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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By syblue
So you think I should just leave it and let it be...

So you think I should just leave it and let it be thick and sweet?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-06-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By syblue
high final gavity

My Porter ended at 1.030 I was shooting for 1.018. I let it ferment for four weeks. My problem was I mashed to high, I was trying to hit 156 but when I checked my first runnings it was about 162.
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-29-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,043
Posted By syblue
I have had batches that look like that when I use...

I have had batches that look like that when I use oatmeal. but it will compact down when the yeast falls out.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-04-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By syblue
So BendBrewer are you saying if I take it off the...

So BendBrewer are you saying if I take it off the CO2 at proper carb level then chill it before serving the carb level should stay pretty close?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-04-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By syblue
I hadn't thought about how chilling it when...

I hadn't thought about how chilling it when served will effect the carb level. Yes I will put the keg on ice for serving so I will have to find a middle ground.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-04-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By syblue
Thank you for explaining that. So after a week...

Thank you for explaining that. So after a week or so I could take a sample, if it has enough carbonation I can then disconnect the CO2 and it should stay at that carbonation level?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-04-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By syblue
first time kegging

I kegged for the first time. It is a dry hopped Pale. I don't have a fridge to put it in but I have a small cellar that stays at 50 F. I need this beer carbed in three weeks. I have looked at this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,491
Posted By syblue
There is a small shop in North Portland called...

There is a small shop in North Portland called Homebrew Exchange. They have fair prices not an giant selection, but they are open Sundays and are very friendly and helpful even when I have my 4...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By syblue
No one has mentioned the Bridgeport brewpubs they...

No one has mentioned the Bridgeport brewpubs they are similar to others out there but they always have a couple casked conditioned beers. I also really like the Moon and Six
Pence. The Horse...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-12-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By syblue
I would add some crystal malt and keep the...

I would add some crystal malt and keep the extract all light instead of half amber. Also be ready with a blowoff tube 14lb. of LME is a lot.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-21-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,679
Posted By syblue
I really like North Coast Brewing Red Seal out...

I really like North Coast Brewing Red Seal out of a cask. There is only one place in town that I know of that has it, so it is a treat for me.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-18-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,675
Posted By syblue
I have used Dead Guy Ale 1/2 gallon bottles and...

I have used Dead Guy Ale 1/2 gallon bottles and had no problems. I boil the caps and put them on with pliers
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-07-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By syblue
I was there on Saturday afternoon. I had a...

I was there on Saturday afternoon. I had a blast, I got to try Deschutes' Mirror Mirror I really liked it. But after about 5 tasters or so they all started blending together.
I did try the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By syblue
I think $40-$50 is the going rate for a used keg.

I think $40-$50 is the going rate for a used keg.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-25-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 98,428
Posted By syblue
I liked the show. I thought it was fun to see the...

I liked the show. I thought it was fun to see the inside of a brewery. I also like Sam Calagione, read his book. The problem I do have is that it is a discovery channel show they are all the same....
Forum: DIY Projects 11-21-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,704
Posted By syblue
Hi Ramsvatn I was wondering how long does it take...

Hi Ramsvatn I was wondering how long does it take to get up to a boil?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-22-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 956
Posted By syblue
Boulevard Brewing ZON Recipe

My wife is from Kansas City and loves Boulevards Zon witbeer. I have searched for a clone recipe but haven't been able to find one. If someone could point me in the right direction or suggest a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-10-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,343
Posted By syblue
I just brewed a hazelnut brown ale. I used the...

I just brewed a hazelnut brown ale. I used the hazelnut flavoring that comes in a 2 oz. container. I added it when I bottled and I only used a little less then half the bottle. it has a light smell...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-26-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,873
Posted By syblue
I think it will not make a difference at all. The...

I think it will not make a difference at all. The only way to notice would be to brew it again and follow the recipe but I think the difference would be very small even side by side. Relax it will...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-25-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 176,889
Posted By syblue
I just got some brewing equipment from my cousin...

I just got some brewing equipment from my cousin and there was star san in it this stuff is at least 7 years old does star san go bad?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-26-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By syblue
Hi sounds to me like you are worrying for no...

Hi sounds to me like you are worrying for no reason. I have left the lid on my pot the entire boil and the beer turned out fine. Also don't worry about bottling right now the air lock is just one...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-10-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,368
Posted By syblue
I really liked Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher. ...

I really liked Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher. Its not really a how to book for beginners but more about different ingredients and styles. A very enjoyable book.
Forum: Introductions 10-08-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By syblue
Hi from Portland

Hi everyone I have been a member member for a little bit but never got around to posting. So here I am I started home brewing about 8 years ago I have taken a year off here and there but then a new...
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