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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-15-2013, 11:53 PM
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Posted By DeathBrewer
oh noes! Renewed it. Should show up soon. ...

oh noes! Renewed it. Should show up soon. Sorry folks.
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Forum: For Sale 02-21-2012, 10:10 PM
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Posted By DeathBrewer
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A buddy asked me to post this for him. He's local in the East SF Bay Area.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2012, 03:19 AM
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Posted By DeathBrewer
Thanks all! Sorry I didn't get your message. I...

Thanks all! Sorry I didn't get your message. I was too busy drinking myself into a stupor. Today is feeling like deathday.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 297,858
Posted By DeathBrewer
You can make a starter with dry yeast, but it's...

You can make a starter with dry yeast, but it's not necessary. There are enough live yeast cells in dry yeast to do the job. It could give you a faster start, but is not necessary for propagation....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2012, 06:00 AM
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Posted By DeathBrewer
lol...just for good measure, I'm drinking a...

lol...just for good measure, I'm drinking a Hoegaarden now ;)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2012, 05:52 AM
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Posted By DeathBrewer
Generally, a low alcohol hefeweizen. Taste best...

Generally, a low alcohol hefeweizen. Taste best fresh; supposed to be cloudy with yeast; yeast is part of the flavor,etc.

Note: You will still generally need at least 4 weeks for completion (1-2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2012, 05:44 AM
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Posted By DeathBrewer
That could work great. Does the bag fit? ...

That could work great. Does the bag fit?

You could do probably about 8 lbs of grain in that, max...but hell, you get good enough efficiency and you could do an all-grain wit with that amount.
Forum: Stout 12-14-2011, 06:17 AM
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Posted By DeathBrewer
Oh, and the S-04 has more fruitiness and...

Oh, and the S-04 has more fruitiness and sweetness, the notty is more clean and dry.
Forum: Stout 12-14-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,403
Posted By DeathBrewer
You could just adjust the extract. Be sure to...

You could just adjust the extract. Be sure to adjust your hops as well to keep the balance...it may be overly bitter if you cut too much extract without reducing the hops.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-22-2011, 04:17 AM
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Posted By DeathBrewer
If you have a good process, you can make just as...

If you have a good process, you can make just as good of beer with extract as you can with grains. It's about attention to detail, proper temperatures, sanitation, fresh quality ingredients and...
Forum: Stout 10-18-2011, 01:45 AM
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Views: 11,403
Posted By DeathBrewer
I should mention that I mashed this high at 155F...

I should mention that I mashed this high at 155F and split between two yeasts: S-04 and Nottingham. So it's more like my Irish Rye Stout...hold the Irish.

I've also made this as an 8% beer for a...
Forum: Stout 10-17-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,403
Posted By DeathBrewer
I brewed this a couple of weeks ago. Turned out...

I brewed this a couple of weeks ago. Turned out fantastic! The Rye character didn't come through as much, though...not sure why. I did a 10 gallon batch and just doubled the recipe so maybe that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-17-2011, 07:11 PM
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Posted By DeathBrewer
Heh. Those ribs are LONG gone. Someone had...

Heh. Those ribs are LONG gone.

Someone had mentioned using frozen water bottles. Your freezer is never a sterile environment. In fact, they are often rife with bacteria.

I would recommend...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-17-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 76,334
Posted By DeathBrewer
It would work fine and probably taste great, but...

It would work fine and probably taste great, but you won't get the banana character from the yeast and it would probably be a much more dry and clear beer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-17-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 297,858
Posted By DeathBrewer
Updated info, everybody. Let me know what you...

Updated info, everybody. Let me know what you think.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-13-2011, 10:14 PM
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Posted By DeathBrewer
Well, the cold tap water or bottled water already...

Well, the cold tap water or bottled water already has oxygen in it, so it will certainly HELP with aeration, but is not necessary...shaking will work fine.

Water that is boiled and then cooled for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-12-2011, 05:00 AM
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Posted By DeathBrewer
I've made many split batches with s-04 and...

I've made many split batches with s-04 and WLP002. The S-04 can be a little more bland and perhaps would give more fruitiness and character at higher temperatures (high 60sF) whereas the WLP002 is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-12-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,615
Posted By DeathBrewer
You'll have to ask the itty-titty fairies of...

You'll have to ask the itty-titty fairies of mammary mountain!
Forum: Stout 09-12-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,403
Posted By DeathBrewer
Funny, I've been thinking about this beer lately....

Funny, I've been thinking about this beer lately. Need to make it again!
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 603,090
Posted By DeathBrewer
Wheat DME is actually a blend of wheat and barley...

Wheat DME is actually a blend of wheat and barley (usually about 60/40 respectively) so there is not actually a much higher proportion in the extract version.



You can use a bit higher...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,491
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Posted By DeathBrewer
Yep, that's the difference between my...

Yep, that's the difference between my dunkelweizen and hefeweizen. I usually go a little lower on the bitterness for a hefe, too.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-19-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,647
Posted By DeathBrewer
My bittering addition is always JUST to balance,...

My bittering addition is always JUST to balance, perhaps even to the malty side if I'm using a crap-ton of hops at the end. I don't really like bitterness in general, and you will get some perceived...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-04-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 287,139
Posted By DeathBrewer
Holy Sh*t, that's a lot of hard cider. :mug:

Holy Sh*t, that's a lot of hard cider.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 603,090
Posted By DeathBrewer
Here's a good example: If any of you have the...

Here's a good example: If any of you have the "250 Classic Clone Recipes" issue of the BYO (Brew Your Own) magazine, you'll see that many of the grains have an addition of 2-row and tell you to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 303,039
Posted By DeathBrewer
I generally use the same amount of water (or even...

I generally use the same amount of water (or even a bit less) for my sparge WHEN i use a 1.5qt/lb ratio.

For instance, I made 15 gallons of Helles the other day and I used the following:
26 lbs...
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