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Forum: Sponsor Showcase 05-07-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,595
Posted By andymi86
Would you get two for pellet hops in a kegerator...

Would you get two for pellet hops in a kegerator or would one work?
Working on a bottom dump keggle design.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-11-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By andymi86
FWIW I work at a commercial brewery that made a...

FWIW I work at a commercial brewery that made a brett saison. We pitch a blend of about 50% 3724, 40% 3711, and 10% Brett. We normally mash in at 135 and do a quick ramp to 158 for a 20 min rest...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-14-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,750
Posted By andymi86
I was just going to post the same thing. Super...

I was just going to post the same thing. Super frustrating...I have two beers I want to enter that I only bottled in large format bottles because they are highly carbonated...ugh. Russian River as...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-06-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,675
Posted By andymi86
For now I have just grain and water together....

For now I have just grain and water together. Basically following Morkins advice from this thread:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f72/alferman-imperial-berliner-weisse-255777/

I wonder if making a...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-06-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,675
Posted By andymi86
Cool thanks! I've heard the wyeast lacto is a bit...

Cool thanks! I've heard the wyeast lacto is a bit weak so maybe that's why it never got too sour?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-06-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,675
Posted By andymi86
Im pretty set on a short boil so I at least have...

Im pretty set on a short boil so I at least have some control over which bugs get in there. I will likely mash hop for a few IBUs

passedpawn and Airbonreguy, where did you get your lacto? Also,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-06-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,675
Posted By andymi86
Berliner Weisse Methods

There seems to be a lot of different ways to make a Berliner Weisse. I have a lacto starter going (1C crushed grain and 1C 100F water) and plan on brewing next weekend if the starter comes out OK. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-25-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,543
Posted By andymi86
I've been eyeing that. Looking forward to seeing...

I've been eyeing that. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 11-23-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,136
Posted By andymi86
This is just what I needed to pull the trigger on...

This is just what I needed to pull the trigger on a false bottom. Put me down!
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-23-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By andymi86
Dreg Collection / Starter

I've been wanting to do a lambic for a while now and have been thinking about how I want to ferment it. I was thinking it would be cool to just use a bunch of bottle dregs, but Im not sure I want to...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 09-04-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,497
Posted By andymi86
I hear you on that. I lost out to two wood-aged...

I hear you on that. I lost out to two wood-aged beers in BOS. I was told by the brewery who was picking a 2012 Pro-Am (I'm friends with the guys there and they brew German styles) that it was on of...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 08-27-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,497
Posted By andymi86
Just wanted to say my beer turned out great! I...

Just wanted to say my beer turned out great! I entered into the Gnarley Barley brew festival and it took 1st for German Wheat and 3rd in Best of Show. Thanks for the recipe!
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 06-25-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,497
Posted By andymi86
Brewday went pretty well it was my first time...

Brewday went pretty well it was my first time decocting so that was a bit rough, but it worked out. My gravity was a bit lower than I expected but that's likely due to running the wheat and barley...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 06-21-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,497
Posted By andymi86
This looks great, Im going to brew it on...

This looks great, Im going to brew it on Friday...I'll let you know how it goes!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-15-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By andymi86
Interesting, I'll look into that. Thanks for the...

Interesting, I'll look into that. Thanks for the tip!

BTW (a bit off topic), I am currently fermenting a cider with saison yeast...how did yours turn out?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-15-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By andymi86
Not sure. All three noted fusels, so I dint think...

Not sure. All three noted fusels, so I dint think it's a fluke. One if the judges is the owner / brewmaster of a brewery I intern at (he knew my beer was in the mix but didn't try it before the comp)...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By andymi86
I might try the foil sometime. I want to...

I might try the foil sometime.

I want to say primary 3-4 weeks plus a week of dry-hopping. I dont think I took the best notes on the timeline for this one...need to work on that.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By andymi86
What about for a saison yeast with a recommended...

What about for a saison yeast with a recommended temp of 75-85...would you still start in the 60s and ramp it up from there?

Interesting about CO2 pressure. I ferment in better bottles with carboy...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By andymi86
I had thrown it in because I didnt really want a...

I had thrown it in because I didnt really want a Duvel clone per say. I wanted to throw my own twist in. Next time I think I will bring the sugar down to 10% and add some pale malt and carapils for...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By andymi86
Both of these were made before I had an aeration...

Both of these were made before I had an aeration system so I shook them to aerate. The strong golden finished at 1.008 and the saison finished at 1.005.

The saison has a definite strong malt...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-13-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By andymi86
Sure. Amarillo Saison Brew Type: All Grain...

Sure.

Amarillo Saison
Brew Type: All Grain Date: 3/31/2011
Style: Saison Brewer: Andrew Mitchell
Batch Size: 5.50 gal Assistant Brewer:
Boil Volume: 6.30 gal Boil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-13-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By andymi86
More Esters, Less Fusels

I just got back from a comp an after reading through my notes the most common comment for both of my beers (saison and Belgian strong golden) was lacking fruity esters and noticeable alcohol warmth....
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-07-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By andymi86
I was shooting for 1.056 OG and ended up closet...

I was shooting for 1.056 OG and ended up closet to 1.062. I was hoping for around 1.010 final gravity, but not see where it would have ended up. This is the first time brewin this beer on this...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-07-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By andymi86
Another accidental sour

So I was brewing an APA last Wed. Right when I was going start my sparge I lost power to my kettle (electric). Id been reading a lot about Berliner Weisse so I decided what the hell...I pulled a thin...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-12-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,476
Posted By andymi86
I awesome, I put my order in! :mug:

I awesome, I put my order in! :mug:
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