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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By menerdari
I am getting ready to brew a Guiness clone and...

I am getting ready to brew a Guiness clone and that recipe calls for nottinghams, I would get an extra pack just as a safety in case you have this happen again or run across a bad batch of yeast in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-15-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,851
Posted By menerdari
yeast substitution ?

I am getting ready to brew a Guiness clone next weekend,
The recipe call for nottingham dry yeast. I have white labs on hand.
wlp002 English ale yeast and WLP022 Burton ale yeast.
I do have a...
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Posted By menerdari
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By menerdari
I actually have a full second tank but with only...

I actually have a full second tank but with only 4 minutes left I figured it wasn't worth hooking it up and re-lighting the burner.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-07-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By menerdari
Can you believe it, ran out of gas.

Yes I ran out of gas just shortly after adding my 5 minute hops addition, about 4 minutes left to boil. I put the lid on and left the pot on the burner.
Shouldn't make a huge difference.
Just the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By menerdari
All that stuff collectively is called trub. I...

All that stuff collectively is called trub. I send it down my disposal every time I brew. same with the trub from my fermenter.
58F might be a bit on the cold side depending on yeast strain.
The...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By menerdari
Not a good idea, you have to add priming sugar...

Not a good idea, you have to add priming sugar when bottling, you will stir up all of the trub getting the priming sugar mixed in.
It would be best to either transfer to a secondary for a while then...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,900
Posted By menerdari
There is a sweetness level that at a point makes...

There is a sweetness level that at a point makes it unpalatable.
As for list, just google your favorite beer, reviews for your favorite beer or clone recipes. One of those sources will list...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By menerdari
well, yeast pitched, everything worked out just...

well, yeast pitched, everything worked out just like magic.
And for the first time I hit 80% efficiency.
Crushing your own grains seems to make a huge difference.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,900
Posted By menerdari
The bittering effect of hops is to offset the...

The bittering effect of hops is to offset the overly sweet malts.
If you underdo the hops you will end up with on overly sweet beer.
For future reference pay attention to the listed IBUs of your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-01-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,392
Posted By menerdari
Wort in that temp range doesn't kill yeast, it...

Wort in that temp range doesn't kill yeast, it does cause the yeast to produce off flavors during fermentation.
I rehydrate at the lower end of that, about 90 deg.
I always rehydrate when using dry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By menerdari
I agree, wait till it is done fermenting then...

I agree, wait till it is done fermenting then taste it before adding any more hops.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By menerdari
Thanks, got a bit nervous there, I manage to get...

Thanks, got a bit nervous there, I manage to get my mash were I wanted it,
My first time using my barley crusher so this will be my freshest batch to date.
Robust Porter so some room to hide flaws.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,937
Posted By menerdari
This kit was my second brew, I love it, has a...

This kit was my second brew, I love it, has a great taste.
Adding the extract early will not hurt the beer any, it will just be a bit darker.
I left mine in primary for 3 weeks then bottled it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By menerdari
Screwed my mash up.

Brain fart, I needed just under a gallon of 167 deg water for my mash.
I used my 2 cup measuring measuring cup but for some reason I used just under 8 cups instead of 16. MATH !!!! uh.
Didn't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-16-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By menerdari
You are backwords, Your primary should be colder,...

You are backwords, Your primary should be colder,
I do primary in the low 60s abient temp. I try to keep my beer at about 65 during fermentation.
When I do secondary, I keep it at about 70 degs or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By menerdari
Most of us don't use a secondary for most beers,...

Most of us don't use a secondary for most beers, BUT 1 week is too soon to bottle, I would wait at least 2 weeks and then bottle after you get the same hydrometer reading a couple of days apart.
6...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-15-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By menerdari
I was about to say the same thing, I don't know...

I was about to say the same thing, I don't know if anyone actually noticed that fryer comes with a 9 gallon pot. That will certainly handle a 5 gallon BIAB batch.
I've done 11 lb ish grain bills in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By menerdari
I have to give to opposing view. I bought the...

I have to give to opposing view. I bought the 7-1/2 gallon pot and then a 10 gallon pot.
I now am fully into 1 gallon batches and the only pot I use is my 5 gallon.
I have a microwave about my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,416
Posted By menerdari
Yea, it is probably done, like the others have...

Yea, it is probably done, like the others have said, get a couple of hydrometer readings 2 days apart, if they are the same and relatively close to your expected finish gravity get that beer bottled...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By menerdari
1 gallon all grain is all I am doing now. I...

1 gallon all grain is all I am doing now.
I picked up a 2 gallon rubbermaid beverage cooler at Home Depot for $10, I use that as a mash tun, along with my own BIAB method, basically I strain my mash...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By menerdari
IMO it is non issue, I batch sparge and I stir...

IMO it is non issue, I batch sparge and I stir the heck out of it with never an ill effect.
It might be an issue post boil before cooling though. I am not willing to test that one.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,639
Posted By menerdari
Boil with the lid off. I didn't know that on my...

Boil with the lid off.
I didn't know that on my first batch and it is not mentioned in the instructions or how to videos I watched.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By menerdari
I paid $80 for my chiller at my local brew store....

I paid $80 for my chiller at my local brew store.
$11 /case for bottles
the other prices are about the same.
PS: the pot size all depends on what the future will hold. The 20 qt is plenty if all...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By menerdari
Fermcap, to spite directions add it to your boil...

Fermcap, to spite directions add it to your boil and it will help prevent boil over AND without adding any more will also help prevent blowout from excessive krausen. It will not effect head, head...
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