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Forum: Specialty Beer 08-03-2012, 04:33 AM
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Posted By azoteman213
Hello fellow homebrewers! Just to give an update....

Hello fellow homebrewers! Just to give an update. I bottled this beer on June 7. I was having carbonation issues (i.e. beer not carbonated after a 3 weeks). I started rousing the bottles every now...
Forum: Specialty Beer 07-03-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 72,452
Posted By azoteman213
Saffron is used in food as well and I read that...

Saffron is used in food as well and I read that when a recipe calls for it you can add it to water and let it soak for two hours, or you can used heated water and leave it for 20 minutes and then rub...
Forum: Specialty Beer 07-03-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 197
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Posted By azoteman213
OK, I couldn't wait a week. I opened another...

OK, I couldn't wait a week. I opened another bottle of this beer. This time, I let it warm up a bit before I drank it. I was wrong about the flavor. It definitively has some alcohol to it, maybe some...
Forum: Specialty Beer 07-01-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 72,452
Posted By azoteman213
I tasted a 12oz bottle yesterday (one day short...

I tasted a 12oz bottle yesterday (one day short of two weeks after bottling). I heard a little hiss when I opened it, but it poured flat. It did not have much aroma, but I am hopping that will change...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-23-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By azoteman213
I'm going to brew a Maibock tomorrow and had my...

I'm going to brew a Maibock tomorrow and had my doubts as well. Thanks for sharing your experience! I hope it turns out well.
Forum: Specialty Beer 06-18-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 72,452
Posted By azoteman213
This is how I did a 5 gallon all grain batch. I...

This is how I did a 5 gallon all grain batch. I brewed it on April 18. I used 13 pounds of pale malt and mashed at 148F (I was worried about attenuation). I added .50 oz of Simcoe at 60 minutes and...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-18-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,223
Posted By azoteman213
Thanks for the update :)

Thanks for the update :)
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-09-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,223
Posted By azoteman213
I missed out on the simacoe as well :(. I am...

I missed out on the simacoe as well :(. I am looking forward to the next offering and I'm glad your business is going well.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-29-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By azoteman213
Online you can find a mini fridge already...

Online you can find a mini fridge already converted to a kegarator or you could buy a mini fridge of a suitable size and modify it yourself. There are some do it yourself post that explain how. Good...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-28-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By azoteman213
Is it sourness from the first sip or is it an...

Is it sourness from the first sip or is it an after taste?

I have a friend who noticed a sour after taste in my IPA. After trying two bottles of the IPA (bottled for over two months), he said that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By azoteman213
You could take the O.G. reading from wort pulled...

You could take the O.G. reading from wort pulled from the kettle (that is, prior to mixing it with the water in the carboy). Then you can calculate the O.G of the entire batch by taking into account...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-27-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By azoteman213
Hello OldAtHeart, You probably already...

Hello OldAtHeart,

You probably already brewed this but have you considered doing an ferulic acid rest? It will impart your beer with more of the clove character precursor when doing weizens. I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-23-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 75,099
Posted By azoteman213
Of course! Cotton wrapped with aluminum foil! I...

Of course! Cotton wrapped with aluminum foil! I have been reading this thread for almost an hour and I had totally forgot about this. I used aluminum foil and cotton to wrap my distillation columns...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-21-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4,092
Views: 866,579
Posted By azoteman213
Yeap! That is the correct one. Hope it arrives...

Yeap! That is the correct one. Hope it arrives soon and if you have any questions fell free to ask. Also if you need a summary for common questions check out this link: Dual-Stage Temp Controller for...
Forum: General Techniques 11-18-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,508
Posted By azoteman213
Hello everyone. I recently did an IPA dry-hopped...

Hello everyone. I recently did an IPA dry-hopped with 3 oz of noble hops (1 oz each Hallertau, Czech Saaz, Tettnanger) I had it for a week at mid 70's temperature and I barely got any aroma (i.e. I...
Forum: General Techniques 11-18-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By azoteman213
From what I heard in the following podcast of...

From what I heard in the following podcast of brew strong (http://s125483039.onlinehome.us/archive/bs_dryhop12-08-08.mp3), double hopping helps reduce grassy flavors by limiting the amount of hops...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-16-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By azoteman213
Hello StirItUp. After the yeast finish eating the...

Hello StirItUp. After the yeast finish eating the easily accessible sugars int he wort, they begin looking for other things to feed on, in this case the diacetyl they have produced during there...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-26-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By azoteman213
In another post someone suggested using Safeale...

In another post someone suggested using Safeale K97 dry yeast to ferment a German IPA. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/german-imperial-ipa-275992/

I'm interested in seeing the result of this brew.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-26-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By azoteman213
Hello C rider. I would suggest using more...

Hello C rider. I would suggest using more hallertau in your dry hop addition or leaving it more time dry hopping (maybe a week more).

I recently experimented with an Imperial IPA using noble...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-18-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4,092
Views: 866,579
Posted By azoteman213
This is true :( Hopefully, though, a new person...

This is true :( Hopefully, though, a new person performing a search with the key words in the post will tumble upon the latest post, which would be mine (until it too becomes just another page) and...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-16-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4,092
Views: 866,579
Posted By azoteman213
After reading through the forum I noticed that...

After reading through the forum I noticed that there are many questions that get repeated, mainly because the forum is quite large and key words are thrown around a lot. For the benefit of future...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-16-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4,092
Views: 866,579
Posted By azoteman213
First of thanks to the op and all other posters....

First of thanks to the op and all other posters. I found the advice and diagrams in this thread very useful.

Just finished testing my unit and it works great. I followed the diagram that the OP...
Forum: Specialty Beer 09-14-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 72,452
Posted By azoteman213
Hello: I was reading an interview of one of...

Hello:

I was reading an interview of one of the Dogfish Head brewers and he said that to keep the saffron aroma they added it post fermentation to preserve the aroma. When I do this recipe I will...
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