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Forum: Brew Science 01-27-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By FightingBob
Water adj for a White IPA

I just brewed a white IPA. It's dryhopping now and I'll bottle it shortly:



Ca: 102

mg: 18

Na: 5
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-26-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By FightingBob
Wow! Three years. I'm posting to hear how it...

Wow! Three years. I'm posting to hear how it tastes as well.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By FightingBob
That's an acetobacter infection turning the...

That's an acetobacter infection turning the ethanol in your beer into vinegar



I still use plastic as well, just not easily scratched plastic fermenting buckets. Better Bottles are plastic and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By FightingBob
Every since I had an acetobacter infection from a...

Every since I had an acetobacter infection from a bad plastic bucket, I got rid of all plastic buckets because they scratch too easily. I trashed all plastic that came in contact with infected beer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-20-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 45,803
Posted By FightingBob
I thought about those two options as well, but...

I thought about those two options as well, but dryhopping after lagering seems counter to the purpose of lagering. If you try either, let me know how it works ( especially the effect on the clarity...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 45,803
Posted By FightingBob
While the hop aroma was there, it didn't last...

While the hop aroma was there, it didn't last long. Similarly to IPAs, these need to be kept cold and served quickly.
Forum: Brew Science 01-15-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By FightingBob
It's the mash pH that you you need to get in the...

It's the mash pH that you you need to get in the 5.2 to 5.6 range and the sparge pH below 6.0. I add all my necessary salts only to the mash water at room temp. My water has very high alkalinity...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 05:56 PM
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Views: 90,154
Posted By FightingBob
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 12-15-2013, 01:21 PM
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Views: 94,678
Posted By FightingBob
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-08-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By FightingBob
You're probably right about over thinking stuff. ...

You're probably right about over thinking stuff.

It's still nice (for me) to know the math behind the how and why. If you do the math, you'll see that the OP's priming calc came up with the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-07-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By FightingBob
All of these online priming calculators are...

All of these online priming calculators are accurate and use pretty similar formulas:


Priming sugar (grams) = 15.195 Vb ( CD - 3.0378 + .050062 * T - .00026555 * T * T );

where Vb is volume...
Forum: Brew Science 11-07-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,144
Posted By FightingBob
I'll second PDX_T's warning. You'll get paid...

I'll second PDX_T's warning. You'll get paid very little and work very hard.

I was offered a job as an assistant brewer in a small midwestern microbrewery. Without a formal brewing education,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-07-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By FightingBob
Two things propelled me to better beers. Water...

Two things propelled me to better beers. Water chemistry and temp control. Temp control by far and away was the bigger advancement.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By FightingBob
If you're aging a Belgian Strong as peroua15 is,...

If you're aging a Belgian Strong as peroua15 is, I would want to minimize the headspace as much as I could to reduce the amount of acetic flavors. Acetic acid may work in a Flanders Red, but not in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By FightingBob
As two others have succinctly said, you will not...

As two others have succinctly said, you will not have to use a blow off tube.

However, I would be concerned about oxygen while fermenting and aging. The amount of headspace you have by aging 2.5...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By FightingBob
I also agree with using the aquarium heater. ...

I also agree with using the aquarium heater. Before I got a chest freezer and a Ranco temp controller, I put my beers in a swamp cooler in my garage. During winter when the temps got below...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By FightingBob
Use a swamp cooler as unionrdr said. Get yourself...

Use a swamp cooler as unionrdr said. Get yourself a garbage pail and fill it with water. Put your bucket or carboy in there. The water in the pail will be about same as the fermenting wort and be...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-29-2013, 08:24 PM
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Posted By FightingBob
I'd love BB&MB

I'd love BB&MB
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-04-2013, 04:40 PM
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Posted By FightingBob
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: India Pale Ale 06-17-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By FightingBob
I just won a bronze medal for this beer in the...

I just won a bronze medal for this beer in the Door County Homebrew Competition!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-02-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By FightingBob
This actually turned into a tasty hefe and I'm...

This actually turned into a tasty hefe and I'm going to enter it into a competition mid June.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-01-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By FightingBob
Yep, I don't disagree.

Yep, I don't disagree.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-01-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By FightingBob
I know you answered your own question, but this...

I know you answered your own question, but this guy really knows what he's doing with wild yeast and other homebrewing science projects:

http://sciencebrewer.com/wild-yeast-project/
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-25-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,498
Posted By FightingBob
At least you know that your brewing skills are so...

At least you know that your brewing skills are so good that you can brew your way out of a wet paper bag. :mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-24-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,498
Posted By FightingBob
That never worked everytime, and I've tried!

That never worked everytime, and I've tried!
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