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Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-23-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Chesterbelloc
I too have been brewing since the 1996, 1995, or...

I too have been brewing since the 1996, 1995, or 1994... somewhere in there. We used to BIAB then. That is just how it was done back then.

I haven't brewed in a bag in probably 10 or 15 years. Who...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Chesterbelloc
related... http://youtu.be/o9fDs9_eWY4?hd=1

related...

http://youtu.be/o9fDs9_eWY4?hd=1
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Chesterbelloc
New Brewery Tour

http://youtu.be/kp3BcQ5gotk?hd=1
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 10-12-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Chesterbelloc
In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts malt...

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts malt beverages not distiled with an alcohol content consistent with beer manufactured in a residence can be transported to the residence of friends or family. All...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-12-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Chesterbelloc
Nah no way! Everything beautiful that we make...

Nah no way! Everything beautiful that we make requires we do something ugly to something we already have that is already beautiful to begin with. That's just how it is.

Gelatin rocks.
Forum: General Techniques 10-05-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 192,251
Posted By Chesterbelloc
Seriously, Knox gelatin is the way to go. ...

Seriously, Knox gelatin is the way to go.

Add it to a keg along with priming sugar and sit back and wait. Crystal clear and carbonated to my liking everytime.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-05-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Chesterbelloc
Bry-97 is exactly what he is asking about. ...

Bry-97 is exactly what he is asking about.

Knowing very little about it. It is a welcome addition... I remember when there were a lot more varieties of dry yeast.
Forum: Utah HomeBrew Forum 03-31-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By Chesterbelloc
Logan, Utah: Brew-stuff for sale...

Hey Brewdudes,

(I know could have put this in the classifieds. Mods feel free to move it if you think it best.)

I am a Logan, UT. brewer sending out a feeler. I have some spare equipment that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Chesterbelloc
You can make loads of styles. You might...

You can make loads of styles.

You might consider making an attempt at steeping some barley malt in a very, very stiff mash, without crushing the grain or fracturing the husks; so that, they...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-17-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Chesterbelloc
Last week I brewed a kitchen sink strong-ale,...

Last week I brewed a kitchen sink strong-ale, starting out at 1.080 SG.

Target hops, Halcyon, Belgian Pils, Malted Oats, Crystal Malts 40 and 150, Amber Malt, Brown Malt, some Dry Malt Extract and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-16-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By Chesterbelloc
Two of the funniest quotes I have seen thus far!

Two of the funniest quotes I have seen thus far!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Chesterbelloc
Your water looks great really. It's looks...

Your water looks great really. It's looks fantastic for pale ales with those sulfates.

As the other fella said a few mililiters of lactic acid would set you right where you need to be if brewing...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-11-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Chesterbelloc
My bad.... and I read it twice before posting...

My bad.... and I read it twice before posting too.

Haha.

I'd use the 1275 if you want to keep a clean malt-roast character, and because it stays suspended better than the Nottie.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-11-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Chesterbelloc
WLP007 is a classic choice for Imperial Stouts. ...

WLP007 is a classic choice for Imperial Stouts.

It sometimes over-attenuates... so keep your mash temp a degree or two higher than the standard.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-11-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By Chesterbelloc
I had a system wide wild brett. infection once....

I had a system wide wild brett. infection once. Everything went orange and smelled like vomit.


Threw away all of my plastic fermenters. Picked it up airborne from the family apple orchid.
...
Forum: General Techniques 03-11-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By Chesterbelloc
+1 This is a good answer!! Honestly. This...

+1

This is a good answer!! Honestly. This one and the one you made about 'pure grain alcohol' from the dextrose.



I'd say when adding dextrose to give a bit of a bump at the minimum 2-parts...
Forum: General Techniques 03-11-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,524
Posted By Chesterbelloc
For what it is worth.... I have stored pelletized...

For what it is worth.... I have stored pelletized hops in my 2-row before, for a couple days before brew-day.

It's makes the mash smell like hops. I couldn't see why not putting a satchel of old...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-11-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,891
Posted By Chesterbelloc
I was thinking of the same thing. If I am not...

I was thinking of the same thing. If I am not mistaken, wheat causes your pH is to rise a tad. Know that I do not own a functional pH meter.

Higher-pH does support darker beer.... or perhaps...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-10-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By Chesterbelloc
I grew ten variety between Marlborough and...

I grew ten variety between Marlborough and Worcester. The best performers in the group were Spalt Select, Santiam, and Perle. They outperformed Cascade by leaps and bounds.

The only remedy I had...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-10-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Chesterbelloc
Urinate on the soil with some regularity. And,...

Urinate on the soil with some regularity. And, empty your electric shaver clippings too. That will take care of them in a jiffy.
Forum: General Techniques 03-06-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,745
Posted By Chesterbelloc
I honestly am very interested in fermenting in a...

I honestly am very interested in fermenting in a brew-kettle for the first-week or so, and just letting the beer finish out in a cask.
Forum: Brew Science 03-06-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By Chesterbelloc
It's funny.... I have never brewed anything...

It's funny.... I have never brewed anything stronger than about 6%.

I have almost got the barley-wine bug once, but then I just went out on whim and bought a 4-pack of Shipyard strong-ales.


I...
Forum: General Techniques 03-06-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,521
Posted By Chesterbelloc
Is that legal?

Is that legal?
Forum: Brew Science 03-05-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By Chesterbelloc
Yes, there are commercial breweries that dilute...

Yes, there are commercial breweries that dilute beer.

I was reading not too long ago about a British brewery that does it. I cannot recall when they do the dilution.



I suppose we could...
Forum: General Techniques 03-05-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,745
Posted By Chesterbelloc
Light interacts with hop-oils making it skunky...

Light interacts with hop-oils making it skunky like green-bottle and clear-bottle beer.
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