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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By derekm
Homebrewers are crazy for hops and this style is...

Homebrewers are crazy for hops and this style is the ultimate showcase. Here is a recipe I took second with at my last comp. This is for 6 gallons.

8 lbs 2row
8lbs Vienna
2 lbs crystal 20
2...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-19-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,888
Posted By derekm
I have used both and both make a great beer. I...

I have used both and both make a great beer. I was not impressed with the 3711 at first but after aging it became awesome. Try setting a keg back for a few months and you will be in for a treat.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-19-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,469
Posted By derekm
I have 2 kegs aging and one about to kick. This...

I have 2 kegs aging and one about to kick. This recipe is very close the origional. I suggest you make another batch with your yeast. It will further beat down the cost, and this beer gets much...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-20-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,166
Posted By derekm
No step up here. He means make a 3L starter and...

No step up here. He means make a 3L starter and pitch into that.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By derekm
Your may want to check out MCABXIII. This may...

Your may want to check out MCABXIII. This may give you some direction for competitions to enter. Any first place finishes in the qualifying events gets you into the MCAB next spring.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-08-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,579
Posted By derekm
I have an eisbock in the keezer right now. I put...

I have an eisbock in the keezer right now. I put it in the freezer in a better bottle and let about 25 % turn to ice crystals then put a hop bag over my racking cane and kegged it. I was left with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-19-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By derekm
I would use both, they go well together. ...

I would use both, they go well together. Jamil's hop hammer (pliny clone) uses columbus, centennial, and simcoe in a 2-1-1 ratio and it is awesome. I have used this in several IPA's and love it. ...
Forum: General Techniques 01-06-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,498
Posted By derekm
You may want to look into getting a tank from a...

You may want to look into getting a tank from a gas supplier. It takes a tank and regulator but then o2 is cheap. 90L o2 tank cost 18 for me to fill and will do probably 200 batches. I mean a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By derekm
Usually you print labels at registration and put...

Usually you print labels at registration and put in a sandwich or small ziplock then rubberband to the bottles. At the comp they usually put two labels with serial numbers on each bottle as they...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By derekm
I considered it a journey to explore Brewing...

I considered it a journey to explore Brewing Classic Styles and see if they were truly 80 award winning recipes anyone can brew.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By derekm
Competition Brewers 2009 Results

I thought I would start this thread to see how everyone did in brewing competitions this year. I got the bug last year and went all in this year.

Competitions entered: 7
Number of entries: 188...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-29-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By derekm
I tried to PM you but your box is full. I will...

I tried to PM you but your box is full. I will try again later.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-29-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By derekm
Attn. Frankfort Kentucky Brewers

I am looking for someone in the frankfort area near the buffalo trace distillery who might be willing to do me a brewing favor. I will be happy to pay you for your time or send you beer. Thanks...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-14-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By derekm
Whole hops loose will clog the diptube unless you...

Whole hops loose will clog the diptube unless you have a surescreen or stainless scrubbie at the end of the tube.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-12-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By derekm
I just finished one a month ago. Don't be...

I just finished one a month ago. Don't be suprised if fermentation takes a couple weeks. I was at 1032 at a week and kraeusen had mostly dropped. I thought I was in for another fun ride trying to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-10-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,422
Posted By derekm
I tasted a light lager made with canadian lager...

I tasted a light lager made with canadian lager yeast, six row, and only us saaz. 5 pounds for bittering and 5 at flameout for 30 barrels and it was delicious. I would consider this hop delicate...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-08-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,633
Posted By derekm
Lagers need to be fermented at 48 to 52 from...

Lagers need to be fermented at 48 to 52 from beginning to almost the end when some will raise temp about 10 degrees for a diacetyl rest. Starting your ferment at 70 will produce loads of diacetyl. ...
Forum: General Techniques 12-07-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By derekm
My Wife's favorite is rasberry wheat. I add 3...

My Wife's favorite is rasberry wheat. I add 3 pounds of frozen at end of primary or secondary if reusing the yeast. This creates an almost alcopop type beverage that is red and very berry. Wal...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-07-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,699
Posted By derekm
If you use brewing software it will tell you what...

If you use brewing software it will tell you what the preboil gravity of your wort should be. Check this with your refractometer and adjust your boil time, add water, or add dme if needed and you...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-05-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,614
Posted By derekm
I have one that needs replaced too. I have...

I have one that needs replaced too. I have considered using a tapered rubber stopper from the back side of the lid to plug the hole. Then to degas just depress gas poppet if needed. Any opinions...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By derekm
You may want to add some flavoring to make it a...

You may want to add some flavoring to make it a dessert beer. One of my top winning beers was Jamil's oatmeal stout that stuck at 1025. I bottled twelve and then added cold brewed espresso and a...
Forum: For Sale 10-26-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,473
Posted By derekm
I would like one of the sanke couplers. I...

I would like one of the sanke couplers. I recently got to brew at a large brewery and they sent me home with a bunch of free hops. I will trade you 1.5 pounds for a coupler. These are fresh out of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-13-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By derekm
Insulate your tun. Get a full hinged false...

Insulate your tun. Get a full hinged false bottom. Recirculate during your mash. Use at least 1.4 quarts water per pound of grain. Do these things and never turn up your burner above what high on...
Forum: General Techniques 10-08-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By derekm
I use the same process and have found it works...

I use the same process and have found it works well. I usually do it all at once though. I ferment in a chest freezer and have found it only takes a couple of hours to go from chiller about 53 to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,139
Posted By derekm
I play a mean skin flute!:ban:

I play a mean skin flute!:ban:
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