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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-22-2010, 08:54 PM
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Posted By hopmadness
Yes, I would say the "fatal flaw" is that it's...

Yes, I would say the "fatal flaw" is that it's chlorinated water. Chlorine can combine with malt phenol to form chlorophenol. A surprisingly small amount of this substance can give your beer a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By hopmadness
Please Help w/ Starter

This is my first time doing a starter, and I planed on using an Activator smack pack. I put 2/3 cup DME into just less than 1 qt water. Took my eyes off from it for a secong and it boiled over. I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-25-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By hopmadness
Infection question

Greetings all. Just wanted to get your opinion on something.
I opened my fermenter last night to keg my porter and noticed two quarter sized "bubbles" that did not look like the typical small...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-14-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,987
Posted By hopmadness
I strongly recommend the Boilermaker by...

I strongly recommend the Boilermaker by Blinchmann. It is a little on the expensive side, but wow I love that thing!

See pic below:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/Photo_66.jpg
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,987
Posted By hopmadness
I have a ten gallon boilermaker that fits on my...

I have a ten gallon boilermaker that fits on my glass stovetop and boils 6.5-7 gallons of wort (out of the mash tun...already at ~130 after sparge) in about 50 minutes with the lid on. Sure it takes...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-12-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By hopmadness
Don't worry at all.....I've done lagers and...

Don't worry at all.....I've done lagers and waited probably 4-5 days for some strains when not using a starter. Bottom line, lager yeast takes longer to get started in my experience.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,414
Posted By hopmadness
Dry hopping with whole cones:(

So I dry hopped my harvest IPA with whole cone hops picked and dried about two weeks ago. Much to my disapointment, my beer now tastes INCREDIBLY grassy....to the point that it is unpleasant. I dry...
Forum: General Techniques 09-27-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,687
Posted By hopmadness
I would say get the Shirion Plate chiller. It's...

I would say get the Shirion Plate chiller. It's not too bad from a price standpoint and I swear I am able to get my wort from 210 F to about 60-70 F in a matter of minutes. I couldn't believe it the...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-17-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By hopmadness
First Year Cascade;)

Here are some pics of first year Cascades.....wish I knew when to harvest.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/IMG_03022.JPG

Here's another pic of the bines wrapping over the 14...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-20-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,567
Posted By hopmadness
Pilsner Urquell recipe that is tried and true??

Anyone have a tried and true Pilsner Urquell recipe. Wow...what a great summer time beer;)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-11-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By hopmadness
Mashing with corn

I'll be brewing a summer yellow lager tonight...pretty simple recipe...10 lbs pale and 2 lbs flaked maize. Any thoughts on the mash (one step infusion vs other method)?
Thanks.:)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-29-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By hopmadness
Thanks for the input....the reason I'm going with...

Thanks for the input....the reason I'm going with that pale 2 row is that I bought it in bulk for 88 cents a pound. Do you think it will make that big of a difference going with the pilsner malt....I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-29-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By hopmadness
Yellow Lager...what do you think?

I want to make a yellow lager that will be good for the warmer weather.....something with a clean, dry finish with a little bit of hops showing through. What do you guys think about the recipe below?...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-28-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By hopmadness
Make that +2......I've had several young IPAs...

Make that +2......I've had several young IPAs that were way too hoppy......and I'm a hop head. After I aged the beer for several weeks it cleared. Just wait it out;)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-25-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By hopmadness
Well....for future reference.......72 hours later...

Well....for future reference.......72 hours later the Wyeast Kolsch is starting to bubble:mug::D
Primary is at 60 degrees now and I'm psyched.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-25-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By hopmadness
Hmmm...48 hours after pitching and still no...

Hmmm...48 hours after pitching and still no airlock activity, no sign of a kruasen when trying to shine a flashlight over the top to get a peek in at the surface. The smack pack didn't swell but I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-24-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By hopmadness
It was a smack pack...so no starter. I know...

It was a smack pack...so no starter. I know they're supposed to be slow based on other posts/comments here....but no sign of a krausen yet? I'll see how things go over the next few days:(
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-24-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By hopmadness
Wyeast Kolsch slow to start?

So it's been 24 hours now and nothing out of the air lock. When I shine a flashlight on top of the primary (so I can see in a bit)....doesn't even look like a krausen is forming (which is actually...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-24-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,194
Posted By hopmadness
Yes....2 gallons an hour is about what I...

Yes....2 gallons an hour is about what I lost...but that seemed way high. It was actually less than that because I wasn't able to collect all of the wort due to all the hop "residue" at the bottom of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-23-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,194
Posted By hopmadness
Evaporation rate?

So my first all grain is done. Pictures below. What kind of evaporation rate do you guys usually have to deal with? I lost a lot more than I expected.

Also, my efficiency was way off...only...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By hopmadness
Going to be doing a Nut Brown for my first all...

Going to be doing a Nut Brown for my first all grain. Test run last night....able to get 6 gallons of water boiling on a ceramic stove top in 59 minutes.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By hopmadness
Here is another pic...for good...

Here is another pic...for good measure;)http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/Photo_55.jpg
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By hopmadness
It's here;)

Arrived today....ready for all grain :rockin:now!http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/Photo_53.jpg
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-20-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,059
Posted By hopmadness
Yes, I have the same concern. Just purchased a 10...

Yes, I have the same concern. Just purchased a 10 gallon Blinchman and will be doing boils with about 6 gallons to start. I have a ceramic top stove and I am concerned that I might not be able to get...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-17-2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By hopmadness
I was going to use a single infusion mash....with...

I was going to use a single infusion mash....with an option to add some water to keep the temp up to 155 if needed later in the mash. The recipe is Pilsner 2 row, Munich, Crystal, Victory, flaked...
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