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Forum: General Techniques 02-05-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By oregonNate
It's been 28 hours now and it still hasn't...

It's been 28 hours now and it still hasn't started! It's been at 70F for the last 8 hours and is showing now progress.

I'm going to add the Nottingham dry yeast if it hasn't started after the...
Forum: General Techniques 02-05-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By oregonNate
Thanks for the replies, I sure hope it starts...

Thanks for the replies, I sure hope it starts soon... I just raised the temp in the room from 60 to 70 in hopes that the warmth will help it out a little. I keep my house fairly cool in the winter...
Forum: General Techniques 02-05-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By oregonNate
Yeast Question

So back in November I made a starter from WLP013 and when I was adding the starter to my wort, I poured some back into the original WL vial and stuck it back in the fridge. This left me with only a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-03-2005, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By oregonNate
I've been told that oxygen absorbing caps are...

I've been told that oxygen absorbing caps are activated by liquid and that if you sanitize them they are no different than regular caps.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-22-2005, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By oregonNate
I brewed this a couple days ago, longest brew day...

I brewed this a couple days ago, longest brew day ever. It took me 12 and a half hours to complete the barleywine and the second runnings batch.

Ended up using the double mash technique...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-16-2005, 11:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,616
Posted By oregonNate
I just ordered ProMash...been using the...

I just ordered ProMash...been using the evaluation version to do calculations and I'm tired of having to type everything back in every time!

I wish there was a free, web-based application that did...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-16-2005, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By oregonNate
I really like the concept of simple recipes. ...

I really like the concept of simple recipes. J.W. Lee's Harvest Ale is really good and it only has two ingredients: Maris Otter and E.K. Goldings.

I'm planning on keeping mine simple...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-16-2005, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By oregonNate
I think the idea is to add a little bit of...

I think the idea is to add a little bit of Champaigne OR wine yeast along with a LOT of Ale yeast. The Ale yeast provides character early on, but the other yeast is there and growing all along so...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-16-2005, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By oregonNate
It's just a 7 gallon bucket... I've pitched on a...

It's just a 7 gallon bucket... I've pitched on a yeast cake twice in the past without any problems. The highest gravity I've done so far is only 1.085, so I guess that isn't anything compared to a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-16-2005, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By oregonNate
What do you think of WLP099 High Gravity Yeast? ...

What do you think of WLP099 High Gravity Yeast? Would adding a 600ml starter of this along with the yeast cake from a previous batch make sense? Or would a starter of any standard wine or...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-16-2005, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By oregonNate
BIG barleywine techniques

I have been thinking about brewing a really big 1.1+ barleywine, using all-grain of course. I have a few different ideas and would like to bounce them off everyone.

I have a 70 quart coleman...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-09-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,237
Posted By oregonNate
I was thinking that the combination of the...

I was thinking that the combination of the 180° heat from some newer dishwashers' sanitizing cycles plus the heated dry should do a pretty good job of sanitizing. Doesn't the head radiate...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-29-2005, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,592
Posted By oregonNate
The Double White is really good. I used the...

The Double White is really good. I used the recipe that Stone provided for their 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale:

http://www.stonebrew.com/epic/homebrew_recipe.php?ReleaseYear=2002

It is a Belgian...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-28-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,592
Posted By oregonNate
I have done this.

I used a Belgian abbey yeast with my pumpkin beer and the yeast characteristics really do hide the spice profile. It turned out to be a really tasty Belgian Abbey with a slight hint of some pumpkin...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-30-2005, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,650
Posted By oregonNate
Now that I have 5 full batches bottled, I'm using...

Now that I have 5 full batches bottled, I'm using pretty much anything I can get my hands on. Champaign bottles, bombers, random 12ouncers, even a couple 6 ouncers.

I like to mix it up so that I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-23-2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By oregonNate
I use a mortel and pestle to crack coriander, and...

I use a mortel and pestle to crack coriander, and it is still a pain. I wonder how long it would take to crack enough grain for an all-grain batch with a small mortel and pestle... It would take...
Forum: General Techniques 09-14-2005, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,134
Posted By oregonNate
I made a pumpkin beer with 4lbs of canned...

I made a pumpkin beer with 4lbs of canned pumpkin, the 100% pumpkin style without anything added plus various other grains. I spread it out on aluminum foil covered cookie sheets and baked it at...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-08-2005, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,855
Posted By oregonNate
Thanks for the tip!

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-08-2005, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,855
Posted By oregonNate
Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't realize the...

Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't realize the corona mill was so cheap...I'll have to look into it.

I should just add this to my footer as I'm not really from Oregon the state. ;) I'm from...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-06-2005, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,855
Posted By oregonNate
Nutrimill Grain Mill

I am an AG brewer that has always used the shop's mill a couple days before I brew. This has been working well, but I recently had an idea...

I make all my own bread at home (bread machine) and I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-06-2005, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By oregonNate
Thanks for the sympathy and suggestions. I'll...

Thanks for the sympathy and suggestions. I'll definitly have some fun constructing some new equipment this fall.

I think broken glass carboy's has to be the worst homebrewing accident...hope and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-06-2005, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By oregonNate
Hey, my name is a bit of a joke as I'm from...

Hey, my name is a bit of a joke as I'm from Oregon, WI. I would love to move to Portland though, loved it out there last time I visited.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-02-2005, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By oregonNate
Equipment breakage rant.

Ever have a batch where you break everything? Last night wasn't very fun but I did end up with 5 gallons of fermentable beer...so that is nice.

I broke the rigged up bulk head out of my cooler. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-02-2005, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By oregonNate
I just brewed another batch and ended up with 63%...

I just brewed another batch and ended up with 63% efficiency... not that great. Here are the things I did different:

1. My grain was crushed better. Not too thin, but fully crushed.
2. No...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-29-2005, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,529
Posted By oregonNate
You'll probably find this hint other places but...

You'll probably find this hint other places but I'll go ahead and throw it out there... A pre-chiller seems to do wonders for me. My immersion chiller takes 15ish minutes in 85° weather, but...
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