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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-03-2013, 02:47 AM
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Posted By Amff
Thanks for the input. Cheers!

Thanks for the input. Cheers!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-01-2013, 04:53 AM
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Posted By Amff
It does. Just replace the extract with 12 pounds...

It does. Just replace the extract with 12 pounds of pale malt.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-01-2013, 03:55 AM
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Posted By Amff
IPA Help

Im attempting to build off the MoreBeer Columbus IPA. I wanted a variety of hops, more of an Amber color, and better head retention. This is my first attempt at creating my own recipe so any input...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2013, 03:30 AM
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Posted By Amff
+1. Look on amazon. They have some great deals....

+1. Look on amazon. They have some great deals. Need to take into consideration the shipping cost but a burner and immersion chiller can be purchased for under $100 for each. I started out with...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-07-2013, 01:44 AM
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Posted By Amff
Great question and response. I've learned to...

Great question and response. I've learned to adapt to the change but I always wondered why it drops so low. It sounds like I need to purchase yet another gadget for my beer.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-27-2013, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Amff
I plan on brewing this next weekend and I have a...

I plan on brewing this next weekend and I have a question about raising the mash from 145 to 155. I'm relatively new to AG so I've never done this before. I read some people actually poured the mash...
Forum: General Techniques 04-16-2013, 03:35 AM
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Posted By Amff
PH meter question

I broke down and bought a PH meter and I used it this past weekend. My question is when do you take the reading? I waited 10 minutes to take a sample. I cooled the sample down to 71 degrees and I...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 04-16-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Amff
If you like sucaba you will like Double DBA. Big,...

If you like sucaba you will like Double DBA. Big, boozy, and smooth. I was just at the brewer 3 weeks ago and had Sucaba, Double DBA an their Anniversary ale. All amazing.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-13-2013, 01:29 AM
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Posted By Amff
I'm assuming since you went back twice and have...

I'm assuming since you went back twice and have one aging the beer lived up to the hype.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-12-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Amff
I've had sacaba twice now and both times it was...

I've had sacaba twice now and both times it was phenomenal. If you have a chance to pick it up I would do it. You won't be disappointed even with the $15 price tag. So many different flavors in that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2013, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Amff
I'm already committed to the crystal 60 but I...

I'm already committed to the crystal 60 but I like the layer idea. Ill try it after I polish off this batch. Thanks Yooper.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-01-2013, 02:03 PM
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Posted By Amff
It is a 5 gallon batch and I'm using 12 pounds of...

It is a 5 gallon batch and I'm using 12 pounds of 2 row in addition to the crystal. This is only my 2nd AG beer which is why I'm estimating the low side. Im batch sparging and not crushing myself....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-01-2013, 02:28 AM
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Posted By Amff
Amber ale

I was scaling my amber ale recipe in Beersmith to account for my efficiency. Beersmith still had the SRM pretty light so I also scaled the crystal 60 to 2 lbs Is 2 lbs of 60 too much? I have 12 lbs...
Forum: Brew Science 02-16-2013, 03:11 AM
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Posted By Amff
Adjusting ph

I brewed my first AG batch a few weeks ago and I'm trying to dial in my ph. I treated all my water together, mash and sparge. Should I seperate these treatments? If so what is the most common best...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-18-2013, 03:20 AM
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Posted By Amff
I really appreciate all the feedback. I've decide...

I really appreciate all the feedback. I've decide to try and use my tap water with some campden tablets. I want to add 2 grams of gypsum 2 grams of calcium chloride and finally 3 ml of Lactic acid....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2013, 01:53 AM
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Posted By Amff
I got 5.2 ph balancer from morebeer and campden...

I got 5.2 ph balancer from morebeer and campden tablets. In addition to chlorine my water has chloramine. I learned the hard way with an extract batch I had to dump.

Since this is my first AG...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2013, 03:57 AM
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Posted By Amff
Thanks for the calculator tip. I was messing...

Thanks for the calculator tip. I was messing around with it. I still have a lot to learn about the science behind brew water

My grain bill will be 13.5

BeerSmith is calling for 8.81 gallons of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2013, 03:01 AM
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Posted By Amff
I'm going to batch sparge.

I'm going to batch sparge.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2013, 02:14 AM
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Posted By Amff
Water Analysis

My next batch will be my first AG batch and I was looking to save a little cash by using my tap water. Unfortunately, I have hard water. I'll be brewing an IPA so should I try and treat this water...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-09-2013, 04:54 AM
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Views: 321
Posted By Amff
Hop Advice

I just brewed my first IPA using strictly the Columbus hop. I would like to get a good feel for the different hop flavor profiles first hand and not just from what I read.

Any recommendations on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,354
Posted By Amff
Ok so I racked the imperial stout on the yeast...

Ok so I racked the imperial stout on the yeast cake from my IPA and saw activity within the hour. Thanks for that idea. When putting beer on an existing cake do you try and clean the sediment from...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-25-2012, 03:21 AM
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Views: 4,354
Posted By Amff
I have been brewing for a little over a year now....

I have been brewing for a little over a year now. I've read the books and magazines but this forum has been the most educational. It really outlines the art in brewing with all the different methods....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-24-2012, 05:09 PM
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Views: 4,354
Posted By Amff
Good to know. What about the yeast cake Jon...

Good to know. What about the yeast cake Jon mentioned. I am currently fermenting an IPA with WLP090. Kind of goes against the style but would racking onto the cake be a benefit or do you think it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-24-2012, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Amff
Great advice. Thanks.

Great advice. Thanks.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-24-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,354
Posted By Amff
Thanks guys. There is where my confusion started....

Thanks guys. There is where my confusion started. I was assuming the 6-9 in the fermenter. Where do you get the o2 tank filled?
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