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 03-09-2014, 05:53 PM Replies: 143 Views: 10,436 Posted By Minky kharper6 gives some perfect examples of how all... kharper6 gives some perfect examples of how all successful brewing techniques are interdependent. The reason no aeration is necessary in his brews is due to the stir-plate starters. The yeast...
 03-09-2014, 05:03 PM Replies: 10 Views: 284 Posted By Minky If you can tell us the amounts of each ingredient... If you can tell us the amounts of each ingredient used and summarize your brewing procedure, we should be able to help answer your question.
 03-09-2014, 01:40 PM Replies: 20 Views: 396 Posted By Minky I've been using the Son of Fermentation Chiller... I've been using the Son of Fermentation Chiller for years now. It's a great CONTROLLABLE means of managing fermentation temperature, and doesn't cost much. ...
 Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-25-2014, 09:08 PM Replies: 3,791 Views: 185,354 Posted By Minky Please sir, may I have another? Please sir, may I have another?
 01-13-2014, 04:09 PM Replies: 8 Views: 202 Posted By Minky That's right. When you do those calculations, use... That's right. When you do those calculations, use 54 instead of 1.054, and so 1.044 becomes 44. The 42.7 is very close to 44, so it looks like you're right about where you would expect to be given...
 01-12-2014, 07:06 PM Replies: 8 Views: 202 Posted By Minky Divide the final wort volume by the starting... Divide the final wort volume by the starting volume: 4.75/6 = 0.79. Now multiply the ending gravity by this number: 0.79 X 54 = 42.7. Looks like pretty normal figures for a 60 min. boil.
 01-04-2014, 09:53 PM Replies: 380 Views: 164,638 Posted By Minky Hey Brian, I follow pretty much the same... Hey Brian, I follow pretty much the same procedure as BrewerinBR. Once my ales reach FG, I leave them in the primary for at least another 10 days. From there, I go straight to the keg. If you're...
 Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-04-2014, 06:00 PM Replies: 96 Views: 5,551 Posted By Minky I also believe that the world is my... I also believe that the world is my urinal....with reservations. A buddy of mine had four daughters, and he would whip it out whenever and wherever. When they were real young, they didn't seem too...
 12-22-2013, 10:10 PM Replies: 44 Views: 4,894 Posted By Minky Hi drinkinfool, The beer you left in the... Hi drinkinfool, The beer you left in the bottles may actually be OK. If your gravity was 1.040 to start, and you had an active fermentation, I seriously doubt that it only dropped 10 points. Are you...
 02-13-2013, 05:13 PM Replies: 40 Views: 1,842 Posted By Minky This is one of those responses that I really... This is one of those responses that I really don't get. If you understand what I'm saying, then you know that there is no way you could pull a pan out of an ice bath and pour the contents without at...
 02-13-2013, 12:17 PM Replies: 40 Views: 1,842 Posted By Minky Just be careful using this method. Make sure you... Just be careful using this method. Make sure you thoroughly wipe the ice-bath water off the outside of the pan before pouring. I would also spray some Star-san on the side of the pan you'll be...
 Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-02-2013, 01:07 PM Replies: 5,952 Views: 762,098 Posted By Minky ...and, by the way, "Scrotal Hematoma" would be a... ...and, by the way, "Scrotal Hematoma" would be a great name for a band!!
 Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2013, 07:04 PM Replies: 5,952 Views: 762,098 Posted By Minky Ya hafta say it like Dennis Hopper, too!! Ya hafta say it like Dennis Hopper, too!!
 Forum: General Techniques 01-28-2013, 04:36 PM Replies: 221 Views: 31,201 Posted By Minky Add me to the list of those who don't care for... Add me to the list of those who don't care for Cascade. I wouldn't say I hate them, but they should NEVER be used as a bittering hop IMHO. I think Great Lakes ruined their Dortmunder Gold by...
 01-09-2013, 07:36 PM Replies: 63 Views: 1,953 Posted By Minky Of all the advice given, I think this best... Of all the advice given, I think this best accomplishes the goal of the OP. The only thing I would add is to make sure your boil kettle has a valve. If you want to up the size of the kettle, that...
 01-07-2013, 04:06 PM Replies: 15 Views: 2,140 Posted By Minky Just remember that fermentation produces heat. It... Just remember that fermentation produces heat. It can raise the wort temp by 5 degrees or more. I'm no hef expert, but I would have pitched about 10 degrees cooler than you did, and monitor the temp...
 01-07-2013, 02:45 PM Replies: 15 Views: 2,140 Posted By Minky Are you sure the temperature of the beer was... Are you sure the temperature of the beer was 59-62? It seems impossible that it could have cooled that far from a pitching temp of 76-78. It would seem to me that the fermentation would have been...
 Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-04-2013, 04:50 PM Replies: 3 Views: 357 Posted By Minky Hi daeb1, The instructions for that brew are a... Hi daeb1, The instructions for that brew are a little skimpy. It says "steep for 20 minutes or until water reaches 170 degrees". The intent is to throw the grain bag in cold water, turn on the heat,...
 Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2013, 05:17 PM Replies: 79 Views: 4,339 Posted By Minky Sounds like you did OK with the Houblon, but be... Sounds like you did OK with the Houblon, but be careful with the early hop additions. Even if you love hops, you can easily get way too bitter with an excess of bittering hops (especially a high-AA...
 12-12-2012, 09:51 PM Replies: 31 Views: 1,532 Posted By Minky I brewed some truly horrible stuff in the 80's,... I brewed some truly horrible stuff in the 80's, when I lived in Tampa. In that era, homebrewing was just beginning to come out of the dark ages. I live in Ohio now and have a basement, but still...
 12-11-2012, 02:55 PM Replies: 41 Views: 5,799 Posted By Minky One thing to consider whenever propogating yeast... One thing to consider whenever propogating yeast is the possibility of mutation. I like to use the yeast from Flying Dog's "In Heat Wheat", which the brewer says is the actual fermentation yeast. He...
 Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2012, 04:09 PM Replies: 5,952 Views: 762,098 Posted By Minky Someone has probably covered this one already,... Someone has probably covered this one already, but years back it was common for American breweries to put out a "bock" beer in the spring. It was thought by the uninformed that it was the dregs from...
 Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2012, 03:54 PM Replies: 5,952 Views: 762,098 Posted By Minky I remember hearing the same thing from a... I remember hearing the same thing from a co-worker, so I told him it wasn't true. He claimed that I didn't know what I was talking about because the alcohol content was printed right on the label. He...
 12-03-2012, 04:41 PM Replies: 36 Views: 1,057 Posted By Minky Check out this website for a corn whisky mash: ... Check out this website for a corn whisky mash: http://www.clawhammersupply.com/blogs/moonshine-still-blog/3386482-how-to-make-moonshine-part-1-the-mash They're using 1.5 lbs. of crushed malted...
 12-02-2012, 05:55 PM Replies: 16 Views: 589 Posted By Minky Captain Damage is correct. You absolutely need to... Captain Damage is correct. You absolutely need to do a mini-mash with these grains. The wheat malt also has good diastatic quality. One thing I would add to this is that you must do the mash at a...
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