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Forum: Extract Brewing 08-05-2013, 07:41 PM
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Posted By Arlen
The active ingredient in Beano, alpha...

The active ingredient in Beano, alpha galactosidase, is incredibly hardy and can leave the beer very, very dry. The only way to drop it out would be to boil the beer for a short time once I am close...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-05-2013, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Arlen
Update: My Stout finished up in the primary on...

Update: My Stout finished up in the primary on Sunday morning so I racked it over to a secondary to clarify a bit. I racked the Barleywine on to the established yeast cake from the stout, added some...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-02-2013, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Arlen
O.K. I proofed and added two packs of US-05 which...

O.K. I proofed and added two packs of US-05 which someone on another forum recommended for barleywines. Made sure it was well aerated, stirred everything up and pitched the yeast. Nada. Not a bubble....
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-24-2013, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Arlen
Awesome. Thanks for the advice. I'll do what I...

Awesome. Thanks for the advice. I'll do what I can to get it going and try to get into the habit of keeping wort on hand for re-hydrating yeast.
BTW, it was ambient temperature for the yeast. Not...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-24-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Arlen
Yeah, I thought that might be an issue, hence...

Yeah, I thought that might be an issue, hence wanting to stay away from Champagne yeast at least until bottling.
When I pitched it was from a dry packet and I wanted to retain as many of the cells...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-24-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Arlen
Stuck fermentation - Barleywine.

O.K. I brewed this Barleywine in early May. The rough recipe is below and it’s based on a couple of different recipes for a good, big barleywine. I used nice, fresh ingredients.
6 lbs Amber LME
6...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Arlen
Fantastic, thanks! The beer is fermenting away...

Fantastic, thanks!
The beer is fermenting away and is the first beer I've ever had to use a blowoff tube on. Fingers crossed it tastes as good as it smells in a few months time!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Arlen
Clarity ferm MUST be kept cool?

I ordered some Clarity ferm through Northern Brewer with the expectation it'd be delivered on a Saturday while I was home. (Because that's what the UPS website said.)
It arrived in my city very...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-02-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Arlen
See, I thought that might be the case but I...

See, I thought that might be the case but I didn't want to buy the wrong stuff and end up with a beer that was, say, far crisper than I had planned.
Thanks for the help.

Can I dump the powdered...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-01-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Arlen
What's the difference...

Between Rice Syrup solids and Brown Rice syrup?
They're both listed as adding crispness and body to the beer. One of them is a lot more expensive than the other.
Obviously I'd like to buy the much...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-23-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Arlen
Fantastic. Thanks! I actually just got off the...

Fantastic. Thanks!
I actually just got off the phone with Lee at Chestnut trails and he was really helpful. What a nice guy!

I might switch up the recipe a bit and use Corn Sugar instead of...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-23-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Arlen
Help? I need some other eyes on this recipe before I brew.

O.K. I'm putting together a beer that I wan to get brewed and ready to drink for Passover. As such, time is of the essence. Now just for understanding - there are certain grains that can't be used...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-20-2012, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Arlen
I'm a big pipe smoker myself and have turned many...

I'm a big pipe smoker myself and have turned many friends on to the hobby. I only have a modest collection of pipes at the moment but all of them are well loved and used regularly. I'll often pair...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-29-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 558
Posted By Arlen
Modifying the Oaked Imperial Stout True Brew Kit

I've added a list below of what I believe the ingredients in this kit are. It's a fairly standard one though I'll, of course, not follow the kit instructions exactly. (Likely going to at least do a...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 08-05-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Arlen
Awesome, thanks. I'm looking forward to brewing...

Awesome, thanks. I'm looking forward to brewing with the windsor since it seems like it'll be a pretty good universal. (Since I have to buy it in bulk.)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2012, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Arlen
How about CanUK brewing?

How about CanUK brewing?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-31-2012, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Arlen
Have only skimmed the thread so it might have...

Have only skimmed the thread so it might have been mentioned already, but how about Maple Rose Brewing?
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 07-30-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Arlen
As far as the candi syrup it's the dates she has...

As far as the candi syrup it's the dates she has an issue with. I'm not averse to making my own, though, so I will go ahead and do that. I'll figure out quantities etc.

With the yeast I can use...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 07-30-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Arlen
Thanks for the advice. I can get the enzymes...

Thanks for the advice. I can get the enzymes locally so that won't be an issue. I may have to stick with the brown sugar or honey, though. One of the people who'll be drinking it can't have Candi...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 07-30-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Arlen
Chestnut Dark Scottish ale possibility.

So, I'm working on putting together a chestnut beer. I don't want to use any grains but rice in it for various reasons. My aim is to end up with either a good and creamy Scottish style dark ale or,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Arlen
Thanks! My main issue is with the rising. I'm...

Thanks! My main issue is with the rising. I'm used to a damper climate so things will rise fast and easy. Here I really have to pull out some tricks to get things to rise half so well!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Arlen
I grew up in Scotland and moved to Idaho to live...

I grew up in Scotland and moved to Idaho to live with my wife who is from Boise. I love it here but its definitely very different from back home.
The elevation here is a lot higher than Scotland but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Arlen
Born again brewer. Is climate going to be an issue?

So I brewed for a few years back in Scotland and then stopped when I moved back in with my Dad for a while. (He's a recovering alcoholic and it felt more than a little cruel to brew in his damn...
Forum: Introductions 07-12-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 40
Posted By Arlen
I'm glad I got an invite. They really seem to be...

I'm glad I got an invite. They really seem to be a great bunch of people and it'll be good for me to spend a few months learning from smart guys before I get back into brewing.
Forum: Introductions 07-12-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 40
Posted By Arlen
Thanks for all the warm welcomes! This seems to...

Thanks for all the warm welcomes! This seems to be a really great place so far.



I actually know one of the SNB members and I've been invited to a wee gathering at the end of the month, so...
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