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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By Biere_Titan
I brewed a pale ale in early April using Citra...

I brewed a pale ale in early April using Citra hops for the first time: 1 oz each of Chinook (60min), Cascade (15min) and Citra (5 min). This weekend I opened the first one. The stuff is liquid...
Forum: Brew Science 05-27-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 235,177
Posted By Biere_Titan
Thanks for the reply ajdelange. I guess I'll send...

Thanks for the reply ajdelange. I guess I'll send off to Wards.
Forum: Brew Science 05-26-2013, 06:27 PM
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Views: 235,177
Posted By Biere_Titan
I’m doing 5 gallon partial boils with Extracts....

I’m doing 5 gallon partial boils with Extracts. I’m mostly doing American Pale & Amber Ales. My brews are turning out fine for the most part but I have a couple of questions about water, hoping I can...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Biere_Titan
I'm still fairly new to brewing, with only 14...

I'm still fairly new to brewing, with only 14 batches under my belt. I'm using BrewTarget for crafting recipes and printing out brew day instructions. But I also keep meticulous notes in MS Word as...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-13-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Biere_Titan
You are better off not trying to use the top-off...

You are better off not trying to use the top-off water to cool the wort. Coming off the boil the wort is obviously still very hot. The top-off water will cool it somewhat, but not significantly. You...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-12-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Biere_Titan
No, you want to bring the temp of the wort down...

No, you want to bring the temp of the wort down quickly. Adding water at this stage will only add to your cooling time. Assuming you're doing this on your stove, place the kettle in an ice bath in...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-08-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Biere_Titan
These guys really do produce outstanding beers....

These guys really do produce outstanding beers. Have you thought about asking them directly? If not an extract, perhaps an all-grain recipe that could be converted. It's worth a shot.

My wife met...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-04-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Biere_Titan
I've used Irish Moss at 15 min. for approximately...

I've used Irish Moss at 15 min. for approximately half of my extract brews with good success in clearing the beer and haven't noticed an impact on head retention. But then again, I haven't tried a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-03-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Biere_Titan
I understand you want to store grains in a cool,...

I understand you want to store grains in a cool, dry place. I would think moisture could be a problem in the fridge.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Biere_Titan
You can always create your own. This recipe...

You can always create your own. This recipe turned out well for me:

5 Gallon partial boil extract recipe (60 min boil)
OG: 1.039 FG: 1.010
ABV: 3.7% IBU: 20 SRM: 7

Steep in 0.5...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,738
Posted By Biere_Titan
Thunder Chicken, you might want to head to the...

Thunder Chicken, you might want to head to the store and pick up some commercial Saison or Biere de Garde to get an idea of what you're in for. A lot of people around here love these types of brews,...
Forum: General Techniques 03-19-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Biere_Titan
If you're adding the extract at flameout just be...

If you're adding the extract at flameout just be sure to wait 10-15 minutes before cooling. The wort will be plenty warm enough to kill off any "nasties".

Have you tried using two burners to bring...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Biere_Titan
I'm all over the place with the yeasts I've use:...

I'm all over the place with the yeasts I've use: Nottingham, Safale-05, Wyeast American Ale, British Ale, Belgian Ale, Belgian Abbey II, Biere de Garde, Denny's Favorite, for example. Mostly they've...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Biere_Titan
Best yeast for clear beer

Not sure if there's an answer to this, but here goes...

I read elsewhere that some yeasts that don't flocculate out that well and need encouragement via cold crashing. If I'm going to be lazy and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,222
Posted By Biere_Titan
Give your beers time to mature, both in the...

Give your beers time to mature, both in the fermenter and in the bottle. I've done a number of batches that tasted okay after just three weeks in primary & secondary, but those that sat for 4-6 weeks...
Forum: Brewing Software 03-07-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,322
Posted By Biere_Titan
Thanks for the replies mikfire. The...

Thanks for the replies mikfire. The braukaiser.com article is really interesting. As simple as making beer is at the most basic level, it still amazes me the big variations that can result from...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-03-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Biere_Titan
That looks like a pretty balanced beer, but it...

That looks like a pretty balanced beer, but it will fairly big, too. Why use up every ingredient on hand? The hops will last a good long time if property sealed and stored in the freezer. DME has a...
Forum: Brewing Software 03-03-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,322
Posted By Biere_Titan
I’m doing 60 minute partial boils, using extract,...

I’m doing 60 minute partial boils, using extract, with a late addition of half of the extract (last 15 minutes or at flameout).

Brewtarget sets Hop Utilization at 100 by default. Doing a 60...
Forum: Connecticut HomeBrew Forum 03-02-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,596
Posted By Biere_Titan
I'll offer a hat tip to the folks at Maltose....

I'll offer a hat tip to the folks at Maltose. They've got a wide range of fairly priced kits and have always offered good advice on brewing and designing recipes. They are a bit pricey when it comes...
Forum: Connecticut HomeBrew Forum 03-02-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,643
Posted By Biere_Titan
Southbury home brewer here. Man, I love this...

Southbury home brewer here. Man, I love this hobby. And my hat's off to this forum, my brews are definitely better thanks to what I've learned around here.

New CT brewers, you might want to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-08-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Biere_Titan
So a second week has passed since brewing and I...

So a second week has passed since brewing and I finally cracked open the top of the fermenter. I was pleased to find the gravity had dropped to 1.016. The beer tasted good, too. The yeast did its...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-01-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By Biere_Titan
This probably isn't the problem since half your...

This probably isn't the problem since half your brews turn out okay, but what about your water? Are you using city tap water, softened well water or bottled spring water? If you're using tap water or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Biere_Titan
So I went to take a gravity reading per Yooper's...

So I went to take a gravity reading per Yooper's suggestion, only to find that the airlock is miraculously bubbling away every 20 to 30 seconds now. Should i just leave the fermenter's lid on and let...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Biere_Titan
I forgot to mention the original gravity reading...

I forgot to mention the original gravity reading was 1.059.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Biere_Titan
Where's Waldo?

Six days ago, I brewed a Waldo Lake Amber from Northern Brewer. I properly aerated the wort and pitched Wyeast 1450 Denny’s Favorite with no starter. The fermenting bucket has been sitting in a swamp...
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