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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-20-2012, 09:31 PM
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Views: 4,677
Posted By csiewert
Currently averaging ~75% mash and ~62% brewhouse...

Currently averaging ~75% mash and ~62% brewhouse efficiencies... although I'm sure the crush is the largest limiting factor since I don't have a mill and I order all my ingredients online.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-16-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By csiewert
Just made a coffee stout with 2 oz of coarse...

Just made a coffee stout with 2 oz of coarse ground coffee in 2 cups of cold water overnight... the coffee flavor is there but kinda weak, would probably up it to 4 oz next time.

EDIT: Forgot to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-12-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By csiewert
I have one pretty much identical to that, works...

I have one pretty much identical to that, works pretty much flawlessly... the only issue I've had is with the mesh hose floating... just FYI
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-23-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,585
Posted By csiewert
Wow... $8?! That's kinda ridiculous. Time to...

Wow... $8?! That's kinda ridiculous. Time to start making starters.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-03-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 21,040
Posted By csiewert
Brewed this 2 days ago... I had boiling...

Brewed this 2 days ago... I had boiling wort/sugar all over my arms, stove, shirt, pants and dog when I added the caramelized sugar... which hardens almost instantly and was a real mess. I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By csiewert
He said he has a 32 qt pot... that should be...

He said he has a 32 qt pot... that should be sufficient for a full boil (assuming 5 gal batches and 60 min boils).
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-17-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,310
Posted By csiewert
If you remove the trub, you do not need to use...

If you remove the trub, you do not need to use another vessel for secondary... unless you plan on racking the beer on top of something. You may also consider transferring to a smaller carboy if you...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-17-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,357
Posted By csiewert
I too brewed this about a month and a half ago...

I too brewed this about a month and a half ago and will probably be bottling it tonight. I added 2 oz of toasted oak chips soaked in 16 oz of bourbon to it in secondary... it smells amazing. Look...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-28-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,644
Posted By csiewert
Wyeast 1728 will work as well.

Wyeast 1728 will work as well.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-13-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By csiewert
I'm lazy and I generally go with 3.5-4 oz every...

I'm lazy and I generally go with 3.5-4 oz every time... it's a good average.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-30-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By csiewert
Three weeks should be enough time for a hefe, I...

Three weeks should be enough time for a hefe, I wouldn't rack on to a secondary unless I planned on adding fruit or dry hopping... however, a few more details might be useful to help diagnose the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-23-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By csiewert
I'm the exact opposite... I've done partials for...

I'm the exact opposite... I've done partials for all my batches so far because I started with the kits... probably like a lot of noobs like me. I would imagine that the reasoning for the kit makers...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-23-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By csiewert
Yes :rockin: If you are worried about the...

Yes :rockin:

If you are worried about the temp affecting the fermentation wrap a wet towel around the carboy to keep it cooler.
Forum: Hops Growing 03-21-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 195,795
Posted By csiewert
Just bought some Cascade and Chinook rhizomes...

Just bought some Cascade and Chinook rhizomes from freshops.com... SWMBO really wanted to do this so I figured we'd give it a shot. Oklahoma is already in a drought, so we'll see what happens. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By csiewert
I just recently opened up a bottle of bavarian...

I just recently opened up a bottle of bavarian hefeweizen that I had sitting in bottle for about 2 weeks or so and noticed it was very sweet and figured that's just the way it was going to be......
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By csiewert
Clarification... forgot to mention that all the...

Clarification... forgot to mention that all the water added to the wort to bring to 5 gal is bottled spring water bought from the store... don't know if that clears things up or not. The water used...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By csiewert
+1 Good idea... I will definitely try finding...

+1 Good idea... I will definitely try finding some for my next brew.

Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By csiewert
I haven't officially tested it, but I have never...

I haven't officially tested it, but I have never noticed a whole lot of chlorine before... I run it through a Pur water filter first as well... don't know if that would help it at all.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By csiewert
Bandaid taste

I have brewed and bottled a couple batches at this point, one bavarian hefe and one APA. Both batches have some sort of bandaid type taste that kinda ruins the experience when you drink it. It's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-25-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By csiewert
Usually the motion caused by moving the fermentor...

Usually the motion caused by moving the fermentor to its final resting place is enough to spread the yeast out a little bit. Just as long as you don't get the yeast stuck on the side walls you are...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 12-20-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By csiewert
Yeah... it's pretty scary how the chart had to be...

Yeah... it's pretty scary how the chart had to be truncated to fit Norman's readings on there... 1, 2... 12.

I have edited the label a bit to include the amount instead of the ABV...
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Forum: Label Display & Discussion 12-20-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By csiewert
I would assume so... here's links to the stories...

I would assume so... here's links to the stories I have found so far...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/18/AR2010121802810_2.html?sid=ST2010121803715
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-20-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By csiewert
As long as the fermentation temps are not crazy...

As long as the fermentation temps are not crazy high it'll be ok. Let it sit for a couple weeks and let the yeast do its work (however slowly)... the airlock is not a tell-all measure of...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 12-20-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By csiewert
For beer brewed in Norman, OK...

I light of the recent findings by a study that showed Norman, OK had 200 times the recommended limit of hexavalent chromium (or chromium-6) in it's water supply that causes many types of cancer, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-20-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By csiewert
I generally leave the lid on for the last part of...

I generally leave the lid on for the last part of the boil when I add the aroma hops... I have to watch it closer for boil over but I have been told by my LHBS that it helps catch the hop aromas in...
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