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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-10-2013, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Ampsonic
It's an extract kit, but it really becomes...

It's an extract kit, but it really becomes partial mash when you decide to use real pumpkin. I have a nylon bag and I'll mash the 6-row, pumpkin, and speciality grains in it. I just didn't know if I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-10-2013, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Ampsonic
Adding pumpkin to NB Smashing Pumpkin Extract. Rice hulls?

Hello!

Just ordered the NB Smashing Pumpkin extract kit, and of course I want to add some real pumpkin. Northern Brewer instructs me to use 2-3 cans of pumpkin and 2-3lbs of 6-row. (Side...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2013, 04:24 PM
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Views: 175
Posted By Ampsonic
Makes sense, thanks!

Makes sense, thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2013, 04:03 PM
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Views: 175
Posted By Ampsonic
Fruit in secondary, 5 gallon or 6 gallon fermentor?

Hello,

Looking to make a Strawberry Centennial Blonde Ale. I'll be using approximately 5lbs of frozen strawberries. Which would be better for secondary fermentation, a 5 gallon or 6 gallon better...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Ampsonic
Thanks for the help everyone, done brewing for...

Thanks for the help everyone, done brewing for the day.

I hit a SG of 1.042 (kit calls for 1.042-1.046). Is there a way for me to calculate efficiency?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Ampsonic
Alright, I've been reading everything I can about...

Alright, I've been reading everything I can about thin mashes, and it sounds like pH is the only real concern. Many people mash 2qts per lbs, and it sounds like I can probably push that a bit more...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Ampsonic
Partial Mash - Depth of mash water

Getting ready to brew my first partial mash this morning. My kit calls for 1 gallon of mash water for 4lbs 16oz of grain. Problem is, my kettle is 32qt, and one gallon of water is really shallow, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-09-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,231
Posted By Ampsonic
Please don't feed the trolls :)

Please don't feed the trolls :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-08-2012, 08:21 PM
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Views: 1,139
Posted By Ampsonic
And just to verify, the more liquid during the...

And just to verify, the more liquid during the boil, the better for hops utilization, correct?

Is it recommended to add my LME after the boil or before?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-08-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By Ampsonic
How to measure volume in boil kettle?

I'm getting ready to do my first partial mash, and I'm reviewing the procedure in my head.

I know I'm going to be using specific volumes of water for my mash and sparge, but it's my understanding...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-07-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Ampsonic
Thanks! Any tips for the partial mash?

Thanks! Any tips for the partial mash?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-07-2012, 03:28 PM
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Views: 546
Posted By Ampsonic
Sounds good. That'll leave me with an extra .5oz,...

Sounds good. That'll leave me with an extra .5oz, should I throw that in at the 15 min mark or just get rid of it?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-07-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Ampsonic
She tells me to ADD MORE HOPS! But where? ...

She tells me to ADD MORE HOPS! But where?


I've already got 1 oz ready for dry hopping, would you increase it to 2 oz?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-07-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Ampsonic
Received extra hops, what to do?

Hello,

Brewing my first Partial Mash, a Cascade Pale Ale Partial Mash kit from Midwest Supplies.

3.3lb. of Light Malt Extract
4 lb. American 2-row malt
8 oz. Carapils
8 oz. Caramel 10L
3...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-08-2010, 07:23 PM
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Views: 95,571
Posted By Ampsonic
username; ampsonic

username; ampsonic
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-04-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 93,818
Posted By Ampsonic
ok.....thanks?

ok.....thanks?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-01-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 93,818
Posted By Ampsonic
When I put in my 2nd cartridge to dispense, it...

When I put in my 2nd cartridge to dispense, it leaked everywhere. I was sad, as I had no other co2.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-01-2010, 06:54 PM
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Posted By Ampsonic
Well, it was only a Mr. Beer sized batch, and I...

Well, it was only a Mr. Beer sized batch, and I brought it to a party in a coors light home draft.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-01-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12,403
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Posted By Ampsonic
Drank my first batch last night for Halloween. I...

Drank my first batch last night for Halloween. I don't feel so good today. I used brown sugar, and I could taste the molasses, not sure I liked that part. Next time it will be original recipe.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-28-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,211
Posted By Ampsonic
Awesome. Will the first 16g cartridge be empty by...

Awesome. Will the first 16g cartridge be empty by then? Safe to replace?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-28-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,211
Posted By Ampsonic
So, I'm force carbing a batch of Apfelwein in my...

So, I'm force carbing a batch of Apfelwein in my fridge right now. I started Tuesday evening, do you think it will be ready by Sunday evening? Sounds great for a Halloween drink!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-26-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Ampsonic
I like store brand...hopefully they'll be next to...

I like store brand...hopefully they'll be next to each other at the store. Do you just mix this stuff with water?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-26-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Ampsonic
What type of Oxyclean?

I keep hearing that Oxyclean is the thing to use to clean out bottles and such. There are too many types of oxyclean!

Is this right?

Oxyclean Versatile Stain Remover Powder...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-22-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 93,818
Posted By Ampsonic
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-22-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 93,818
Posted By Ampsonic
Also, I am going to be putting some Apfelwein in...

Also, I am going to be putting some Apfelwein in this, since that can take a long time to carb naturally, I'm thinking of just using a couple of cartridges and force carbing in a week or so? Thoughts?
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