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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By viking999
I wouldn't worry about overshooting the gravity...

I wouldn't worry about overshooting the gravity by 5 points. Unless you're considering competition, I think most people (myself included) consider a small amount of extra gravity to be a nice bonus....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,711
Posted By viking999
I don't think it's very rare for LHBS recipes to...

I don't think it's very rare for LHBS recipes to suck. They tend to cut corners, giving you a beer, not a great beer. For example, my LHBS sells a bunch of recipes with up to HALF sugar for beers...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2009, 03:44 PM
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Posted By viking999
I always use a starter now for liquid yeasts, but...

I always use a starter now for liquid yeasts, but I didn't used to. I have never had a problem pitching White Labs directly from the vial into the wort. I think the real problem here is you're...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,808
Posted By viking999
I don't think Three Sheets ever touched on table...

I don't think Three Sheets ever touched on table beer. You may be thinking of the weaker fruit beers they tried. But it may please you to know that Three Sheets is coming back on the Fine Living...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Posted By viking999
I spent a couple of days in Normandy and Brittany...

I spent a couple of days in Normandy and Brittany last year, and the big thing seemed to be stuff made from apples. Brandy or cider, basically. I tried some cider, and it was ok, but I'm not really...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By viking999
The DME should be fine, but I don't know about...

The DME should be fine, but I don't know about the others. 4 months is a pretty long time. In the future, you should know that it's ok to put the hops in the freezer. They'll last longer than in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,076
Posted By viking999
You can't really talk about adding sugar to the...

You can't really talk about adding sugar to the beer in terms of general pros and cons. For some styles of beer, the effects of using sugar will be beneficial, but in most styles, it will be...
Forum: General Techniques 05-20-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By viking999
I'm not really worried about the end result being...

I'm not really worried about the end result being bad, but I'm still curious as to why there was no foam.

I would think that the same kinds of compounds that cause a head to form would also cause...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-20-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,983
Posted By viking999
My LHBS sells glass gallon jugs for only $4. ...

My LHBS sells glass gallon jugs for only $4. Northern Brewer does, too, although you'd have to pay shipping. If you don't think the wine or cider is worth the price in excess of $4, you might want...
Forum: General Techniques 05-20-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By viking999
No, but I'll probably be kegging the first one in...

No, but I'll probably be kegging the first one in about a week.
Forum: General Techniques 05-20-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By viking999
Recipe #1: 5 gallons post boil 10# Munich ...

Recipe #1:

5 gallons post boil
10# Munich
1 oz. Mt. Hood @ 60
1 oz. Mt Hood @ 20
1 oz. Mt Hood @ 0

60 minute stovetop mash @ 155
30 minute stovetop sparge @ 170
Forum: General Techniques 05-19-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By viking999
No foam from all-grain aeration.

My last two batches have been my first all-grain batches. I always use carboy shaking for 5 minutes to aerate the chilled wort before adding yeast. Before going all-grain, the shaking generated a...
Forum: General Techniques 05-17-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,118
Posted By viking999
I would think that the water that is trapped in...

I would think that the water that is trapped in the grains would have the highest concentration of flavor and color, because it has had the most contact with the grains.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-15-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By viking999
IMO, a porter is the highest malt:hop ratio for...

IMO, a porter is the highest malt:hop ratio for ales, and a stout is a porter in which a substantial proportion of the malt is roasted. Apparently, stout used to just be a stronger porter, but I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By viking999
Typically with all grain, the steeping grains are...

Typically with all grain, the steeping grains are added to the mash and treated as if they are the same as the other mashing grains. It's not necessary, because you don't need to convert the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By viking999
1) You don't let them steep any longer than it...

1) You don't let them steep any longer than it takes you to chill the wort. If you were to let them steep before chilling, you'd also be letting the other hops that you already added steep for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By viking999
6 months, maybe longer. From what I've heard it...

6 months, maybe longer. From what I've heard it is only a factor in really big beers that ferment for a really long time.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-13-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,767
Posted By viking999
Yeah, PA was a pain when I lived there. You can...

Yeah, PA was a pain when I lived there. You can only get full cases of beer at the beer stores. So I ended up building up a pipeline to get some variety, just like I do with my homebrew. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-13-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By viking999
I've done that a few times. Never had an...

I've done that a few times. Never had an infection. But forget the Listerine, whiskey is the fun way. :rockin:
Forum: General Techniques 05-11-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,083
Posted By viking999
Are you sure it's a mercury thermometer at all? ...

Are you sure it's a mercury thermometer at all? You really shouldn't use a mercury thermometer in something you're going to be drinking. But mercury thermometers are very rare these days.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By viking999
CAVEAT: These answers are assuming you're using...

CAVEAT: These answers are assuming you're using dextrose in brewing the beer, not just at bottling to add carbonation.

1) Malt gives the beer body, dextrose does not. A 100% malt beer would have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By viking999
I believe the off flavor you're thinking of is...

I believe the off flavor you're thinking of is DMS (dimethyl sulfide). It's supposed to taste like cooked vegetables, but I've never tasted it to my knowledge. I cover my pots most of the way...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-08-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By viking999
My first two beers had an overbearing banana...

My first two beers had an overbearing banana flavor, but none have since then. The only significant thing I changed from the second to the third was the fermentation temperature. Also, both were...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-07-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,091
Posted By viking999
Relevant post (brand new):...

Relevant post (brand new): http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/honey-brag-117954/

But enough self-promotion. As for the honey I added straight to the fermenter, I just left the honey alone after I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-07-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 732
Posted By viking999
Honey Brag

I'm no great brewer, but man do I love the honey flavor and aroma I just tasted in my honey blonde ale. The beer isn't particularly sweet, but it has a distinguished honey flavor and aroma...
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