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Forum: Extract Brewing 12-24-2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Brett0424
I definitely recommend Old Rasputin as well. ...

I definitely recommend Old Rasputin as well. There is a good clone recipe for it in the BYO 150 recipe special issue and I'm sure you can find it online somewhere. This beer style, however, may be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-24-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By Brett0424
Just soak them and use a spatula to scrape them...

Just soak them and use a spatula to scrape them off. If you are really so desperate then buy the "Straight A" cleanser which is made to help labels come off, and works.
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-30-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,930
Posted By Brett0424
What's the problem with a fridge in the living...

What's the problem with a fridge in the living room? Nothing. The problem lies elsewhere...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2008, 04:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By Brett0424
As you can see, the wort is all separated up and...

As you can see, the wort is all separated up and not uniform. Most likely you simply got a bad hydrometer reading if you think your gravity is too high. It is a very common beginner mistake. Make...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-28-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Brett0424
I've used them in beer and think they're great. ...

I've used them in beer and think they're great. Being "sweet" cherries won't change the amount of sweetness you get from them, they're going to ferment if you let them. But they will have a...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-25-2008, 04:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,235
Posted By Brett0424
Whoever started this whole "sweaty horse...

Whoever started this whole "sweaty horse blanket", leather, gamey stuff anyways? How does anyone know what horse sweat tastes like? Isn't stuff like that illegal?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2008, 03:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,434
Posted By Brett0424
The answer is: get a 10 gallon!

The answer is: get a 10 gallon!
Forum: General Techniques 07-25-2008, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Brett0424
Yes it refers to the yeast fallout in the...

Yes it refers to the yeast fallout in the fermenter. Yes it can be reused. Yes it does include other stuff/gunk, especially if it's from a primary fermenter. It's easier to use the yeast cake for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-24-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,943
Posted By Brett0424
I've used them for flavor and aroma additions in...

I've used them for flavor and aroma additions in a rye pale ale. Came out great, really went well with the rye, and I definitely agree they have a peppery/herbal taste.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-23-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,758
Posted By Brett0424
I agree. Also, there are calculations to correct...

I agree. Also, there are calculations to correct refractometer readings during fermentation (ie-alcohol has been made) but nobody seems to agree on their accuracy.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By Brett0424
Just as you found out, it's possible but harder...

Just as you found out, it's possible but harder to get it on right. I agree they are more likely to break as well.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By Brett0424
If you expect not to lose co2 while bottling...

If you expect not to lose co2 while bottling you'll need to be as cold as possible, and preferably fill under pressure (ie-counter pressure bottle filler). Just bottle it if you don't have these...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,720
Posted By Brett0424
They are the same...

They are the same thing...http://www.homebrewers.com/product/GH180B/UK_Brown_Amber_Malt_20L.html
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By Brett0424
Many people use bottling buckets and this was...

Many people use bottling buckets and this was just a response to the original post, addressing what he said. Yes, if you wanted to completely limit the amount of 02 your beer is exposed to you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2008, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By Brett0424
Use 1.25 lb LME for every 1 lb of DME you would...

Use 1.25 lb LME for every 1 lb of DME you would have used. Basically, see how much DME the recipe calls for and DIVIDE that number by 0.8.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By Brett0424
Yeah if you're siphoning into a bottling bucket...

Yeah if you're siphoning into a bottling bucket anyways, then putting sugar on the bottom won't change the amount of oxidation. And in my experience, siphoning onto sugar stirs it up just fine.
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-15-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Brett0424
Think about becoming a novelist maybe? If...

Think about becoming a novelist maybe?

If your fermentation temp kicked up to 79 the yeast is more likely to speed up fermentation rather than get stuck. Keep in mind, however, that airlock...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-14-2008, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By Brett0424
I highly doubt you are getting those numbers with...

I highly doubt you are getting those numbers with a 30 min sparge. If you are, you are almost certainly, at the least, stripping a crap load of tannins during your sparge as well. You say you threw...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-14-2008, 05:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By Brett0424
Also, are you judging the color in a glass or in...

Also, are you judging the color in a glass or in the fermenter? Your beer will look much darker in the fermenter than it will in the glass. Even a straw clear beer will look orange in the fermenter...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-14-2008, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,336
Posted By Brett0424
Yeah, there are an number of ways to run the...

Yeah, there are an number of ways to run the lines in and that's up to you how much you want to spend and drill. Do you have multiple lines running from the co2 tank?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-14-2008, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By Brett0424
Yes if you have a line with a lot of pressure...

Yes if you have a line with a lot of pressure drop go onto a beer with a low psi you will have a slow pour. Most people I would assume do not change the line every time. You can either carb the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Brett0424
Well, you did the right thing by making a...

Well, you did the right thing by making a starter. Saison and hefe yeasts are both known for quick starts (although saisons sometimes crap out early). If it was pressurized it means that at some...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-13-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,255
Posted By Brett0424
Yeah the problem is that they for some reason, on...

Yeah the problem is that they for some reason, on some of those recipes, calculated OG's as if you were mashing and sparging the specialty grains to get a 60-70% efficiency. Well, if you just steep...
Forum: General Techniques 07-13-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Brett0424
Well you'd be aerating to give the yeast a way to...

Well you'd be aerating to give the yeast a way to multiply significantly to start a healthy fermentation. If you feel you already accomplished this through a big enough starter than it theoretically...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-13-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Brett0424
Using one cooler for a mash tun and one for a...

Using one cooler for a mash tun and one for a lauter tun is no problem. People have been brewing with separate mash and lauter tuns for a loong time.

Your sparge rate wasn't too fast, heck you...
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