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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-16-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
Brewjacket Immersion - Lager Beer Without a Refrigerator

I just found this Kickstarter that I thought I would bring to people's attention and maybe spark a discussion.

Obviously space is an issue for me living in an NYC apartment and this would solve so...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-07-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
Is it kind of a plastic band-aid taste? I'd guess...

Is it kind of a plastic band-aid taste? I'd guess that since you were fermenting in July, that you didn't control your temperature and ended up fermenting outside the recommended temperature range...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
First of all, if you live in NYC you should be...

First of all, if you live in NYC you should be buying your kits from Danielle and Benjamin at Brooklyn Homebrew. Without our support their venture may fail and it is so nice having a local source of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-07-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
BYO's clone (AG) Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra...

BYO's clone (AG)
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA Clone
5 gallons - all-grain

OG = 1.070
FG = 1.018
IBU = 70
SRM = 11
ABV = 7.2%
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-07-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
Well, if I were partial mashing this... I'd...

Well, if I were partial mashing this...

I'd steep the crystal 40 and just add pale malt extract to my target OG - 17.3 plato (about 1.068).

I use beersmith to calculate the IBUs but I'm pretty...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-07-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
The Sierra Nevada Website gives enough...

The Sierra Nevada Website gives enough information on the Torpedo that you should be able to come up with a recipe pretty easily.

alcohol content - 7.2% by volume
yeast - Ale Yeast (Probably...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-05-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 90,991
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
13,300 +6 ipa = 13,306

13,300

+6 ipa

= 13,306
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,102
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
and less than a block down from McSorleys is Burp...

and less than a block down from McSorleys is Burp Castle, run by the brewist monks. They always have something interesting on tap and a huge selection of bottled beers in their cellar which have to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-05-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 90,991
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
I think an extra 100 got added in there by...

I think an extra 100 got added in there by accident by Jay.

9561.5 - 100 = 9461.5

5.5 gallons of American Pale Ale

9461.5 + 5.5 =

9467
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-19-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,061
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
I recently brewed this recipe. I pretty much hit...

I recently brewed this recipe. I pretty much hit all the expected numbers. But most importantly, the side by side comparison with the real thing was essentially identical. Mine was a tad cloudy,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-18-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,508
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
I'm not leveling a judgment on the quality of...

I'm not leveling a judgment on the quality of BMC's beer. I have been known to hoist a few in the summer out on the water. My point is that the quality doesn't matter.

Yes, part of their...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-18-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,508
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
I don't think there is anything inherently wrong...

I don't think there is anything inherently wrong with a three tier system. If it works well, then it can expand distribution and provide more beer choices to customers. In order for the system to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
I've found that using honey as a priming sugar is...

I've found that using honey as a priming sugar is extremely unpredictable, especially in small batches like those sold at the Brooklyn Brew Shop. How much sugar, exactly, is in the honey you used?...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 90,991
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
+6 "Shakespeare American Stout" 5360+6=...

+6 "Shakespeare American Stout"

5360+6= 5366
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,821
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
I think by definition, 30C/86F does not a lager...

I think by definition, 30C/86F does not a lager make. What you made was a California Common, or in your case an Aussie Common.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,635
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
I think there is a distinction that has not yet...

I think there is a distinction that has not yet been made between unfermentable "sugars" and sweetness. The longer chain sugars that you obtain in a mash at temperatures higher than 158 or so do not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
The addition of 12 oz of concentrate with 160g of...

The addition of 12 oz of concentrate with 160g of sugar to a 1 gallon 5%ABV batch will most likely raise your %ABV a bit rather than decrease it. Probably not enough to worry about. A program like...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,206
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
There are three easy things you can do. 1....

There are three easy things you can do.

1. Insulate with reflectix http://www.amazon.com/Reflectix-ST16025-Staple-Tab-Insulation/dp/B000BQSYRO

2. Buy a canning element for your stove....
Forum: Porter 02-15-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 36,871
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
Yes. Homebrewalley 4. Pretty much what I...

Yes. Homebrewalley 4. Pretty much what I expected. Some esters and to watch my ferment temperature and pitch rates. Described it as very drinkable.

I also entered an ESB and got an average of 34!...
Forum: Porter 02-15-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 36,871
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
Despite the lack of temperature control on my...

Despite the lack of temperature control on my ferment, I still got an average of 36/50 points on this beer in a recent competition. Not enough to place, but I was definitely in the running. This beer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-12-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
That explains so much on a couple of recent...

That explains so much on a couple of recent brews! Maybe 3 months ago the LHBS ran out of American 2 Row which I wanted for a recipe. Being a flexible guy I told them to sub MO. While I'm generally...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-12-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
I guess what is most important is to set the...

I guess what is most important is to set the efficiency for your recipes that you usually achieve. If your system gets you an 80% on average, that is what you should probably set your target...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-12-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
I don't understand this focus on efficiency. The...

I don't understand this focus on efficiency. The more sugars you are extracting out of the grain the more chance that you are going to extract other flavors too. Some may be good, but some probably...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-12-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
1. It is perfectly acceptable for you to just...

1. It is perfectly acceptable for you to just leave the mash sitting there without mixing or recirculating for an hour. The more your cooler is open, the more heat you are going to lose. But it isn't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-11-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 90,991
Posted By NYCHomebrewer
24 gallons so far for me. 6 gallons of...

24 gallons so far for me.

6 gallons of Dunkelweizen
6 Gallons of American Amber
6 Gallons of American IPA
6 Gallons of Oatmeal Stout

Its gonna be a banner year!:mug:
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