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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-21-2013, 03:13 AM
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Posted By crunchydoc
If you like citrus then 7 c's is the hop blend...

If you like citrus then 7 c's is the hop blend for you. I buy this by the pound and brew IPAs with this exclusively about every other brew. 1.5 oz. @60, 1.5 oz @10, 1 oz @ flameout -20min. steep. ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-26-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,417
Posted By crunchydoc
Northern Brewer kits are fantastic. My first...

Northern Brewer kits are fantastic. My first dozen brews were with those kits. After about 3 brews I found the same problem. similar taste. This is where the ART of brewing comes to play. The...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-26-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By crunchydoc
A ditto on adding only one pound of dextrose to...

A ditto on adding only one pound of dextrose to the mix, unless you like a "dryer" tasting ale. one pound of dextrose or DME will equate to roughly one % of ABV. so you can get at least a rough...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-26-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,360
Posted By crunchydoc
I routinely do what Dave and Craig do. IF the...

I routinely do what Dave and Craig do. IF the yeast is a little older (3 to 4 months) i'll step up twice before dividing. I usually don't cold crash the starter unless i'm stepping up again. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By crunchydoc
a refractometer can be easier to read initially...

a refractometer can be easier to read initially but is only good for OG readings. you should use a hydrometer for FG and mid fermentation readings.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By crunchydoc
I usually do 3 weeks in primary and cold crash 3...

I usually do 3 weeks in primary and cold crash 3 to 5 days. usually 3 days will do most beers even my most recent double IPA. i'm with Kombat, Time and cold. the yeasties will eventually drop out.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,104
Posted By crunchydoc
I had a fast fermentation with mine as well but...

I had a fast fermentation with mine as well but it took almost 2 weeks and some swirling to get the krausen down. i made the same bitter and it tastes great! happy drinking
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-10-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,885
Posted By crunchydoc
you won't be disappointed with the Caribou. It...

you won't be disappointed with the Caribou. It is a kit my brew buddies and i have in a regular rotation about every 4 batches. Good, clean, easy to drink, everyone likes it.
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-08-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By crunchydoc
Sounds like something from the White House.:) ...

Sounds like something from the White House.:)

I would agree with the above: infection
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-07-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,894
Posted By crunchydoc
use cocoa nibs if you can in secondary, and IF...

use cocoa nibs if you can in secondary, and IF you keg. put them right in the keg as well. Also adding rice syrup solids at flameout will add a little ABV bump and sweeten the perceived "milk" from...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-07-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,885
Posted By crunchydoc
Northern and MoreBeer both make a Moose Drool...

Northern and MoreBeer both make a Moose Drool knockoff that is spectacular. we've brewed it 4 times and are brewing it again this weekend. Use NW Ale yeast or 1056 or irish. Add an extra pound of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By crunchydoc
or you can download a program like BrewR or...

or you can download a program like BrewR or beercalc for your smartphone and plug in your formulae. I have found BrewR to be remarkably accurate! within a 0.2% for ABV. it will provide you OG,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-02-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By crunchydoc
as you'll read often in this forum regarding...

as you'll read often in this forum regarding primary only: 3 weeks minimum. more time if you have it to kill. i routinely do 3 weeks for lower gravity stuff and 4+ for higher gravity 1.060+
good...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-27-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By crunchydoc
I have started just leaving it in primary for 3...

I have started just leaving it in primary for 3 to 4 weeks depending upon OG per MANY suggestions to do so on this and other sites, rather than risking infection with transfer. ALSO cold crashing in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-13-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By crunchydoc
I was a secondary fan until 3 batches ago when i...

I was a secondary fan until 3 batches ago when i started cold crashing my beer. I will not go back to using secondaries unless i absolutely have to. Leaving it on the yeast cake doesn't hurt it,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-19-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By crunchydoc
I'd bet good money that you'll have no problems...

I'd bet good money that you'll have no problems whatsoever. There are posts on this site and other forums about racking 2.5 gallons of wort onto 2.5 gallons of star-san solution with no ill effects....
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-22-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By crunchydoc
The recipe is based on 2.5 gallon boil. so if...

The recipe is based on 2.5 gallon boil. so if you are trying to make the recipe as it suggests and get a true Dead Ringer then just follow the instructions. If you change the parameters of the boil...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-17-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,433
Posted By crunchydoc
+1 PBW is a miracle, if it is still dirty...

+1

PBW is a miracle, if it is still dirty after 24 hours in a solution of that then i would chuck it!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-14-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,807
Posted By crunchydoc
Something one of the posters mentioned earlier is...

Something one of the posters mentioned earlier is the yeast. Both the fusel alcohol standpoint AND the yeast themselves. You may have developed a sensitivity (allergy) to the yeast. It could be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-13-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By crunchydoc
absolutely positively ditto the above post. no...

absolutely positively ditto the above post. no drying.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-05-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By crunchydoc
Often it will vary by the amount you have...

Often it will vary by the amount you have mentioned between readings just based on temperature. You can often take readings from the same pipette 5 minutes apart and get the kind of variance...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,905
Posted By crunchydoc
good thing you don't believe everything you read...

good thing you don't believe everything you read on the internet....



In addition to rinsing, it is also good to spit shine the ends of your bottles before capping them. as a matter of fact...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-02-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,837
Posted By crunchydoc
Sanitize and you should be fine. The foaming...

Sanitize and you should be fine. The foaming action will push things out not in. Get some saran wrap and sanitize it first. Take off the lid and drop the saran over the top to keep out big...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-02-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,905
Posted By crunchydoc
Don't rinse. Then it is no longer sanitized. ...

Don't rinse. Then it is no longer sanitized.
Don't fear the foam. it kills bacteria and NOT yeast. There are dozens of stories about people brewing with GALLONS of sanistar in their primaries....
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