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  1. Girlfriend was getting crazy mad about of the brewing ingredients in the frig. So, I decided to clean house. This is what I had...So this is what I brewed up. MrBeer Classic American Blonde Roasted Barley .13 lbs Special B .12 lbs Maris Otter malt 2 lbs Chocolate .42 lbs Briess LME amber .5 lbs Muntons amber DME .5 lbs Fuggles Kent Golding Calling this one... Beer Belly Slop Stout :stout:
  2. FrozenInTime wrote: crazybrody wrote: So I just go naked! :banana: I did not need to know this.... thanks.... ohhhh, the images... :X I prefer the sac, btw tea bagger :laugh:
  3. Poor guy just wants to know how to mash oats.
  4. silvertip8k wrote: I do like mashed potatoes... WTF does mash potatoes have to do with mashing hops have to do with mashing oats........
  5. Mashing oats is like steeping...But you want to keep the temp. to about 155ish for about 45 min. I believe it is 4 cups of water to each LB. of oats.
  6. silvertip8k wrote: here is how I grind my hops...it should work for other grains too...others would know better...t WTF....Does that have to do with mashing oats?
  7. swenocha wrote: esheppy wrote: Not to sound like a commercial, but have you considered trying Beer Smith? It takes a bit to set it up, but once you do, it can calculate your strike temperature for you based on your grain bill and water volume. Of course, it calculates everything else for you too. Personally, I can't imagine living without it. You can get a free trial at http://www.beersmith.com/ Now, back to your regularly scheduled thread. +1... Glad I made the jump to BeerSmith. This has been a great feature (once i figured it out) among many great features. I can't fault QBrew (it served me well), but it's kinda like the difference between high school and college... My only problem with Qbrew is Ive been buying some grains that are not on Qbrew and my gravity isnt coming out right. Other then that it is a great program to start out on. Since after about 3 mouths of brewing Im a old wily vet. now HAHAHA
  8. Beersmith had the strike temp. at 169.9*....So I was close at 170*
  9. Not to sound like a paid actor...I just down loaded BEERSMITH and it has changed my brewing experience. :chug:
  10. esheppy wrote: Not to sound like a commercial, but have you considered trying Beer Smith? It takes a bit to set it up, but once you do, it can calculate your strike temperature for you based on your grain bill and water volume. Of course, it calculates everything else for you too. Personally, I can't imagine living without it. You can get a free trial at http://www.beersmith.com/ Now, back to your regularly scheduled thread. Was thinking about buying it anyways because some of the grain Ive been using is not on Qbrew...didnt know about the strike temp. thanx
  11. Trollby wrote: Back when I was young and my uncles were showing me the family brew they had this fine mesh strainer thing that was a cone shape but had a base that was attached and sat in the bottom of the huge pot they cooked it all in. If I remember right they poured in water and put the grain right in that and after boil lifted it up and pressed the grains to remove the excess water. Anyone heard or seen one of those before?? It was like one of these but no arm had legs to sit in pot: Yes, found one at a kitchen/cooking outlet store....I dont use hop sacks or grain sacks any more. I think it work well.
  12. After doing test runs,heating water to about 160* and seeing how much temp. would drop after 60 min in Igloo cooler, I decided to try my first partial mash using my Igloo. In my test runs the temp. dropped about 3* every time. So I thought I was ready to go. In my hurry to use my new brew toy,I forgot about one thing. When you add the grain and water the temp. drops alot. So, I heated 8 cups of water to 155ish and added it to the 1.5 lbs of grains already in my Igloo cooler....Temp. dropped to about 147*. So long story short spent alot of wasted time trying to get my temp back up to 155* by adding 170* water to cooler. Next time I think Im going to heat water to 170* then add it to grain in the Igloo.
  13. Sham Addams wrote: Dennison wrote: Hello all, I decided to try bottle priming with honey instead of table sugar and my Pale ale came out flat after the recommended 4 weeks of conditioning. I used 2ML of honey that I warmed up in the microwave for each bottle. Did I not add enough? Thoughts? Crack'em open and reprime them. Let them carb up for 14 more days and drink up. advice from a pro..listen and learn
  14. 2 oz by weight for a MrBeer batch added to about 1 cup of boiling water works for me. EDIT:sorry, 2 oz is for batch priming not bottle.
  15. mxstar21 wrote: jnwoodall wrote: Just got done bottling my 5th batch an Old Ale. Learned another lesson....When you dry hop leave enough room in the hop sack for the pellets to expand. Don't waste the sanitizer. Just drop those pellets in the fermenter. I think thats what Im going to do next time...Will cold crash settle hop particles?
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