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Forum: Hops Growing 07-21-2012, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Pete762
Actually, the fence isn't that tall. Rather...

Actually, the fence isn't that tall. Rather flimsy too if you ask me. Though, after meeting the owner, he almost seems like the guy who would let you have a rhizome or two for "homebrew" purposes...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-06-2011, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Pete762
day one for the build went well. I have about 25%...

day one for the build went well. I have about 25% of the brew stand welded together. I"m planning on putting a 2' backing on it so that i can braise the copper piping up and over the lip of the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-08-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Pete762
I usually am around the 1.1 water to grain ratio...

I usually am around the 1.1 water to grain ratio and i may even bump that up a little since now i have 15 gallons of room in my mash tun. I was also thinking of braising some 1/2" copper tubing...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-04-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Pete762
Thanks for the input. I don't think my water to...

Thanks for the input. I don't think my water to grain ratio will be too bad. I'm planning on converting a 15 gallon keg into a keggle for my mash tun. I also have 2 7 gallon aluminum pots and one 5...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-01-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Pete762
HERMS I think?

I've been toying with the idea of getting a little more automated with my brewing. After completing the 8 hour process of sitting around and watching my 20% barley wine mash, i think i need to take...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By Pete762
Tell me about it, i started with a Mr. Beer kit...

Tell me about it, i started with a Mr. Beer kit and now, 3 years later i basically have a RIMS system.

However, after using the Mr. Beer kit, i quickly realized that you get way better results...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-01-2011, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Pete762
I've been experimenting with the flavor profiles...

I've been experimenting with the flavor profiles of hops as of late. I agree with you fully on the types of hops your using, however, depending on what your looking for out of your flavor, you may...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Pete762
quick update on the barley wine. i racked it to...

quick update on the barley wine. i racked it to the secondary after 2oz of oak was sitting for two weeks. I kept a small bottle for a party we had and the tasting went over very well. However, a lot...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-13-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Pete762
Jtakacs, i tasted today (i know, only a...

Jtakacs,

i tasted today (i know, only a week) and the oak chips don't seem to be doing their job. You said you had a friend who was in the wine business here in the area who might have some kegs...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-08-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Pete762
Jtakacs, good idea. i might have to wait it...

Jtakacs,

good idea. i might have to wait it out. though, it will have plenty of time in the next 2-3 months to get that extra 0.001 for 20%.

I threw in the oak chips yesterday. i went with 2 oz...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-07-2011, 11:48 PM
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Posted By Pete762
Jtakacs, i was thinking of buying a 5 gal barrel...

Jtakacs, i was thinking of buying a 5 gal barrel to age this one in but i couldn't justify the cost. How many times can you reuse them with beer? I know there are winemakers here in the napa valley...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-06-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By Pete762
Thanks rustbucket. That makes a lot of sense....

Thanks rustbucket. That makes a lot of sense. Chips obviously have a lot more surface area for the beer to extract the flavors from. What I might end up doing is to add two ounces for about two...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Pete762
Big Barley wine with Oak chip aging

I need help. I'm rather familiar with high gravity brewing, however, this is the fist attempt at a barley wine. I've spec'ed it out to end up right around the 19% ABV once all is done. However, i'm...
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