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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-16-2013, 03:54 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
Bru - How did the beer turn out?

Bru - How did the beer turn out?
Forum: Hops Growing 08-20-2013, 06:12 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
For what it's worth I've got Zeus and Nuggets...

For what it's worth I've got Zeus and Nuggets planted in great soil and they get plenty of sunlight. My Nuggets went completely crazy and are producing loads of cones, my Zeus is maybe only 5-6 feet...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-05-2013, 08:29 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
Sooo.... I'm learning a lot about brewing lately....

Sooo.... I'm learning a lot about brewing lately. :drunk:

Ended up modifying the recipe at the LHBS at the last minute, and it turned out quite differently than I had intended.

I had my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-05-2013, 08:17 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
Thanks St Pug. Ended up modifying the recipe at...

Thanks St Pug. Ended up modifying the recipe at the LHBS, and screwed up my volumes lost vs volume into fermenter.

I rehydrated two packets of S-04 and used servomyces and oxygen. Wort was...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-03-2013, 01:18 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
Thanks St Pug, I know there are basically a...

Thanks St Pug, I know there are basically a billion different yeast options! Haha I pulled the recommendation of S-04 from a northern brewer RIS recipe.

I'm trying to make a clone of Central...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-03-2013, 02:09 AM
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Posted By NickinWI
What other options for yeast do I have? I'm...

What other options for yeast do I have? I'm trying to make an 8.5% abv beer.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2013, 03:31 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
Thanks for the advice osagedr and cheezydemon3! ...

Thanks for the advice osagedr and cheezydemon3!

I've managed to bung up enough things lately, so I will play it safe and just pitch the 2 packs of rehydrated yeast. Looks like it should be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-02-2013, 03:14 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
Recipe Critique: Central Water's Peruvian Morning BA Coffee Stout Clone

It's about 6 months until the deep dark embrace of midwinter in Wisconsin takes ahold of us in it's icy grip. And I'm wanting to brew something to spread warmth and cheer!

There are a great...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By NickinWI
This is one of those events that highlights my...

This is one of those events that highlights my well polished planning skills. :D

Honestly I wasn't really sure what I was going to brew... My plan was to just dump the yeast, but I put together...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-01-2013, 05:46 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
How long can yeast cake sit in fermenter before reusing?

I racked a low gravity brown ale off Safale S-04 yeast cake in my 6 gallon glass fermenter on Monday night this week. I am planning on brewing a 1.092 OG Imperial Stout on this coming Sunday, and I...
Forum: American Ale 07-20-2013, 02:30 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
I ha have polished off the first case and then...

I ha have polished off the first case and then some of my first 5 gallon batch of this with the family. It is light, clean and refreshing! Followed the recipe and came out at 1.042. I was a bit...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-14-2013, 09:04 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
+1 Of course, you could say you want to brew...

+1

Of course, you could say you want to brew a proven recipe that sounds good to you, three times in a row in order to get good at nailing that recipe - that would be a great plan!

I've gone...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,241
Posted By NickinWI
aaaaaaand WIN. "The more you drink, the more...

aaaaaaand WIN.

"The more you drink, the more you save!" :tank:
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-13-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,796
Posted By NickinWI
Good deal, sounds like it might be a good way for...

Good deal, sounds like it might be a good way for me to go.

Do you press down pretty hard on your basket with it tied off? I suppose if everything I use is sturdy enough it should be fine, but...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 89
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Posted By NickinWI
Oh yeah, need to stop giving it away too! ...

Oh yeah, need to stop giving it away too! :smack: But sharing is one of the best parts. :mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 89
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Posted By NickinWI
So far I manage to brew what I like to drink for...

So far I manage to brew what I like to drink for much less than the retail equivalent.

For me, I love gadgets (engineer) but the simpler I keep my brewing and the less junk I have to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-13-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By NickinWI
Cyclman - Thanks for the response! What about...

Cyclman - Thanks for the response! What about any beers that might actually be carbonated?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By NickinWI
Better than finding a $20 in your jeans after washing?

Finding a couple bottles of a decent beer you thought you were out of while digging through empties! :tank:

I brewed up NB's Inn keeper for a big crawfish boil I had nearly a month ago, and we...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-13-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,796
Posted By NickinWI
I will probably need to do that for bigger beers...

I will probably need to do that for bigger beers just to support their weight.

I don't have a basket though (wouldn't fit well with my brewmometer anyhow) and not sure how I could rinse the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By NickinWI
No carb porter - forgot to stir - How to fix?

The title captures the 3 main points. I brewed NB's St Paul Porter, bumped the OG slightly with an extra lb of dextrose. OG was 1.061, FG 1.013.

I added 2/3 cup of sugar dissolved in 2 cups...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-12-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,796
Posted By NickinWI
Only logical conclusion is that sugar falls out...

Only logical conclusion is that sugar falls out of the bag in Australia, and goes the same direction in the Northern hemisphere...hence the grains need a rinse! :cross: haha

Thanks for sharing...
Forum: American Ale 06-10-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,149
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Posted By NickinWI
Update: -Went into fermenter Wednesday June 5...

Update:
-Went into fermenter Wednesday June 5 w/rehydrated S-05 slurry
-14 hours later bubbling, but very thin krausen
-Some time Friday or Saturday the Krausen rose up a good couple inches (I was...
Forum: American Ale 06-07-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4,149
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Posted By NickinWI
Thanks- I'm learning the mantra is often not to...

Thanks- I'm learning the mantra is often not to worry, and things are usually fine! I was thinking about dry pitching a packet straight onto the wort since the rehydrating didn't work the hottest. ...
Forum: American Ale 06-06-2013, 08:37 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
Just brewed this recipe last night as my first AG...

Just brewed this recipe last night as my first AG BIAB (10.5g pot) recipe! This was also my first time brewing with "good" water. (half municiple and half distilled wally-world, with salts added...
Forum: Brew Science 05-29-2013, 06:52 PM
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Posted By NickinWI
AJ, thanks so much for the feedback. Makes...

AJ, thanks so much for the feedback.

Makes me proud that the beer I've made thus far (extract) has actually been pretty decent tasting. I don't think AG would have turned out as well.

RO...
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