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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2014, 05:27 PM
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-06-2014, 02:52 AM
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Bottling a doppelbock - add yeast or no?

I've done some searching and have gotten mixed answers.

I brewed a doppelbock (OG 1.092) back in March. I had it in primary for about 4 weeks and it's been lagering for 9 weeks. I'm looking to...
Forum: Brew Science 06-20-2014, 09:21 PM
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Thanks guys, I'll likely stick with something...

Thanks guys, I'll likely stick with something close to 100% RO water. I'm doing a stout so I might add some calcium chloride to accentuate the maltiness and stay away from the gypsum and hope the...
Forum: Brew Science 06-20-2014, 01:29 PM
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Yeah I'll certainly look to hit my mash pH, but...

Yeah I'll certainly look to hit my mash pH, but what about calcium, chloride, sulfate, etc additions? Can I rely on the extract to provide all of those in the finished beer? Probably not.

Let's...
Forum: Brew Science 06-20-2014, 03:14 AM
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Partial Mash water chemistry

So I've decided that I would like to brew more often but seeing as there's only so much beer I can drink I've decided to do alternating full (5.5 gal) and half (3 gal) batches. I've also decided to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2014, 02:22 PM
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Kegging a few brews and the future in-laws are...

Kegging a few brews and the future in-laws are coming to town.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-05-2014, 03:33 PM
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Gingerbread Stout Recipe help

I'm looking to make a Gingerbread Stout as sort of a Christmas in July type thing.

My inspiration for the beer is Buffalo Bayou's Gingerbread Stout. Being as most people outside the Houston area...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2014, 05:43 PM
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Krausening to remove diacetyl

So I have an IPA that tastes.. well it just tastes off. I believe that it might be diacetyl and have read about krausening - adding actively fermenting yeast - to help clean up diacetyl in the keg....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-26-2014, 01:51 PM
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Choosing my lagering vessel..

So I have a lager going in my fermentation chamber at the moment and it's ready to be racked for lagering. Herein lies the problem: I had planned to lager in the keg but wasn't smart and now...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-25-2014, 02:54 PM
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Help with fermentation/lagering schedule

Hi all,

I'm looking for some input as to how long you would recommend for primary and lagering phases for a big doppelbock. The numbers will be right around 1.092 OG and hopefully ~1.022 FG. Using...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2014, 02:47 PM
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Thanks everyone for the feedback. Figured I was...

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Figured I was fine.



I brewed this about 3.5 weeks ago. It's a pretty big doppelbock and was still fermenting away at 2 weeks. I then was away for a week and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2014, 12:37 PM
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Just being paranoid...

As the title says, I'm sure it's nothing, but this doesn't look like any infection does it? I just don't normally ferment in carboys so don't see it when the krausen drops. Those are just clumps of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2014, 05:35 AM
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Green copper/verdigris/poison??

So I recently moved and haven't been able to brew in 6+ months.

My brewing equipment sat for quite some time and about a month ago I noticed that there was still water in my copper coil that I use...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-22-2014, 05:13 PM
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Starter container assistance

EDIT: Nevermind! I selected the wrong preference on mr malty. With the stir plate I only need 1.11 L! :ban:

So I recently made a DIY stir plate and I'm anxious to use it. Of course, I bought a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-17-2013, 11:51 PM
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Keg lager and let it warm or leave in fridge?

I have a lager that is ready to keg however my kegerator is full and there's one keg on deck already. Would it be better just to leave my lager in the bucket in my fridge or keg it and let it sit...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-14-2013, 02:17 PM
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How would you adjust it?

How would you adjust it?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-14-2013, 12:41 AM
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That's what I was thinking. Would you basically...

That's what I was thinking. Would you basically just start the lager stage over if you were me?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2013, 03:13 PM
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Fermenter warmed up during lager phase

Hi,

So I'm fermenting my first lager right now. I had it primary for about 10 days in low 50's, brought it up to mid-60's for 3 days for the Diacetyl rest.

I brought it down to low 40's (I...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-30-2013, 05:12 PM
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If you don't mind the drive I hear the Sanyo is...

If you don't mind the drive I hear the Sanyo is the easiest to convert and would recommend that. I think I ended up getting the last GE model mentioned in my original post and it worked out too.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
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Pre-chiller consulting

Hi All,

I'm going to be moving to Texas by the end of this year and am anticipating that I will need/want a pre chiller to deal with the warmer tap water during cooling. I'm having two trains of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-22-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
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Thanks! How long would you recommend keeping it...

Thanks! How long would you recommend keeping it at 122 before starting to ramp it up?

And yeah, they do mash very high. I was planning on mashing around 158 to get closer to that 160 but I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-22-2013, 01:44 PM
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Step Mash Help

Ok I've never done a step mash before but was thinking of doing so during my brew tomorrow.

I'm planning on brewing Lagunitas IPA using this recipe:...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2013, 05:53 PM
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Well maybe that's why I didn't see any similar...

Well maybe that's why I didn't see any similar topics! Thanks guys I'll check back in once I have the unit in my control.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2013, 05:23 PM
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Freezer/Fermentation "Hybrid"

I did some searching and couldn't find a related topic.

I am soon going to be receiving an upright freezer for my house. I have roommates and we need some extra freezer space for food but...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 168
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Just completed my first 2 brews this past weekend...

Just completed my first 2 brews this past weekend using this pump for my eHERMS setup :rockin:
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