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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2014, 10:29 PM
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Posted By apalke
No, I didn't add any carapils since I didn't know...

No, I didn't add any carapils since I didn't know that was included in the dry malt extract Briess makes. But I thought carapils was more or less flavor neutral and so I wouldn't have thought that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2014, 09:24 PM
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Posted By apalke
Well, it was from MoreBeer and they have their...

Well, it was from MoreBeer and they have their own packaging. But their website says their light extract is Briess CBW Golden Light which Briess' website, in turn, says is made with "base malt" and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2014, 02:11 PM
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Posted By apalke
Utilization of specialty grains - All grain vs. Extract?

A few months ago I brewed up an extract English Pale Ale. Basic recipe was 5.5lb dry malt extract and 6oz of British Crystal 50-60L and 6oz of British Crystal 70-80L both of which were steeped in my...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-20-2014, 04:22 AM
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Posted By apalke
Honestly, this is basically how my system works....

Honestly, this is basically how my system works. I have two kegs in two different mini fridges in separate rooms... but I only have one CO2 tank and regulator. When I rack a new beer to a keg I'll...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By apalke
Usually it doesn't matter if you oxidize the...

Usually it doesn't matter if you oxidize the "beer" made by the starter since most people will cold crash their starter and decant the "beer" leaving the yeast which has settled to the bottom.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-09-2014, 04:25 AM
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Posted By apalke
Read my previous post again. A tablespoon would...

Read my previous post again. A tablespoon would be too much. A teaspoon is more on target. You don't want to end up with bottle bombs.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-07-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By apalke
I think you could just add sugar... One concern...

I think you could just add sugar... One concern I'd have is the whether the sugar would dissolve quickly enough. Also, the nice thing about the drops is that you can get the proper dose in each...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-07-2014, 04:10 AM
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Posted By apalke
You can buy little carbonation drops like this: ...

You can buy little carbonation drops like this:

http://morebeer.com/products/carbonation-drops.html

You drop one in each bottle and it should provide enough sugar to carbonate the beer.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-06-2013, 02:22 PM
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Posted By apalke
Not to run this thread off on another tangent...

Not to run this thread off on another tangent (especially since the OP has stated he has changed his mind about his plans), but botulism would potentially be an issue. This is especially true as even...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-06-2013, 03:08 AM
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Posted By apalke
You should read previous posts about botulism and...

You should read previous posts about botulism and mash/wort that is left around for extended periods of time:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/sour-mashing-botulism-danger-155113/

From what I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-02-2013, 01:29 PM
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Posted By apalke
Just an idea here, but if you know your usual...

Just an idea here, but if you know your usual mash efficiency and if you measure the gravity of your first runnings, I think you could do some simple calculation to figure out how many gravity points...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-02-2013, 05:35 AM
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Posted By apalke
Looking back at your post it seems you are...

Looking back at your post it seems you are anticipating that the second runnings will be more fermentable and so you could add the LME which is less fermentable and end up somewhere in the middle?...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-02-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By apalke
With 8lbs of LME in the second runnings it's not...

With 8lbs of LME in the second runnings it's not going to be a traditional parti-gyle. Nonetheless, I think what you are intending to do makes some sense.

But I am wondering what exactly you are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-11-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By apalke
So this is a brew in a bag setup? It sounds like...

So this is a brew in a bag setup? It sounds like your process is fine. I do more of a traditional mash/sparge so I don't have good advice on ways to improve your efficiency. There should be plenty of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-11-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By apalke
Well, it sucks that you didn't get the gravity...

Well, it sucks that you didn't get the gravity you expected, but 1.050 should still produce a good beer. If you're really concerned about the gravity you could add a bit more of the honey, but then...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-05-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By apalke
0.5lb of table sugar at flameout would probably...

0.5lb of table sugar at flameout would probably nicely complement the recipe you've already put together. With this small amount I wouldn't bother trying to make your own candi syrup, although that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-05-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By apalke
It looks like a good recipe and should make good...

It looks like a good recipe and should make good beer. I don't have any experience with Super Structure Malt Blend, but it looks interesting. Keep us updated, I'd be interested in seeing how it turns...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-05-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By apalke
It looks good to me. One question I have is about...

It looks good to me. One question I have is about the 0.5 oz of Crystal 120L. That's such a small amount of crystal malt that there is basically no way you'll be able to even notice it's there. Did...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-02-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,076
Posted By apalke
I'm very interested in how this turns out. My...

I'm very interested in how this turns out. My municipal water has chloramines and for the longest time I never treated it with campden tablets. At the same time, I never noticed any off flavors that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-26-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By apalke
Unless you notice any problems with astringency...

Unless you notice any problems with astringency you're probably fine. I used untreated tap water for my sparging for the longest time. Now I treat it with campden tablets to get rid of the chloramine...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-24-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By apalke
As an addendum, my understanding is that if a...

As an addendum, my understanding is that if a beer has a problem of tannin extraction it is most likely due to the increase in pH when you "oversparge". This leads some people who start off with high...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-24-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By apalke
When I was first starting out all grain I would...

When I was first starting out all grain I would always forget to recirculate the wort and ended up with some grain junk in my wort which got boiled. I never had any problems with astringency in my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By apalke
I don't know man, with 1.6lb chocolate malt and...

I don't know man, with 1.6lb chocolate malt and 0.5lb roasted barley I would have thought this thing would turn out black as night... even with stuff floating around in there as suggested above. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By apalke
"Domestic two row" and "pale two row" are gonna...

"Domestic two row" and "pale two row" are gonna be basically the same thing, so I doubt this is what went wrong. In fact, the pale two row you bought likely was domestic unless it was labelled...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-19-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By apalke
These are the ones I use: ...

These are the ones I use:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-hose-clamps/=p07jpu

But the other suggestions above may work as well.
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