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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-26-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By mjkinne23
Thanks scottballz, appreciate you taking a look...

Thanks scottballz, appreciate you taking a look at this. I'm using essentially the exact same setup on the new as the old. It's a 10g Rubbermaid circular cooler (the typical orange one that gets...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-25-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By mjkinne23
Need Help Identifying Problem With Chalky Taste

I'm grateful for any feedback the forum can offer on a problem I've just started to encounter with what I describe as a chalky taste and mouthfeel in my last two all-grain batches. I've been brewing...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-01-2012, 12:07 PM
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Posted By mjkinne23
Thanks, appreciate the update. I'm going to give...

Thanks, appreciate the update. I'm going to give this a try with all-grain and see how it goes. It would be interesting to keep this thread going and refine the recipe as others try it too.
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Forum: Extract Brewing 11-30-2012, 02:23 PM
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Posted By mjkinne23
Did you ever try this again? Did you make any...

Did you ever try this again? Did you make any changes to your grain bill and hop quantities/schedule?

This Black IPA is one of my top 5 beers of all, I absolutely love it. I keep a keg of it at...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-19-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mjkinne23
Thanks, interesting things to think about there. ...

Thanks, interesting things to think about there. I'm an all-grain beer brewer and this is my first attempt at going solo on cider. We did one in this barrel two years ago but I wasn't there when it...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-19-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By mjkinne23
How much head space needed in a 55 gallon cider barrel?

I'm preparing for my first large batch of cider in a 55 gallon oak barrel. How much head space do I need to leave? If I'm using 2lbs of sugar for every 5gals of cider (as was recommended to me), how...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-25-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By mjkinne23
Need Apple Cider 55gal Batch Advice

I'm making my second batch of apple cider (probably more technically apple wine given the targeted alcohol content) and desperately need help.

The first batch was a fantastic mixer but didn't have...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-13-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By mjkinne23
Thanks a. So other than correct readings, any...

Thanks a. So other than correct readings, any suggestions on what to do differently with the next batch to produce some actual alcohol?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-12-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By mjkinne23
So I clearly made a rookie mistake when...

So I clearly made a rookie mistake when calculating my post fermentation gravitates but is it really as simple as not having let it ferment long enough? I know readings are the only true way to know...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-12-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By mjkinne23
Could it have been a very very slow fermentation...

Could it have been a very very slow fermentation that I should have just let continue longer? The foam had settled back and it had been 2 weeks. Can it take longer with AG?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-12-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By mjkinne23
I used a refractometer to take all my readings.

I used a refractometer to take all my readings.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-12-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By mjkinne23
I made a 5 gallon Dunkelweizen, the grain bill...

I made a 5 gallon Dunkelweizen, the grain bill was:

6lb white wheat
4lb 2 row
8oz caramunich
4oz pale chocolate
4oz carafa special II

My pre-boil gravity was 1.046 and into the carboy it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-12-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By mjkinne23
Sorry, I probably should have been more thorough....

Sorry, I probably should have been more thorough. I used the BRIX readings and entered that into my software to calculate the OG and FG to then obtain my final ABV. I certainly may have done...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-12-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By mjkinne23
Very low ABV despite active fermentation and good BRIX readings

I just brewed my first all grain batch after investing a lot of time and money in building my own system. Despite having a very active fermentation and hitting my OG targets I have almost not...
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