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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2012, 02:24 AM
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Posted By TTodd
OK - So I am planning on brewing a 10 gallon...

OK - So I am planning on brewing a 10 gallon batch of this tomorrow. I have a temperature-controller for an old fridge - so I'm going to use that for fermenting this. Couple questions on this:
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2012, 06:40 PM
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Posted By TTodd
So just to be clear on the steps - after the...

So just to be clear on the steps - after the primary fermentation, you put in secondary and had that "lagering" for a month? I would assume that it's simply uncarbonated, just a normal secondary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2012, 12:37 AM
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Posted By TTodd
If I were to carbonate and then lager for 1 month...

If I were to carbonate and then lager for 1 month - Could I just hook it up to my CO2 for a few days at high pressure, then disconnect and put it in the fridge at 44 or so without any gas hooked up...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2012, 11:52 PM
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Posted By TTodd
Question on instructions in Strict Observance Tripel

I have the book "Brewing Classic Style" by Jamil Z and am interested in brewing the Strict Observance Tripel.

Under the Fermentation and Conditioning instructions it states "Pitch the yeast at...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-10-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By TTodd
Thanks for the info guys. So now I am doing...

Thanks for the info guys.

So now I am doing another batch and this time I'm just using a single smack pack and doing the multi-step preparation. I made a starter in 1.4L.

Now - my question is...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 08-08-2012, 01:10 PM
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Posted By TTodd
How crucial is the crash cooling for this beer? ...

How crucial is the crash cooling for this beer? I brewed a 10+ galolon batch and it has finished fermenting. Was planning to keg 5 gallons and bottle the rest tonight. If I skip the crash cooling...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-30-2012, 12:39 AM
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Posted By TTodd
Another question on the dry hopping..... So...

Another question on the dry hopping.....

So I have the whole leafs floating on top - they are nice and saturated. Since this is in secondary after 2 weeks of primary and all the fermentation is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-27-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By TTodd
Dry hopping with whole leaf

I transferred my beer to a carboy for secondary fermentation and am dry hopping with whole leaf hops (citra).

They are currently floating on top. I'm guessing that they will become saturated...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By TTodd
Got it. One further question - because I am...

Got it. One further question - because I am actually brewing a 10 gallon batch - I purchased 2 of the Wyeast 3068 yeast packs. I planned on doing a 2 liter starter with that.

Would that be OK?...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By TTodd
OK - After submitting my last post - I saw the...

OK - After submitting my last post - I saw the reply from Golddiggie explaining.

Thanks guys!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2012, 08:04 PM
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Posted By TTodd
One thing that I did forget to mention is that I...

One thing that I did forget to mention is that I will be using a stir plate (not sure that makes any difference



Just curious - why would I do that? Is it because it was sitting around for a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2012, 07:40 PM
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Posted By TTodd
Is it OK to do a Yeast starter 36 hours in advance?

I was reading that a yeast starter should be made 18-24 hours in advance. I'm brewing on Saturday and will not have time tomorrow to do it. So I was hoping I could do the starter tonight and use it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2012, 04:37 PM
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Posted By TTodd
Fermentation Temperature

I am planning on brewing EdWort's Bavarian Hefeweizen this weekend. According to his instructions - he said that he recommends fermenting at 68 degrees.

My basement is 70 degrees. I do have a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By TTodd
Thanks for the response. The 2 calculators that...

Thanks for the response. The 2 calculators that I checked (http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator and
http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html) both take as input the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By TTodd
Amount of Sugar for Priming

I have a Maibock that has been lagering for about 2-3 months. I'm ready to bottle it soon. The instructions on the kit that I used (from RiteBrew.com) says to use 4.3 oz table sugar. Several...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-19-2012, 01:15 AM
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Posted By TTodd
I'm planning on making a double batch using this...

I'm planning on making a double batch using this recipe. This will only be my 2nd all-grain batch.

So if I simply double the grains and hops, When I enter the recipe in Beersmith, should I set...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By TTodd
So yeah - you guys are right. This morning when...

So yeah - you guys are right. This morning when I checked on it I noticed some decent activity in the airlock. Still not quite up to the level of the other fermenter with the safale 05 yeast in it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By TTodd
Did I contaminate my beer in the fermenter?

Yesterday after pitching the yeast and sealing up the lid on the fermenter, I realized I did not get a hydrometer reading. So I got my beer thief, rinsed it off well and then sprayed it with a spray...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By TTodd
First All Grain batch completed - Question 2 about the plate chiller

So during my first all-grain batch I was using a new plate chiller that we just bought. The plate chiller has barb fittings for half inch ID tubing. We were using half-inch Inside Diameter silicone...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By TTodd
First All Grain batch completed - Question about runoff

I just completed my first all-grain batch and I have lots of questions about things that just didn't quite go as expected. Rather than list all questions in a single thread - I thought I'd just open...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By TTodd
Flameout hop addition using a plate chiller

I got a recipe that calls for adding hops at 0 minutes. From that I've been reading about this flameout addition - it seems mostly to be done with immersion chillers which take a fair amount of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By TTodd
TopherM - Thanks for the insight on the Kolsch. ...

TopherM - Thanks for the insight on the Kolsch. I found this recipe under the following link http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f71/orange-kolsch-ag-ex-30918/
and it looks like BierMuncher was purposely...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By TTodd
Ok - so I guess the software was the missing...

Ok - so I guess the software was the missing piece of the puzzle. That makes sense. I'll look into some of the software to see of that fills in what I'm missing

Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By TTodd
Beginner's question on following AG recipes

I am in the process of geting all my equipment ready for my first All-Grain batch. I found a recipe that I'm really interested in, it's an Orange Kolsch.

So I've taken an all-grain brewing...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-20-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By TTodd
So keeping the temperature constant with the lid...

So keeping the temperature constant with the lid closed is not essential? It's OK to lose some of that heat? I guess with the hotter water entering the tank - it probably doesn't make a huge...
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