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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2012, 10:24 PM
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Posted By gratefuldisc
great idea!

great idea!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-20-2012, 09:42 PM
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well, if I consider the homebrew a gift to the...

well, if I consider the homebrew a gift to the bachelor... and if he decides to share with the people who came to his party... no issue there, right?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-20-2012, 04:16 PM
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Posted By gratefuldisc
Homebrew at bachelor party (selling tickets)

so I'm throwing a bachelor party for my best friend and he asked that I bring homebrew... I plan on bringing my kegerator and two kegs and having the taps open for whoever wants it in addition to a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-15-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By gratefuldisc
my only failed batch was a pumpkin... stuck mash,...

my only failed batch was a pumpkin... stuck mash, dumped mash back and forth between mash tun and 5 gallon bucket, finally mashed out then the sparge stuck too. After 3 hours I gave up and dumped it....
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-15-2011, 03:05 PM
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Posted By gratefuldisc
Brewed my own modified version of this recipe. my...

Brewed my own modified version of this recipe. my first ten gallon batch... the first time I brewed this as a five gallon, it came out great.

Check out my blog post: Hop River Ales: Pumpkin...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-09-2011, 01:19 AM
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Posted By gratefuldisc
figures... thanks terrapinj

figures... thanks terrapinj
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-09-2011, 12:51 AM
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Posted By gratefuldisc
Thermapen deal to good to be true?

am I missing something here??
is this for real??...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-20-2011, 03:30 AM
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Posted By gratefuldisc
Many people on here don't think secondary is...

Many people on here don't think secondary is necessary on any beer.Some only secondary when dry hopping or adding fruit. Personally, I haven't used a secondary in probably ten batches, and I get...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By gratefuldisc
I never had a batch finish l lower than 1.018...

I never had a batch finish l lower than 1.018 when I was doing extract. And from what I read this is a very common thing. It wasn't until I went AG that I started getting the lower FG I wanted.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,465
Posted By gratefuldisc
great thread... some here I already follow, but...

great thread... some here I already follow, but lots of new stuff to look at. good thing I'm bored at work.

Also, I'll plug my own too if that's cool...

HopRiverAles...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By gratefuldisc
I could see brewing that way for extract... But...

I could see brewing that way for extract... But not for All Grain. You say there isn't anything you can do about it anyway... you can learn, and adapt your techniques for the next batch.

How are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-15-2011, 10:09 PM
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Posted By gratefuldisc
http://www.dd26943.com/davesdreaded/tools/convert....

http://www.dd26943.com/davesdreaded/tools/convert.htm?temp=110&sg=&truesg=&oextr=&maxpa=&newtemp=&newsg=&fg=&rextr=&ra=&peraw=&perav=&calor=

I use this...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By gratefuldisc
well, my saison held at 83 for 3 days while...

well, my saison held at 83 for 3 days while actively fermenting... after that it settled down to 80 and stayed there for 4 more days. I took my gravity reading 1.002 at 80 degrees! Krausen had...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-08-2011, 01:27 AM
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Posted By gratefuldisc
not worried (also having a homebrew...) just...

not worried (also having a homebrew...) just wondering when temp control doesn't really matter anymore.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-07-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By gratefuldisc
Saison fermentation temps

I have a saison in primary for three days now. Using wyeast 3711. pitched at 75 with the intent to hold it there for a day before raising to 80, but temp fell to 68 for twelve hours due to my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2011, 11:45 PM
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Posted By gratefuldisc
edit- missed the part about going from primary......

edit- missed the part about going from primary... +1
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2011, 09:52 PM
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Posted By gratefuldisc
When you get offered a free chest freezer and you...

When you get offered a free chest freezer and you debate with SWMBO whether it will be used for freezing food or a fermentation chamber... "But I'll be able to make lagers!!"
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2011, 09:02 PM
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Posted By gratefuldisc
I ended up changing my recipe and brewing again....

I ended up changing my recipe and brewing again. I changed 4 of the 5lbs of unmalted wheat to malted wheat. I detailed the results in my last two blog posts in my signature. But long story short, I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-23-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By gratefuldisc
just to update... friday night I tested my batch...

just to update... friday night I tested my batch that was in primary. fermentation looked complete at 1.010 but krausen had not fallen yet, so I wanted to wait to rack to keg. I made a starter from...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By gratefuldisc
filter a wit?? blasphemy!

filter a wit?? blasphemy!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-21-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By gratefuldisc
I recommend training your palate... push yourself...

I recommend training your palate... push yourself until you can handle more ibus... I recommend Stone's Ruination and Lagunita's Hop Stoopid.


Also, this is completely tongue in cheek and I have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-21-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,945
Posted By gratefuldisc
Probably just warmer fermentation temps pushing...

Probably just warmer fermentation temps pushing the yeast to create more esters, so you have a stronger belgian flavor...

I believe belgian flavors are an acquired taste, and most easily...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-21-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,471
Posted By gratefuldisc
belgian wit, kegging, 10 days. also lasted 10...

belgian wit, kegging, 10 days. also lasted 10 days, so it must have been good...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-21-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,945
Posted By gratefuldisc
belgian yeasts make funky (in a good way) flavors...

belgian yeasts make funky (in a good way) flavors and smells that may seem sour if you are not used to them. I was really worried when I smelled my first wit at bottling, I was expecting something...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-21-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By gratefuldisc
idk about the green color... but for a wit I...

idk about the green color... but for a wit I would definitely not secondary. My wits are crazy fast (wyeast 3944) and the style is best young. I have been grain to glass in 10 days before when...
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