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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways Today, 03:11 AM
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Forum: Belgian and French Ale 04-15-2014, 12:36 AM
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well i ended up at about 1.074 which is only...

well i ended up at about 1.074 which is only about 60% eff. not sure what i'm doing wrong, my last few beers have come in low...


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Forum: Belgian and French Ale 04-13-2014, 04:21 PM
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Why is your protein rest 143? I have never done...

Why is your protein rest 143? I have never done a step mash but am attempting this right now. Everything I've read says the protein rest is between 120 and 130f?
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 04-12-2014, 09:41 PM
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I'm about to try this recipe... when i plug 16...

I'm about to try this recipe... when i plug 16 lbs belgian pilsner and 1 lbs blonde belgian cani syrup (1.032) into beer smith I get 1.090... Even with just the malt I get 1.084 assuming about 70%...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 03-20-2014, 09:55 PM
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I'm drinking one of these right now... in...

I'm drinking one of these right now... in Brussels! Great beer, but I noticed that it's 9.2% and the first recipe on this thread is 1.078 - 1.018 = 7.9%, not a huge diff but wondering if anyone...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2014, 12:28 AM
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And since I am headed to Belgium next week, I am...

And since I am headed to Belgium next week, I am treating myself to a 14-month-old Orval. Those are my centennial additions.

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Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2014, 12:26 AM
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Here is the burn off on mine with all galvanized....

Here is the burn off on mine with all galvanized. I really don't think it is that bad, is not a perfect look but with a little sandpaper it blends right in. The key is to burn it off really good...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-08-2014, 02:50 PM
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Posted By bd2xu
Really that's interesting. Everything I've read...

Really that's interesting. Everything I've read has you put the inlet down, outlet up. I do have some challenges with priming though, it's better horizontal??
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-12-2014, 07:20 PM
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Sorry I've posted the AG recipe i used, I...

Sorry I've posted the AG recipe i used, I wouldn't call it a clone but it was good. Considering the multigrain nature of this beer (rye, wheat, oats and barley) it may be hard to do with extract,...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 01-31-2014, 07:28 AM
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You succeeded wildly. I brewed a 10 gallon batch...

You succeeded wildly. I brewed a 10 gallon batch and kegged half. Other half oaked with some Chardonnay thrown in and then bottled in Belgian 750s. Those are getting better w age and can taste a hint...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-16-2014, 10:13 PM
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How did it come out? I have the ingredients ready...

How did it come out? I have the ingredients ready going to brew this Sunday. My homebrew store was out of 1968 so I am using white labs 002, I have read it is the same thing. Very chunky yeast, when...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-15-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By bd2xu
Here's the recipe I used. Turned out well. Not...

Here's the recipe I used. Turned out well. Not sure how close, I haven't done a side by side yet. I know that I was very impressed with Dig on tap, lots of lemon aroma and flavor, was not as...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 01-15-2014, 12:45 AM
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Posted By bd2xu
+1. I got a couple of those plastic laundry tubs...

+1. I got a couple of those plastic laundry tubs w rope handles at Walmart for five bucks each. I always put my fermenter in there w water, if anything it absorbs the heat coming off the fermenter...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-12-2014, 11:03 PM
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Posted By bd2xu
Damn I actually haven't even thought of that! ...

Damn I actually haven't even thought of that! But the temp swings are pretty radical... It was 60+ today
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2014, 11:00 PM
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Posted By bd2xu
I'm still drinking bottles of this one, it's been...

I'm still drinking bottles of this one, it's been a very popular brew. The Nelson has a really unique flavor.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 01-12-2014, 09:19 PM
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Posted By bd2xu
Mine took 6 weeks at 90 degrees to finish

Mine took 6 weeks at 90 degrees to finish
Forum: Cider Forum 01-08-2014, 01:45 PM
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Posted By bd2xu
But also at 1.000 or close right? I was planning...

But also at 1.000 or close right? I was planning on stopping ferm at 1.010 or close then back sweetening. Problem is I didn't have an empty keg or room in my kegerator for a carboy so I couldn't...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-07-2014, 07:55 PM
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Posted By bd2xu
To finish my thought, solid looks cooler (IMO)...

To finish my thought, solid looks cooler (IMO) but the holes in the regular strut are very handy and it's a lot lighter.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-07-2014, 04:32 PM
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Posted By bd2xu
It could only be more sturdy but not needed. I...

It could only be more sturdy but not needed. I can only think of solid for aesthetics.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-07-2014, 04:29 PM
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Posted By bd2xu
Mine was still pretty cloudy at 1.004 so I didn't...

Mine was still pretty cloudy at 1.004 so I didn't want to add the chems at that point because I read a lot of yeast still in suspension. I used pectin enzyme too. I'm just going to let it bottom out...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 03:28 PM
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Posted By bd2xu
I want this thing!!!

I want this thing!!!
Forum: Cider Forum 01-05-2014, 02:10 AM
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Posted By bd2xu
When you transfer it to the keg at roughly 1.010,...

When you transfer it to the keg at roughly 1.010, is it cleared yet or still cloudy? Does it clear up in the keg after chilling and back sweetening?
Forum: DIY Projects 01-05-2014, 02:08 AM
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Posted By bd2xu
Also, is the $27 for stainless or galvanized? ...

Also, is the $27 for stainless or galvanized? Big diff in price. Stainless will discolor around the burners, but galvanized will burn off. Most people use galvanized because of the price difference,...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-05-2014, 01:28 AM
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Posted By bd2xu
Kits are at strutstands.com. Article in BYO is...

Kits are at strutstands.com. Article in BYO is here http://byo.com/stories/item/1939-build-a-portable-brew-stand-projects.

I got all my strut at Home Depot I think it was about $13 a piece. They...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-04-2014, 01:45 AM
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Posted By bd2xu
I should have mentioned I plan on kegging. So...

I should have mentioned I plan on kegging. So what I think I will do is rack to secondary after it clears and add the stabilizing chems, let it sit a couple days, rack to another container to...
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