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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-27-2012, 05:40 PM
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Posted By igotworts
Tahitian Vanilla Bean or Madagascar Vanilla in a 35% alc. solution?

Torn between which to use- its for a Chritmas Ale 8.5% with Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.

Give me your 0.2c.

Cheers.
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-26-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By igotworts
using DME- boil till it "breaks"

My friend is a extract brewer, I've only done AG. When he brews he adds all the DME at the start and then lets it boil while constantly watching it go up and down until it stops foaming/raising...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-21-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By igotworts
Yes Magnolia!! Wicked place....

Yes Magnolia!! Wicked place. http://www.magnoliapub.com/
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-21-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
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Skip 21st A- very disapointing. As others...

Skip 21st A- very disapointing. As others mentioned Tornado is a must, my fav place was Social Kitchen & Brewery socialkitchenandbrewery.com. I was blown away by the beer at Bear Repulic and that...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-21-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,451
Posted By igotworts
I've only seen that on my 1gal blow-off measuring...

I've only seen that on my 1gal blow-off measuring cup. It formed when I didnt change the blowoff water for 10days- there were bubbles in the skin/film on top.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-17-2012, 07:37 PM
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Views: 156
Posted By igotworts
Refrac VS Hydro during fermentation results

I used two differnet hydrometers and my refractometer on the same sample, everything is calibrated.

I also used two different online refrac calculators, the OG was 1.082 or 19.75plato. My beer...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-10-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By igotworts
Patience is not my strong suit, I agree that...

Patience is not my strong suit, I agree that bottling 3/4 days later is way too soon- I just read Bobby's thread on carbing which really cleared up the concept. I do use a beergun (love it). Next I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-08-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By igotworts
Forced Carb frustration!

Procedure: Chill in chest freezer for 2-2.5 hrs, set PSI at 30min, do the rock'n'roll for 15mins= 3/4 days later its carbed.

Yesterday I bottled one doz. Couple hours after bottling, I pour some...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-01-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By igotworts
Im a fan

Just read this recently while planning my Zombie Dust clone, I calced the IBUs as 20 min addition as well. Brewed yeasterday and took a sip of the wort, to me it was def much smother- there wasnt...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-05-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By igotworts
this...

Totally agree and good advice. Watched father in law brew extract with grain and it was too much of a circus. Then I priced out DME up here ($15/kg!!) and decided all grain was the way to go. My...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By igotworts
Stick with your current method before doing this....

Stick with your current method before doing this. You would be adding "unsanitized" water to your wort and also thining out the body and flavor of that sweet wort. Topping up a carboy is ok but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,237
Posted By igotworts
Blow off tube for primary always, airlock with...

Blow off tube for primary always, airlock with Starsan for secondary only.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-13-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By igotworts
Our club did a "big brew" in May its a golden...

Our club did a "big brew" in May its a golden ale- i have two carboys still on the yeast. Going to keg this week then Ill update. Never done this before and kind of curious/nervous. I used 1056 for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-26-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By igotworts
Fine Mesh strainer as a "hop spider"

Brewed my first IPA with my new set-up (pump and plate chiller). The amount of hop splooge that made it throught the bazooka tube and through my pump/chiller was a bit concerning. I'm thinking of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By igotworts
My MCAB experience

Hey All,

Just thought I'd share my experience as a rookie brewer, it might surprise or even encourage some...

I was fortunate enough to qualify for MCAB this past year, the beer that got me in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By igotworts
How much ventilation needed?

Just moved, my "brew room" is 10x10 in the basement. I will have gas ran into the room soon. There is a 12"x30" window in the room. IF I have a two 70,000 BTU burner set up- how much air do I need...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-29-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 24,378
Posted By igotworts
Did a "Drool Off" all grain VS extract... results...

Our recipes had the same ratios and grains, we did a blind test heads up and the all grain won 4-0. We really liked it for the first month, then all of a sudden- the beer lost A LOT of flavor. Both...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By igotworts
Pitched Champagne Yeast into Saison...

Got it down to 1.022 after five weeks(85-90F) SG was 1.065 I under pitched Wyeast 3724 and figured it wouldn't get too low. I "cooled" it to 75F before adding the Champagne yeast- should I rouse it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By igotworts
Its in plastic

I was nervous about it- so I said screw it and took the temp inside... 60F!! Little surprised, in a good way. I swaped out half the water, added a tray of ice cubes, re-soaked the towel and put two...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-30-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By igotworts
Ice Bath- what would primary temp be if...

Cold fermenting 1056- shooting for 60-62F I'm 48hrs into fermentation and don't want to open it up...
Air temp is 64F
Ice bath temp is 59F (waterline 2/3 up the carboy)
Wet towel covering top...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By igotworts
Overshot OG by 12pts!!?? Need input plz...

This will be a long winded and I might answer my own question, but I still appreciate the feedback...

Brewed Jamil's Dead Guy Clone.
What I did different in my process:

1. Adjusted my crush...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-25-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By igotworts
Update

Just to follow up with this fermentation. After the initial vigorous 48hrs. The blow off burps slowed to 1/15sec from Day2 to Day14. From day 14-17 there was increased activity= 1 burp per...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-11-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By igotworts
Took a reading

It was right at 1.040- not really surprised. When would you rouse and/or pitch another yeast- I'm thinking 1056? In Jamils book he also suggests dry champagne yeast to finish off the fermentation,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-10-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By igotworts
thanks guys- yes 3711 next time! I'll take a...

thanks guys- yes 3711 next time! I'll take a reading tonight and let you know.
I hate when the wifes right.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-10-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By igotworts
Saison Fermentation Questions

I used Wyeast Belgian Saison- no Starter OG was 1.064. Aerated the $h!T out of it with a wine de-gasser. Pitched at 73F, it took off and went nuts for 36hrs. Put on the brew belt at 36hrs this...
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