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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-21-2012, 11:12 AM
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Forum: Wine 10-03-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 87
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Posted By Powers
You'll want to use potassium sorbate to...

You'll want to use potassium sorbate to stabilize. You can pick it up at your local wine or brew shop. Follow the amount-per-gallon instructions for the addition.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 09-15-2011, 02:56 PM
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i'd push it another week or two. as hard as it...

i'd push it another week or two. as hard as it is to wait, i always find bottled belgian beer comes around best after 5 weeks sitting at 70-74 degrees.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 09-15-2011, 02:50 PM
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this beer can definitely benefit from a good...

this beer can definitely benefit from a good secondary time. i was focusing on your "watered down" description, which isn't usually what i sense from "green" beers. but, certainly could use some...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 09-15-2011, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Powers
definitely shouldn't taste watered down. if it...

definitely shouldn't taste watered down. if it was your first all grain batch, you may have had a number of issues. but if you're og/fg was close, you can rule out a bad grain crush (or no crush)...
Forum: Wine 08-18-2011, 02:38 AM
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Posted By Powers
just to supplement my post above, i added...

just to supplement my post above, i added elderberries which carry more tannins and are contributing to the slow maturation of my wine. i don't think it would take as long for a pure chokecherry...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 08-10-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 109,422
Posted By Powers
i agree, it shouldn't change if that's what's...

i agree, it shouldn't change if that's what's happening with that particular yeast for you in other brews. personally, i would venture to guess you'll get some sulfur, but it will probably fade...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2011, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Powers
i've cultured the yeast from the bottom of the...

i've cultured the yeast from the bottom of the halcyon wheat cans for a wheat beer. i just bought a sixer and poured them into glasses one evening, putting them bottom 1/2" of the can with the yeast...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-16-2011, 03:19 AM
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Posted By Powers
I've found brewing with my tap water produces a...

I've found brewing with my tap water produces a second rate brew. This largely stems from municipal additives (chloride, etc). I quit with the tap water altogether and movd to spring water from a...
Forum: Fruit Beer 07-10-2011, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Powers
what temp are you mashing at? i didn't see it in...

what temp are you mashing at? i didn't see it in the recipe up front. thanks! that might solve some body issues as well.
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 07-09-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Powers
exactly my thinking, and the Perles are borne out...

exactly my thinking, and the Perles are borne out of a Northern Brewer strain :D
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 07-09-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,486
Posted By Powers
Tiber, I had to check back in and give you a...

Tiber, I had to check back in and give you a kudos on this excellent brew! I brewed the first batch for the Kegs for the Cure cancer benefit, and it was a hit. There were six other home brewers at...
Forum: Wine 07-08-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 37,524
Posted By Powers
ahhh, the wine hobby tests my patience. in...

ahhh, the wine hobby tests my patience. in february, i tasted this and it was almost undrinkable with a robitusin-like bitterness. that's really slipped away and the fruit is coming back, but it's...
Forum: Wine 07-07-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 37,524
Posted By Powers
hey yooper, how long do you recommend for bulk...

hey yooper, how long do you recommend for bulk aging? i made a blend late last summer with some elderberries and wild grapes added to the chokecherries. since the elders and grapes are more tannic,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-30-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By Powers
i'm stumped. the rigid tube could improve the...

i'm stumped. the rigid tube could improve the situation, but still not completely fix it.

i did a quick search for the steel cotters and pins, but didn't see anything that could be secured very...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-30-2011, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Powers
Good point, hadn't thought of that. I have a 14"...

Good point, hadn't thought of that. I have a 14" flat false bottom for my boil kettle that I never use, and it came with tubing to put around the edges. Perhaps I could slide that tubing on to help...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-30-2011, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Powers
Domed False Botton in a Square Mash Tun

I built a mash tun a few years back and used a 10 gallon Coleman drink cooler (shown below) that I picked up super cheap. Because the cooler was not round, I just used a stainless steel braided coil...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-23-2011, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Powers
i'm feeling lucky.... :mug:

i'm feeling lucky.... :mug:
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-10-2011, 05:58 PM
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Views: 168,706
Posted By Powers
my thought would be to make sure the sugar...

my thought would be to make sure the sugar doesn't destroy the body of the beer, rendering it thin and cidery. if i were going to make an 8 oz sugar addition, i would mash it at the higher end of...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-04-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 109,422
Posted By Powers
CAVEAT: I can also say that, having made this...

CAVEAT: I can also say that, having made this beer in its original form and also a raspberry batch, the fruit completely changes the beer. the raspberries are nice, but i prefer the beer in its...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-04-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 109,422
Posted By Powers
Ahh, the red raspberry report. So, the red...

Ahh, the red raspberry report. So, the red raspberries added a good degree of sourness which complements this sweeter beer very well. My wife and I discussed the quantity last night as we drank of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-03-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Powers
i suppose if i try to concatenate all the...

i suppose if i try to concatenate all the comments in reflection, you are right that many posters just didn't like the hops at all. i was really trying to maximize the tangerine flavor/smell with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-03-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Powers
Need help timing Summit hops in an IPA

I'm brewing up an IPA in the next few weeks. I'm a big fan of the tangerine flavor in Widmer's Drifter IPA, so I'd like to play with the summit hops. I'm also aware of the onion/garlic phenomena...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 06-02-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,486
Posted By Powers
I'm patting myself on the back for buying double...

I'm patting myself on the back for buying double ingredients. Couldn't handle letting it all go to charity and not getting any for myself. I'm going make another batch this Saturday!
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 06-02-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,486
Posted By Powers
i racked this to a secondary two days ago for...

i racked this to a secondary two days ago for lagering. it finished at 1.010, right in line with the specs. when i checked the gravity, i got a mouthful to taste and IT WAS INCREDIBLE! i could...
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