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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-15-2014, 06:18 PM
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That is a lot of amazing stuff! Great sponsors.


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-09-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By BigBlueDog
Mash/lauter efficiency measures the percentage of...

Mash/lauter efficiency measures the percentage of available sugars that actually made it to the boil kettle. If your mash efficiency is lower than expected, you want to look at aspects of your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-09-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By BigBlueDog
One other point not previously mentioned, don't...

One other point not previously mentioned, don't rely on activity in the air lock to determine when fermentation is complete. Better to take a couple of SG readings with your hydrometer 2-3 days...
Forum: Group Buys 10-08-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,831
Posted By BigBlueDog
A new thread has been created to organize another...

A new thread has been created to organize another CMC group buy for Denver and the Front Range. If you're interested in participating, check that thread out here...
Forum: Group Buys 10-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,459
Posted By BigBlueDog
Denver/Front Range CMC Group Buy #7

This is the group buy thread for the Denver/Front Range group buy #7 from Colorado Malting Company (http://www.coloradomaltingcompany.com/).

(Note this is a follow-on from this thread...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-07-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,641
Posted By BigBlueDog
Entered in the Indigenous Beer category at GABF....

Entered in the Indigenous Beer category at GABF. Now that's ballsy.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-06-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By BigBlueDog
Check the recipe for Smashing Pumpkin Ale over on...

Check the recipe for Smashing Pumpkin Ale over on Northern Brewer's website. As I recall when I was looking for information on how to handle pumpkin for an extract beer, it described a steeping...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-06-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By BigBlueDog
Just to re-emphasize, cloudy Star San does not...

Just to re-emphasize, cloudy Star San does not mean it's lost its effectiveness, which is pH driven. It can be cloudy and still have an effective pH for sanitizing (i.e., below 3). With my tap...
Forum: Group Buys 10-05-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,831
Posted By BigBlueDog
A Google Doc for how this buy is coming together...

A Google Doc for how this buy is coming together is linked below.

A couple of caveats. If you didn't specify a particular type of grain, I've assumed the base/2-row. If you specified a range...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-05-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By BigBlueDog
That sounds like quite a lot of beer.

That sounds like quite a lot of beer.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-04-2012, 08:27 PM
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Views: 1,000
Posted By BigBlueDog
Pectin enzymes are used in wine making to help...

Pectin enzymes are used in wine making to help break down the plant material and improve extraction of flavors from the fruit, in addition to reducing haze in the finished wine. I would think...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-04-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By BigBlueDog
This is one of those thread titles where you're...

This is one of those thread titles where you're not quite sure what that topic will actually be...

It sounds like you're thinking about your options if the water report isn't to your liking. If...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By BigBlueDog
Interesting suggestions thus far. You could...

Interesting suggestions thus far. You could venture into European styles further with something like a German Maibock or a Belgian Dubbel.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 47,580
Posted By BigBlueDog
Horribly wrong, no. It's your beer. However, SG...

Horribly wrong, no. It's your beer. However, SG reading should be taken 2-3 days apart to be more confident they've reached a stable point.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,553
Posted By BigBlueDog
Some bottle condition. Some force carbonate. Some...

Some bottle condition. Some force carbonate. Some carbonate during secondary fermentation by maintaining the fermentation vessels under controlled pressure.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-04-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By BigBlueDog
I worked in molecular biology lab many moons ago....

I worked in molecular biology lab many moons ago. Definitely a science discipline, you might think. But, there were always experiments I could get to work that others could not, and vice versa,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By BigBlueDog
Higher OG may result in a higher alcohol content,...

Higher OG may result in a higher alcohol content, since there is more sugar for the yeast to ferment. This assumes sufficient yeast count and fermentation conditions to get down to the original...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By BigBlueDog
Sounds like a good recipe. Sorry I didn't look...

Sounds like a good recipe. Sorry I didn't look at it earlier - I was on my phone (screen is too tiny!). Some say partial vs. full extract boils can lead to darker wort, but YMMV. I do find that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 705
Posted By BigBlueDog
Good preparation is important and it sounds like...

Good preparation is important and it sounds like you're on the right track. Definitely post any questions you have about the process.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By BigBlueDog
What was your recipe? Extract, partial boil? The...

What was your recipe? Extract, partial boil? The paddle may have simply scorched during the boil, particularly if you didn't notice anything unusual about it at the start of your brew session.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By BigBlueDog
As I soon as I posted that, I was curious about...

As I soon as I posted that, I was curious about the stick-on thermometers I have on my fermenters. Found one with a "Fermometer" that reads to 36 for the low. Now I need to figure out where it came...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By BigBlueDog
Lowest I've seen reads to 39. Austin Homebrew...

Lowest I've seen reads to 39. Austin Homebrew carries them; other shops may as well http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?products_id=998
Forum: Group Buys 10-03-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,831
Posted By BigBlueDog
I didn't get in on the last buy, but based on...

I didn't get in on the last buy, but based on posts earlier in this thread, it looks like delivery was in late June. Assuming this buy comes together for later this month or early next, that would...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-03-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By BigBlueDog
I'm not sure I see an advantage to adding it to...

I'm not sure I see an advantage to adding it to the fermenter; I've only ever added extract flavoring at packaging time (keg). For the same volume of extract used, adding to the fermenter would end...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-03-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By BigBlueDog
You may need to re-seat the dip tube by loosening...

You may need to re-seat the dip tube by loosening the Allen bolt on the retaining ring and sliding the dip tube back and forth a bit until the o-rings seat properly, then re-tighten. As Demon...
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