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Forum: DIY Projects 12-13-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By steelerguy
Glad the plans are still helping people out! ...

Glad the plans are still helping people out! Wish I hadn't lost the Sketchup files...and wish I had more time to brew, not a single batch this year.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By steelerguy
Not sure why the yeast would not be healthy, they...

Not sure why the yeast would not be healthy, they won't lose their ability to break down maltose down into glucose. Sucrose is also a disaccharide, like maltose, and will be broken down into a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By steelerguy
Hopefully it is not from wild yeast...there is...

Hopefully it is not from wild yeast...there is always something ready to eat those sugars! :P

I have had dead yeast before, had to pitch again, only happened once. All my other brews have always...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-01-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By steelerguy
Cane sugar in starter

I need to make a starter and find myself without much DME. I want to make a large 1 gal. 2 step starter for a Belgian Dark Strong. Was thinking about doing a mini mash with 1 lb. of grain I have...
Forum: General Techniques 07-27-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,309
Posted By steelerguy
All of the flavor is going to come from the spice...

All of the flavor is going to come from the spice unless you actually do something to the pumpkin...like roast it. I bought some sugar pumpkins, cut them into quarters, roasted them, then scooped...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-27-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,431
Posted By steelerguy
hahaha!!!!!

hahaha!!!!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By steelerguy
You are only going to get higher temps when you...

You are only going to get higher temps when you are at the height of fermentation. If this second batch has been doing for a week or so and you didn't start out an a really high OG then you are fine...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By steelerguy
If your lid is airtight and the only way for C02...

If your lid is airtight and the only way for C02 to get out is the airlock and it is not bubbling, then you are not fermenting.

What is the temperature in the room the fermenter is sitting in? ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By steelerguy
Some good advice! :) You really don't need...

Some good advice! :)

You really don't need all of these temperature swings. Just put that beer in an area that is close to the temperature you want to ferment at and let it slowly warm back up. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By steelerguy
I did realize after I posted that I was talking...

I did realize after I posted that I was talking more about batch sparging which is what I do. I don't mind letting the grain bed run dry because I am just going to add more water and stir. Honestly...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By steelerguy
Like suthrncomfrt said, just do your dough in,...

Like suthrncomfrt said, just do your dough in, let it convert, and then drain. How much did you get out? How much grain did you use? You got your number! Now adjust the amount of water needed for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By steelerguy
I dry hopped a Stone Verticle Epic Ale recipe...

I dry hopped a Stone Verticle Epic Ale recipe (08.08.08) for a couple months (2 ounces of hops) and had no grassy flavors at all. In fact that beer tasted extremely fruity, people though I put some...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By steelerguy
Do you use city water? Do they add choloramine...

Do you use city water? Do they add choloramine to the water? If so, add some campden to your mash or boil water.

If your Apfelwein tasted like **** when done fermenting it is going to continue...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By steelerguy
Attenuation and bitterness are two different...

Attenuation and bitterness are two different things. I suppose some left over sugar will help "mask" some of the bitterness...is that what you are trying to accomplish?

Use less hops for very...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,019
Posted By steelerguy
Dethklok!!! :) I almost exclusively watch...

Dethklok!!! :)

I almost exclusively watch whatever sports I can find on TV. My last two brews were Olympic specials.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-09-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,338
Posted By steelerguy
I had a chance to enjoy a couple pints of Pliny...

I had a chance to enjoy a couple pints of Pliny the Elder this past summer. It was very good, one of the best IIPAs I have had. It wasn't hands down the best, but was way up there.

I have not...
Forum: General Techniques 01-21-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By steelerguy
To put it simply, I don't think it is worth it. ...

To put it simply, I don't think it is worth it. A day or two in the fridge will drop the hops if some are still floating but I would think that it would slosh on the way home unless there is pretty...
Forum: General Techniques 01-20-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By steelerguy
I would imagine you are doing extract recipes...

I would imagine you are doing extract recipes otherwise you would need some evaporation after sparging or be willing to put up with pretty bad efficiencies (or I suppose making beers will really low...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-05-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,788
Posted By steelerguy
I just brewed this and noted a couple things. ...

I just brewed this and noted a couple things. The first is that the real deal has a lot more hop aroma. I definitely think there needs to be some dry hopping here. The second is that the sweetness...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-24-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,946
Posted By steelerguy
Is this similar to the Great Vowel Shift? (of the...

Is this similar to the Great Vowel Shift? (of the 15th to 18th centuries) :)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-24-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,946
Posted By steelerguy
Just thought I would give this thread a bump...it...

Just thought I would give this thread a bump...it deserves it! I brewed an slightly modified version of it:

57% 10.5 lbs. American Two-row Pale
19% 3.5 lbs. Rye Malt
8% 1.5 lbs. Rye,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-16-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By steelerguy
Like the above posters suggested, I would imagine...

Like the above posters suggested, I would imagine that the major problem would be getting the sugars out of the potatoes. Best method would be to mash them up pretty good (like with roasted pumpkin...
Forum: General Techniques 10-13-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,672
Posted By steelerguy
I kept some in primary for 6 months (lazy!) and...

I kept some in primary for 6 months (lazy!) and it was just fine.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-03-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,203
Posted By steelerguy
That is extremely awesome! I think looking at...

That is extremely awesome! I think looking at that next to the plain black ones will be good motivation. Plus, like Tripod said, you don't have to get them done immediately and the time is going to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-02-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By steelerguy
Hmm, not bad! Anyone have any pictures of one of...

Hmm, not bad! Anyone have any pictures of one of these installed? Would like to see how it looks. I was kind of liking the idea of converting to stainless steel rather than the chrome that the...
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