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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-20-2010, 04:42 AM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
Yeah, i think im going to have to try this a few...

Yeah, i think im going to have to try this a few times for her. she actually got the beer ahead of time, her thought process was basically "i like pom" + "i like alaskan amber", so that is what i...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-20-2010, 02:00 AM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
Flavoring a kit.

Ive done a few kits so far, a few have turned out, one was a waste (i think i just didnt like the kit though)

Right now im brewing an Alaskan Amber clone, but i want to flavor it for my fiancee....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2010, 08:48 PM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
Thought i would update: everything turned out...

Thought i would update: everything turned out great, im not sure if this is how the beer is supposed to taste, but it tastes as good as something i'd pick up in the store. ive had the chance to have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 08:59 PM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
well quality is important. i'll wait.

well quality is important. i'll wait.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 08:12 PM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
well i finally heard back from Williams brewing,...

well i finally heard back from Williams brewing, he assured me that it is a surprisingly high, yet accurate, FG at 1.042... then went on to say that my beer is fine.

im still a little unsure about...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 07:21 PM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
i really hope its not infected with anything. it...

i really hope its not infected with anything. it tastes fine, as far as i can tell. no awful smell either. when opened there was no mold or anything on top...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 04:56 PM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
ok, thanks. lol, pretty funny i came in...

ok, thanks.

lol, pretty funny i came in here thinking one thing and the opposite is apparently the case...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 04:49 PM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
yes, it didnt taste quite as strong as i'd expect...

yes, it didnt taste quite as strong as i'd expect out of an imperial IPA, however its the first time ive tried a non-conditioned one.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By SmilinGoat
1 pack of liquid wyeast. what came in the kit.

1 pack of liquid wyeast. what came in the kit.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 04:29 PM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
it was an extract kit. so i really dont know....

it was an extract kit. so i really dont know. this is as close as they come to really saying what is in it. "14 pounds of our blended malt extract,"
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 04:09 PM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
well, thanks for the comments. i guess i just...

well, thanks for the comments. i guess i just have one final suggestion: should i wait to see if the FG goes down a bit, or bottle it up because its already quite a bit lower than the directions say?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By SmilinGoat
i'll be making the change this coming fall. i'd...

i'll be making the change this coming fall. i'd like to do it sooner, however my kitchen tiny, and i dont really have a proper storage room. 420sq ft apt. ($900usd/m!)college towns are horrible.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By SmilinGoat
i think this is the yeast i used. but im not 100%...

i think this is the yeast i used. but im not 100% sure. again this is only my 3rd batch.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/XL_1056_AMERICAN_YEAST_P1632C79.cfm
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 04:40 AM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
the best i can do is this: "Makes 5 gallons of...

the best i can do is this: "Makes 5 gallons of strong ale with a starting gravity of at least 1.088"

its not the starting gravity that i had, but it is what i *should* have had. had i checked.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 04:36 AM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
yeah, it bubbled like crazy for 4-5 days. and...

yeah, it bubbled like crazy for 4-5 days. and grew a pretty big amount of foam after going into the secondary after a day or so.

and yes, i forgot to take an OG :(
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 04:01 AM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
yes, im sure that they called for 1.042 i just...

yes, im sure that they called for 1.042 i just triple checked, just to make sure. i have the paper right here.

i also thought it sounded extremely high (most beers ive tried previously were...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By SmilinGoat
Finishing Gravity pretty low.

Im doing a williams brewery extract kit. its my 3rd batch. the first two turned out ok, but nothing amazing. finally i decided to try something stong, which is typically the kind of beer i like. i...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By SmilinGoat
My first beer, 2 weeks before finished!

so i just tasted my first beer from my first batch (i could not wait!)

its a weizenbeer from Williams Brewing, i still have 2-3 weeks before they should be "done" i only put them in bottles 6 days...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-05-2009, 07:33 AM
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Posted By SmilinGoat
A friend of mine and I are to open a pub in 5...

A friend of mine and I are to open a pub in 5 years or so, we have started the first steps, but its a long process (especially in my town in alaska). we decided it would be great to brew our own...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-05-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By SmilinGoat
Alaska Amber is one of my favorite beers. have...

Alaska Amber is one of my favorite beers. have been to the brewery!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By SmilinGoat
when you go to secondary do you want air to get...

when you go to secondary do you want air to get in, like when putting the wort into the primary, or do you want to keep the air away, like when putting it in the priming tank?

if i wasnt leaving...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By SmilinGoat
I like that idea, im in the middle of my first...

I like that idea, im in the middle of my first batch, when i started it i knew very little about brewing and basically followed the directions completely.

With my next batch i think i'll try to...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 04-04-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 50
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Posted By SmilinGoat
needs more spill over!

needs more spill over!
Forum: Introductions 04-04-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By SmilinGoat
Brewing in SE Alaska

Ive been interested in brewing for a long time, but had the misfortune of talking to the wrong people about it when i showed interest and got scared off.

a few weeks ago i finally decided to take...
Forum: Introductions 04-04-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 675
Posted By SmilinGoat
Ive been going to a place on King st. in...

Ive been going to a place on King st. in Northampton. its small, but they have kits and pretty much anything else you'd need. they will order stuff for you as well. might be too far though.
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