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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-16-2012, 05:06 PM
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Posted By fotomatt1
Looking for a Partial Mash IPA recipe

I'm hoping to brew an IPA in the coming weeks, so I'm looking for a good Partial Mash recipe. I'm looking for something that will be drinkable for most people...basically not insanely hoppy. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-27-2011, 02:32 PM
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Posted By fotomatt1
I just gave them a quick rinse with my Jetwash...

I just gave them a quick rinse with my Jetwash and then sanitized. They really were spotless and probably didn't need anything, but just better off to give them a quick cleaning. I hate bottling so...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-27-2011, 01:09 AM
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Posted By fotomatt1
Do you clean brand new bottles?

I'm about to bottle in brand new 500ml german wheat beer bottles. They're fresh out of the box and sparkling clean. Do you just sanitize, or give them a rinse too? It's not like they're my bottles...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-16-2011, 11:43 PM
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Posted By fotomatt1
It's under Wheat - Bavarian Weizen

It's under Wheat - Bavarian Weizen
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-16-2011, 11:43 PM
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Posted By fotomatt1
Thank you! It seems as though I should...

Thank you! It seems as though I should definitely use at least 8 oz of sugar. I just checked my gravity though, and I realize that it dropped from 1.016 to 1.014 over the past 2 days, so bottling...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-16-2011, 11:25 PM
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Posted By fotomatt1
About to bottle a Hefeweizen. Help!!

I'm about to bottle a hefeweizen with an OG of 1.062 and FG of 1.016. I have a 5 gal batch that's at 72F right now. I just calculated the amount of priming sugar I need on Tastybrew.com, and it's...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-02-2011, 04:54 PM
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Posted By fotomatt1
Any recommendations for type?

Any recommendations for type?
Forum: Hops Growing 03-02-2011, 03:10 AM
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Views: 1,730
Posted By fotomatt1
My parents live in the Lehigh Valley of PA, and...

My parents live in the Lehigh Valley of PA, and I'm going to start growing hops on their property this spring. The LHBS in Bethlehem is taking orders for rhizomes, so I'm just wondering what would be...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-24-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By fotomatt1
Thanks for your help! One more quick question. ...

Thanks for your help! One more quick question. If I'm going to rack my beer into the bottling bucket with priming solution now, can I let it sit a couple of hours until I actually bottle?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-24-2011, 11:49 PM
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Views: 413
Posted By fotomatt1
Anything special to know when using 22oz bottles?

I'm about to bottle a chocolate stout, and I'm doing half with 22 oz bottles. Anything special to know about using 22 ouncers vs. 12 ounce?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2011, 06:52 PM
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Views: 579
Posted By fotomatt1
mashed at 155F. I failed to add that I had...

mashed at 155F. I failed to add that I had added 8oz of non-fat cocoa powder at 5 min. Could this be affecting my fermentation adversely?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2011, 02:54 AM
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Views: 579
Posted By fotomatt1
is 70F too high?

is 70F too high?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2011, 02:40 AM
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Posted By fotomatt1
I've been holding it at 66 - 68, but I can raise...

I've been holding it at 66 - 68, but I can raise it up to 70.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2011, 02:32 AM
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Views: 579
Posted By fotomatt1
Is my fermentation stalled or complete?

I brewed this recipe on 1/1/11:

3.0 Lbs LME

5.25 Lbs Maris Otter Malt

0.75 Lbs Chocolate Malt

0.50 Lbs Crystal 60L Malt
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By fotomatt1
I just brewed a chocolate stout yesterday. I...

I just brewed a chocolate stout yesterday. I added 8oz whole foods non-fat cocoa mix at 5 min, and I'm planning on adding another 5oz cocoa nibs in secondary. I was also thinking of brewing this...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By fotomatt1
It's not that expensive to do. I bought a used...

It's not that expensive to do. I bought a used wine fridge on craigslist for $90 and a Johnson Controls A419 temp controller fro $79. If you're going to stay with the hobby for a while I highly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By fotomatt1
I'm actually a little concerned about it with the...

I'm actually a little concerned about it with the chocolate stout I brewed today. Airlock started bubbling like crazy 5 hours after pitching! Fastest I've ever had a vigorous fermentation start! ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By fotomatt1
In some cases you might have to worry about a...

In some cases you might have to worry about a little more than just overflow. Fermentation can be vigorous enough to build up enough CO2 to blow the lid of plastic fermentors and actually spray your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By fotomatt1
The best thing I ever did before I even brewed my...

The best thing I ever did before I even brewed my first batch was buy a used mini fridge (a wine fridge in my case) on craigslist along with a Johnson Controls A419. I can choose exactly what I want...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By fotomatt1
Carbonation for Chocolate Stout?

I just finished brewing a chocolate stout with an OG of 1.066. I was trying to determine the amount of priming sugar I'm going to need to use when I bottle. Should I just use the standard 5oz. of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By fotomatt1
Bad idea to keep kettle covered during boil?

I'm just curious if keeping your boil kettle covered during at least part of the boil is a bad idea? I get a much more vigorous boil going with the lid on the pot. I know I have to watch for a boil...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,089
Posted By fotomatt1
I think I'll probably order some PBW. I won't...

I think I'll probably order some PBW. I won't need my better bottle for a couple of weeks until I'm racking to secondary, so I have some time.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2011, 03:47 AM
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Views: 587,342
Posted By fotomatt1
Quick question. You say after 30 - 60 mins, or...

Quick question. You say after 30 - 60 mins, or once you have conversion to remove the grain. Just curious how you know when you have conversion? The last two times I've brewed I just left the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By fotomatt1
Luckily I have a wine fridge with a Johnson A419...

Luckily I have a wine fridge with a Johnson A419 temp control, so I can get the fermentation temp exactly where I want it. I also check the temp on the stick-on thermometer on the side of my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By fotomatt1
Fermentation Temp Question

Happy New Year everyone! Just a quick question. I'm brewing a chocolate stout tomorrow and I'm using Wyeast 1098 British Ale Yeast. Wyeast recommends 64 - 72 F. Am I better off keeping it at the...
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