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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By CKing
Not sure, but I boil 7 gallons to get 5.5 gallons...

Not sure, but I boil 7 gallons to get 5.5 gallons into the fermenter leaving some of the wort w/ debris left in the kettle and end up with 5.0 to 5.25 gallons of bottle beer after all is said and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-29-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,381
Posted By CKing
Really dived into the craft beer back in 2005...

Really dived into the craft beer back in 2005 where you could go to the local grocer and get 3-sixers of quality beer for $20.
Now it's hard to find anything decent under the $10 mark for a 4 or 6...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-15-2014, 05:49 PM
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Views: 10,195
Posted By CKing
This is looking to become my regular English...

This is looking to become my regular English Bitter recipe, so simple yet my best result to date:

9.5 lbs Maris Otter
0.5 lbs Crystal 80

East Kent Goldings:
1.0 oz @ first wort hop
0.5 oz @...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By CKing
bump!

bump!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By CKing
Differences in late hop additions

Up next is a simple ESB recipe for me this weekend that will have 2 oz. of East Kent Goldings added within the last 15 minutes of the boil.
Out of curiosity I was wondering how much difference there...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-27-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By CKing
My reasoning for pitching into secondary is to...

My reasoning for pitching into secondary is to keep the primary "clean" from wild yeast contact. The secondary used would then strictly be for wild/sour beers.
Always been a huge fan of Orval,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-24-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By CKing
Adding wild yeast @ secondary, and other 1st timer questions...

Been thinking a lot lately about my 1st sour/wild brew day, and was hoping for some feedback:

My plan would be to ferment normally with an ale yeast for 2-weeks in primary then transfer to a 5...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-16-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By CKing
A 7 gallon pre-boil volume consistently nets me 5...

A 7 gallon pre-boil volume consistently nets me 5 - 5.25 gallons of bottled beer based on a 75 minute boil and accounts for all losses incurred from start to finish.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By CKing
Used it once on a Belgian Blonde and it turned...

Used it once on a Belgian Blonde and it turned out great.
Fermented in the low 60's.
I recall an overpowering sulfur stench during peak fermentation, but it went away prior to bottling.
Give it a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By CKing
Dogfish Head has......got a growler of the Black...

Dogfish Head has......got a growler of the Black & Red years ago, it was most definitely minty!

Black & Red is a velvety smooth, dry-minted stout with a serious fruit problem! The huge portion of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,568
Posted By CKing
Vienna & Willamette SMaSH is a glorious thing!

Vienna & Willamette SMaSH is a glorious thing!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By CKing
http://byo.com/brown-ale/item/174-baseball-beers-y...

http://byo.com/brown-ale/item/174-baseball-beers-you-can-brew

Here you go!
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By CKing
I'd pay $30...........since all the other...

I'd pay $30...........since all the other Trappist Quads are around $5 a bottle why pay more.
Granted I realize that Westy is priced well above this, but my point is that beers of similar caliber go...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 45,467
Posted By CKing
Been curious about this yeast for a year or so,...

Been curious about this yeast for a year or so, and finally tried it out on a fairly simple Belgian Golden recipe.
Fermented in the low 60's for 3 weeks then bottled.
Very pleased with the result,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By CKing
No concern. Carb in my basement which will be...

No concern.
Carb in my basement which will be on average 60-65 degrees throughout the year with no issues.
Just did a batch down there in which 60 may have been generous at the time and had decent...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By CKing
On this batch you are likely safe, a gravity...

On this batch you are likely safe, a gravity check would be beneficial...................however, you racked way too soon.
If you choose to use a secondary, keep it in primary for at least 2 weeks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,372
Posted By CKing
About the same for me as well. Typical 5%-7% abv...

About the same for me as well. Typical 5%-7% abv batch of beer will cost me $20-$30 for grains, hops, and yeast.
I ferment 5.5 gallon batches resulting in at least 5 gallons of finished bottled...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-16-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By CKing
Use it, ferment it low 60's and enjoy! It's a...

Use it, ferment it low 60's and enjoy! It's a great dry yeast for a mild hefeweizen, I bet both of you will enjoy the final result.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By CKing
American Style are typically big on malts and...

American Style are typically big on malts and hops.....A stronger East Coast IIPA very generally speaking.
These are usually bitter and hoppy fresh, and will continue to develop more malt depth and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By CKing
Safbrew WB-06 for the weizenbier Nottingham...

Safbrew WB-06 for the weizenbier

Nottingham or US-05 for the Cream Ale
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-31-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By CKing
Swing Top Bottles & Bottle Trees

I'm a swing top bottler, primarily the 16 oz. Grolsch and 22 oz. Fischer types.
Do these types of bottles fit nicely on the standard bottle trees?
Any other drying and/or storage products out there...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-23-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By CKing
Dry yeast is almost always used in my brewing. ...

Dry yeast is almost always used in my brewing.
Rehydrating the yeast is easy.

Around the same time as my wort is brought to a boil I'll put 4 oz of water into a glass container and microwave...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-19-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By CKing
3-weeks in primary (leave it alone for the...

3-weeks in primary (leave it alone for the duration)
3-weeks in the bottle, chill one for a couple days then try it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By CKing
Northern Brewer or Willamette hops would be my...

Northern Brewer or Willamette hops would be my suggestion.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,326
Posted By CKing
RDWHAHB oh, and get yourself a wort...

RDWHAHB


oh, and get yourself a wort chiller ASAP.
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