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  1. Jdub

    Timeline chart explanation

    as far as i know, he only knows that i live in TX and it's a big state! although, @RickBeer may have his sources.....
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    Timeline chart explanation

    hey, i was totally joking and @RickBeer never even flinched. i was looking both ways when i left my office the last few days....LOL. the door was wide open and i couldn't help but walk through it.
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    Next brew

    i would look at one of the craft refills, like Northwest Pale Ale, or Long Play IPA. Those are good ones. By the way, partial mash recipes are very simple. if you can make tea by steeping a tea bag in hot water, you can do a PM. Adds flavor, body, maybe ABV....etc.
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    Timeline chart explanation

    it's at the bottom of almost every MRB recipe online description. I would suggest that you do some reading.
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    6qt Insta-Pot

    here's one that @Fire Rooster posted recently edit: just buy your ingredients from MR Beer or your local HBS, not from the evil empire. LOL
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    6qt Insta-Pot

    lol....in the past i went commando with the boil additions and then hop sacks for the dry hop. i now have a hop spider that i think is great. brewed a batch this weekend (pliny clone) and when i dumped out the spider into my sink while cooling my wort, i swear there was a couple of lbs of hop gunk in there that didn't go into my fermenter. 10 lbs of grain? wow. ya i've just done the 2 gallon PM recipe 2x with dme, grains and hops. bout to brew it again. for this recipe i favor the small batch b/c it's just me drinking it and the hops fade over time, but delicious! brew on. hey what size mini fridge did you get to fit your 3.5 gal ss brew bucket in? 4.4 no freezer? i'm in the market.
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    6qt Insta-Pot

    it will blow your mind. the key is the citra dry hopping. i'm about to brew my 3rd PM batch of it.
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    Caps Not Sealing

    what Nick said, you should go with. i keep a spray bottle on the counter with star san and i refill it every time i make up a new batch. anything around the beer gets a quick spray.
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    Caps Not Sealing

    i wouldn't. I'm sure it's ok, but it literally takes 1 minute to make up a gallon of star san. i would do it at bottling time to make sure. maybe others will say it's ok.
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    Caps Not Sealing

    ive had that problem with PET bottles before, and now i almost always use 12 oz glass. never had a seal problem with them before. what to do now? maybe replace the lid with a different one and see how that works?
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    Risk vs Reward

    i do hop sacks for the dry hop. i suppose that the cold crashing will settle out a lot of the hops anyways.
  12. Jdub

    Risk vs Reward

    you dry hopped your zombie dust clone didn't you?
  13. i normally bottle in 12 oz glass, but i use 2 carb drops for mrb 740ml PET bottles. It's always just fine to me. just sayin..... in fact, the MRB Black Moon Rising i bottled today, I used 740ml PET bottles with 2 carb drops each.
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    yes, i mashed about 10am this morning. went well. didn't hit my OG #'s. came in a bit lower than i wanted. this recipe called for hop stand at flame out. cooled to 180 deg and whirlpooled for 20 minutes. i think i messed up in beersmith with boil time. changed it at last minute from 60 to 90 min boil. realized i had overlooked that. don't think BS adjusted. not sure. oh well. i made beer! smelled great. also bottled up my 2nd round of Black Moon Rising. recipe using MRB Winter Dark Ale. put it in 740ml PET bottles. put it away and will crack one in about 3 or 4 months.
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    Risk vs Reward

    you should absolutely do it. sanitize a hop sack as per shrike's instructions. that is the signature flavor of many beers.
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    tomorrow brewing up an AG super hopped Pliny the Elder clone. never had the real deal, but obsessed with things that i can't get. will see how the clone tastes. brewing with my son who goes back to college this weekend. will share finished product during spring break.
  17. oh come on....if you went to OU, don't you want to get back to the mother land?
  18. Fort Worth, TX? Cowtown? There are so many breweries here, but probably not unlike other cities. Just sayin...
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    Partial Mash

    oh wow. yes it does. thanks.
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    Labeling

    very cool!
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    American Ale Ferment Time

    welcome back @Randygto67. enjoy your brew.
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    Partial Mash

    new to beer? does not compute.....LOL. go to your local beer store and pick some up. excellent brew. see if you like it 1st. i think it's great. those are just some simple recipes that are really good IMHO. at least to a newbie brewer like myself.
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    SMASH IPA

    good to know. thanks!
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    Partial Mash

    @Fire Rooster i was looking at that NB site where you found that recipe (don't worry i won't buy from them. will support my LHBS) they have some good 2 gallon recipes on there. was looking at their Dead Ringer recipe. says it's a clone of a popular michigan pale ale. is that bell's 2 hearted?
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    SMASH IPA

    this is intriguing. I have never considered doing a smash. so i guess you would want to stick with a base malt, like 2 row or maris otter? you wouldn't use some of the darker roasted malts that are typically used for flavoring? if I did it, i guess i might try a BIAB 2 gallon recipe with 6 or 7 lbs of base malt and a good hop that i like. i use beersmith, so i could load up a recipe and see what happens.
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