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Forum: Extract Brewing 05-10-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By fatnoah
Northern Brewer's Bourbon Barrel Porter

Northern Brewer's Bourbon Barrel Porter
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-10-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By fatnoah
2-Row vs. Maris Otter efficiency?

I've been doing 2.5 gal BIAB batches for a little over a year now and I've dialed my process in pretty consistently. LHBS double crushes my grains, mash for an hour (don't lose more than 1 degree...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By fatnoah
Just leave it alone. Took my triple a month to...

Just leave it alone. Took my triple a month to carb up fully. I didn't cold crash it first, but I think you'll be fine.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By fatnoah
Carry on. Sounds like you'll have some beer on...

Carry on. Sounds like you'll have some beer on your hands in a week or two.


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Forum: Extract Brewing 05-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By fatnoah
Fair enough. They do make munich LME so you...

Fair enough. They do make munich LME so you could use that if you wanted. And then just go with the light DME or LME. The issue I've had with the munich LME is that you are rarely using a whole...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-08-2014, 10:17 PM
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Posted By fatnoah
I wouldn't use amber dry extract. I'd use the...

I wouldn't use amber dry extract. I'd use the light dry extract and get all the color/caramel flavor from the steeping grains. Otherwise, looks great.


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Forum: Extract Brewing 05-08-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By fatnoah
My understanding is you need to mini/partial mash...

My understanding is you need to mini/partial mash the oats with 2-row or something similar to convert them. You can use flaked oats or you can use old fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats). You do...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By fatnoah
I stick my 5gal pot/mash tun/brew kettle in the...

I stick my 5gal pot/mash tun/brew kettle in the oven when I BIAB. I have it preheated to 200F then turn off the oven and stick the pot in there. Never lose more than 1-2 degrees in the course on an...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By fatnoah
Just make a starter with the one you already...

Just make a starter with the one you already smacked. A date on January won't hurt the starter too much. This is one of the reasons to make a starter.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-29-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By fatnoah
Have you calibrated your hydrometer? Mine is off...

Have you calibrated your hydrometer? Mine is off by 0.004. That could be where your "missing" gravity points are.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By fatnoah
That was the very first beer I made. Drink fresh....

That was the very first beer I made. Drink fresh. It's a crowd pleaser.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2014, 05:08 PM
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Posted By fatnoah
Yep. That's why you need a blowoff tube...

Yep. That's why you need a blowoff tube sometimes. Is that an empty milk jug your are fermenting in?


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By fatnoah
Did you calibrate your hydrometer in plain water?...

Did you calibrate your hydrometer in plain water? Mine is off by about 0.004.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-30-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By fatnoah
The only difference you might notice is in the...

The only difference you might notice is in the hop utilization. If you put most of the fermentables in firts you'll get a slightly lower hop utilization because you have a higher preboil gravity. But...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-30-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By fatnoah
Yes, you can add chocolate to it. There are lots...

Yes, you can add chocolate to it. There are lots of ways to do it (cocoa powder in boil, cacao nibs in secondary, chocolate syrups in boil). The way I do mine is by adding cocoa powder at the end...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By fatnoah
Champagne yeast is going to really dry it out. I...

Champagne yeast is going to really dry it out. I wouldn't do it.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By fatnoah
Bubbling in the secondary is pretty normal. It...

Bubbling in the secondary is pretty normal. It probably is just some dissolved CO2 being released after transfer. You might also be getting a little more fermentation because you roused the yeast in...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-28-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By fatnoah
The Wyeast website says that 1010 ferments...

The Wyeast website says that 1010 ferments between 58-74F. If it were me I think I'd shoot for the low to mid 60s.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By fatnoah
I think if you were to add 3 lbs of honey and 1...

I think if you were to add 3 lbs of honey and 1 lbs of corn sugar that would be a LOT of simple sugars and you could have some fermentation/flavor issues. I'd probably pick just 1 simple sugar so...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-28-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By fatnoah
I think this is a RDWHAHB situation for sure. I...

I think this is a RDWHAHB situation for sure. I say let it ride. Might be another 5-6 days before kraussen settles down, no big deal. I bet this turns out great. Next time I'd use a starter...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-28-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By fatnoah
How much yeast did you pitch originally? I've...

How much yeast did you pitch originally?
I've found that the keys to proper fermentation are (more or less in this order):
1. Pitch the proper amount of healthy yeast
2. Proper (consistent)...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By fatnoah
I am guessing you meant you made a 1L starter? ...

I am guessing you meant you made a 1L starter?

Is your question about reusing the yeast after the DIPA? If so I would be hesitant to wash and reuse yeast that has just fermented a DIPA. There is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By fatnoah
If you want to use a secondary I'd wait till you...

If you want to use a secondary I'd wait till you have almost reached terminal gravity. Since this is your first time brewing this beer that might be hard to know. But, I bet you'll be safe if you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By fatnoah
Congrats on the first batch! Welcome to the...

Congrats on the first batch! Welcome to the hobby.

1. I agree it looks a little cloudy, but don't worry about that. If you secondary (or even if you just let it sit in the primary for longer) it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By fatnoah
Need a little more info about the beer to fully...

Need a little more info about the beer to fully answer the question, but your plan sounds fine. Honey is somewhere between 35 and 40 ppg. Assuming you are doing a 5 gallon batch that is about 7 or 8...
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