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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2013, 09:48 PM
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Posted By StophJS
Sorry for the confusion. I just meant my read was...

Sorry for the confusion. I just meant my read was over 1.1. Thanks for the input. I think there's probably a strong possibility it's a mixing issue, because I (stupidly) have never really mixed in my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-20-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By StophJS
Trouble taking gravity readings

I've got about 20 or so brews under my belt, but this is such a basic question I thought I'd post it here.

I'm continually having trouble getting accurate gravity readings with my brews. Today I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By StophJS
Dry hopping with a grain sock?

I'm currently brewing up Yooper's Lakefront IPA clone(ish) and will be dry hopping in a couple days. I've only dry hopped once previously, and found that the hop matter did not sink even after 10...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2013, 04:33 AM
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Posted By StophJS
Not sure if they bottle this, but New Holland's...

Not sure if they bottle this, but New Holland's Farmhouse Ale is pretty terrible.
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-19-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By StophJS
Wow, I don't what happened with my brew. I just...

Wow, I don't what happened with my brew. I just brewed this up and had an OG of about 1.09 at 5 gallons. I pretty much just kept adding water until I got to about 1.08, and now there's probably...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 02-15-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By StophJS
Not a single response? A yay or nay, perhaps?

Not a single response? A yay or nay, perhaps?
Forum: Stout 02-13-2013, 10:07 PM
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Views: 201,346
Posted By StophJS
I've made this puppy twice now, but with 3 lb of...

I've made this puppy twice now, but with 3 lb of the wheat DME and 3 lb of the amber, and it is probably the best stout I've ever had.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By StophJS
You will hear different opinions on this matter,...

You will hear different opinions on this matter, but I think you'll find the majority of people on this site will tell you it's completely unnecessary to employ a secondary unless you are dry-hopping...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By StophJS
Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of...

Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of homebrewing :mug:

Not sure about LHBS in your area, but there are lots of good, reliable outlets online to consider as well. Austin Homebrew,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By StophJS
Highly unlikely that this is related to...

Highly unlikely that this is related to fermentation.
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 02-08-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By StophJS
Hopslam different this year?

I'm just wondering if I'm just imagining this, or if others have picked up on. In the past I remember Hopslam having quite a noticeable honey flavor and resinous character to it. This year, it seems...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By StophJS
Moutai is actually a type of bai jiu. It's...

Moutai is actually a type of bai jiu. It's amazing how diverse the flavor of different bai jiu's can be though. I've definitely had some that tasted like rubbing alcohol, and some that tasted exactly...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By StophJS
Wow that's an awesome link, thanks! ...

Wow that's an awesome link, thanks!



Really? Wow I was in Shanghai a couple years back and never came across anything. I didn't really go to a whole lot of bars though. Jinhua seems totally...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By StophJS
Thanks for the tips. Actually I've sort of been...

Thanks for the tips. Actually I've sort of been pondering the possibility of opening a Western style micro-brewery in an affluent area in China. Just a thought and definitely risky, but it would be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By StophJS
As my friend put it, a "beer crisis vortex"

Hey all. It's been a little while since I've posted, because I took a job offer to go teach English in a city called Jinhua, in the Zhejiang province of China. Everything's been going great, but...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-01-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,235
Posted By StophJS
My humble two cents: A lot of people will tell...

My humble two cents: A lot of people will tell homebrewers complaining of an off taste after just a few days that it's too early to tell, but my experience both with my own homebrewing and others' is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-31-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By StophJS
Thanks a lot, now I can at least find it haha. I...

Thanks a lot, now I can at least find it haha. I just had one earlier too and I was definitely tasting the simcoe. Figure I'll give this one a go though and see how it turns out.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-30-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By StophJS
Hopslam Clone (AHS)?

I'm looking for an extract clone of Bell's Hopslam. I heard that AHS carries one but haven't even been able to locate it on the site. Otherwise, has anyone come up for a recipe for this? Thanks! :mug:
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-27-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By StophJS
I suppose for now I'll just continue dilute...

I suppose for now I'll just continue dilute steeping so long as I don't have any problems with it.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-26-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By StophJS
Steeping volume flavor/tannin extraction

The question concerns steeping volume and the implications for flavor and tannin extraction. I recently brewed a milk stout, steeping 2 lb of grain in 6 lb of water and there is no astringency in the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-26-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By StophJS
Just bottled up a milk stout that used only DME...

Just bottled up a milk stout that used only DME and that musty smell is nowhere to be found. I think I was getting stale LME.
Forum: Stout 01-25-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 201,346
Posted By StophJS
This is strange. I just brewed my second batch of...

This is strange. I just brewed my second batch of this and it has a distinctly vanilla flavor to it.
Forum: General Techniques 01-24-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By StophJS
I thought I would share my recent experience with...

I thought I would share my recent experience with dilute steeping, so I pulled up this old thread rather than starting a new one. For a stout, I recently steeped .75 lb of 60L Caramel, .75 of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,835
Posted By StophJS
I recently had Black Boss Porter from Poland, and...

I recently had Black Boss Porter from Poland, and that was very malty.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-19-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By StophJS
[QUOTE=malkore;3678794]read this page, especially...

[QUOTE=malkore;3678794]read this page, especially the 'grassy' section
How to Brew - By John Palmer - Common Off-Flavors (http://www.howtobrew.com/section4/chapter21-2.html)

Maybe I have just...
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