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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-24-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 989
Posted By lucasweb
I brewed an English Mild on Black Friday and am...

I brewed an English Mild on Black Friday and am going to brew a Stone Smoked Porter clone tomorrow.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-24-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By lucasweb
The beer turned out pretty well in the end it...

The beer turned out pretty well in the end it definitely had the fresh hop flavor I was going for even though I didn't have as many fresh hops as I hopped so I had to use some pellet hops as well....
Forum: General Techniques 11-24-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By lucasweb
Thanks Yooper. I've been cold crashing to drop...

Thanks Yooper. I've been cold crashing to drop the yeast out and get a clearer beer but am not sure if it is always necessary. I'll give it a miss on the next batch and only drop the temperature 24...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-24-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By lucasweb
Hi Yooper. Thanks for your quick reply. Your...

Hi Yooper.

Thanks for your quick reply. Your description of my beer was spot on, I'm enjoying it but would want to boost the hop flavor and aroma on subsequent batches.

Given this would the...
Forum: General Techniques 11-24-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By lucasweb
Dry Hopping Process

I've been disappointed with lack of hop aroma on the last couple of beers I've dry hopped and was wondering if it was due to the conditions I've been dry hopping in.

The last couple of beers I've...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-24-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By lucasweb
Aroma/Flavor Hop Edition Question

I've been disappointed with the hop aroma/flavor from my last couple of extract brews. The bitterness is fine but the beers have been lacking in both hop aroma and flavor.

When brewing extract...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By lucasweb
Ok, I tweaked the recipe based on your...

Ok, I tweaked the recipe based on your suggestions (see below). I dropped the amount of Amber DME and Crystal and replaced with sugar. I also dropped the Amarillo.

3.5 Gallon Batch

Fermentables...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-01-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By lucasweb
Wet Cascade Hops Recipe

I'm brewing a Fresh Hopped Pale Ale tomorrow and wanted to see what you guys thought about the recipe.

It's a simple Extract based recipe (see below) which I've had a lot of success with when...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-26-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,568
Posted By lucasweb
My 10' of 3/16 beer line showed up yesterday. I...

My 10' of 3/16 beer line showed up yesterday. I switched out the 5' line with the new line but was still getting a ton of foam.

Did some more research and decided I was dealing with an...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-23-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,568
Posted By lucasweb
Have just ordered 10' of 3/16 line from MoreBeer....

Have just ordered 10' of 3/16 line from MoreBeer. Hopefully this will solve the problem.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-23-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,568
Posted By lucasweb
5 Feet of 3/16 Inch of Beer Line - Foam Issues

I've been reading the forums regarding beer line length and the general consensus seems to be that 5' of beer line is too short.

However when I look around at sites selling beer lines, taps etc...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,516
Posted By lucasweb
That makes more sense, it's just a little unclear...

That makes more sense, it's just a little unclear in the book.

My next question is what are the benefits of a two step mash?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,516
Posted By lucasweb
The pale ale is 20 minutes at 156 F with a mash...

The pale ale is 20 minutes at 156 F with a mash out at 165 F

The smoked porter is 10 minutes at 157 F with a mash out at 165 F.

The imperial wheat is 30 minutes at 148 F.

Most of the IPA...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-10-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,516
Posted By lucasweb
Mash Time/Boil Time Question

I've done about 6 all grain brews now and all of the recipes called for a 60 minute mash and a 60 minute boil.

I recently got the the Stone Brewery book and notice a number of recipes call for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,926
Posted By lucasweb
I use a wine thief and return the sample to the...

I use a wine thief and return the sample to the carboy, it seems to work well. There's more information on this thread that I started...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,926
Posted By lucasweb
Took another reading today and it is now 1.021...

Took another reading today and it is now 1.021 I'm going to give it another week and see what happens.

It has a nice hoppy smell about it and tastes pretty good but does leave a bit of a overly...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,446
Posted By lucasweb
The wine thief and hydrometer I ordered worked...

The wine thief and hydrometer I ordered worked perfectly with the 1 gallon carboy. Using the technique mentioned above I was able to get a sample, take a reading, and return it to the carboy easily. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,926
Posted By lucasweb
Should I bottle my beer today or wait another week?

I'm brewing my first beer using a 1 gallon kit from The Brooklyn Brew Store. It is the Everyday IPA kit.

The recipe says to wait for 2 weeks after pitching before bottling. It has only been 1 week...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,446
Posted By lucasweb
@ACBrewer, thanks for the tip, I found the video...

@ACBrewer, thanks for the tip, I found the video you were on about http://youtu.be/5DlQgomUc54

The wine thief has shipped so as soon as it arrives I'll try it out and let you know how it goes.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,446
Posted By lucasweb
Thanks for advice. I have ordered the following...

Thanks for advice. I have ordered the following wine thief (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00186ADYS). It looks like I should be able to retrieve a sample, measure it and replace it fairly easily....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,446
Posted By lucasweb
Using a Hydrometer with 1 Gallon Batches

I've just started brewing and am currently brewing my first 1 gallon batch.

I would like to be able to use a Hydrometer in order to accurately determine when fermentation has finished but am...
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