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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2009, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Griffsta
The only reason I ask is because I want to try...

The only reason I ask is because I want to try some of the beer in a day or two after kegging, just to see where it stands. I will allow it it age and carb under the proper psi (per the chart)...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Griffsta
Shake the carbination into the Keg - Does it affect Flavor?

I have read that, after kegging, I can jack up the pressure in my keg and simply shake the hell out of it to get it carbonated immediately. Obviously, I would purge all the oxygen out.

Im sure...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-27-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,518
Posted By Griffsta
Thank you for the correction on that. I had a...

Thank you for the correction on that. I had a feeling that what I read may have been a little BS, and more of an opinion. I just want to verify that I can 1) mix these two without any weird...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,856
Posted By Griffsta
Ya, Im still sitting on 4 oz, and Im afraid to ...

Ya, Im still sitting on 4 oz, and Im afraid to use it because I dont know where they would be good. Supposedly they are supposed to be good for a high AA noble aroma. Im scared to do that no...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-27-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,518
Posted By Griffsta
Can I Mix and Match US 2 Row and Maris Otter?

I have a recipe that calls for about 8 lbs of 2-row. It is a scaled down version of the Thunderstruck Pumpkin Ale posted by Yuri ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-22-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Griffsta
I use iodaphor, and Im pretty sure I am mixing it...

I use iodaphor, and Im pretty sure I am mixing it right.

I am using Pittsburgh water. Same as I always have. There have been no changes that I know of.

It started fermenting at about 71...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-22-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Griffsta
Why does my brew taste horrible?

I have brewed about 18 AG batches. I have had 1 batch that was undrinkable, my 15th... WTF?

I can only describe it as a chemical-ish, bitter, "baking soda" taste. I dont really have any better...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-30-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,392
Posted By Griffsta
Kaiser, I am considering my volume after it has...

Kaiser, I am considering my volume after it has cooled. Thanks for checking those numbers for me. One thing that I have noticed, I definitely dont get as high of efficiency if I only bre a 5...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-29-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,392
Posted By Griffsta
Beersmith states "actual efficiency" at 90.66,...

Beersmith states "actual efficiency" at 90.66, and "Efficiency into Boiler" at 95.93. I assumed I wasnt getting any tannins if the runnings dont fall below 1.008. I use an evaporation rate of 9%...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-29-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,392
Posted By Griffsta
Im sorry, that was a poorly written comment. ...

Im sorry, that was a poorly written comment.

I infuse to sac temp with 25.2 QUARTS. Then I fly sparge till I collected 12.2 gallons.

So, i cant really get 96%, can I?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-29-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Griffsta
Ok, Im a total newbie, but my last 2 brews, my...

Ok, Im a total newbie, but my last 2 brews, my calc (on beersmith) showed me to get about 96% efficiency. Now, I dont actually believe that I got it, but whats going wrong. Here is my last brew:
...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-29-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By Griffsta
+1 for time... I made a 10 gallon batch of...

+1 for time... I made a 10 gallon batch of Amarillo IPA, with about 70 IBU's. 2 months after brew day (2 weeks primary and 3 weeks secondary), it immediately came out thin, crappy head, watery and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-29-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Griffsta
I use a SABCO false bottom, just like you see...

I use a SABCO false bottom, just like you see above. For me, as a beginner, it was well worth the money, as it freed me up to worry about other things. It works great. Never had a stuck mash. Once...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-16-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Griffsta
Yes, I use Whirlfloc in every batch.

Yes, I use Whirlfloc in every batch.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-16-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Griffsta
All my brews are cloudy/hazy?

Every singe batch of AG that I have brewed has ended up very cloudy/hazy. I am recirculating with my pump for several minutes before I start to collect. I even use gelatin before I keg. What...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By Griffsta
I would definitely like some recipe suggestions...

I would definitely like some recipe suggestions for partigyles. I tossed that question out a couple weeks ago, but didnt get much response. If I could brew 2 seperate beers with one batch, then why...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-10-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Griffsta
Ya got me...

Ya got me...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-10-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Griffsta
The yeast in my starter got hard?

Washed some WL001 a couple weeks ago.

I threw it in a starter a couple days ago and it seemed to fire up ok. (it was about 1/2 cup of yeast).

After 2 days, the yeast has gotten pretty...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-10-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By Griffsta
Wow... thats a lot to think about. Im not quite...

Wow... thats a lot to think about. Im not quite understanding the spreadsheet yet, but give me a little more time.

I read someplaces that Munich doesnt need to be mashed, while other places say...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-09-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By Griffsta
See, I would like to to that, like a true...

See, I would like to to that, like a true Partigyle, but it has to be pretty tricky figuring out exactly what volumes to collect for each. Im sure there is some non-linear equation out there that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-09-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By Griffsta
THats great. I only brewed 4 extract batches...

THats great. I only brewed 4 extract batches before I went all grain with a 3 keggle system. Therefore, I only steeped grains once (2nd batch), and have never had to since. I didnt realize...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-09-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By Griffsta
Well, if I take 3 lbs of pale 2 row, and I tell...

Well, if I take 3 lbs of pale 2 row, and I tell Beersmith that I am using it as in a partial mash, it raises the OG point for me. Why wouldnt I get sugars from it if I steep it?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-08-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By Griffsta
2 beers, 1 mash - Lazy man's Partigyle - What are your thoughts?

I am going to try to brew both of these beers at the same time, using one mash. Not really a true partigyle (because Im not seperating the wort mid sparge). But something similar.

Here are the...
Forum: Introductions 07-08-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 364
Posted By Griffsta
"Mr Palmer is concerned with the $1000 dollar...

"Mr Palmer is concerned with the $1000 dollar question", HOW TO BREW BEER!?!

---John Palmer (the homebrew author) reference with ACDC bag? Anyone? Anyone? Nevermind... That was a stretch...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-01-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,856
Posted By Griffsta
Actually, yes, there is a link. On Wikipedia,...

Actually, yes, there is a link. On Wikipedia, they are listed as a Serbian grown hop. Is there even a serbian beer?

Also, do you know what strain they were designed to replace?
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