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Forum: European Amber Lager 02-25-2014, 11:51 PM
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Posted By CDGoin
What changes would I make for brew in the bag and...

What changes would I make for brew in the bag and to change this to an ale..?

Want to create a Marzen style ale for a contest.

Thinking just crush a little finer and a WLP001 CALIFORNIA ALE...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-20-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,660
Posted By CDGoin
Put in a container that can vent. Sounds like it...

Put in a container that can vent. Sounds like it wasn't finished fermenting before you bottled..
Forum: General Techniques 06-16-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,510
Posted By CDGoin
I wouldn't and wont be worried abut infection.....

I wouldn't and wont be worried abut infection.. as sugars shouldn't be any worse than a soda or something and they don't get infected if everything is clean. The "Flat" non-abv boiled wort does taste...
Forum: General Techniques 06-14-2013, 04:13 PM
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Posted By CDGoin
Well research in non-ABV Beers, showed production...

Well research in non-ABV Beers, showed production facilities either do it one of two ways. They either do not ferment at all (which is what most Malzbeirs do) or reverse osmosis drain the beer, which...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-24-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,472
Posted By CDGoin
Nope.. I am going to be getting some lentils soon...

Nope.. I am going to be getting some lentils soon and trying to redo the experiment with the info that was gathered.

Boreal dropped off the face of the earth right before he was to open and...
Forum: General Techniques 05-15-2013, 11:53 AM
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Posted By CDGoin
Not there yet.. but I am sure I will be in the...

Not there yet.. but I am sure I will be in the near future.

Got lots of testing to do.. starting with the sampling of the first test run from my braggot. The bragott came out very nice.. and I...
Forum: General Techniques 05-11-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,510
Posted By CDGoin
Good call.. I will look into that after the first...

Good call.. I will look into that after the first round to see first how much the hops are affected by the different techniques. A few of the judges in our local home brew club will be doing the...
Forum: General Techniques 05-09-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,510
Posted By CDGoin
Hmm.. good to know. So while not a true NA.....

Hmm.. good to know. So while not a true NA.. should still get to negligible levels.

If you make a 5% beer - 25% left would be 1.25% low enough to be considered NA by the guidelines I found. Which...
Forum: General Techniques 05-05-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,510
Posted By CDGoin
Great thread.. I started another..but figured I...

Great thread.. I started another..but figured I would go ahead and wake up this thread and kill the other. Better to keep all the info in one place. (BTW might want to make this a sticky.. it wasnt...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-04-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By CDGoin
Well I have a Honey octoberfest that I was about...

Well I have a Honey octoberfest that I was about to bottle.. so I have pulled 2L to do the boil down test.

I have to say.. not bad.

I also would like to pointout the alcohol starts boiling...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-03-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By CDGoin
Anyone know how many calories boiling would...

Anyone know how many calories boiling would remove from the beer itself..? I am going to try this with a few gallons of my latest batch..
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-30-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,179
Posted By CDGoin
I added the lemon zest to the secondary (after...

I added the lemon zest to the secondary (after boiling it in a cup of water for about 5 minutes)

My cream ale / braggot reciepe unintentionally turned into a sort of clone:
...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By CDGoin
Finished at 1.014 interestingly enough it came...

Finished at 1.014 interestingly enough it came out great and is a subtler on the lemon, a little more hoppy (Due to the dry hopping) and slightly sweeter version of:

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-30-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,418
Posted By CDGoin
If you over compress mine you can also get a lot...

If you over compress mine you can also get a lot of foam.

Best to use it to just push the beer out and not compress it out, at first.

Then at about 1/3 empty you can compress.

Being so...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-29-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 71
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Posted By CDGoin
Actually someone posted on this thread a few...

Actually someone posted on this thread a few pages back about doing something similar.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-23-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,418
Posted By CDGoin
Just don't over tighten (the plastic ones). The...

Just don't over tighten (the plastic ones). The metal ones seem to tighten up perfect and can lift the mini-keg with. The Plastic ones tend to be more delicate, but if you tighten well and hold with...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-22-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By CDGoin
Yep.. thats why adding it in the front (For ABV...

Yep.. thats why adding it in the front (For ABV and it still provides a flavor just not as much) and then the secondary 2 lbs for more flavor.

Honestly it tastes the same to me in both.. I think...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-22-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By CDGoin
OK.. so a PH test and possibly some nutrients for...

OK.. so a PH test and possibly some nutrients for the yeast..?

BTW did open it up and check.. nothing funky so not infected. If anything looks liek I am told a mead will look.. just some bubbles...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-22-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By CDGoin
No nutrients, did aerate.. but since I am well...

No nutrients, did aerate.. but since I am well past halftime told I shouldn't aerate again.. ?

Whats coming out of the fermenter is really good.. I would think a PH Of 3.0 would be really sour.....
Forum: Mead Forum 04-22-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By CDGoin
So then if I hold at say 1.019 it is possible for...

So then if I hold at say 1.019 it is possible for the vent to be active.. but not be fermenting..? Its a 7.4 gallon batch in a 7.5 gallon container so I don't have a lot of head space.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-22-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,418
Posted By CDGoin
Its possible they are the same and different...

Its possible they are the same and different threads that are close enough.

The 1/2" Tee is a plumbing Tee, and its 1/2" IF thread.. which may work out to a 3/4" -1/8 Male. All I know is that...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-22-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By CDGoin
Slow fermentation in a braggot?

I have a braggot that's OG was 1.072.

fermentation went well so I thought.. And then it got stuck at 1.024 at 2 weeks

I brought temps up to 70 and it has been fermenting.

Two weeks later i'm...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By CDGoin
Hate starting new threads.. so will hijack this...

Hate starting new threads.. so will hijack this one a bit :)

My first BIAB brew is hazy as it can be.. looks like a hefe actually..

I know its a lot of protein and probably (definately) too...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-18-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 665,914
Posted By CDGoin
Yes and no.. Depends on if its firm or more...

Yes and no..

Depends on if its firm or more like a dandelion and will fall apart.

I would just rack underneath it and leave it be.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,472
Posted By CDGoin
Maybe thats who is stopping the progress they...

Maybe thats who is stopping the progress they don't want us to know thier secret :)
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