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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-11-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By mrfocus
If the smack pack swole up, you have live yeast....

If the smack pack swole up, you have live yeast. It may not be as viable as desired, but your beer will be fine.

RDWHAHB
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-11-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By mrfocus
They harm added yeasts slightly, but natural...

They harm added yeasts slightly, but natural occurring yeasts are much more affected.

Depends on what kind of SG you're looking for (sorry for not being more helpful, don't do much fruit wines).
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By mrfocus
Very true, hadn't thought about that.

Very true, hadn't thought about that.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2011, 05:21 PM
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Views: 258
Posted By mrfocus
My intuition tells me that color is a lot easier...

My intuition tells me that color is a lot easier to extract from grain than sugars. Thus, you always reach 100% of color extraction.

Not sure if this is exact though.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-25-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By mrfocus
Tip #1: as you can guess, this beer will not...

Tip #1: as you can guess, this beer will not carbonate extremely quickly.

Tip #2: You most likely have the required amount of viable yeast for bottle fermentation in the sediment. When you rack...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-22-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By mrfocus
To be honest I was a little be let down by the...

To be honest I was a little be let down by the movie.

SWMBO and I both read the novel beforehand, and although the movie was decent, there's a lot that they had to leave out for the movie, so much...
Forum: General Techniques 07-20-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By mrfocus
I wouldn't think that a pint of "darker" beer in...

I wouldn't think that a pint of "darker" beer in let's say 5 gallons of lighter beer is going to be noticeable. At all.

You're bigger problem is over-pitching.

For detailed information:...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-20-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 378,161
Posted By mrfocus
I have to thank Ed for this recipe. Brewed it up...

I have to thank Ed for this recipe. Brewed it up for the second time, just kegged it after 8 days in primary and the FG sample I took was simply delicious.

I just want to emphasize how important...
Forum: Brewing Software 07-15-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By mrfocus
Yes that was removed in the fermentation section....

Yes that was removed in the fermentation section. This sheet may not be as ideal as the standard one to go to LHBS to pick up ingredients (as dry hopping and Misc. items added to fermentation will...
Forum: Brewing Software 07-13-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By mrfocus
I noticed that when I was creating it: the...

I noticed that when I was creating it: the standard Brewsheet doesn't have the symbol, and to stay as close to it as possible, I decided to not add it.
Forum: Brewing Software 07-13-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By mrfocus
Yeah I forgot to mention: if anyone wants to...

Yeah I forgot to mention: if anyone wants to change naming stuff and whatnot, you can simply open up the file in Word or Notepad change it to whatever you like and then resave as an HTML file to...
Forum: Brewing Software 07-12-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By mrfocus
BeerSmith2: Simplified Brewsheet

Hey all,

I decided to create a modified Brewsheet, based on the original one, with a few extra add-ons.

My first objective was to be able to get it printable on only one sheet. I've achieved...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-15-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,426
Posted By mrfocus
My first recommendation before trying this in a...

My first recommendation before trying this in a full batch: try to extract the flavor using Vodka. Leave it to soak for a week or two, then after that add a bit to a beer you have that's already...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By mrfocus
Yep. Rauch = smoke in German. I've also...

Yep. Rauch = smoke in German.

I've also heard of using up to 5% of Carafa Special I (for colour).
Forum: Brewing Software 01-13-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,131
Posted By mrfocus
Brewzor: I just downloaded the Pro version of...

Brewzor: I just downloaded the Pro version of your app. Simply want to say "Thanks" for making this app. Can't wait to be able to buy it from you to support all your hard work!
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 08-23-2010, 06:49 PM
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Posted By mrfocus
Simplicity sometimes makes the best things! ...

Simplicity sometimes makes the best things!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/thumbs/2010-08-23_14_42_05.jpg (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=38579)

So...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-20-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By mrfocus
Wyeast rasenmaher in Oktoberfest

I was wondering what some of you guys thought about using the PC Rasenmaher yeast. I have a pack reserved and can't remember what I originally wanted to brew with it.


Cheers
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-10-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,129
Posted By mrfocus
For me, the problem seems to be that people seem...

For me, the problem seems to be that people seem to like when their taste buds are overstimulated.

Ketchup is a much enjoyed condiment, because it combines so many tastes: sweet, salty and sour....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By mrfocus
For Extract I would believe so (Melanoidins). ...

For Extract I would believe so (Melanoidins).

For AG, I would say mashing water would be a determining factor. TH's EZ Water Calculator can tell you what beer colors your water is best to brew...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-08-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By mrfocus
For the same quality of carbing, I don't think it...

For the same quality of carbing, I don't think it can be done in less than a week by force priming, where as with priming sugar in the keg, 2 weeks of keg fermentation and 2 days in the fridge and...
Forum: General Techniques 05-25-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,843
Posted By mrfocus
What's happening is the CO2 that is dissolved...

What's happening is the CO2 that is dissolved into the beer (bottle priming) is building in the head space of your bottles, and when the pressure is too great, the bottle cap pops.

The only way (I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-22-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By mrfocus
I've often times used Chlorinated TSP, which is...

I've often times used Chlorinated TSP, which is what the LHBS sells as a cleaning agent. Works fine.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-22-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By mrfocus
Just a little update, for those that might be...

Just a little update, for those that might be interested. I got some vinyl labels made at a place just by where I live. He did heat transfer onto the vinyl, thus the resolution is amazing (not...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-18-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By mrfocus
That is one option I was considering as well....

That is one option I was considering as well. There is a place nearby that does it on glass. Not sure how thick it has to be though.

The biggest problem is that I would really like to have color.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-18-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By mrfocus
Logo on glass boot

So I just ordered a couple glass boots on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Beer-Boot-glass-mug-2L-das-boot-/320533326421?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa1466a55#ht_1228wt_911) and was...
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