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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-28-2013, 06:30 PM
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Posted By rpg
When I made a blueberry ale I didn't strain...

When I made a blueberry ale I didn't strain anything, I was just careful not to syphon the blueberries or trub. I think all of my blueberries eventually fell to the bottom before I racked the beer.
Forum: English Brown Ale 01-08-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 135,603
Posted By rpg
I forgot to mention that I used US-05 for version...

I forgot to mention that I used US-05 for version 2.
Forum: English Brown Ale 01-08-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 135,603
Posted By rpg
I was inspired to try making a dark English mild...

I was inspired to try making a dark English mild after tasting Yards Brewing Company's Brawler. I didn't necessarily want to clone it, but I wanted something pretty similar. To that end, I settled on...
Forum: General Techniques 01-06-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By rpg
I don't have a lot of lager experience, but on...

I don't have a lot of lager experience, but on the few occasions I've done lagers I've noticed a big difference with a few extra weeks cold conditioning. The beer went from kind of bad to pretty...
Forum: Soda 12-21-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 31,995
Posted By rpg
I've made this 3 times, and I'm carbing up my 4th...

I've made this 3 times, and I'm carbing up my 4th batch now. If I recall, I usually went with 2.5 cups of ginger for a 2 gallon batch, and that was about right. This time I used slightly less than 4...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-16-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By rpg
I second McGuire's. I had fun there on a business...

I second McGuire's. I had fun there on a business trip. Agreed that their brew wasn't special, but it was a nice place to have a good steak and a few drinks.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-16-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,472
Posted By rpg
I think I'm averaging one 2.5 gallon batch every...

I think I'm averaging one 2.5 gallon batch every month or so. Sometimes more often, and sometimes I go through a 3 month dry spell.
Forum: Group Buys 10-12-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 65,777
Posted By rpg
In case you prefer to know this before I arrive...

In case you prefer to know this before I arrive for pick up: I'm also interested in some PBW, carapils, and melanoiden.

I'm happy to help unload, but the soonest I could get to Takoma Park from...
Forum: Group Buys 09-05-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 65,777
Posted By rpg
I might be too late for the current order, but...

I might be too late for the current order, but I'd like to jump on the group-buy bandwagon! :) Please put me down for:

1 bag BZ-PILS
1 bag BD-PALE
Forum: General Techniques 08-19-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By rpg
I had a similar problem with a beer. It was...

I had a similar problem with a beer. It was kegged, so I poured half a gallon into a pot, added half a gallon of water, and boiled on my stove with another 1/4 ounces of hops. I haven't tried it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-15-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,469
Posted By rpg
Hey hey, I was just thinking about doing the same...

Hey hey, I was just thinking about doing the same thing a few weeks ago! I haven't executed it yet, but I was planning something a little different. I wanted to keep the hops low and only use...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 05-28-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 85,111
Posted By rpg
I brewed this one up, but only used 3068 instead...

I brewed this one up, but only used 3068 instead of both yeasts. I was well pleased, and I'm planning to brew it again. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-27-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,439
Views: 113,683
Posted By rpg
Here's my entry!

Here's my entry!
Forum: Pilsner 04-03-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,918
Posted By rpg
I got busy, so I'm just now posting my results....

I got busy, so I'm just now posting my results. My OG was 1.055 and FG was 1.017. During dry hopping, some of the hops got clogged in the next of my carboy, so I wonder how effective it was. My batch...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 04-03-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 101,703
Posted By rpg
I tried this one out. OG: 1.067. FG:...

I tried this one out.

OG: 1.067.
FG: 1.006.
Starte on Jan 19, 2011 an bottled on Feb 10, 2011 with 6 oz light DME.

I had a hard time measuring the ginger correctly, so that could be off....
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 01-13-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 23,682
Posted By rpg
Update on my batch: fermentation stopped at...

Update on my batch: fermentation stopped at 1.020. Overall, this is WAY too sweet which masked everything else going on, but there was some banana/spiciness trying to break through. Color was too...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 12-06-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 23,682
Posted By rpg
I just started this with a few adjustments: ...

I just started this with a few adjustments:


I scaled the recipe down to about 4 gallons since I was only using a total of 6.6 pounds of LME.
I substituted 2 oz Saaz whole leaf and 1/4 oz...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-23-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 97,066
Posted By rpg
Username: rpgove

Username: rpgove
Forum: Pilsner 11-19-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,918
Posted By rpg
I started this one last night. Due to some...

I started this one last night. Due to some limitations I modified it a bit: 2.5 gallon boil--do you think I can convince my landlord to upgrade my stove?--and I was using a new thermometer which I...
Forum: Cider 11-11-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 32,011
Posted By rpg
Cider kegging PSI

I kegged a similar batch of cider under 12 PSI at 40 degrees F, and that worked out well for my tastes.
Forum: Pilsner 10-22-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,918
Posted By rpg
Thanks, Hooter! I have a honey ale coming out of...

Thanks, Hooter! I have a honey ale coming out of primary in a few days, and I'm really looking forward to trying your pilsner. :)
Forum: Pilsner 10-22-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,918
Posted By rpg
I've never done dry hopping, so I'm looking for...

I've never done dry hopping, so I'm looking for some clarification... the recipe says ".5 oz. Saphir (dry hop-1 week secondary)" with a total time of 21 days in the secondary. Does this mean I add...
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