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Forum: Extract Brewing 03-24-2013, 12:18 AM
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Posted By blasbek
Any help appreciated. Thanks

Any help appreciated. Thanks
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-23-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By blasbek
Extract pumpkin amber ale

Making a 5 gallon full boil extract pumpkin amber tomorrow, from items picked off the shelf of my lhbs, and would appreciate any pointers if any of the ingredients may not be suitable. This is my...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-11-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By blasbek
Thanks Curtis! I was thinking of getting an extra...

Thanks Curtis! I was thinking of getting an extra oz of cascade and making the tea with 2oz. Would this be too much or help make up for the first mistake?
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-09-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By blasbek
Couldn't find anything on hop tea. Could I just...

Couldn't find anything on hop tea. Could I just boil the hops for 10 minutes in a couple of pints of water and add to fermenter? Is there a best or worst time to do that? ASAP? After fermentation is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-08-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By blasbek
Omitted hops....

Brewed a pale ale and accidentally missed cascade addition (1 oz) with 10 mins left of boil. Would adding it to primary after 7 days work or should I do a secondary and dry hop then, or should I just...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-24-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By blasbek
What other flavors would work with an ipa? Any...

What other flavors would work with an ipa? Any fruit or spice additions. Really looking to use this as a chance to try something different with a split batch. Vanilla? Coffee? Strawberry?
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-24-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By blasbek
Time to experiment....

Have done 10 extract kits, now looking to have some fun with this. I have a wyeast 1056 yeast cake to reuse, and a willamette hop packet that was in my last kit, that shouldn't have been, so looking...
Forum: General Techniques 02-04-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By blasbek
Cold chilling

I have had a pale ale chilling in a fridge for 4 days after 14 days primary fermentation. I am chilling to improve clarity. I will be bottling the beer, but am not sure how long is a good time to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-01-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By blasbek
Gelatin

As a vegetarian I don't wish to use gelatin to clear my beers. What is the best alternative, and would a vegetarian gelatin, such as at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 266
Posted By blasbek
Beer lao

I live in SE Tennessee, and would love to get my hands on some beer Lao (regular not dark, ideally).

Anybody know a place within driving distance I can pick some up? I had the dark version when I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-22-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By blasbek
Yes, cold crash, not lagering. I read...

Yes, cold crash, not lagering.


I read various posts about using sanitized foil and securing it firmly to the fermenter. It seemed fairly foolproof and avoided any water being sucked in...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-22-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By blasbek
Chilling during primary

I was planning on putting my primary fermenter in a spare fridge around day 14, and leaving it there for a week. I will be removing air lock, covering with foil for suck back, etc. any other issues...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-22-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By blasbek
Yooper, why add half of the extract at the end?...

Yooper, why add half of the extract at the end? If that is better why do the instructions not recommend that? Thanks.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-21-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By blasbek
90 minute boil

I have heard 90 is better than a 60 minute boil. What are the benefits, and how would I adjust the timings of my hop additions? Would I boil the extract for 30 then start following the directions? I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-15-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By blasbek
My favorite beers are actually ipa's, so I can...

My favorite beers are actually ipa's, so I can live with 60 ibu's. also, I bought 2 kits (reusing yeast cake) so will do 1 as the instructions call for and 1 with less hops at the start, and see...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-14-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By blasbek
Fwiw the kit I am making is NB tcan and bearcats...

Fwiw the kit I am making is NB tcan and bearcats wheaten beat down. Calls for .75 oz Yakima magnum hops for 60 mins, then 1 oz of willamette and cascade 10 mins before end of boil. How would I do...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-14-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By blasbek
I have a 40 qt stainless kettle but will be using...

I have a 40 qt stainless kettle but will be using it over 2 electric range eyes.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-14-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By blasbek
I have heard some people start out with more than...

I have heard some people start out with more than 5 gallons to get to 5 gallons at the end, with wort lost to evaporation? Is this true, and what is the amount needed to end up with 5?
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-14-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By blasbek
First full boil

Just bought a 10 gallon kettle and am about to do my first NB extract kit, after doing 8 partial boils in a 5 gallon kettle.

Do I need to make any adjustments to the instructions, or is it as...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By blasbek
Thanks for replies.... And actually as I posted...

Thanks for replies.... And actually as I posted the question I found a 10g on amazon for 40 and bought it. Long term I will probably try all grain, but want to make the best extract I can before...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By blasbek
[QUOTE="blasbek"]Thinking of replacing 3G kettle...

[QUOTE="blasbek"]Thinking of replacing 3G kettle with a 5 or 10 for extract brewing. 2 questions...

1- with a 5g, when following extract instructions would I just boil 5g at the start, instead of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By blasbek
Kettle upgrade

Thinking of replacing 3G kettle with a 5 or 10 for extract brewing. 2 questions...

1- with a 5g, when following extract instructions would I just boil 5g at the start, instead of adding water at...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By blasbek
Billl, I did and I just thought to add this...

Billl, I did and I just thought to add this before you asked, the taste I think was present before bottling.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By blasbek
This is not my strong point but i will try to...

This is not my strong point but i will try to describe.... It is an aftertaste, after the flavor of the beer comes through, and quite acidic. Seems to be at the back of the tongue, if that makes...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By blasbek
Yeast off flavors?

brewed a NB Calif'a common & racked too much yeast into secondary. Didn't realize until 2nd week so beer had been on yeast for 4 weeks. I racked into a clean carboy for 2 more weeks.just tried the...
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