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Forum: General Techniques 01-15-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By gonzo brewer
I have made a clone of the Bruery's Black...

I have made a clone of the Bruery's Black Orchard, which turned out great. Steep about 12 oz. of coarsh crushed carafa II with really cold water (50 - 60 degrees) for about 30 minutes. Add to boil...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-21-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By gonzo brewer
Keep the wheat, you can lower it to .25 lb. Drop...

Keep the wheat, you can lower it to .25 lb. Drop the aromatic. Change your 5 minute addition to whirlpool. Late hop or go home. Drink fresh.

Looks tasty!!!!
Forum: India Pale Ale 12-10-2009, 06:11 PM
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Views: 116,306
Posted By gonzo brewer
I am brewing this tomorrow and I can't decide...

I am brewing this tomorrow and I can't decide whather to use WLP051 or US-05. So I am using both!!! I'll picth a 1 liter starter of the WLP051 at the same time as hydrated US-05. I'll post back in...
Forum: General Techniques 11-20-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By gonzo brewer
Misting = too much work If you toss and wait,...

Misting = too much work
If you toss and wait, the grain/moisture all balances nicely.
Forum: General Techniques 11-20-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By gonzo brewer
I have a corona type mill and have been malt...

I have a corona type mill and have been malt conditioning for the last 20 or so beers. My technique is 0.4oz. (by weight) per lb of grain. I toss my entire grain bill into 2 or 3 large plastic...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-09-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,406
Posted By gonzo brewer
I brewed this using 2 oz dryhop and WLP 051. A...

I brewed this using 2 oz dryhop and WLP 051. A wonderful IPA even though I have never tried the original. This is a nice switch from the West Coast style IPA's. I ended up with 5.9% ABV (poor...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-02-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By gonzo brewer
Anyone use this for their electric BK?

Variable transformer - I plan to use a 220V 5500W element in my BK.

http://www.newark.com/jsp/level5/module.jsp?moduleId=en_US/5773.xml

I want to control my boil manually. What are the pros...
Forum: General Techniques 09-24-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 50,120
Posted By gonzo brewer
I have a corney that won't seal and plan to...

I have a corney that won't seal and plan to primary in it tomorrow. I have no fermcap, so will make a 9 gal batch - 5 gal in carboy and 4 gal in corney.
I will cut 1" off dip tube so I can transfer...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 09-22-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,696
Posted By gonzo brewer
Picked up a sixer last night. It is just OK to...

Picked up a sixer last night. It is just OK to me, not bad but not great. I much prefered their 08 celebration.
Forum: General Techniques 09-17-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,048
Posted By gonzo brewer
Thank you Sacc - this makes sense.

Thank you Sacc - this makes sense.
Forum: General Techniques 09-17-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,048
Posted By gonzo brewer
Yeah, No question about using campden for brewing...

Yeah, No question about using campden for brewing water. Makes perfect sense with no downside.

The question is rinse water. Further search indicates rinse can be performed with tap water as long...
Forum: General Techniques 09-17-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,048
Posted By gonzo brewer
I have been using campden in my brew water...

I have been using campden in my brew water (charcoal filtered water) with good results, however I rinse my BK, MLT and Corney kegs with tap water (my utility uses cloramines). My last batch of pale...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-29-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By gonzo brewer
I have some Great Western 2-row and Briess 2-row...

I have some Great Western 2-row and Briess 2-row to work with. Per their respective websites, the GW ranges from 1.8 to 2.2L and the Briess is 1.8L. I'll go with the Briess.

Thank you HBT for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-28-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 27,789
Posted By gonzo brewer
I made a hopback using the same canister as...

I made a hopback using the same canister as drez77. My buddy welded ss nipples at 1" up from bottom and 1" down from top. He also fabbed a SS 3 legged ring that supports a SS sink drain screen...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-28-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By gonzo brewer
Has anyone brewed a Wit with 2 row??

I completly forgot to buy pilsner malt yesterday and I'm jonesing for a Wit. I know it would not be "authentic", but I have all the other ingredient and the yeast is what is most important - right?...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-22-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By gonzo brewer
I could wrap them with sleeping bags, but I think...

I could wrap them with sleeping bags, but I think after 2 weeks, they will equlize to ambient temperature.

Dry Ice, I did not consider this. I can check the price. Anyone know how long x lbs of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-22-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By gonzo brewer
Good idea I didn't think of, yes I have done this...

Good idea I didn't think of, yes I have done this before. Out to out quick-connect and push with 1-2 psig CO2.

Thanx
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-22-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By gonzo brewer
Road trip with 4 kegs - please advise

I will embark on a 2-1/2 week road trip next week in my RV which will end with a wedding. I will be serving 4 kegs of beer at this wedding.

I am planning to carb these up to about 2.6 volumes...
Forum: General Techniques 07-20-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,382
Posted By gonzo brewer
I use a HEPA filter in the 2nd carboy cap hole. ...

I use a HEPA filter in the 2nd carboy cap hole. After I rack the beer, I want can harvest the yeast. I add 1 liter of boiled (cooled) water by turning the filter the other direction, place racking...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-19-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By gonzo brewer
I used 4 oz. Aromatic in my wit. I loved it. I...

I used 4 oz. Aromatic in my wit. I loved it. I like the dry tartness but am not crazy about the blandness of some wit's. Who cares if it is not perfectly to style.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-13-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,511
Posted By gonzo brewer
You are in Florida - Find a pool guy and recycle...

You are in Florida - Find a pool guy and recycle the old SS pool filters. They make great 31 gallon systems. Get the ideas from HBT, sketch it up and give it to a fabricator. Make sure the MLT has...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-10-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,330
Posted By gonzo brewer
Terrazza, I love your approach and am...

Terrazza,

I love your approach and am planning a similar sculpture.
3 questions:
1) Can you control your BK burner with the gas valve you use, or would you recommend a needle valve here.
2) I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,714
Posted By gonzo brewer
I made this 4 days ago. I am wondering about a...

I made this 4 days ago. I am wondering about a straight 1/2 oz ea. of Simcoe/Columbus dry hop instead of 1/4 oz each of Simcoe/Columbus/Cent/Amarillo. The GF WCIPA I have had in keg and bottle is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-16-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,890
Posted By gonzo brewer
Glad you liked it. My last batch used 2 lb...

Glad you liked it.
My last batch used 2 lb white wheat. I think it is better yet. Lagering this kolsch away in secondary at below 50 for 3 weeks really helps this one. I imagine it would be good...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-12-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By gonzo brewer
You'll be sucking on a sweet grapefruit in about...

You'll be sucking on a sweet grapefruit in about 6 weeks.
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