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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-27-2011, 05:27 PM
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Posted By dRaPP
*Crosses fingers* :mug:

*Crosses fingers*
:mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By dRaPP
Agreed. Thanks for the input everyone. I suppose...

Agreed. Thanks for the input everyone. I suppose I'll just have to adjust my recipes to account for my efficiency in the future (which I have yet to calculate haha).
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-18-2011, 03:01 AM
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Posted By dRaPP
The yeast suspension is the problem I was worried...

The yeast suspension is the problem I was worried about. I agree with you that I'd have to lager it all over again, but I definitely wanted a second opinion about it. And there's nothing wrong with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-18-2011, 01:23 AM
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Posted By dRaPP
Lager Fermentation Question

Regarding my first all grain recipe and my first lager:

I didn't hit the efficiency I was hoping for during the mash, and the OG fell a bit short of what I wanted. The beer fermented for about...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-26-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By dRaPP
Just tasted my beer fermented with wild yeast...

Just tasted my beer fermented with wild yeast compared to the same wort fermented with White Labs Burton Ale yeast and the wild was BY FAR better. Thanks for everyones help. The wild beer doesn't...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-28-2011, 02:37 AM
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Posted By dRaPP
ITS ALIIIIIVE! For some reason, about 3 weeks...

ITS ALIIIIIVE! For some reason, about 3 weeks after I brought it inside, I checked on it and there was a nice layer of foam on top! It definitely didn't smell like just wort, and it definitely didn't...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-20-2011, 02:40 AM
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Posted By dRaPP
Thanks for all the input. The wort has been at...

Thanks for all the input. The wort has been at 68F for 5 days now with no signs of fermentation, bubbling, krausen, CO2 smell, etc. I'm pretty convinced that I didn't catch any yeast OR that the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-19-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,331
Posted By dRaPP
Thanks for all the info everyone, I'm definitely...

Thanks for all the info everyone, I'm definitely trying this with my next batch. I mainly use whole leaf for dry hopping so I probably wont tie off with floss. I'm still a bit nervous about clogging...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 01-18-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By dRaPP
The last one is awesome, I love how the smoke...

The last one is awesome, I love how the smoke around the beer glass traces back to the distant building, and how the sun is casting long shadows of the building. Great job!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-18-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dRaPP
Thanks ArcaneXor. Do you weigh the hops down also...

Thanks ArcaneXor. Do you weigh the hops down also so that theyre suspended in the middle of the keg?

Also, apparently I never searched for dry hopping in the keg before because I just found a ton...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-18-2011, 01:21 AM
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Posted By dRaPP
Keg Hopping?!

So I'm new to kegging, I just kegged my first beer on Saturday and I was very pleased that it was almost completely ready to drink by Sunday evening (after a lot of keg shaking to encourage...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-16-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,581
Posted By dRaPP
Capturing Wild Yeast Question

I thought it would be a cool idea to try to catch some wild yeast from my backyard so I put about a half gallon of wort that I brewed that day out on my porch and left it for out uncovered for two...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 12-22-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By dRaPP
Thats a sweet idea, I only just recently had my...

Thats a sweet idea, I only just recently had my first black IPA and it was delicious! I'm pretty sure I know the kind of look your going for, the only problem can see is: how are you going to print a...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-05-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By dRaPP
White Labs recommends 68-75 for most of their ale...

White Labs recommends 68-75 for most of their ale yeasts... you may be right about the off flavors, I've just never associated them with the ferm temp. I'll be building a ferm chamber pretty soon.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-04-2010, 07:41 PM
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Posted By dRaPP
gotcha. I've had a lot of real quick...

gotcha. I've had a lot of real quick fermentations with my beers, I think because my basement is usually around 73. Now my basement is around 66-68 and that is probably slowing it down. This is my...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-04-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By dRaPP
Cider still fermenting after 4 weeks

My cider has been consistently bubbling for 4 weeks. I've read about people saying their cider went from 1.08 to like 0.98 in two days or something crazy like that, and I was just wondering if my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-20-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By dRaPP
If these are storing drinking water, shouldn't...

If these are storing drinking water, shouldn't they automatically be the correct plastic grade?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-20-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By dRaPP
Cheap Fermenter Option?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41E5ZPQNDBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I ran across these at the grocery store for $7 a piece and thought of buying a few so I can always have a batch or two of cider...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-19-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By dRaPP
Oh woah, I didn't realize you were from my area....

Oh woah, I didn't realize you were from my area. Do you know of any restaurant supply stores in Herndon? I'd be looking for 6-7.5 gals because I only do 5 gallon batches (and usually only about 4.5...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-18-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By dRaPP
Thanks germelli, I'll try that soon. I may just...

Thanks germelli, I'll try that soon. I may just spend the $30 to get another one, but I plan on brewing with my brother next weekend, so if it doesn't come in time its nice to know I have a backup.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-18-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By dRaPP
But that shouldn't matter, right? Sure it won't...

But that shouldn't matter, right? Sure it won't look as shiny as it did before, but its not a sanitation risk because its being boiled. Only thing I'm worried about it the possibility of the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-17-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By dRaPP
Yeah that sounds about right, it looks like spots...

Yeah that sounds about right, it looks like spots of the pot are chipped away. Is there anything I can do to re oxidize that layer? I read boiling water for 30 minutes, or sticking the dry aluminum...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-17-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By dRaPP
Did I just ruin my equipment?

Background: So the day after my brewday, I realized I forgot to rinse off my wort chiller after cooling wort/pitching yeast. So needless to say there was nasty trub and hops dried on it. So I...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-11-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,284
Posted By dRaPP
+1 I had it at some restaurant bar and loved...

+1 I had it at some restaurant bar and loved it. never hurts that its a good 8.something ABV too. I have been wondering who makes it tho, and now I know i guess. :mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-01-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By dRaPP
Yooper, sorry about the double post and thanks...

Yooper, sorry about the double post and thanks for fixing it.

Fletch, I did dissolve sugar into a solution first. The bottles are sitting at about 73-75 deg F, same as my ferm bucket and...
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