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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-12-2014, 05:39 AM
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Views: 4,212
Posted By HopZombie99
My mash is invariably 90 minutes. The base malts...

My mash is invariably 90 minutes. The base malts I am mostly using are MO, Golden Promise and NZ Pilsner. In my experience and with those base malts, I most definitely get better wort. Faster to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-06-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By HopZombie99
To me, it sounds like you identified a problem...

To me, it sounds like you identified a problem with your brew and fixed it on the fly. Well done.

You could bang those numbers into some brewing software and it'll calculate the efficiency for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-06-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,212
Posted By HopZombie99
Longer mash times will give you a more...

Longer mash times will give you a more fermentable wort. This may or may not be to your liking, depending on the style you are brewing.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-03-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,707
Posted By HopZombie99
Good thread. I just did my first all grain BIAB....

Good thread. I just did my first all grain BIAB. I think I really suffered with wort extraction from the bag. I wasn't used to having so much grist in there and could hold the bag up and squeeze it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-25-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,992
Posted By HopZombie99
I just finished bottling my last brew. 1.081...

I just finished bottling my last brew. 1.081 which finished up at 1.015. One dry packet of rehydrated US-05. No problems whatsoever. I'm not sure how many cells are in there, but its a fair few...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By HopZombie99
Its a good substitute and you wont have to worry...

Its a good substitute and you wont have to worry about less performance out of the grain.
Forum: General Techniques 07-19-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,626
Posted By HopZombie99
I have never, ever done a secondary and I only...

I have never, ever done a secondary and I only brew IPAs. All my dry hopping is done in primary and I have not been displeased with the results so far. I use koppafloc in the boil and isinglass in...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-19-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By HopZombie99
Yeast need oxygen, so maybe that is the issue...

Yeast need oxygen, so maybe that is the issue here. Take the cap off and cover with tin foil instead? I dont think I would cap fermenting bottles of cider. Even if its plastic, I wouldn't want...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-19-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By HopZombie99
^^ This isn't a no chill method tho. This is a...

^^ This isn't a no chill method tho. This is a delayed boil.

I think you would prolly be alright. Not recommended of course, but likely ok. As you will be boiling everything the next day,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By HopZombie99
I think you starting going wrong when you decided...

I think you starting going wrong when you decided on making a lavender Pilsner. It went downhill from there! ;) :D
Forum: Cider Forum 07-19-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By HopZombie99
I think I would heat it up before bottling. I...

I think I would heat it up before bottling. I wouldn't bottle anything that was actively fermenting.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-30-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By HopZombie99
Good work! Tackling such a big beer for your...

Good work! Tackling such a big beer for your first attempt is certainly ambitious. I'm happy to hear that you are pleased with the results so far.

cheers!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-30-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By HopZombie99
Good work on taking the first step! If you...

Good work on taking the first step!

If you have been reading the forums for 6+ months, then your first beer will prolly turn out just fine. Enjoy!

Cheers,

HZ99
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-30-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By HopZombie99
Readings are almost always off when you are using...

Readings are almost always off when you are using extract. Even if the reading is accurate, you would have a hard time telling the difference b/w two beers with OG of 1.048 and 1.042.

Have a home...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-30-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By HopZombie99
The best way to acquire a "taste" for beer is to...

The best way to acquire a "taste" for beer is to drink beer. "Taste" is subjective, so just tell the guy to start drinking beer and drink different kinds of beer. If you need to be specific, use...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-30-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By HopZombie99
Sleep well mate. You have healthy and happy...

Sleep well mate. You have healthy and happy yeast. No reason to worry whatsoever with what you have going on there. :) The worst case scenario is your blow off jar overfills. If you are really...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-26-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By HopZombie99
It is probably a bit tedious for you to do, but...

It is probably a bit tedious for you to do, but if you post a detailed explanation of your brewing technique from the beginning and tell us all the ingredients, equipment, fermenter, cleaning and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By HopZombie99
Personally, I tie a string to them. Mostly...

Personally, I tie a string to them. Mostly they'll float anyway even with 6 heavy glass marbles in there. Then again, I've usually got 2+oz in each bag. The reason why I tie a string is so that it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,046
Posted By HopZombie99
Sorry mate, but I dont exactly know what type if...

Sorry mate, but I dont exactly know what type if enzyme is was. It was called dry enzyme on the package and I used the entire 3g packet that I bought. It cost about $1.50.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,046
Posted By HopZombie99
As a follow up, the beer that was the reason for...

As a follow up, the beer that was the reason for the OP turned out fine. It was stronger than I intended and it definitely lacked a bit of body, but the beer was mos def drinkable. As an...
Forum: General Techniques 06-13-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By HopZombie99
I tend to wait until fermentation is complete to...

I tend to wait until fermentation is complete to dry hop. Not sure why... most likely habit! After 20ish days, your fermentation is prolly over. If you aren't going to do a secondary (and I never...
Forum: General Techniques 06-13-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,599
Posted By HopZombie99
Personally, I love Citra. LOVE! This is what I...

Personally, I love Citra. LOVE! This is what I recently put into two brews back to back. Both turned out fantastic. Both 7 gallons or about 27 litres.

Green Bullet 50.0 g 90 min FWH...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-13-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By HopZombie99
I've just did a couple of brews where I dry...

I've just did a couple of brews where I dry hopped a 7 gallon batch with 50g each of Simcoe, Amarillo and Citra for 7 days. Both were very good. Nice passionfruit nose and taste. My advise would...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-13-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By HopZombie99
I did one very similar to this hop schedule. In...

I did one very similar to this hop schedule. In a 7 gallon batch, I did a FWH with 50g of Green Bullet, then 50g ea Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra at 10 mins, 0 mins (held for 30 mins) then 50g of each in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By HopZombie99
I've read that a beer high in alcohol can take 3...

I've read that a beer high in alcohol can take 3 months to carb up. You would think that there would be a little action at least by 8 weeks tho.

You could try rehydrating some champagne yeast...
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