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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-10-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
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I have an IPA that i plan to keg up and dry hop...

I have an IPA that i plan to keg up and dry hop in the keg in the next few days. i will be putting the leaf hops in a mesh hop bag that is weighted down with a stainless nut. I plan to use dental...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By TechyDork
i was reading a post on here the other day where...

i was reading a post on here the other day where the OP was claiming the same issue with loss of prime on the pump when running while heating the MLT. I believe the consensus was that the wort was...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-26-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By TechyDork
What do you have the efficiency set to in...

What do you have the efficiency set to in Beersmith?

Sounds to me like you are getting better efficiency than what you are estimating.

Post up your recipe and maybe someone can help you with...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-23-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By TechyDork
At the top of this All Grain forum is a great...

At the top of this All Grain forum is a great sticky with link to some great videos and tutorials. I would give those a quick read/view and that will help you get a better understanding of the All...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-18-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By TechyDork
Sounds like the beer was just very young when you...

Sounds like the beer was just very young when you had the first one. There is a big difference between a beet that is 2.5 weeks and 4 weeks in the bottle. I think the two weeks in the fridge helped...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-18-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By TechyDork
I still use gas as well. So for now a heating...

I still use gas as well. So for now a heating element is not a concern, but a good thing to think about if we decide to move to electric when building the rest of the system.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-17-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By TechyDork
Also, for a kettle with a ball valve. Would...

Also, for a kettle with a ball valve.

Would i be ok with a side pickup dip tube with a bazooka screen on it?

Or is a dip tube and false bottom the best way to do? Not sure if i want to put out...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-17-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By TechyDork
I kinda of figured bigger is better would be the...

I kinda of figured bigger is better would be the consencious. I also agree that we will not be doing 5g batches much longer. I have grains for 4 more 5g batches and then i think we will move up to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-16-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By TechyDork
25g Boil Kettle, too big?

My brew buddy and I have been using an 8g boil kettle to do our 5g AG batches. This has worked ok, but takes a lot of attention to get a proper boil going without a boil over. We are thinking of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-16-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By TechyDork
I'd let her be. Should be a good beer. I brewed...

I'd let her be. Should be a good beer. I brewed their clone a few months back and it was really good, maybe not quite AB, but I think i used US05. I did dry hop with 2 oz of chinook and when i...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-10-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By TechyDork
Here is what i ended up picking up from the LHBS....

Here is what i ended up picking up from the LHBS. A little different than the original, but should be a good IPA.

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP041 Pacific Ale
Yeast Starter: Yes (1.5L)...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By TechyDork
According to beersmith this falls on the upper...

According to beersmith this falls on the upper end of an IPA, 60 ibu. I don't want to brew a hop bomb. I understand that most people dry hop their IPAs, but i do not think every IPA must be dry...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By TechyDork
Updated recipe. How does this look? Recipe...

Updated recipe. How does this look?

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP041 Pacific Ale
Yeast Starter: Yes (1.5L)
Batch Size (Gallons): 6
Original Gravity: 1.071
Final Gravity: 1.017 est
IBU:...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By TechyDork
I might up the temp to 150 for 90 min. I have a...

I might up the temp to 150 for 90 min. I have a lot of crystal in there and want to counteract that a bit.



Wasn't thinking about the Munich malt, maybe cut that back to 2 lbs and follow...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-05-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By TechyDork
IPA critique please

I would love some input on this IPA recipe. I am looking for a citrusy IPA with a little bit of a malt backbone to it.

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP041 Pacific Ale
Yeast Starter: Yes (1.5L)...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By TechyDork
You need to get a hydrometer to measure your FG. ...

You need to get a hydrometer to measure your FG. I believe that a refractometer is not accurate once alcohol is present, but may be wrong on that as i only use a hydrometer. Use your refractometer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By TechyDork
could you put a stainless T on the port coming...

could you put a stainless T on the port coming out of your MLT and add a thermo there? Maybe add one on the inlet to your MTL as well. Then you would know your temp coming out of and going into...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-22-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By TechyDork
Take a look at Brew in a Bag. It is a great way...

Take a look at Brew in a Bag. It is a great way to do all grain without having a mash tun. I would put your efficiency low, say 70% maybe lower for your first AG brew, just to be safe. if you get...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-11-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 729
Posted By TechyDork
When i got married my wife told me we could wear...

When i got married my wife told me we could wear white Adidas Sambas and three stripe pants with our jackets. So you know what we wore, a tux. :mug:
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-22-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 141
Posted By TechyDork
I smell a 9ers fan. :D It should be a heck...

I smell a 9ers fan. :D

It should be a heck of a game to watch. As a Chiefs fan i have to stick with our division and go with the Donkeys by 10
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-17-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By TechyDork
I am reading it the same way. Did you boil at...

I am reading it the same way. Did you boil at all after removing the grains?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-15-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By TechyDork
how much coffee do you generally add to a 5g...

how much coffee do you generally add to a 5g batch? i know the OP's recipe calls for 4oz coffee, but how much cold water would you brew that in?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-01-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,706
Posted By TechyDork
I would say don't try to do too many things at...

I would say don't try to do too many things at once right away. I would focus on getting the process down for your first couple of brews and then slowly start working on getting things dialed in,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-17-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By TechyDork
Vanilla bean will be added to secondary.

Vanilla bean will be added to secondary.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-17-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By TechyDork
Adding spices after the boil

So I set out to brew a holiday spices ale, but with a 16 month old I was distracted and didn't add my spices to the boil. Can I add them at kegging? Or when and how would be the best way to add them....
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