Search results

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

  1. T

    Loquat Florida Weisse

    Greetings! I was in my backyard the other day and I noticed that my neighbor has a 50' tall tree full of these little fruits. I used to think they were kumquats but I recently found out that they are Loquats, also known as Chinese pears. I picked a few and found out that they are delicious...
  2. T

    Pump Cavitation - Excessive Foaming

    Greetings, I recently bought a Steelhead Pump from Northern Brewer and I've definitely noticed that my brew day is 100x easier now. Very little lifting now, I'm pretty happy. However, I have noticed some excessive foaming issues and difficulty priming the pump. What I've been doing, as...
  3. T

    Brewing Today: It's All A SCAM Double IPA

    It's time to make a big beer for Tax Day and the horrors that come with it. It's all a scam anyways, right? The original recipe was simply Apollo to bitter, then Simcoe, Chinook, Amarillo, and Mosaic for flavor and aroma. Then I was digging through my freezer and found an ounce of Columbus I...
  4. T

    Hybrid Electric/Propane AG System Build

    Greetings folks, I've decided that it's time for me to get a little bit crazy with a fun design for a hybrid system for brewing All-Grain 10 gallon batches. Here are my goals: 1) Re-use old 10-gallon Polarware kettle as an Electric Hot Liquor Tank. 2) Build a 60-quart square cooler with...
  5. T

    Lager Fermentation Questions

    Greetings All, I currently have a Bohemian Pilsner fermenting in my kegerator at 51F. It's been in there 6 days, the first 4 at 48F and then slowly increasing by 1F per day. I just took a sample of it and it's at 1.021. I pick up a great flavor and no diacetyl, (well, maybe right at...
  6. T

    Critique My Munich Dunkel Recipe

    Greetings, Going to give lagers a try here soon, starting with a Bohemian Pils and a Munich Dunkel. Looking for some input on the Dunkel. Here goes nothing: OG: 1.051 FG: 1.013 IBU: 25 SRM: 21 ABV: 5% Grist: 66% Munich 22% German Pilsner 3.6% C40 3.6% Carapils 2.75% Chocolate 1.8% Roasted...
  7. T

    Ideal Lager Yeast

    The ultimate question... If you could have one lager yeast... What would it be? Looking to open a brewpub, probably within two years. Would like to have three lagers in my list of eight house beers, a Bohemian Pilsner, Premium American Lager, and a Munich Dunkel. Is there a lager yeast I...
  8. T

    Super Shiny Stainless Super Quick

    Greetings! Just want to share a quick hint. At the end of my brew days, I've been getting my kettle free of any dirt or debris with normal methods, then using a just barely wet washcloth, I add a bit of undiluted StarSan to the inside. Rub it all around the inside and apply a bit of pressure to...
  9. T

    Whirlpool IPA Recipe Critique

    Greetings! I've been volunteering at a local brewery recently and helping them brew. Recently they did an IPA where 80% of the boil hops went into the whirlpool with awesome results. I would like to try this. Here's a recipe I came up with. What are your thoughts? OG: 1.063 FG: 1.015 ABV: 6.2%...
  10. T

    If only we could...

    Dispense warm nacho cheese sauce from a corny keg, life would be complete. What else would make life just *that* much better?
  11. T

    Hot Damn... I make GREAT beer!

    So here I am, relaxing after work, a cold pale ale in my hand. Pulled fresh from the keg, it's clean, crisp, just-enough hoppy, balanced, and absolutely brilliantly clear (thanks to gelatin and cold conditioning). I'm finally realizing that I make excellent beer. Thank you, HBT, for your...
  12. T

    Critique My Robust Porter Recipe

    Trying to do something a little different for Tampa Bay Beer Week's "Halfway There" event in just a hair over two weeks. Not a fan of wheats, but I'm thinking I can bang out a quick porter to bring a keg to this event. I haven't done a porter yet but I have a bunch of MO and williamette. So...
  13. T

    Scottish Heavy Darkside Duck Scottish Heavy

    Hey guys, This might be the best beer I've brewed yet and I'm hoping to place or do 40+ in the Commander SAAZ comp with this one. I'll post results when I get them. 83% Efficiency for 5.25 gallons. OG: 1.085 FG: 1.021 ABV: 8.4% IBU: 35 SRM: 23.5 calculated, actual is probably around 19-20...
  14. T

    "Random Stuff" IPA

    Greetings all, Trying to clear out some excess hops and such and do a medium strength IPA. I have a bag with the C60 and roasted barley in together which is why they are in there. OG: 1.072 FG: 1.015 IBU: 68 SRM: 16 ABV: 7.5% Efficiency: 85% Grist: 12# Rahr 2-row 1# C60 5oz Roasted Barley...
  15. T

    Fastest Keg In The West

    What's your record for blowing through a keg? I just managed to keg a beer last Sunday, force carb to drinkable by Wednesday, and blew it tonight. I'm not if I should be proud of myself for making such a quaffable brew or what... :drunk:
  16. T

    Pale Ale Critique

    I've been developing a house pale ale over the last couple of months, and this is the iteration that my partner, friends, and I like best. Thoughts? Amounts are for 5.5 gallons. OG: 1.054 FG: 1.014 ABV: 5.4% IBU: 41 (Tinseth) Calculated Efficiency: 77% 88% Rahr 2-row (11lbs) 6% Caramel 60...
  17. T

    Can Campden tabs neutralize Iodine?

    Greetings, I was sanitizing my CF chiller before storage today and I, for some reason, thought it would be a good idea to add a Campden tablet to my 5 gallons of hot tap water. I think I was trying to push out any chlorine. I then added an ounce of iodine (Five Star IoStar). Instead of turning...
  18. T

    Best way to split a starter?

    I have plans to brew two batches of a Strong Scotch Ale on Monday (7/1). I made a 1.6L starter of Wyeast 1728 last night (6/27). The starter is currently on my stir plate and happy as a clam. I would like to split this into two starters. What would be the easiest way to split this? What I'm...
  19. T

    Counterflow Chiller Question

    Greetings, I recently picked up a CFC from NY Brew Supply. I'm going to use it in conjunction with my garden hose, a submersible pump, and two lengths of garden hose for cool water in and hot out. My thinking at this time, because the ground water in my area is in the 80's, that I will take...
  20. T

    More Frustrations...

    I took my keg of coffee stout to a party last night. The entire night, all it poured was foam. Warm, disgusting foam. Should have brought an ice bucket. I tasted my double IPA this morning. It's only been in the fermenter with 090 for about 6 days, but it's sitting at 1.021 (from 1.091). It...
Top