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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Stalled Fermentation
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:51:40 AM »
For a beer that big I would have done a starter for sure. Did you? Why did you transfer to secondary if the primary fermentation wasn't complete? Dose it with a pack of us05-that will finish it off.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Howdy, and beer share review
« on: August 16, 2017, 09:11:31 AM »
Glad you enjoyed the barleywine. It was a group brew and it did sit in a oak barrel for a year. Thanks for taking the time to review my beer. Hope you enjoy the others as well. I can post the recipe if you want. Let me know.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pliny the Elder
« on: August 09, 2017, 08:54:17 AM »
Blind pig made by who?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pliny the Elder
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:23:46 PM »
Vinnie the originator has the recipe posted on the web somewhere. Brewed it several times one of my favorite!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Two row options
« on: August 07, 2017, 08:52:11 AM »
Ive tried Briess, GWM, Two track and Rahr. Subtle difference but their are differences. MY LHBS lets me taste but she only carries two brands. I personally prefer GWM and two track.

The Pub / Re: I gotta brag
« on: July 01, 2017, 11:34:19 AM »
Congrats! Do you work for yourself? What exactly were these sales of? Long term work?

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: July 01, 2017, 11:30:57 AM »
I have a bottle of old grand dad that my dad got as a gift when he got out of the war. Still hasn't been opened. Just tried high west for the first time really impressed with how smooth that was.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« on: June 24, 2017, 07:59:10 PM »
I couldn't agree more. Prices are crazy and to be honest these shelf's seem to hold more every time i go to binnny's. I don't know who is buying all this beer at these prices but its not me. Occasionally only is all i can afford. That makes homebrewing all that much sweeter imo.

All Grain Brewing / Re: BIAB and sparging
« on: June 24, 2017, 11:38:58 AM »
I do BIAB and get about 75% efficiency without sparging.

 I have a round perforated aluminum pizza baking sheet that I place over the brew kettle to drain the bag and I squeeze the heck out of the grain bag.  Then I place the bag into a relatively clean bucket while I light the fire under the boil kettle.  After about 10 minutes, I remove the bag from the bucket and pour the additional amount of wort that has accumulated into the boil kettle.

Maybe I could get a bit more efficiency if I sparged, but I like to make the process as simple as possible.

Im right at 75%  with you and like you i like to keep the whole process as simple as possible. I just let the bag hang above the kettle until the boil starts then dump it . I am a squeezer though. :)

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..

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Buying in bulk
« on: May 16, 2017, 01:38:35 PM »
OI buy hops in 1LB bags for the cost. I vac seal them and keep them in the freezer. And to be honest I have hops that are over a year old and still smell good. Grain I buy 2 row in full bags and everything else in 5 LB or less bags- unmilled! If you dont have a vac sealer then bulk hops is not the way to go.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrewing tv show
« on: May 14, 2017, 04:55:32 PM »
Why because of the 5 second golden road logo at the end of the show? Sorry man I just don't get your angle " it's a ABI commercial" it's a poorly produced homebrew show.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrewing tv show
« on: May 14, 2017, 04:24:26 PM »
The idea itself is a tough sell. Home brewing is far from mainstream and never will be so what kind of a potential audience could u ever achieve? Who would ever want to throw money at something like this show with no possible returns? Denny no offense but I don't understand how this show could be self serving?

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You have to take a gravity reading to know where your beer is. Just do it and dont worry about disturbing the hops. I would bet its done fermenting.

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