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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2013, 08:27 PM
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Posted By mcberry
I found out why i was missing a St. Paul...

I found out why i was missing a St. Paul scoresheet. The director said they missed all of the Belgian Tripels. He didn't go into to detail and AHA is deciding what to do.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-26-2013, 01:36 PM
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Posted By mcberry
I am still [somewhat] patiently awaiting my St....

I am still [somewhat] patiently awaiting my St. Paul results. Hopefully I'll get them soon, considering others already have had their results for several days now!
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 08-05-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 533,657
Posted By mcberry
Just tried my third batch of this and it is...

Just tried my third batch of this and it is amazing. I kept the recipe simple (6# 2-row, 2# corn, 1# rice), but mashed low (149-150) and fermented in the upper 50s (S-05). It came out incredibly dry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By mcberry
Anything you do at this point is fine. Longer...

Anything you do at this point is fine. Longer time in the fermenter never hurts, but I do see diminishing returns starting after 2-3 weeks. Alternatively, since you have 2.5 weeks away, you could...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By mcberry
You'll be fine. Some people don't chill their...

You'll be fine. Some people don't chill their wort at all - just let it sit overnight before pitching and it comes out ok. Homebrew is actually pretty hardy and not as easy to ruin as one may think....
Forum: Brewing Software 07-19-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 46,868
Posted By mcberry
Runs pretty good on my Nexus 7 w/ Jellybean. Some...

Runs pretty good on my Nexus 7 w/ Jellybean. Some of the text is too light to read, but gets the job done! I was actually going to write something similar to this, but no need to reinvent the wheel!...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-13-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By mcberry
I am assuming you are all-grain, which is good as...

I am assuming you are all-grain, which is good as aromatic malt requires mashing and there is no real substitute for it.

A little roast barley will go a long way, so be careful with using too...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-12-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By mcberry
Good luck with your clone. The coldest I've...

Good luck with your clone. The coldest I've brewed in is 11F and that was pushing it... At least cooling happened quickly as my ground water gets to about 40 in winter.

148 will make yours a bit...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-12-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By mcberry
Cream ales are great for this and pretty hard to...

Cream ales are great for this and pretty hard to screw up. Cream of three crops cream ale is an excellent beer for summer. Search for it on here. Easy and cheap to make and very drinkable.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-22-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,551
Posted By mcberry
I don't always have time to make a starter......

I don't always have time to make a starter... More specifically I don't plan brewing far enough in advance. In these situations I will either use dry yeast or spend another 7 bucks for a second vial....
Forum: Brew Science 01-21-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By mcberry
As I reflect on it a bit I realize that stout...

As I reflect on it a bit I realize that stout failures were early in my all grain days. I fermented too warm, didn't make liquid yeast starters, rehydrate dry yeast, etc. It is quite possible that my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,635
Posted By mcberry
Why S04 and not S05? I find S05 to be more...

Why S04 and not S05? I find S05 to be more forgiving at warmer temps and is quite neutral.

There is no set timetable, just make sure it is done fermenting before bottling. You should be safe...
Forum: Brew Science 01-21-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By mcberry
Just curious as to why I always hear 5.2 as the...

Just curious as to why I always hear 5.2 as the gold standard for pH? Is this just a minimum value that shouldn't be crossed? Despite it apparently not working quite often why does 5 Star attempt to...
Forum: Brew Science 01-21-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By mcberry
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-21-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By mcberry
American brown is such a broad category, so its...

American brown is such a broad category, so its hard to make a reccomendation. Are you thinking you want it more malt forward or more hop forward? I have one fermenting now with 9 lbs 2 row, .75 lb...
Forum: Brew Science 01-20-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By mcberry
Thanks for both of your responses. It sounds like...

Thanks for both of your responses. It sounds like my best course of action is to just buy and calibrate a pH meter rather than trying to guess if the water analysis is accurate.

mabrungard - I...
Forum: Brew Science 01-20-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By mcberry
Detroit water - Additions for stout

Typically I find that my lighter beers come out better than dark. I want to brew a stout for St. Patrick's day so have been toying around with the idea of water additions. I've read through the...
Forum: Porter 10-05-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 200,673
Posted By mcberry
I brewed this last Saturday. Everything went...

I brewed this last Saturday. Everything went great. I did a 90 minute boil and ended up at 1.080, ~70% efficiency

The color looks great. I used 17 grams of S-05 dry yeast.

I'll let this one...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-12-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By mcberry
At what cell counts is starter most necessary?

Apologies if this has been answered - I couldn't find the answer via search.

I am making a Trippel on Saturday - should be around 5 gallons at 1.095 and will use WLP500. I had originally planned...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 07-11-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 163,119
Posted By mcberry
I am thinking of making this this weekend. I will...

I am thinking of making this this weekend. I will make a 3L starter - will it be ok to just pitch it all or should I decant before pitching?
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 06-30-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 533,657
Posted By mcberry
Brewed this for the second time on Monday. This...

Brewed this for the second time on Monday. This time I went 3 pounds two row, 3 pounds pilsner, 1.75 pounds maize, .75 pounds rice and a half pound sugar. Also went with 1 oz of crystal only, so it...
Forum: American Ale 06-29-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 866
Posted By mcberry
Berry's Summer Brown Ale

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 75.00 % ...
Forum: Brewing Software 06-29-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 49,849
Posted By mcberry
Yikes, I'm quite disappointed in version 2. The...

Yikes, I'm quite disappointed in version 2. The GUI follows no standards and the ribbon bar is not used according to accepted usability guidelines. The dev should read up the Microsoft Fluent User...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-23-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By mcberry
It took me about 9 valencia oranges for 2.5oz of...

It took me about 9 valencia oranges for 2.5oz of zest. This was for an orange brown ale and boiled 5 minutes.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-23-2011, 12:27 PM
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