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All Things Food / Score
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:25:11 PM »
Scored a Weber Smokey mountain 18” for 50 bucks this morning. Can’t wait to use this thing. Until now always smoked with great results using the snake method on my 26 Weber charcoal grill.

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Ingredients / Forbidden fruit made in nov 2013
« on: February 25, 2018, 12:05:48 PM »
Found and old sealed pack of wyeast in the fridge. Decided I would make a starter to see if it’s still ok. Smacked the nutrient pack and it swelled. Pitched it into a small starter just in case it was bad. Pitched it to the starter but it smelled funny. It’s been on the stir plate overnight no sign of anything yet although it’s only been 12 hrs. Think I should ditch it?

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All Grain Brewing / 100 % vienna malt
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:47:06 PM »
I did a simple ipa recpie today but realized I had just ordered 100 LBS of GWM vienna in lieu of 2 row. Eating them raw/dry side by side wasn't that significant of a difference. Any input on what i should expect the finished product to be like compared to 2 row?
recipe below
using american ale yeast by wyeast
Amount   Fermentable   PPG   °L   Bill %
15 lb   American - Pale 2-Row   37   1.8   87%
18 oz   American - Caramel / Crystal 20L   35   20   6.5%
18 oz   American - Caramel / Crystal 60L   34   60   6.5%
17.25 lb   Total           
Amount   Variety   Type   AA   Use   Time   IBU
0.6 oz   Cascade   Pellet   7.1   Boil   60 min   13.07
1.2 oz   Cascade   Pellet   7.1   Boil   30 min   20.09
1.5 oz   Citra   Pellet   13.2   Boil   1 min   2.62
3 oz   Citra   Pellet   13.2   Dry Hop   5 days   

General Homebrew Discussion / Beerland
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:51:44 AM »
Seems like the show was more popular than some think on this forum. I still say if you can learn just one thing and be somewhat entertained it’s worth it. It may not be the best produced show out there but hey it promotes Homebrewig.

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General Homebrew Discussion / AB sending water to help flood victems
« on: August 29, 2017, 05:20:39 PM »
Nice to see this!

Anheuser-Busch brewery in Georgia stopped canning beer and began sending 500,000 cans of drinking water to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

General Homebrew Discussion / bottling a Belgian trippel
« on: June 11, 2017, 04:26:01 PM »
I brewed this 2 weeks ago og was 1072 and now im at 1010. This beer tastes smooth right now! Ive read that this beer should sit for around a month min before I even consider botteling. Im at 85% attenuation now. Thoughts? Then im concerned about bottle bombs. 3.3 vol is what most calculators call for on a belgian triple. I suspect my standard bottles wont hanle it. Any suggestions? Thanks guys.

Yeast and Fermentation / omega DIPA yeast question
« on: May 21, 2017, 10:37:58 AM »
So I brewed todaya 5gal batch and will pitch tomorrow. (I do no chill) and i did a 2 cup 1035 gravity starter with the above yeast. I did the starter yesterday morning and its ripping already. My question is can I split this starter and keep half for my next brew? My final gravity for the beer im pitching this into is 1057..

Beer Recipes / thoughts on this big boy
« on: April 07, 2017, 09:31:59 PM »
15 LB 2row
10 oz 20L caramel
6oz carapils
1 LB munich
8oz honey malt

Just somethinng I cme up with i want it to be  big beer but not brleywine big
Amarillo and hallertau mittelfruh for hops

would throwing golden promise in there be a waste?

General Homebrew Discussion / cleaning auto siphon
« on: February 26, 2017, 10:45:34 PM »
How do you guys clean your uto siphon? I have been looking for a rubbermaid container 24"x16"x3" deep with a lid for storage and cleaning and i have found one but im not willing to pay 50 bucks for the set. Any input as to what you guys are doing for cleaning and storage woulf be appreciated.

Ingredients / whats up with Niko brew?
« on: January 17, 2017, 08:02:55 PM »
I noticed homebrew finds advertised they had a sale going on the other day and the website has been down the last couple days. Any one know anything?

Equipment and Software / broken refrctometer
« on: November 21, 2016, 10:25:39 AM »
I have an atc refractometer my wife bought me for christmas last year. I have grown to love the thing. Well go to use it on saturday and the scale is sideways and totally out of focus. I decide to have a look inside and it dissembled pretty easily. The glass scale inside  mounted to an L shape arm which was supposed to be in a slot and wasnt and i believe it should have been glued but cant tell. Should this have a warranty I have the recipt but paperwork makes no mention of a warranty I really like my LHBS but dont want to tke it back unless they r reimbursed from the manufacturer. Thoughts?
the wife paid 60 bucks.

« on: November 03, 2016, 06:09:32 PM »
Im sure some of you are using bottled water to brew with. I am using Spring water by Hinckley springs and the link to the water report seems rather bland. Should I be figuring this like its RO water and build from there? I dont even see calcium levels listed. Thanks,

Yeast and Fermentation / omega hot head yeast
« on: September 26, 2016, 05:25:00 PM »
I had a chance to use this yeast for a few batches this summer and I have to say im blown away and surprised its not more popular. The temp range on this stuff is crazy and I pushed it to see if this was true. I fermented in 80 degree temps with no off flavors in fact one batch stalled so I checked gravity and knew it wasn't done so I threw it on the deck in the sun and it started chugging away within a half hour- stuff is amazing- just my 2 cents. This yeast is a game changer for guys like me in the summer. Anybody else using this stuff?

Yeast and Fermentation / hot head ale yeast by omega
« on: June 10, 2016, 10:54:52 AM »
I picked up this strain because of its wide temp range. 1st batch went great and I saved a bunch of slurry. 2nd batch pitched a cup and a half of slurry and it was a slow bubble in a day and has been consistent since. started at 1.070 and 10 days in 1.030. When i drew the sample it was still too sweet and actual attenuation is only at 57%. Should I just let it keep going? It has a thick layer on top but the bottom has a real thick layer so it looks like it dropped out. Everything ive read on this strain which there isn't much info out on it says it takes off but this doesn't seem to have that characteristic at all. I know a starter would have helped. I'm lazy like that.

General Homebrew Discussion / Home depot deal
« on: May 23, 2016, 10:46:12 PM »
Home depot has the kingsford charcoal 2 18Lb bags for 9.88 again. Not sure why but this year you need to buy online an pick up in store. Heck of a deal if your a charcoal guy.

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