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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-29-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,153
Posted By goetzUM
I have to name every beer I make, which is almost...

I have to name every beer I make, which is almost a chore after awhile, but I still have to do it. Most of the time, I go with some current event in my life at the time I brewed the beer. Someone...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-29-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By goetzUM
I am interested. Do you often pull the yeast/trub...

I am interested. Do you often pull the yeast/trub off of the beer with this? How has that worked for you? Do you ever dry hop in it?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-15-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,731
Posted By goetzUM
Along the lines of what MalFet said, from what I...

Along the lines of what MalFet said, from what I understand the temperature is not very important as the sparge is simply rinsing away sugars from the grain. Some research that John Palmer talked...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By goetzUM
If it's been three weeks and it hasn't cleared...

If it's been three weeks and it hasn't cleared up, I've found that gelatin works brilliantlyfor clearing.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-04-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By goetzUM
The recommended amount that I've read to...

The recommended amount that I've read to initially carb the beer before putting it on gas is 1.2. Given that you've carbed it well past this with co2, you should de-gas it for a while until you get...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,999
Posted By goetzUM
A few additional comments on my previous post: ...

A few additional comments on my previous post:

1. My mash efficiency is pretty low. The grain bill might be a bit high for anyone elses needs.
2. This was slightly bigger, hoppier, and darker...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,999
Posted By goetzUM
I've brewed three wits and this is the best one...

I've brewed three wits and this is the best one I've brewed. It's probably the best summer beer I've brewed. The honey added late during fermentation really leaves a great honey character that you...
Forum: Brewing Software 05-04-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 50,123
Posted By goetzUM
That sounds great. Are they going to have Great...

That sounds great. Are they going to have Great Western, Simpsons, Gambrinus, Bairds and other maltsters that they currently don't have libraries for? I would really like to record the specific...
Forum: Brewing Software 05-04-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 50,123
Posted By goetzUM
More malt and hop libraries are highly needed. I...

More malt and hop libraries are highly needed. I hope he's working on adding those as well.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-03-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,669
Posted By goetzUM
Check wyeast and white labs web sites for optimal...

Check wyeast and white labs web sites for optimal fermentation temperatures and attenuation estimates.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By goetzUM
+1 to pinching the hose a few times above where...

+1 to pinching the hose a few times above where the bubbles are accumulating. I've done this before and it's cleared them.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-15-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,662
Posted By goetzUM
Belgian #1 - Duchesse de Bourgogne USA #1 -...

Belgian #1 - Duchesse de Bourgogne
USA #1 - Jolly Pumpkin's Bam Biere
Forum: DIY Projects 02-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,076
Posted By goetzUM
This may inspire me to do something with my ugly...

This may inspire me to do something with my ugly old dented scuffed white kegerator.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-26-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,100
Posted By goetzUM
I think it's okay to add yeast to the keg. If you...

I think it's okay to add yeast to the keg. If you give the yeast enough time to finish and then settle out, you're going to end up with all your yeast at the bottom of the keg, which happens anyway....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-26-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,100
Posted By goetzUM
I'm also assuming that fermenting the yeast at...

I'm also assuming that fermenting the yeast at such high temps caused a lot of off flavors including diacetyl. I don't think that leaving it will do much at this point. The yeast may fall out of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-13-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 67,386
Posted By goetzUM
It's actually really good for doing many hop...

It's actually really good for doing many hop additions. Having an open place to throw the hops makes things easy and makes transferring easy as well. The only drawback is hop utilization. That and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-13-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 67,386
Posted By goetzUM
I've tried funnels, hob bags, and the paint strainer method

I built the hop paint strainer bag device and used it for awhile. I found that I wasn't getting good hop utilization, especially with late addition hops. The hops would just absorb a good percentage...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By goetzUM
I've had a few batches of bottles that gushed a...

I've had a few batches of bottles that gushed a bit like that and I never tasted signs of infections, even after several months of aging. I would immediately refrigerate any bottles that are still at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-31-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,664
Posted By goetzUM
Try Paulaner's Double Bock, a classic Doppelbock....

Try Paulaner's Double Bock, a classic Doppelbock. It's non-polarizing. I don't know anyone that doesn't like that beer.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By goetzUM
Fermentation Temperature Question

Here is something I've been wondering about for awhile now. When a fermentation is recommended (68 degrees, for example), are they referring to the temperature surrounding the fermenter or the...
Forum: Introductions 10-02-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3,041
Views: 81,804
Posted By goetzUM
Googled a question I had. The answer was here....

Googled a question I had. The answer was here. I've been hooked ever since.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-01-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By goetzUM
+1 to you, jbambuti. I had never heard of a good...

+1 to you, jbambuti. I had never heard of a good reason why overpitching might be a bad thing, but just last night I pitched onto an ESB yeast cake. I woke up to it overflowing everywhere because it...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-30-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 345,694
Posted By goetzUM
pumpkin substitutes

When looking around for canned pumpkin today, I found that the rumors of a pumpkin shortage are indeed true. I'm in Portland, OR and could not find canned pumpkin at Fred Meyer, Wild Oats, or Zupans....
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-28-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 345,694
Posted By goetzUM
Roasting Canned Pumpkin

For the extract recipe, what's the point of baking the canned pumpkin if you're just going to boil it for an hour? Seems that boiling it for an hour will cook it plenty and may even be able to pull...
Forum: General Techniques 09-17-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,536
Posted By goetzUM
My discovery that I didn't get at first is that...

My discovery that I didn't get at first is that it is ALL about yeast. Pitching a suitable amount of yeast and controlling ideal fermentation temperatures. I discovered that is so much more important...
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