brewing beer is sanitization!! If you are like me you will have or already...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-23-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By esarkipato
If I were you, I'd rather not leave something in...

If I were you, I'd rather not leave something in primary for 6-7 weeks unless you are lagering. Not only is it on yeast cake, but various trub that may contribute off flavors (hey, there's a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-23-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By esarkipato
I'd stick with the pacific NW hops for a citrus...

I'd stick with the pacific NW hops for a citrus aroma, and stay away from earthier more resiny hops.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-22-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By esarkipato
I've done this without ill effect. However the...

I've done this without ill effect. However the safe and clean way would be to wash it all. Which you could pretty easily do.
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