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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2014, 03:09 AM
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Posted By ruppe
Thanks, I believe I saw a review for this book at...

Thanks, I believe I saw a review for this book at some point in time. Just what I was looking for.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By ruppe
Resources for beginners

When I started homebrewing 12 years ago, I read and reread Charlie Papazian's "Complete Joy of Homebrewing", and had it on the counter to reference during my first 10-15 batches. That book is now on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2012, 04:00 AM
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Views: 779
Posted By ruppe
Guinness, Bass, Fuller's, Samuel Smith

Guinness, Bass, Fuller's, Samuel Smith
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2012, 03:04 AM
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Posted By ruppe
When you buy the wife's beer in...

When you buy the wife's beer in returnables............because they come in a REALLY nice box.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By ruppe
Did you read the whole story? I know headspace is...

Did you read the whole story? I know headspace is the issue, the last 2 times. The question is, why is it different now? Headspace has never been an issue before. I'm looking for a "NEW" variable....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,352
Posted By ruppe
So what you're saying is, smacking a smackpack...

So what you're saying is, smacking a smackpack and having it inflate is not ensuring activity? What's happening? Dry packets have no confirmation.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By ruppe
Overactive yeast

Let me just preface by saying, nothing irritates me more than people saying you need to make a starter, smack-packs don't have the 10 brazillion cells to make good beer.

I've been making good beer...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,889
Posted By ruppe
I made a batch using the recipe posted earlier in...

I made a batch using the recipe posted earlier in this thread, with the addition of 1/2 oz. dried spearmint. The messing with wintergreen seemed excessive, and spearmint seemed like it would work.
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-06-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By ruppe
I'm sorry, you're making this way too scientific....

I'm sorry, you're making this way too scientific. And I bet you're beers are suffering.........relax.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-06-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By ruppe
I made a great copy of Dead Guy many years ago,...

I made a great copy of Dead Guy many years ago, with a recipe from my local store, when it was still new. I may still have it in one of my notebooks, and it wasn't nearly as complicated as this...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-06-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By ruppe
Award winning? No. But a guy that works with my...

Award winning? No. But a guy that works with my wife and wanted to try my homebrews said this puts Chill and Bud Light Lime to shame. And he preferred this to some of my brews I think are better....
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 04-06-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,595
Posted By ruppe
Far be it for me to not follow directions, and I...

Far be it for me to not follow directions, and I have followed these, but can someone explain to me the difference between "rehydrating" dry yeast for a few minutes in slightly warmer than fermenting...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-16-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,148
Posted By ruppe
I checked it again friday night and activity...

I checked it again friday night and activity dropped considerably. Seems to be dropping clear now. Guess it just needed time.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,889
Posted By ruppe
I"m sorry, I added 1 oz Perle for 60 min, 1/4 oz...

I"m sorry, I added 1 oz Perle for 60 min, 1/4 oz Perle for the last 15 minutes. How did I miss that?
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-13-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,148
Posted By ruppe
How much yeast nutrient? I may have underdone...

How much yeast nutrient? I may have underdone that. I've never used it before. It says 1/2 tsp, I went crazy and doubled that. Not enough?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By ruppe
You could, if your SG says it's ready. You could...

You could, if your SG says it's ready. You could still wait a few days, bottle, and bring along and enjoy at the end of your stay.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By ruppe
Sorry to requote "highly unlikely"

Sorry to requote "highly unlikely"
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By ruppe
I stand corrected, theoretically you could...

I stand corrected, theoretically you could overpitch, but it's highly unlikely. It would take way too much effort, or $'s.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By ruppe
How often do you take the lid off to look at it?...

How often do you take the lid off to look at it? It's working, leave it alone.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By ruppe
So now you've created more questions. How does...

So now you've created more questions. How does this affect bottle conditioning? Do I want to put my yeast in a dormant state? Will it be revived to carbonate my bottles? Why would I want to stop the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By ruppe
Brewing and composting are basically the same...

Brewing and composting are basically the same process, the difference being composting is less defined and the output is, well, less tasty.

Composting is essentially the breakdown of organic...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By ruppe
I'm no expert, but let's make an analogy, just...

I'm no expert, but let's make an analogy, just cause I like to.

Your fermenter is a buffet, and your yeast are the hungry masses. You have enough to feed 200 people, at 25 people per hour. If...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By ruppe
Cold crash

I come and go to this site (based on my brewing activity), first time since spring. I see cold crashing coming up alot. This may also be why I've seen threads about what to put in your airlock, in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By ruppe
I'm surprised how many thought ed was going to...

I'm surprised how many thought ed was going to cold crash at 20 deg. I caught his drift. Free refrigeration. Ay der. That being said, I'm starting a new thread on cold crashing.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By ruppe
I completely agree. 3 weeks to properly carbonate...

I completely agree. 3 weeks to properly carbonate is an over-generalization. I agree, to think charles will be enjoying his first homebrew with the folks is pretty much out of the question, they may...
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