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Forum: Brew Science 05-11-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Trencher
StarSan is easy to test. As noted above, it is...

StarSan is easy to test. As noted above, it is an acid sanitizer, and its pH must be below 3(ish?) to work effectively. I have some pH test strips which work in that range so I can confirm my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-11-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Trencher
You may also have started with an amber extract,...

You may also have started with an amber extract, which would have some of those darker malt flavors to begin with. Caramelization would increase those flavors.
Forum: Soda Making 05-11-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,806
Posted By Trencher
Very nice! I've been thinking about the same...

Very nice! I've been thinking about the same concoction. Eventually I hope to make my own syrup and use it to brew a partigyle root beer after the mash for a big stout or a wee heavy. Some...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-26-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,826
Posted By Trencher
I have a batch of RIS in the bedroom closet now,...

I have a batch of RIS in the bedroom closet now, and something went wrong somewhere because 2 of the bottles have burst. Mind you, this is over a year, and I've only had 2 that went. But both of...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-13-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Trencher
My wife found her grandfather's dandelion wine...

My wife found her grandfather's dandelion wine recipe a few years ago while we were clearing out her grandmother's house. She told me about her memories of gathering dandelions for him when she was...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-13-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Trencher
Pumping beer from one fridge to another just so...

Pumping beer from one fridge to another just so you can have all the taps in one place sounds like a royal pain. Why not keep the old one and add another with its own taps, just to increase your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Trencher
I see no reason not to keg it. In fact you could...

I see no reason not to keg it. In fact you could have put it into the keg with the priming sugar and allowed it to carbonate at room temp within the keg.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-27-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Trencher
Keg system, definitely. It wasn't the upgrade...

Keg system, definitely. It wasn't the upgrade that made the most difference in my beer, but it was undoubtedly the upgrade that I appreciate most!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-27-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 893
Posted By Trencher
SWMBO prefers Rauchbier, so I don't have that...

SWMBO prefers Rauchbier, so I don't have that problem. :D
I'd try to find some commercial fruit beers... Have you given her a Magic Hat #9?
Forum: Brew Science 03-27-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Trencher
If your tartness comes on a month after bottling,...

If your tartness comes on a month after bottling, and continues to increase, it's almost certainly an infection. Virtually nothing else would cause the flavor to increase over time in a finished...
Forum: India Pale Ale 07-01-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 107,254
Posted By Trencher
For dry hopping in the keg, I've been using a...

For dry hopping in the keg, I've been using a muslin bag and a couple of neodymium magnets. Toss the hops in the bag and tie it loosely with one magnet in the knot, then sandwich the keg lid between...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-09-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,573
Posted By Trencher
How about a coconut coffee porter?

How about a coconut coffee porter?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-08-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Trencher
I have several 2 liter swing-top growlers and...

I have several 2 liter swing-top growlers and still use them to bottle condition on occasion when my fermenter contains more beer than my keg can hold. They are great for the purpose and I've never...
Forum: India Pale Ale 11-30-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 107,254
Posted By Trencher
If you can use Safale US-05 it's basically the...

If you can use Safale US-05 it's basically the same thing as White Labs Cal Ale or Wyeast 1056. If not, it'll be great anyway! :)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-28-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 437
Poll: 08-08-08
Views: 50,426
Posted By Trencher
I drank my last bottle of the 888 RIS earlier...

I drank my last bottle of the 888 RIS earlier tonight and loved it! Luckily there's still a bomber from PaulTheNurse in my fridge... :D Think I'll brew another of these on New Year's Day!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-26-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By Trencher
My favorite way to craft a hoppy beer recipe is...

My favorite way to craft a hoppy beer recipe is by using equal amounts of 2 or 3 hop varieties at 20min, 10min, 5min, flameout and dry hop. Try 0.5-1 oz of each variety at every addition with a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By Trencher
I've been using just tin foil on my primary for a...

I've been using just tin foil on my primary for a while, and swap out for an airlock after the first week or when krausen drops. Seems to give me lower FGs, maybe because of less head pressure? No...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-05-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By Trencher
That's awesome! Just make sure you save a few...

That's awesome! Just make sure you save a few bottles to try in another few decades...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-03-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By Trencher
WHAT?? No!!!! Drink it. NOW!

WHAT?? No!!!!

Drink it. NOW!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,980
Posted By Trencher
I noticed the "Premium Pilsner" on that label and...

I noticed the "Premium Pilsner" on that label and had some suspicions as well. From the first picture that bottle appears clear, but the wort is very dark... how's that a pilsner?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-05-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,717
Posted By Trencher
I brewed a few full-boil extract batches before...

I brewed a few full-boil extract batches before starting partial-mash and small all-grain brews. The biggest thing I learned from those extract batches was sanitation and fermentation management,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-30-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,027
Posted By Trencher
I've wanted to make a spicy, light ginger beer...

I've wanted to make a spicy, light ginger beer for a while, but figured I'd just run a bunch of ginger through the juicer and add it to the keg. How well does the heat come through with this recipe?...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-30-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,784
Posted By Trencher
The PBR, of course. Dale's Pale Ale is...

The PBR, of course.

Dale's Pale Ale is great, and Old Chub is one of my all-time favorites. I really wanted to try some of the Gordon IPA but Total Wine only had Dale's and that Yellow whatzit...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-30-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,784
Posted By Trencher
Absolutely. While shopping for this weekend's...

Absolutely.
While shopping for this weekend's camping trip I picked up a 6er of Dale's Pale Ale and a case of PBR. It's reasonably good, fairly cheap, and I can drink a fsck-ton of them.

No...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By Trencher
Chocolate with raisins? Eww.

Chocolate with raisins? Eww.
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