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Forum: Specialty Beer 09-20-2012, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Mandrew
Yes... you should use one lb of corn sugar.

Yes... you should use one lb of corn sugar.
Forum: Specialty Beer 09-16-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,262
Posted By Mandrew
Thats what the bag said but its an adjunct that...

Thats what the bag said but its an adjunct that is rice sugar. The whole point of the rice sugar is to add fermentables without body. So if you could find a sugar that does the same thing then i...
Forum: Brew Science 07-30-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Mandrew
Thank you all, pabloj13, how do I check the ph...

Thank you all, pabloj13, how do I check the ph and adjust it... and when do I check it?
Forum: Brew Science 06-22-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Mandrew
Water Question

I have been brewing for a year now, half that time was extract and the second half has been BAIB. I have been hitting anywhere from 50% and 70% on efficiency range but never over 70%. I though it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-02-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,010
Posted By Mandrew
Ive been using this...

Ive been using this http://beerreviewdude.com/biab-calculator/comment-page-1/#comment-51282 to figure out how much water I need.

Ive done 6 batches of BAIB, they all taste great I just wish I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-18-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 35,407
Posted By Mandrew
The Best Recipe YET!

OK not really but it went over very well among my friends and brew club members.

Mash (Dry Irish Stout from NB plus a little)

Fermentables/sugars
6 lbs English Maris Otter (60 min)
2 lbs...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-10-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,555
Posted By Mandrew
It turned out amazing, everyone I gave it to...

It turned out amazing, everyone I gave it to liked it... they may not have been impressed but they wouldn't turn it down. I put it into a competition and got 31... I think I would have gotten higher...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-31-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 622
Posted By Mandrew
Last night my buddy and I picked up a Russian...

Last night my buddy and I picked up a Russian imperial stout extract kit from friar tucks (only local place to pick up ingredients and the like) and we went on our marry way to hang with another...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-28-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Mandrew
a craving without a name

Ok I'm sitting here with my buddy and we are talking about what we are craving ... myself I just want to try different brews to find the golden brew...but my buddy
Wants a bready, chewy, and the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-23-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Mandrew
Have 55lbs of 2-Row and need suggestions

Hello, I was at brew club yesterday and I was talking to my buddy who is the brewmaster of the group and we figured out a deal where I ended up with a 55lbs bag of 2-row malt. I am new into all...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-26-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mandrew
I open a window and brew next to a set of 2 doors...

I open a window and brew next to a set of 2 doors that swing out so I can adjust if I feel that its necessary ... but to be perfectly honest, I've only been brewing since April. So I have yet brewed...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-25-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mandrew
Sorry I missed your questions, Did you...

Sorry I missed your questions,

Did you leave your kettle outside during mash? No, I brew in my garage, I have easy access to the outdoors which is very handy. It turned into a nice sauna while...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-24-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mandrew
Well the reason why I moved to secondary is...

Well the reason why I moved to secondary is because I'm dry hopping an ipa... so how long should I leave it in the fermenter? This ipa was on for 2 weeks. It was in a bucket so I couldn't see the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-24-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mandrew
Alright I transfered to secondary and I have some...

Alright I transfered to secondary and I have some questions ... I did not use Irish moss or the like so I know it will be cloudy ... but my question is why do I have a gallons worth of goop? Its a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Mandrew
I agree with the Guy in the above post... I just...

I agree with the Guy in the above post... I just bottled a Pom Wit 2 weeks ago... it turned out way better than I could expect. I used 8 poms, 4 during primary and then the juice from 4 that I mixed...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mandrew
Thank you for all your comments, I have been...

Thank you for all your comments, I have been brewing since April and have done 15 extract kits. I have been also brewing with my brew club and that is a traditional all grain set up. I could have...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mandrew
BAIB for the first time! Great success

Hello all, I figured I would post about my first BAIB experience. Lastnight my buddies and I started at 7 pm brewing a NB IPA AG kit. I started by adjusting my grind to make a smaller crush for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-02-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,077
Posted By Mandrew
Why waste time

My question is... Why waste time taking the labels off? Its not like your selling them and your drinking them yourself/good friends. Its your first bottling session so its your first beer so the...
Forum: Specialty Beer 12-02-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,262
Posted By Mandrew
Dark Honey Exp

This brew I completely made up because I had quite a bit of honey fall into my lap, after making mead I wanted to make something that was not a nut brown (which I dislike). So I wanted something dark...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-02-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,555
Posted By Mandrew
Ok, Pom-Wit or Nate-Wit whatever you want to call it

Ok, so to inform from last time I posted... Tonight I Bottled the Pomegranate Witbier tonight. I ended with a OG of 1.012 giving me right around 5%. Fantastic!! So for those who have not read the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-01-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Mandrew
I use a plastic baby/dog gate between two chairs...

I use a plastic baby/dog gate between two chairs and pull the bottles out of star San after scrubing and set into the holes of the gate... I can hold a batch and a half... a mix of 12 and 22 oz and...
Forum: For Sale 11-13-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By Mandrew
Im from around Champaign, what are you asking?

Im from around Champaign, what are you asking?
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-13-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,555
Posted By Mandrew
I brewed the recipe but with 4 Pomegranates.... ....

I brewed the recipe but with 4 Pomegranates.... . Its not enough, when I tasted it after taking the gravity reading, you could taste that it was there but like a foundation. I plan on adding 2 or 3...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-12-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,555
Posted By Mandrew
So I fell in love with the idea of this beer......

So I fell in love with the idea of this beer... So I went to my local store and purchased all the ingredients minus the oranges. I bought a White Labs Belgian Wit 2 this summer when it was available...
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