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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-26-2013, 07:23 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
I hope I win something

I hope I win something
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2013, 04:10 AM
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I know this is a really old post, but at an RV...

I know this is a really old post, but at an RV store you cant get an extension cord for 220V. You can get very long ones if you want.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-04-2009, 04:14 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
Water Additions

Hello All,

On Saturday I attended the AHA Big brew and brewed with another 5 guys all at the same time. I was making a simple pale ale and was adding my water adjustments when this debate came...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-03-2009, 04:12 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
I have a morebeer 1550 so I heat the mash through...

I have a morebeer 1550 so I heat the mash through a Heat exchanger so there is not much of a need to recirculate the first runnings. I try to make sure I have a little more water in the mash from...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2009, 05:51 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
I have found the biggest difference in effeciency...

I have found the biggest difference in effeciency for me is the Mash out. Getting the temp up to 168. and the crush of course. The time of the sparge is not as important as long as you dont create...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-30-2009, 07:15 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
Finally a good video on How to Make Beer

I finally found a video that resembles the process I use to make beer. You really need to see this video. It is great!!

Three Stooges Beer Barrel Polecats - Truveo Video Search...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2009, 08:43 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
Oops strike that on the recipes. I saw those on...

Oops strike that on the recipes. I saw those on Mutilated1's profile. They looked pretty tasty.

Tom
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2009, 08:12 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
Hey BigEd, Thanks for all the help. I have...

Hey BigEd,

Thanks for all the help. I have a pound of Mt Hood in my freezer, do you know anything about these. Isn't Northern Brewer mostly used for CA common. It has a woody taste. I am not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 11:26 PM
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Views: 3,283
Posted By thdewitt
Thanks, this has been a big help. I am not sure...

Thanks, this has been a big help. I am not sure why my last few tasted like bud. I used 100% weyerman Pisner malt, a small amount of carapils. I think it was the water. I used a large portion of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 10:12 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
Big Ed, Maybe this is where I am screwing it...

Big Ed,

Maybe this is where I am screwing it up. When I put Pilsen water in Palmers spreadsheet it comes out as having a balanced Chloride/Sulfate ratio. When I read about Palmers spreadsheet it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 06:06 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
No, thanks for the advice, last month I was only...

No, thanks for the advice, last month I was only doing a 60 minute boil. Now I am doing 90 on my Pilsner.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 03:35 PM
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Posted By thdewitt
Yes, I plan on a 90 minute boil for sure!!!!

Yes, I plan on a 90 minute boil for sure!!!!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 04:50 AM
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Posted By thdewitt
So are you saying to only do two hop additions. ...

So are you saying to only do two hop additions.

2 oz at 60
1 oz at 20

and that's it. Im not real good with hop additions and how they change the beer. I think I need to use SAAZ for this...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 04:02 AM
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Posted By thdewitt
I knew I forgot something, yes I am using SAAZ...

I knew I forgot something, yes I am using SAAZ hops
1.75 oz 4% at 60
.75 oz 4% at 30
.50 oz 4% at 10
.75 oz 4% at 0

This is only 25 IBU. This is lower than my last batch. It had way too much...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 03:47 AM
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Posted By thdewitt
Ok, I actually changed my profile after reading a...

Ok, I actually changed my profile after reading a post from Kaiser. What do you think about this modification from Distilled for my pilsner.
.8 g Calcium Chloride .8 Epson Salt

This ends up like...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 02:28 AM
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Posted By thdewitt
Pilsner Recipe Advice

Hello,

I am trying to make a good Czechvar clone. Please give me some feedback on this recipe for 7.5 gallon AG Recipe.

Water is number one. I am going to use Distilled water and add
2.6 g...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-17-2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,803
Posted By thdewitt
Pilsner water from Distilled

So, I followed Kaisers directions and I am building Pilsner water from Palmers spreadsheets and I came up with the following for 6 gallons of distilled water. Does this look good to you?
CA 62, mg...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-10-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By thdewitt
I really love Budvar/Checkvar and warsteiner. My...

I really love Budvar/Checkvar and warsteiner. My beers seem to be a little thinner and just not as flavorful. They are bitter enough, I think it is the interaction of the malts that I cant get...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-10-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By thdewitt
Pilsner Step or Decotion

Hello All,

I have brewed a couple pilsners with infusion mashes, but I was hoping for something a little better.

Recipe for 7.5 Gallons:
16 pounds Weyerman Pilsner
1 pound of Carapils
Saaz...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-09-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,392
Posted By thdewitt
This thread interested me so I looked around to...

This thread interested me so I looked around to buy some PET bottles. With a simple search I noticed that the big breweries are starting to use PET bottles, but they are a very specific bottle with...
Forum: Brewing Software 03-03-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,693
Posted By thdewitt
that is exactly what I was getting at. We should...

that is exactly what I was getting at. We should be able to set a gallons per hour setting instead of a percentage. It just makes more sense that if all other factors are equal the amount of water...
Forum: Brewing Software 03-02-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By thdewitt
another Beersmith Question

OK, I have one other question.

When calcualting the Water Needed I seem to loose a lot of beer to Hot break in my Kettle, so i was running some calcualtions. Here is my question. When you...
Forum: Brewing Software 03-02-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,693
Posted By thdewitt
Beersmith Boil Off

I have a question regarding boil off. Does anyone know if the size your are boiling affects the amount per hour than boils off? In Beersmith you put in a percentage like 15% for the boiloff. But...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-02-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By thdewitt
Wow, that looks awful.

Wow, that looks awful.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-01-2009, 07:33 PM
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Views: 1,312
Posted By thdewitt
Lagering??

I just brewed a Pilsner and I have a question. I was planning to ferment it at 50 degrees for about 10 days. Then I was going to bring it to 55 for 2 days for a diacytal rest. Here is the...
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