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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2009, 01:56 AM
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Posted By Chef Stress
Doh - I meant 8F off from boiling (at least), ...

Doh - I meant 8F off from boiling (at least),

and yes, I did forget to preheat MLT, I was in a hurry and forgot,

recipe is:

Ingredient Amount % MCU When
US 2-Row Malt 7lb 8oz 45.5 % 2.1 ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-10-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Chef Stress
missed SG by 8 points - 56% efficiency - ugh

So I brewed a Rye today and I had some serious temp. and gravity issues. I figured they're related, but I wanted to see if anyone had any advice.

Recently purchased two Blichman Brewmometers...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-25-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 119,068
Posted By Chef Stress
We were well under 77 for the first week of...

We were well under 77 for the first week of fermentation (when I imagine the majority of the fermentation occured), but for the last two weeks in primary it was in my apt where outside heat was...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-25-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 119,068
Posted By Chef Stress
We transferred from primary to secondary on...

We transferred from primary to secondary on Sunday, and took our first sample, the gravity was 1.001 (OG was 1.055), I didn't even think that was really possible, this yeast is incredible.

As for...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-17-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 119,068
Posted By Chef Stress
3711 is nice

Brewed with 3711 about 2 weeks ago (8/1). We made a Liter starter out of one smack pack and split that between two carboys for our 10 gallon batch. With in 12 hours they were both bubblin like mad....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-10-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By Chef Stress
I visited a fellow homebrewers set up, and he...

I visited a fellow homebrewers set up, and he showed me his Black Saison in secondary, in a corny keg. He had a blow off tube set up. Is an airlock/blow off necessary for using a corny/sixtel for a...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 08-23-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,195
Posted By Chef Stress
I made this beer, but left the watermelon juice...

I made this beer, but left the watermelon juice out. It turned out good, not a perfect wheat, but only my 3rd batch. I'd like to make a hopped up wheat, like the Brooklyner - Schneider. Any ideas?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Chef Stress
Thanks guys, 4 gallons of dope beer it is, I...

Thanks guys, 4 gallons of dope beer it is, I figured as much, but I wanted to double check.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Chef Stress
Is it possible to replenish lost wort in primary?

My friend and I brewed on Sunday. An AHS Double IPA, 10# LME + 1# corn sugar, pitched onto our previous brews yeast cake. SG 1.080+. Monday AM I woke up to find a Carboy Volcano, beer on the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Chef Stress
Temperature of Secondary?

I'm moving a wheat beer to a secondary tomorrow, to make room for a new brew in my carboy. (The reason I have to move the beer is I'm planning on reusing the yeast cake.)
Problem is, summer in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,026
Posted By Chef Stress
I was wondering about his for extract brewing -...

I was wondering about his for extract brewing - is it ok to cool the dilution water, like Grinder did, to get to a lower pitching temp faster? My friend and I are doing extract brews, usually 2.5...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By Chef Stress
3rd Brew - advice needed - Double IPA

My friend and I are about to brew our 3rd brew - on Sunday 5/27. It's a Dbl IPA (Extract). The Recipe is as follows:

grains:
1# Munich Malt
1/4# 20L Crystal
sugars:
10# Extra Pale LME
1#...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,779
Posted By Chef Stress
The recipe gives an OG of 1.035-1.045. We took a...

The recipe gives an OG of 1.035-1.045. We took a reading on Sunday and we got 1.04. And it tasted GOOD. I'm relaxed. Thanks for the advice folks, I'm so anxious to drink my OWN beer, I think I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-15-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,779
Posted By Chef Stress
How do I take a hydrometer reading during fermentation?

My friend and I brewed for our first time last night. We used a True Brew IPA kit. Everything went well, but we didn't take a hydrometer reading prior to sealing it up in the fermenter. The...
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