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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-08-2014, 01:26 AM
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Posted By stephenabney
Infection okay?

Went on vacation, turned AC off. during 4th week in fermenter, temps got 85ish outside. Got this infection. Is this safe to bottle? Thanks!
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Forum: Brew Science 05-07-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
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Infection safe?

Went on vacation, turned AC off. during 4th week in fermenter, temps got 85ish outside. Got this infection. Is this safe to bottle? Thanks!198010


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By stephenabney
I wonder if it was the fact I used up the bottom...

I wonder if it was the fact I used up the bottom of the bag of my chocolate that did it. It was powdery and fine from all that had settled to the bottom of the bag. Maybe that's more potent?

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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By stephenabney
What brown beer did I make?

I brewed my usual nut brown recipe, but on brew day realized I that the flaked oats I bought were actually flaked barley. I just went with it, and what I ended up with looks like a brown and sorta...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-21-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By stephenabney
Refractometer Problems

I have a new refractometer. With tap water, I calibrated it to 1.000, and confirmed results with hydrometer. Then I measured some beer before bottling at 1.030, and found the hydrometer to read...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-04-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By stephenabney
Blackberry Barley Wine

Hey everyone, your thoughts and suggestions on this recipe idea would be greatly appreciated. I happen to have some fresh blackberries and also happened to watch a video on big beers/barley wine. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-14-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By stephenabney
First time I used orange peal, I bought bitter...

First time I used orange peal, I bought bitter instead of sweet. Used way too much and didn't like the taste of the beer at all. I mean it was VERY tart at first. It mellowed after a month or two...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-07-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By stephenabney
just checking in, thanks...

just checking in, thanks...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-07-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By stephenabney
American Ale Yeast in a Scottish ale?

I'm putting together a Robert the Bruce clone recipe from some others I've found, and I wanted everyone opinion on the importance of the yeast selection here. I've got wyeast american ale ii...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By stephenabney
Great, sounds like a consensus! :) Guilty as...

Great, sounds like a consensus! :) Guilty as charged. I had not been stirring after adding the sugar. I had been dissolving the sugar in a cup of hot water, adding it to the bucket, then assuming...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By stephenabney
Variations of Carbonation in bottles due to bottle capper?

I started home brewing 4 months ago, and have bottled about 200 beers so far. All in all, I'd say it's been a success, as far as carbonation and bottling goes. However, there is variation and some...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By stephenabney
Thanks for the tips!

Thanks for the tips!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By stephenabney
How to improve recipe - beer described as watery

My wife and I rate this first attempt at our dark heff as a success. Very tasty. However, it could use some improvement. We both think it was heavy on the roasted flavor, so we're probably going...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-22-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By stephenabney
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-22-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By stephenabney
I didn't expect it to be so cloudy. I guess the...

I didn't expect it to be so cloudy. I guess the color is good, but it's the clarity, but idk. Funny how wrong expectations can really make it hard to enjoy a beer. Maybe I need to change my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-20-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By stephenabney
So here's what came of the accidental all wheat...

So here's what came of the accidental all wheat Heff... Very very cloudy, a little of a tangy flavor I don't like, but the heff yeast comes though nice. Appearance is awful. Still may be young so...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-20-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By stephenabney
All done! I'm pretty excited about my first nut...

All done! I'm pretty excited about my first nut brown ale! Thanks everyone.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-19-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By stephenabney
Cool. So I think I'm going to do a scaled down...

Cool. So I think I'm going to do a scaled down version of this recipe, a Nut Brown Ale, and modify it to fit what I have and pick up some Oatmeal. Not sure about the Victory, but I might leave that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-19-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By stephenabney
I could definitely pick some oatmeal. Thanks for...

I could definitely pick some oatmeal. Thanks for the tip. Never made that before, but sounds good!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-19-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By stephenabney
What to make with the grain I have?

Anyone have some ideas on what to brew next that would use some of the left overs I have (I brew 2.5 gallon batches).

5 lbs 2 row
1/2 lb chocolate malt
1/2 lb crystal 20
5 lb wheat malt

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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-19-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By stephenabney
Recipe from my grain leftovers challenge

Anyone want to give me some ideas on what to brew with what I have left in my freezer? I brew 2.5 gallon batches.

I have 5 lbs 2 row, 1/2 lb chocolate malt, 1/2 lb crystal 20, 5 lb wheat malt....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-17-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By stephenabney
Never mind that question. So wheat dme is 60/40....

Never mind that question. So wheat dme is 60/40. Ha, so who knows what kind of thing I'll end up with.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-17-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By stephenabney
Thanks for the tips. I took a tip from someone...

Thanks for the tips. I took a tip from someone on the forums here who said...

"the best hef's are the simple ones IMO, let the yeas shine through.


1 oz Hallertau or Tettnanger
6 lbs wheat...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By stephenabney
First All Grain - Hefeweizen

Brewed my first all grain last night. I brewed a 2 1/2 gallon batch of hefeweizen. I don't have a lautering tun yet. I just mashed on the stove top, using a grain bag and a big pot. I didn't...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By stephenabney
I haven't pitched it yet and I have other jars of...

I haven't pitched it yet and I have other jars of yeast I can use. I don't think I want to contribute yet another good story to this forum, so this one ends kinda boring. Playing it safe and...
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