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Forum: Introductions Today, 01:19 AM
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I was thinking if I had more time, I would do an...

I was thinking if I had more time, I would do an experiment with adding hops at different point in the process, like in the Mash, 60 min, 45, 30,15,10,5,whirlpool, And see the balance between...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping Yesterday, 08:34 PM
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Posted By wfowlks
Id be interested in zd, I'm kinda new to the west...

Id be interested in zd, I'm kinda new to the west coast limited scene
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By wfowlks
Put all your brewing stuff in the bucket when not...

Put all your brewing stuff in the bucket when not in use... Problem solved, that's what I do

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Forum: BIAB Brewing Yesterday, 02:07 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By wfowlks
What bags do use? The ones that I have are like...

What bags do use? The ones that I have are like 5$ a piece, and they are high quality nylon mesh. I have also used a 5$ Walmart Voile curtain to make a big hop bag. But I wouldn't throw that out...
Forum: BIAB Brewing Yesterday, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By wfowlks
I place mine inside out in the clothes washer...

I place mine inside out in the clothes washer with bleach, no detergent
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 12:46 AM
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Posted By wfowlks
I have actually had this happen to me before....

I have actually had this happen to me before. Does it taste a bit like drinking from a garden hose? I got that and reduced it to the hotter fermentation temps. I will say that carbonation did magic...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast Yesterday, 12:22 AM
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Posted By wfowlks
I will say that I do have a Cool Brewing, which...

I will say that I do have a Cool Brewing, which is simple and elegant. I have not used it to do a lager, but it is great for keeping the fermentation a few degrees cooler. IMO a swamp cooler will be...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 07-29-2014, 11:20 AM
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Posted By wfowlks
Sorry I was actually planning to make the trip...

Sorry I was actually planning to make the trip the following week
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By wfowlks
It's OK it takes time. Check in the mash profile

It's OK it takes time. Check in the mash profile
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-29-2014, 03:14 AM
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Posted By wfowlks
Yeast are pretty resilient

Yeast are pretty resilient
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-29-2014, 03:00 AM
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Views: 102
Posted By wfowlks
Try it with a 1 gallon batch. Worst case you dump...

Try it with a 1 gallon batch. Worst case you dump it, best case you have a great healthy supply of yeast
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By wfowlks
What you are missing is the recipe profile uses...

What you are missing is the recipe profile uses fly sparging, with 3.11 gallons of water. If you are doing BIAB you could just mash with 6.84 gallons of water
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-29-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By wfowlks
I think you should be fine, you may have some...

I think you should be fine, you may have some undertones of off flavors. But I suggest over carbonating to compensate for the off flavor. The carbonation is a bit more acidic, and from a bar tending...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By wfowlks
It could be pests, have you inspected the leaves...

It could be pests, have you inspected the leaves of the hop plant? are there any holes or browning on the leaves, or is it just the cones? Also, I have seen this happen from over fertilizing, it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-29-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By wfowlks
It all depends on the yeast that you used. But...

It all depends on the yeast that you used. But more likely than not, you may have some off flavors. But since it was the first few hours it could be salvageable because that is the time the yeast is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-26-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By wfowlks
By adding stuff to the liquid you gave the CO2 a...

By adding stuff to the liquid you gave the CO2 a surface to gather on, otherwise it would have been suspended in the liquid. So its not fermenting just de-gassing
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-26-2014, 02:04 AM
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Posted By wfowlks
Extract or All grain?

Extract or All grain?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-26-2014, 12:48 AM
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Are these caps autoclavable/safe for yeast freezing

Hello,

So I recently purchased some vials from ebay for the purpose of yeast harvesting and freezing. I just got the vials and noticed that inside the cap there is like a seal that looks like a...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 07-25-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By wfowlks
Strange Brew Discount 50% off

I found that Strange-Brew is having a Living Social Deal where its 50% off or 15$ for 30$ worth of stuff. They also have classes and sampling sales too:

Living Social Deal...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 07-23-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By wfowlks
When do you need it by

When do you need it by
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By wfowlks
If you mashed at 66f that is your problem. But my...

If you mashed at 66f that is your problem. But my guess is that you meant Celsius. Biab you typically get slightly higher efficiency. But my guess ids the culprit of your efficiency problems is the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By wfowlks
Stirring will help. I tend to stir my mash every...

Stirring will help. I tend to stir my mash every 20 min or so. Another big factor for efficiency is the crush of the grain, if it's too course the sugars can not be completely extracted leading to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By wfowlks
The argument against the BB is that the PET lets...

The argument against the BB is that the PET lets oxygen pass. I always Use glass or SS when aging long periods of time, as they are not permeable. Also, the BB could have contaminants that could mess...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By wfowlks
So I HATE the fruit flavorings from my LHBS. They...

So I HATE the fruit flavorings from my LHBS. They are the typical ones but its such an artificial flavor that you are adding its like you might as well go to the grocery store and get some raspberry...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 07-22-2014, 02:27 AM
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Posted By wfowlks
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I'm in
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