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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2011, 04:18 PM
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Do NOT ADD WATER! :) All you'll do is water down...

Do NOT ADD WATER! :) All you'll do is water down your beer. What's lost is gone forever (the reason for my sorrow at the beginning of this thread). You're not losing water when it goes out the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-15-2010, 01:07 PM
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Posted By 7Enigma
The word I'm still stuck on is efficiency....

The word I'm still stuck on is efficiency. Efficiency basically means how much btu get to the wort (and how much can be removed during cooling). If you were using the traditional "stick the pot in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-15-2010, 11:12 AM
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Posted By 7Enigma
Actually the thicker wall will transfer LESS heat...

Actually the thicker wall will transfer LESS heat than a thinner wall. It will resist dings and dents better, but will be marginally less efficient at getting the heat to the liquid.

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Forum: Hops Growing 09-30-2010, 11:08 AM
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Posted By 7Enigma
After my first two years of sealing hops I got...

After my first two years of sealing hops I got bored (4 month old also factored into this), so I said screw it, we're going to make one huge double (triple?) IPA with all the hops from this years...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,506
Posted By 7Enigma
Pretty much any commercial yeast that doesn't...

Pretty much any commercial yeast that doesn't just say, "Dump in fermenter" will give you those instructions.

Yeast PREFER temperatures warmer than 80F, it's just that they produce off-flavors...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,506
Posted By 7Enigma
I don't brew as frequently as I used to (3 week...

I don't brew as frequently as I used to (3 week old), but still like the flexibility of a dry yeast for storage/emergency uses. I switched to Safale and Nottingham depending on type of brew and have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,506
Posted By 7Enigma
zaxxon23 and r flagg, No one "ran with it"...

zaxxon23 and r flagg,

No one "ran with it" bagging on Munton's. Several people on this forum saw symptoms of stuck fermentations regardless of hydration methods. I was one of them.

My hydration...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-13-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,506
Posted By 7Enigma
After this thread and my bad experience with...

After this thread and my bad experience with Munton's from an AHS kit I've switched to Nottingham and never looked back. Probably done 5-6 batches since then and never had a problem other than an...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 06-16-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,227
Posted By 7Enigma
So firesloth brought this one back up from April...

So firesloth brought this one back up from April and I'm happy to report on my batch!

I've drank about 1/2 of my 4.5 gallon batch and can say in my brewing time this is my best to date (think this...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-28-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 62,835
Posted By 7Enigma
As long as they can get enough sunlight and the...

As long as they can get enough sunlight and the soil isn't too wet you'll have nothing to worry about. The root system of these buggers is incredible and can establish in even heavily planted areas....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-08-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,656
Posted By 7Enigma
A personal favorite I just came across is the...

A personal favorite I just came across is the Mexican beer Negra Madelo (possibly mispelled). It has a really nice short stubby (almost like a red stripe) shape that looks like it only holds 8-10oz....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-01-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,338
Posted By 7Enigma
Well I had planned to bottle last weekend, but...

Well I had planned to bottle last weekend, but something happened during the fermentation and after moving the carboy upstairs to rest overnight before racking and bottling, the fermentation started...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-29-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,245
Posted By 7Enigma
These are second year plants. The Nugget trains...

These are second year plants. The Nugget trains up a light post at the front of the house onto 5 different sisal ropes into a teepee structure. The cascades I have a permanent 10' pole that in the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,585
Posted By 7Enigma
Air temp and ground temp are 2 very different...

Air temp and ground temp are 2 very different things. Boston (like most of the NE) is having an unusual heat wave right now that will end tomorrow (here in PA we've been in the 90's for the last 4...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,585
Posted By 7Enigma
Most of the better brands today have auto-shutoff...

Most of the better brands today have auto-shutoff when removed from water (they sense this by a rapid increase in temp). I think K.I.S.S. is the way to go on this one. Make sure you get a heater...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,585
Posted By 7Enigma
Well he is located in Boston so I'd wager it is a...

Well he is located in Boston so I'd wager it is a bit cold for brewing ales right now. I'm in SE PA and my basement it sitting at @60F right now, so if he's closer to 50 it would probably be a good...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-28-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,245
Posted By 7Enigma
Glad to see this thread is taking off! I didnt'...

Glad to see this thread is taking off! I didnt' take any pictures since it seemed like my experience was not unique, but now maybe I will. Schlenkerla, I love the first picture, as that is how...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-28-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By 7Enigma
I really think this is the key for hops. They...

I really think this is the key for hops. They grow so incredibly fast and require so many nutrients, and in such a concentrated space that it is very difficult to chemically fertilize and not cause...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-27-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,245
Posted By 7Enigma
The growth was so rapid I think I may try to see...

The growth was so rapid I think I may try to see if my camera has a time lapse setting and put it on a tripod to watch the growth. It was unreal.

My parents came over for lunch and I showed them...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-27-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By 7Enigma
5 hours full sun will be fine. You won't get the...

5 hours full sun will be fine. You won't get the same total growth as someone who gets 8-10 hours of sun obviously but it will still produce. The biggest problem will probably be the first year as...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-27-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,245
Posted By 7Enigma
Incredible hop growth during PA heat wave

Hello foks,

We had an amazing heat wave this past weekend (still today and tomorrow in the upper 80's) and the hops went nuts. These are second year hops that are on the south side and get...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By 7Enigma
That would probably be my method in the future,...

That would probably be my method in the future, but wasn't possible in this case since I followed the directions of dryhopping when transferring to the secondary. And since these were pellet hops...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,791
Posted By 7Enigma
Hmm, news to me. I've been away from the forums...

Hmm, news to me. I've been away from the forums for a while with other projects and so haven't seen this. Were these reports all from Austin Homebrew or just Nottingham in general? Wondering if it's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By 7Enigma
I'll be bottling tomorrow morning as well! I...

I'll be bottling tomorrow morning as well! I think I got a sunburn between outside housework and delabeling the bottles!



The only time you should ever bottle is when all the fermentable sugars...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By 7Enigma
Thanks everyone for the replies. Looks like I'll...

Thanks everyone for the replies. Looks like I'll be bottling tomorrow which will be 8 days since secondary. And I'm kind of glad to hear an extended dry hopping can cause off flavors as I was...
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