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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-29-2014, 09:43 PM
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Posted By bassbone
Just finished the first batch using my newly...

Just finished the first batch using my newly acquired Monster Mill 2! Purchased the mill because the mill at my LHBS is no longer adjustable and they have it set at 60% efficiency.

Sans Le Chat...
Forum: Sour Ale 06-29-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,307
Posted By bassbone
Just thought I would mention that I just brewed...

Just thought I would mention that I just brewed this again today and this time I stuck to the recipe suggestion about yest strains. I pitched WLP653 and WLP 644. Will report back once it is done!
Forum: Sour Ale 11-20-2013, 10:45 PM
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Posted By bassbone
Hi Tvalone- Answers below I would...

Hi Tvalone-

Answers below

I would consider this book intermediate to advanced level brewing. Might be a good idea to start with John Palmer's How to Brew (http://www.howtobrew.com/)

You...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-13-2013, 05:38 PM
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Posted By bassbone
IPA today using my first year hop harvest (Nugget...

IPA today using my first year hop harvest (Nugget and Cascade)!
Forum: Hops Growing 09-07-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By bassbone
I planted Cascade, Nugget and Willamette this...

I planted Cascade, Nugget and Willamette this year (1st time growing hops).

The Nugget Grew tall very quickly, and the cones did not start to form until it was almost time to harvest the first...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-13-2013, 10:20 PM
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Posted By bassbone
question form 1st year grower

Hey-

I'm seeing some things on my hops that are causing some concern.

3 shots are different leaf problems. 1st one I think is normal... bottom of vine yellowing when cone production starts.
...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-17-2013, 02:59 AM
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Views: 382
Posted By bassbone
No facts in this post, just opinions... ...

No facts in this post, just opinions...

There is usually a little head space in my kegs when they are filled, but I don't think it matters as long as the head space is Co2, not O2.

Once beer is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-04-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By bassbone
I think this looks fairly good. I prefer Pils...

I think this looks fairly good. I prefer Pils malt instead of regular 2 row for Saisons. I think it gives a more interesting malt flavor in the beer.

11.5% seems like a lot of munich to me, but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-28-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By bassbone
If your hydrometer is calibrated for 60 degrees...

If your hydrometer is calibrated for 60 degrees and the wort is 75 degrees, the gravity needs to be adjusted up. I.E. the 75 degree beer that reads 1.060 on the hydrometer is actually 1.062
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-28-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By bassbone
What is your post-boil volume? The kits are...

What is your post-boil volume?

The kits are probably calibrated for 1.062 gravity at 5 Gallons. If you boil it down so there is only 4.5 gallons, the sugars would be more concentrated and would...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-28-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By bassbone
Nice work! Looks really great.

Nice work! Looks really great.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-27-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By bassbone
My understanding is that it is not the yeast...

My understanding is that it is not the yeast processing hop oils that causes hops to fade with age. The oils/aroma/flavor of hops just get weaker as they get older.

If you warm it back up and let...
Forum: Brewing Software 10-27-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By bassbone
I've been very happy with Beersmith, and I think...

I've been very happy with Beersmith, and I think it is one of the more popular programs here.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-27-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,906
Posted By bassbone
I'll be interested in seeing how this turns out,...

I'll be interested in seeing how this turns out, and in the very least it will be good to refer people to this to answer the "is my grain still good" threads
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-27-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By bassbone
Founders is a must try. Very good beer and they...

Founders is a must try. Very good beer and they have some things that they do not serve outside the brewery.

Brewery Vivant (http://www.breweryvivant.com/) is also good. It offers belgian inspired...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-27-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By bassbone
Think session beers! Orfy's Mild...

Think session beers! Orfy's Mild (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f67/mild-mannered-ale-ag-e-uk-us-52776/) is a great option.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-08-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By bassbone
hi Mrjones. beer gives off some funny...

hi Mrjones.

beer gives off some funny smells during the course of fermentation, and generally it will taste drastically different after lagering and carbonation.

That being said, if it does...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-28-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 57,958
Posted By bassbone
When I was brewing extract+specialty grain I...

When I was brewing extract+specialty grain I found my attenuation lower than it is now. I think having that much LME + 1# of crystal malt makes this a REALLY tough batch to attenuate any lower than...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-23-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15,132
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Posted By bassbone
Using up the rest of a bag of Belgian Pils....

Using up the rest of a bag of Belgian Pils. Today, the Abbey Single from Randy Mosher. Next week, a Belgian Strong Pale using the yeast cake from the single.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-10-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By bassbone
It can't hurt to raise it a bit, but at this...

It can't hurt to raise it a bit, but at this point I'm not sure how much flavor or attenuation you will pick up. What is the gravity at?

This turned out pretty well, but since I've tried 3711 and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By bassbone
The Roselare Blend and other bacteria don't...

The Roselare Blend and other bacteria don't behave like regular brewers yeast. Expect this to take MUCH longer than you are accustomed to!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-25-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,850
Posted By bassbone
If you're curious try a very small batch. I am...

If you're curious try a very small batch. I am very doubtful this will turn out drinkable, though.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-25-2012, 02:19 AM
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Posted By bassbone
Just finishing up chilling an AG Tripel (I really...

Just finishing up chilling an AG Tripel (I really wanted to call it cerberus tripel, but two commercial breweries beat me to the punch!). OG is 1.084 and pitching on 2nd gen 3787
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2012, 12:43 AM
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Posted By bassbone
Saison Persephone today. Grist is Pils, Wheat and...

Saison Persephone today. Grist is Pils, Wheat and Rye, Calypso Hope (trying to use up a pound I have in the freezer), and fermented on washed 3711.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15,132
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Posted By bassbone
Saison tonight. Belgian Blonde tomorrow

Saison tonight. Belgian Blonde tomorrow
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