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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By CKing
A 7 gallon pre-boil volume consistently nets me 5...

A 7 gallon pre-boil volume consistently nets me 5 - 5.25 gallons of bottled beer based on a 75 minute boil and accounts for all losses incurred from start to finish.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By CKing
Used it once on a Belgian Blonde and it turned...

Used it once on a Belgian Blonde and it turned out great.
Fermented in the low 60's.
I recall an overpowering sulfur stench during peak fermentation, but it went away prior to bottling.
Give it a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By CKing
Dogfish Head has......got a growler of the Black...

Dogfish Head has......got a growler of the Black & Red years ago, it was most definitely minty!

Black & Red is a velvety smooth, dry-minted stout with a serious fruit problem! The huge portion of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,209
Posted By CKing
Vienna & Willamette SMaSH is a glorious thing!

Vienna & Willamette SMaSH is a glorious thing!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By CKing
http://byo.com/brown-ale/item/174-baseball-beers-y...

http://byo.com/brown-ale/item/174-baseball-beers-you-can-brew

Here you go!
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By CKing
I'd pay $30...........since all the other...

I'd pay $30...........since all the other Trappist Quads are around $5 a bottle why pay more.
Granted I realize that Westy is priced well above this, but my point is that beers of similar caliber go...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 40,263
Posted By CKing
Been curious about this yeast for a year or so,...

Been curious about this yeast for a year or so, and finally tried it out on a fairly simple Belgian Golden recipe.
Fermented in the low 60's for 3 weeks then bottled.
Very pleased with the result,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By CKing
No concern. Carb in my basement which will be...

No concern.
Carb in my basement which will be on average 60-65 degrees throughout the year with no issues.
Just did a batch down there in which 60 may have been generous at the time and had decent...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By CKing
On this batch you are likely safe, a gravity...

On this batch you are likely safe, a gravity check would be beneficial...................however, you racked way too soon.
If you choose to use a secondary, keep it in primary for at least 2 weeks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,802
Posted By CKing
About the same for me as well. Typical 5%-7% abv...

About the same for me as well. Typical 5%-7% abv batch of beer will cost me $20-$30 for grains, hops, and yeast.
I ferment 5.5 gallon batches resulting in at least 5 gallons of finished bottled...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-16-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By CKing
Use it, ferment it low 60's and enjoy! It's a...

Use it, ferment it low 60's and enjoy! It's a great dry yeast for a mild hefeweizen, I bet both of you will enjoy the final result.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By CKing
American Style are typically big on malts and...

American Style are typically big on malts and hops.....A stronger East Coast IIPA very generally speaking.
These are usually bitter and hoppy fresh, and will continue to develop more malt depth and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By CKing
Safbrew WB-06 for the weizenbier Nottingham...

Safbrew WB-06 for the weizenbier

Nottingham or US-05 for the Cream Ale
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-31-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By CKing
Swing Top Bottles & Bottle Trees

I'm a swing top bottler, primarily the 16 oz. Grolsch and 22 oz. Fischer types.
Do these types of bottles fit nicely on the standard bottle trees?
Any other drying and/or storage products out there...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-23-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By CKing
Dry yeast is almost always used in my brewing. ...

Dry yeast is almost always used in my brewing.
Rehydrating the yeast is easy.

Around the same time as my wort is brought to a boil I'll put 4 oz of water into a glass container and microwave...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-19-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By CKing
3-weeks in primary (leave it alone for the...

3-weeks in primary (leave it alone for the duration)
3-weeks in the bottle, chill one for a couple days then try it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-19-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By CKing
Northern Brewer or Willamette hops would be my...

Northern Brewer or Willamette hops would be my suggestion.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By CKing
RDWHAHB oh, and get yourself a wort...

RDWHAHB


oh, and get yourself a wort chiller ASAP.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-10-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By CKing
I shoot for a 45 minute fly sparge minimum time,...

I shoot for a 45 minute fly sparge minimum time, after a few sessions I found and marked the right location on my MLT valve.
I'll keep the valve on my HLT open up a little more than the MLT to make...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 12-10-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By CKing
Sullivan's Black Forest = better beer ...

Sullivan's Black Forest = better beer
Frankenmuth Brewing = better food & atmosphere

Lager Mill is an awesome store all around
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,642
Posted By CKing
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFg5OTM=/$(KGrHqN,!l...

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This Newcastle glass works great for almost all styles.....it's been my go to for a couple years...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By CKing
Sounds like you will enjoy a broad range of...

Sounds like you will enjoy a broad range of classic beer styles ranging from:
Blonde Ale
Amber Ale
Wheat Beers
Pale Ales
Brown Ales

What about porters & stouts? Do you like fuller bodied...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-26-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By CKing
This one has a metal hinge with a spring srapped...

This one has a metal hinge with a spring srapped around it and fastened to the base of the metal tube. Spring loaded and still moves fine.
One side of the hinge is now unfastened from the base....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-26-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By CKing
Bottle & Carboy Washer Comparisons

I've owned the Vintage Shop "stainless steel" Deluxe Bottle Washer for around a year now, and have been satisfied up until recently. Always connected this directly to my utility sink faucet, and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-15-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By CKing
Up to 13.5 lbs of grain @ 1.25 qts/ lb will fit...

Up to 13.5 lbs of grain @ 1.25 qts/ lb will fit into a 5 gallon beverage cooler. It's tight, but it'll fit!
Mix it in 3-4 additions to be safe.
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