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Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 11:49 AM
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I've had a beer get runner up BOS with a score in...

I've had a beer get runner up BOS with a score in the low 40s in one competition, the same beer scores a 28 in another. They were both bottled from my beer gun side by side.

Same thing happened to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 12:42 AM
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Well, my first experience with Irish Yeast has...

Well, my first experience with Irish Yeast has been positive.

I switched my stout into the secondary, and it fermented perfectly (minus the blowoff-destroyed closet). FG came out to 1.015, and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-27-2014, 08:43 PM
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Posted By mrphillips
Good point. Since I'm not looking for an...

Good point. Since I'm not looking for an Orange-Forward taste I think I'm leaning towards a 5 min. addition of 2 oz.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-27-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By mrphillips
I've heard the same thing from a lor of British...

I've heard the same thing from a lor of British strains, so I've been weary. I've also heard that many people like that flavor, and it's intended.

On another note, my stouts been in the primary...
Forum: Introductions 08-27-2014, 02:01 AM
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Posted By mrphillips
If you're a partial-masher and enjoy brewing...

If you're a partial-masher and enjoy brewing anything with flaked wheat/oats, I've great success with making soup.

Toss a 1/2 stick of butter into a pot, a pound or 2 of grains, and 8 cups of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2014, 01:12 AM
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Posted By mrphillips
I took 3rd in a competition out of Winchester VA...

I took 3rd in a competition out of Winchester VA with a score 32 (and actually tied 2nd place...but lost in to tie-breaker). It's more important to know where you lost points so you can critique...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-26-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By mrphillips
SpeedYellow - this is what I've always thought,...

SpeedYellow - this is what I've always thought, but like a fellow poster said, there has been quite a bit of success with adding them to the boil.

Warnotwars - was there any residual...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-24-2014, 09:07 PM
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Posted By mrphillips
When to add orange zest

I want to make a beer with a hint of orange, and I wasn't sure when to add the orange zest. I found a real nice recipe here on homebrew that calls for 2oz of zest (which sounds good to me), but I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-23-2014, 03:36 PM
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Posted By mrphillips
It's been a while, but how'd this turn out? It...

It's been a while, but how'd this turn out? It looked tasty!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-20-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mrphillips
There will ALWAYS be yeast in suspension. ...

There will ALWAYS be yeast in suspension. There's no two ways about it, they're a hardy group of bastards. Haha!

I think that bottling when it is still very cold is a better idea, but it might...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-15-2014, 04:17 PM
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Posted By mrphillips
I don't think I had enough head space. My OG was...

I don't think I had enough head space. My OG was 10 points too high so I had to add some water to bring it down.

Say the temp in my fermenter was up to 72, will there be any ill effects to my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mrphillips
1st Blowoff! A Milestone!

After no action in the fermenter for 24 hours, that 004-workhorse decided to takeoff like crazy! I came home from work to find my closet, my shelf of ammunition, and my girlfriend's sweaters covered...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2014, 11:13 PM
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Posted By mrphillips
Will Diacetyl clean up if I leave it sit for 2...

Will Diacetyl clean up if I leave it sit for 2 weeks at 68-70 degrees after fermentation is complete (a total of 4 weeks in the carboy)?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mrphillips
Irish 004 flavors at different temperatures

I usually like to keep my yeast temps. on the lower side of things, and I was curious how the flavors change from fermenting 004 at 65 degrees vs 70 degrees. I pitched the 004 into an oatmeal stout...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-13-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mrphillips
Well the beer got a pretty good reception at my...

Well the beer got a pretty good reception at my friends house. One of my buddies is a hop-head, the other is coming around to the idea. Both agreed that it was a nice transition beer for future...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-12-2014, 08:15 PM
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Posted By mrphillips
5 gallons Pale Ale (+) 5 gallons Oatmeal Stout =...

5 gallons Pale Ale (+) 5 gallons Oatmeal Stout = 23,044 gallons total
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-12-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,161
Posted By mrphillips
She's a broilin' away! I'm excited to see how...

She's a broilin' away! I'm excited to see how the Irish yeast fairs in this batch.

Super...duper pumped.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-12-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By mrphillips
It tastes like it might go very well with Citra,...

It tastes like it might go very well with Citra, and might give a nice background bitterness and slight citrus ting. Maybe Jade at 20 and 10, then Citra at 5 or 0 would be nice.

OR a 50/50...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-12-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By mrphillips
Just had my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd one. It's...

Just had my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd one.

It's not as bitter as I thought it would be. I thought the Pacific Jade would be a little more flavorful (something a little more forward like cascade), but...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-11-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By mrphillips
Brewing this tomorrow. Preeeeeeetty pumped.

Brewing this tomorrow. Preeeeeeetty pumped.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-04-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,161
Posted By mrphillips
Will the 1 lb 2-row be enough to convert the 1.5...

Will the 1 lb 2-row be enough to convert the 1.5 lbs. of oats?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-04-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By mrphillips
Just bottled yesterday. She tasted nore bitter...

Just bottled yesterday. She tasted nore bitter than I thought it would, but I really like the taste of the Jade hops. I'll know more in a week.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-03-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,161
Posted By mrphillips
Oh, and 2 oz. Fuggle at 60 min.

Oh, and 2 oz. Fuggle at 60 min.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-03-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,161
Posted By mrphillips
Ingrediants bought and paid for! Decided on...

Ingrediants bought and paid for! Decided on wpl004 Irish ale yeast. I made some small changes to the recipe.

5 lbs extra light dme
1.5 lbs flaked oats
1 lb. 2-row
.75 roasted barley
.5 lbs...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-30-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By mrphillips
If it was only 12 hours after pitching, you're...

If it was only 12 hours after pitching, you're fine. Make sure to tell us how the beer turns out!
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