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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-09-2014, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Hedo-Rick
Thanks! I will keep it in mind for the next time.

Thanks! I will keep it in mind for the next time.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-09-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Hedo-Rick
Does wheat take longer to convert?

Because I usually hit 2 points above my targeted O.G. for the beer I make with all barley grain bills.

Made my first Hefeweizen today that was 50% 2-row and 50% wheat, and came in 3 points below...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-03-2014, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Hedo-Rick
I wouldn't worry about it. Pectic enzyme does not...

I wouldn't worry about it. Pectic enzyme does not clear anything during fermentation. Pectic enzyme is affective at warmer/hot temperatures. I believe pectin coagulates around 150F and will drop out....
Forum: General Techniques 05-03-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,527
Posted By Hedo-Rick
I dry hop 4 day right in primary. I usually...

I dry hop 4 day right in primary.

I usually ferment for 10 days, dry hop for 4 and then bottle. I don't see the benefit of an additional rack from primary to secondary with the hops for 4 days and...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-26-2014, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Hedo-Rick
I'm not. Like I said, I'm striking my water to...

I'm not. Like I said, I'm striking my water to 180F and putting the bottles in for 10 minutes. But what I'm wondering, would I have less problems starting everything at the same temp and bringing the...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-26-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Hedo-Rick
I lost 18 bottles (5-6 bottles burst, the rest...

I lost 18 bottles (5-6 bottles burst, the rest were caps coming off) of cider yesterday during pasteurization! And what really sucks, this is the best tasting batch I have made.

This is not the...
Forum: Brew Science 03-15-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Hedo-Rick
Anyone have a thought?

Anyone have a thought?
Forum: Brew Science 03-13-2014, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Hedo-Rick
When adding acidulated malt...

Say I using my brewing software to design my recipe and I'm using roughly 80% pale malt and 20% white wheat malt...I plan on making a blonde summer beer.

I take that and plug it in to the EZ water...
Forum: General Techniques 03-13-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Hedo-Rick
Wow that is a lot of hops! I'm only using an...

Wow that is a lot of hops! I'm only using an ounce for my APA.

Roughly what temp was the water you used to make the slurry? Because I had originally read 160-170F, but Stpug quoted 70F from the...
Forum: General Techniques 03-12-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Hedo-Rick
Anyone have experience using a hop slurry to dry hop?

I've come across a little bit of information about this process, but was wondering if anyone can share their first hand experience on the pros/cons of dry hopping using a hop slurry.

This is a...
Forum: Brew Science 03-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Hedo-Rick
Thanks for the advice! I look forward to trying...

Thanks for the advice! I look forward to trying this again.

What is the significance of having the calcium at 50 ppm? Because I've come across the same number as well as 55-60 ppm related to...
Forum: Brew Science 03-07-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Hedo-Rick
I definitely trust your opinion, because you're...

I definitely trust your opinion, because you're Yopper and you're the whip! And I did use 1 gram gypsum in the mash and 2.2 grams gypsum in the sparge water for the reported unsatisfactory...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-07-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Hedo-Rick
It's a Ranco ETC 111000. Not sure what you mean...

It's a Ranco ETC 111000. Not sure what you mean by probe, but it comes pre-wired with a temperature probe. But I had to wire the rest of the controller myself. It was super easy. I found a youtube...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,087
Posted By Hedo-Rick
I brew a lot and buy a lot. Most of my travel is...

I brew a lot and buy a lot. Most of my travel is based on going other places and drinking beer other people make so I can learn and enjoy something new and interesting. I love to cook at home...I can...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-07-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By Hedo-Rick
Couldn't agree more! I have about $100 and some...

Couldn't agree more! I have about $100 and some elbow grease wrapped up in my fermentation chamber and couldn't be more pleased. I brew it, aerate it, pitch the yeast, set the temp and forget about...
Forum: Brew Science 03-06-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Hedo-Rick
Seeking feedback for my Kolsch water adjustments

Made a Kolsch recently I wasn't too impressed with. I have been doing some research and wanted to get some feeback before I brew another.

I'm not looking to replicate Cologne's water or use RO...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-03-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 310
Posted By Hedo-Rick
Word! Get your preach on! I feel like I'm going...

Word! Get your preach on! I feel like I'm going to school.
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-01-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 310
Posted By Hedo-Rick
Thanks for all the great info everyone! Six...

Thanks for all the great info everyone! Six months from today I'm on a plane and free from the constraints of my daily life...free to just travel and be.

BigAndo, As far as staying in Edinburgh,...
Forum: General Techniques 02-28-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Hedo-Rick
That's exactly what I was looking for! From...

That's exactly what I was looking for!

From what I have read there seems to be a lot of guess work in making starters from washed yeast. But this calculator, unlike some of the other ones I've...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-28-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 310
Posted By Hedo-Rick
I am. I will be in Edinburgh Sept 11-14.

I am. I will be in Edinburgh Sept 11-14.
Forum: General Techniques 02-28-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Hedo-Rick
It is creamy white. It just looks dark in the...

It is creamy white. It just looks dark in the picture.
Forum: General Techniques 02-28-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Hedo-Rick
Advice needed on making a yeast starter from washed yeast

I've read a lot of different things on this subject, and I just want to get some thoughts before I go ahead and brew my next batch.

I have 3 pint jars of washed WLP001 that is about 2 months...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-26-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 340,708
Posted By Hedo-Rick
CvilleKevin, Just an awesome thread! You...

CvilleKevin,

Just an awesome thread! You seriously need to write a book.

With that said, I'm very interested in understanding your cold crashing procedure better. Do you have a post in here...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-26-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Hedo-Rick
Took a reading yesterday and it was down to...

Took a reading yesterday and it was down to 1.006. Definitely becoming more tart and losing that natural apple sweetness I so desperately wanted to hold on to. Damn you yeast! Even at 40*f that...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Hedo-Rick
Took a reading this morning and am hovering right...

Took a reading this morning and am hovering right around 1.009-1.011. it's kind of hard to get an accurate reading with the sample still actively fermenting. The sample tastes very good though....
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