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Forum: Brew Science 03-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By mrboz
I'd like to hear other opinions on this. I...

I'd like to hear other opinions on this. I thought carbon filtering was all I needed to do as well, but got a couple score sheets that told me that they could taste chloramine in my beer. This got me...
Forum: Brew Science 03-15-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By mrboz
Castle Oaks! I've lost plenty of balls and left...

Castle Oaks! I've lost plenty of balls and left plenty of divots there. As for water, I'm not sure I can school anyone ... my opinions/attitudes have shifted after having conversations with a whole...
Forum: Brew Science 03-15-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By mrboz
Hi Kaiden - funny you say that you live in Ione...

Hi Kaiden - funny you say that you live in Ione ... my wife grew up there and my in-laws still live there (in fact, I'll be visiting next week).

Anyways - water. Although there are folks who...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-15-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By mrboz
Unless you are counting yeast cells under a...

Unless you are counting yeast cells under a microscope, its pretty much impossible to tell a) how much yeast you are pitching b) the viability (how many cells are actually alive).

Your WL vials...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 190,279
Posted By mrboz
I had just cooled and racked my wort for an...

I had just cooled and racked my wort for an oatmeal stout into a 6-1/2 gallon glass carboy. As I was going about my business of cleaning up, I grabbed another carboy by the handle and spun and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-11-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By mrboz
I always consider it a blessing from the Beer...

I always consider it a blessing from the Beer Gods when my gravity comes out higher than expected. All points made are good ones - difference is negligible, your water volume might be a bit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-08-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By mrboz
I brewed today and had my conical cleaned and...

I brewed today and had my conical cleaned and ready to go and an ale pale. My wort went into the ale pale - I just find it easier to handle and clean and the beer is just as good. If you got $300...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-08-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By mrboz
Welcome to your new obsession. With a single pot,...

Welcome to your new obsession. With a single pot, as folks have said, BIAB is a good place to start. If you are really down with the all-grain ... look into getting a ten gallon igloo cooler and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-08-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By mrboz
You know how to make a million with a...

You know how to make a million with a nano-brewery?

Start with 2-million.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-07-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By mrboz
Listen to Jordan - don't be in such a hurry to...

Listen to Jordan - don't be in such a hurry to start cracking into your beer. Give it a couple weeks in primary (I go three) before you start dipping your hydro into it. After you first 7-10 days...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,109
Posted By mrboz
Yea Big Sky - I'm a Missoula boy and love BSB,...

Yea Big Sky - I'm a Missoula boy and love BSB, and Bayern (awesome German lagers), Kettlehouse (Bongwater anybody), and now Droughtworks (A brewers brewery - always something interesting on tap).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-07-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,601
Posted By mrboz
My opinion is that patience will pay great...

My opinion is that patience will pay great dividends. I have taken to giving my beers at least three weeks in primary, which includes 3-4 days d-rest at a few degrees higher temperature after about...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,151
Views: 232,623
Posted By mrboz
Today I will be brewing my Mexican (Vienna)...

Today I will be brewing my Mexican (Vienna) Lager. Should have just enough time to lager and be ready for Cinco de Mayo (there's a beer for every occasion and every occasion is an excuse to make beer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-07-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By mrboz
The idea of fwh is that it helps increase the...

The idea of fwh is that it helps increase the isomerization of subsequent hops additions and results in better overall hops utilization. In general, what you get is a smoother hop bitterness and a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-06-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,109
Posted By mrboz
My favorite brewery is the one I'm at.

My favorite brewery is the one I'm at.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By mrboz
BTW - as for nutrients in the starter ... doesn't...

BTW - as for nutrients in the starter ... doesn't hurt and is pretty cheap (most nutrient packs are dead yeast cells with some zinc supplement, and run a couple bucks for package that will get you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By mrboz
Yep - pulling some of those extended runnings...

Yep - pulling some of those extended runnings from the mash is a good way to save on DME ... be sure to boil it good before you use it to make a starter.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By mrboz
Boydster hit the big four - sanitation, yeast...

Boydster hit the big four - sanitation, yeast health, water, patience. Cover those bases and don't try to go extreme until you learn a few things (like ph, water treatment and fermentation temp...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,600
Posted By mrboz
As several have said - you can certainly slow...

As several have said - you can certainly slow chill with good results. However, quick chilling is helpful in getting a good cold break, which helps with clarity of the beer. This is not entirely an...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By mrboz
Your friends won't appreciate it as much as you...

Your friends won't appreciate it as much as you do ... drink it, enjoy it, and brew another batch. Your friends wont stop coming over ... I promise :)

However, for nostalgia's sake, kegging...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By mrboz
Different opinions on this, but I would boil the...

Different opinions on this, but I would boil the sugar in a couple cups of water to sanitize ... cover it up, let it cool, then dump it in.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-26-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By mrboz
You don't have to start over ... krausen is good...

You don't have to start over ... krausen is good yeast, but you are still left with good stuff. Best solution is to get a larger flask for your starters. I held off on making the spend but eventually...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-26-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By mrboz
3/8 inside diameter tubing is just about right...

3/8 inside diameter tubing is just about right for standard 3-piece airlock.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-26-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By mrboz
You should use some brewing software (e.g....

You should use some brewing software (e.g. Beersmith) to set your targets and begin calibrating your system's efficiency as you do batches. In time, you will be able to predict with pretty good...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-16-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By mrboz
Or - go with an amber or pale ale. Neither are...

Or - go with an amber or pale ale. Neither are supposed to be particularly hoppy (although current tastes have turned them into hop bombs). Personalize them by tweaking the recipe to reflect vital...
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