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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-15-2014, 08:20 PM
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Posted By ArizonaDB
Bump! Because I'm still looking.

Bump! Because I'm still looking.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-11-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By ArizonaDB
T-58 seems to be the best dry yeast you can use...

T-58 seems to be the best dry yeast you can use to get a Belgian-y spice flavor that wits, tripels, etc. need. I found this thread where people were reporting their experiences with it, in case you...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-10-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By ArizonaDB
Where did you get all those great swing top...

Where did you get all those great swing top bottles? They are awesome! Did you buy them somewhere, or drink beer that came in them and save them? I don't recognize the bottle from any brand I know. ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-10-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By ArizonaDB
Not once have I added the yeast after I have...

Not once have I added the yeast after I have aerated my wort, and with 5 years of brewing and 25-30 batches under my belt, I have not had a bad batch from using this method. You will be just fine....
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-10-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By ArizonaDB
Hi, I thought I would chime in because I will be...

Hi, I thought I would chime in because I will be brewing my second batch of witbier tomorrow and have been thinking about my coriander/orange peel additions a lot. With my first batch I went with...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-10-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ArizonaDB
Here's what I've come up with so far for a...

Here's what I've come up with so far for a Dampfbier recipe:

Dampfbier - Extract version
Vienna Lager (3 A)

Type: Extract
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 3.67 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-06-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 44,383
Posted By ArizonaDB
I plan to brew an extract witbier with T-58 on...

I plan to brew an extract witbier with T-58 on Monday or Tues next week. It's the first time using this yeast, so this thread has been useful. I plan to ferment at about 68-70 to get some good...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-05-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By ArizonaDB
Bump! I just discovered this style and it...

Bump!

I just discovered this style and it sounds interesting to try. Need to find a decent recipe though. It should be a good one to brew in the summer when temps are harder to control.

How...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-14-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By ArizonaDB
Yep, that looks about right. Don't worry so much...

Yep, that looks about right. Don't worry so much about the finally gravity. Go more by taste at this point. The yeast are gonna do, what the yeast are gonna do.

A secondary will allow it to clear...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-14-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By ArizonaDB
Belgian Wits get most of their character from the...

Belgian Wits get most of their character from the yeast, so pick the yeast with the characteristics that you want and ferment at the suggested temp for that yeast. Also do your best to consume it...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-13-2012, 08:30 PM
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Posted By ArizonaDB
+1 to TriggerFingers, the All Amarillo IPA recipe...

+1 to TriggerFingers, the All Amarillo IPA recipe is great. I've made it a few times and will be making for my next brew! Brew on!
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-13-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,069
Posted By ArizonaDB
PS I brew mostly ales and try to keep my ferm...

PS I brew mostly ales and try to keep my ferm temps between 64 and 68, trying to err on the side of the lower temp. Works well for clean tasting ales
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-13-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,069
Posted By ArizonaDB
I ferment in a closet on the first level of my...

I ferment in a closet on the first level of my house (no basement here, sadly). I place my ferm bucket in a plastic storage container that I got from Target and fill it with cold water to about...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-13-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By ArizonaDB
I made the Deception Cream stout last winter and...

I made the Deception Cream stout last winter and it was fantastic. It does get better with age but I think you could definitely make it and it would be drinkable by Xmas. There is an extract and...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-13-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By ArizonaDB
Whats the reason for the yeast nutrient? Your OG...

Whats the reason for the yeast nutrient? Your OG is relatively low, so I would think it wouldn't be needed. On the other hand, I guess it can't really hurt. The only time I've used yeast nutrient...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 06-05-2012, 02:51 PM
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Posted By ArizonaDB
Did a similar extract version of this, but added...

Did a similar extract version of this, but added 1 lb flaked wheat and 1/2 lb caravienne, so it's probably a little darker than the original. It was fermented, kegged and carbed in 15 days. Perfect...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 05-19-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ArizonaDB
Ja, das ist gut!

Ja, das ist gut!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-07-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By ArizonaDB
Kolsch: fermented for 12 days at 62-64*F, lagered...

Kolsch: fermented for 12 days at 62-64*F, lagered in secondary for 28 days at roughly 44*F in my garage, temps stayed more or less around 44*F during that time, some sulfur notes at bottling, but...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-06-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By ArizonaDB
I did the same thing recently with a kolsch...

I did the same thing recently with a kolsch yeast, but I did a kolsch first, then a schwarzbier and last an Oktoberfest. Surprisingly the o'fest came out the best. A helles would be a good one, too.
Forum: Stout 04-26-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 214,637
Posted By ArizonaDB
Poor me! I just cashed my first keg of this great...

Poor me! I just cashed my first keg of this great brew this week. :*-( Guess I better get to makin' more. It's true what they say, though, the last pint is the best. I made it last fall and it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-16-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,145
Posted By ArizonaDB
+1 on this. Probably start with 4oz in the boil...

+1 on this. Probably start with 4oz in the boil and after fermentation, taste test it. If it isn't sweet enough for you, you can always add additional lactose by boiling it in a cup or so of H2O and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-16-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By ArizonaDB
Huge diferences between the wheat styles...

Huge diferences between the wheat styles (American, German/Bavarian, Belgian, etc) that mostly come from the yeast used and how you pitch and ferment it. I prefer American style hefes myself, but do...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,201
Posted By ArizonaDB
Dammit! There's GOT to be a joke in there...

Dammit! There's GOT to be a joke in there somewhere!
Forum: Cider Forum 04-16-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By ArizonaDB
You, my friend, have made yourself a cyser...

You, my friend, have made yourself a cyser (http://squatchman.home.mindspring.com/cyser.htm)! Strong work!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,675
Posted By ArizonaDB
Did you check the FG of the beer twice over 2-3...

Did you check the FG of the beer twice over 2-3 days before bottling to make sure that fermentation was done? If you did the the reading was the same both times then fermentation was done and it is...
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