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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-09-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By HighGrav
Bingo!

Bingo!
Forum: Brew Science 04-24-2014, 02:50 PM
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Views: 327
Posted By HighGrav
All good advice above but I guess I will play...

All good advice above but I guess I will play devil's advocate here.... Keep in mind that a lot of beer styles have characteristics that were, in part, due to the water characteristics in the region...
Forum: Virginia HomeBrew Forum 04-10-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By HighGrav
National Homebrew Day at Old Bust Head Brewing

Saturday, May 3, 2014
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Old Bust Head Brewing Company is celebrating our first National Homebrew Day by hosting a brew event at our brewery in Vint Hill, VA on Saturday, May 3rd....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By HighGrav
Agreed, just throw the two packs in and call it a...

Agreed, just throw the two packs in and call it a day.

Here is a good blog post on yeast starters. http://www.jaysbrewing.com/2013/01/23/19-steps-for-yeast-starter/
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-07-2013, 12:22 PM
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Posted By HighGrav
You have to drink those at sub-freezing...

You have to drink those at sub-freezing temperatures. Were the mountains blue on the bottle?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-13-2013, 03:10 PM
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Posted By HighGrav
I have a starter of WLP099 going now and it...

I have a starter of WLP099 going now and it smells like eggs. It looks fine and I plan to pitch it tomorrow.
Forum: General Techniques 04-30-2013, 10:47 PM
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Posted By HighGrav
Sometimes when I dry hop in the keg using...

Sometimes when I dry hop in the keg using pellets, it makes the beer a bit more cloudy. I imagine if you rack the beer over the dry hops, it might reduce the cloudiness since it would be stirring up...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2013, 01:14 PM
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Posted By HighGrav
I am sure someone out there might have a palate...

I am sure someone out there might have a palate refined enough to detect 2oz of diluted iodophor in what I assume is a 5 gallon batch. But for the rest of us common folk, it really won't matter. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 05:46 PM
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Views: 457
Posted By HighGrav
It will be fine. Iodophor, once diluted to the...

It will be fine. Iodophor, once diluted to the proper ratio, is a non-rinse sanitizer. Some people do rinse but I don't bother.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-17-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By HighGrav
Preservative free apple juice is ideal but any...

Preservative free apple juice is ideal but any juice will work. It can be as simple as sprinkling some bread yeast in a gallon of apple juice and let it ferment at room temp for at least a week. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-17-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By HighGrav
Go for it. Local political, religious, and...

Go for it. Local political, religious, and money-seeking organizations visit my door throughout the year. A fellow brewer would be a nice change up. The 6 pack in hand is a good idea.

If...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-10-2013, 09:21 PM
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Posted By HighGrav
+10 = 24,948 and counting

+10 = 24,948 and counting
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By HighGrav
It depends on your level of self control. The...

It depends on your level of self control. The nice thing about bottles is that you can chill just what you intend to drink whereas the keg is chilled all or nothing.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-31-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By HighGrav
I have an IPA in the keg now that I did not dry...

I have an IPA in the keg now that I did not dry hop and it is great. It is not necessary for an IPA but it has become a common practice.

BTW, you can dry hop in the primary after fermentation...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By HighGrav
That's my St. Patty's day tradition.

That's my St. Patty's day tradition.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By HighGrav
I guess I need to go back to reading...

I guess I need to go back to reading comprehension class :)

I have had the same thing with capper breaking bottles. I just toss those bottles and beer. Not worth the risk.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-22-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By HighGrav
I have one in fermentation right now. I can let...

I have one in fermentation right now. I can let you know how it turns out in a few weeks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By HighGrav
I would advise against consuming anything that...

I would advise against consuming anything that has broken glass in it. The coffee filter may work, but is it worth the risk of having a jagged piece of glass working through your GI tract?

As for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-22-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By HighGrav
I ran into the same thing. Mr. Beer doesn't...

I ran into the same thing. Mr. Beer doesn't include a lot of the technical info, probably as to not confuse those new to brewing. I just picked the malt extract from the DB that most looked like...
Forum: General Techniques 01-20-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,906
Posted By HighGrav
Are you on a well system or city water? I...

Are you on a well system or city water?

I use well water without any problems. I think city water tends to have chlorine and or other chemicals from the treatment process which is one reason to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,560
Posted By HighGrav
Oh good, bc I have no clue who Phyllis is

Oh good, bc I have no clue who Phyllis is
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-20-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By HighGrav
Perhaps a little honey malt for the ladies?

Perhaps a little honey malt for the ladies?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-19-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By HighGrav
Typically the inside is scrapped because those...

Typically the inside is scrapped because those little seed looking things inside contain the vanilla flavor. They are the same black specs you see in French Vanilla ice cream. When I added vanilla...
Forum: Introductions 01-18-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 127
Posted By HighGrav
It depends on what size batch you are doing. I...

It depends on what size batch you are doing. I recently helped a friend bump up the ABV of a Mr. Beer kit he got for Christmas. For a two gallon batch, we added 1 pound of light DME.

I suggest...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 01-17-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By HighGrav
Try hitting this button ...

Try hitting this button
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