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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2009, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Whisler85
Cracked MLT

I use a ten gallon rubbermaid water cooler with a false bottom as an MLT - It recently developed a bulge in the side that finally cracked. Its getting worse, and although im not worried about the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,960
Posted By Whisler85
most mexican beers are vienna-style lagers - just...

most mexican beers are vienna-style lagers - just look for recipes for that style
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Whisler85
if you want aged hops, put them in a paper bag...

if you want aged hops, put them in a paper bag and store in a dry, warm place for 2-3 years

3 months aint nothing
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,892
Posted By Whisler85
you can use coffee in the mash, at boil knockout,...

you can use coffee in the mash, at boil knockout, make an extract for the fermenter, or rack beer onto coffee in the secondary

id recommend doing it in the secondary- you'll preserve the most...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Whisler85
a whole pound of both honey and 60L might make it...

a whole pound of both honey and 60L might make it a little sweet, maybe mash 148- thats a better temp for a dry beer, anyhoo

if you really want to first wort hop, try the simcoe- FWH gives you...
Forum: General Techniques 04-07-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,654
Posted By Whisler85
instead of beano you can use amylase enzyme...

instead of beano you can use amylase enzyme powder from your LHBS- probably close to the same thing, might be worth getting if its cheaper

im sure if you controlled the amount of beano/amylase...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By Whisler85
a lot of all-grain recipes plan for 65 to 75...

a lot of all-grain recipes plan for 65 to 75 percent efficiency

also, it depends on the OG you want- a big ass beer with a 24 pound grain bill isnt going to be as efficient as a smaller one
Forum: General Techniques 04-01-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By Whisler85
its been in the primary for about a month now- i...

its been in the primary for about a month now- i kept it in the mid-70's for a few weeks, but it doesnt seem to be getting any more sour AT ALL
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-01-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,772
Posted By Whisler85
you would end up with something much, much too...

you would end up with something much, much too dry- belgian breweries hit attenuation as high as 90% routinely, but i wouldnt be surprised if a wine yeast went even higher than that

using wyeast...
Forum: General Techniques 04-01-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By Whisler85
Save Berliner Weisse?

I made a berliner weiss and pitched a wyeast pure lactobacillus culture at the same time as european ale yeast- it turned out ok, with good flavor, but just not enough sourness

do you think i...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,076
Posted By Whisler85
raise the temp and keep it high until it clears-...

raise the temp and keep it high until it clears- thats how i finally started getting decent attenuation

i let mine do its thing at 67ish, then added a hot water bath and kept the temp in the low...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By Whisler85
nq3x is right, its pretty similar to white wheat-...

nq3x is right, its pretty similar to white wheat- the difference has to do with the plant before processing and has little visible difference

it looks like you like dark, 'nutty' ales- try a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Whisler85
no, thats not too much dry hop my last ipa...

no, thats not too much dry hop

my last ipa was all simcoe, 2 oz at 30, 2 oz at 5, 2 oz at knockout, 3 ounces dry hop for a five gallon batch

too much dry hops would be like, six or seven or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By Whisler85
try an amber ale, use the galenas early, 1 oz...

try an amber ale, use the galenas early, 1 oz willamette at fifteen, then the rest at knockout

ten pounds base malt, 1/2 pound light crystal (20), 1/2 pound dark crystal (80) 1 pound munich
...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-31-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By Whisler85
of all those specialty malts, amber is the most...

of all those specialty malts, amber is the most obviously overdone. biscuit is easily overdone, as well, but i dont think you have too much here

unless you are using the darker variety of munich...
Forum: General Techniques 03-31-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By Whisler85
i forgot to mention that i think columbus (aka...

i forgot to mention that i think columbus (aka tomahawk) can be pretty guilty of this
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Whisler85
i have an all-simcoe, all-golden promise ipa...

i have an all-simcoe, all-golden promise ipa dry-hopping right now- ill let you know how it is when i keg it later this week

ps- its 15 pounds golden promise, 9-ounces simcoe- all late additions,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,880
Posted By Whisler85
be careful with planting seeds- as a...

be careful with planting seeds- as a horticulturalist, i can tell you that you are VERY unlikely to get anything you want from seeds produced by most varieties

first of all, the seedlings wont be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Whisler85
some IPAs (like rogues now defunct Juniper Pale...

some IPAs (like rogues now defunct Juniper Pale Ale) actually have juniper berries in them, and that will certainly give you that flavor

a lot of different american hop varieties can be described...
Forum: General Techniques 03-31-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By Whisler85
the grassy/green flavors you get are from the...

the grassy/green flavors you get are from the chlorophyll in the actual bracts of the hops

in whole hops, the bracts are left mostly intact, and the chlorophyll isnt exposed- in pellet hops, the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-29-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Whisler85
hate to be the bearer of bad news, but i bet that...

hate to be the bearer of bad news, but i bet that beer is about as hard to make as you could possibly get

lindemans lambics are wild beers that use a huge variety of microbes for fermenting- you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-29-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Whisler85
i made a beer once that was 100% Vienna malt and...

i made a beer once that was 100% Vienna malt and it was soooo yellow- almost neon or something- amazing color
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-29-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By Whisler85
try an american brown or american amber- the...

try an american brown or american amber- the recipes found in brewing classic styles should give you pretty tasty, malty brews
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Whisler85
if the only thing wrong with the flavor is that...

if the only thing wrong with the flavor is that its too sweet, try pitching more yeast

sounds underattenuated
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-27-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By Whisler85
Corking Belgians? HELP

i have been making a lot of belgians lately and would like them to be carbonated to high volumes, but i am loathe to do this in standard beer bottles.

I can easily get my hands on plenty of used...
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