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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By dbsmith
As long as your methods are sanitary, I'm sure it...

As long as your methods are sanitary, I'm sure it would be fine to add water. The high ABV and high hopping should help minimize infection, as long as you do it quickly. Personally, I would just...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 05-17-2014, 08:03 AM
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Posted By dbsmith
I'll second what CoolBrewing said and say that...

I'll second what CoolBrewing said and say that you can definitely hit 52 pretty easily. As long as you chill your wort pretty low it should be no problem maintaining. I had a lager getting into the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-12-2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By dbsmith
Money - Pink Floyd

Money - Pink Floyd
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-12-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By dbsmith
lawnmower IPA...a paradox..I like it!:D

lawnmower IPA...a paradox..I like it!:D
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By dbsmith
Well, you should get a bottling bucket for sure. ...

Well, you should get a bottling bucket for sure. But, until you do, the easy way to measure out the volume would just be to divide up the total volume of sugar water into equal parts...so if you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By dbsmith
Put your hops in removable muslin bags,...

Put your hops in removable muslin bags, whirlpool, drain the wort slowly, and then don't worry about the rest of the trub that gets in. I just made a czech pilsner that had entire hop cones and trub...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By dbsmith
7 is a lucky number :D

7 is a lucky number :D
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-12-2014, 09:50 AM
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Views: 223
Posted By dbsmith
I guess what I'm wondering is: what will happen...

I guess what I'm wondering is: what will happen to the dextrose exposed to high temp/pressure? Would it caramelize? It would be easier to nuke the bottles, boil your sugar in some water to kill...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,136
Posted By dbsmith
Are you sure you are sanitizing EVERYTHING that...

Are you sure you are sanitizing EVERYTHING that touches the wort post-boil? Could be your mixing spoon, funnel, strainer, etc. I always keep a large dish full of sanitizer around while I brew to...
Forum: Stout 03-12-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 955
Posted By dbsmith
Imperial Coffee Stout

72% efficiency, 7.7% ABV

13 lbs American 2-row
.5 lbs Carafa III
1 scoop of favorite coffee

1oz Warrior (18.2%) 60 min- ~year old in the freezer
1oz Cascade (7.70%) 60 min
2oz Cascade...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-05-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By dbsmith
Yeah feel free to add more yeast. I'm sorry I...

Yeah feel free to add more yeast. I'm sorry I should have specified that I meant you could add the bread yeast or another package now. If you have any nutrient handy then I'd toss a little bit in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By dbsmith
As a very last resort you could try adding a tiny...

As a very last resort you could try adding a tiny pinch of amylase.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-05-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By dbsmith
1.070 is kind of a high gravity for just one...

1.070 is kind of a high gravity for just one packet of regular ale yeast. Next time, pitch 2 packets for things higher than about 1.055 OG. I always just use bread yeast for my ciders and it turns...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-30-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By dbsmith
I would only secondary after at least 12 days. I...

I would only secondary after at least 12 days. I wouldn't do any more transfers as you are just increasing the risk of infection as said before. Most of the time, secondaries are useless IMO. Byo...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,811
Posted By dbsmith
Congrats! Have to say, get that auto-siphon and...

Congrats! Have to say, get that auto-siphon and wort chiller though! Those were the last two integral parts of my brewery, and I have to say (redundantly), they make life much easier. Auto siphons...
Forum: Washington HomeBrew Forum 08-01-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By dbsmith
Business questions

So a friend asked me "Why don't you sell your beer?". I told him that there are many laws and a lot of red tape around opening a business, yadda yadda yadda.... But it kind of made me think. If I...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-26-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 107,525
Posted By dbsmith
Got to say this is a great product. I commented...

Got to say this is a great product. I commented earlier on it and have still been using it. I couldn't do summer brewing without it!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By dbsmith
Don't tell me I'm the only one here who has made...

Don't tell me I'm the only one here who has made a bad batch of beer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By dbsmith
Friends don't let friends brew bad beer. Share your bad recipes!

I thought this would be a fun thread for sharing our not-so-great experiments. Post your experiment gone wrong. Maybe this can serve as a guide to people trying strange ingredients or hop...
Forum: General Techniques 07-15-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,326
Posted By dbsmith
You won't get as much bitterness, though. I...

You won't get as much bitterness, though. I suspect some compounds are more volatile than others, and thus theoretically would leave a different mix of chemicals behind in the beer. The only time I...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-15-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By dbsmith
It didn't taste much different from an all honey...

It didn't taste much different from an all honey mead to me, but I am not really a connoisseur of mead at the moment.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-13-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By dbsmith
Before we knew what yeast was, it was called...

Before we knew what yeast was, it was called 'godisgood'.. Awesome, yes. Then guys like Louis Pasteur and Leeuwenhoek started using lenses/microscopes and seeing microorganisms, and seeing that...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-13-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By dbsmith
I made a low gravity (~6.5%) mead with half agave...

I made a low gravity (~6.5%) mead with half agave and half honey. Turned out pretty decent.
Forum: General Techniques 07-13-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,326
Posted By dbsmith
Personally, most of my hop additions are at least...

Personally, most of my hop additions are at least 60 minutes or 15 minutes and under, but I would suspect that you still are getting a decent amount of flavor. Maybe bridging the gap between aroma...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By dbsmith
Someone needs to get this statue a beer!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/25/world/europe/uk-spinning-statue-mystery/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

(CNN) -- The museum officials were stumped. A statue is supposed to stand still, not rotate all by...
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