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Beer Recipes / Re: First Barleywine
« on: October 01, 2012, 08:08:14 PM »
I always use an entire slurry from a 1050 ish beer and a blow off tube is a must.  100 IBU's might seem like a lot, but if you plan on ageing this the hops will fade over time.

Beer Recipes / Re: IPA Help
« on: September 30, 2012, 02:03:13 PM »
Since you are using American hops, IMO you should use US05.  It is cleaner and will let the malt and hops shine through more.  Some people really like S-04, I'm just not a big fan of it.  You could also drop the Pils and just use 2 lbs of two row.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First German Dark Beer
« on: September 29, 2012, 01:08:38 AM »
Lagers really need temperature control during and after fermentation.  If you think you can do that, then I suggest that you check out Kai's site @  I followed his Dunkel recipe and it is the best lager that I've ever made. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: One of the best brew days ever
« on: September 27, 2012, 12:13:56 AM »
Good for you, Tony!  Sounds like a great "learn how to brew day".

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/28 Edition
« on: September 26, 2012, 11:32:25 PM »
I'm brewin' a Brown Ale.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottle Conditioning
« on: September 26, 2012, 11:25:11 AM »
What tygo said

Ingredients / Re: Favorite method for toasting oats
« on: September 25, 2012, 09:24:05 PM »
So, last night I did a dark roast (55 min @ 325) and moved them around every 15 min.  I used Old Fashioned Oats and the smell was rather bad, in fact my wife said it smelled like paint.  The color is golden brown and I'm afraid to use them now because of the smell.  I tasted some and couldn't taste anything really bad, but I plan on brewing this weekend and it sounds like they need to mellow for awhile.

All Grain Brewing / Re: first batch sparge in the morning
« on: September 25, 2012, 09:15:25 PM »
That should be fine.  I usually use 1.5-1.8 qt./lb. depending on my grain amounts.

Pimp My System / Re: CFC questions
« on: September 24, 2012, 11:13:07 PM »
Yeah, my well water never gets above about 55-60, even in summer.  Much colder in winter.
must be nice..I have to wait till winter for 60

Ingredients / Favorite method for toasting oats
« on: September 24, 2012, 10:02:00 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?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Welcoming the new year
« on: September 24, 2012, 07:28:05 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.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Newb Question - Original Gravity
« on: September 22, 2012, 01:14:01 PM »
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.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Newb Question - Original Gravity
« on: September 21, 2012, 11:18:35 PM »
What temperature was your sample?  A higher temp than 60 will give you a lower reading.

All Grain Brewing / Re: IPA Help PLEASE!
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:12:22 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.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer recipe credit
« on: September 16, 2012, 09:20:14 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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