Search results

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

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

  1. porter1974

    New York Grainfather chiller and fermenter

    These are located around Saratoga New York. Both the chiller and the fermenter are in excellent condition. I used the chiller 2x. I did a few lagers with it. It works really well. It’s less than 4 months old. I have used the fermenter about 6x. I will include extra o-rings and seals that I...
  2. porter1974

    Schwarzbier Water Profile Help

    I’d still end up with a high PH and then almost no bicarbonate. So you would lean toward scraping the Munich Dark profile? I did an Oktoberfest using the decarbonated Munich and loved it. I could use that profile.
  3. porter1974

    Schwarzbier Water Profile Help

    I am trying to make get RO water to an appropriate mineral content. I am using the Munich Dark Lager profile from Brewer's Friend as a goal. Calcium 82 Magnesium 20 Sodium 4 Chloride 2 Sulfate 16 Bicarbonate 320 Grain Bill: Pilsner 7.5 lb Munich 10L 2 lb Carafa II 8 oz Crystal 60 6 oz...
  4. porter1974

    Grainfather Glycol Chiller

    I am kind of torn. I do love the Grainfather fermenter because the heating and cooling is built in. That’s a plus over the ssbrewtech fermenters. And as I have 2 Grainfather fermenters I am kind of locked in. Parts aren’t easy to come by though. I had to order some replacement o rings from a...
  5. porter1974

    Grainfather Glycol Chiller

    Could it really finally be available!! https://www.austinhomebrew.com/The-Grainfather-Glycol-Chiller_p_8190.html
  6. porter1974

    IPA hop combo help

    I am working on a new recipe. I intend to add a small amount of bittering hops in the last few minutes of the boil and then whirlpool and dry hop. I like this method. I have some Galaxy and Tahoma hops that I plan to use but want to use one more hop. I can pick from Cascade, Alpha Aroma...
  7. porter1974

    NEIPA Help

    I second this. I keg onto StarSan foam all the time.
  8. porter1974

    NEIPA Help

    I think you just need to blow out a few more pints. And let it carb more.
  9. porter1974

    Violent Scoby

    I bought the barrel used from someone who had been using it for kombucha. I think it was bought new and only ever used for kombucha. It’s been used so many times I don’t think the oak is contributing any flavor. I used some blueberries in a few, some ginger and some lime zest. The lime zest...
  10. porter1974

    IPA HOP SCHEDULE HELP

    Wanted to thank everybody for their help. This beer turned out fantastic. I used a total of 17 ounces of hops! All but one one ounce were added via whirlpool or dry hop. I did get some hop debris in my keg. I have a conical fermenter so this usually isn’t a problem. As I was taking the beer...
  11. porter1974

    Violent Scoby

    First batch from my new used oak barrel.
  12. porter1974

    Violent Scoby

    Has anybody ever been attacked by a large SCOBY? Sometimes I think it’s watching me.
  13. porter1974

    Cannabis infusion

    I don’t know about CBD. It seems pretty useless and the marketing is so aggressive. If you want to take it why ruin your kombucha.
  14. porter1974

    Dry hop creep / Diacetyl in IPA

    Stepping up the temp to 70ish for a few days after your beer is mostly fermented will clean it up.
  15. porter1974

    IPA HOP SCHEDULE HELP

    Brewer’s Friend software was kind of wonky last night. It was messing up a few things and would not syncs properly. I definitely had it in as dry hop. Thanks again for your help. Brewing this up on Memorial Day.
  16. porter1974

    Brooklyn Brew Shop's Green Tea Pale Ale with Earl Grey Substitute - Tips and Advice

    Thanks for this post. Tea in beer is interesting to me and I always wondered how much you would add. I do a bitter that I really like and feel like an earl grey would go well in it.
  17. porter1974

    IPA HOP SCHEDULE HELP

    My friend sent Citra instead of Mosaic. I took all the recommendations into consideration and came up with this recipe. One question i had was the IBU number. Brewer's Friend adds IBUs for dry hopping so the IBU looks way to high. If this is the case I may do away with the dry hop addition...
  18. porter1974

    IPA HOP SCHEDULE HELP

    I ran the hop additions through brewers friend with the almost all whirlpool additions. I can’t get a good prediction of ibu. I went 160 degrees for 30 minutes. It shows a really low ibu level. It can’t be accurate. What do you put in for utilization?
  19. porter1974

    Pitching at 80 F then cooling down after fermentation starts bad for beer??

    It does have the white labs experiment in there. But I hear you. It’s not a rigorous scientific experiment or anything.
Top