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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-14-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 28,583
Posted By BlackRock
I just finished another early morning brew...

I just finished another early morning brew yesterday, 5gal of Candy Caramel Amber. I've been starting my brews earlier and earlier lately. It seems to make the footprint of brew day smaller which...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-02-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By BlackRock
Excellent info. Thank you. Simple and complete....

Excellent info. Thank you. Simple and complete. I'm ready to go find me some apples.

My LHBS says they'll press upwards of 200lbs for $30. Maybe I'll get my buddy in on it split the cost if we...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-30-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By BlackRock
Just an update. I left the batch in primary then...

Just an update. I left the batch in primary then cold crashed it on day 10. I racked it to a keg and got some pressure on it. After settling for a few hours I poured off a glass to find amazingly...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-30-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By BlackRock
Getting started with fresh pressed cider

I want to make and keg a batch of cider from fresh pressed apples. It seems like there are lots of options for how to go about it from making the cider down to clearing it, kegging it and making sure...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-10-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By BlackRock
I should add that the sample I pulled today was...

I should add that the sample I pulled today was delicious. I was thinking that I rack it to a carboy once I hit the FG I want. Then give it as many days to clear as I can but maybe I should just...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-10-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By BlackRock
Fast Turnaround

I brewed an IPA up on Sunday. I just took the first SG reading after 48hrs and it's nearly done at 1.019. I'm tempted to see if I can't get it finished up and kegged in 10 days. That would be 12...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-23-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,334
Posted By BlackRock
No. I've done a couple batches now using the...

No. I've done a couple batches now using the 2112. I've fermented at around 64* and had excellent attenuation. I will say that it's taken a couple weeks to really chew through stuff, but the pale...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-10-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By BlackRock
Aye! Definitely didn't think about that one. I'm...

Aye! Definitely didn't think about that one. I'm sure glad my California Common is still in the keg just waiting for more CO2.

I'll get it filled up and give the lines a check with soap for sure....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-10-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By BlackRock
Empty Tank

So I walk downstairs to grab a beer only to find the tank empty and my beer with zero pressure to serve... bummer. Luckily I had some in the fridge bottled, but still.

The tank shows empty, the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-25-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By BlackRock
Do you only do a single sparge or do you split...

Do you only do a single sparge or do you split the water and do multiple? There are so many variations out there. I've seen people do mash out's, others do really slow drains, full batch sparges...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-24-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By BlackRock
Custom in shop recipes. One of my favorite things...

Custom in shop recipes. One of my favorite things from a brew shop near me. House recipes, clones, etc. But they do a board with a few listed up for the month and price them at a set price. So much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-23-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By BlackRock
Your OG should be pretty spot on using extract...

Your OG should be pretty spot on using extract once you get your volumes worked out. Are you doing a full or partial boil? I'd agree that your OG could be both a measurement problem if the water...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,941
Posted By BlackRock
Kegging is such a time saver for me. All you...

Kegging is such a time saver for me. All you have to do is rack your beer from one large container to another. You attach the CO2, set the pressure and stick it in your fridge. I think it took me...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-23-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By BlackRock
Definitely move it to a secondary then to make...

Definitely move it to a secondary then to make room for another brew. I've done batches both ways. I feel like my house IPA comes out cleaner and more crisp when I use a secondary vessel to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,535
Posted By BlackRock
It doesn't take 12hrs to use the oven. It's only...

It doesn't take 12hrs to use the oven. It's only a few hours of heat and a few minutes of your time here and there. You pop them in with foil on the cap, run heat for a bit then turn the oven off...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By BlackRock
More hops. I like the grain bill though. I did...

More hops. I like the grain bill though. I did a Black IPA over the holidays with Crystal 40, Carapils and Flaked Rye then Carafa III for color. I think the Brown Malt with the Flaked Barely might...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By BlackRock
I've read numerous times that if you use hops...

I've read numerous times that if you use hops that are old and stale they will impart a "cheese" smell to the beer. Then again they say it could also smell more like old dirty socks and that it's...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By BlackRock
Looks like a good one to me. I just did a Marris...

Looks like a good one to me. I just did a Marris Otter 2-Row and Amarillo smash with Cal Lager yeast. My goal was 1.060 OG, 5.5% ABV and 30-40 IBU for comparison. I wanted a lighter beer with...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-22-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By BlackRock
Nice work! My first AG was 68% but the second...

Nice work! My first AG was 68% but the second was 86%. Such a big jump makes me worry I can't hit it again. I think time is the only thing that will tell whether your efficiency of 78% can be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By BlackRock
If you can do a full boil that would be better,...

If you can do a full boil that would be better, so calculating and adding all the water you need at the beginning should be the goal. With a 6 gallon kettle I think 3.5gallon batch sizes would work...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,739
Posted By BlackRock
You could make Chili with a bottle in it. Maybe...

You could make Chili with a bottle in it. Maybe do a beer batter waffle or pancake as well. It might also taste better with age. If you have it bottled then no need to dump it, just make another...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By BlackRock
Don't forget to pull the dipstick line out. Last...

Don't forget to pull the dipstick line out. Last time I pulled mine I found hop material stuck in one end after a batch.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By BlackRock
Definitely a full boil like these guys are...

Definitely a full boil like these guys are saying. When I was doing Extract batches I'd start steeping my specialty grains while starting to bring about 5 gallons of water to a boil in my kettle. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,535
Posted By BlackRock
I've gone to sterilizing all my bottles in the...

I've gone to sterilizing all my bottles in the oven. I clean the bottles, rinse them well and let them dry a bit before capping them with a small square of foil crimped on. At that point I load...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By BlackRock
I've got a California Common in secondary now...

I've got a California Common in secondary now that I used the Cal Lager yeast on and after 6 weeks it's still got the little white bubbly yeast rafts. I think your beer will be just fine :)
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