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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By Dave the Brewer
2nd Attempt Recipe: Blood & Honey Clone ...

2nd Attempt Recipe:
Blood & Honey Clone

Recipe specifics:

Style: American Wheat
Batch size: 5.5 gal
Boil volume: 7.0 gal
OG: 1.062
FG: 1.011
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-24-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By Dave the Brewer
The results are in, the side by side tasting...

The results are in, the side by side tasting proved a few differences in the beers. Blood & Honey on the left, my clone on the right. The first and most obvious differences, are color and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By Dave the Brewer
I don't live in the DFW area but my bro in law...

I don't live in the DFW area but my bro in law brings me a lot of beer from there. The temptress is pretty awesome, I still have a 4 pack of it. I would suggest you try the Blood & Honey, I like it a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By Dave the Brewer
It turned out awesome, but today I am doing a...

It turned out awesome, but today I am doing a side by side comparison. I will document the results here with suggestions on adjustments if needed.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-28-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By Dave the Brewer
Revolver Blood & Honey Clone? (1st attempt)

I havnt seen or heard of anyone attempting a Revolver Blood Honey clone so I'll make my first attempt this weekend. Here is what I have come up with.

BIAB Blood & Honey Clone

Recipe specifics:...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-24-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Dave the Brewer
How did it turn out?

How did it turn out?
Forum: General Techniques 05-08-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,173
Posted By Dave the Brewer
When I make my hop tea, I take into account,...

When I make my hop tea, I take into account, whether I need more bitterness or more hop flavor. I bring a half gallon (or less) of water to a boil, add hops and taste it every few minutes. When the...
Forum: General Techniques 05-03-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Dave the Brewer
My other thought was it didn't cool fast enough...

My other thought was it didn't cool fast enough and you continued to get bitterness from the hops, but 8 fl oz isn't much. I would imagine that small amount would cool pretty quick. If it took more...
Forum: General Techniques 05-03-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Dave the Brewer
It sounds like you may have boiled your hop tea...

It sounds like you may have boiled your hop tea more than 20 mins. When I make a hop tea, I usually taste it every few minutes until its just right.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-30-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By Dave the Brewer
Correct, no axle. I just welded 5/8" bolts to the...

Correct, no axle. I just welded 5/8" bolts to the frame, slipped the wheel on and put on a lock nut.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-28-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By Dave the Brewer
I got the wheels from Lowes, I'm sure you could...

I got the wheels from Lowes, I'm sure you could get them at any of the big box stores.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-26-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By Dave the Brewer
Oh I plan on having 20 gallons next weekend....

Oh I plan on having 20 gallons next weekend. Citra/Amarillo Pale Ale tomorrow, and if everything works properly. 20oz of Nugget/Cascade for a DIPA for next Saturday, National Homebrew Day!
Forum: DIY Projects 04-26-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By Dave the Brewer
Welding up the frame and buffing it really good...

Welding up the frame and buffing it really good probably took the most time.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-26-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By Dave the Brewer
Thanks guys, I'm pretty stoked. My wife is happy...

Thanks guys, I'm pretty stoked. My wife is happy that it is done so she doesn't have to ignore all my homebrew equipment purchases when she is looking at the bank account. She is pretty tolerant of...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-26-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3,271
Views: 2,059,966
Posted By Dave the Brewer
I just finished my build "The MONK". I will test...

I just finished my build "The MONK". I will test it on water this evening for a second time (after adjustments) and brewing starts tomorrow.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-26-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By Dave the Brewer
Built my Single Tier HERMS on lurking only.

In December I decided to build a brew rig, 4+ months later, brew rig :rockin: I managed to build my single tier HERMS on lurking Homebrewtalk.com only! All the info is here. Last weekend I tested the...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-05-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,950
Posted By Dave the Brewer
No need for a SSR, a PID controller like this...

No need for a SSR, a PID controller like this will handle the valve.
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=106

But you will need a transformer to bring the...
Forum: General Techniques 01-09-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Dave the Brewer
+1 ^ what he said

+1 ^ what he said
Forum: General Techniques 01-09-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,101
Posted By Dave the Brewer
I don't know much about this kingwood kid, but I...

I don't know much about this kingwood kid, but I don't think I agree with anything he just said.
Forum: General Techniques 01-09-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Dave the Brewer
I didn't even see that 60 min Chinook addition....

I didn't even see that 60 min Chinook addition. If your not familiar with BU:GU ratio (bitter units : gravity units) it is a nice tool to have when creating recipes. A small amount of searching will...
Forum: General Techniques 01-08-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By Dave the Brewer
What I just said will all be irrelevant if you...

What I just said will all be irrelevant if you are using a 2.5 gallon keg. I am assuming you are using a 5 gallon keg.
Forum: General Techniques 01-08-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By Dave the Brewer
I would think you might need more sugar to create...

I would think you might need more sugar to create more Co2 to fill the 2.5 gallon void to make enough pressure to push down in to the beer. I don't know if there is a calculation, if you already...
Forum: General Techniques 01-08-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Dave the Brewer
I would move the 30 min addition to 20 mins or...

I would move the 30 min addition to 20 mins or less and maybe add another late addition. Sunday I brewed an IPA with all late hops.
1.070 OG

Centennial
2 oz 9.9% 20 mins
2 oz 9.9% 15 mins
2...
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,430
Posted By Dave the Brewer
That all seems a little unnecessary unless you...

That all seems a little unnecessary unless you have alot of head space in your carboy and intent to age it for a while.
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Dave the Brewer
.5 gal/hr sounds like a mild boil in any pot to...

.5 gal/hr sounds like a mild boil in any pot to me, I would think with two pots you would be losing atleast 1 gal/hr. The best thing to do would be to do what Matt said and boil 3 gals of water in...
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