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Forum: Pilsner 12-21-2012, 11:03 PM
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Posted By suicider
Boil for 60 minutes.

Boil for 60 minutes.
Forum: Pilsner 11-27-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 56,090
Posted By suicider
This recipe called for sterling and liberty,...

This recipe called for sterling and liberty, neither one is a noble hop...i don't think. I did use sterling pellets, instead of leaves, if that has anything to do with it.
Forum: Pilsner 11-27-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 56,090
Posted By suicider
Well, the beer turned out hoppier than i...

Well, the beer turned out hoppier than i expected, but still decent, which is good considering the long lag tiem for fermentation to start. I subbed mt.hood for libert. The beer has a sort of citrus...
Forum: Pilsner 10-10-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By suicider
Yeah, i'm finding out the hard way why it's...

Yeah, i'm finding out the hard way why it's recommended. I was gonna buy two vials but the store only had one. Next time i'll bite the bullet and make the starter. Hopefully I won't have a batch of...
Forum: Pilsner 10-10-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By suicider
It's been in primary for 16 days. Observable...

It's been in primary for 16 days. Observable fermentation didn't start till day four though. I used white labs wlp830 1 vial, no starter.
Forum: Pilsner 10-09-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By suicider
being as my fermentation took forever to start,...

being as my fermentation took forever to start, should i wait a couple days to do a diacetyl rest? it was smelling kinda buttery there for a day or two but doesn't really smell that way now. bubbles...
Forum: Pilsner 09-28-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 56,090
Posted By suicider
I'm still getting a feel for my analog temp...

I'm still getting a feel for my analog temp controller. It's like ten degrees warmer in the fridge than on the dial so I'm happy to be in the ballpark. Two or three degrees makes a significant...
Forum: Pilsner 09-27-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 56,090
Posted By suicider
Finally after pitching yeast late saturday ,...

Finally after pitching yeast late saturday , Thursday I finally started seeing krausen and bubbling. It's been at 50 degrees this whole time. Any need to worry with such a long lag time?
Forum: Pilsner 09-25-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By suicider
alright, so after 70 hours i see no bubbles but...

alright, so after 70 hours i see no bubbles but at least an inch of yeast at the bottom. i know i underpitched cuz the lhbs only had one vial left of the yeast i wanted and i am as yet too laZy to...
Forum: Pilsner 09-23-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 56,090
Posted By suicider
Well, my. Mash temp was a bit low at around 145...

Well, my. Mash temp was a bit low at around 145 so I guess it'll be a tad lighter than usual. I'm used to doing ales with mashes over 150 so seeing that far under made me a bit nervous. Anyway I plan...
Forum: Pilsner 09-18-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 56,090
Posted By suicider
Brewing this as my first lager. What kind of...

Brewing this as my first lager. What kind of water is everyone using? I was thinking of going half tap water half distilled water just to be onthe safeside.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-10-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,919
Posted By suicider
i wanted to make my own intoxicating beverage and...

i wanted to make my own intoxicating beverage and knew beer was too much work, found an article on making a simple cider and made that. ( hence my handle) i first came on here to obtain cider info. i...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-09-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,163
Posted By suicider
...i did let her try an old rasputin i was...

...i did let her try an old rasputin i was drinking once just to see her reaction...it was priceless.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-09-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,163
Posted By suicider
my wife refuses to try anything i made in the...

my wife refuses to try anything i made in the basement. not so much an anti-homebrew thing as she is just kinda snobby about food. looking at the bucket my porter is blowing off into i can't say she...
Forum: Porter 09-01-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 225,769
Posted By suicider
anybody ever tried cold steeping the dark grains...

anybody ever tried cold steeping the dark grains in this recipe. the last two dark beers i brewed came out kinda harsh tasting, and i heard gordon strong suggest it on an old episode of the brewing...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-12-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 370,670
Posted By suicider
evrytime i brew this i brew at 70 or above temps....

evrytime i brew this i brew at 70 or above temps. i want more banana character out of it but they always come out more clovey. anyone ever ferment at 62 as jamil suggests in his book? it smells...
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-07-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 122,480
Posted By suicider
i brewed this around two months ago and was...

i brewed this around two months ago and was wondering if the bitterness subsides with time? it smells great but you can't taste much of the hops i am assuming the bitterness might be masking it. or...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 06-30-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 370,670
Posted By suicider
i was under the impression that keeping themin...

i was under the impression that keeping themin the fridge would halt fermentation as this is an ale yeast.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 06-28-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 370,670
Posted By suicider
Been bottled for a week. Chilled one and tried it...

Been bottled for a week. Chilled one and tried it and it didn't gush immediately but flamed over after a few seconds. Immediately chilled the rest. I hope once they are cooled they react the same way...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 06-27-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 370,670
Posted By suicider
Yeah so I used about a cup of corn sugar and now...

Yeah so I used about a cup of corn sugar and now these puppies gush. The first one i chilled and it didn't explode immediately the second wasn't chilled was akin to a champagne bottle. Ya think I...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 02-18-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 370,670
Posted By suicider
well after a week and a half in the bottle the...

well after a week and a half in the bottle the beer tastes good despite my low o.g. i have this weird relationshipt whith hefes wherein the first onei drink always seems a little too clovey and not...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 01-31-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 370,670
Posted By suicider
Brewed this the other day and got a miserable...

Brewed this the other day and got a miserable 1.038 og. I don't care if it's weak in the alcohol dept. But is the flavor going to suffer? For what it is worth I underpitched the yeast cuz it Exploded...
Forum: American Ale 01-08-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4,116
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Posted By suicider
i'm drinking this one two weeks after...

i'm drinking this one two weeks after bottling.does this seem a little hoppy to be a blonde or is some subtle hop character appropriate for the style? i only ask cuz i entered it in a competition...
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