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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2014, 03:07 AM
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Posted By MSamu
Dry Hopping whole leaf

I plan on brewing a imperial black IPA. And I bought 1 lbs. of whole leaf cascade hops. 5 gallon batch how much hops do I add after fermentation is complete. I figure I will leave them in for 1 week...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By MSamu
Thanks everyone for your input.

Thanks everyone for your input.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By MSamu
Yeast types

Question I am getting ready to brew an Imperial Dark IPA. And because I don't have a way to regulate temp. I need a heat tolerant yeast. My house at times gets to be 78-80 degrees. Can I use a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By MSamu
OG and FG

Good evening,

I just bottled my latest beer. And checked a final gravity. The OG was 1.04 the FG was 0.94. equaling 13.13 abv that seems way to high. Could that be accurate? It is a wort challenge...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-12-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By MSamu
Hop pellets

I have a question I hope someone can help. After the boil I added hop pellets. Should I strain the wort prior to placing it in the carboy or just pour it in and hope it settles. I do strain the wort...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By MSamu
Thanks for the link very informative.

Thanks for the link very informative.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By MSamu
Squeeze or not to squeeze

I just read that you should not squeeze the grain bag to express the liquid left inside. I just did an all grain batch and squeezed the hell out of it then I poured water through it and squeezed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By MSamu
Adding Coconut when.

I am brewing coconut porter. I the recipe says to add to secondary. I don't use a secondary. It has been fermenting 8 days. No more bubbles. I plan on letting it sit and clean up for 1 month ( 3 more...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-21-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,247
Posted By MSamu
She is a keeper. Lucky lucky man.

She is a keeper. Lucky lucky man.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-21-2014, 01:40 AM
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Views: 6,281
Posted By MSamu
Sounds like friendly BS. If he continues...

Sounds like friendly BS. If he continues Challenge him to a friendly competition at your local beer club meeting. Remember Unless you are doing this to make a living it is all in fun. Don't ruin a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-21-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By MSamu
Sulfur Smell ????

Yesterday I brewed my Coconut porter. Put in my room ( the most consistent temp around 75 degrees) And this AM noticed it was bubbling. I also noticed a sulfur smell A very very strong sulfur smell....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-21-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By MSamu
Sulpher smell ?

I just brewed yesterday my Coconut porter. Put in my room ( the most consistent temp) And this AM noticed it was bubbling. I also noticed a sulpher smell. I have 4 batches before and never had this...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By MSamu
Good advice nice artwork very talented.

Good advice nice artwork very talented.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By MSamu
Thanks for the offer But I am living in...

Thanks for the offer But I am living in California. I'm originally from Jersey though. Carteret born and raised. I have a Large pot I boil in nothing fancy over my turkey frying burner.

Mike
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By MSamu
No DME?

I just ordered supplies for a coconut porter. I downloaded the recipe form the internet. And now several hrs later I am thinking ( we all know what trouble that can cause) That there was no malt...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By MSamu
I have stopped taking gravity readings I just let...

I have stopped taking gravity readings I just let the little yeasties do their thing for a month ( yes I said a month four weeks 30-31 days. then I bottle. The more time the better. I know it is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By MSamu
I have always left it in the primary for at least...

I have always left it in the primary for at least 3 weeks usually 4 weeks for fermentation. I read a post on this site that recommends a month, most people say that is excessive but it works for me....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By MSamu
Coconut Porter

Just a quick question. Should I use store bought pre-sweetened coconut or should I buy fresh coconuts. shred it dry and roast it ect. :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-30-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By MSamu
The recipe was: 1 lb of German Vienna Malt 1...

The recipe was:
1 lb of German Vienna Malt
1 lb of crystal malt
1 lb of chocolate wheat malt
6 lbs of Dried powder amber malt extract
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup molassas
1 Wyeast 1056...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-30-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By MSamu
Poor Carbonation

I brewed a dark ale several months ago. Bottled it 2 Months ago and though the taste is very good it still after 2 months in the bottles has low carbonation. Someone suggested getting the "sugar"...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By MSamu
Oriiginaly was supposed to be a a pumpkin ale but...

Oriiginaly was supposed to be a a pumpkin ale but as the season is kind of over... and I couldn't get a few of the ingrediants so. used
1lb chocolate wheat malt
1 lb german vienna malt 1/2 lb...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By MSamu
Do I add more sugar?

I am considering changing my beer into a secondary. when I do do I add more Molasas and Brown sugar or just transfer for clarity's sake? I am about 20 days into fermentation and plan on bottleling at...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By MSamu
Saison

Considering brewing a saison. Does it ferment at ale temp or larger temp. I Don't have the setup for larger.
:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-11-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By MSamu
Priming sugar

I forgot to buy Priming sugar. And I am not sure if I need to? I have heard that I can use Corn syrup, Brown sugar or Molasses. Is that true? that should add a little extra flavor, won't it?
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-09-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By MSamu
What could go wrong???

So I boiled my first all grain brew. I poured it into my new carboy. and it seemed very full. I may have added about 1/2 a gallon too much water after I looked at what I had done. I tasted the wort...
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