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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-13-2014, 03:29 PM
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Posted By bmick
In. Want. All of it.

In. Want. All of it.
Forum: General Techniques 02-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By bmick
I had an imperial stout w/ coffee get dinged hard...

I had an imperial stout w/ coffee get dinged hard in judging for green pepper flavor (I actually can't pick it up, but I'm guessing it's from the coffee). It was fully carbed in the keg and bottled;...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By bmick
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: General Techniques 12-20-2013, 06:09 PM
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Posted By bmick
Bulk Aging Temperatures

I brewed a huge Imperial Stout, 11.5% ABV, about two months ago. I gave it a month in the primary, and then racked over to a keg. I have it in the kegerator, around 40, and I'm wondering if this will...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 02:26 PM
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Posted By bmick
In.

In.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 11-19-2013, 09:05 PM
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Views: 7,840
Posted By bmick
Do your best to keep everything, and I mean...

Do your best to keep everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, out of your chiller/pump setup. A few nylon bags for your hops/spices will save you worlds of hurt. Trust me...just...trust me.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-05-2013, 11:13 PM
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Posted By bmick
First time having this beer tonight, as it's not...

First time having this beer tonight, as it's not available in NY (out of town in the Midwest on business, was lucky enough to snag a 6-er). The only thing I can say is that there is definitely some...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-31-2013, 05:54 PM
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Views: 1,568
Posted By bmick
Dish soap and water will provide you with a...

Dish soap and water will provide you with a little more bubblage to fully cover the connections/parts to look for growing bubbles. Also, previous poster is correct, any noise at all is bad....
Forum: General Techniques 10-23-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,303
Posted By bmick
Hops isomerize at temps above 170, but this is...

Hops isomerize at temps above 170, but this is very tricky to calculate. I think Mitch Steele's IPA book has some info on it, but you can definitely get significant bittering from hop stands/hop...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-18-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By bmick
If you want to do an ALE version of an...

If you want to do an ALE version of an Oktoberfest (which I do, for time purposes), you can use US-04. I used Wyeast 1968 this year (the Fuller's strain), and it worked very well. It doesn't...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-04-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By bmick
A better solution is to buy a submersible pump...

A better solution is to buy a submersible pump (like $15, Harbor Freight or Amazon) and use to to run ice water through the plate chiller once your tap water has taken the wort down to the mid-high...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-04-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By bmick
Belgians are all about the ester profile of the...

Belgians are all about the ester profile of the yeast, so with mine i typically pitch at 68 and just let it ride up to 75 for the first 18 hours, then let it free ride as high as it likes. Don't be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-04-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By bmick
Clogs are a big one. EVERYTHING either needs to...

Clogs are a big one. EVERYTHING either needs to go in a bag or in some strainer. Especially if you have a pump system. Trust me...just...trust me.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-15-2013, 07:58 PM
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Views: 308
Posted By bmick
Pitch Brett into sealed keg?

Hi All,

Looking to do my first brew with Brett. I want to do a Belgian golden strong that I'd ferment all the way out with trappist high gravity first, then pitch brett brux. In the interest of...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 08-07-2013, 02:56 AM
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Views: 139,573
Posted By bmick
Where does one arrange these trades?

Where does one arrange these trades?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By bmick
That's what I've been thinking. The beer I...

That's what I've been thinking. The beer I entered, while I know it's good, had not yet properly conditioned/carbed, and still got a 40. I'm guessing that the scores at this comp were pretty high...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-30-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By bmick
Your highest score to not even place

I had entered a competition recently that had the online entry system (so scores are available quicker, which I love). I checked after judging and got a 40 on a Belgian Dark Strong, which I was...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-26-2013, 07:57 PM
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Posted By bmick
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-22-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,240
Posted By bmick
If we are not men of our word, we are not men at...

If we are not men of our word, we are not men at all. Here are some of the pics with more process, as promised. You can see a few more shots of the mash set up, then the heatstick that helps out the...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-21-2013, 02:56 PM
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Views: 60,281
Posted By bmick
In.

In.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By bmick
Brewer's East End Revival Results

Anyone get these? NY comp that was about 3 weeks ago, was hoping to get scoresheets.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-05-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 260,371
Posted By bmick
Just a process note for you here; if you come in...

Just a process note for you here; if you come in at a lower than expected mash temp, try adding in some hotter (170F) water to bring it up. A longer mash won't help you with the fermentability of...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-31-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,240
Posted By bmick
Just saw this one. Actually I fill the HERMS...

Just saw this one. Actually I fill the HERMS cooler with my hot water from the tap (which is VERY hot to start), and then put the probe into the water and turn the system on. This way it'll heat the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-31-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By bmick
I see a few husks in there that are a *little*...

I see a few husks in there that are a *little* more intact than they should be, try taking it down to .40.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-28-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,240
Posted By bmick
Those are actually the flight boards at Russian...

Those are actually the flight boards at Russian River. Great design; tapered glasses with the holes cut to fit the middle of the taper, so you can place them in, lift to carry, then drop it down in...
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