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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-26-2014, 01:01 AM
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What styles were you able to turn around...

What styles were you able to turn around relatively quick kingwood? I dont mind letting a beer go for 2-3 months so anything that takes that long I would be happy to brew. Does anyone have proven...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-24-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
What should I make with lambicus and lacto strains?

Hey guys, so heres the deal... I have a vial of white labs lambicus yeast that was best by the end of this past April. I also have a vial of the white labs lacto that will be best through the end of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-23-2014, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
Thanks for the input guys, especially WayFrae. I...

Thanks for the input guys, especially WayFrae. I wound up going back to the store and exchanging the golden raisins for the normal black ones which DO NOT have any preservatives according to the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-23-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
OK to use Sun Maid Raisins?

Hey all, so I am in the process of mashing in an Imperial rum/raisin porter recipe that I just put together for a friend. I also added some special B malt to get a little raisin malt flavor but also...
Forum: General Techniques 06-24-2014, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
Bump? Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

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Forum: General Techniques 06-23-2014, 10:59 PM
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
Need some advice on adding oak spirals to double IPA!

Hello everyone, so I have 6 gallons of my double IPA currently about to hit its 4th week in a bucket. I have some white oak spirals that I bought a while ago which I think might be a great addition...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-22-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Bisco_Ben
Is my Maibock ready for the Diacetyl rest?

I revived a year old pack of Munich lager from wyeast. I made a 1.5 liter starter followed by a step up of .8L so about 2.3L overall. I used mr malty and came up with those numbers and although It...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-21-2014, 07:01 PM
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Views: 184
Posted By Bisco_Ben
Thanks for the quick response SpeedYellow, I just...

Thanks for the quick response SpeedYellow, I just took the fermenter out and will leave it at 66*F for the next 3-5 days before transferring to a keg for lagering. The gravity sample tasted great so...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-21-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Bisco_Ben
Is my Maibock ready for the Diacetyl rest?

So I brewed up a Maibock with an OG of 1.071 on the 12th (9 days ago) with the Wyeast Munich Lager yeast. It has been fermenting between 50* and 55* during that time, and the gravity reading I just...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-11-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Bisco_Ben
Ugh we'll find out about their wounds when I see...

Ugh we'll find out about their wounds when I see them face to face next week. I'd honestly really let them hear a piece of my mind but im sure they wont even understand a word that comes out of my...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-10-2014, 09:53 PM
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
Landscapers cut 3 of my bines!!!

So I walk outside today to see that the landscapers had cut the tops off 3 of the 6 bines i had going on my cascade plant. They were all about 3 feet maybe just under and I am absolutely furious at...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-07-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
Anyone else? Day_trippr's advice seems good so im...

Anyone else? Day_trippr's advice seems good so im thinking of adding another line for each plant and doing 2 bines per string, which is a total of 4 bines per plant. Does this sound like a good plan...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-05-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
Time to trim 2nd year hops. Help!

So my 2nd year plants (tettnang, williamette, chinook and cascade) have been shooting up for about a month now. The cascade and chinook have reached about 2-3 feet with the williamette at about 2...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-28-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Bisco_Ben
Question about reviving old yeast and proper pitch rates...

Greetings everyone, so here's the deal... Earlier today, I realized that I had an old (12/19/2012) pack of wyeast munich lager that has been in the back of my fridge. I figured what the hell, lets...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-27-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
If it were very minute thats one thing. But this...

If it were very minute thats one thing. But this is the most ive ever brought over into the secondary...

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-27-2014, 04:42 AM
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
Too much yeast in secondary?

So I transferred my american barleywine over to secondary, OG of 1.099. As I was doing so, I kept the siphon as low as possible because I really wanted to get every last drop. i guess this brought...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-22-2014, 12:33 AM
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
bump it up!

bump it up!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-20-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By Bisco_Ben
Year old belgian yeast in a starter. Step up or not?

So about 4 days ago I made a 1.8 liter yeast starter with some wyeast belgian stout yeast that was about 13 months old. It took until today to start visibly fermenting and it had been on the stir...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-13-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By Bisco_Ben
How will DME effect my all grain recipe?

Hey guys, so heres what happened. I am in the process of brewing my first brett beer, an american hopped saison. I was calculating my preboil gravity and thought that I was going to be way under, not...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-07-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Bisco_Ben
Thanks for your valuable input Matteo. I will be...

Thanks for your valuable input Matteo. I will be picking up a 6 gallon carboy soon. On another note, what volumes of CO2 do you guys think is best for an American Barleywine? The Northern Brewer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-25-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Bisco_Ben
Adding almonds to beer?

So I brewed an oatmeal brown ale a few weeks ago and plan to add bananas to it. My friend also wants me to add some "toasted almond flavor" to the beer and I think it sounds like a great idea. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-25-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Bisco_Ben
Ideal Barleywine Fermentation Schedule?

Hello everyone, so here's the deal... I brewed an American Barleywine about 3 weeks ago that hit an OG of 1.099. It is a 6 gallon batch and has been sitting in the primary carboy since brew day. I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-23-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Bisco_Ben
Im hoping that the 5 minutes or so at 180F was...

Im hoping that the 5 minutes or so at 180F was enough to kill anything that could cause problems. Anyone else have any input?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-22-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Bisco_Ben
Added irish moss after flameout. Am I ok?

So I just brewed up a huge barleywine and as I turned on the chiller, I realized that I had forgot to add the irish moss. Without thinking, I added it quickly while the wort was still at 180F and let...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 12-16-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Bisco_Ben
And I would love to hear any other helpful...

And I would love to hear any other helpful information that you guys think I should know before moving forward into the world of wild brewing!
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