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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-14-2012, 10:15 PM
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Looking for some info on how this came out - I...

Looking for some info on how this came out - I have a quad I'm about to brew, and a large bottle of L K to blend in. Did 2% (small bottle / 5 gallons) work out ok? Seems low, but would love to hear...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By completenewbie
It's not a bad habit to get into leaving anything...

It's not a bad habit to get into leaving anything you do (which isn't high ABV) sit in primary for a few weeks. Give it 3 or 4 weeks, check the gravity, bottle.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By completenewbie
Just found 1oz of Nelson (pellets) vac packed in...

Just found 1oz of Nelson (pellets) vac packed in the fridge from last year - gives me more options.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By completenewbie
Galena. Think my spell checker decided to throw...

Galena. Think my spell checker decided to throw in the name of a city. Thanks spell checker.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By completenewbie
2 separate - same grains in both, just different...

2 separate - same grains in both, just different hops (to show the effect of hops on brewing)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By completenewbie
Need help with IPA hopping

Planning to do 2 IPAs this weekend so went to the LHBS this morning to pick up the gear...

I was planning to do one Nelson (yumyum), and one heavily citra (showing a friend who wants to get into...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By completenewbie
Did a heff with 300 recently. hell of a head on...

Did a heff with 300 recently. hell of a head on it. I had to stir it and let it drop for a few days before bottling. Someone on here posted that they rack from below it, but I found that stirring it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,410
Posted By completenewbie
I started with extract, nailed all the other...

I started with extract, nailed all the other parts of the process, and then moved onto all grain - the move between the 2 was simple, 80% of the process is the same. I tell all my friends who want to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By completenewbie
This is my process, has worked for 16 batches...

This is my process, has worked for 16 batches now:

- after drinking swill with hot water
- bottle day, check for any yeast compacted on bottom, clean out if there is
- fill bottles with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,918
Posted By completenewbie
If you're picking the grain up at a local store...

If you're picking the grain up at a local store just run it all through the mill twice. Works for me.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-17-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,258
Posted By completenewbie
I generally get low 70s efficiency when I crush...

I generally get low 70s efficiency when I crush the grain myself at my local homebrew store - got a kit from AHS last week and brewed yesterday, followed my usual steps exactly, came out at 64%. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By completenewbie
Have a pretty big stout going crazy right now -...

Have a pretty big stout going crazy right now - woke up to the blowoff tube full, and the bucket lid was all distended upwards, about to pop. Released the pressure, cleaned and put the tube back, 15...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By completenewbie
Huh - I've done 2 BIAB recipes and each time...

Huh - I've done 2 BIAB recipes and each time (with room temp grain) I've started with 158 water and it's dropped to 150. 2 degrees seems like a very very small drop for 12lbs or so grain - that's a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By completenewbie
Goodbye extract brewing

I just had my first bottle of my first all grain brew, and frankly it's tremendous :mug:. This post is me drawing a line under my extract brewing days, and hopefully adding something tiny to the...
Forum: Stout 02-04-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 71,543
Posted By completenewbie
I really want to do a big beer, however with my...

I really want to do a big beer, however with my biab setup there isn't a chance in hell I can mash 20+ lbs. I can do 14 at a stretch.

Is there any easy way to swap in some lme / dme for a chunk of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-18-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7,433
Views: 251,011
Posted By completenewbie
Off the beaten track a little today, my ginger...

Off the beaten track a little today, my ginger beer plant arrived, so I got that all set up and bubbling away, fingers crossed nothing explodes. Its an insane way to brew - get fermentation started,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-18-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7,433
Views: 251,011
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Bottled an extract wheat, and did my final...

Bottled an extract wheat, and did my final preperations for my first all grain batch later this week. I also finally stooped stressing about not being able to get my beers under a fg of 0.020 (12...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,395
Posted By completenewbie
I'm lazy, and an extract brewer (doubly lazy!) -...

I'm lazy, and an extract brewer (doubly lazy!) - I tend to leave every brew for a month, and then take a reading - I have serious issues getting anything below 0.018, so as long as the beer is down...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-14-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By completenewbie
I like sweet drinks, so it was fine for me ;) Not...

I like sweet drinks, so it was fine for me ;) Not as sweet as some drinks I've had in the past, sweet for a beer, though.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-13-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,689
Posted By completenewbie
Just cracked open a stout which was bottled 6...

Just cracked open a stout which was bottled 6 days ago, and it's stellar (I opened one at 3 days and it was pretty flat). Last batch I opened one in 7 days, and it was done. Every batch I've ever...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-13-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 114,556
Posted By completenewbie
+ 5 of a very cinnamon'y, nutmegg'y, chocolat'y...

+ 5 of a very cinnamon'y, nutmegg'y, chocolat'y Christmas stout. Yumyum

32739.5 + 5

= 32744.5
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By completenewbie
It's strange, but I seem to get much more drunk...

It's strange, but I seem to get much more drunk on homebrew than store brought stuff.

Congrats on your first brew!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-13-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By completenewbie
So, just incase anyone else has the same issue...

So, just incase anyone else has the same issue and bumps into this thread:

Nilo and I discussed over PM, and it seems that if you take the lactose out of the recipe, the instructions which come...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-05-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 114,556
Posted By completenewbie
AHS christmas stout +5 = 31666

AHS christmas stout +5

= 31666
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-02-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By completenewbie
"In my haste, I brewed my batch not realizing I...

"In my haste, I brewed my batch not realizing I won't be in town in 7 days to transfer to my secondary. Will leaving the beer in the primary for an extra day or two have a major effect on it?"

I...
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