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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-16-2011, 02:59 PM
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Posted By HoboBrewery
I once spilled 3/4 of a smack pack while pitching...

I once spilled 3/4 of a smack pack while pitching it into a Witbier. I just left it alone for 3 months and it recovered. I agree with the post above that says you'll likely oxidize the hell out of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By HoboBrewery
The higher the gravity, the longer the beer takes...

The higher the gravity, the longer the beer takes to carb and mature. Forget about them. In 3 more weeks they will probably be spot on. Too early to be worried.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,954
Posted By HoboBrewery
thanks spanish. it was at a homebrew meeting that...

thanks spanish. it was at a homebrew meeting that i learned this. in order to enter the doors of my club you have to be at least 8 beers deep, hence my jumbled confusion. in over my head on that...
Forum: Introductions 06-22-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 34
Posted By HoboBrewery
RDWHAHB. Charlie Papazian's phrase- relax, don't...

RDWHAHB. Charlie Papazian's phrase- relax, don't worry. have a homebrew. Just try to learn something new each time. Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize. the cleaner your equipment, the better off you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,954
Posted By HoboBrewery
ive done 3 lagers and you sound a bit more...

ive done 3 lagers and you sound a bit more technical than i can get, but lemme feed you my acquired knowledge, since i really had to search long and hard to learn lagering techniques...and of course...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-14-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By HoboBrewery
i manage to get drunk and freeze my bottles when...

i manage to get drunk and freeze my bottles when i'm trying to drink homebrews quicker. i thaw them and they seem to come back from a frozen grave. how far along was your beer? at the very least you...
Forum: Brew Science 06-14-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By HoboBrewery
you're good. you did an extended boil so as long...

you're good. you did an extended boil so as long as the bittering hops went in during the beginning of the boil, i'd say you're at your target, or close to it. if you're saying that you added an 1oz...
Forum: General Techniques 06-14-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By HoboBrewery
you're the first person i've come across to say...

you're the first person i've come across to say they do a diacetyl rest for an ale. i only thought diacetyl was created in lagers. i've never had a butterscotch problem in about 70 ales i've made....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-14-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By HoboBrewery
ive gone through the same thing. nothing...

ive gone through the same thing. nothing consistently happening, but it happened to me with 3 batches i did.

i always said, "How can it be infected? I did everything right." My problem was with a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By HoboBrewery
Yea I posted it above. 1070 og, 1017 fg

Yea I posted it above. 1070 og, 1017 fg
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By HoboBrewery
Use a handful less than half of that caramel. 40...

Use a handful less than half of that caramel. 40 will make a darker beer. I would use both cascades upfront at the boil and add a portion of the palisades and amarillo every 5 minutes from 30 minutes...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By HoboBrewery
if you want to salvage your current ingredients...

if you want to salvage your current ingredients and make an IPA close to style, buy 8 oz of caramel 20 to steep for 30 minutes at 150 degrees or so before you boil. this will add a slight caramel...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By HoboBrewery
you might want to rack the beer out of the keg...

you might want to rack the beer out of the keg into a carboy and make some kind of screen to go around that little tube at the bottom of the keg. the hops on the bottom of your keg are causing the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,330
Posted By HoboBrewery
Yea I don't use hop bags either. I use pellets...

Yea I don't use hop bags either. I use pellets and they naturally settle out when i bottle. You might lose a tiny bit of beer, but I feel like I want my hops incorporated into the beer as much and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,330
Posted By HoboBrewery
5 gallon batch 1 oz cascade at 60 bitterin ...

5 gallon batch

1 oz cascade at 60 bitterin
1 oz saaz at 20 minutes
1 oz saaz at 5 minutes (both for aroma, little bit of bittering

dude saaz is unbelievable for cream.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By HoboBrewery
trying really hard not to make fun of nascar...

trying really hard not to make fun of nascar right now. i'm gonna leave this alone. forgive my cityboy ways.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By HoboBrewery
to avoid tannins (bad tasting stuff) from...

to avoid tannins (bad tasting stuff) from extracting into the water itself from steeping grains, i tend not to boil the steeping water first. try to get it up to 150-160. don't worry about sanitation...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By HoboBrewery
you could even do it with 15 minutes left. it...

you could even do it with 15 minutes left. it caramelizes the extract which darkens it. as long as you can heat it for 15 minutes you'll be fine.

the color from it caramelizing the extract...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By HoboBrewery
i always slap it the night before (insert funny...

i always slap it the night before (insert funny 'that's what she said' comment here). are you doing 2 stage fermentation or 1 stage (ie are you transferring after a week or two into a carboy, or are...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-20-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By HoboBrewery
^^^ awesome video by the way slim. beats working...

^^^ awesome video by the way slim. beats working on a friday!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By HoboBrewery
two options come to mind. 1. Use the mango...

two options come to mind.

1. Use the mango rind instead of the mango fruit itself.
2. Use mango juice in secondary.

if you don't want mango to take over your beer, you're going to have to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By HoboBrewery
absolutely dude. boil, cool to 160 or so, steep,...

absolutely dude. boil, cool to 160 or so, steep, strain (if you want to- i don't) and pour in.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-20-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By HoboBrewery
yea man you're gonna have to get on that. ...

yea man you're gonna have to get on that.

ways i sees it: i could spend $7-8 for a 25 oz bottle, or i could try and replicate it for $50/50 12 oz bottles.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By HoboBrewery
no need to boil it with wort. you can crush your...

no need to boil it with wort. you can crush your coriander and/or chamomile flowers and steep them in boiling (i do 160-170 instead preferably so there's no risk of nasty tannins coming out of plant...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-20-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,649
Posted By HoboBrewery
my friend planted 2 strains of 3 year hop plants...

my friend planted 2 strains of 3 year hop plants a month ago or so. I went by the other day for brew day and he showed me that the hops have gone crazy. he's got cascades and fuggles growing. they're...
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