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Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-17-2013, 03:19 AM
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Posted By csmurdock
McTarnamins, what temp did you ferment this...

McTarnamins,

what temp did you ferment this at? I know jamil suggests fermenting this yeast at around 62. Is that where you went with it or did you go with old wisdom of hotter for hefe yeasts?
Forum: DIY Projects 06-07-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By csmurdock
Top comes off. But you could always buy a ball...

Top comes off. But you could always buy a ball lock connector and cut the sanke one you have off and replace it
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-05-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By csmurdock
The acidic wort dissolves the copper oxides that...

The acidic wort dissolves the copper oxides that form naturally which is the darker colored stuff. So not a big problem however if your chiller is really discolored it could be leaching too much of...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-30-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By csmurdock
I use beans and nibs however I soak in everclear...

I use beans and nibs however I soak in everclear first. I just threw in coco nibs once and it infected my milk stout. So now essentially make an extract first and throw it all in.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-13-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By csmurdock
It's not hard. You can look up threads here. If...

It's not hard. You can look up threads here. If you don't have any wiring experience or tools you may need to buy/barrow them. It's not too bad though. I have never wired anything and I did it just...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2013, 05:18 PM
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Posted By csmurdock
Since then however I have upgraded to a stc-1000...

Since then however I have upgraded to a stc-1000 controller.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-12-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By csmurdock
I think it's probably because the temp sensor is...

I think it's probably because the temp sensor is used to measuring the freezer temp and now your trying to control a fridge temp. If you put the sensor right up again the coil then it could help. It...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-18-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By csmurdock
So no ideas? I'm gonna brew tomorrow. I have high...

So no ideas? I'm gonna brew tomorrow. I have high hopes
Forum: Strong Ale 01-17-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By csmurdock
You could of added some dme to bring it up but I...

You could of added some dme to bring it up but I wouldn't recommend doing it now. But if you had done it at high Krausen that would of worked.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-17-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By csmurdock
Also thinking about oaking half the batch. Any...

Also thinking about oaking half the batch. Any opinions?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-17-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By csmurdock
5 gallon batch: 10 lbs beechwood smoked malt ...

5 gallon batch:
10 lbs beechwood smoked malt
2 lbs crisp pale ale malt
2 lbs carafa II
1.5 oz nugget fwh
2 oz willamette 20 min/5 min/0 min
Dry English ale yeast
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-17-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By csmurdock
Smoldering earth ipa

So I am brewing a batch of beer for a friend and he wants something like an earthy smoked black IPA. So here is what I'm going to do I think. Let me know what you guys think. And what flavors you...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 12-27-2012, 06:44 PM
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Views: 7,801
Posted By csmurdock
Can I also get the free shipping code? Thanks

Can I also get the free shipping code?

Thanks
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-27-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By csmurdock
If it is not milled in its original vaccum sealed...

If it is not milled in its original vaccum sealed packaging then it will last a couple years according to a guy from Briess on brewing network
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By csmurdock
Scaling back recipes for higher efficiency

So I fly sparge and generally get really good efficiency like 85+. My understanding that the standard recipe is for an estimated 70% efficiency. My question is what do you do to scale if down to hit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By csmurdock
Well never happen to me but but starsan solution...

Well never happen to me but but starsan solution is probably the best thing you can suck into your fermenter. It's sterile as it is a sanitizer and it should add no off flavors by its design
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-02-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By csmurdock
I save some yeast from starters but here is what...

I save some yeast from starters but here is what I do. Make a bigger starter by a pint. Then sanitize a pint mason jar and fill it for saving. It's just like yeast washing however there is little to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-02-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By csmurdock
I think that hops in beer are anti microbial but...

I think that hops in beer are anti microbial but wild yeast and bacteria can still sit on a whole cone and then be pitched in. Maybe it's the isomerized alpha acids and oils or something. But the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-02-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By csmurdock
As far as introducing and cultivating wild yeast...

As far as introducing and cultivating wild yeast and bacteria from the dry hop goes, pellet hops go through some sort of heating sanitation in the pelletizing process so that shouldn't be an issue....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-24-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By csmurdock
I don't know what you mean by prefermentation...

I don't know what you mean by prefermentation process but basically I am saying when you first pitch to when it is finished there should be a noticeable difference if using a stir plate. It will be a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By csmurdock
Bulk conditioning meaning the whole batch in the...

Bulk conditioning meaning the whole batch in the same vessel and in this case yeah he is talking about over a month
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-23-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By csmurdock
Let it go for another 24 hours and then decide if...

Let it go for another 24 hours and then decide if it kicked off based on what it looks like. Such as more yeast or not. Don't depend on bubbles.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-06-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By csmurdock
Thanks guys. And I will keep an eye out for...

Thanks guys. And I will keep an eye out for virgin tear glass
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-06-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By csmurdock
When using an aluminum pot you are supposed to...

When using an aluminum pot you are supposed to take care to condition it by boiling water in it for awhile and not scrubbing the residue off.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-06-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By csmurdock
So basically do people use a 5 or 6.5 gallon...

So basically do people use a 5 or 6.5 gallon better bottle for about 4 week fermentations?
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