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All Grain Brewing / Re: Help me make this Plate chiller work!
« on: June 04, 2010, 11:15:39 AM »
I am going with the 1/2" female.  That way I will screw my mcmaster QD male plug into each.  With the garden hose I will use my barb socket qds and just put into hose and clamp it.  Should be easy.  The owner of the company told me it wouldn't matter either especially with the GPM I would be flowing out.

All Grain Brewing / Help me make this Plate chiller work!
« on: June 02, 2010, 09:10:32 PM »
Ok so I found this chiller that is same as the Blichman 30plate one and is 1/3 of price.  Only issue is the threads are either 1/2" or 3/4" male or female depending on what you want.  The 1/2" would be easiest to use for me but, then I don't know how it would effect my flow of water going thru it?  I forget if 3/4" is garden hose size but, doubt it?  But, if I get 3/4" I have hard time finding the QD plugs to fit it?  Someone help me?  Here is link for chiller:

All Grain Brewing / Black IPA?
« on: May 24, 2010, 07:58:39 PM »
Ok so when doing a black IPA is it just adding a little black patent or chocolate to recipe or is there more to it?

That is what I will do then.  Now I have my kegerator spliced with a refridgerator module.  Can I plug my kegerator into controller or do I have to turn it back into a freezer first?

Having hard time finding them on ebay that are already wired up.  Is it hard to wire them yourself with power cords?

Beer Recipes / Re: Check out my IIPA recipe.
« on: May 20, 2010, 04:48:12 PM »
I already printed it out so will keep it as is and adjust on how it turns out.  Plus can always add more at dry hop time.  Trying to refine my hop palate and really distinguish which hop contributes what to my beer.  So anymore next to my kegerator I have the recipes and a hop chart so I can really start picking out which is doing what to my beer.

Beer Recipes / Re: Check out my IIPA recipe.
« on: May 20, 2010, 02:06:20 PM »
Thanks guys!  Gonna use yeast from this to either make a Pliny the elder clone or a BW.

Beer Recipes / Re: Check out my IIPA recipe.
« on: May 20, 2010, 01:15:17 AM »
Out of Simcoe except for dryhopping it.  I split my warrior and chinook as 60min  and also put in chinook as 30min.  Not doing any FWHing this time.  Looks like this:

.5oz Chinook and .5oz warrior 60min
1oz Chinook 30min
1oz Chinook, 1oz Cenntennial and 1oz Amarillo 1min

I think I am obsessing too much bout this. ;D

Beer Recipes / Re: Check out my IIPA recipe.
« on: May 19, 2010, 11:13:22 PM »
Ok I changed it up.  I told Denny I love maltiness in my IPA's but, I know a lot of people say emphasize the hops.  But, honeslty I like to do both.  I simplified because I was gonna try to do an IPA with not much variety in grain after I got the advice from some.  But, like anything there is a million ways to do anything and have to go with what I like.  I like melanoidin in my IPAs but, just did 2 with it so was gonna do something different.  Here is what I think I am sticking with:

12lbs 2 row
2lbs Munich
1lb Crystal 80L
1lb Sugar
.5oz Warrior 60min
1.5oz Warrior FWH
1oz Centennial 5min
1oz Chinook 5min
2oz Amarillo 1min
2oz Chinook 1min

.75oz Amarillo Dry hop
.5oz Chinook Dry hop
.75oz Simcoe Dry hop
1.25oz Columbus

Was gonna do combo of warrior and chinook as a bittering but, not sure yet?

Beer Recipes / Re: Check out my IIPA recipe.
« on: May 18, 2010, 07:48:36 PM »
I am using US-05 and was going to dry hop with 2-3oz but, not sure with what yet.  Still designing recipe.  But, now realize I only have 200mls slurry and would need 250mls for this beer so still figuring what I should do?  Another thing, on beertools no matter what I do I can't get FG under 1.020.  But, that is on beer tools and when I actually make beer mine come out more like 1.014 so why is that?

Here is what I modified Recipe to look like:

14lbs 2-row
1lbs Sugar
.5lbs Crystal 80L

1oz Magnum 60min
1oz Warrior FWH
1oz Centennial 5min
2oz Amarillo 2min
2oz Chilook 2min
1oz Chinook 5imin

1oz  Amarillo, Chinook, Columbus and sincoe dry hopped

1.017 FG
84 IBU

Beer Recipes / Check out my IIPA recipe.
« on: May 18, 2010, 07:13:12 PM »
Ok was going to make a barley wine but, am like 50mls short of slurry so figured I would make a smaller IIPA.  Here is recipe.  I am not sure if I want the warrior hop as a bittering or a First Wort Hop to add to finishing flavor.

18lbs 2-row
1lbs Sugar
.75lbs Crystal 20L
.75lbs Crystal 80L
.25lbs Pale Chocolate
.25lbs Special B

1oz Magnum 60min
1oz Warrior 60min or FWH(Not sure yet)
1oz Centennial 5min
2oz Amarillo 2min
2oz Chilook 2min
1oz Chinook 5imin

1.086 OG
1.021 FG
104 IBU

Can't help but, I like that one too!

Beer Recipes / Re: Apricot in an ale?
« on: April 13, 2010, 04:22:39 PM »
I was thinking of taking it light with the hops and just using Amarillo and maybe some cascade.  I plan on only using 2oz extract in keg.  If it turns out crappy oh well. ;D

Beer Recipes / Apricot in an ale?
« on: April 12, 2010, 11:56:30 PM »
Ok I know this isn't for everyone but, I had a Dogfishhead Apri hop beer and I actually liked it.  Could I have a keg of it and not get sick of it?  WHo knows?  But, my wife loved it so at least if I get sick of it she won't.  I was thinking of what hops to use in it and figured I would go with citrusy hops like Amarillo and Cascade.  What do you guys think? 

Beer Recipes / Re: CAP Recipe ideas?
« on: April 07, 2010, 10:24:20 PM »
6-row and 2007 for yeast will make a good CAP ;D

Yeah, next time.  Want to make use of this pilsner grain.  I never get 6 row.  Maybe I will grab some to try in pilsner sometime.

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