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Forum: American Ale 03-17-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By truekey
Bottled this recipe today, messed up my yeast...

Bottled this recipe today, messed up my yeast hydration and ended up using nottingham because I had some leftover. Smells AMAZING. Really looking forward to this beer!
Forum: New Jersey HomeBrew Forum 02-18-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By truekey
Hey bud. Look up Corrados for home brew supplies....

Hey bud. Look up Corrados for home brew supplies. They're on the border of Passaic and Paterson which isn't a very far trek from MSU or Montclair in general.


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Forum: American Ale 02-17-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,656
Posted By truekey
I did this pretty much to directions with a...

I did this pretty much to directions with a couple mishaps. I substituted nottingham for 05 because I just like nottingham and they're practically interchangeable anyways

During my mash, heated...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-17-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,221
Posted By truekey
For ales I also love the notty. Thought I'd...

For ales I also love the notty.

Thought I'd throw this one out there. The white labs dry Irish ale yeast is my ultimate stout and dark beer yeast in general. Bone dry and clean. Love it.


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Forum: American Ale 02-13-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,656
Posted By truekey
I'm assuming this is for 5 gallons right? ...

I'm assuming this is for 5 gallons right?

I'm going to make this for a party. Everybody likes pale ale. (I think) And it should be cost effective and tasty.

Just waiting for my temperature...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 14,591
Posted By truekey
Oh god southern tier IPA is also a contender for...

Oh god southern tier IPA is also a contender for me. Awful.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 14,591
Posted By truekey
The saranac imperial IPA was one of my least...

The saranac imperial IPA was one of my least favorites, although I'm sure I've had way worse that I can't remember. The saranac was very syrupy, heavy bodied and mostly hop bitterness without enough...
Forum: Cider 09-08-2013, 11:37 PM
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Views: 594,344
Posted By truekey
That sounds awesome. I might have to try...

That sounds awesome. I might have to try something like that. Let us know how it goes?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-06-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,293
Posted By truekey
Looks like I'll be shelling out the cash for...

Looks like I'll be shelling out the cash for that.

I have only been brewing a year, only made twelve batches of beer or so. I didn't expect the capper to break so soon. :confused:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-05-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,293
Posted By truekey
Bump. I just tried bottling a gallon of...

Bump.

I just tried bottling a gallon of cider I did as an experiment (belgian yeast + cinnamon) and I cracked four bottles with my black beauty.

I thought at first it was a fluke and I had...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,228
Posted By truekey
I'd totally make this for Christmas. I know...

I'd totally make this for Christmas. I know there's a brewing tv episode where they use unsweetened baking chocolate in the mash and boil. I'm sure it's not too difficult to do. Microwaved the bakers...
Forum: Pilsner 08-10-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 24,330
Posted By truekey
I did a quasi starter by putting a pack page of...

I did a quasi starter by putting a pack page of dry yeast into my wort before I got to sparge or boil, but no actual starter. It didn't fully attenuate for me and the beer was more on the sweet side...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 08-09-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 183,416
Posted By truekey
I think I'm going to do three gallons of this as...

I think I'm going to do three gallons of this as a test run as soon as the ambient temps in my basement go below 70. That might be a while so I might be doing the swamp cooler....
Forum: Pilsner 04-13-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 24,330
Posted By truekey
Also since its extract the efficiency is going to...

Also since its extract the efficiency is going to be much higher. Like 90% or above I'd imagine.

This has been aged for four weeks in bottles now and I have to say, it came out a bit estery for...
Forum: Pilsner 04-13-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 24,330
Posted By truekey
I scaled down in I brewmaster what my recipe was....

I scaled down in I brewmaster what my recipe was.

Saphir Pils

Style: Unassigned OG: 1.036
Type: FG: 1.009
Rating: 0.0 ABV: 3.54 %
Calories: 117 IBU's: 47.69
Efficiency: 70 % Boil Size:...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,294
Views: 365,460
Posted By truekey
I would invest in ibrewmaster or beersmith. They...

I would invest in ibrewmaster or beersmith. They will automatically scale recipes for you.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 150,208
Posted By truekey
3 gallons pilsner, 2 gallons porter, 1 gallon...

3 gallons pilsner, 2 gallons porter, 1 gallon orange wheat, 3 gallons hard cider

9 gallons so far... But I just started back in November last year.
Forum: Pilsner 02-20-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 24,330
Posted By truekey
I just made this. Went straight for the regular...

I just made this. Went straight for the regular ingredients but I scaled it down to 3 gallons. Didn't have pure clover honey so I used a blend of a few types, didn't have the right pilsner yeast so I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-14-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,088
Posted By truekey
I haven't had any spills or issues since all the...

I haven't had any spills or issues since all the suggestions above.


Just thought I'd note since I do smaller batches of 1-3 gallons that I don't soak my bottles in sanitizer. It seems faster...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-14-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By truekey
Also those hop additions are for three or five...

Also those hop additions are for three or five gallon?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-14-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By truekey
Awesome. This is going to be my first 3 gallon...

Awesome. This is going to be my first 3 gallon all grain.


Any thoughts on mash temps? Probably in the lower numbers? 30 min at 140ish, 10 at 158, mash out 165?

My local brew shop has a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-14-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By truekey
Looking to clone Brooklyn Pilsner

This is one of my all time favorite lighter beers. Super crisp and a little grassy.

Brooklyn website says german 2-row malt, Perle and Hallertauer hops.

From site: "We ferment Brooklyn Pilsner...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-31-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,088
Posted By truekey
Did one gallon today and I switched tubes. No...

Did one gallon today and I switched tubes. No issues with the siphon at all, must have had an air gap in the last one. Almost no spills. I found putting all the bottles close and just moving the wand...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-30-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By truekey
It's a three gallon carb but I left so,e head...

It's a three gallon carb but I left so,e head space in there. Whew.

Bubbles are super white and foamy.

The only reason I bothered asking is because of the strawberries I added. I realize...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-30-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4,294
Views: 365,460
Posted By truekey
Guys I caved in and got a three gallon carb and...

Guys I caved in and got a three gallon carb and im looking to buy a 5 gallon brew pot. But my two one gallon carboys will always see some action.

I was getting bummed that I was only making 10-12...
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