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Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-27-2014, 03:57 AM
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Posted By ViperMan
Been quite a while since I got to check this...

Been quite a while since I got to check this thread. Also been a while since I made some labels!

This year I'm switching to a 5x3" label and moving away from the little neck sticker I used to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-10-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,144
Posted By ViperMan
I agree except for the "extracting tannin...

I agree except for the "extracting tannin flavors" part - how would extra sparges extract tannins?

Still - how do you explain the math? I've read the three-part series on efficiency on HBT. My...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,256
Posted By ViperMan
I'd say yes - you can decoct anything. I've also...

I'd say yes - you can decoct anything. I've also done the quick draw-boil-return for the point of grabbing a few extra degrees.

For bocks, it's a style thing, and a good judge like my buddy can...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By ViperMan
Just an update here - I picked up a nice...

Just an update here - I picked up a nice finishing hydrometer and a smaller test tube and a thief.

I've been taking some final readings with both the hydrometer and the refractometer. I use an...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,256
Posted By ViperMan
Just a quick update - got a good buddy/fellow...

Just a quick update - got a good buddy/fellow homebrew club member who lives nearby and is a master-certified BJCP judge. I took a sample as I was transferring from Primary to the keg for lagering...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-05-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,144
Posted By ViperMan
I did - several times. While I suspect there was...

I did - several times. While I suspect there was a fluke in there somewhere, I haven't brewed a batch below 85 - which was a Dopplebock that I decoction-mashed - since I bought the mill.


Sent...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2014, 02:03 AM
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Views: 1,017
Posted By ViperMan
I found the article I had stumbled on before. ...

I found the article I had stumbled on before.

http://byo.com/stories/item/303-brewing-science-controlling-diacetyl

Paragraph towards the end: "Caused by Contamination" - mentions how bottled...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2014, 01:42 AM
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Views: 1,017
Posted By ViperMan
I'm thinking about getting the 18" stainless...

I'm thinking about getting the 18" stainless steel "turkey baster" from Williams Brewing (Amazon sells it as well). The only thing I'm trying to find is the tightest diameter cylinder I can find so...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 01-28-2014, 08:38 PM
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Posted By ViperMan
Good luck with an iPad. Without any decent...

Good luck with an iPad. Without any decent styluses available that are precise enough for drawing, plus a lack of touch-sensitive controls, the best you'd manage would be little better than using a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By ViperMan
I don't like taking the lid off, because then you...

I don't like taking the lid off, because then you have to put it somewhere. You also have to remove at least the guts of the airlock since removing the lid creates vacuum and sucks all your liquid...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By ViperMan
Well - I guess that's good to know overall; that...

Well - I guess that's good to know overall; that it's not some other funky step I need to perform.

I was looking at wine thiefs a few weeks ago, and all I could find were cheapy plastic kinds that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By ViperMan
I know they don't read correctly with alcohol,...

I know they don't read correctly with alcohol, but they should still show different readings if fermentation isn't finished. And I've always known the OG - it's the FG I was never measuring. I'm...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-28-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,626
Posted By ViperMan
This is a tricky question to answer. If you're...

This is a tricky question to answer. If you're doing extract brewing, you typically add water to get to 5 gallons. If you're using an all-grain brew, you need more water during the mash/sparge...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-28-2014, 02:44 AM
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Views: 18,626
Posted By ViperMan
I'm sorry - I never saw this post. This beer...

I'm sorry - I never saw this post.

This beer was disgusting - bottom line. Problem was my cocoa nibs - I'm sure of it. I got this hideous "boozy" taste that I've experienced before when using the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-28-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,144
Posted By ViperMan
Just a quick update - I recently added a Harbor...

Just a quick update - I recently added a Harbor Freight 1/2" low-speed drill to my equipment list, and have now "powered" my Millars mill. I brewed a 5.5 gallon AG chocolate raisin recipe of my own...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By ViperMan
Flars: You're right: because I don't. I...

Flars:

You're right: because I don't.

I hated how much beer I had to waste taking samples, so I just didn't. I even stopped recording FG altogether. No excuse, I just got lazy. Thus the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By ViperMan
Having Frequent Problems with Overcarbed Bottles...

I found a partial case of beer buried in the back of our living room over the weekend. When I uncovered it, I discovered a shattered bottle. I realized quickly that it still had a cap, and - most...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,256
Posted By ViperMan
Wow guys thanks for all the replies! Thought...

Wow guys thanks for all the replies!

Thought I'd give some feedback. I completed this brew on Saturday, 1/18. I had some challenge in that I didn't have a fancy 1-quart scoop, so I was forced to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-08-2014, 02:01 AM
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Views: 101
Posted By ViperMan
Here's one for the Search Engine - Margarita Mix!

I like to cook...

Alton Brown - a highly knowledgeable and talented chef from the Food Network - once shared a recipe for braised ribs with a homemade Bar-B-Q sauce. He wanted to impart a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,256
Posted By ViperMan
I will do that - thank you. My internet at work...

I will do that - thank you. My internet at work is severely restricted so I have to cram all my Youtubing after I get home and after the 1yr-old goes to bed! :)



I'm following Ray Daniels's...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,256
Posted By ViperMan
Scott, you only add back the liquid from each...

Scott, you only add back the liquid from each boil step? Do you just discard the grain?

To both of you, how do you avoid hot-spotting with such a dense mash in the boil steps? When I do BIAB...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,256
Posted By ViperMan
Thanks tbmohr! Have you ever used Beersmith...

Thanks tbmohr!

Have you ever used Beersmith for this kinda stuff? I'm wondering how accurate it's calculations are. What I DO find odd is that - for a two-stage decoction (122-156-168) it wants...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,256
Posted By ViperMan
Am I really understanding decoction correctly?!

Sorry guys - I tried search, but search was being FUNKY for me tonight...

I'm going to attempt a Bock, taking advantage of colder temperatures in the garage to get fermentation to work.

I'm...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,144
Posted By ViperMan
I used my Millars again yesterday and hit 95%. ...

I used my Millars again yesterday and hit 95%. :) I have no complaints on this mill.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 08-09-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,973
Posted By ViperMan
I guess then you wouldn't care for a bottle of my...

I guess then you wouldn't care for a bottle of my "Poopy Diaper Ale", huh? :)

http://i.imgur.com/vpZPBLz.png
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