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Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-15-2014, 03:28 PM
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Posted By bredstein
02/08/2014 AHS Blue Moon update

Moved to secondary today (on the 7th day). FG was 1.08. The beer smelled more yeasty than my regular bitters, and tasted OK. I think I can distinguish coriander, but hardly any orange. I may be...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-13-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 98,694
Posted By bredstein
Double wit with 14 lbs of grain - looks like Blue...

Double wit with 14 lbs of grain - looks like Blue Moon on steroids :-) My brew took only 10: 5 lbs Belgian Pils, 3 lbs White wheat, 1 lb flaked oats and 1 lb of flaked wheat... I noticed that AHS...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-13-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 98,694
Posted By bredstein
Thank you for a good advice! I checked all the...

Thank you for a good advice! I checked all the 16A witbiers - none of them has dry yeast as an option. There are quite a few weisbiers and hefes that do call for Danstar Munich German wheat dry...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-11-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 98,694
Posted By bredstein
Thanks for looking! Hmm, I have about a dozen of...

Thanks for looking! Hmm, I have about a dozen of AHS instruction sheets for different beers, and all of them give a choice of yeasts...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-01-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 98,694
Posted By bredstein
I have enough grain leftovers for a couple brews,...

I have enough grain leftovers for a couple brews, so I will not order this kit from AHS now. What I need though is yeast - could you please tell what kind of dry yeast the AHS instruction sheet calls...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-20-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By bredstein
That's the question! Are there any known...

That's the question! Are there any known infections that contribute only to cloudiness, leaving the taste OK? Also, I forgot to mention in my first post that the fermentation didn't look any...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-20-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,035
Posted By bredstein
Isn't a stick welder better for this job?

Isn't a stick welder better for this job?
Forum: DIY Projects 10-20-2013, 03:51 AM
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Views: 2,257
Posted By bredstein
Shelves for glasses and mugs

For some reason which is beyond my understanding, SWMBO was never happy with my glasses, mugs and pints sitting around the house at random places. While her point "Why should one have more then one...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-20-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By bredstein
"Sanitized" can be read in many ways. Washing...

"Sanitized" can be read in many ways. Washing with dish soap and rinsing with hot tap chlorine-filled water is enough for closing the carboy while shaking. When I need to sanitize the carboy, I do...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-17-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By bredstein
No buckets here, sorry! I wish I could stick my...

No buckets here, sorry! I wish I could stick my arm in the carboy, grab a stopper, and then pull it out :-)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-17-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By bredstein
Rubber plug fell into the carboy

Sorry if it had to be posted elsewhere, but since the brew under question is all grain, I decided to to try it here. The story is simple - when I was shaking the cooled wort in a carboy to give it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-02-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By bredstein
I believe my starter took care of that? And as I...

I believe my starter took care of that? And as I mentioned, the FG stabilized for the past few days. What do you think?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-02-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By bredstein
Thanks for the peace of mind! BTW, the...

Thanks for the peace of mind! BTW, the instructions come from Austin (AHS).
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-02-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By bredstein
White Labs - high FG?

Liquid yest gurus, please help! After about twenty successful (to my taste) brews with dry yeast, I decided to try the liquid form. It was an AG Double Chocolate Stout, The yeast is WL London Ale...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-21-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By bredstein
Conventional, in a 5 gal cooler. Never tried BIAB...

Conventional, in a 5 gal cooler. Never tried BIAB so far.



It did spit, but not too much. I did not use a drill - come on, it was only 10 lbs - and slowly cranking by hand you can minimize the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-21-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By bredstein
Corona mill and liquid yeast

Sorry for the dumb thread title - I put these two things together because I tried them both for the first time yesterday :-)

It was an all grain AHS Double Chocolate Stout. About 10 lbs of grain...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-13-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Posted By bredstein
And I was once thinking of dumping two bottles of...

And I was once thinking of dumping two bottles of Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from a 12-pack sampler (on sale)... I don't know, it may be just me - I strongly dislike any wheat beer. Well, I fought the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-11-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,532
Posted By bredstein
I have two of these Italian carboys, and I...

I have two of these Italian carboys, and I measured them with US half-gallon (2 qt) juice jars. They fit >7 US gallons. Cannot say exactly how much more, as I never put more water... probably a quart.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-11-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By bredstein
A voice from the past: How they did it a century ago...

I was reading the other day a book about homebrewing, published in Russia in the late nineteenth century... Overall their approach was very close to what people are doing today. Obviously, they did...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-09-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By bredstein
My?! Well, that was the only elastic thing that...

My?! Well, that was the only elastic thing that my wife could find for me... And I always hoped that the resolution of pictures was too low for anybody to notice it :-)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-09-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By bredstein
Dry Nottingham Ale (Danstar), $3.99

Dry Nottingham Ale (Danstar), $3.99
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-09-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By bredstein
Five days later - kraeusen has fallen, everything...

Five days later - kraeusen has fallen, everything is clearing up, airlock activity is minimal, and next Friday I am planning to bottle my first AG beer!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-06-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By bredstein
Thank you! As for the chamber, here...

Thank you! As for the chamber, here (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/another-mother-fermentation-chamber-276159/) are some pictures of it. It is a standard design with a few improvements.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-06-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,002
Posted By bredstein
How do you estimate the shelf life of frozen hops...

How do you estimate the shelf life of frozen hops (sealed and resealed)?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-06-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,002
Posted By bredstein
Yes, it is on my list of future improvements......

Yes, it is on my list of future improvements... Ideally I would like to grow and harvest my own hops :-)
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