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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-01-2014, 05:29 AM
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Posted By Hitokiri
I started out doing a 2 step batch sparge,...

I started out doing a 2 step batch sparge, letting each step sit for 15 minutes, then stir, vorlauf, drain.

Then I got lazy and went to a single step sparge, letting it sit for 15 minutes before...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-16-2014, 01:20 AM
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Posted By Hitokiri
I'd probably try to end up in the 1.011 to 1.009...

I'd probably try to end up in the 1.011 to 1.009 range for my FG which would mean having enough grain to get you at about 1.060 OG (assuming you want 6.2% ABV). I'd mash at about 150*ish. Shoot for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-15-2014, 12:41 AM
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Posted By Hitokiri
From the Fremont Brewing site: 2-Row,...

From the Fremont Brewing site:

2-Row, Munich & Honey malts with Chinook, Centennial & Amarillo hops. 6.2% ABV

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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-20-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Hitokiri
I love my pilsner ales. I recommend trying...

I love my pilsner ales. I recommend trying WLP080.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Hitokiri
Well I take comfort in knowing I'm not the only...

Well I take comfort in knowing I'm not the only one at least. It certainly seems to be more of a crop thing than a recipe thing though. I've heard about other hops having this "bad crop" issue...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-14-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Hitokiri
What's the dill with Sorachi?

So I am the latest victim of the Sorachi Ace dill-bomb. I brewed up a Belgian pale a few weeks ago and did some late additions of Sorachi Ace looking for a bit of lemony goodness. I remember being...
Forum: General Techniques 11-19-2012, 10:51 PM
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Posted By Hitokiri
Thanks for sharing! Great info.

Thanks for sharing! Great info.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-16-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Hitokiri
I used a slurry from a previous batch for the...

I used a slurry from a previous batch for the stout I mentioned above. Turned out great. I hadn't really thought about the whole blend thing. I'll be buying some again for a few upcoming batches...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Hitokiri
I've used about 10% in a stout and it came out...

I've used about 10% in a stout and it came out quite ashy and astringent. It's gotten a lot better with time. I'm 4 months in and its starting to round out with some chocolate coffee flavors but...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-18-2012, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Hitokiri
My guess would be that you opened the TAD bottle...

My guess would be that you opened the TAD bottle while the beer was at room temp. Try sticking the bottle in the fridge for 24 hours first, and I would think that should help.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-07-2012, 03:48 AM
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Views: 748
Posted By Hitokiri
I was in the same position a few months ago and...

I was in the same position a few months ago and decided to make an all barley "weisse". I based it on Dampfbier recipes but followed the normal Hefe fermentation regiment. Came out great.
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Forum: Hops Growing 07-31-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hitokiri
So my Hallertauer hop cones will have seeds? Is...

So my Hallertauer hop cones will have seeds? Is that going to be a pain in the ass when trying to brew with them? Do the seeds affect taste or anything?

And if I did find a seedling next spring...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-30-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hitokiri
Thanks for all the help everyone. This has been...

Thanks for all the help everyone. This has been quite the learning experience.

:mug:
Forum: Hops Growing 07-30-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hitokiri
I think that's a good call, B-Hoppy. Looks like...

I think that's a good call, B-Hoppy. Looks like I got a male. You think I can return it to the nursery?

http://www.herbalmedicinefromyourgarden.com/hops-health-benefits/
Forum: Hops Growing 07-30-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hitokiri
I got this plant from a local nursery. They...

I got this plant from a local nursery. They weren't selling just rhizomes, they were selling small starter plants. I bought both my hallertaure and this Willamette at the same place. So this is a...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-30-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hitokiri
That picture looks like obviously like two...

That picture looks like obviously like two plants. Now I'm starting to get concerned. I thought this would be a straight forward "You ****ed up your hops, dude."

:(
Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hitokiri
Here is one last picture just prior to the...

Here is one last picture just prior to the massive budding. As you can see, 4 fairly hoppy-looking bines on this line.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hitokiri
haha! That is Hay-suse. My scare crow. I see...

haha! That is Hay-suse. My scare crow. I see he's done his job.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hitokiri
Please don't laugh (too much) at my ghetto setup...

Please don't laugh (too much) at my ghetto setup either. :D
Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hitokiri
No, not really. All I've been doing is putting...

No, not really. All I've been doing is putting grass clippings down each week and watering daily. I think I may have put down some composted manure down early this spring as well.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hitokiri
Hmm, I'm pretty sure I would have noticed if they...

Hmm, I'm pretty sure I would have noticed if they were separate vines of some sort. I've been meticulously pruning. You know how crazy they shoot up new bines. I've been making sure there are only...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hitokiri
Dried out buds!

Hey all,

I'm a hopefull first time grower/harvester this year. I have 2 second year plants; a Hallertauer and Willamette. So far the Hallertauer is doing really well and I have some decent cones...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-28-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,581
Posted By Hitokiri
Which yeast is that?

Which yeast is that?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-15-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,944
Posted By Hitokiri
If you are using 16 gram cartridges then...

If you are using 16 gram cartridges then something is wrong.

1. When you screw in the cart, do you hear CO2 entering into the bottle? You should. You shouldn't hear it being released from the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-08-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By Hitokiri
I and a couple others actually made an attempt at...

I and a couple others actually made an attempt at this one last year and the thread is here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f37/sharing-my-simple-summer-pale-ale-recipe-253745/index3.html

Matt...
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