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Ingredients / Favorite method for toasting oats
« on: September 24, 2012, 03:02:00 PM »
I was planning on adding some toasted oats to my Brown Ale recipe. I've never toasted them before, so what's your method?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Welcoming the new year
« on: September 24, 2012, 12:28:05 PM »
For the past three years, I've made a Barley Wine (American) on New Year's Day.  This year around X-mas I plan on doing a little tasting with some friends to compare the past three years and try to fill out some score sheets.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Newb Question - Original Gravity
« on: September 22, 2012, 06:14:01 AM »
I know this might be hard since this is your first batch, but leave it alone for two weeks.  It'll probably be done at that point.  Opening the fermenter a bunch of times can just introduce more opportunites for oxygen and contamination.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Newb Question - Original Gravity
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:18:35 PM »
What temperature was your sample?  A higher temp than 60 will give you a lower reading.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: IPA Help PLEASE!
« on: September 20, 2012, 01:12:22 PM »
You might want to try using only 1- 2 oz of hops @ 5min. and 1-2oz @ flameout.  You could be getting grassy, vegetal flavors.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer recipe credit
« on: September 16, 2012, 02:20:14 PM »
Since you changed either the malts, hops, or yeast, you have made it your own.  I don't think you need to mention the original recipe.  Remember, they got their idea for that recipe probably from another recipe.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Campden tablets
« on: September 14, 2012, 04:28:30 AM »
Thanks everyone.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Campden tablets
« on: September 13, 2012, 06:06:36 PM »
so a half tablet for 8 gallons?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Campden tablets
« on: September 13, 2012, 03:49:06 PM »
I usually use RO water and adjust it according to style.  However, I can't this Sunday and I was wondering how much Campden to use for 8 gallons?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/14 Edition
« on: September 13, 2012, 03:40:12 PM »
Brewing a Blonde Ale on Sunday and test tasting my Munich Dunkel.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Avatars
« on: September 09, 2012, 06:24:46 AM »
I still can't see mine and many others ???

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing woes (late yeast pitch)
« on: September 08, 2012, 05:00:02 PM »
Quite often do I let the wort sit unpitched and at 60F or lower overnight. This is when the yeast hasn't settled enough yet or I'm too tired to finish.

Kai
Let me guess...when you have done a triple decoction mash ;)

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Possibly add the midnight wheat at the end of the mash to limit the character while still getting the color.
Great suggestion, I would do this with the Chocolate malt as well.  IMO the roast flavor will clash with the Columbus hops.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/7
« on: September 06, 2012, 03:09:59 PM »
no brewing for me...no money until next weekend and I need grain and propane :'(

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Ingredients / Re: Rye?
« on: September 01, 2012, 06:12:33 AM »
You should post the rest of your recipe.  When I use rye, I won't use less than 15% rye in my malt bill and usually around 20%.  It doesn't look like you used that much IMO, but then again I like rye.  I don't use flaked rye, so I don't know anything about that.

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