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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2013, 01:42 AM
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Yeah, now that the krausen has fallen you won't...

Yeah, now that the krausen has fallen you won't likely have a problem with that tube making contact with your now fermented beer. That said, Psydanny is right about having the tube in that far. In...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2013, 01:38 AM
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There won't likely be anything wrong with it at...

There won't likely be anything wrong with it at all...

While we're on the topic - google Chicha to learn how it is traditionally made. Keep the boyfriend - he was only trying to help with the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2013, 07:37 AM
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HA! Looks awesome! Congratulations!

HA! Looks awesome! Congratulations!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2013, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
Well, you answered your own question with that...

Well, you answered your own question with that one. Yes, it was for efficiency sake, and yes, you are correct that the gain isn't worth the risk. I learned that lesson the hard way...as described. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2013, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
I had a warm ferment for my first beer. It...

I had a warm ferment for my first beer. It burned through its violent fermentation in just over 24 hours. Took three more days for the krausen to fall completely. I moved my carboy (why - I don't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-16-2013, 03:09 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
How many gallons of beer did you have into the...

How many gallons of beer did you have into the carboy in the end? It's possible you had a little too much water hence the lower OG. But like gdbrewer said - leave it alone. It will still come out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-16-2013, 01:02 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
Sorry - went back through my earlier posting and...

Sorry - went back through my earlier posting and realized I spoke of "the boil" when really what I was referring to was "the mash"...



Except you can't do that with a real mash - the bag is too...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-16-2013, 12:55 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
Not quite true on the infection. While the...

Not quite true on the infection. While the possibility isn't high of an infection, you can certainly get one in a prolonged mash. And while you are right that the boil will kill any present...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Smokeater233
Sorry - I used to batch sparge BIAB to increase...

Sorry - I used to batch sparge BIAB to increase efficiency. But no sparge this process' calculations now make sense. You'd end up with around 6.5 gallons with grain absorption, and would reduce...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2013, 04:48 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
Are you doing a 5 gallon or 10 gallon brew? Your...

Are you doing a 5 gallon or 10 gallon brew? Your calculations are correct, but you are using so much water (at least for a 5 gallon - almost 3.5 quarts per pound) that you will end up with too much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2013, 03:58 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
Little hard to tell, but that may be an infection...

Little hard to tell, but that may be an infection starting... Just leave it and see what happens. If it does pick up those characteristic infection traits, just rack underneath the infection and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2013, 02:53 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
Has nothing to do with the water. The bag sat on...

Has nothing to do with the water. The bag sat on the bottom of my pot and the scorching heat through the pot melted the bottom of the bag. A good trick would be to use binder clips to keep the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-15-2013, 02:50 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
If its water, tablets "may" help, but I'm...

If its water, tablets "may" help, but I'm wondering if it's more likely your process. Try RO or distiller water. If you still have a problem it's either your sanitation or your temps.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-15-2013, 02:46 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
All good, just don't collect the remnants at the...

All good, just don't collect the remnants at the top since that material includes leftover hops and other sediment.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-15-2013, 02:28 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
Nope - that's typical after a carboy ferment. ...

Nope - that's typical after a carboy ferment. It'll stay there nicely through racking...just remnants of your ferment and zero to worry about. Perfectly normal.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2013, 02:15 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
IF you do use a grain bag, make sure you have a...

IF you do use a grain bag, make sure you have a false bottom, or at the very, very least, keep the base of your grain bag OFF the bottom of the pot during this boil. I made this mistake when brewing...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-15-2013, 01:33 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
Pipeworks Abduction

Anyone have a decent clone for Pipeworks' Raspberry Truffle? I've found a good list of raspberry chocolate beers, but the Abduction is in a class all to its own. Suggestions?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Smokeater233
Not an unwritten rule - just an oft forgotten...

Not an unwritten rule - just an oft forgotten rule. RDWHAHB. You will make "mistakes". It will happen. I still make some, and I've been brewing for quite some time now. Few get into the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Smokeater233
Yes you can do that. It can have a slight impact...

Yes you can do that. It can have a slight impact on the character of your beer, but I don't think you'll notice it that much. Give it a whirl for one batch and if you can taste a distinct...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Smokeater233
It could well be the copper chiller. I'm...

It could well be the copper chiller. I'm doubting its your grains (unless you are storing them poorly), and while it might be the yeast, unless you are using the same kind of yeast batch after...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Smokeater233
And no - it's not the steel pot...

And no - it's not the steel pot...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Smokeater233
I second the earlier question on tasting earlier...

I second the earlier question on tasting earlier in the cycle. Have you tasted any of the wort before pitching the yeast? Have you tasted during the gravity readings? Before bottling? It'd be an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Smokeater233
Not enough priming sugar and too little yeast...

Not enough priming sugar and too little yeast would still produce something in the avenue of carbonation even if mostly flat - not completely flat.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Smokeater233
Tray an even warmer location. And other than...

Tray an even warmer location. And other than flat, how did the beer taste? Any hint of something off? Oils? Soapy flavors? Anything?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-09-2011, 03:09 AM
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Posted By Smokeater233
Rezzing an old thread here but was wondering if...

Rezzing an old thread here but was wondering if anyone ever came up with a clone for Wailua Wheat? A buddy of mine gave me five very fresh passion fruit over the weekend and I'd like to make use of...
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