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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2012, 07:41 PM
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Posted By pilafdm
Also, I partial mashed using BIAB. Maybe I got...

Also, I partial mashed using BIAB. Maybe I got slightly more efficiency than needed? I'm hoping that all such things are factors and that my OG is really more around 1.063-4.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2012, 07:21 PM
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Posted By pilafdm
Good to know. Thank you!

Good to know. Thank you!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2012, 07:12 PM
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Posted By pilafdm
OK, I took a reading by siphoning right off the...

OK, I took a reading by siphoning right off the top, and how got a reading of 1.070. I hope this follows a trend!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By pilafdm
Ooh! Maybe when I siphoned it out, I siphoned a...

Ooh! Maybe when I siphoned it out, I siphoned a bunch of trub?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2012, 07:05 PM
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Posted By pilafdm
If you take a look at the recipe on Hopville...

If you take a look at the recipe on Hopville (http://hopville.com/recipe/1652371), this means I apparently got 127% efficiency and that I should expect an 8.9% beer rather than the 6.3% I was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2012, 07:03 PM
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Posted By pilafdm
Ack! Goal OG 1.060 actually read 1.080 -- because I read after pitching a starter?

Hello!

This is about my 10th brew and I'm accustomed to things going more or less well. However, today I realized I had forgotten to take my OG reading after I had already pitched and put the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By pilafdm
Wow, such fast responses! Thank you! So, if...

Wow, such fast responses! Thank you!

So, if I'm hearing you all right, basically the error is not _that_ bad and I shouldn't do anything crazy like add more yeast or nutrients or anything.

I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By pilafdm
Acceptable range of error for FG?

Hi folks!

Minor concern, here.

I recently brewed a hefe. I'm going for banana flavors and such, so I decided to underpitch my weihenstephan yeast slightly as I'd read that doing so will...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-02-2012, 06:04 PM
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Posted By pilafdm
Extra white wheat + extra flaked oats + San Diego Pale = San Diego HARVEST Pale Ale?

Hi folks!

I've got some extra white wheat grains and some extra flaked oats.

I was considering adding a judicious amount of the white wheat and flaked oats to the malt bill below, which was...
Forum: General Techniques 11-02-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 28,628
Posted By pilafdm
CRAP! I forgot to soak my vanilla beans, and I...

CRAP! I forgot to soak my vanilla beans, and I was planning to add them in secondary tomorrow. I assume overnight won't be enough time to get ze flavorz. What should I do?! Should I:

Not transfer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-22-2012, 06:41 AM
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Posted By pilafdm
A standard mild: 2-gallon inventory 30-minute boil?

I've got some extra stuff laying around and wanted to make a 2-gallon batch to rid of it.

I also thought it would be fun to play with a shorter boil since I'm not going for big hops (I mean, they...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-22-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By pilafdm
Simple is good. I need to learn that. (I don't...

Simple is good. I need to learn that. (I don't think I had 13 fermentables unless you count the fact I split some up late and early boil... or maybe I did? :P ).

I'm shocked you went through all...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-22-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By pilafdm
BeerCalculus. I'm thinking my less than...

BeerCalculus.
I'm thinking my less than scientific measurements of DME and LME are the culprits, here...? But maybe my attempt at decoction upped my efficiency, too? (Or does decoction not do that?)
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-21-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,154
Posted By pilafdm
Sounds good! You just avoid racking the ooze into...

Sounds good! You just avoid racking the ooze into the bottling bucket, I'd imagine, right?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By pilafdm
Thanks for all the help, everyone. Any more...

Thanks for all the help, everyone.
Any more wisdom about my unusually high OG?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By pilafdm
My airlock won't be enough? Ruh-roh. ...

My airlock won't be enough?
Ruh-roh.

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll try to look into a blowoff valve today.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By pilafdm
My problem is that I have _no_ mechanism for...

My problem is that I have _no_ mechanism for doing so. It's in my closet takign up the last available cubic inch... it's coolish (I live in San Diego) and dark. I don't have an effective central AC...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By pilafdm
Let's not be hasty. LOL. This is my 6th or 7th...

Let's not be hasty. LOL. This is my 6th or 7th brew and so far I'm about 2/3 on success. :P

Here's the recipe (note the recipe doesn't accurately portray the amount of spices I put in):...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By pilafdm
I overpitched and made a starter with DME and...

I overpitched and made a starter with DME and brown sugar. Should I expect to pitch again during secondary? Or just use secondary for clarification?

Thank you! :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By pilafdm
101% Efficiency?! (BIAB decoct)

Hi folks!

I did a BIAB partial mash on this holiday ale I'm brewing, and I pulled some off to try a single decoction, just for the experience. I wound up adding just a touch more DME to the recipe...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-21-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,154
Posted By pilafdm
I'm planning to add vanilla beans and a little...

I'm planning to add vanilla beans and a little rosewater to my winter warmer during secondary. I just realized I forgot to add my cocoa nibs, which I had planned to add during boil. Anything wrong...
Forum: General Techniques 10-20-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By pilafdm
Thanks for the advice! I was kind of hoping to...

Thanks for the advice!
I was kind of hoping to use this brew to cut my teeth on something a bit more next level, but it's nice to know I can still make a good beer if I think better of my foolish...
Forum: General Techniques 10-19-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 28,628
Posted By pilafdm
There's a brewery in San Francisco that makes a...

There's a brewery in San Francisco that makes a _delicious_ vanilla cream ale. I've only got about six beers under my brewing belt, and my attempt at a vanilla cream ale is one of them. I used light...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-18-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By pilafdm
Ooh! Also, since I'd be trying to decoct a BIAB...

Ooh! Also, since I'd be trying to decoct a BIAB partial mash, ought I add a little bit of DME to the boiling decoction?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-18-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By pilafdm
How about a single decoction when doing a BIAB...

How about a single decoction when doing a BIAB partial mash?
I was thinking about putting my grain in two different grain sacks (2/3 and 1/3), and then pulling the 1/3 bag out as well as a small...
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