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Forum: Cooking & Pairing 07-26-2012, 12:25 AM
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Posted By chass3
sourdough starter using spent grain

hi all,

I just threw together a sourdough starter using a half cup of spent 6-row (which I used to make a starter wort- way cheaper than extract if you've got the time!), a pinch of fresh 2-row,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-13-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By chass3
thank god I get free gas at this apartment!

thank god I get free gas at this apartment!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-12-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By chass3
Well, I got about a 1.096 imperial stout and a...

Well, I got about a 1.096 imperial stout and a 1.055 porter out of that grain bed. I had to boil the porter for 174 minutes to get the volume and gravity I wanted but that's alright. The porter is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-10-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By chass3
Irish Red grain bill + belgian malt and hops + APA hop schedule = delicious?

My prototype recipe is as follows:

efficiency: 70%
OG: 1.061
IBU: 42
SRM: 15.4

12 lbs Belgian pale malt
6 oz caramel wheat
6 oz special B
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-16-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By chass3
Heart of Darkness Belgian Imperial Stout

hi,
I'm looking to make a big beer for some time, and I think I want to make an imperial stout with a Belgian twist- and since Heart of Darkness takes place in the Belgian Congo, the name is a great...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-23-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By chass3
second runnings beer from a no-sparge 1.1ish RIS

So I'm looking to make an RIS with an OG of around 1.1, and I'm also thinking about doing a no-sparge mash since I have 70qt cooler that I use as a MLT and so I can easily mash 30lb of grain in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-15-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,679
Posted By chass3
yeah, I did use the NB kit as a basis. I think...

yeah, I did use the NB kit as a basis. I think moving to all-grain next year and fermenting super hot will make the difference for me.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-14-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,679
Posted By chass3
I think my malt profile, which was decently...

I think my malt profile, which was decently complex- pilsner, aromatic, caramel wheat, carafa III, wheat DME, dark candi, and light LME, got in the way of the yeast shining through- I also could only...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-15-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 240,788
Posted By chass3
it's because during the mash, enzymes are...

it's because during the mash, enzymes are converting starches to sugars. In the sparge, all we're doing is aiding in collecting enough sugar to hit our target OG, not converting anymore.

The mash...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-29-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By chass3
fermentation schedule for an IIPA?

hi guys,

I'm making an IIPA next weekend, and I'm interested to hear how you handle the fermentation of a beer that's gonna have an OG of 1.080, but wants to be drank as fresh as possible because...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By chass3
thanks guys!

thanks guys!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By chass3
70 qt coleman extreme for 5 gallon batches

hi guys,

I got a 70qt coleman extreme cooler for my MLT, but it looks like for my average beer, which will come in around 10-12 lbs of grain, my grain bed will only be about 4-5 inches, which...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-29-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By chass3
So Guinness used to make a porter...

does anyone know what it was like, what it was roughly made of, etc? I'm a big reader of early 20th century Irish literature, and gob do they guzzle down their porter!

I'm thinking that it would...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-13-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,679
Posted By chass3
I got mine down from 1.075 to 1.016 in five day...

I got mine down from 1.075 to 1.016 in five day with the 3726, and it's settled at 1.014, which I'm happy with, it being a darker beer. I'll be bottling it this weekend and I'll let you all know how...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-13-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By chass3
I've just been poking around at stout recepies...

I've just been poking around at stout recepies and I wanted to get my color more completely black. should I kick the black patent down to 4oz and keep the roasted at 1lb, or is that still too high?...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-13-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By chass3
well, I've already made some adjustments: ...

well, I've already made some adjustments:

GRAIN

3lbs US 2-row
[12 oz 60L crystal]
12 oz black patent [comes with 4oz]
1lb oz roasted barley [comes with 4oz]
8oz chocolate malt
[2 lbs dark...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-13-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By chass3
cascadian stout?

so I got a Brewer's Best Irish stout kit as a gift.

But I was thinking I might jazz the kit up a bit by adding some hops and doing a mini-mash (which I've done two great success on two previous...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-25-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,679
Posted By chass3
Well, after a series of delays, I left my saison...

Well, after a series of delays, I left my saison de noel with the 3726 strain bubbling quite vigorously less than 12 hours after I pitched a 2l starter, wrapped in a blanket and some towels by a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-08-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By chass3
so this is what I'm looking at now: mash at...

so this is what I'm looking at now:

mash at 148 (mini-BIAB style) for 75 minutes, mash out at 168 for 10 minutes:
5 lbs 2-row Belgian Pilsner
8 oz Aromatic Malt
4...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-31-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By chass3
saison partial mash, looking for mash temps input

hi guys,

I'm making a partial mash saison de noel, based on Northern Brewer's limited edition saison de noel extract kit. I decided to change it up a little and add some wheat because I like a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-31-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,679
Posted By chass3
I'm making a saison de noel (or something) with...

I'm making a saison de noel (or something) with this yeast this weekend… I think I'm just gonna let it get started around ~72-74, and then wrap it in a blanket (maybe my down comforter, I don't need...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-30-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By chass3
indoor potted pots for decoration?

hi,

I'm trying to enliven my apartment with some plants, and I thought that I might just plant some hops in a pot and just set them in a sunny spot in my apartment for the fueng-shway.

is...
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