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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-01-2011, 07:27 PM
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Posted By vast_reaction
Because you see it bubbling again, does not mean...

Because you see it bubbling again, does not mean it is resuming an active fermentation. It is releasing gasses, nothing more. Check your gravity with a hydrometer or refractometer for 3 days...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-26-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By vast_reaction
I had a few minutes, so I threw your recipe into...

I had a few minutes, so I threw your recipe into BeerSmith. I set the style as a Scottish Light 60 Schilling, and it's pretty much in style.

If you add another 2lbs of Amber DME, making it 3...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-26-2010, 09:19 PM
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Posted By vast_reaction
I don't know how to phrase this, so I'll just...

I don't know how to phrase this, so I'll just take a stab at organizing my thoughts. Boiling hops for longer than 20 or 30 minutes destroys the more fragile elements that provide aroma/flavor,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-23-2010, 04:20 AM
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Views: 517
Posted By vast_reaction
Go for it!

Go for it!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-21-2010, 08:28 PM
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Views: 6,129
Posted By vast_reaction
I also played the sax (tenor) through middle...

I also played the sax (tenor) through middle school into high school, dabbled in the guitar, and now after 2 or 20 beers, I'll mix loops into Adobe Audition and do really ridiculous improvised rap or...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-21-2010, 08:07 PM
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username: vast_reaction

username: vast_reaction
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-20-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By vast_reaction
Thank you for all the input and recipe...

Thank you for all the input and recipe suggestions!

Calder, you're totally right. I was using a copy of BeerSmith from a different computer, and some values were obviously not input correctly. I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-19-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By vast_reaction
The OG estimate is per BeerSmith's calculations. ...

The OG estimate is per BeerSmith's calculations. Apple Juice has a SG of roughly 1.042. I used that number for a 4 gallon batch of Edwort's Apfelwein, and I nailed the OG. But that's interesting...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-19-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By vast_reaction
Mash grains in Apple Juice?

Hi there. I'm making a 1 gallon test batch of brew, and it uses apple juice as an adjunct. However, I want to mash 1.5# of 2-row in it, but I don't want to use 2qt of water in 1 gallon batch, so...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-19-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By vast_reaction
Nightmare Cider - impending disaster

Hi. My friend's 24th birthday is coming up in a few months, and he asked me to brew him something as a gift. Sounds easy enough. I asked what he might like, style-wise. This is verbatim: "Oh, I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-18-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By vast_reaction
If you are vigilant in following your Extract...

If you are vigilant in following your Extract kit's instructions, it's difficult to miss the manufacturer's estimated Starting Gravity. You should assume that you nailed the estimated SG for your...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-18-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,189
Posted By vast_reaction
Yeah, I just watched the most recent episode of...

Yeah, I just watched the most recent episode of Brew Masters where Sam is tasting the spice tea insfusions in a base beer. I'm going to try it with some mustard seed in the next week, and try some...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-17-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,189
Posted By vast_reaction
Anyone ever brewed with Mustard Seed?

I know it sounds nuts, but I was just eating a sandwich with some stone-ground pub mustard in it, and I crunched a few of the seeds and they have a really good flavor to them. Kinda spicy, really...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-15-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By vast_reaction
You have created a real abomination of science...

You have created a real abomination of science here. I don't think you can really follow a standard rule set when bottling this beer anymore. You just said that it's a Stout that is bitter enough...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By vast_reaction
Not only is 16 days in the Primary "not too...

Not only is 16 days in the Primary "not too long", I think you'll find a lot of brewers opt to skip a secondary vessel altogether, leaving the beer in Primary for several weeks, even months. As long...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-10-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By vast_reaction
:off: I read that as "growling in the...

:off:


I read that as "growling in the bottles question." I got really interested, and now I'm sort of disappointed. Good luck with your stuff though.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-10-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,179
Posted By vast_reaction
Nobody seems to have really addressed this. ...

Nobody seems to have really addressed this. Yeah, you could totally use a 1 Gallon starter for a 5 Gallon batch of beer. You don't need to pour the entire thing in there, however. Once your...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-09-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By vast_reaction
I'm actually in the process of patenting the...

I'm actually in the process of patenting the phrase "Jerk My Wort" for use in the domain name, some T-Shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc. We should crunch some numbers, toss some ideas off each other. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By vast_reaction
One thing that helped me a ton with BeerSmith: ...

One thing that helped me a ton with BeerSmith: When you're making a new recipe, look near the top where you can fill in values for your Style, Brewer, Assistant, Equipment, etc. Uncheck the little...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By vast_reaction
Hi there. I might be able to help a little. I...

Hi there. I might be able to help a little. I threw your recipe into BeerSmith. 9.9lbs of LME in a 5 gallon batch (I'm assuming) gives you an OG of 1.071. This is high for the
style, but...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-01-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By vast_reaction
Sorry, work got out of hand, and I never got back...

Sorry, work got out of hand, and I never got back to check my own post. Awesome info! I pulled in the reins on my specialty grains (poetry in action here) and I think I'll taste a few homebrews at...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-30-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By vast_reaction
First AG brew! Recipe Feedback?

Helllllooooo there. I'm planning my first AG batch, just a wee 3 gallon one to get my feet wet. But to make up for the batch size, I'm leaping into a
full-blown, big-@ss barleywine. In fact, I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-24-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By vast_reaction
I lurk a lot and have asked a few questions...

I lurk a lot and have asked a few questions myself, so I'm going to guess at the impending responses of some more seasoned veterans:

What was your recipe? What was your mash temp? Was this...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,214
Posted By vast_reaction
Yeah, I just talked to my dad on the phone also. ...

Yeah, I just talked to my dad on the phone also. He explained it as:

6.5% Alcohol in 20oz of Beer = 1.3oz alcohol.
40% Alcohol in 1oz of Whiskey = .4oz alcohol.

1.7oz total Alcohol divided by...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,214
Posted By vast_reaction
Calculating ABV after adding Liquor (MATH question)

Hi there. I am bottling a 5 gallon batch of Milk Chocolate Stout tomorrow, and I'm adding some Jameson Irish Whiskey to it. I am trying to determine what the ABV will be after adding the Whiskey,...
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