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Forum: General Techniques 11-15-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,104
Posted By Brandonovich
I use the medium toast oak cubes. I weigh out two...

I use the medium toast oak cubes. I weigh out two ounces for 5 gallons and soak them in 8 ounces of bourbon for a week. I just throw those in the secondary and wait. It usually takes about two weeks...
Forum: For Sale 11-15-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Brandonovich
I'll take it. Thanks for the heads up Craig.

I'll take it. Thanks for the heads up Craig.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Brandonovich
The Boil: Yes, I would do a longer boil, but you...

The Boil: Yes, I would do a longer boil, but you are going to have to adjust your recipe accordingly. I assume you are doing extract, so be sure to account for the extra evaporation and add extra...
Forum: General Techniques 08-31-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,837
Posted By Brandonovich
One of the main advantages to adding coffee...

One of the main advantages to adding coffee rather than grounds is that you have much more control of how much coffee flavor gets into your beer. Cold brew some very strong coffee, and then take a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-31-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Brandonovich
You are correct, it is a standard method. The...

You are correct, it is a standard method. The mistake most people - myself included - initially make is that they do not boil the water first. The chlorine in your tap water will really effect the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Brandonovich
I think you may want to be wary of your head...

I think you may want to be wary of your head space issue as well. The healthiest most viable yeast is going to be at the top during active fermentation, and if you blow it all out the top, you will...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Brandonovich
You can do that, and it will work fine, but you...

You can do that, and it will work fine, but you need to boil the water first, cool it back down, and then add it into your wort. Boiling will sterilize it - very important - and it will also gas off...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-30-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,646
Posted By Brandonovich
I would be wary of $18 Perlicks, there are knock...

I would be wary of $18 Perlicks, there are knock offs out there that do not work as well, and $18 is insanely cheap.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 792
Posted By Brandonovich
Also, that San Diego yeast is highly attenuative.

Also, that San Diego yeast is highly attenuative.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 792
Posted By Brandonovich
The overnight mash is going to give you really...

The overnight mash is going to give you really high efficiency, and you have grains that are completely fermentable, so I am not surprised you are finishing low even though your mash temp was...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By Brandonovich
The overall viability of the yeast portion of the...

The overall viability of the yeast portion of the blend was probably a little lower because it got hot during shipping, and it may have needed a little more time to get going. My friend and I have a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Brandonovich
all grain or extract?

all grain or extract?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By Brandonovich
Your problem is most likely not the amount of...

Your problem is most likely not the amount of alcohol, but the type. At higher temperatures you have created more fusel acohol, and it is going to be very difficult to cover it up. I would dry hop it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Brandonovich
I had the same thing happen on a DIPA recently...

I had the same thing happen on a DIPA recently and thought for sure I had an infection. It ended up tasting great, no problems.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By Brandonovich
Definitely leave it. And try to get the temp up...

Definitely leave it. And try to get the temp up high, as close to 90 degrees as possible. And use the French Saison next time, it is effortless.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 792
Posted By Brandonovich
Are you brewing all grain or extract? All grain,...

Are you brewing all grain or extract? All grain, try mashing at a higher temp. Extract you are always going to have a different finishing gravity because you do not have the ability to choose mash...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-18-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,765
Posted By Brandonovich
What I would do is to make the starter in the...

What I would do is to make the starter in the carboy and then pitch directly on top of it. That would be the real advantage to this. The amount of oxygen you will pull into wort with this is not...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Brandonovich
Just because you used a bock yeast does not make...

Just because you used a bock yeast does not make it "not an IPA"
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By Brandonovich
I don't see how anyone could not taste the rye in...

I don't see how anyone could not taste the rye in SN Ruthless Rye.
Forum: Texas HomeBrew Forum 03-02-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,980
Posted By Brandonovich
This is not my first comp, but my first...

This is not my first comp, but my first Bluebonnet, and i entered four beers: Rye saison, raspberry apfelwein, and a bourbon oak aged irish red in new entrant and wood aged beers.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-21-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,036
Posted By Brandonovich
I made a jig out of a 2 X 4. I basically cut a V...

I made a jig out of a 2 X 4. I basically cut a V groove into the faces of two scraps from a 2 X 4. You stand these on end with the V's facing each other and clamp them together with the tap handle...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-13-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By Brandonovich
I just got my dudadiesel 40 plate chiller with...

I just got my dudadiesel 40 plate chiller with the garden hose fittings and 1/2" hose barbs. What a great deal, and it is physically almost identical to my friend's therminator. Thanks for the great...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-07-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,253
Posted By Brandonovich
I use a copper manifold and I am VERY happy with...

I use a copper manifold and I am VERY happy with it. I always get comments from other brewers how well it works. I have not had a stuck sparge since I went to it, and it is really easy to clean.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-05-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,253
Posted By Brandonovich
I found that the first few batches of beer in my...

I found that the first few batches of beer in my cooler MLT, I had problems hitting my target temp and had to add water to adjust the temp. If you are at 12 lbs of grain in a five gallon MLT, you do...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-01-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By Brandonovich
Plate Chiller Advice

OK, so I am looking to make the change from immersion chiller to plate chiller, and I could use some advice. Here in North Texas, the ground water is 90 degrees at times, so I will be using a copper...
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