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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-23-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By joshpooh
Fridge works great, but you still need the...

Fridge works great, but you still need the external thermostat (Johnson Controls is the best/most common). You may need to talk shelves out or make a modified shelf to fit your fermentors in there. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-12-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By joshpooh
I don't have experience with the plastic carboys,...

I don't have experience with the plastic carboys, but I would think if it still holds water and you wash it out good it should be fine.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-11-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By joshpooh
Fifteen minutes isn't really long enough to boil...

Fifteen minutes isn't really long enough to boil hops for bittering. In some recipes you want to make additional hop additions inside of 15 minutes remaining in the boil for flavor, but you almost...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-11-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By joshpooh
I'm surprised you got any fermentation at all...

I'm surprised you got any fermentation at all pitching the yeast while the beer was hot. Seeing as how you know most of what you did wrong I'm sure the next batch will be much better.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-03-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By joshpooh
I would add Great Lakes and Victory Brewing to...

I would add Great Lakes and Victory Brewing to that list. Maybe Southern Tier, but those are just ones I can think of. I'm sure There are smaller breweries all over the place brewing unique beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-05-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,358
Posted By joshpooh
I ride and brew also. I don't hit the rally...

I ride and brew also. I don't hit the rally scene much, but if there were other brewers there that liked to ride things would change. This thread was cool. I didn't realize so many homebrewers had...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-30-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,104
Posted By joshpooh
I know the issue has been resolved, but I still...

I know the issue has been resolved, but I still have to chime in. You said you saw Krausen and you were still worried. That is as sure of a sign the fermentation is occuring as a hydrometer...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 06-27-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By joshpooh
I picked one up a few months ago, and I thought...

I picked one up a few months ago, and I thought for the price you can't beat it. Nothing in there is the best example of that particular style, but they all are great beers and good examples of the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,941
Posted By joshpooh
Couldn't one say this about brewing in general? ...

Couldn't one say this about brewing in general? I mean its a hell of alot easier to just buy the beer. Right? Seriously though, we should all brew the way we want to and feel comfortable. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-21-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,897
Posted By joshpooh
Does anyone know how many barrels are in that...

Does anyone know how many barrels are in that "batch" with the 28 lbs of hops at the beginning?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-17-2008, 03:48 AM
Replies: 22
Poll: Crystal Malt
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Posted By joshpooh
I use crystal 40 in about 2/3 of my recipes. It...

I use crystal 40 in about 2/3 of my recipes. It is undoubtedly my most used specialty malt.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By joshpooh
That is similar to my idea for my next brew. I'm...

That is similar to my idea for my next brew. I'm going to call it the 333 special because it will be 1/3 barley 1/3 wheat and 1/3 rye. I haven't formulated the exact recipe yet, but I'm thinking of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By joshpooh
I'd say 10 lb 2 row to replace the extract sounds...

I'd say 10 lb 2 row to replace the extract sounds good. Then everything you steep just mash with the 2 row. I'd mash somewhere in the 150f range for 60 min. Good luck with the brew.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-25-2008, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By joshpooh
I wish some others would chime in. I'm a glass...

I wish some others would chime in. I'm a glass carboy secondary guy myself, but I guess others have had luck with the better bottles which look like the bottles on water coolers but are made of a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-25-2008, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By joshpooh
everything sounds perfect to me.

everything sounds perfect to me.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-25-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By joshpooh
First off, you really need to get it off of the...

First off, you really need to get it off of the yeast and second you secondary should be glass and not plasic especially for long term lagering. As I see it you have 2 viable options. You could...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-24-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,853
Posted By joshpooh
I would not normally endorse the use of baker's...

I would not normally endorse the use of baker's yeast, but I have to say if you liked the end result why not. though I think I would try the same recipe with the proper yeast just to compare.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-16-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By joshpooh
I think your plan is the right plan. I'd probaly...

I think your plan is the right plan. I'd probaly let it sit a couple off weeks because that should be long enough for the yeast to take care of most of the priming sugar. This way you won't have...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-15-2008, 04:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,373
Posted By joshpooh
I think Sam's Honey Porter is absolutely...

I think Sam's Honey Porter is absolutely delicious. I usually run from the sweeter tasting beers, but for some reason this one tastes good. The one Sam Adams beer that I consider to be almost...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-14-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By joshpooh
I use the method of bottles with frozen water to...

I use the method of bottles with frozen water to chill wort along with an ice bath. Is it more sanitary? Absoultely not. Wort chiller is actually next on my purchase list, but I have never had a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-12-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By joshpooh
Check the calibration on the thermometor that you...

Check the calibration on the thermometor that you use to measure mash temperature. You may be mashing high and not know it. Another thing to consider is the yeast strain you are using. The...
Forum: General Techniques 03-07-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,194
Posted By joshpooh
sounds like a solid lager making plan to me.

sounds like a solid lager making plan to me.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-04-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,547
Posted By joshpooh
I had bought a pound of I think 3 varieties b4 I...

I had bought a pound of I think 3 varieties b4 I even knew about the shortage and way b4 hops skyrocketed. They were Hallertau, Northern Brewer, Goldings. When I heard of the hop situation I said...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-04-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By joshpooh
Many on the forum will disagree, but if you're...

Many on the forum will disagree, but if you're bottling and naturally carbonating I'm not an advocate of extremely long secondaries.

If you're kegging and force carbonating I think the long...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-27-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 29,353
Posted By joshpooh
If I had the land to grow barley, I would...

If I had the land to grow barley, I would consider just learning to make a base malt and still buy specialty malts. this way you can just malt everything the same way and it will still spend way...
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