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Forum: General Techniques 03-02-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By cmgray
According to Mr. Malty himself you want to use...

According to Mr. Malty himself you want to use 1gm of DME per 10 ml of starter.

So for a 1 liter starter, you would put 100gm of DME into the vessel and then fill with water to the 1 liter mark....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-02-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,316
Posted By cmgray
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but my...

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that wheat malt is either red or white and there's not a huge difference between the 2. So techincally no such thing as just plain wheat...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-25-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,200
Posted By cmgray
Thanks for the advice, looks like I should add...

Thanks for the advice, looks like I should add some yeast. I was thinking that would probably be the case.


@Sixbillionethans - You can get o2 absorbing caps that should suck up any that's...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-24-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,200
Posted By cmgray
Bottling a Flanders Red

I brewed up 2 batches of flanders red last May and will be bottling them in the next couple of months.

My question is if I want to bottle condition them, should I add in some more yeast since...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-18-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,301
Posted By cmgray
Twitter / brewtility...

Twitter / brewtility (http://www.twitter.com/brewtility)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-12-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By cmgray
You'll be wondering how you lived without the...

You'll be wondering how you lived without the kegging equipment.
Forum: General Techniques 02-04-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By cmgray
The best and easiest way would be to forget about...

The best and easiest way would be to forget about the secondary. Lots of brewers skip the secondary and most that I've heard from say it's improved the quality of the beer.

Just leave it in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-04-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By cmgray
I'll agree that the later Jamil shows went a...

I'll agree that the later Jamil shows went a little downhill, but the earlier episodes were chock full of brewing tips and hints alongside great discussion of the topic style and how to brew it. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By cmgray
I get that medicine/band-aid flavor all the time...

I get that medicine/band-aid flavor all the time in my green beers. But a few weeks later it's always gone. I'm sure it's fine.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By cmgray
Probably not bad. Generally speaking the sooner...

Probably not bad. Generally speaking the sooner the yeast get in the wort and start working, the lower your chance of infection. But if you had clean practices then there's most likely nothing to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By cmgray
I wouldn't bother with the Krausen technique...

I wouldn't bother with the Krausen technique unless you take a gravity reading and find that it's still too high. I can't imagine there's too much of a benefit from doing it otherwise.

Also,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,887
Posted By cmgray
The temp will be dependent on the yeast strain...

The temp will be dependent on the yeast strain and the type of beer your making.

Most yeasts will have an optimum fermentation temp listed. It's best to stay within that range unless you know...
Forum: Brewing Software 01-26-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By cmgray
It's hard these days to find the exact hops you...

It's hard these days to find the exact hops you need, and even in good times, the alpha acids vary quite a bit. So it's nice even with tried and true recipes to be able to play around with the hop...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-26-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By cmgray
Ahh sorry. I misread the OP. In that...

Ahh sorry. I misread the OP.

In that case, unless it becomes a trend, I'd say you're fine. If it was an anomoly and your process hasn't changed. Then it was probably a crush problem, or maybe...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,129
Posted By cmgray
What about using the Five Star 5.2 buffer. I'm...

What about using the Five Star 5.2 buffer. I'm not sure what the limits of the buffer are, but I'm guessing it would pull you mash pH right down to where it needs to be.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-26-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By cmgray
If you're truly worried about ph, you can either...

If you're truly worried about ph, you can either get some test strips and see, or get some 5.2 buffer and put that in your mash. Then you know your pH will be right on and you can see if that's the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-26-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By cmgray
I don't think it could have started fermenting in...

I don't think it could have started fermenting in 1 minute. Most likely there was a bunch of CO2 in solution and the yeast just provided nucleation sites and released some CO2 causing it to foam.
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Forum: Brewing Software 01-26-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By cmgray
There are online webapps that can do recipe...

There are online webapps that can do recipe formulation as well. You don't necessarily need a software package.

Just throwing that out there (see sig). :D
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-22-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,266
Posted By cmgray
I'll throw in an "unbelievably cool" as...

I'll throw in an "unbelievably cool" as well.
Forum: General Techniques 01-22-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,148
Posted By cmgray
If the temp of your house is 68, that beer will...

If the temp of your house is 68, that beer will be buzzing along at least 70-72 while it's fermenting without any help. I'd say you're in good shape.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By cmgray
The longer the better really, but a day or two...

The longer the better really, but a day or two makes a difference IMO. Again, I'm not sure if outside is really a good idea if there's a chance you'll freeze the beer or get it light struck. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By cmgray
If you don't splash it around too much it'll be...

If you don't splash it around too much it'll be fine. There's a nice layer of CO2 sitting on top of the beer now and that'll keep a good portion of the o2 at bay.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By cmgray
I'd say most English and American ale styles are...

I'd say most English and American ale styles are pretty forgiving. Most ferment in the mid to high 60's which is fairly easy to control and most have a fairly wide range as far as color, bitterness,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By cmgray
Cold crashing is as simple as it sounds. After...

Cold crashing is as simple as it sounds. After the fermentation is complete, you bring the temperature of the beer down rapidly. As close to freezing as you can get. This will help force all of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,067
Posted By cmgray
Also, I wouldn't be overly worried about no...

Also, I wouldn't be overly worried about no bubbles in your primary after only 18 hours. Lag times can be more than 24. It's not ideal, but not necesarily a problem.
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