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The Pub / State exam win
« on: October 05, 2011, 04:21:09 PM »
So I took the MTLE which stands for minnesota teaching licsensure exam this morning and I had the writing basic skills question as "describe a something creative that you wanted to inform adults about"

What did I do?
I wrote about craft and artisnal beer lol

I think i am obsessed now

Beer Recipes / Grapefruit IPA?
« on: October 04, 2011, 07:39:21 PM »
So my buddies usually dont like IPA's (My friends ideal beer is Bud Light) so i got a Full Sail IPA out of the blue and he flet adventurous and tried and he loved it so now i am commisioned to make something close. His favorite part was the Grapefruit flavor so i want to make that stick out.

Does anyone have some ideas, recipes,


Kegging and Bottling / Putting kegs into storage
« on: September 24, 2011, 06:02:40 PM »
So I have 4 5 gallon pin lock kegs the I have been using but since I had to move the kegerator had to go bye bye. I want to keep my kegs but I may not use them for atleast a year or two. How should I prep them for storage any pointers?

Or should I not take the time and just sell them?

Ingredients / Malt extract to Grain
« on: September 21, 2011, 08:46:22 PM »
I found this clone i want to make but i cant find a allgrain recipe

it asks for

6# gold LME
1# Light DME
1# Crystal 80

Would it be wrong to assume that i could sub 9# 2row for the extract.
I am also guessing there is Carapils in there too somewhere?

Beer Recipes / Something like Peroni
« on: September 21, 2011, 03:10:31 AM »
My buddy commissioned me to make a Peroni style beer since there are no recipes for it on the web bc many people dont spend the time to try to clone this i fashioned what i think should go into a recipe like it after drinking one.

5 pounds Pilsen malt
3 pounds 6 row
1.5 pounds Flaked rice
1.5 pounds 20l crystal

1oz tettnanger   60min
.5oz saaz         30 min
.5 saaz             15 min
.5 saaz             flame out

Mash at 150 for 60 min to make it a little dryer

Tell me what you think and if i should tweak things....thanks

Yeast and Fermentation / First Starter
« on: September 19, 2011, 07:41:00 PM »

So digging through the posts i cant find a answer to my question.

So I making a lager with a gravity of 1.050 and i was on mr malty and it told me that i need a starter of 7.86 litres or 2 gallons. That seems a little big isnt it?
what should the size be?

Next question if i want to make a gallon starter do i make a gallon of wort at a gravity of about 1.040 and add one wyeast activator pack and let it forment for about 24 hours then add that to my wort?
Or how do I do it?

I need a idiot proof answer bc i am trying to figure out this yeast starter thing lol

Beer Recipes / Purple Haze?
« on: July 28, 2011, 05:05:35 PM »
Has anyoneheard of the beer purple haze? My buddy keeps asking me to make it. I think it's a wheat beer with berries in it. He also said leines berryweis sunset wheat...i dunno....but I think that stuff taste like chasing your cough syrup with a crappy wheat bear.

Yeast and Fermentation / Weird Fermentation
« on: July 02, 2011, 04:15:28 AM »
So I tried my first all grain and I pitched my yeast at like 7pm and it's already done bubbling is that normal?
I am making a wheat and I used Wyeast 3068 Direct Pitch Activator and my OG was 1.040

Yeast and Fermentation / 78 degrees too hot?
« on: May 30, 2011, 08:03:54 AM »
So i had the perfect basment for fermenting the ambient temp was about 65- 68 degrees but not anymore my brother took over the basement and his computer works better then our furnace at times.

My question is this for a ale is 78 degrees too warm?
Is 78 degrees to warm for a diacetyl rest and for initial fermenting when i am making a lager?

I have a dorm fridge that I converted with a johnson control so i can get 68 degrees but then I forgo my beer fridge for a while

I have a three parter if i take a half drank keg out of my fridge let it get back to room temp then cool it down back down does that effect it? If i can how many times can i do that befor the beer is shot

Equipment and Software / Wort Chiller copper vs stainless
« on: May 21, 2011, 10:29:25 PM »
I am looking to make a counterflow wort chiller and I was looking to use copper for it or should I use stainless tube? Does the copper affect the beer? How many feet of tube should I use?

General Homebrew Discussion / shelf life of beer
« on: April 23, 2011, 09:25:06 PM »
So I was wondering what's the normal shelf lifr of home brew is. I normally store them at room temperature in kegs that I force carbonate. How long does it take till there not drinkable anymore?

General Homebrew Discussion / What beverage to drink this weekend?
« on: April 22, 2011, 01:55:50 AM »
So i am a little familiar with styles and such. I was wondering what kind of style should i get to enjoy this weekend?
What style is good for the month of april?

The liquor store by my house has hundreds of different craft beers from places and that all they do so my plan is to build a six pack of one style but from different breweries.

What are you thoughts?

All Grain Brewing / Getting Started
« on: April 18, 2011, 12:43:11 AM »
So I am trying to get into all grain.
So most likely i can find the answer to all my questions through reading other peoples post but to be honest i am lazy lol.

So should I go with a direct fire set up for mashing with a low btu burner and a pot with a screen flase bottom  and valve set-up?

Or a cooler mash tun set like

And i have been looking at recipes i am interested in and they have set set temp like 120 degrees for 30 min then 30 min at 150 degrees and so forth. how do you do that and what is the point of doing that?

Ingredients / tomato
« on: April 09, 2011, 06:23:11 AM »
so I like red beers, or bloody beers what ever you want to call it a beer with tomator juive in it. And that gave me a idea could you use tomatoes or tomato juice in brewing up a brew?

if you can where and how can you use it?

General Homebrew Discussion / Dumping Beer
« on: April 08, 2011, 08:28:14 AM »
So mt question is this. Is it against brew code or anger the brew gods to dump homebrew? Should I feel guilty about dumping beer? Under what circumstabces is it alright?

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