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sounds good thank you much.

Gregg

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA Membership
« on: March 16, 2013, 02:31:13 PM »
After this year I am dropping my membership.  Cant get any feedback unless it is slap you in the face learning.  Just too much for me.

Montana

P.S. But the magazine ZYMURGY is good, but the forums are too negative.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Different color from keg to carboy
« on: March 16, 2013, 09:55:53 AM »
Hi Jeff,

We boiled everything and placed in the conical.  We wanted to see if we had any extra wort left, so we emptied the mash tun and got 5 more gallons of wort and placed in the carboy since the conical was full. It has the same ingredients, but it was the extra sugars that was left over when we transferred to the carboy.  The carboy has yeast and hops going into it and actively fermenting away, I was just curious about the extreme darkness of it.  Sorry for the confusion, guess I cant explain what happened in words or email.

Gregg

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Ranger does indeed rock, but I find getting it in NC the taste is different in every 12 pack i get.  Hopefully when New Belgium opens up in Asheville, NC the taste will stabilize just a little bit.  Dont know if the traveling half way across the US affects the taste or not, but down here the Ranger goes up and down in the bottle for taste, but it is def....one of my favorites.  Rangers lead the way!

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I must say though, the wifey is out looking for me at the new front street brewery that just moved in.  I wish her well. LOL.

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thanks for all the feedback guys.  Down here in NC its hard to find some out of this world IPA with alot of bite.  The Hops excutioner is about what we can get and of course a good batch of Ranger.

Cheers

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Thanks AJK for the feedback.  I tell you what, since I started brewing my own IPA's the budget has been under control.  Buying those bad boys from the store were sucking me dry. LOL.  Cheers and have a good weekend.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Different color from keg to carboy
« on: March 16, 2013, 08:21:07 AM »
Thanks AJK,

Been doing this for awhile and me and my brewbuddy were like damn.  Like I said, we were expecting something different, but wow she was really dark like a dark ale.  We are calling it a second tier beer to see what it tastes like.  I guess I didnt explain myself well earlier in my posts.  After we were done brewing and filling the blichman fermentor, we decided to see if we could capture anymore wort and how much we were actually losing in the mash when we were done.  Come to find out it was 5 gallons and some change, but not enough to fill up the other fermentor so we used the carboy.  Man was she dark dark dark, darker than when I used to brew with carboys all the time.  The OG on the original receipe was 1072 and FG was 1022 with California Ale Yeast.  The simcoe hops really brought out the taste that I was looking for and man o man she smells good.  Just curious about the second tier we have in the carboy, will know in about two weeks when we put that puppy in a keg.

Montana

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Hi Frank,

To drink this weekend and brew for next year.

Cheers,

Gregg

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Anyone have any suggestions for a nice HOPPY HOPPY IPA for St Pattys Day?

Montana

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Different color from keg to carboy
« on: March 16, 2013, 07:05:58 AM »
We had everything done and were putting in the conical fermentors, instead of wasting any of the wort we could get out of the last bit of the mash we decided to see what we could capture in a 5 gallon carboy after we filled up the 22 gallon fermentor.  Just trying something different to see what was left in the grains after the mash.  I know the color would be different, but it was extremely darker.  Hope this helps, Im sure the FG will be less and looking forward to it for taste, just couldnt understand the major difference in color.
Cheers,
Montana

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All Grain Brewing / Different color from keg to carboy
« on: March 16, 2013, 04:34:40 AM »
Alright folks I have never seen this happen before.  My brewbuddy and I were making a 22 gallon batch of simple beer. 55lbs marris otter, 3lbs cara pils, 1 lbs of british malt with 5 oz simcoe and 3 oz of cascade.  We transferred to the kegs and the beer was light in color in which we expected.  Then transferred the last little bit of the grain mash to a carboy and the wort was red,red, and red.  Why did this happen and is this common?

montana

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: scott wee heavy to keg?
« on: April 14, 2012, 04:54:36 PM »
force carbonating in the keg.

Gregg

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / scott wee heavy to keg?
« on: April 14, 2012, 02:35:08 PM »
I brewed a Scott Wee Heavy from Northern Brewer. It recommends that bottle conditioning 4+months or longer. It is currently in the secondary carboy, would keg conditioning achieve the same as bottle conditioning?

Cheers,

Gregg

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Starting a homebrew club
« on: April 12, 2012, 10:24:22 AM »
Thanks for the input everyone. Wilmington is about 45 minutes from my neck of the woods.  Me and my brew buddy were wanting to start something a little closer and just have a good time with friends and bounce ideas of off folks.  Sometimes reading feedback on forums can get confusing.....lol. But I just think it would be a good idea to get something started down here.  Thanks for the feedback everyone. I will keep you posted.  My location is close to the beach so if all goes well, maybe you'll can stop by on your way to Myrtle Beach during the summer.  Cheers!!!!

Gregg

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