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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-19-2013, 02:13 AM
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Posted By drakeskakes
That's what mine looked like after the first...

That's what mine looked like after the first time :D
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-18-2013, 08:31 AM
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Posted By drakeskakes
Any suggestions?

Any suggestions?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-18-2013, 06:52 AM
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Posted By drakeskakes
Aside from reusing vials where do you guys get...

Aside from reusing vials where do you guys get the others from?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-17-2013, 07:14 PM
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Posted By drakeskakes
The volumes are something I've been having issues...

The volumes are something I've been having issues with.

I usually put .5g to trub in the boil pot and .2g in the fermenter, but with the amount of hops in this batch I assumed there would be more....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-17-2013, 11:05 AM
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Posted By drakeskakes
My IIPA, critique?

This will be my first IIPA
I'm going to make a 4L yeast starter with WLP001
The Special B is there for the orangish color and I do like caramel notes
I selected the hops based on what I have on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By drakeskakes
Downsizing washed yeast containers?

Just wondering if anyone could give me the adverse effects of downsizing the containers of my harvested yeast?

Currently I move the yeast into a 1gallon jug, let it sit and then pour off into 12oz...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2013, 07:24 AM
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Posted By drakeskakes
First attempt at using Brett, quick question?

I did some searching and couldn't find concrete answers.

I'm brewing a 10g saison now. OG was 5.0 and I pitched 2 vials of 565 @ 67 deg. It fermented for 4 days at 74-76. On day 5, I put in 2lb...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-15-2013, 07:12 PM
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Posted By drakeskakes
I went with two vials of 565 in a 10g batch for...

I went with two vials of 565 in a 10g batch for the first 4 days. When it slowed, I tossed in 2lb of honey and some 3711 and it has been going crazy for the next 4 days. I'm curious to see how it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-15-2013, 03:41 AM
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Posted By drakeskakes
$7.99 at my LHBS for 1lb of DME :drunk: How...

$7.99 at my LHBS for 1lb of DME :drunk:

How would honey compare to DME?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-15-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By drakeskakes
At $16 worth of DME, it costs more than the...

At $16 worth of DME, it costs more than the original batch to fix the problem...might be worth it to just redo it and hit the numbers :(
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-15-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By drakeskakes
Keeping a Saison hot?

Just wondering if this would work...
I don't have a chamber to ferment in, so I've been doing it in my garage. I keep it wrapped in blankets and it's about 76ish each day outside.

If I got a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2013, 08:19 PM
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Posted By drakeskakes
I did an all grain and sampled the OG 3 seperate...

I did an all grain and sampled the OG 3 seperate times from the transfer. I ended up with almost 2 gallons of extra wort post boil. I had my Equipment profile set to my usual 10 gallon batch and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By drakeskakes
Remedy for missed OG?

I missed the OG on my Cream Ale, which was supposed to be .047 and was .032.

This was due to bad calculation in Beer Smith which I'm still figuring out. Thankfully I found the problem and it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-12-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By drakeskakes
Simple Cream ale?

How does this look, it's my first attempt at one of these. I went with a little extra cara to give it a good mouth feel. I wanted to put some honey malt in, but anything over 8oz just barfed up the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-12-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By drakeskakes
Got it. Other than that and last minute tips,...

Got it.
Other than that and last minute tips, how does the recipe look?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-11-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By drakeskakes
Good information to know, I had no idea. I went...

Good information to know, I had no idea. I went ahead and dropped in just under 3lbs of local wildflower honey. Hopefully it'll be fine. I peeked in and there is a really good krausen layer on...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-11-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By drakeskakes
Better? I've never worked with sugar, but it...

Better?
I've never worked with sugar, but it seems to up my ABV and not the OG, so my sliders are off. Also, do I add it flameout?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-11-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By drakeskakes
Thanks, just curious though. by the standard the...

Thanks, just curious though. by the standard the style should have a "very pronounced mouth feel" I though carapils was the way to do that. What about caravienne? Or can I just achieve that through...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-11-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By drakeskakes
On Deck, Belgian Strong Blonde...any tips?

Here is my recipe.
Initial mash at 148 for 75min
two step batch sparge at 154.

Will probably ferment in the low 70s to bring out some esters.

(Still pretty new but trying to get inline with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-11-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By drakeskakes
THe LHBS only had one package of 3711 left, so I...

THe LHBS only had one package of 3711 left, so I went for it, even though its a 10g batch. I figured that since it's been in primary for 4 days and the OG was only .050, it should be plenty to chew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-11-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By drakeskakes
Which order do I go in?

Brewed a beer that just finished primary at 1.011. I carbonated a sample and gave it a test and it's pretty decent, young but I think it will be good in a few weeks. Something about it screamed...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By drakeskakes
Chasing hops

Just curious if you guys are chasing hops up the side of your brew bot and scraping them back down into the boil. I often get a lot of hops on the walls and want to make sure they're in the wort......
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By drakeskakes
I still would like the chance to try this batch...

I still would like the chance to try this batch with brett...but will follow your advice. If I pitch the 3711 now, with the honey I'll give it 10days before going into secondary. What about...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By drakeskakes
Thanks for taking the time to answer in depth, it...

Thanks for taking the time to answer in depth, it definitely cleared some things up.

For a 10g batch do you think 2# of honey is a good starting point? Also, which strain of Brett do you think...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By drakeskakes
Second attempt at a more aggressive Saison.

My first saison turned out really good, by my amatuer standards. However it tasted just "standard." It as very drinkable and got very good reviews. The first keg got crushed at a gathering, but I...
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