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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-08-2011, 09:52 PM
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Posted By wendelgee2
+2 I just did an all-calypso rye session...

+2 I just did an all-calypso rye session beer...bittered with calypso, finished with calypso, dry-hopped with calypso.

It's just not all that tasty. Sort of funky. It tastes like an infected...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-29-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By wendelgee2
That makes sense...I'm just surprised by the...

That makes sense...I'm just surprised by the amount it differed. Clearly you're right, though.

(Also, did calculations for a 5gal batch, not 5.5, which is why I missed by gravity so badly.)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-29-2010, 03:06 AM
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Posted By wendelgee2
Varying OG Readings from a Refractometer

Hey folks,
Just brewed up an AG batch and had a weird experience.

At the end of the boil I grabbed a little sample for an OG test with the itty-bitty turkey baster/pipette thing that came with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By wendelgee2
That's the goddamn spirit!!!

That's the goddamn spirit!!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By wendelgee2
Me too. Give it a gentle stir and all will...

Me too.

Give it a gentle stir and all will be well in future batches. :mug:

On the batches that you have that are inconsistent...be careful. Some will be overcarbed just like others are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By wendelgee2
I'm really not trying to be a dick, but my first...

I'm really not trying to be a dick, but my first thought is: Find a better kit next time around. Stick to Northern Brewer, or Midwest Supplies, or Austin Homebrew. There're probably other reputable...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By wendelgee2
Wait...you're doing a LAGER? on your second...

Wait...you're doing a LAGER? on your second brew??

How are you controlling the temperature?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By wendelgee2
Much better.

Much better.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By wendelgee2
Wait wait wait. How long did it ferment for? Did...

Wait wait wait. How long did it ferment for? Did you allow it to settle and condition for a week or more after fermentation had stopped?

In general, you need to not fiddle with beer so much. Just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By wendelgee2
With gelatin and whirlfloc (or both) are you guys...

With gelatin and whirlfloc (or both) are you guys having carbonation problems? Or are you kegging so it's moot for you?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-10-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By wendelgee2
You have a serious yeast infection on your hands.

You have a serious yeast infection on your hands.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-10-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,293
Posted By wendelgee2
I'm sure milk crates work fine and dandy, but I'm...

I'm sure milk crates work fine and dandy, but I'm a huge fan of my "brew hauler"

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/the-brew-hauler.html

It's one of those "why hell didn't I get this sooner" types...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-22-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By wendelgee2
I wish I could remember where I heard this, but I...

I wish I could remember where I heard this, but I assume it was the BrewStrong podcast on mashing. They said that conversion happens darn near instantaneously, and the extra time is just to make sure...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-21-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,996
Posted By wendelgee2
It was awful. But, I think that's more the fault...

It was awful. But, I think that's more the fault of the yeast strain than wine yeast in general. There's something really unappealing about Montrachet yeast when it's young...and even when it's...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-15-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,558
Posted By wendelgee2
I'm becoming more disturbed by these posts. I...

I'm becoming more disturbed by these posts. I decided to try to "calibrate" this little guy.

So, I put both this and my standard Polder probe kitchen thermometer in boiling water. While the Taylor...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-14-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,276
Posted By wendelgee2
You have to mix up the sugar in the bottling...

You have to mix up the sugar in the bottling bucket gently with a sterilized spoon or something, otherwise it can sink to the bottom and be uneven.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-23-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,696
Posted By wendelgee2
I know this thread is a year old, but it's sweet...

I know this thread is a year old, but it's sweet corn season again. Does anyone have anything to report on making a sweet corn beer? How much corn did you add? Was it basically neutral, or did it add...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-18-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,558
Posted By wendelgee2
Most inexpensive thermometers have that exact...

Most inexpensive thermometers have that exact accuracy:
http://www.thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/index.html

And so do many that are much more expensive:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-18-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,558
Posted By wendelgee2
As to temp...+/-1.8F is pretty poopy...but I...

As to temp...+/-1.8F is pretty poopy...but I haven't had any issues. It said my boil was about 212.7-213, which is about what my wort boils have always clocked in at. As far as mashing goes, we only...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-18-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,558
Posted By wendelgee2
I worry about that every time. I just make sure...

I worry about that every time. I just make sure not to tighten it down too much and hope for the best. :T
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-13-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,126
Posted By wendelgee2
Not to be a pita, but a lot of the yummy peppery...

Not to be a pita, but a lot of the yummy peppery belgian character mentioned in this thread is not from esters but phenols.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-12-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By wendelgee2
I'm not a kegger, and I'm not about to blow into...

I'm not a kegger, and I'm not about to blow into my beer (as I've heard some do with that system)

I might try FlyGuy's simple T-siphon described here:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-12-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,558
Posted By wendelgee2
Yuppers. Only for one batch, but it worked...

Yuppers.

Only for one batch, but it worked great.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-12-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,558
Posted By wendelgee2
Great Little Immersible Thermometer

http://www.drillspot.com/products/69811/Taylor_9940-10_Digital_Panel_Thermometer

This thing is only about $30. It's got a 10' long fully immersible probe. You can dump it into the middle of your...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-12-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By wendelgee2
More Durable Auto-Siphon??

I love my auto-siphon, but the thin plastic seems to get tiny cracks after only a couple uses...and eventually the cracks get big enough to allow it to leak (and allow it to harbor bugs, I'd...
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