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Forum: Cider Forum 12-05-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,437
Posted By meyers.markg
I stumbled across this post in my quest to see if...

I stumbled across this post in my quest to see if I can my make my own liqueur via fermentation. What about using WLP 099 high gravity yeast? I've read that it creates a fairly decent/ smooth beer at...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-05-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By meyers.markg
When you guys talk about making your own liqueur...

When you guys talk about making your own liqueur are you talking about fermenting cane sugar w/ distiller's yeast and adding flavoring? Or are you talking about mix high proof liquor w/ other...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-13-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By meyers.markg
From my experience

I was pressed for extra bottles so I sanitized a 2 liter bottle and bottled some cider and put it right in the refrigerator. A few weeks later the bottle was nice and tight and the cider was nice and...
Forum: Sour Ale 11-04-2008, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,058
Posted By meyers.markg
Brett B

How would this compare to a Jolly Pumpkin beer or Orval? I think Brett B is the strain that is used in secondary fermentation, and I want to know how it presents itself when used in primary...
Forum: General Techniques 08-28-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,260
Posted By meyers.markg
go here

go to www.tastybrew.com

I guess if you are using all grain and want to stick with it, then you have to stash wort away. But essentially what you are wanting to do can be done by using DME/ LME....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-13-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,277
Posted By meyers.markg
Wheatgerm?

Can/Has anyone experimented, theorize or speculate what would be the results of using wheatgerm in their brew? Would it be like using raw wheat? Would you cereal mash it, protein rest and then up to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-07-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,955
Posted By meyers.markg
to prevent areration I attached a vinyl tube to a...

to prevent areration I attached a vinyl tube to a male thread. I screw in the male thread to the ball valve and let tube down to the bottom of the kettle, then I open the valve. also check out...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-07-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By meyers.markg
Don't forget the mash out! I've found that's...

Don't forget the mash out! I've found that's helped w/ my first sparge (I batch sparge).
Forum: General Techniques 05-07-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By meyers.markg
I posted a very similar post a few days ago...

I posted a very similar post a few days ago ('yeast starter in primary?'). I want to hear why we are always told to make our starters in a flask/ growler instead of just making our 2-4 liter/quart...
Forum: General Techniques 05-05-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By meyers.markg
Jamil's advice

I recently listened to Jamil's podcast where he outlined how to brew a chocolate cherry stout. He suggests adding the cocoa during the last 5 minutes of the boil. He also mentioned then, that you...
Forum: General Techniques 05-05-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By meyers.markg
this might be elementary

What size of a starter should one start decanting the young beer off the yeast? Or is the effect on the taste minimal?
Forum: General Techniques 05-05-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By meyers.markg
Interesting...

I've always heard that there should be a 2 week max for being in a plastic fermenting bucket. But hey, if you were able to a side-by-side comparison w/ no difference, then I should stop my worrying....
Forum: General Techniques 05-05-2008, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By meyers.markg
Plastic Primary Bucket Hybrid

This might be a slightly off-the wall idea/ lame and I would like some feed back. So I have heard that plastic/seran wrap is 100% impermiable to air, while the plastic fermenting buckets are pourus...
Forum: General Techniques 05-05-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By meyers.markg
Yeast Starter in primary?

Ok so I have been slightly annoyed by the ways I have to create yeast starters. I started by aiming my innculated wort into the tiny hole of a 22oz bottle (annoying as hell). Then I purchased a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,308
Posted By meyers.markg
Review?

Has anyone tried Jamil's recipe? I'm about to brew it tomorrow and I want make sure it'll be as good as I'm hoping. What spurred my paranoia was that I drank a 10.5% Piraat (which is a dry strong...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,353
Posted By meyers.markg
Beer Captured

I am at work, so I am unable to provide you the recipe, but I can tell you this recipe is in Beer Captured. Beer Captured is the sequel (and IMO improved) to clone brews. My guess is that you may...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By meyers.markg
A little more help

I don't have anything in detail to offer. But I just listened to an awesome podcast on iTunes. Just search "basic brewing radio". There are plenty of resourceful episodes. One is about water Ph and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-10-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By meyers.markg
I guess I have another question. Do rice hulls...

I guess I have another question. Do rice hulls have the same/ similar tannins as barley hulls? My friend kept poking the grains while we were doing the lauter (I was not present). And when I started...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-09-2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By meyers.markg
I'm cheap

I' m cheap, I've been using tastybrew.com calculators. According to them I am looking at 1.53 qt:lbs ratio.

I have to admit that I'm quite the novice AG brewer. I was nervous that perhaps with...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-09-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By meyers.markg
Batch Sparging with Protein Rest

I am wanting to brew some high adjunct/ protein grains. I am currently using a 10 gal igloo mash tun system. I grabbed an article from NorthenBrewer.com...
Forum: Stout 03-21-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 24,339
Posted By meyers.markg
Stone RIS virgin... no more

I moved out of Chicago (where they don't sell Stone, how incredibly stupid are those distributors?!?!) and into Colorado, where I was introduced to Stone. I had their RIS last night for the first...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-03-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By meyers.markg
Batch Sparging & Grain Adjustment

I have a quick question. I was on www.tastybrew.com and they have multiple calculators. One of them is a sparge calculator. The "problem" is that it tells me to adjust my grain bill by around 1-2...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-05-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By meyers.markg
That's what I'm doing. I just picked up a sanke...

That's what I'm doing. I just picked up a sanke on Craigslist today. I found an excellent website here on how to dissassemble: http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~workman/homebrew/Sanke.html
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