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Yeast and Fermentation / Fermentation Timing
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:45:47 AM »
The more often I brew, the more frequently I've seen my fermentation ending in just over a week (too small of batch to test by hydro). Of course I'm just going on what it looks like, but I'm curious how many others have < 2 weeks primary fermentation regularly.

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Ingredients / Dry hops Prior to Finished Fermentation
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:26:38 AM »
What's the risk of adding dry hops before a beer is completely done w primary ferm?

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Ingredients / Re: First Time Hop Grower
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:09:11 AM »
Saw that Steve thanks.

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Going Pro / Biggest barrier?
« on: April 11, 2014, 08:51:11 AM »
What have you all seen as the biggest roadblock in going commercial? Capital? Can't raise capital? Bad marketing?
How many folks here have tried and failed?

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Ingredients / First Time Hop Grower
« on: April 11, 2014, 08:47:59 AM »
Yes, an example. How big of a pot? Can I throw two rhizomes in a pot?
In fact, I'd rather just use a straight pole or long wooden stake in the pot. Is love to take up more space with them but most likely not an option.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Reusing yeast
« on: April 11, 2014, 08:31:48 AM »
I'm considering trying this for the first time with some WLP001 I've just recently pitched. How hard is this? How long can I store the yeast?

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Ingredients / First Time Hop Grower
« on: April 10, 2014, 03:13:07 PM »
I bought a couple of Cascade rhizomes today and I've done a little snooping around online as to what to do next. I'm planning on planting in a (large) pot and growing them up something like this. Thoughts? I'd like to take up as little space as possible as to not upset the S.O.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP002 first experience
« on: April 10, 2014, 01:50:01 PM »
Had a similar experience yesterday. Used WLP001, my first time using a White Labs vial. A couple of notes...no one told me that it acts like a shook up soda upon opening. The smell was out of this world, great stuff.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Secondary hops question
« on: April 10, 2014, 06:46:18 AM »
Great! 2 oz it is then.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Secondary hops question
« on: April 09, 2014, 12:15:32 PM »
In the future should I err on the side of using all the boil including trub?

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Beer Recipes / Secondary hops question
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:11:59 AM »
I brewed this 2 gallon extract today, inspired by a 3F Gumballhead clone...

5.3 oz    Caravienne Malt (22.0 SRM)    Grain    1    8.2 %
1.00 oz    Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - First Wort 20.0 min    Hop    2    27.8 IBUs
2 lbs    Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM)    Dry Extract    3    50.0 %
1 lbs 10.7 oz    Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM)    Dry Extract    4    41.8 %
1.00 oz    Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 0.0 min    Hop    5    0.0 IBUs
0.4 pkg    California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml]    Yeast    6    -

I plan on adding another ounce of Amarillo as secondary hops, but I kept way too much (what I thought was grub) and ended up only pouring about 1.5 gallons into the fermenter. Should I still stick to the 1 ounce or scale it back because I'll have 1.5 gallons of beer now?
Thanks!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How did the brew weekend go?!
« on: April 07, 2014, 08:29:49 AM »
Pondered the perfect IPA recipe. Asked far too any questions, and wondered what I'll do with way too many hops!

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / DME + LME
« on: April 06, 2014, 04:20:24 PM »
Why would a recipe http://digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com//display_article.php?id=846711&id_issue=82760, call for both DME and LME of the same extract? Wouldn't converting one to another allow for the same exact effect while only using one?

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / All Grain to Extract Success Stories
« on: April 06, 2014, 04:15:07 PM »
Can extract brewers chime in on any past successes when converting all grain recipes to extract? I've converted quite a few in Beer Smith, but curious how your mileage has been once you've brewed.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mitch Steele excerpt
« on: April 06, 2014, 04:08:46 PM »
Not to derail my original question, but here are some IPAs/DIPA's I'm fond of...
Cigar City Jai Alai
Bells Two Hearted
Bear Republic Racer 5
New Belgium Ranger
Ithaca Beer Flower Power
DIPA's
Pliny the Elder
Victory Dirt Wolf

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