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Forum: General Techniques 11-04-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By AlphaPyro
Strangely enough what brought me to this post was...

Strangely enough what brought me to this post was I was researching a way to speed up ramp temps... from what I understand is the RIMS tube will step up, but at the rate in which it does it may not...
Forum: General Techniques 11-04-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,980
Posted By AlphaPyro
I think the implication was actually running wort...

I think the implication was actually running wort from your mash through the tankless water heater and back into the mash tun to control mash temperatures. Much like a RIMS system instead of a HERMS
Forum: Fruit Beer 09-14-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
I ALWAYS ferment no higher than 70 on this beer....

I ALWAYS ferment no higher than 70 on this beer. My ideal fermentation temp on this beer should be 65-68 MAX, and ideally 65 for the profile I like it at.

I'm sorry it did not work out for you,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-14-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,386
Posted By AlphaPyro
Didn't see this posted but I found a nylon...

Didn't see this posted but I found a nylon bristle brush with plastic casing on it with a plastic tip at home depot the other day... Realizing no metal was going to contact the plastic I decided to...
Forum: Fruit Beer 06-28-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
If you let the sugars ferment too low it will...

If you let the sugars ferment too low it will pull a lot of the sweetness away for the peach flavor.

To get away from the science part and more to the gut part, the minute the krausen drops after...
Forum: Fruit Beer 06-19-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
I added the puree to the bottom and racked on...

I added the puree to the bottom and racked on top, then turned the fermenter quickly to stir it up into solution... if you do like me and use a CO2 charger to put a bed of CO2 on top before corking...
Forum: Fruit Beer 06-13-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
I now do a full boil. When I started this recipe...

I now do a full boil. When I started this recipe years ago it was a partial boil of 3 gallons.

Sorry for the confusion. I wish I could edit the recipe but for some reason I'm unable to now.
Forum: Fruit Beer 06-13-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
How did this turn out?

How did this turn out?
Forum: Fruit Beer 06-13-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
It ferments relatively dry for me around...

It ferments relatively dry for me around 1.014-1.016 - it's balanced. I apologize for not keeping up on this post. With a few years going by I'd neglected to stay up on this as I had originally...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-31-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 66,514
Posted By AlphaPyro
If you're just boring out the tubing, aren't you...

If you're just boring out the tubing, aren't you defeating the purpose of the bevflex line?
Forum: Fruit Beer 10-31-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
If you did brew it like this I'd love to hear...

If you did brew it like this I'd love to hear your thoughts on how it turned out!


:mug:
Forum: Mead Forum 10-31-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,338
Posted By AlphaPyro
Peach Melomel

Hey everyone, long time no see!


Anyways, started a Peach Melomel. Here's what I did:

24lbs Dark Clover Honey from a farmer's market (sat for two years non-adversely in a dark cool pantry)...
Forum: Fruit Beer 02-09-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
I usually see an FG around 1.014-16 ...

I usually see an FG around 1.014-16


Favorite fruit is the peaches still. My repeat tasters confirm it every time with a, "It's good, but I like the peaches better."

Apricot went over very...
Forum: Fruit Beer 02-03-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
I've substituted raspberries, cherries, peaches,...

I've substituted raspberries, cherries, peaches, apricots... all have gone over extremely well.

it all works just fine. The base beer itself stands on it's own so adding any fruit of your tastes...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-16-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,955
Posted By AlphaPyro
even bigger revival from the dead. Taste the...

even bigger revival from the dead.

Taste the beer before you add lactose. If it's too dry a little lactose might not hurt, the problem you could run into is a sour taste.

If you need to bring...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-29-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By AlphaPyro
PBW ruined siphone hose?

So I left a siphon hose in the bucket filled with PBW and soaked overnight.. now there is a film I can't seem to rinse off the hose.

What gives? I know it's cheap to replace the hose, but if I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By AlphaPyro
I use an 7-8" instant read thermometer that I...

I use an 7-8" instant read thermometer that I just leave clamped on the side of the pot... I'm not sure the potential damage that can be done by "baking" those kinds of thermometers, if any... I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-31-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By AlphaPyro
Well it appears to have been succesful with my...

Well it appears to have been succesful with my last 3 partial mash recipes.. and I'd be lying if I didn't say it makes the partial mash a treat to do.. I set it and forget it for an hour and even...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-31-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By AlphaPyro
Oven Mashing for partial Mash

Anyone else do this?

I take my 5 gallon stock pot and after dough in with about 5-7 pounds of grain put my oven on 170 and usually it will maintain a solid temp wherever I put it in at throughout...
Forum: Fruit Beer 10-20-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
Yes, I've tried it with raspberries and it works...

Yes, I've tried it with raspberries and it works out alright.


The problem with raspberries is they took up a half gallon of my yield, but it still came out very well. Again I only used 3lbs or 1...
Forum: Fruit Beer 10-16-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
I can see this is an afterthough now but just to...

I can see this is an afterthough now but just to be thorough you should make sure your yeast is nice and healthy before pitching into this high gravity beer. A starter is really a good idea but...
Forum: Fruit Beer 10-16-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
Yes, it has lots of alcohol :cross: I...

Yes, it has lots of alcohol :cross:


I would say your best bet to drop the alcohol and keep the full body flavor is just lose the honey altogether. After churning out a few batches of this stuff...
Forum: Fruit Beer 06-15-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,835
Posted By AlphaPyro
3lbs leaves it just enough that you don't forget...

3lbs leaves it just enough that you don't forget you're drinking a beer, and I use it in SECONDARY, not primary.


This recipe started with the idea that I want a great wheat beer first and didn't...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-17-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,348
Posted By AlphaPyro
In an attempt to curve the dry/tartness of the...

In an attempt to curve the dry/tartness of the apfelwein I began infusing it with lavender.

Two cups of lavender infusion to 5 gallons before racking for very aromatic stuff and flavor or 1 cup to...
Forum: General Techniques 04-18-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 875
Posted By AlphaPyro
Airlock stuck in carboy?

So I had a batch of apfelwein where I had to shove the airlock stopper down into the neck to the point it was just almost flush with the top of the carboy neck on my PET Better bottle.


Can't...
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