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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By snottywong
2+ weeks in most cases. You'll eventually learn...

2+ weeks in most cases. You'll eventually learn that the more patience you can have, and the longer you can wait, the better the beer will turn out. You can drink it a few weeks after you brew it,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-26-2012, 03:18 AM
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Posted By snottywong
Seems I learn something new every brew. Thanks a...

Seems I learn something new every brew. Thanks a lot for the good info.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-25-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By snottywong
Mystery low FG

So, I'm a relative beginner, I've brewed maybe a dozen all-grain batches. Starting to get the hang of it. I recently purchased a refractometer to make gravity readings easier. Prior to that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-01-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By snottywong
Awesome, thanks for the advice everyone. I will...

Awesome, thanks for the advice everyone. I will get myself a pack of Pall Mall's. :rockin:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-01-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By snottywong
Ok, that's what I figured. I'll concentrate on...

Ok, that's what I figured. I'll concentrate on stirring more fully this time.

How long does it normally take for the temperature to equalize (i.e. for the grains to heat up to water temperature)?...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-01-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By snottywong
Inconsistent mash temp in rectangular cooler

I've done a handful of AG brews so far but I'm still definitely a noob. My biggest problem is that I can't get a consistent mash temperature in my rectangular cooler. In other words, when I stick...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-15-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By snottywong
Pretty well. Next time I'll add some rice hulls,...

Pretty well. Next time I'll add some rice hulls, because it got stuck at one point. But, a quick stir got it going again. I plan on bottling it in a few days, so I'll let you know how it came out...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By snottywong
Here's what I'm going to go with, I'll try to...

Here's what I'm going to go with, I'll try to remember to let you know how it turned out in a month or two.

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.00 gal
Post Boil...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-24-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By snottywong
By the way, this Saison turned out AMAZING. I...

By the way, this Saison turned out AMAZING. I added the sugar in the primary fermenter after the bubbles in the airlock just started to slow down. The bubbles picked back up again and then stopped...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By snottywong
Awesome, thanks ThePearsonFam and Dr Malt, that...

Awesome, thanks ThePearsonFam and Dr Malt, that was exactly the info I was looking for. Going to put my recipe together and get ingredients today, and hopefully brew tomorrow. I'll post the recipe...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-23-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By snottywong
Thanks for the info. Do you normally mill the...

Thanks for the info. Do you normally mill the flaked wheat like everything else or do you mash it whole?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-23-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By snottywong
Any comments? Buying grains tomorrow... Thanks...

Any comments? Buying grains tomorrow... Thanks in advance.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,183
Posted By snottywong
My house was in Baltimore, I recently moved to...

My house was in Baltimore, I recently moved to Portland. Not sure if things in Texas are considerably better/worse than the east coast.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By snottywong
How did you calculate your efficiency?

How did you calculate your efficiency?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,183
Posted By snottywong
Not sure if you heard, there have been some minor...

Not sure if you heard, there have been some minor problems with the housing market. I bought a house in 2005 for $145k, in 2007 it appraised for $230k, in October 2009 I put it on the market and it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By snottywong
Wheat questions

I recently brewed a Saison which turned out terrific, I've got some of the same yeast left over so I wanted to try a little twist on the same recipe by adding a lot more wheat to the grain bill. My...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-11-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By snottywong
I've read that with Saisons in particular it's...

I've read that with Saisons in particular it's best to add any extra candi sugar/corn sugar into the primary after the krausen is over. Does that really make a difference (especially considering if...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-09-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By snottywong
Thanks a lot for your advice. I'm going to...

Thanks a lot for your advice. I'm going to adjust to the following:

Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 4.08 gal
Estimated OG: 1.062 SG
Estimated Color: 9.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 34.5 IBU...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-09-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By snottywong
bump

bump
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-08-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By snottywong
dude it's March, I think you'll be ok. i don't...

dude it's March, I think you'll be ok. i don't know where you're located but high temps for san diego are rarely going to break 70. if you're brewing now you should be good until at least...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-08-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By snottywong
Thanks for the advice. I think I'll either drop...

Thanks for the advice. I think I'll either drop the coriander or maybe just put half of it in. I'm definitely aiming for a citrusy/spicy Saison. I know the hops aren't traditional for a Saison,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-08-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By snottywong
Saison PM - First recipe critique

I've been lurking for awhile and got a lot of good info from previous posts. I created my first recipe for a Saison based on looking at a lot of other recipes, and I was wondering if anyone can see...
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