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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-03-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Brinkmann Floor Burner boiling off too much

The title says it all. There is no heat control on the burner so boil over is a bit of an issue. But the main problem is I am boiling off way more than 1Gal, its about 1.5-2Gal for a 1 hour boil....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-25-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Thanks for the input. Good advice.

Thanks for the input. Good advice.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-25-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Help with my first all grain recipe

Does anyone think this looks about right for an Amber?
5 Gal
10lb 2 row
1lb Munich
8oz crystal 80L
6oz victory
4oz wheat
4oz cara-pils/dextrin
1oz Willamette at 60,20 and 5 min each
WLP001
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-18-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Rye,crystal and vienna mix for an ipa?

I'm making an IPA tomorrow with a touch of rye malt. Its about 4lbs dme, 2lb 2 row, 1lb Vienna and 1lb 20L crystal. I'm thinking the crystal and Vienna combo might be too much maltiness for an IPA....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-16-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
It was in primary for 10 days and secondary for...

It was in primary for 10 days and secondary for 10 more days. FG was definitely reached. I bottled 4 gal and I racked 1gal into a mini fermenter and cold crashed it just to see if it helps. Next brew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-15-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
are there negative consequences racking into a third fermenter?

I brewed a pale ale and it was very cloudy when I racked into secondary, way cloudier than any other I've brewed. I'd like to help clear it up by racking into a third carboy but I'm concerned it may...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 76,574
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Hi all, I'm still trying to work on recipe...

Hi all, I'm still trying to work on recipe formulation but am finding it difficult to decide on which grains work well with some while other grains would be best. This is an Irish Red Rye I'm working...
Forum: General Techniques 10-16-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
I bought 1 lb flaked oats from MLHBS. 2.5L....

I bought 1 lb flaked oats from MLHBS. 2.5L. There's not much more info at all on the package. It was packaged by L.D. Carlson Co. And to 944play, since I don't know how to minimash or mash at all for...
Forum: General Techniques 10-16-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Help with extract brewing with oats

I'm making an extract stout with chocolate and crystal malts and I would like to add oats as well. I'm not looking to use the flaked oats for added sugars but only for added body and better head...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-29-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
I recommend Piece brewpub and The Map Room. The...

I recommend Piece brewpub and The Map Room. The Map Room has tons of great beers, tons!
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-22-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
i just read about whirlpooling. i can just use my...

i just read about whirlpooling. i can just use my sanitized spoon and create a whirlpool then rack the wort. if not, i can transfer into primary and allow it all to fall to the bottom. does this...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-22-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
It's a poor picture but they are lighter colored...

It's a poor picture but they are lighter colored flakes. They look like grain but I used none. Ed, I dont know what break material is. Can you explain?
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-22-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Very clean. I'm obsessed with sanitation and...

Very clean. I'm obsessed with sanitation and cleanliness. It seems as though the flakes were clumped together and when I moved the pot to chill it they broke up. Before I found the hop sacks at the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-22-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Wierd flakes in my extract boil

I just brewed an all extract APA and used hop sacks. At the end of the boil I've found odd flakes of something in the beer. It's not hops or grains and I'm not sure what they are. I've looked around...
Forum: Introductions 05-19-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 59
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Hi, I'm pretty new as well. I just moved to...

Hi, I'm pretty new as well. I just moved to Evanston from Chicago a few months ago when I started brewing. I'd love to trade some brews with you, just as soon as I make some I can be proud of....
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-19-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,064
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
I'm in the same boat as you are. I purchased...

I'm in the same boat as you are. I purchased three 1 gallon jugs and some extra airlocks aside from my two 5 gallon fermenters and I just wing it. Some turned out pretty good and some were a bust....
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-19-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Thanks Skye. I'll do some more reading before I...

Thanks Skye. I'll do some more reading before I continue. Just when I think I know how this is done I learn something new
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-19-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
I'm still pretty new at this so I'm just throwing...

I'm still pretty new at this so I'm just throwing items together on ibrewmaster and seeing what happens. I figure I'll learn the hard way but still learning nonetheless. I'll try what you suggest and...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-19-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Screw it, tomorrow I'll suck it up and travel...

Screw it, tomorrow I'll suck it up and travel down to my LHBS and pick up some more two row. I figure another lb of 2 row and a total of 4lbs DME and .5lb corn sugar should get me right in the pale...
Forum: General Techniques 05-18-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,205
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Does adding corn sugar after primary fermentaion...

Does adding corn sugar after primary fermentaion add to the alcohol level? I read to make a 'hyper beer' you can add small amounts of sugar a little at a time to slowly boost the ABV. Is this...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-18-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
What do you think of this 3gal batch?

I have:
1lb 2row
1lb light DME
2lb corn sugar
1oz warrior
.25oz magnum
.5oz east Kent Goldings
1pkg us-05
I'm thinking it's an American Pale Ale, very light in color. I'm not sure what the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
I guess I just like the aroma combo of magnum and...

I guess I just like the aroma combo of magnum and orange peel
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
thanks guys. i think i'll go with the Black IPA....

thanks guys. i think i'll go with the Black IPA. i also have some coriander, orange peel, coarse black pepper and candi sugar. you think any of those would be okay to add or am i pushing it?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Not sure on wether or not to brew 5lb dme and .5lb choc malt

I have some leftovers i'd like to put to use seeing as i wont be brewing again for a while and i dont want them to go to waste.
I have:
2lbs Golden Light DME
3lbs Light DME
.5lb pale chocolate...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By ExplosiveJoseph
Thanks revvy. I'll do just that.

Thanks revvy. I'll do just that.
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