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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-20-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By kbuzz
I've collected all my runnings and ended up dead...

I've collected all my runnings and ended up dead on with my pre-boil gravity. Thanks for the responses everyone - I say it all the time, but one more won't hurt...

I love this site!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-20-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By kbuzz
Is that just a semantic difference or should I do...

Is that just a semantic difference or should I do something differently than I typically would with a batch sparge?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-20-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By kbuzz
can't get the software to cooperate for some...

can't get the software to cooperate for some reason...

2 sparges of 4.2 gallons heated to 184 sound right??
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-20-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By kbuzz
giving this a whirl here in a few hours...any...

giving this a whirl here in a few hours...any input?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-19-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By kbuzz
Doubling a recipe?

I recenty acquired a keggle that I plan on using for a double batch this weekend. I took one of my regular 5 gallon recipes and used my brewing software to double/tweak the grain bill, readjusted the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-19-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By kbuzz
Just do an all Nugget continually hopped DIPA!

Just do an all Nugget continually hopped DIPA!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-22-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By kbuzz
Well, Matt - you'll be happy to hear that I...

Well, Matt - you'll be happy to hear that I rebrewed this batch earlier today and it was a much better experience...had an additional thermometer on hand for calibration, etc...all went perfectly...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-21-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By kbuzz
I guess I could probably be labeled as wasteful,...

I guess I could probably be labeled as wasteful, but I just wouldn't keep this around...it didn't taste "BAD" per se, but definitely a touch too sweet and not what I was after...every bottle I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-19-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By kbuzz
yep - was a cheap batch anyway...just gonna try...

yep - was a cheap batch anyway...just gonna try again this weekend.

I ferment at about 65 ambient all year...been at 1030 for 3 days now...it's not moving. Of all the issues I've had brewing, they...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-19-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By kbuzz
Giant massive fail!

Brewed a Nut Brown a couple weekends ago. Was intended to be a sessionable beer with an OG of 1.049. My thermometer was somehow WAY off during the mash...LIKE 20 DEGREES OFF!!... so instead of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-04-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,759
Posted By kbuzz
Celebrating a successful brew day by sipping on...

Celebrating a successful brew day by sipping on my homebrewed Sour Blonde/Berliner Weisse that I aged on Pinot Noir soaked oak chips.

Just wrapped up brewing my "Three Nut Brown" - brewed with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-04-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By kbuzz
There are some yeast strains designed to sit in...

There are some yeast strains designed to sit in that temp range and can be used for these sorts of hybrid beer styles - I wouldn't think that WLP001 is one of them though...but also can't speak to...
Forum: General Techniques 07-04-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By kbuzz
eff all that...just brew a batch, cool to about...

eff all that...just brew a batch, cool to about 100 or so and pitch a built up starter of dregs from one of your favorite commerical sours...way less complicated.

Of course, I've also used the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-04-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By kbuzz
Cheers to all three...life is good!

Cheers to all three...life is good!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-04-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 966
Posted By kbuzz
definitely use other recipes to start until you...

definitely use other recipes to start until you get the knack for which ingredients do what and which grain/hop combos go well together...bitterness levels, flavor profiles, head retention,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-04-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By kbuzz
I would tend to agree with Yooper. I've never...

I would tend to agree with Yooper. I've never fermented w/ WLP001 at that temp so can't speak to the result of it, but my first instinct when reading this was WHOA - temp way too low for that...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-04-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By kbuzz
Congrats my fellow Zymurgist...don't rest on your...

Congrats my fellow Zymurgist...don't rest on your laurels! Keep it flowing...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-30-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By kbuzz
But I'll also offer this alternate advice - I use...

But I'll also offer this alternate advice - I use a CPVC manifold and have never had a stuck mash related to lautering method...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-09-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By kbuzz
Sounds completely normal - but to be sure...got...

Sounds completely normal - but to be sure...got pics?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-09-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By kbuzz
I would put all my money on unevenly distributed...

I would put all my money on unevenly distributed priming sugar
Forum: Introductions 06-09-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 107
Posted By kbuzz
what temp is your fridge set to?

what temp is your fridge set to?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-02-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By kbuzz
do you have a local shop?

do you have a local shop?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-02-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By kbuzz
It's impossible to prevent sugars from being...

It's impossible to prevent sugars from being fermented out...that's what yeast does...same challenges folks face with adding maple syrup, honey, etc...all those "sweet" things have sugars which...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-02-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By kbuzz
Nice set up!! How much do you collect for...

Nice set up!!

How much do you collect for your boil? How long of a boil? You looking for a hoppier beer? My instincts say:

1.5 oz Centennial 60 mins
1 oz Cascade 15 mins
1 oz Cascade 5 mins
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,081
Posted By kbuzz
Maybe you mean steeping bag? I used to steep a...

Maybe you mean steeping bag? I used to steep a bit of grain when I brewed with extracts...but definitely no "sparging" bag needed.

Are you brewing with a kit? Did it include a small amount of...
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