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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By bigmunchez
My thoughts are that firstly, assuming a typical...

My thoughts are that firstly, assuming a typical 5-6 gallon batch, you significantly under-pitched but that is not likely the cause of your issue.
Secondly, in my experience, that is a fairly...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By bigmunchez
Leave the seeds and membranes (where the heat...

Leave the seeds and membranes (where the heat actually lives) out this time. Remember - you can always add more heat later if its not hot enough, but once its in there...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-21-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By bigmunchez
My understanding is that the formula uses the...

My understanding is that the formula uses the degree of discrepancy that the alcohol causes between the two readings to actually figure out the OG and ABV. So not really an estimation. Every time...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By bigmunchez
If you have a refractometer and a hydrometer, you...

If you have a refractometer and a hydrometer, you can measure the SG and the brix value of the finished beer and enter those values into a formula to calculate OG. Beersmith has the formula under...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-17-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By bigmunchez
Another +1 for the kolsch yeast. And another -1...

Another +1 for the kolsch yeast.
And another -1 for WB 06. Its a german wheat yeast, (i.e. clove/banana, especially with warmer ferment temps). OP states he wants an american wheat, WB 06 has no...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By bigmunchez
When you say "larger brewing" do you mean high...

When you say "larger brewing" do you mean high gravity, or is it a typo and you meant lager?
If you meant high gravity, another problem may be fusel alcohols from a suboptimal fermentation which...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-04-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By bigmunchez
Heres what I'd do: Amt Name Type # %/IBU...

Heres what I'd do:

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
2.000 kg Light Dry Extract (16 EBC) Dry Extract 1 57.1 %
1.500 kg Pale Liquid Extract (16 EBC) Extract 2 42.9 %
10 g Magnum [12.00 %] -...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-09-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By bigmunchez
Good idea, I've done lots of those types of...

Good idea, I've done lots of those types of experiments, really helps you to get to know ingredients and what they bring to your beer.
I'd start by trying yeasts that you think you will use a lot,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-11-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By bigmunchez
I think you were definitely right to add them -...

I think you were definitely right to add them - Yes, the calcium will help the yeast but you will also get the chloride:sulphate ratio which you were targeting in the finished beer
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-09-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,589
Posted By bigmunchez
Sorry to bring this thread back, but I'm...

Sorry to bring this thread back, but I'm curious... Has anyone brewed this recipe from the show and also tasted Heretic Torment? Are they similar? I've been looking to clone torment but there's not...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By bigmunchez
Check out mrmalty.com under yeast tools. Select...

Check out mrmalty.com under yeast tools. Select the 'repitching from slurry' tab. You can enter the gravity and volume of your planned beer along with the harvest date of your yeast and it will...
Forum: Porter 04-06-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 200,734
Posted By bigmunchez
Hi folks I'm brewing this recipe tomorrow but...

Hi folks
I'm brewing this recipe tomorrow but I've just realised my brown malt is from Simpsons and is roughly twice as dark (300 EBC) as the brown malt listed in the recipe. Does anyone have any...
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