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Forum: General Techniques 12-19-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By foxtrot
Well, I've dry-hopped in the primary this way for...

Well, I've dry-hopped in the primary this way for 11 batches with good success. I use buckets so it's easy to add the hop pellets. As far as oxidation is concerned, I stir very slowly, pivoting the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-13-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By foxtrot
Belgian yeasts love to be warm. Raise the temp to...

Belgian yeasts love to be warm. Raise the temp to about 73 and they should start back up. Don't worry about banana at this stage; most of the esters are formed early.

In the future, don't move to...
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,255
Posted By foxtrot
I primary dry hop quite a bit, right after the...

I primary dry hop quite a bit, right after the main activity dies at about day 4. I also stir to re-suspend the hops every 3rd day for 2 weeks. Eeks out a few more FG points too! Excellent hop...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,589
Posted By foxtrot
I always dispense cold water into my boil pots...

I always dispense cold water into my boil pots the night before brewing. I leave the lids off to let the chlorine gas disipate. The next morning, the water is room temp and I just cover and turn the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-03-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By foxtrot
The HD near me has 5 and 10 gallon Rubbermaids in...

The HD near me has 5 and 10 gallon Rubbermaids in the garden department. Try looking there.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-28-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,645
Posted By foxtrot
I'm like McKBrew. I couldn't stomach IPAs 15...

I'm like McKBrew. I couldn't stomach IPAs 15 years ago, now IPA is my favorite. In fact, it's the only beer I order at a brewpub because most beers at brewpubs are not hoppy enough.

Belgians were...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-21-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 152,169
Posted By foxtrot
Ice-maker lines are working great for me. Just...

Ice-maker lines are working great for me. Just cut to the same length as the dip tube. Make a clean 90 degree cut with a sharp box-cutter type blade. Easy to remove with a nudge from one end.

I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-11-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,556
Posted By foxtrot
Yup, I use the bath method too. Just used it for...

Yup, I use the bath method too. Just used it for a Dubbel to keep it at 73F. Works like a charm. I bought a plastic tub from HD that has raised portions on the bottom. This is good as it allows warm...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-11-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By foxtrot
I slip a cardboard garment-shipping box around...

I slip a cardboard garment-shipping box around the burner/pot, which keeps the heat in real nice. I use it in the summer too, taking me to boil in less than 10 minutes! I cut the box down to a height...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-07-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,491
Posted By foxtrot
I only buy beer for camping trips, like Dale's in...

I only buy beer for camping trips, like Dale's in cans. Other than that, I only buy beers that are difficult to clone or styles I don't want a whole keg of.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-03-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 133,664
Posted By foxtrot
Chase- I got the exact same results you...

Chase-

I got the exact same results you did!

For my second try I heated to 290, cooled, then brought it back to about 260 and killed the heat. It kept for a week with no signs of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-13-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By foxtrot
Well, I snooped inside the keezer yesterday and...

Well, I snooped inside the keezer yesterday and did notice that the two foamiest taps have gas lines going to the part of the manifold closest to the gas supply line, which are of a slightly...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-11-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By foxtrot
Foaming vs. beer style

I'd like to know if folks are experiencing foaming with certain beer styles.

I just set up a 5 tap keezer and now have beer flowing to all 5! (wo hoo!). Anyway, all gas lines come from a single...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By foxtrot
Next time that happens, try champagne yeast. I...

Next time that happens, try champagne yeast. I was reluctant to try it, but it worked on a Hefe that I mashed too high. After 3 frustrating weeks of rousing, increasing temperature, and racking onto...
Forum: General Techniques 08-08-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By foxtrot
Alrighty... Champagne yeast to the rescue!!!...

Alrighty...

Champagne yeast to the rescue!!! The hefe is now at 1015 after adding the Lalvin champagne yeast a week ago. The taste has not altered, which I am really happy about so it still tastes...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,230
Posted By foxtrot
FWIW, I would culture from a bottle. I think...

FWIW, I would culture from a bottle. I think Bell's yeast gives a specific fruity essence that cannot be managed from 001. I made a clone for Bells Best Brown and used the suggested 001 but the fruit...
Forum: General Techniques 08-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,101
Posted By foxtrot
I've never brewed the same thing twice. I'm...

I've never brewed the same thing twice. I'm always trying different grains, hops and yeasts to see what I like. Also, since I never adjust my water chemistry, I'm discovering what styles work best...
Forum: General Techniques 07-27-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By foxtrot
Thanks for your kindness, Pharmguy. I threw...

Thanks for your kindness, Pharmguy.

I threw in some Lalven champagne yeast yesterday. I'm out of town unil Friday so hopefully I'll come back to a sub-1.020 beer.

I'll report the results.
Forum: General Techniques 07-25-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By foxtrot
OK, pitching onto the Cali V cake only reduced it...

OK, pitching onto the Cali V cake only reduced it to 1022. Still too sweet for my tastes.

So... before I resort to Brett, are there any other alternatives for driving down the FG at this point?...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-19-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,224
Posted By foxtrot
Maybe pH strip manufacturer lot# (if there is...

Maybe pH strip manufacturer lot# (if there is one) should be tracked as well for this study. It might correlate to the slight color differences observed.
Forum: General Techniques 07-17-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By foxtrot
Thanks for your ideas. Sometimes I forget the...

Thanks for your ideas. Sometimes I forget the obvious.

Thermometer reads 202 in boiling water (I live in Denver, so that is correct). In a glass of ice water, 31.7.

I'm using a refractometer,...
Forum: General Techniques 07-16-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By foxtrot
Well, 3 days straight at 68F with intermitent...

Well, 3 days straight at 68F with intermitent rousing and its still at 1024. This thing ain't gonna budge. My only hope now is to rack this onto a cake from an IPA I made 2 weeks ago and hope it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-14-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
Posted By foxtrot
cactusgarrett- Were you still able to...

cactusgarrett-

Were you still able to capture the roasty/chocolatey goodness using the cold steep?

I'm planning a porter using something like 1/4lb black patent and 1/2 chocolate or carafa.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-12-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
Posted By foxtrot
Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to try...

Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to try the late-mash approach. This seems less likely to be detrimental vs. taking a stab at adding salts. My MO is to keep things simple and brew with the...
Forum: General Techniques 07-12-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By foxtrot
Thanks! I shall be patient. I just did not...

Thanks! I shall be patient.

I just did not want a "banana bomb" on my hands...
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