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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-18-2012, 06:26 AM
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Posted By jimmywit
My brother in law just got this kit and I went...

My brother in law just got this kit and I went over today to help him with his first brew. I thought it was complete junk!!! The instructions suck for someone who has never brewed and it did not come...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By jimmywit
Well that is great news as well. That new shop in...

Well that is great news as well. That new shop in Normal is only a couple of blocks from my house.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,879
Posted By jimmywit
Even after a couple of years and many brews under...

Even after a couple of years and many brews under my belt this beer is still one of the best I have ever made. It is a great summer time brew and I am looking forward to getting another batch going...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By jimmywit
So what ideas does everyone have.

So it is well known that we all love to brew and we all would love to walk away from our regular jobs and get into the business. So what ideas does everyone have on how to do that? We can open a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By jimmywit
This is our first one. So it is great news to...

This is our first one. So it is great news to finally have a local place to go.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-01-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By jimmywit
Great new Brew store

For anyone that lives in Central IL, a great new brew store just opened up in downtown Bloomington IL. I went and checked it out today and finally we have a store where we can all go. He has...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-01-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,219
Posted By jimmywit
The Mellow Mushroom on hwy 98 has some good...

The Mellow Mushroom on hwy 98 has some good beers. Also there is a liquer store that has a ton of craft beers that is just a little east of Destin in Sandestin. It is in the same shopping complex as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By jimmywit
It is for a 5 gallon batch. When you convert...

It is for a 5 gallon batch. When you convert extract how do you know what other grains to add for color and flavor? Alot of extract brews only use DME or LME so how should I determine what else to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-29-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By jimmywit
Please help me convert

Can anyone please help me convert this extract recipe or tell me how I can do it myself? I made this Siason a few years back with 5 lbs of plain dme and 1 pound of wheat dme and loved it. I want to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By jimmywit
chocolate malt

I wanted to get everyones thoughts on chocolate malt. What type of flavor do most of you get from this malt in low dosages like 4 or so oz in 5 gallons? Is it more roasty or does it give any...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By jimmywit
When i put the recipe into my beer calculator it...

When i put the recipe into my beer calculator it puts the SRM at 33. That should put it at almost black. I figure I will just brew it and see how it turns out.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By jimmywit
Will do. I plan on brewing it next weekend.

Will do. I plan on brewing it next weekend.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By jimmywit
Perfect thanks phenry, that is what i needed to...

Perfect thanks phenry, that is what i needed to know.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By jimmywit
Campden tablet ?

I have searched on this site and was just wondering about when to add camden tablets to my water. Should I add 1/4 of a tablet to all the water I am going to use, so in all 6.5 gallons? Or do I just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By jimmywit
Thanks guys. I had this great Black IPA in Tacoma...

Thanks guys. I had this great Black IPA in Tacoma and it was really silky and smooth so thats why I added the flaked oats. Yes they are all pellet hops and I will move the 45 min addition. Thanks for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By jimmywit
Re- done Black IPA Please critique

Here it is please critique and let me know any thoughts. This is my first go at this style add have been working on this recipe for awhile. Thanks in advance.

11lbs 2 row
12 oz crystal 60
10 oz...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By jimmywit
What kind of yeast did you use? And what temp did...

What kind of yeast did you use? And what temp did you ferment at. Some yeast strains are supposed and desired to give a banana flavor. Also if you fermented at to high of a temp or did not give...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By jimmywit
What did you use to sanitize with?

What did you use to sanitize with?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-16-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By jimmywit
I re did the grain bill. 11lbs 2 row 12 oz...

I re did the grain bill.

11lbs 2 row
12 oz crystal 60
10 oz de husked carafa III
4 oz choc
8 oz Flaked oats
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-16-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By jimmywit
2nd the beersmith!!!

2nd the beersmith!!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-16-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By jimmywit
Take gravity readings. When you have at least 3...

Take gravity readings. When you have at least 3 days at the same gravity the beer should be done. I have had bottle bombs before and it is not something you want to deal with. If you still had a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-16-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By jimmywit
I am not sure what the new hop additions would...

I am not sure what the new hop additions would be, but an extra 4 oz does not seem right to me. That is double what your original hops would be and you are only adding one more pound of extract. If...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-16-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By jimmywit
Maybe a tad of flaked oats for some creaminess as...

Maybe a tad of flaked oats for some creaminess as well. I had a great silky smooth black IPA in Tacoma and want to try and get something similar. Any thoughts?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By jimmywit
I have done the Blood orange recipe out of...

I have done the Blood orange recipe out of extreme brewing and it came out great!! I also did the same recipe with Valencia oranges and it was pretty good as well. You can get the recipe online. The...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By jimmywit
I had to leave my home for a year for work. I had...

I had to leave my home for a year for work. I had just brewed a batch right before I left. I came back a year later and bottled and it was just fine. My wife had to fill my airlock a few times and...
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