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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-26-2012, 01:04 AM
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Posted By dezman
I think I just used some in a brew a few months...

I think I just used some in a brew a few months ago. I belive the alpha was around 3% just as the above poster said. It could be possible to be only 1.5 though i'd probably go with whats on the...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-26-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By dezman
The reveiws have a couple of people that use it...

The reveiws have a couple of people that use it for homebrewing. Check em out might help you.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By dezman
i just put mine on the floor of the freezer. I...

i just put mine on the floor of the freezer. I figure the fermentors will be sitting on the floor so that would be a good place to measure temp.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2012, 01:03 AM
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Posted By dezman
+1 for cammo this stuff makes me wanna vomit

+1 for cammo this stuff makes me wanna vomit
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-20-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By dezman
you should be fine, according to mrmalty 1.4...

you should be fine, according to mrmalty 1.4 packs of 11.5g yeast packets are required so you were pretty much spot on as far as pitching rate.

Edit - sorry didnt see 3 gal batch size. 1 pack...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-20-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By dezman
Are you measuring OG before your boil. Before the...

Are you measuring OG before your boil. Before the boil the gravity reading will be lower because you should end up with more volume then 5 gallons before the boil. The OG should be measured post boil...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-17-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By dezman
Recipe looks ok to me. One thing I might suggest...

Recipe looks ok to me. One thing I might suggest is drop the amount of carapils to .5lb or .75lbs. You have the wheat and crystal that'll give you body, might be a little much with that much...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-16-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By dezman
Probably should have left it in the primary a...

Probably should have left it in the primary a little longer and tried warming it up or rousing the yeast and see if it wouldn't get you lower. I would wait a few weeks in the keg and see what...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-16-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By dezman
Using lager yeast for an ale? What temp are you...

Using lager yeast for an ale? What temp are you planning on fermenting the pale ale at? I would reccomend getting diffrent yeast for your ale. Unless you wanna do another lager and pitch it on you...
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Posted By dezman
Count me in cool stuff!!

Count me in cool stuff!!
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-03-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By dezman
1a 6 gal is perfect for a 5 gal batch, with a 5...

1a 6 gal is perfect for a 5 gal batch, with a 5 gal you'll be blowing off some good stuff too :(

1b. With a blow off tube you will be blowing off most of the harsh hop resins and nasy tasting...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By dezman
I wouldnt think disolving the sugar in one cup vs...

I wouldnt think disolving the sugar in one cup vs two of water would matter. As long as the correct amount of sugar was there you should be fine. I would give it another week or two and see if its...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-25-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 787
Posted By dezman
did it! cool survey

did it! cool survey
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By dezman
yes, if you can cook mac and cheese you can brew...

yes, if you can cook mac and cheese you can brew extract. As for the kind just pick a type of beer that you like. Lagers are a bit more difficult because you need to ferment cold (aound 50F) and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By dezman
I would give "how to brew" a read. search for it...

I would give "how to brew" a read. search for it in google, its a free online book and contains great info. I would suggest getting an extract kit from you local homebrew shop or a close online...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-23-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By dezman
Hydrometers are calibrated at a specific...

Hydrometers are calibrated at a specific temperature, usually 60F. If you are off from that it'll cause error in your reading. Heres a couple of calculators for what you need.

Temp correction:...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-21-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By dezman
A bock would be a good one to do a decoction if...

A bock would be a good one to do a decoction if you are able to ferment at lager temps.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-19-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By dezman
Just bought some 3711 and going to use it for the...

Just bought some 3711 and going to use it for the first time soon. Lotta good stuff I hear about it. Excited to try it out :D
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By dezman
Dont quote me on this but I think vacuum sealed...

Dont quote me on this but I think vacuum sealed they last like a year mabe more. Even better you can put them in the freezer and I think they last even longer. Heres some info on storage in this...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,195
Posted By dezman
Lager kit? 28C is way to high of a temp for a...

Lager kit? 28C is way to high of a temp for a lager first of all. Is this an ale kit? What yeast did it come with?
Either way you pitched and fermented at to high a temp for an ale or a lager. Ales...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By dezman
That's yeast and its normal for bottle...

That's yeast and its normal for bottle conditioning. Dont worry about it just drink untill almost gone and pour out the last little bit or carefully pour into a glass and drink.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-17-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,155
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Posted By dezman
I did this method (sort of) just to see how well...

I did this method (sort of) just to see how well it worked. I just stuck the racking cane on the tap and lowered the pressure. I didn't use the stopper or cut the angle on the cane. I was surprised...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By dezman
By no signs do you mean no airlock activity? No...

By no signs do you mean no airlock activity? No krausen? What I would do is first check for krausen. If you see this its good. If not take a sample and compare it to your OG. If its lower its good....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By dezman
How did it smell/ look after you took it out? If...

How did it smell/ look after you took it out? If it seemed to be ok i'd just let it go and see what happens. As long as you got a good boil going the second day you should have killed off anything...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By dezman
I dont think the steeping volume matters very...

I dont think the steeping volume matters very much. The volume for the boil however does somewhat matter. The reason it does is because of hop utilization or the amount of bitternees that will be...
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