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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-24-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By deputyandy
The starter took off better than i was expecting....

The starter took off better than i was expecting. That said, i'd probably still be underpitching if I made the whole thing today.

I may cut back on the fermentables like you suggested to make it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-24-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By deputyandy
Last Minute Brett IPA. Can it be done?

So SWMBO is going away tomorrow and i have a chance to brew. I've been eyeing up a 100% brett IPA with a cool hop bill using WLP 644. Anyway, the issue i'm coming up against is I could brew either...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-14-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By deputyandy
I'd be as stringent as you normally are. Unless...

I'd be as stringent as you normally are. Unless you are doing a true lambic that is spontaneously fermented, you want to ensure that the bugs you pitch are the bugs that do the work. Others could...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-18-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By deputyandy
Woke up to some krausen! Kind of a mix of a dusty...

Woke up to some krausen! Kind of a mix of a dusty pellicle and a regular type krausen. Goes to prove if you post a concern on the boards, it will fix itself and you will feel silly.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-18-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By deputyandy
Yeah I was torn between making a starter and...

Yeah I was torn between making a starter and possibly throwing off the ecy balance. Ive also heard Ecy likes warmer temps tonget going. If its still on Friday I guess ill add some t58
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-17-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By deputyandy
east coast yeast Flemish ale stalled

I managed to pick up some ECY02 awhile back (manufacture date late July 2012) which I pitched in to a Flanders brown this past Sunday. I was a tad concerned with the OG being high (I messed up the...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-17-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,959
Posted By deputyandy
I'm going through almost the exact same process...

I'm going through almost the exact same process right now. I have a 2L flask of wort that i've been dumping dregs from sours i enjoy in to it. I've "fed" it once and i have the beginning of a...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-11-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,001
Posted By deputyandy
I'm currently stepping up a starter made from RR...

I'm currently stepping up a starter made from RR Supplication /JP Oro De Calabaza dregs. there's quite a bit of yeast at the bottom of the flask. Definitely active, still waiting to see how much of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-27-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By deputyandy
Now that's a tour

Now that's a tour
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-23-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By deputyandy
I've only had experience imparting wine/liquor...

I've only had experience imparting wine/liquor flavors via oak, in sort of an attempt to replicate a real wine/liquor barrel. My LHBS has wine grapes at specific times of the year, but i have no...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By deputyandy
Riesling/Gerwurtztraminer oak cubes

Anyone ever try soaking oak cubes in these german wines? Probably the easiest styles for me to swipe from SWMBO in the summer months. Any thoughts?

Probably would use them for a Pale Sour/Lambic...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-22-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By deputyandy
I've used corks a few times and heard a lot of...

I've used corks a few times and heard a lot of conflicting tips. Ive only done Belgian style corking so I could be way off on regular corks. I dip them in a sanitized solution prior to putting them...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 07-20-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,547
Posted By deputyandy
I have lodge logic skillet and dutch oven....

I have lodge logic skillet and dutch oven. Sanding it down would have been a good idea but I really like using them. It's really nice not to have to out pans in the dishwasher.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-07-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By deputyandy
Thanks Apache. Do you think a prolonged starter...

Thanks Apache. Do you think a prolonged starter (3-4 weeks) would need more wort added at some point? i'm going to be adding multiple dregs over the course of the starter
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-07-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By deputyandy
managing a sour starter culture

What's the consensus on keeping a sour starter from dregs alive? I recently bought a house and am looking forward to having a place to let a sour go for a few years, but money is tight and it might...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-23-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By deputyandy
Yeah i realized moving the jugs isn't the most...

Yeah i realized moving the jugs isn't the most difficult thing in the world. I'll have to get a sample of both of the jugs to see how they are coming along (they might be just a failure after all). ...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-23-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By deputyandy
bought a house...time to bottle?

I knew it would happened once i tried my hand at a sour ale. October 4, 2011 i took 6 750 mls of a belgian dark strong that finished a little sweet and split it in to two 1 gallon growlers, split a...
Forum: General Techniques 03-18-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,607
Posted By deputyandy
I think a big consideration is control. You can...

I think a big consideration is control. You can cool the hot wort using chillers and such but once its in a carboy you are pretty much at the mercy of ambient temperature diffusion. I guess if you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By deputyandy
Blowoff hose asap!

Blowoff hose asap!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-21-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By deputyandy
always losing CO2 from canister

I've gone through 2 5lbs co2 canisters over 2 kegs of beer. My setup is really small. I have one keg and one canister. When the keg isn't in use, I leave the regulator on, close the valve, and let it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-17-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,837
Posted By deputyandy
The price of quality micros is only going to go...

The price of quality micros is only going to go up and up. There is such a focus on limited releases/barrel aging/vertical style offerings that its only natural for prices to get out of whack with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-08-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By deputyandy
I managed to some how get brownie points for the...

I managed to some how get brownie points for the gesture. salvaged that, but still stinks.

and the final injury was the slight snow storm that came afterwards. they had to spread ice on the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-08-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By deputyandy
dropped some expensive bottles

I found lost abbeys deliverance at my go to bottle shop for around half the cost I would expect it to be. I snagged two of them and picked up an expensive riesling for the SWMBO. I spent the rest of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-29-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,452
Posted By deputyandy
I'd guess that was way underpitched. I don't have...

I'd guess that was way underpitched. I don't have a stir plate but I still make starters. A stir plate is the most effective method but not crucial. Everyone on here refers to mrmalty.com for his...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-24-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 42,821
Posted By deputyandy
There's a gas supply store close to the brewers...

There's a gas supply store close to the brewers apprentice. It's on 33 regular (non business)heading east between freehold and Neptune. It's a gts-welco in farmingdale. They swapped my canister for a...
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