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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-17-2014, 04:16 PM
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Posted By brewinginCO
I've checked it at 5min and 15min, and there has...

I've checked it at 5min and 15min, and there has been a change in that time.

I always either do an acid rest or a protein rest so I can make sure the pH is correct before I raise to the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-16-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By brewinginCO
I check the mash 15 min and when I start the...

I check the mash 15 min and when I start the lauder. I also measure the last runnings and pre-boil pH.

Also be sure you cool the sample down to room temperature.
Forum: General Techniques 01-14-2014, 03:28 PM
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Views: 1,610
Posted By brewinginCO
That is what I did with my lagers...bring them up...

That is what I did with my lagers...bring them up to room temp and then bottle. I always had proper carbonation that way.

I would also add 1/4 of a packet of dry yeast at bottling time. I don't...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-12-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By brewinginCO
Glad to hear it's settling down. :mug:

Glad to hear it's settling down. :mug:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-11-2014, 10:09 PM
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Posted By brewinginCO
I'd wait 24 hours to let the keg settle and come...

I'd wait 24 hours to let the keg settle and come to temperature.

Also are your beer lines chilled all the way to the tap? Tomorrow, check if only the first pour is foamy or all. You can measure...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-11-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By brewinginCO
This. I'm at 5000 ft and started with 7ft of...

This. I'm at 5000 ft and started with 7ft of 3/16th lines. Couldn't get a proper pour even with excellent temp control at 37-38 degrees. I just put on a 16ft line and it pours great and is only a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By brewinginCO
Reading your thread title, I was going to suggest...

Reading your thread title, I was going to suggest some type of protein film. But your pictures look more like the start of an infection.

Since you boiled the wort, what ever it was is long gone. ...
Forum: General Techniques 02-12-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,986
Posted By brewinginCO
I second the others who said to use simpler...

I second the others who said to use simpler recipes. If you like stouts and porters, I would start there. In my experience, a relatively low gravity beer with at least a little roastiness is the...
Forum: India Pale Ale 02-12-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,101
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Posted By brewinginCO
Tasted my first bottle of this yesterday, and it...

Tasted my first bottle of this yesterday, and it came out fantastic. This is by far the best IPA I have brewed. I'm going to have to try to find some Two Hearted to compare.

I used WLP051 yeast....
Forum: Brew Science 05-01-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By brewinginCO
lol, good idea

lol, good idea
Forum: Brew Science 05-01-2012, 02:19 PM
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Views: 1,278
Posted By brewinginCO
Thanks, the alkalinity was right at the level you...

Thanks, the alkalinity was right at the level you suggest as a limit for whether RO water is needed. I think I'll try a 1:1 dillution for my next brew and see how it turns out.
Forum: Brew Science 04-30-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By brewinginCO
Fort Collins CO water report

Here is my water report from Fort Collins, CO.

I have been using this water, undiluted, and then adjusting per the stickied primer thread. My beers have gotten better since following the primer,...
Forum: American Ale 03-31-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 101,771
Posted By brewinginCO
Sounds good, thanks for your reply. This came...

Sounds good, thanks for your reply. This came out great the first time I made it a year ago. I've made many upgrades to my brewery since then, so I'm looking forward to this batch.
Forum: American Ale 03-30-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 101,771
Posted By brewinginCO
I bottle, so I've got to either dry hop in the...

I bottle, so I've got to either dry hop in the primary or secondary. My original plan was to dry hop in secondary, but then got concerned how cold temps will affect the dry hop results.
Forum: American Ale 03-30-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 101,771
Posted By brewinginCO
BierMuncher, This one's been in the primary...

BierMuncher,

This one's been in the primary for about 2 weeks, and fermentation looks about done. I've got a question about how you dry hop and cold condition. Do you dry hop in the secondary...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-14-2011, 10:37 PM
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Posted By brewinginCO
Very interesting, looking forward to the results

Very interesting, looking forward to the results
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,567
Posted By brewinginCO
Sounds like you're on the right track. ...

Sounds like you're on the right track. Fermentation sounds fine to me. Soft wafer is what the primer recommends starting with, then adding salts based on beer type and acid to control pH. My first...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,567
Posted By brewinginCO
A couple points: Are you pitching at...

A couple points:

Are you pitching at fermentation temperatures, or is it higher? I'd try to cool the wort to fermentation temperatures and then pitch, if you're not already.

And check out the...
Forum: Brew Science 08-30-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By brewinginCO
Thanks for the feedback. I do plan on checking...

Thanks for the feedback. I do plan on checking with a pH meter. Should I add all the acid malt up front? Or should I reserve an ounce or so and add if needed?
Forum: Brew Science 08-30-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By brewinginCO
Double check my water adjustment

I'm brewing a Boch this weekend and this is the first time I'm going to try water adjustments following the primer. I think my water is fairly soft and wasn't planning on diluting with RO water.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-25-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 56,720
Posted By brewinginCO
How would this work without a pump. I use...

How would this work without a pump.

I use gravity to transfer wort from the brew kettle to carboy through a ball valve. Could I simply place this inline? I'm worried because some of the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By brewinginCO
I've got an 18000 btu gas cooktop and have no...

I've got an 18000 btu gas cooktop and have no problem doing full boils for 5gal batches. I've got a GE with the "power boil" burner.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-19-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By brewinginCO
I used to do partial boils on a flat-top electric...

I used to do partial boils on a flat-top electric stove. A had a problem because my brew pot was indented at the bottom - only the outer edge made contact with the stove. This was very inefficient...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-28-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,543
Posted By brewinginCO
I plugged this into Beersmith as a partial mash. ...

I plugged this into Beersmith as a partial mash. I get

OG 1.075
IBU 25.9
SRM 16.1

Also, does 1.5 lb of crystal malt sound like a lot? Might come out too sweet.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By brewinginCO
With an OG of 1.074, I'm pretty sure you should...

With an OG of 1.074, I'm pretty sure you should RDWHAHB. If you feel the need to do something, raising the temp a few degrees might help the beer finish a little lower.
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