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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-08-2014, 12:25 AM
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Posted By ayoungrad
I have used professional movers but never to move...

I have used professional movers but never to move beer. It sounds like majority opinion is to move it myself? I was hoping to avoid that but it sounds like I might have to bite the bullet.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2014, 02:29 PM
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Posted By ayoungrad
Moving 10+ cases of beer

I am moving over 1000 miles away and I have 10 cases of maturing beer in bottles. I also have a 3 month old lambic in an ale pail (had a pellicle since week 2).

Right now I have the bottles...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-16-2014, 02:29 AM
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Posted By ayoungrad
I have never noticed a difference. I try to...

I have never noticed a difference. I try to avoid getting break and hops in the fermenter but only because I want to bottle the most beer possible from my fermentation vessel. But I have, many...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-15-2014, 11:31 PM
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Posted By ayoungrad
WLP670 Brett Saison Fermentation Times

I'm fermenting my second brett saison using WLP670.

I bottled my first after 3 months with 92% apparent attenuation. It is very good but I wish it had more funk to it. I bottled it because the...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 02-03-2014, 02:56 PM
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Posted By ayoungrad
I can feel the love in the room. My comment...

I can feel the love in the room.

My comment was based on the fact that I was hoping to hear more from saq. Nothing more.
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 02-03-2014, 11:27 AM
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Posted By ayoungrad
Too bad about saq. And given that, I think...

Too bad about saq.

And given that, I think it's great that you've taken over.

Great thread.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-03-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By ayoungrad
I always want to maximize total volume of bottled...

I always want to maximize total volume of bottled beer and I'm (currently) limited by the volume in my ale pails. So I get rid of trub - its wasted space when I can have more liquid and less solid...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 02-03-2014, 12:45 AM
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Posted By ayoungrad
How did CSI become the leading poster on this...

How did CSI become the leading poster on this thread?

Isn't saq the one with the greatest success brewing a recipe versus Westvleteren 12? I'm brewing a clone next week and I'm going to follow...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By ayoungrad
If it tastes good at bottling it could also be an...

If it tastes good at bottling it could also be an issue that is present but not noticeable until later - so it might not be an infection at all.

2 reasons:

If you tasted after you primed, the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By ayoungrad
1-10 weeks. Depends on many things. So...

1-10 weeks. Depends on many things.

So after one or two weeks, throw one in freezer for 45 minutes, then in the frig until you are ready to drink it. If it's not carbonated, repeat in a few days...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-30-2013, 02:18 AM
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Posted By ayoungrad
My thoughts: 1. Always weigh priming sugar. ...

My thoughts:

1. Always weigh priming sugar. Volume depends on too many variables and is therefore completely inaccurate.

2. All sugars are not equal. There are adjustments for cane, corn,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-03-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By ayoungrad
Next time, try "cold crashing" your...

Next time, try "cold crashing" your post-fermentation sample for a few hours. I think you will find that the resulting beer color is darker than prior to crashing - for similar reasons to those...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-04-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,252
Posted By ayoungrad
I would go even further and say that as long as...

I would go even further and say that as long as we are making good beer, why not use whatever we want... even if we are entering a competition or marketing a beer as a certain style.

I suppose it...
Forum: Brew Science 11-02-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,441
Posted By ayoungrad
I enjoy HBT as well. But my friends love...

I enjoy HBT as well.

But my friends love my free beer too. Even the beers that I think didn't turn out well. They know they can get store bought beer anytime so they enjoy mine whenever they...
Forum: General Techniques 11-01-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ayoungrad
It sounds like you want to do an open...

It sounds like you want to do an open fermentation? This can be done and is done. But you have to be sure the surrounding environment does not infect your fermenting beer.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-01-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,550
Posted By ayoungrad
I am totally with you on fermentation times. I...

I am totally with you on fermentation times. I now average about 2 weeks before bottling. But if I were to get on off-flavor, my first, second and third bets would be on something I unknowingly did...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-01-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By ayoungrad
Indyking, as this thread goes on I was just...

Indyking, as this thread goes on I was just looking back at your posts. I may have missed something but just to double-check... are these two diacetyl batches the last 2 that you have brewed and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-31-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,550
Posted By ayoungrad
Given how ubiquitous US-05 has become, if...

Given how ubiquitous US-05 has become, if diacetyl were truly an issue, you would think that it would be reported much, much more frequently. I suppose diacetyl could be an issue only with certain...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-30-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By ayoungrad
Good thoughts about the yeast from dawgmatic. ...

Good thoughts about the yeast from dawgmatic.

Here is my two cents on this but I am no expert:

One of the main reasons that beer was considered nutritious was because the water supply was...
Forum: General Techniques 10-24-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,080
Posted By ayoungrad
It's my understanding that crystal malts have...

It's my understanding that crystal malts have PARTIALLY fermentable sugars. As an example, according to Palmer:

"These sugars are caramelized into longer chains that are not converted into...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-23-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,925
Posted By ayoungrad
I with you on all of that. I asked...

I with you on all of that.

I asked bobbrews if he was assuming 2 packets would be over-pitching and he said no.

So I'm curious why he thinks simply increasing the amount of dry yeast will...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-23-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,925
Posted By ayoungrad
Experience then? Just looking to learn...

Experience then?

Just looking to learn something new. I have never heard it said that increasing dry yeast pitching rates has a detrimental affect on the beer.

Or are you saying that you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-23-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,925
Posted By ayoungrad
Are you saying this with the assumption that you...

Are you saying this with the assumption that you would be over-pitching by adding more dry yeast?

Some yeast calculators give estimates for the amount of dry yeast, just as they give...
Forum: General Techniques 09-06-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By ayoungrad
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Forum: General Techniques 08-29-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By ayoungrad
I have done flameout-type hopping in several...

I have done flameout-type hopping in several ways.

The first was to add the hops literally AT flameout and then start cooling with the top off.

The second was the same but with the top on.
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