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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Yesterday, 07:19 PM
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Forget volume. What was your target og? If it's...

Forget volume. What was your target og? If it's what you have now, ferment it and call it good. If you're high you can add water to get where you need to be.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 06:49 PM
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Get a spare for the future.

Get a spare for the future.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 06:47 PM
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I got a copy of this book ...

I got a copy of this book

http://www.amazon.com/Hop-Variety-Handbook-Create-Better/dp/1475265050/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1408473990&sr=8-2&keywords=Hops+Book

Which helps me with hops...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Yesterday, 06:40 PM
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I remember back in 2011 when this thread was...

I remember back in 2011 when this thread was started it was quite humorous. Now, 3 years later, not so much. I vote we put a stake through the head of this zombie.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 02:53 PM
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A big beer is generally considered anuthing with...

A big beer is generally considered anuthing with a high starting gravity. Generally requires pitching larger starters to ensure sufficient yeast remains to complete fermentation.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
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Lots of yeast are shy. If you keep peeking they...

Lots of yeast are shy. If you keep peeking they don't want to do what yeast were invented for...copulate, eat, pee, burp, repeat. Quit peeking!!! Ever try to use a urinal when someone is standing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
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Does she use dark or light rum? Most light...

Does she use dark or light rum? Most light spirits are little more than neutral spirits directly from the distllation process with little to no age.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
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When I was first starting out I'd get a clone...

When I was first starting out I'd get a clone recipie of a beer I really liked and tried to duplicate it. It provided me with a goal against which to measure my progress. Many commercial craft brews...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-14-2014, 03:37 PM
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Never had experience with off flavors, so I guess...

Never had experience with off flavors, so I guess bacteria presence is negligable. Thanks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
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I would honor your grandmother and do a wee...

I would honor your grandmother and do a wee heavy, which is a traditional scottish style. It's on my annual brewing rotation.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-13-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
So let me get this straight: First batch...

So let me get this straight:

First batch yeilded zero
Second batch yeilded 2 bottles
Third batch yeilded half a batch (1 case)
keep going, man. You'll soon be geting 20 gallons out of a 5...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
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I have used yeast samples that were12 months old....

I have used yeast samples that were12 months old. Not proud of it, and wouldn't recommend, but it happened. If the solids take on the color of peanut butter, I discard it. If its white or light to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2014, 02:34 PM
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Interesting. I ranch without benefit of a lab...

Interesting. I ranch without benefit of a lab setup. Is there anything I can add to my starter medium to reduce the bacterial colonies likely present in my samples?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-13-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
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If you're looking for a beer that's clear in the...

If you're looking for a beer that's clear in the glass, try dropping it into the fermenter through a sanitized stainless steel strainer like this ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
get a half pound of black patent

get a half pound of black patent
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-13-2014, 01:22 PM
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no. 3 gravity points is will within the tolerance...

no. 3 gravity points is will within the tolerance of the measuring equipment we generally use. You're fine.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
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yes we are and you will be to!!!

yes we are and you will be to!!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2014, 02:23 PM
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I clean bottles by preventing them from getting...

I clean bottles by preventing them from getting dirty(moldy) in the first place. Rinse as soon as I empty into the glass, upend in the dishwasher to drip dry and then place in the frige til the 6pak...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-12-2014, 02:18 PM
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You do what you want. but most recipies are...

You do what you want. but most recipies are focused on 5 gallons since, thats the convenient size available in fermenters corny kegs and the like. If you're getting drinkable results, I'd recommend...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
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Instead of the chemical ice packs, try a 2L...

Instead of the chemical ice packs, try a 2L bottle of frozen water. Spray the outside of the bottle with sanitizer just before you drop it into the wort.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Or build the thermometer into the mash paddle....

Or build the thermometer into the mash paddle. Digital readout in the handle, a series of 40 probes up and down both edges of the paddle, weighted averaging of the readings and a write to a 40 page...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-08-2014, 07:06 PM
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What happens when ypou place the sir bar directly...

What happens when ypou place the sir bar directly on the reing magnet? does it lie flat or stand up?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
I usually have the lid on the BK until it reaches...

I usually have the lid on the BK until it reaches the boilover stage, take it off and leave it off for the entire boil, and put it back on during the cooling stage. Never had a problem. You might...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
I tries pumpkin ber 3 or 4 times in my brewing...

I tries pumpkin ber 3 or 4 times in my brewing career. Never happy with the result, I guess I'm pumpkin illiterate.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,140
I have been BIAB for a couple years now. Assuming...

I have been BIAB for a couple years now. Assuming you have a full size bag (big enough to put the entire brew kettle into) I usually don't bother sparging. I heat the kettle to 3 or 4 degrees above...
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