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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-08-2014, 01:46 AM
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Posted By orkojoker
Thanks for your opinion. Seems like it should do...

Thanks for your opinion. Seems like it should do the trick, but I just wanted to know if I was overlooking something that would foil my plan.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By orkojoker
Cutting Oversweet Ale with Hopwater?

So I under-bittered an ale and, while it's drinkable, it's also quite on the sweet side. I was thinking of picking up an ouce of high-alpha hops and boiling them for an hour in a couple gallons of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2014, 09:17 PM
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Posted By orkojoker
Thanks for the input. That makes a lot of sense....

Thanks for the input. That makes a lot of sense. I did end up scaling back the crystal in my recipe to about 7% (at least I think that's what it was). you think that's too low for a mild? My...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-01-2014, 11:22 PM
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Views: 312
Posted By orkojoker
Mild-Mannered Ale Question

Howdy folks,

Just had a quick couple questions. I'm trying to put together a mild to brew this weekend. I've seen many members here raving about the mild mannered ale, but I noticed the grain...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By orkojoker
Higher Gravity Brew in a Mr. Beer?

I realize there is a Mr. Beer sticky already, but I don't really have time to browse the 4,000 posts looking for an answer to my question, so I'm just going to throw it out there.

I've been...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-16-2013, 05:04 PM
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Posted By orkojoker
How's this stout sound to you?

Working up a stout at the moment and trying to be careful about it, as my last attempt was more of a fly-by-the-seat of my pants clusterfudge that turned out practically undrinkable.

According to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By orkojoker
Thanks for the quick answers. I figured that was...

Thanks for the quick answers. I figured that was how it works, but I thought I'd ask the experts. :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By orkojoker
Does batch size affect process time?

I was just curious whether batch size has any bearing on the time requirements for any part of the brewing process. For example, does a one-gallon batch ferment any more quickly than a ten-gallon...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By orkojoker
Thanks for the advice. I figured once the stuff...

Thanks for the advice. I figured once the stuff got settled to the bottom it would stay there. Live and learn. It's been a little over two weeks total. Primary for about 8 days, then we had a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By orkojoker
What's up with my dry hop?

I've got a two-gallon batch of a pale-ish ale dry hopping in a carboy and I'm looking for a bit of advice on how to proceed. Had it in primary for about 8 days before racking to secondary on top of...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-17-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By orkojoker
Thanks for the advice. Wish me luck.

Thanks for the advice. Wish me luck.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-17-2013, 06:58 PM
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Posted By orkojoker
Can I Save My Stout?

May have overdone something on my first stout attempt. Took a wee taste a few days into fermentation and the bitterness is off the chain.

8.5 qt batch

3.3 lb Munich LME
4 oz English chocolate...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By orkojoker
My understanding of it, which may not be entirely...

My understanding of it, which may not be entirely accurate, is that the mashing process not only extracts the fermentable sugars from the grain but actually converts the starches in the grain into...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By orkojoker
Thanks for the tips folks! I wouldn't mind the...

Thanks for the tips folks! I wouldn't mind the flat rate were I planning to buy a goodly amount of merchandise, but if I only want five or six bucks worth of items, I'd like to avoid doubling the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By orkojoker
Best Online Brew Supply Shop?

I'm looking to purchase some ingredients for my first non-all-extract brew. Unfortunately, my local brew shop is a little skimpy in its selection, and the next nearest shop is an hour and a half...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By orkojoker
Thanks for all the advice everybody. Greatly...

Thanks for all the advice everybody. Greatly appreciated. Glad to be among such keepers of knowledge.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2012, 11:39 PM
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Posted By orkojoker
I'm just starting to learn as well, but I have to...

I'm just starting to learn as well, but I have to tell you I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of my first Mr. Beer batch. Now I'm certainly no beer expert, but I will say that the Vienna...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By orkojoker
Thank you my friend. I hoped that would be the...

Thank you my friend. I hoped that would be the case. Do you think I should adjust the steeping and/or boiling times due to the lower wort volume?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By orkojoker
Halving a 5G recipe for Mr. Beer?

Hi folks. This is my first thread, and I just started using a Mr. Beer I got for Christmas, so forgive me if I seem a tad green. I'm planning to upgrade to a 5-gallon set up sometime in the near...
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