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All Grain Brewing / Re: Soapy Flavor in New Zealand Hopped IPA
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:25:57 PM »
I get soapiness from late additions of hops like fuggles and other earthy hops.  I don't know have much experience with the ones you used so not sure which ones might be contributing it.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Burner question
« on: June 05, 2013, 02:55:19 PM »
I started with an SP10 and moved to the Blichmann about a year ago. The blichmann is more efficient in fuel usage, more durable (no rust),  and much quieter.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Conditioning Unmalted Wheat Berries
« on: June 02, 2013, 03:23:49 PM »
I boiled the wheat berries for my Witbier yesterday.  I'm letting them dry and will try to mill them after work this afternoon.  Wish me luck.

Let us know how this goes.  I've got five pounds of wheat berries to crush next weekend.

Equipment and Software / Re: Exciting new upgrade
« on: June 01, 2013, 01:20:49 AM »
Hopefully my 2000ml flasks will be large enough to build the yeast I'll need.

If not get a couple of these:

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who's going to NHC?
« on: May 31, 2013, 11:25:30 PM »
I'll be there.  First time for me.  We've got 6 guys from my club going, all first timers. 

Equipment and Software / Re: Exciting new upgrade
« on: May 31, 2013, 10:54:41 AM »
Nice, you'll like those.

I have two of these and they work great:

Nothing this weekend.  I should have planned a brew day but was exhausted after my Memorial Day party last weekend.  I realized, looking at my brewing schedule, that with NHC at the end of June and a vacation a week later, my brew days over the summer are going to be a little sparse.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2nd brew saga
« on: May 25, 2013, 01:23:32 AM »
I've been there.  It gets better.  You learned lots of valuable lessons today.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: FYI: Yeast Aeration
« on: May 24, 2013, 10:10:36 PM »
I've done it with good results on very big beers. As long a you're still in the lag phase it doesn't oxidize the beer,  at least in my experience.

I would hazard a guess that whole wheat berries will taste a lot fresher than flaked ones as well.

That was my thinking when I picked up a bag of these to use in the wit I'll be brewing in a couple of weeks:

Kegging and Bottling / Re: SS Bottles
« on: May 22, 2013, 01:50:15 PM »
If it didn't come pre-printed with the "Brew Share Enjoy" logo you could put a label on it, fill it with some tasty beverage, and give it as novelty gift. 

Kegging and Bottling / Re: SS Bottles
« on: May 22, 2013, 01:41:50 PM »
I didn't look at the price when I got the email from NB.  All I thought was, "Huh, kinda cool I guess...wait, why would I want those?"

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Final gravity again.
« on: May 18, 2013, 05:19:36 PM »
Assuming your OG was around 1.043 the ABV is about 4.3%.

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Newbie Here
« on: May 18, 2013, 05:17:53 PM »
Also, when I bought the kit, the guys suggested I get the carboys for a second fermentation. Since I haven't read all my directions yet, I will before I start it up. Im only guessing I let it fermit in the 5 gal bucket for about two weeks then change it over to the carboy. How long do I let it fermit in there until I bottle it up?

Don't worry about transferring it to the secondary.  Let it in the primary for 2-3 weeks then bottle it up.

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